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November 2000

October 24


The OS/2 SIG of the Philadelphia Area Computer Society invites all interested computer users to attend the October meeting:

.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2000 7:00 - 10:00 PM
.. The Episcopal Academy, 376 N. Latches Lane, Merion, PA


At the October 25th meeting, SIG member gurus David Moskowitz and David Gentzler will present "TCP/IP Networking Demystified". This was originally scheduled for the September meeting, but was postponed due to an emergency in David Moskowitz's family that evening. We'll try again this month.

In last year's networking presentation, David ~David took us on a tour of networking with NETBIOS. But this time around, they are going to give TCP/IP the same in-depth exposure. The September meeting will cover everything you need to know about TCP/IP from installation to setup of a TCP/IP network in your home or office.

They will cover the difference between the TCP/IP stacks and the applications, how to print, share files, etc, assigning names to computers, dial-up versus broadband, and more.

If you access the Internet or want to know how to set up a network without NETBIOS or whatever else, this is definitely a not-to-be-missed session.

Other agenda items include SIG business matters, Warpstock 2000 report, OS/2 news, new software releases, Q&A session ~raffles. An OS/2 system will be on hand for demos of OS/2, Java, Internet, etc. as time permits. Free light refreshments will be available.

Mark the date and time: Wednesday, October 25th, 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: llavins@worldnet.att.net, or phone (215) 878-9609.

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Larry Lavins <llavins@worldnet.att.net>
Leader, Philadelphia OS/2 SIG

October 21

The Regular October Meeting of the Triangle OS/2 User Group will take place:

Tuesday October 24, 2000 7:30PM
IBM Sales Office 5th Floor
4800 Falls of the Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609

All are welcome to attend.

October 16

Tonight (Monday, October 16th) at 8:00PM EDT (0:00 GMT), VOICE will hold a General Membership Meeting in WEBBnet IRC, #voice channel.

The meeting is open to all members as well as non-members, and the topics for discussion are open.

Our new Server is online and functioning very well, and we are now looking at other services we can provide to our members as well as the OS/2 community in general.

For information on VOICE meetings and IRC, please see the pages and links at:


I hope to see many of you tonight :-)

Dan Casey
President, V.O.I.C.E. (Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education)
VOICE: http://www.os2voice.org

October 14

The next meeting of the Southern California OS/2 User Group (SCOUG) will be next Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 9:00 AM PDT, at Grace Baptist Church in Anaheim.

Linksys Routers

Our presenter will be Chris Chapman of Linksys showing us their routers. You'll remember Chris from our July meeting when he got a little time during the Verizon DSL presentation. This month he'll have the floor all to himself, so expect him to cover a lot more territory.

After the main meeting presentation, we'll have Q&A, a raffle, and then the Saturday SIG meetings:

General Interest Group: An interesting program is being prepared by SIG leader Tony Butka. The previously planned presentation on PostScript file processing using GhostScript and GhostView will be presented at the November GIG meeting.

Programming SIG: Will continue with their Adopt-an-App project, Newsharvest.

Help Desk chats now happen on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM PDT. If you've got a problem with hardware or software, join the chat and ask for help. For further info, go to:


Monday, October 23, 7 PM PDT meetings:

OS/2 Help Desk: 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.

Networking SIG: Will be providing help to members setting up a peer network and connecting their local LAN to the Internet via a cable modem connection, DSL connection, or a dial-up connection via an ISP.

The Sundial SIG is on hiatus, pending the successful search for a new SIG leader.

Sunday, November 5, 2 PM PST meeting:

OS/2 Help Desk: 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. THIS meeting will be held at Chapman University in Orange.

How to get to Grace Baptist Church:

The Grace Baptist Church in Anaheim is at 2528 W. La Palma Ave. It is on the south side of the street (about 200 ft. E of Magnolia). 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 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 Help Desk ~Networking SIG, go in at the middle on the ground floor and down the hall to your right.

Freeway exits: (subject to change due to freeway construction on I-5 and the 91 freeways):

1) North I-5 (from central/south Orange County): take the Brookhurst/La Palma exit and turn left (going west over I-5). The church will be on your left side.

2) South I-5 (from Los Angeles): take the Beach Blvd. exit and turn right going south. Turn left on La Palma Ave; after you pass Magnolia, the 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 church will be on your right side.

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 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!

How to get to Chapman University:

There are two ways to get directions:
1) Go to http://www.scoug.com/warpexpowest/sitemap.html
2) Go to http://www.mapquest.com/ and enter the address 400 N. Center Street, Orange, CA.

You can park in any of the University lots for free on Sundays, but if you part on the street, watch the signs carefully or else risk getting a parking ticket.

Come to Hashinger Hall Science Building, room 203. It's on the second floor and there's an elevator for you to bring up your equipment.

Come and join us!

October 04

VOICE is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) "Speakup" session with the Warpstock, Inc. Board of Directors on Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 PM EDT (8:00PM GMT) in WEBBnet IRC, #voice Channel.

Join us, and meet the new members of the Warpstock Board of Directors.

Get information about Warpstock 2000 in Philadelphia.

Ask about Warpstock 2001 in .

Wanna know what went on in Philly? Just ask :-)

Want to get involved? (I HIGHLY recommend it). Just Ask :-)

Please join us for this "Warpstock 2000 Wrapup" Speakup, Special Edition.

Special Time and Date to accomodate users from all around the world.

For information on IRC and VOICE Meetings, look at the VOICE Website, specifically:


If you have any specific questions about IRC and VOICE Meetings in IRC, feel free to e-mail me at:


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