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280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Sydney PCUG's Blog

14 - 20 March 2010
  • Seniors
  • Genealogy
  • SmartPhone
  • Web Design

Kamala Jegaraj

Starting Friday 19 March 2010
5.30pm - 8.30pm


20 March 2010

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Over 55’s, put on your dancing
shoes and kick up your heels
at City of Sydney’s 2010
Seniors Week Ball
Bookings are Essential
Wednesday 24 March
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street, Sydney
Cost: FREE

"Co-operation is a priceless value
- you must give to get it"

Hello & Welcome,
Welcome to all of our new members and subscribers.
Members are reminded that access to the meeting rooms is only permitted during the advertised times. The extra time now available should be of benefit, giving everyone time to prepare and pack-up without being rushed.
Seniors Week - 21 - 28 March 2010
ASCCA has three seminars that may appeal to some members during this year's Seniors Week they are:
  • Computers are Fun Seminar - Tuesday 23 March
  • Green IT Seminar - Wednesday 24 March
  • Social Networking Seminar - Friday 26 March
Seminars are free but bookings are required - 9286 3871 or - for more information read ASCCA March Newsletter.
Monday 8 March - Stocks & Shares - M.Robertson - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Unfortunately, I have not been given any details on the topic for discussion, so come along and be surprised.
Tuesday 9 March - Programming - N. Hoffman - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
At the February meeting Les talked about a computer-controlled milling machine he built from a kit, and showed a video of it cutting various holes in an instrument case. He also showed a low-voltage spotlight he made from an array of 28 white wide-angle LEDs controlled by an Atmel Tiny 45.
Michael showed pictures of a machine he built for automatically making cups of tea, and discussed his problems programming a PIC to run it. Martin talked about the EZ430-Chronos watch available from Farnell.
Come and show your projects, or see some others. Anyone is welcome, and there is no fee for a first time visitor.
Friday 12 March - Seniors - B. Parry - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Among other things Bill wants to mention is another method of finding our 'product keys'; and we might finally get around to organising our 'Favourites'!!
Bill also wants to revisit one of the programs that allow the instantaneous recording of ' any data...and then retrieve the data the same way...instantaneously.
We should have a look at the real Windows 7 Ultimate now installed on 'our' computer (we had to say goodbye to the RC [release candidate] version thanks to Mr. Gates!). I have installed a 'proper paid version of Windows 7 Ultimate' and a few of the necessary utilities one needs to 'survive', so we might have a look at them and our members might suggest and help us install any other apps that they think we should have. Rest easy...we still have the dual boot option with Windows XP!!
And of course Bill is always open to any of our members doing their own thing with some interesting stuff that they may wish to show us or even just tell us about it.
Friday 12 March - Communications - B. Backstrom - 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Peter Collard and Bob Backstrom will be demonstrating networking with a cross-over network cable between the Club's computer and a Laptop.
They will be using the current Newsagent's magazine "Home Networking" which features wired as well as wireless networking.
Tip of the Week
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So until next week, health and happiness.



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