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The Sydney OS/2 Sig is held on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Location: IBM Building Cnr of Sussex St. ~Market St. Sydney Level 10.
When: 17/04/2000 Start time 6:00 pm finishes at 8:00pm
** Important! Please remember that we now meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Topic: Introduction to Rexx - Part II
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: IBM Building - 590 Madison Avenue, New York, NY - S.W. corner of 57th Street ~Madison Avenue
R.S.V.P.: Henry Ferlauto email@example.com
Back by (very) popular demand - Our own Jeff Bakalchuck will continue his introduction
to the Rexx programming language. If you're serious about getting your feet with
with Rexx then we highly recommend you bring pad and pen to take notes.
Need help getting to the IBM Building? Then we recommend you check out the MTA
web site, complete with bus ~subway maps.
The most convenient subway stops are the ones at 59th Street on the Lexington
Avenue line (4,5,6) and the N,R stop at 5th Avenue and 60th Street.
Note: Our May 2000 meeting will be a re-do for the Serenity Systems product line
demo. It was a last minute no-go due to a canceled airline flight. A formal annoucment
will follow in the coming weeks. But since we a had few people want to travel a
few hundred miles for this one, we want to give you enough opportunity to mark your
calendar. The May meeting is set for the 11th at our usual time and place.
"Theseus (pronounced Thee'-see-us) was one of the Attic heroes of Greek
Mythology. According to legend, he was one of the young Greeks chosen to be sacrificed
to the Minotaur, the mythical half man/half bull confined in the Labyrinth. Instead,
Theseus killed the Minotaur. One of the local girls, Ariadne, gave him a thread,
which he used to mark his trail into and out of the Labyrinth. He then married Ariadne
and they sailed off into the sunset.
The analogy of the labyrinth is appropriate, because assigning memory to a user
in the OS/2 environment is quite complex, much like the Labyrinth of old. However,
this program knows its way through the labyrinth and can assist you in determining
the amount of memory used by your programs."
-- From THESEUS.INF
o Greg Shah will leak some of his memory about Theseus... how can you use it to debug memory related problems o Brian Hedges will have a Top 10 list o News and tidbits
This is coming up 1 week from tomorrow! See you there! (The web site has directions.)
Atlanta OS/2 User's Group Secretary
The next meeting of the Southern California OS/2 User Group (SCOUG) will be next
Saturday, Apr. 15, at 9:00 AM PDT, at Eastside Christian Schools (Heritage Campus)
in Anaheim at 2528 W. La Palma Ave.
He's B-A-A-A-C-K! And Wait 'Til You See The Warp Client That He Has For Us!
Kim Cheung, the OS/2 magician of a thousand faces, is back to wow SCOUG members
once again. Kim, known for his telephony magic and his brilliant WiseManager http://www.serenity-systems.com line
of products, has promised us some surprises. As we all know, Kim never disappoints.
This meeting will be no different, as Kim has promised a look at what a new remote-boot
Warp client might look like. This client was created by Serenity Systems based on
Warp Server for e-Business. He's also alluded to a few other major, first-time looks
at some additional client environments that can be remote-booted using WiseManager,
but that's all we can say for now.
After the presentation, we'll have Q&A to help you with your questions ~problems,
and then a raffle. After a short break, then the Saturday SIG meetings:
General Interest Group: This month, we will go step-by-step through adding the
Maintenance Partition that was started at last month's meeting. Also, Terry Warren
has indicated that he will demonstrate the latest beta of NetZero for OS/2.
Programming SIG: Will continue its' discussion of a SIG project. We'll review
the list of candidates and the tools necessary for the project.
Monday, April 17, 7 PM PDT meetings at Eastside Christian Schools (Heritage Campus):
Got problems with your system? Volunteers at the OS/2 Help Desk will help you
solve them. Bring your system and all related hardware and software along with a
detailed explanation of your problem.
The Networking SIG will be meeting at the same time/place as the Help Desk in
the new computer lab. This month they will configure the WiseManager OS/2 clients
and the school's Windows NT systems to use the InJoy firewall product that we successfully
installed last month. Performance tuning will also be done.
Thursday, April 20, 7 PM PDT meeting at Eastside Christian Schools (Heritage
The Sundial SIG will meet in the computer lab. Contact SIG leader Sheridan George
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
How to get to Eastside Christian Schools (Heritage Campus):
The Eastside Christian School (Heritage Campus) in Anaheim is at 2528 W. La Palma
Ave. It is on the south side of the street (about 200 ft. E of Magnolia) on the
Grace Baptist Church property. It's a 2-story office building close to La Palma
Ave. with the address of 2528 up near the roof. (It's between 2 large apartment
complexes and can be easily missed). Look for the SCOUG banner (if you are driving
eastbound on La Palma Ave.) and/or a sign with the words "New Hope Christian
Center". Turn in (south) there. Park in the front lot. For the general meeting,
go up the stairs in the middle of the building along the parking-lot side. For the
weeknight SIGs, go in at the middle on the ground floor and down the hall to your
Freeway exits: (subject to change due to freeway construction on I-5 and the
1) North I-5 (from central/south Orange County): the Brookhurst/La Palma exit
has re-opened. Get off at Brookhurst/La Palma and turn left (going west over I-5).
The school/church will be on your left side.
2) South I-5 (from Los Angeles): take the Magnolia exit and turn right going
south. Turn left on La Palma Ave; the school/church will be on your right side.
3) West 91 freeway (from the Inland Empire, etc): take the Magnolia exit and
turn left going south. Turn left on La Palma Ave; the school/church will be on your
4) East 91 freeway: take the transition to I-5 south. Stay to your right and
take the Magnolia exit. Turn right going south. Turn left on La Palma Ave; the school/church
will be on your right side.
