Meeting Notes - 3 March 2015

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Meeting Notes - 3 March 2015

Post by bdahm on Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:47 pm

Chiang Mai Geeks - Notes

No free lunch - We’ve heard this expression time and again. It’s true. It’s equally true here. We don’t charge anything for our meetings, perhaps on the philosophy that you get what you pay for. Be that as it may, the River Market is providing us with a place to meet every week. They are providing us with parking, a projector and a screen and even a sound system for our videos. All they ask in return and all we ask in return is that you purchase something from the menu, even a cup of coffee or a soft drink. Information wants to be free; Food is something else. For those who may have eaten or are not hungry, a tip for the wait staff would be appreciated.

We’re Going on Hiatus
The air pollution level it is a rising and attendance is falling. In light of that fact I am going to get out of Dodge for a while  and thereby avoid the twin evils of air pollution and Songkran. I will be leaving within days of our March 17 meeting and returning at the end of April or when pollution levels drop. Chris has agreed to step into the breach during most of my absence. There will, however, be two dates on which we will not formally meet, March 24, when Chris is not available and April 14, the week of Songkran. People who are creatures of habit or use computer club meetings as an excuse to get out of the house, and welcome to show up on hiatus dates and enjoy the company of any of their fellow geeks who may show up. 

Geeks on Line
During the meeting we decided to set up a CMGeeks group on Line, the messaging service. Everyone is welcome to join provided they are well behaved. The group will be used for general announcements and conversations between meetings.

Milestones

Android & iOS own 96.3% of  mobile OS market 
Android - 81.5?; iOS - 14.8%

40% of world population on Internet 
90% of population within reach

Photoshop is 25 Years Old
Steve Jobs would have been 60.

Podcasts up 18% between spring and Fall 2014
“Serial” downloaded 68 Million times

Followup:
Last Week Chris mentioned dash cams and how prevalent they are in Russia. A day later I got this link from a friend. Keep in mind that no one, not even the dog, was seriously injured in this video.

http://tinyurl.com/m6cz4nr

That’s it for this week, short and sweet. That’s a wrap, or as Howard would say, “Another geek meet is in the can.”

-Bill 

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