Category Archives: Computing

Talking Tech with GRAMMY® Award Winner Erica Brenner

by Jinni Fontana, with Erica Brenner When I listen to classical music, I initially feel it in my brain; but the GRAMMY® award-winning, Apollo’s Fire “Songs of Orpheus”, immediately fired up my heart. It is visceral, stirring, and passionate, and the way producer Erica Brenner has captured all of these ethereal qualities is beyond exceptional. The album was the well-deserved… Read more »

30% Discount on “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” for MUG Members

Right now, Mac User Group (MUG) members get 30% off of “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” For only $10.49, you can learn all there is to know about creating, securing, and keeping track of your unique passwords. From two-actor authentication (2FA) to syncing and sharing passwords with your family or team, this book focuses on 1Password 7 for Mac… Read more »

New DVD Release of “Graphic Means” Available for Pre-sale

The DVD of “Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production” will be available on DVD, iTunes, and Vimeo, on November 23, 2018. This 2-DVD set is available for pre-ordering at $24.95, and includes four extra scenes as well as the official trailer. Members may recall this film from the screening at our CDPUG 30-year anniversary meeting in August, 2017…. Read more »

Why doesn’t anyone visit your beautiful website?

By Kelli Swan The reason you may have so few visitors is that your website does not show up on internet searches. Google and other search engines look for very specific information on a website before ranking it with regard to the words or phrases (search terms) people typically use when looking up information on the internet. While the algorithms… Read more »

Register Now for the International Space Apps Challenge 2018

Participant registration is now open on spaceappschallenge.org — a global hackathon that takes place over a 48-hour period in cities around the world. The NASA Glenn Research Center will be hosting this free weekend event in Cleveland, October 19–21. Space Apps is an international hackathon (started in 2012) and coordinated by NASA to help solve a variety of problems. Hackathons… Read more »

Bookkeeping Made Ease-y

The program for the August monthly meeting, “Interactive Bookkeeping Workshop for Graphic Artists and Small Business,” was a very informative and productive gathering of CDPUG members at BudgetEase, an experienced group of bookkeepers located in Shaker Heights on Lee Road. In an expansive and airy space with many windows open to the busy street, Kathy Dise, president of BudgetEase, divided… Read more »

30% Off Mojave and iOS 12 Titles from Take Control Books

Take Control Books is pleased to offer Macintosh Users Group (MUG) and CDPUG members three new titles that provide early access to information about Mojave and iOS 12. Buy all three books together for only $25.98, a savings of up to $14. This price includes free updates when new information is added to the books. In Take Control of Upgrading to… Read more »

“Cowboys and Rockstars” at Keith Berr Studio

An opening reception for “Cowboys and Rockstars” The Legends, will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Keith Berr Studio, 1420 East 31st Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibition depicts the Wild West’s true legends: an in-depth look at the American rodeo cowboy, along with a collection of previously unseen work that captures legendary rockstars… Read more »

This might be the best thing you will see all day!

Check out Bill Cohen-Kiraly‘s stunning photographs of the visually rich Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo, shot in Anaglyph 3-D format. He uses two side-by-side Samsung NX1000 cameras connected by a dual cable release and then combines them into a single 3-D image in StereoPhoto Maker. More of his images can be viewed at https://cohenkiraly.com/2018/08/16/asian-lantern-festival-2018-in-3d/ The Asian Lantern Festival… Read more »

My Experience with the “Artist as an Entrepreneur” (AEI) Workshops

By Jeff Poplar I have attended three AEI at Summit Art Space classes so far and the experience has been more than satisfying. The atmosphere is not one of a typical classroom—here, you are integrated into an “art space” so to speak. It is very comfortable and conducive to interaction between the teacher and the students. Carolyn Bagley, a fireball,… Read more »