By Mark Dodd
Well here we are again. It looks like this is going to be a quarterly
newsletter now. Work has consumed most of my time recently, so I've
had to cut back some of the time I spend on JHMI Mug activities.
Now for some new things this month. I'm introducing our Rating system
along with the ratting icons. We are going to use the standard five
point system, 1 being poor, 5 being good. Also we will use Domes 
to indicate this numbering system.
I'm still looking for people willing to participate in the user groups
administrative functions. These functions include:
- Setting up group meeting times and locations.
- Lining up vendors/speakers for our meetings.
- Reviewing software for our Newsletter. [After the review is done,
in most cases, the reviewer will keep the software they have reviewed]
- Web page maintenance
- Price List conversion to HTML
I would also like to get a few more special interest groups involved,
and with that in mind, I will get the Network SIG back up and running.
The network SIG is designed for AppleTalk Network managers to get together
to discuss various issues with regard to the Macintosh in our networking
environment. This includes designing the standard to AppleTalk Naming
and Net Numbering on Campus, how to network and manage Macintosh's on
Campus and in a lab environments, etc. (See Network SIG page for specific
dates and times.)
Some news for local JHU affiliates: we have changed Apple Sales Reps.
Barry Bittner, our long-time Apple Sales representative, has moved to
the Apple Federal side of the business. For those that know him, he
has not moved offices and you can still contact him at his old address
(Email and snail mail) and phone number. Our new Higher Education Area
Manager is based out of the Pembroke Virginia office. You may contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get the contact information for our new Higher Education Area Manager.
I wish to thank Barry for all of his assistance he has provided me in
getting this group going.
If you feel like you are interested in assisting in any way, please
contact me at email@example.com.
For those of you who are members, I will be updating the Membership
database shortly. Part of this update will be the issue of Membership
numbers to new and existing members. This number will be your proof
of membership so that you can take advantage of some of the vendor offers