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16 - 22 May 2010
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27 May - 21 June 2010
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Hello & Welcome,
Monday 10 May - Stocks & Shares - M. Robertson - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
The Market is really Falling. Dow down 350 points last night (Thursday). Will be interesting to see how the ASX is at the close of this Friday.
On Monday, 10 May 2010, we will talk about the market. Also talk about some new ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds on the ASX.
Malcolm may be 15 minutes late (he is attending a Mining Conference). John Lucke will be coming and will open up. Hopefully John Ewing will get the milk!
(Malcolm Robertson)
Tuesday 11 May - Programming - N. Hoffman - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
At the April meeting Anthony showed an upgraded version of his digital clock. He built it this time using six of the GAL16V8 programmable chips on predrilled copper strip board. John demonstrated wire wrapping technique, and gave Anthony some wrapping tools and sample boards. Bob showed the SPCUG blog and the Snagit screen capture program. Neville showed the January 2009 Silicon Chip article on remote wireless control using a PIC and a transceiver. Alex demonstrated RocketDoc, the free application launcher. He also showed the free download OSC_DLL, from which he is trying to build a software oscilloscope.
At the May meeting we'll see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples. Come and show your projects, or see some others.
(Neville Hoffman)
Friday 14 May - Seniors - B. Parry - 9.30am - 12.30pm
I will have a number of small, but nevertheless I think interesting, items to review and discuss on Friday; they include:
  • PDF readers
  • Acronis Disk Director Suite 10
  • The 'Alureon' rootkit
  • Windows Sysinternals
  • Windows Secrets etc.
(Bill Parry)
Friday 14 May - Communications - 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Unfortunately there is no information available as to the topic for this months Communications SIG, but you can be sure that your fellow members will have put together an interesting topic for you all.
Saturday 15 May - Web Design - R. Hume - 1.30pm - 4.30pm
We installed a copy of Photoshop 6 for the SIG to use when photo enhancing.
Bob showed us some of the features of KompoZer. We found it opened best using Google Chrome. Some features did not show in Firefox or IE8.
We will look further into NetObjectsFusion this month.
(Robert Hume)
Tip of the Week
SmillaEnlarger want to enlarge a picture SmillaEnlarger uses a simple interface, it has two preview windows, one with the complete image and the other with the area under the zoom grid. You only have to drag the grid to resize the image. The first result may not be the best one, so use the available sliders until you obtain the picture of your liking.
So until next week, health and happiness.



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