End of year Mac Meetup @ HV Starbucks
It is not easy to spot newcomers when you stroll into a Starbucks for a mac meetup these days. Apple laptops are much more common. So no more secret nod and winks but a careful peek. However with the me@n meetups which limp along as quarterly meetups, well, I get to see mainly familiar faces who gather. The nine of this evening were mostly either recent regulars or decade-old veterans. Roll call:
- Kenneth Pinto
- Marcus Ng
- Loh Choon Chai
- Loh Kian Chai
- Ivor Khong
- Airani S
- Yezdi D.
- N. Sivasothi
Some of the apps I've downloaded recently to try out are: Art Text 2, Caffeine, Chicken of the VNC, Chronories, Deeper, Default Folder stuff, Desktop Curtain, DevonThink stuff, Droplr, Echofon, eMaps, EtreTask, F.lux, Fiwi, flickery, Flux, Maintenance, Mendeley Desktop, MenuEverywhere , MenuPop , MoveAddict Accessibility, moveAddict, OnyX, Papaya, PDF OCR X, PhotoBook, PhotoStickies, Remember , teleport, Tembo, VelOCRaptor, and WhatSize.
If these prove useful, I'll migrate them to the apps page above with a description and link. Well, it wasn't all mac-talk, there was a considerable diversion to the Hindi blockbuster "3 Idiots" which exhorts people to follow their passion, pursue excellence and assuage fears by a meaningless but reassuring phrase!
Befitting an end of year meetup, we reminisced our meetups which go back to 1999 - see the photos and links in mac.sivasothi.com or at the sidebar on this blog.