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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE  12 - 17 September 2011

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

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Hello and Welcome,
There are three SIG meetings next week. The details follow:
Monday 12 September - Stocks & Shares - M. Robertson 
5:30pm - 8:30pm
At this meeting the group will take a look at the stock market which has been very erratic and unpredictable during the last few weeks. They will examine some recent charts which suggest that a "bear market" is still in place.
Malcolm recently attended the Annual Conference of the Australian Investors Association and he proposes to talk about some of the good presentations he heard. He will also show a new software program which looks as though it will  be very good at picking stocks and timing the stock market.
If you are keen to buy Resource Stocks, then a Conference being held in Sydney in October may just the thing you need. You may also be able to attend it at a highly discounted price! Malcolm will provide more details at the meeting.
Tuesday 13 September - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the August meeting Steve demonstrated the one wire digital thermometer he built using the DS18B20 temperature sensor, and showed the C program he wrote for it using the free HI-TECH C compiler and the logic analyser from the PICKit2. 

Bob installed the PICkit2 and amended its inc file so that the button on the Low Pin Count board stops the LED flashing sequence instead of resetting it.
Christopher showed us the DIY Park Ranger, a prototype ultrasonic car backing aid.
At this meeting there will be some other new microprocessor applications and programming examples on display.                                Neville Hoffman 
Saturday 17 September - Web Design -  R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The group talked about editing HTML outside NetObjects Fusion at the August meeting. The editing can be done outside the program, but as NetObjects Fusion was not used, the changes will be lost when the file is published. Importing HTML into NetObjects Fusion is possible, but the formatting and styles did not transfer with the HTML file.
The group changed to Filezilla from CoreFTP as the latter program kept hanging when files were uploaded. Filezilla worked well.
Another Newsletter and a White Paper page were put on the web site.
Tony reported that he had a problem with his website when he rewrote it outside NetObjects Fusion. The group will see what the problem is when he brings the files to this month's meeting.

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