Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Outline of July 28 Meeting


Anyone hew here since the May meeting?

Please fill out the questionnaire.

I have mirrored ncc-mac.blogspot.com to my Facebook and Plaxo accounts.

Befriend me if you wish to see NCC-Mac postings on those services.

Apple updated a lot of its software in June/July!

Apple - Support - Downloads

AirPort Utility


Bluetooth Firmware Update

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update

Final Cut Pro



iLife Support


iPhone Configuration Utility

iPhone OS



Java for Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5

MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update




Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update


Apple Developer Connection - Mac Dev Center

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) due in September

$29 upgrade for 10.5 owners.

FreeSMUG Suite CD of open-source software

FreeSMUG Suite CD — FreeSMUG

Q&A, General Discussion

Fun With Video: Redux

Downloading the undownloadable

In Safari, Window->Activity

Find what looks like the file you want. (Tricky)

Option-Double-Click that file.

Special case for YouTube videos

nathan hammond :: YouTube HD Download Bookmarklet

Playing the unplayable

Flip4Mac WMV Player—plays Windows Media Files through QuickTime Player.

Telestream Flip4Mac WMV - Overview

Perian—plays most everything else.

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

Quick and dirty DVD


Any version?


Burn - Home


MPEG Streamclip

Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July Meeting Notice

The next NCC-Mac meeting will be held Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

The topic this time will be "Fun with Video: Redux." Last month's demo didn't go particularly well, so I'm giving it another try, this time with better explanatory graphics. We'll be discussing downloading the undownloadable, playing the unplayable and making a quick and dirty DVD.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Next and Future Meetings ?

Might I be so bold as to suggest that perhaps it's less the day than the location? Before giving up the group entirely, please hold at least one meeting in Port Orford. Heavens, the very thought! Okay, I'll bribe you with something to eat before the meeting. Thursday might be good since the library is open until 8 PM. The big community room costs money but we can meet in the little room for free, and spill out into the hallway if need be. If we happen to wander into the big room, well, who knows?

What about the new burrito shop? That might be another possibility.

By the way, even though I selected all the days of the week on your poll, for me it does depend on which week of the month as well. For example, I already have evening meetings scheduled for the second Monday and Thursday of each month.

One last thing: thank you for getting this group started. Even if we end up meeting only once per quarter, at least if we can get to know each other and maintain some kind of contact on-line, that's a "win" to my way of thinking.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Next meeting and future meetings

Since we started this group, monthly meetings have been scheduled for 6:30 PM on the last Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will adhere to that schedule and will be held Tuesday, July 28 at the Langlois Library.

I can't help but notice that attendance has dwindled since our inaugural meeting. Summertime travel season may be one influencing factor. Another factor could be the simple inconvenience or having our meetings on the "wrong" day of the week. (I choose to ignore the possibility that I don't have anything interesting to present.)

I have created a poll over there in the right column. If you could take a moment of your time to click on one or more days of the week when you'd be most likely to attend an NCC-Mac meeting, we'll try to come up with a better schedule. Meetings will still be held in the evening, near the end of each month, at the Langlois Library.

Thank you for your feedback.