Meeting Notes - 10 March 2015

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Meeting Notes - 10 March 2015

Post by bdahm on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:21 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.

Smog Birds
Meeting attendance was down this week by more than half. There are several reason for this. First, the high  season as far as visitors and shorter term residents has ended. Secondly, we are entering the hot season and the weather has warmed considerably. Thirdly, air pollution levels have risen considerably with the particle count (PM10) rising to around the 250 level (safe level <120). Several of us, including myself were wearing masks as our meeting room does not have A/C and all the large windows are open (Link: http://tinyurl.com/l3hz4nw ). Howard coined the term “smog birds” to identify all those who have fled the scene. I will be doing that myself after next week’s meeting. I expect to be gone for 4-6 weeks and Chris will be leading whatever survivors/survivalists show up to the meetings. Our tech buddy, Stefan will be joining us for several weeks starting April 21.

Apple Keynote
Apple held a spring keynote event to provide a second look at the Apple Watch, but also to introduce a new ultra slim MacBook, a laptop that fits between the MacBook Air line and the MacBook Pro lines. Rather than rehash all of that I will just provide some links to the Apple site.

Apple Watch:
http://www.apple.com/watch/

New MacBook:
http://www.apple.com/macbook/

Apple KeyNote - Entire event (90 minutes)
http://www.apple.com/live/2015-mar-event/

With that (cough, cough) I’m going to (cough, cough) call it a wrap (cough, cough).


- Bill 


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