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  WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 22 - 28 March 2009


1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Upcoming SIG'S
29 March - 4 April 2009
    • Penrith 


6 pm
28 April 2009

WANTED Nominations for Committee Members


Sunday 29 March 2009
9.00am - 3.00pm

Don't forget to bring in your unwanted mobile phones, not only will you be helping the environment but also the Spastic Centre.

Photographing a
from the
YouTube website.


Hello and Welcome,

Your Committee has revised the Constitution which it will be putting to the members at the AGM for approval.  Click HERE to be taken to a link on our web site to see the changes and the reasons the revisions were made. Please review the changes before the meeting.

The attached is a PDF file which contains the Agenda, Nomination and Proxy Vote Forms required for the AGM.

Tuesday 24 March - Main Meeting - 6 pm - 8 pm

For over 30 years Syntec International has been proud to be the Australian and New Zealand distributor for some of the most renowned and respected brands of audio equipment, catering for a wide range of applications. This month we will welcome Wayne Farron from the companies Communications & Sales area, who will give us a detailed presentation on their products. In the meantime take a look at the Syntec website the products are numerous.

We also welcome back from Melbourne our resident 'Guru' Alex, so I'm sure we can look forward to a lively Q & A. Alex has also confirmed that the April Main Meeting presenter will be none other than Microsoft with the new Windows 7, so note your diaries and tell your friends.

Friday 27 March - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 10 am - 12 noon

  • Introduction and software updates (bring your thumb drive if you want a copy of the downloads.
  • Future planned topics
  • Photography Exercise - critical discussion of members efforts for last month's task - sunsets etc. if weather permitted, otherwise some previous efforts. Please send to Roger - or bring on your thumb drive.
  • Q & A and Tips - bring us your problems and solutions.
  • Main Topic - File formats and what they are used for, also interconversion.

MS Windows XP Pro Operating System OEM COA 
MS Windows XP Pro Operating System OEM full genuine licences for sale. They are surplus to requirements from a computer manufacturer/builder and have not been used in any way before.

A COA - Certificate of Authenticity with the Product key imprinted upon is the product for sale. They will of course meet MS activation and WGA checks. No software is provided and any genuine MS OEM Win XP pro install disk is needed to install the operating system. Note an OEM license is valid for installing on one computer only and cannot legally be transferred to another computer at a later date.
The price is $50 including postage and of course comes with a money back guarantee.
Please contact SPCUG member Robert Church by email if you wish to purchase  -


Tip of the Week - Bryan McDonald 

For those of you that are sick of paying for firewall protection, or cannot afford to, then go to and download Comodo Internet Security . It is completely free forever. You are given the choice to load both or just the firewall. Bryan personally uses Avira AntiVirus  with the Comodo Firewall and so far they have combined together well. They have a support forum on their sites, that can answer most of your questions.


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So until next week, health and happiness. 




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