OR: Go to:
there is a map to the school, plus a more detailed map ~driving directions from
Yahoo! Come and join us!
The HCC Belgian OS/2 User Group will be holding its monthly meeting at 20:00hrs
on April 14, 2000 at the usual location:
Kultureel Centrum "De Kam" Beekstraat 172 1970 Wezenbeek-Oppem (Brussel)
Our guest for the evening is Bart Van Leeuwen, author of several OS/2 shareware
applications, OS/2 Netlabs member and part of the project ODIN development team.
Bart will be giving several presentations.
- Welcome (OS/2 news, tips, web sites)
- OS/2 Netlabs (by Bart Van Leeuwen)
- ODIN (by Bart Van Leeuwen)
- OS/2 projects (PMPDF, gphoto,...)
ODIN is the project which aims at running existing Win32 applications natively
under OS/2. If you want to find out how ODIN works, its current status and where
it is going, you should not miss this meeting!
Achim Hasenmueller of the German company Innotek will speak about the use of
embedded operating systems. He is involved with the development of the metabox which
uses embedded OS/2. The metabox is a device with the size of an ordinary VCR that
allows you to have Internet access through a normal television.
Place : the KHLim in Diepenbeek (B)
Univ. Campus, Building B
3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
Date : saturday April 29 2000
Time : 14h00 - 18h00
Language : English / German
More information can be found on the following web sites:
or you can contact John Bijnens John.Bijnens@iwt.khlim.be
The Swiss OS/2 User Association has its monthly meeting on April 4th.
This meeting will be about:
1 ) General assembly
2) Presentation of "Odin" (program to run Win95/98 software on OS/2)
by Adrian Gschwend - Netlabs
Usual conference room on the first floor of Hotel Krone Unterstrass, Schaffhauserstr.
1, 8006 Zürich. Parking and Tramstop Kronenstrasse (lines 11 ~14) are in the
vicinity of the hotel.
The meeting starts at 19:30 h
Adrian Gschwend, Netlabs
We also invite non-members who are interested to join our association to come
and to attend the second part of the evening
You can find more information on our association on the web:
The focus is on macros and Mesa 2 starting this month at SCOUG's Sundial SIG.
Rollin White will be on hand to assist SIG leader Sheridan George with the interactive
presentations. You'll find a handout for the March 23rd meeting on the SCOUG website
At the Sundial SIG you'll learn how easy it is to automate your spreadsheets
when you use Mesa 2 macro functions. You'll start with the basics and work up.
During the workshop portion of the meeting you'll get to write new custom macros
from scratch - hopefully you'll leave with the ones you need completely finished
and ready-to-use! Create a daily management report of yesterday's sales, complete
with text and color graphs. Email yourself a daily bar chart of how your stocks
are performing so you can review them while you're on the road. Have an hourly pie
chart always waiting for you showing your web site's hits and the most-visited pages.
The SIG meets in the new computer lab at Eastside Christian High School, Heritage
campus in Anaheim. 7 PM, Thursday March 23rd. Contact SIG leader Sheridan George
(Sheridan@SCOUG.com) if you need more information.
There is an Xtreme User Group meeting tomorrow night at 7pm. An Xciting look
at how to do X in an OS/2 environment.
o X Solutions -> Java Solutions -> Native Solutions o Shocking! Shockwave plugin for OS/2 by Innotek! o Hedges Top 10 List o News and tidbits
See you there... X marks the spot on our web page, if you need directions.
Atlanta OS/2 User's Group Secretary
The OS/2 SIG of the Philadelphia Area Computer Society invites all interested
computer users to attend the March meeting:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2000 7:00 - 10:00 PM The Episcopal Academy, 376 N. Latches
Lane, Merion, PA
*** MARCH FEATURE PRESENTATION *** -- HOW TO USE PARTITION MAGIC 5.0 WITH OS/2
Are you tired of reinstalling all your operating systems when you get a new larger
If XCOPY *.* /H /O /T /S /E /R /V is too time-consuming these days, then come
to the Philadelphia OS/2 SIG meeting on March 22nd.
SIG member (and OS/2 guru) Jim Nuytens will conduct a presentation and demo of
Partition Magic 5.0. Despite all the (mis)information which has been circulated
around the OS/2 newsgroups, PM 5.0 does work with OS/2. Jim will demonstrate how
to copy, move and resize your partitions and clone whole drives.
If time permits, Jim will also discuss 1 or 2 other options for copying/cloning
whole drives, like Drive Copy and Norton Ghost.
If you need a hard drive cloned, bring them both along. Jim will use two of his
own drives to do his demo. He has also offered to get your new drive cloned for
you in minutes instead of hours.
A brief descriptive announcement will also be made in regard to a Build-a-Thon
II (build-your-own) group project which is being planned for the May and June meetings
during this coming spring.
Other agenda items include SIG business matters, OS/2 news, new software releases,
Q&A session, software raffle, etc. An OS/2 system will be on hand for demos
of OS/2, Java, Internet, etc., as time permits. Free light refreshments will also
Mark the date and time: Wednesday, March 22nd, at 7:00pm, to hear about all the
new and exciting developments, or if you have questions about OS/2 Warp and Java.
OS/2 SIG meetings are open and free for OS/2 users, their guests and all others
interested in learning about OS/2 and associated Java technology.
WE SUPPORT THE JAVA LOBBY: http://www.javalobby.org
Further information, directions to Episcopal Academy, and other useful information
about the OS/2 SIG activities may be found on our web site at http://www.phillyos2.org
, or contact SIG Leader Larry Lavins: email@example.com
, or phone (215) 878-9609.