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Welcome to MLMUG, Paoli, PA

Click here for Moe Comeau's memorial

Coming soon - our October Meeting

[Use Meeting Photos link at left for Photos and Video from September and prior meetings]

October 11, 2014
Internet Security and Virtualization
How to protect yourself and why you should and A private cloud for everyone.
Presented by Joe Myshko

There is a great perception that Mac OS X is invulnerable to virus and malware. Not only is that perception wrong, it is dangerous! Under the covers, Mac OS X is a variant of Berkley Unix called Darwin.

Darwin is an open source Unix-like computer operating system released by Apple Inc. in 2000. It is composed of code developed by Apple, as well as code derived from NeXTSTEP, BSD, and other free software projects. Darwin forms the core set of components upon which OS X and iOS are based. It is mostly POSIX compatible, but has never, by itself, been certified as being compatible with any version of POSIX. (OS X, since Leopard, has been certified as compatible with the Single UNIX Specification version 3 (SUSv3).

The Unix code base can be just as vulnerable as any other operating system. Berkley Unix was the first operating system to be exploited far and wide the Great Internet Worm also known as the Morris Worm of November 1988. These have not really changed! Now that the Mac has greater share of the market, it will be more of a target.

We will explore various vulnerabilities and how you can protect your computer. We will also explore why you need to protect your Mac and any computer that you own and why it is your responsibility.

Virtualization and the cloud is also a popular subject. We will discuss your options with virtualization software and how you can make the most of it.

Joe Mysko

Joe Mysko started his career at Commodore as he built a world wide engineering network while the Internet was being started under the management of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. military.

Joe graduated to the aerospace industry and has been involved in projects such as GPS, LandSat and Earth Observation satellites and has held high level security clearances beyond Top Secret.

Over the past 3 decades, Joe has designed numerous Internet Gateways for Fortune 500 Companies such as GE, NBC, Vanguard, Mellon Bank, Martin Marietta and Lockheed. His skills include Internet security and especially securing Internet application layer protocols.

Joe was one of a team of three that discovered the security breach and break in to the General Electric corporate network back in 1995 and helped to chase the notorious Super Hacker Kevin Mitnick who was eventually imprisoned for his activities. Citicorp has used Joe to design and rollout their corporate Email system for Y2K compliance.

Other projects include the design of data centers, Help Desks, Network Operation Centers and ISP Infrastructures.

Joe currently works as a Senior Operations Manager at a Fortune 50 company in the Philadelphia Region.

The anniversary cake and dinner-goers

In lieu of an August meeting, we held a MLMUG 25th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Trattoria San Nicola in Paoli. Use the Meeting Photos link to the left to see some pictures.

Just happened - our September Meeting

September 13, 2014
Music, the Universal and Personal Medium
Presented by member John Krause

John's presentation covered how sound and music have come to us in the past, how they are in the present, and perhaps what they will be in the future. The computer, Apple or otherwise, is the home of the current video and sound system. Techniques and available services will make for smooth transition from your desktop to your ears.

You will learn how to spend your dollars wisely for future enjoyment. John's agenda was:

1. History of Recorded Sound and Music: From 1901 and RCA wax blanks to record sound to today with CD, DVD and music files stored on Hard drives, iPods, iPads, etc.

2. Equipment: phonos, amplifiers, CD players, DVD players, iPods, headphones, loudspeakers etc.

3. Storage and retrieval: External Hard Drives, Mac minis, Music servers, Sonos, Soolos etc

4. Streaming: Airport express, Small radio transmitters, Proprietary systems

5. iTunes: methods of compression, selection of songs, playlists etc

6. Classes of Amplification, Speaker selections, Bluetooth, Wireless, Creation of a system, what goes in and how does one select and choose?

7. Demonstration of a total system for under $100

Recently happened - Our July Meeting
July 12, 2014
MLMUG University
Presented by MLMUG members

3 parallel workshops were presented twice

Adam Rice - Power User Tools and Tips
Adam's notes are here
In addition to the notes, a 48:05 minute iPad video of Adam's 2nd presentation is at here

Stan Horwitz - iTunes Match and syncing mobile devices with Macs and iCloud
Stan's refers to Apple notes here

Mark Bazrod - Evernote
Mark's notes (pdf 1.3 MB) are here

Look-ahead to Future Meetings :

The MLMUG Annual Picnic

Date Topic Presenter
Oct 11, 2014 Security Joe Myshko
Nov 8, 2014 Apple News Steve Zalot - Apple
Dec 13, 2014 Potluck Brunch, Flea Market & Elections

       Longtime MLMUG member "Moe" Comeau is missed.
Moe was in the group that started MLMUG in 1989 and served in many capacities including Past President, Recording Secretary, Webmaster, Raffle runner, Vendor Liaison, photographer, picnic chef, muffin baker and Curmudgeon. Moe was always willing to pitch in and will be missed by all in MLMUG.
October 24, 1947 - January 25, 2014
View Obituary
View Apple User Groups article
See Maria's photo memory book v2 pdf (3.8 MB)

Without you,
MLMUG would not exist.

View Sally Bazrod's In Memorial

View Moe Comeau's Tribute to Steve

MLMUG meets on 2nd Saturdays of each month from 9 am - noon, in Paoli, PA.
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What is here, at

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  • The sudden death of MLMUG member Mark Corchin left us in shock. Mark contributed so much to the group. We have assembled a tribute to his memory here.
  • Check out this link to MLMUG's own Poster Girl.
    Past President Maria as a 4-year-old March of Dimes Poster Child! Enjoy!
  • Read MLMUG's Bylaws.
  • MLMUG's shareware page has been overcome by the Internet. But this link will take you to a page of links for shareware and other resources.

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  • Sign up to join the MLMUG Listserve, where you can post questions, discussion, humor or items for sale.
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  • Use the MLMUG Book Lending Library. View the current book holdings in the members-only area of this site. Note: Requires the same password and ID members use to access the Member Directory.
  • Read the minutes from MLMUG board meetings (Requires a member ID & password).
  • Check out the MLMUG New Membership Kit (PDF) for all the familiarization information we hand out to our newest members (Requires a member ID & password). Note: This kit is out-of-date and no longer handed out.

Meeting Particulars
MLMUG meets on 2nd Saturdays of each month from 9 am - noon, in Paoli, PA.
Map and directions to our meeting location are posted here.
Nominal Agenda is at: MLMUG Agenda
Membership specifics are at: MLMUG Membership

New Users—Lite, AKA Startup Folder Lite (SFL) meets at Hershey's Mill on fourth Saturdays, at 10:00 am, unless announced otherwise. Click here for directions.

Philly Mac Programming Group
John Ashmead and Deivy Petrescu chair the Macintosh Programming SIG, on first Saturdays, at 10:30 am (except January and July), unless announced otherwise. Contact them for venue information.

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