Welcome to MMOOS, a registered Apple User Group in Mid-Coast Maine. We meet the third Tuesday of each month to learn more about using Apple products and the software that powers them.  Our meetings feature demos of new software, tutorials on general Mac computing, and in-depth looks at the world-class tools on the Mac platform. We end with a short Q&A session. Whether you’re new to Apple products or a “seasoned” Mac veteran, we think you’ll be both informed and entertained at our meetings.

See you at a MMOOS meeting soon!

Next MMOOS MMeeting:

Tuesday, 19 July
6:30 PM

Large Meeting Room, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community
25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Featured Program: TBD


If inclement weather (snow, ice) is expected for a scheduled MMOOS meeting, we will post cancellation/postponement notices here on the web site. We will also post the notice to the MMOOSDroppings Mail List, AND send an email to everyone on our mailing list (different from MMOOSDroppings, it’s a list we update at our monthly meetings). We will make the go/no-go decision by noon on the day of the meeting. If you’re not comfortable with the weather conditions, please stay safe and we’ll see you at next month’s meeting!

Logo Design 4And now for something completely different…

Time to let MMOOSers know about a new project with which MMOOSer Catherine Russell is involved, and to ask for your support for a new organization that focuses on some very old skills and some very contemporary problems:

The Chirography Alliance

If that one word is unfamiliar, for today’s exercise in endangered basic skills, look it up in the dictionary. “Chirography.” Not chiropractic. Or chiromancy. And really not chiropody. Though the word does share a Latin root with all those other words: chiro, meaning “of/by the hand.” And it isn’t calligraphy or cursive, either, though those would be included. Chirography: writing by hand.

The Chirography Alliance is a community that connects and supports those who believe in the art and science of the handwritten word. Yeah, yeah, sounds all warm and fuzzy, cute, and maybe unnecessary, but it’s really none of those. And yes, we are fully aware of the irony: We are using digital communication to help preserve that which is not digital at all. Gotta love it. But remember, there really was life before your Mac and mobile devices, and maybe there should still be life away from screens.

So, for a more complete version of all this, a cool video, and for a chance to join, support, and participate, visit The Chirography Alliance at their website. Read, watch the video, enjoy – and please share this information with others.  Oh, and feel free to get in touch with Catherine directly if you have any questions or comments.

We hope some MMOOSers will join in!

MMOOSDroppings Mail List

To promote community for members of the Maine Macintosh Owners & Operators Society and to provide a means for Apple users to help each other in times of need, we’ve created a mail list, aptly called “MMOOSDroppings”. MMOOSDroppings was the name of our longtime newsletter, but 1995 called and they want their trees-crying-out-in-the- forest paper newsletter back.

If you’re not familiar, here’s how a mail list works. You subscribe to the mail list with your email address. Let’s say you have a question/comment about how to do something with your Apple device. You send the question/comment in an email to the list email address, and everyone subscribed to the list receives your email. Let’s say someone else has the answer, responds via email to the list email address, and everyone else sees the answer. It’s a great way to spread information and build community – Apple users helping Apple users. It’s what it’s all about.

The only trick to the list is that once you subscribe with a given email address you have to use that address for future “posts” to the list, or they will “bounce” and no one will see them. Also, we don’t allow attachments of any kind. There’s nothing to keep you from sending an image via off-list, personal email, to someone who may be helping you.

While we don’t restrict anyone from subscribing, we do moderate the list and if anyone uses the list for any “unto wards” reasons, or is not a good list citizen, they will be removed promptly.

If you’re interested in joining MMOOSDroppings, click HERE to go the subscription page.

See you on the list!

Pete Zimowski
MMOOSDroppings MModerator

Mail List Tips:

Remember that everyone on the list can read your posts. Also, you will be able to see the email address of other list members on their posts. If you have a personal message to another list member, email them directly.

Don’t say anything on the list that you wouldn’t want printed on the front page of the local newspaper.

Trim irrelevant information out of your posts. You should, however, leave parts of previous posts that help to remind members what you’re posting about.

If you are starting a new topic, please make sure the SUBJECT of the new email reflects the new topic.