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


26 July - 1 August 2009
  • Main Meeting 
  • Penrith


Tuesday 28 July 2009



Don't forget ASCCA competition photos must be emailed to
Roger by the end of August.



Hello and Welcome,

At last Friday's Communications SIG, members set up for the first time a Blog called sydneypcug for the use of members. Wordpress (free) was chosen as the host site. If you are new to Blogging, there are good explanations of how to blog on YouTube . Try it, and add your comments.


ASCCA's 11th Australian Seniors Computer Conference
Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 August 2009

The conference will once again be held at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, with main events being held in the Coles Theatre. The program offers a variety of speakers and workshops, there is something for everyone regardless of ones level of experience or expertise. The conferences are open to every member of every ASCCA Club at a discounted cost read more...


Tuesday 21 July - Seniors - Graham Grant - 10 am - 12 noon

Tuesday Seniors this month will start with the usual Q & A and see what problems are thrown up. So if you have any questions/ problems make sure you bring them along.

Graham will give a talk on how to make a short DVD using the free video editing program Movie Maker 3 that comes with Windows Vista.


Tuesday 21 July - Genealogy - Terry Eakin - 1 pm - 3 pm

Terry's appointment this week makes it possible for him to be able to attend on Tuesday. There is a need to polish up on Australian records such as shipping, immigration and early church records before civil registration. Terry has offered to leave some CD's e.g. Sydney, NSW Country and Melbourne directories, if members know what areas they need to research, also has AGCI Vols 1,2 & 3 these can be used to find about 8 million records. Please let Terry know what you are interested in so he can bring in the CD's.


Friday 24 July - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 10 am - 12 noon

The Digital Photography SIG on Friday 24 July, will do something new. We will try a hands-on session making a PhotoStory3 show for the ASCCA competition (or not as you wish).

To enable this we ask everyone that can to bring along a laptop (with mains adapter to ensure 2 hours use) with PhotoStory3 installed, and bring along about 10 photos (cropped etc) to tell your story.

Guidelines: 3 minutes max, 20 images max, topic "Travel", "Special Event" or "General".

Please e-mail  Peter if you are coming, and if you can bring a laptop. We hope we should be able to have 1 laptop for 2 people.

If you want to uninstall PS3 later, set a restore point and download Revo Uninstaller Portable too. If your Windows fails WGA we will have the installer, but it will save time if you can install beforehand:

1. PhotoStory3 download, 2. ASSCA rules, 3. Revo Uninstall  program,
4. YouTube Tutorial, PDF Tutorial.

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