In-Person Meetings Have Resumed!

The Salem Macintosh Users Group meets  at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Center50+ located at 2615 Portland Road NE in Salem Oregon.

The next meeting at Center50+ will be on Tuesday April 11th, please join us there.   You can also join the meeting online at this Zoom Link.

Not the User’s Fault

At SMUG meetings we spend a lot of time helping each other understand how to make our Apple devices do this or that.  Every time we have to do that it’s a failure of the product’s User Interface design. It shouldn’t be that way.

Jono Xia worked at Mozilla from 2008 to 2012, first in Mozilla Labs and then in the User Research group.   During that period he maintained a blog about his Mozilla related projects  titled “Not The User’s Fault”.  He put his beliefs about user interface design into the manifesto for his blog.  It has withstood the test of time remarkably well.  While much has changed in the last 15 years,  most of what Jono had to say about U/I design is still true (if too often ignored by U/I designers).  I’ve re-posted his manifesto in the Webmaster’s Blog.  It’s well worth the read.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings begin with a Q&A session where you can learn MacOS and iOS tips and tricks from fellow SMUG members and our resident Apple and Cisco certified technical experts.

The meetings are preceded by a SMUG board of directors meeting beginning at 6:00 pm. Board meetings are open to any interested parties.

Expected topics for presentations at future meetings:

  • March – Apple HomeKit
  • April – MacOS Ventura
  • May – Henry’s Mac Short-Takes (brief descriptions of methods and techniques for Apple Mac users) presented by Henry Neugass.
  • June – Security
  • July – Apple-1 Bundle

Members’ Pages

Members with information to share with the community now have a members page.

Members who would like to have information posted can contact Richard, the SMUG webmaster at admin@oregonapples.org.