Last modified Friday, February 02, 2001 10:06 PM
February 21st, 2001 User Group
January 24th, 2001 User Group Meeting
PC Users Group Meeting Notes "
"Just where the @#$% did all of you come from?
Microsoft Sr. Systems Engineer and Southern California Pocket PC Product Specialist
still baffled by the number of people that showed up to this little gig of ours.
We didn’t even advertise this beyond the Microsoft Southern California
Newsletter. (which I might add was a little tiny note near the bottom of the
email) Just where the heck did
y’all hear about this meeting from? We
expected 12-15, and we ended up with 42 people.
Pocket PC users just came out of the
woodwork. Like burrowing rodents!
(Hmm. That isn’t very complimentary. I guess I need to work on my similes.)
Needless to say, I’m almost
frightened to start advertising the gig at Microsoft’s events.
Our next meeting will have to be moved to a larger room at Microsoft
considering we ran out of floor space and chairs.
I’ll likely secure one of the multipurpose rooms or our Executive EBC
depending on the number of people that show.
Chris Peck, co-leader and webmaster of the LA Pocket PC Users Group did a nice overview of Gigabar, the free UI add on for PPC.
Chris De Herrera, Pocket PC MVP, and creator of the well-known http://www.cewindows.net discussed the new iPaq ROM upgrade, & RegKing – the Registry Hack tool that he and Terrence Goggins (Dr. CE) created.
Gary Tenzer, meeting facilitator for the LA PDA Users Group (As Ralph Alvy would say, it’s at “Gary’s House”) came by to say hi as did long time acquaintance William Kapes of Xdrive and the assistant for the LA Palm Users Group.
David Shier, associate editor and writer for Pocket PC Magazine and it’s publisher Thaddeus Computing came by to help represent our namesake magazine.
Michael Blea, SE from Compaq Computer Corporation stopped by to chat.
Kurt Shintaku (that’s me) gave a simple dog-and-pony on what I thought were some rather cool statistics about Pocket PC and some of the apps available out there. The Powerpoint is available for view HERE.
POCKET PC T-SHIRTS & PIZZA - We ran out of pizza towards the end, which was good. And YES, we ran out of Pocket PC T-Shirts... with Pockets! So stop asking me for more, dammit! <grin>
Thank you to all that came.
Special thanks to Ted Lo, co-leader and online communities manager
for LAPPCUG for helping coordinate and ‘sign in’ everyone through the IR
contacts system we set up for registration.
Also thanks goes to editor and
journalist Humphrey Riley of the Rap Sheet for taking the digital photos
of the group when I, the moron I am, forgot to bring my camera.
Next meeting is on February 21st
(3rd Wednesday of every month).
It will be interesting because we are going to be sharing Microsoft’s
customer meeting facilities with two additional user groups:
the Windows Media Users Group and the LA Windows Networking Users Group.
And remember –
PLEASE don’t be a PalmPirate! Buy your Pocket PC software to support our developers!
Next month’s giveaway will be even better – but as usual first come first served!
And don’t forget – next time the pizza/soda’s on
y’all for $5, and for god’s sakes, DON’T PARK UNDERGROUND!