Friday, July 29, 2016

My Scratch homework assignment to myself

Apropos of the Rio Olympics, this is Scratch the Cat's High Dive. Here's a link to the animation. I needed to define a parabola for the sprite's trajectory. This site was a big help working that out. I found that "costumes" from a sprite can be dragged to another sprite's container, in order to give the story more variety. Here's my sprite. I didn't use all its costumes, but I left them there, just in case. And here's the script I came up with. Finally, here's the zipped project file.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Outline of July 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is a link to the slideshow and here is a link to Scratch the Cat's water ballet.

Announcements
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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Update
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all El Capitan users.

For more detailed information about this update, please visit:  https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206770 

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 759.1 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5
Security Update 2016-004 Yosemite
Security Update 2016-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 456 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10
Security Update 2016-004 Mavericks
Security Update 2016-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 371.2 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
watchOS 2.2.2
This release contains bug fixes and security updates.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
IOS 9.3.3
iOS 9.3.3 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
tvOS 9.2.2
The tvOS 9.2.2 update includes 18 security fixes, and you can get it by going to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.
iTunes 12.4.2
Mac:
This update resolves a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in your Up Next queue.

Windows:

This update resolves a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in your Up Next queue.

It also improves the security of iTunes on Windows. For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
400MB of available disk space

iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
Safari 9.1.2 for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.5 Yosemite, and 10.11 to 10.11.5 El Capitan
Apple has released Safari 9.1.2 for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.5 Yosemite, and 10.11 to 10.11.5 El Capitan — it’s bundled into 10.11.6 El Capitan (see “Apple Releases OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2,” 18 July 2016). The update addresses vulnerabilities in WebKit, including multiple memory corruption issues, a timing issue that existed in processing SVG images, and a permissions issue related to the handling of the location variable — all of which could compromise user information if visiting a maliciously crafted Web site. Safari 9.1.2 is available only via Software Update.
iMovie 2.2.3
Jul 28 '16
iOS Universal Photography

What's New
• Start projects quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos
• Share to Facebook and Vimeo using the standard iOS share interface
• Support for Shared iPad in iOS 9.3 or later
• Stability and performance improvements
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Scratch Demo
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages.
The Scratch project has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, Scratch Foundation, Google, LEGO Foundation, Intel, Cartoon Network, Lemann Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation.

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, July 25, 2016

NCC-Mac July 2016 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, July 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month I'll be attempting a simple demo of the Scratch programming language . Scratch is a cross-platform coding environment designed for a young audience, but it can be fun for all ages.