Events, Photography, Presentations

Many Thanks to Everyone…

…for making last night’s public library program on Preserving Your Old Family Photos possible. I want to thank McCollough Branch head librarian Glynis Rosendall for asking me to do this presentation, to WNIN-FM88 for interviewing me, to the over 50 attendees who asked great questions, to those who lent me their photos for some demonstrations, to those who purchased books, and to my wife, McCollough Branch children’s librarian Cheryl Soper, for helping me set up and take down my equipment.

For a taste of what we covered last night, check out these samples from the PowerPoint preview I ran before the presentation started:


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Books, Events, Photography, Tech news

Photoshop Layer Power! Catch the Fever In Evansville, Indiana …

… Sunday, May 20, from 2-4PM at Central Library’s second floor meeting room. I’ll be demonstrating the power of layers in Adobe Photoshop to the Southwest Indiana PC Users Group. I’ll be using Photoshop Elements 5.0, but if you’re using other recent versions of Photoshop Elements or Photoshop, you’ll also find this a useful demonstration. I will have copies of my recent books available for purchase, and I’m happy to sign books – bring copies you already have, or pick up some at the meeting (my office is moving this summer and I’m offering great deals!)

Come early, as the Evansville Public Library system is also kicking off its summer reading program that afternoon. There’s free underground and surface parking at the library and nearby, but spaces may be scarce from time to time. See you there!

Central Library is at the corner of Walnut St and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in downtown Evansville.

I appreciate the opportunity to speak again to the Southwest Indiana PC Users Group, as I have several times before:

(these links open issues of the SWIPCUG newsletter P-See Urgent in PDF format, and require Adobe Reader or an equivalent program)

Books, Events

Mark on the Road, June 28

I’ll be speaking to the new GETIT (Greater Evansville Territory Information Technologists) organization (write to for more information) on Wednesday, June 28th, from 11:45AM to 1PM in Evansville Central Library’s Browning Events Room B. Central Library’s at 200 SE. Click for Mapquest map.

I’ll be discussing my new book Upgrading and Repairing Servers during my talk, What Makes a Server a Server? If you’re thinking about building or buying a server, work with servers, or just wonder what makes them different from PCs, join us.

It’s a lunchtime event, so bring your lunch with you, or order one no later than Monday, June 26 (they’re $10 each). Contact Mary Rhodes at to RSVP your lunch reservation.

I will have copies of Upgrading and Repairing Servers  and other recent books available at special prices. I’ll be happy to autograph these books and copies you already have.

It’s a great deal: feed your mind, your face, and meet new technology pros – three for one! See you there!


Books and a Book Expo…

I’m preparing for the first southwest Indiana book expo. If you’re in the Tri-State area, drop by the Scales Lake Pavilion at Boonville on Saturday, April 1, from 10AM – 4PM. I’ll have six of my current book titles available for purchase, and I’d love to see you there.

Clickable map of Scales Lake at Boonville. The official park website (there’s a $2.00/car admission charge; see site for annual pass prices).