Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Date Change for Talk at the Kinnelon Library will be to Thur June 20, 2013 @ 7 PM

Those interested in the Computer talk at the Kinnelon Library on Cloud Backup, Tablets, and What is My Computer Doing, originally shown as scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday May 23, should make note of the change to Thursday June 20.

Sorry for the last minute change, but with the last minute scheduling of my daughter's softball practice and other things, something had to give!

See you in June!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cloud Backup, Tablets, and What's My Computer Doing -- Talk at the Kinnelon Library Thursday, May 23 @ 7PM

Taking Care of Your Computer for Home and Business
All Good Computers Go To Heaven
Make Sure Yours Is Backed Up 
Before It Does 

--How to Backup to the Cloud
Carrying On with the Theme

--Tablets -- How to Choose, What are the Differences
Picking the Tablet With The Right Stuff
Is My Computer OK? What is It Doing?
Stupid, but, You Know ... True

3 Topics for the Price of One -- Free!

I will be giving a talk at the Kinnelon Public Library, this Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM, which is the 4th of 9 such planned talks this year, roughly a month apart, on the subject of taking care of your computers, tablets, and phones, new or old, with special attention in Part 4 to:
  • Backing up your device to the Cloud, to an Internet Backup Service for Free 
  • What Cloud Backups Are Good For and What They Are Not 
  • What is a Good Tablet to Buy Now and What It Will Cost -- Tablet Differences 
  • What You Can Do with Your Tablet Instead of Your PC and What You Can't 
  • How Can You Tell What Your Computer is Busy Doing and If It Is OK? 
  • What Programs Is It Running? Is the Machine Itself OK? How to Tell 
Ask Your Questions about Your Computer and Computer Related Problems, such as:

1) Is my machine too old? When do I need a new machine?

2) How can I "pin" that program to my Taskbar, and what is a "Gadget?"

3) Why does my computer ... ?

4) If you have a laptop with a problem, bring it along and we'll take a quick look.

5) Questions and on-the-spot diagnosis will be limited by the time available!!!

All of you Kinnelon and North Jersey people, and everybody else, are welcome to come.

Call the Kinnelon Library at 973 838 1321 and reserve a spot.

See you there!


PS: This talk pertains to PCs running Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, Tablets and Phones

No Reason for this Image -- I Just Liked It
Also, Let Me Say In Advance, It Is Meaningless

Photo Credits:

Kinnelon Library 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event on June 8, 2013

Kinnelon Library 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event on June 8, 2013

Happy 50th anniversary to the Kinnelon Public Library!

The library's 50th anniversary year-long celebration kickoff event takes place on Saturday evening, June 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Kinnelon Library.

I hope you'll come with your entire family!

This specific event represents a partnership with the Kinnelon Public School District to present a “Student Starlit Showcase” when students in grades 3 through 8 and their parents are invited to browse through and experience the writings of Kinnelon's students. It is masterminded by fellow Kinnelon Public Library Trustee (and amazing Pearl R. Miller English teacher) Aileen Florio!

Other highlights on the Kinnelon Library 50th anniversary kickoff event include:

  • Brief student presentations about their experiences writing 
  • High school students will lead presentations about new and popular apps and other engaging information technology
  • DJ music provided by Al Louis Music - including the talented Mr. T (aka Alan Tedesco) from Stonybrook School!
  • Light refreshments and coffee bar, and 
  • Raffle prizes. 
From a practical perspective, if you don't yet have a library card, this is your opportunity to sign up for one!  If you haven't yet shared your email address with the Kinnelon Public Library - so you can receive a copy of the Library's newsletter - you'll be able to do so.

From a community perspective, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the kind of community magic we experienced when everyone in Kinnelon was hanging out at the Kinnelon Library after Hurricane Sandy.

You'll also have a chance to meet all of the Kinnelon Library Trustees: Anne Vosatka, Linda Farmer, Mike Odian, Bernadette Morrisroe, Aileen Florio and myself.

Mark your calendars. Prep your kids. Get ready to start the celebration of 50 years of the Kinnelon Public Library on June 8th by spotlighting "the citizens and leaders of the next 50" as Kinnelon Superintendent of Schools Diane DiGiuseppe explains in Kinnelon Public Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Stonybrook, PRM Student Writing Showcase.

I hope you'll come.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Craft Beer Dinner at The Smoke Rise Inn this Thursday May16, 2013, at 6:30 PM

Craft Beer Dinner at The Smoke Rise Inn this Thursday May16, 2013, at 6:30 PM
4 Course Dinner Menu Selection for 
Thursday, May 16 @ SR Inn
Here is a fantastic beer and food event not to be missed right in our midst. Check out the menu above and see if you do not agree! (Click on the image to get an enlarged view of the menu.)

As I write this, 4 days from now, I will be enjoying ales and lagers from one local craft brewer and a well know west coast brewer along with some fantastic food from our new SR Village Inn Chef, Greg Matty.

Chef Greg has carefully matched these lagers and ales to some very interesting food, and these combinations should enhance our appreciation of both the beers and the food. Look at that menu!
SpeakEasy Ales and Lagers Scarlett Red Rye Ale
SpeakEasy Ales and Lagers Scarlett Red Rye Ale
from San Francisco

Cricket Hill Brewery Ales and Lager from Fairfield, NJ
Cricket Hill Brewery Ales and Lager from Fairfield, NJ
I know there are many of you out there who are both drinking beer and eating anyway, so this is even better: it's great beer and great food. If you like great beer and great food, come out and support this event, which I, for one would like to see more of.

Even if you don't, come anyway.


Photo Credits: SR Village Inn, Speakesy Ales and Lagers, Cricket Hill Brewery
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