MacSTAC

MacSTAC was founded on April 1, 1978 as an Apple II MUG. We are a community group with members from all walks of life, careers and levels of ability. We welcome all Mac users to improve their knowledge and, in turn, share their Mac knowledge with others. http://macstac.org

Sunday, December 16, 2018

MacSTAC Annual Holiday Party (Thursday, December 20th)

Here's you last reminder about the MacSTAC Annual Holiday Party on this coming Thursday, December 20th  at the Vestal Library.
(arrive at 6:30 pm, eat at 7 pm). 

As usual, we will serve a delicious meal provided by YOU!!!!!  All you have to do is say that you are coming (and how many), and of course……….
 
1. Bring a yummy dish to pass with a serving utensil. 
2. Bring a wrapped $5 unisex gift to exchange for each person in your party. 
3. If you have any interesting CDs, software, hardware, books, magazines, etc. that you want to give away, we'll include that in the ticket drawing   AFTER the gift exchange. 
4. We will need some help setting up, so if a few can come a bit early, that makes it easy-peasy.
5. Be sure to put the party on your calendar - now, so you don't forget.

And....pray for good weather. hohohoho. IF the weather looks threatening and we have to cancel, look for an email around noon that day.

Ben


Thursday, November 22, 2018

MacSTAC Annual Holiday Party (Thursday, December 20th)

It's not too early to plan for the MacSTAC Thursday, December 20th Annual Holiday Party at the Vestal Library (arrive at 6:30 pm, eat at 7 pm) is underway. 

As usual, we will serve a delicious meal provided by YOU!!!!!  All you have to do is say that you are coming (and how many), and of course……….
 
1. Bring a yummy dish to pass with a serving utensil. 
2. Bring a wrapped $5 unisex gift to exchange for each person in your party. 
3. If you have any interesting CDs, software, hardware, books, magazines, etc. that you want to give away, we'll include that in the ticket drawing   AFTER the gift exchange. 
4. We will need some help setting up, so if a few can come a bit early, that makes it easy-peasy.
5. Be sure to put the party on your calendar - now, so you don't forget.

And....pray for good weather. hohohoho. IF the weather looks threatening and we have to cancel, look for an email around noon that day.

HAPPY THASNKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS.

Ben

Thursday, November 15, 2018

MacSTAC Meeting Tonight: CANCELLED

http://www.emergencyemail.org/wx/us/NY/36007.asp?day=Wednesday&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eewn&utm_campaign=Weather-Forecast-PM-li-11/14/2018&cid=713685&uid=593AE3D5761

This AfternoonSnow likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 3 inches.


TonightSnow and sleet, becoming all snow after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 8 inches.

MYRADAR PRO:
Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulation of 6 to 9 inches and ice accumulation of up to two tenths of an inch .

Coming home, I slide into a guard rail. Car is inoperative. Sue had to climb over the console to get out. W're ok and finally home - son Russ rescued us.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MacSTAC November Meeting - TOMORROW EVENING (possible cancellation)

The weather looks pretty bad for tomorrow, with some forecasts of up to 9 inches total. Here is the latest from http://www.emergencyemail.org/wx/us/NY/Broome-County.asp

ThursdaySnow, mainly after noon. High near 27. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday Night: Snowfreezing rain, and sleet before 2am, then snow and sleet between 2am and 3am, then snow after 3am. Low around 27. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 3 inches.

I will keep track on this tomorrow, and send out an email by 3 pm as we may have to cancel the November meeting. I talked to the Librarian and she thinks they won't make a closure decision until around 3.  So look for my email.


MacSTAC November Meeting is this Thursday

Sorry to be so late, but our meeting is this Thursday, Nov 15th, 6:30 pm at the Vestal Library.

Hope to see you there.

Ben

Saturday, October 13, 2018

October MacSTAC Meeting, Thursday, Oct 18th, Vestal Library, 630 PM

Happy Fall. Watch the pumpkins drop from the trees (do they REALLY grow on trees)?

Also, this coming Thursday, October 18th, , you can drop in to the Vestal Public Library at 6:30 PM to hear all the latest about Apple stuff, have a sip of Apple cider, listen to our Apple experts,, and get your questions answered by our Apple experts.

We predict no snow.

Ben


Monday, October 08, 2018

William Franck - RIP

I received a phone call this morning from John Franck, William's brother. John was living in Chicago, sold his plumbing business, and moved to New Milford PA in 2016 to take care of William.

William passed away several weeks ago. I'm sure you remember him, even though we haven't seen in in awhile. He loved to come to our summer picnic and winter holiday dinner and bring his homemade Italian Cheesecake and other goodies. He was a Mac-person through and through, and he delighted in harassing Wayne about which Mac he should buy, or when is my old computer going to repaired? As I remember, he really liked classical music and old movies. He was a really nice person and a character to be sure.

John is having a little gathering at the home this coming Saturday and he is requesting anyone to write a note or card about your remembrance of William and snail mail it. John will read each card to those assembled.

Their address is

1758 State Route 492
New Milford PA 18834

By the way, William turned brother Frank onto the Macintosh and he is now a dedicated user. I invited him to our meeting!

Ben

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