05/06/2020 Physical Meeting Canceled
Session via Zoom

Please - Click here, or on the Amazon image below before a purchase - it will result in a donation to PATACS !!

Win a 6 Month Membership Extension - Sign Up a New Member !

Details of Monthly Meetings

Not a Member? Want to Attend Our Zoom Sessions?
Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email ffxmtg(at)patacs.org

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, May 6th, 7 PM

Zoom Session: Details Sent via Email
Using Zoom
Phone as  Web Cam

Phone as  Web Cam
Webcam Alternatives - Coping with Short Supplies

Presented by Roger Fujii

With the advent of human malware and the sudden influx of people to online resources, all sorts of what used to be readily available are now hard to get a hold of. This presentation will focus on describing webcam alternatives and how one would set them and use them. A brief tour of the online resources will also be given.

Roger Fujii is Trasurer of PATACS and has a well-earned reputation as fixer of all things technical. He's been helping the group and its members for many years, dating to when he wrote a computer bulletin board system (remember those?) in assembler before graduating from high school.

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in subjects addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And – there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.

Not a Member? Want to Attend Our Zoom Sessions?
Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email ffxmtg(at)patacs.org

OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, May 16th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

Meeting Via Zoom - See Above Banner

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps
Agenda / Meeting Info
Computing - Historically
Lorrin Garson -
History of Computers, Part 2

The technology of our modern computers goes back to the early 19th century with most of the advancements occurring in our lifetime. You will learn how weaving, mathematics, the telephone and cryptology played important roles and how the basic laws of chemistry and physics apply. Contributors to the development of computers include mathematical geniuses and hippies, aristocrats and the poverty stricken, men and women, party animals and withdrawn neurotics. No one person or group invented the computer. Our computers are the creation of many interesting people and several disparate technologies.

Lorrin Garson had a long career in technical publishing of chemical information. His presentations to our computer groups are famous for their thorough research and clarity in explaining topics such as cryptography, encryption of personal data, cloud storage and the origins of personal computers.

Upcoming Learn in 30 Sessions:
This Is Your Chance!
10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
Presented by YOU!!
Contact director2 (at) patacs.org to arrange a presentation !!

Future Meeting Topics:

June 20th - John Krout: Configure Your Cell Phone to Avoid Robo Calls
Learn in 30 - To Be Announced

September 19th - Meryl Secrest: The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti

Not a Member? Want to Attend Our Zoom Sessions?
Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email ffxmtg(at)patacs.org
PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday, May 27th, 7 PM
Meeting by Zoom - Details Will be Sent by Email to Members

Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       
Computer Mechanic

[Rainbow Rule]

Home | About Us | Contact | Membership | Org Docs | Site Map | Search Site |
| Arlington Meetings | Fairfax Meetings | Webinar SIG | Meeting Details |
| PATACS Discussion List | Windows10 References | Protection | Vendors | Useful Links |

[Rainbow Rule]

Copyright © 2012 - 2020   PATACS,Inc.
Address comments or questions to info@patacs.org