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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE  11 - 16 October 2010

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

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Trading and Investment Seminars and Expo

at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on29 - 30 October 2010

Hello and Welcome,

John Lucke presented a very interesting review of the ways in which Internet service providers filter spam and malware at today's Communications SIG. He also suggested how additional protection can be obtained by using the filters that are available in some of the popular email programs or by using third party email filtering programs.


Part of John's presentation can be viewed if you click here.


Next week's SIG details are below:

Monday 11 October - Stocks & Shares -  M. Robertson - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

At this meeting the group will discuss some Internet sites that are of interest to investors. Gold is also reaching new highs and the reasons for this will be explored.

Malcolm will also tell the meeting about the Trading & Investing Seminars and Expo that is being held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour on Friday and Saturday the 29th and 30th October 2010.

Booking on line for the Expo can save time waiting in a queue and it reduces the entrance fee by 33%. A link to the booking site is in the side column.

Tuesday 12 October - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

At the September meeting of this SIG Alex demonstrated the Proteus Virtual System Modeller (VSM) he bought. It combines SPICE circuit simulation, animated components and microprocessor models to simulate complete microcontroller based designs. Using his system he can develop and test microprocessor designs before constructing a physical prototype.

Johnny Kim reviewed his career as a designer in embedded programming, control engineering, mechatronics engineering, digital signal processing, m microprocessors, and microcontrollers. Johnny has recently moved to Australia from South Korea. His webpage can be seen if you click here.

Steve discussed his project for a solar powered Picaxe-based night light, and the group made some suggestions for the coding.

At this month's meeting the group will look at some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.

Saturday 16 October - Web Design -  R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The group is continuing to improve and build the club's web pages and an information site is being constructed to show how web pages can be configured to make them easily navigable. Further work on this latter task will be undertaken at this meeting.

So until next week, health and happiness,
John M

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