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30 Aug -  5 Sept 2009
  • Penrith

    Sunday 30 August 2009
    10.00am - 3.00pm

    Friday 28 August 2009


    Hello and Welcome,

    You will all be happy to know that the new computer has arrived and we will have a system using an Intel Quad Core i7 CPU, a Gigabyte M/B with the X58 chipset and six GBs of DDR3 RAM; two 1TB HDDs and an LG CD/DVD drive...all SATA; a generic black ATX case (smaller dimensions) with a 650 watt PSU and an ASUS 1GB video card. For those of you who are interested in having a look, it will be on show at the Main Meeting next Tuesday.

    On behalf of the club members a big thank you to Bill Parry and those who assisted him with the specifications.

    Tuesday 25 August - Main Meeting - 6 pm - 8 pm

    Joshua Carr, no relation to Bob, is the Product Manager for Retail Notebook at Asus - and he'll be coming to the main meeting to show us the latest in thin and light notebooks from Asus!

    Thin and light is an exciting new category in between netbooks and notebooks, offering far more power than netbooks while being thinner and lighter than traditional notebooks.

    Although Asus won't be giving a notebook away there will be some other Asus gear to win, with Joshua suggesting a motherboard and some other stuff which we'll find out about on Tuesday night.

    So, while netbooks remain ultra popular, the new thin and light category threatens to eclipse netbooks completely - come and learn what it's all about!

    See you there!


    Friday 28 August - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 10am - 12 noon

    To the Digital Photography enthusiasts who have finished their projects for the ASCCA Photo and Photostory competitions, please remember to bring your completed entry forms.

    • Introduction & Software Updates (bring your thumb drive),
    • Future planned topics,
    • Photography Exercise - A look at entries for the ASCCA Photo and Photostory Competition,
    • Q & A and Tips - bring us your problems and solutions.
    Main Topic - Ian has found a site with tutorials/seminars for Photoshop. We will look at one of these (takes about 1 hour). Although they are based on Photoshop, the techniques will be useful in other programs.

    Tip of the Week

    Caption Tube is a utility for adding closed captions to YouTube videos.
    Simple and secure sign in using your Google account.

    It is easy to use and free. Check out YouTube for tutorial videos.

    So until next week, health and happiness,



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