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From the Computer Lab

by Kathy Winkenwerder

Don Kisner, who is teaching How to Shoot Great Photos with Your iPhone, says the reason iPhones are so popular is that they are always with you. That way you can snap that picture of your grandkid’s first solo bike ride, the car crash that just ruptured the water main on your street, or your dog doing a funny trick. He fell in love with cameras when he got his first 35mm camera when he was in school. When he started working, he moved up to a Nikon F film camera. Later, after digital cameras were introduced, he tried a few of those, but more and more now he relies on his iPhone to take pictures. He’ll show you how you can take great pictures with your phone and edit them too. Don was a systems engineer for the automotive and aerospace company TRW for thirty-four years, working on projects from the Yukon to Brazil.

It seems we read almost weekly about peoples’ web accounts being hacked, and their data being stolen. Learn how to protect yourself in the online world in the four-week class Digital Privacy and Computer
Security: Easily Protect Your Identity, Data, and Devices
from Hackers, Thieves, Scoundrels and Snoops,
taught by
Chris Wisniewski. Chris has worked in the computer field for more than thirty years and is the computer lab’s only non-retired instructor. He’s a software engineer and a computer consultant who helps businesses with programming and network services. And, as a volunteer, he helps his church and neighborhood organizations maintain their computer equipment. In his spare time he is working on a master’s
degree in Library and Information Science.

The Computing on a Budget class offers a guide to less expensive, and sometimes even free, choices for those of us who experience sticker shock when it’s time to buy a new computer or new software.
Wes will cover ways to save money on software and hardware purchases. He’ll tell you about inexpensive hardware options, plus alternatives to the Office Suite (word processing, spread sheet, and presentation) software, free or inexpensive operating systems, page layout and photo editing software, and even free fonts. Wes Peck keeps the computer lab’s hardware and software humming and is in the lab on Fridays to answer your computer - related questions. See you in the Computer Lab!

OLLI Annual Volunteer Fair

by R. Low

OLLI held the second annual Volunteer Fair on Thursday, April 19. Though it never rains in southern California (so says the song) it did, and the Fair was held in our hallway, rather than outside! We were fortunate to have a student intern, Pagnapich Roeun, from the CSULB Recreation Department to coordinate the event and keep planning team members Patti Worsham and Karin Covey on track!
We thank the following 13 organizations for their participation:
* Alpert Jewish Community Center
* American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach
* Bembridge House/Long Beach Heritage
* Cultural Alliance of Long Beach (CALB)
* Friends of the Long Beach Library
* Food Finders
* Jewish Family and Children’s Services
* Long Beach Blast
* Long Beach Development Services, Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
* Power4 Youth
* Rancho Los Alamitos
* Rancho Los Cerritos
* The American Red Cross
We hope that our members were able to find
opportunities for service that fit their talents and time. We will see you again next year at the 3rd annual Volunteer event. If you need further information about our exhibitors, see the office staff.