Thursday, November 19, 2009


This Cartoonizer web site has been around for a few months. It allows you to upload images, modify and then download them to your computer for free. There are many effects available, the most useful is turning your photos into a cartoon-like image as shown here. There is a "watermark" on the free version that is easy to work with. This is not strictly speaking a Mac product, but it works perfectly on my Mac Firefox web browser. The website is

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 is born

The April 25th meeting went well and we're planning the next one on June 27th. Read about it at the MacGen web site.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Macintosh Genealogy Meeting April 25, 2009

I live in Castro Valley, Calif. and belong to four Bay Area genealogy groups. Each has a small number of people that use Macs to help with their genealogy research. There are just not enough people in these PC-dominated genealogy groups to have substantive meetings that cover the wonderful advantages a Macintosh can bring to your genealogy avocation. The best group for Mac Genealogists I've encountered so far is the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (used to be Silicon Valley Personal Ancestral File group) in Santa Clara. They have a sub-group headed by Mac Guru Pat Burrow ( who is a treasure of Mac information. Every second Saturday, they have their two hour Mac presentation in the South Bay. They also have a Getting Started Class taught by Pat Solomon. But, it's not enough for me. I think our East Bay Mac users deserve a way to share their two passions, genealogy and their Macs.
So, I'm exploring this month to see if such a need exists. On Saturday, April 25th, at 1:30 pm at the Oakland LDS Family History Center, a meeting will occur with as many genealogy enthusiasts that use Macs, as can be found. Please see a flyer I created with more details, and hopefully I'll see you on the Saturday the 25th.