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Personal Tech


A look at what's happening.

Published June 26, 2006

Kari Sheppard and Bob Pittman will give a presentation, Backup Strategies: How to Save and Protect Your Valuable Information, at the Bay Area Mac Users Group meeting at 1 p.m. today the Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St. For information, e-mail Pittman at

The Suncoast Linux Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. today at J.J. Rohrer, Sterling Square, 600 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St. For information, visit www.suncoast

The Clearwater Seniors PC Users Group offers a free intermediate class at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Central Christian Church, 1200 Keene Road S, Clearwater. E-mail

Darry D. Eggleston will lead a question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Tampa Bay PC User Group meeting at Brandon High School, Room 129, 1101 Victoria St. For information, call Jo Ann Brawner at 813 626-7869 or visit

Joe Schmitt will demonstrate how to use a Global Positioning System at 7 p.m. Friday at the Tampa Bay Computer Society, 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. For information, call (727) 443-4433 or visit

Classes this week at the Hernando Computer Club include Advanced Photoshop Elements, Windows XP Theory and Experience the Internet. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. For information, visit or call (352) 592-0070.

Debbie Faulkner will demonstrate how to find information about people with Internet searches at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Tampa Bay Computer Society, 1510 Barry Road, Clearwater. For information, call (727) 443-4433 or visit

The Suncoast 99ers Computer Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. July 13 at the Salvation Army building, 3800 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call Jean Wilcox at (727) 547-6497 or e-mail

Computer clubs and other organizations are welcome to submit items for the Postings column. Events should be free or have only nominal charges such as to cover the cost of a meal) and must be open to the public. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. today for publication next week. Items can be sent to personal

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