Be In the Picture. Consumer Electonics Show 2015 Report by Alan Perry

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Wednesday February 25th: Lunch at 1pm, free presentation at 2pm, at the
Gorge Vale Golf Course, Tillicum and Craigflower

Join Alan Perry, the host of “Tech Talk” on C-FAX 1070 Radio, for his report on the Consumer Electronics Show of 2015.

You must RSVP for the soup and sandwhich lunch at $13 (pre-ordered by Monday, and paid at the door).  The presentation is free, but RSVP’ing helps plan the seating.

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Workshops on Picasa, the fast free photo organizer and editor

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Fee is $10 per session.  Email training@bbc.org to register.

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Training Survey Results

Here are the training survey results, as of January 21:

Sufficient interest was shown to run multi-session classes of “Writing Blogs and Building Websites”, “Backing up your info on all your devices”, and “Protect your identity across all your devices”

Sufficient interest was shown to run single-session classes of “Compare SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box and iCloud”, “Internal and External Storage for photos, documents, emails….”, and “Protect your Facebook or Google+ privacy online”

Sufficient interest was shown to run single-session free presentations of “Utilities”, “Managing passwords”, “Files, Folders and Favorites”

Here is the full table of results, unweighted:  Continue reading

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Second offering of Windows 8.1

Screenshot (2)_3 Windows 8.1 second Basic class, Thursday mornings,  10am – 12 noon . Please email “training at VictoriaComputerClub.org” if you want to register for this course. It will begin when there are ten people registered. Please bring your laptop with Windows 8/8.1 installed (if you have one). Club computers have Windows 7. Students without Window 8 laptops are welcome to view the visual presentation and take notes. Basic topics covered will include: tiles, charms, desktop, apps vs programs. Cost is $4 to members.  Watch for updates in the club calendar.

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Welcome to 2015

What is it?

What is it?

First, I would like to welcome all new members who have joined The Victoria Computer Club (BB&C) since the fall. You have added to the vitality of the club!

THE YEAR 2014 IN REVIEW

We have made a few changes around the premises. Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting Wed. January 21 at 2pm.

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Please click and  RSVP now.

The AGM will be held at the clubhouse,
85a Burnside Road West, Victoria, at 2pm

Two motions will be voted on: Continue reading

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WordPress Groups

We partition WordPress instruction into three groups, or SIGs:

1) Websites hosted on rented hosts, such as BlueHost
(shortened on the calendar to WordPress.ORG)

  •  Database management with PhpMyAdmin
  • Security access filters with .htaccess
  • Managing Images with simple editors and wordpress editors
  • Using Short Codes for content functions, such as forms
  • Templates to control layout and content blocks
  • Controlling page styles with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Examining CSS using the browser’s inspector
  • Java script identifyers
  • RSS feeds
  • Backups
  • Local hosting on your laptop
  • Migrating websites to other hosts

2) Websites hosted on free space at WordPress.com
    (shortened on the calendar to WordPress.COM)

  • Setting up an account on WordPress.com
  • Exploring your WordPress account
  • Managing Images with simple editors and wordpress editors
  • Choosing a theme
  • Posts vs Pages
  • Menus vs Categories
  • Widgets
  • Short code
  • Using Short Codes for content functions, such as forms
    RSS feeds

3) Workshops arranged through Meetup.com for those who have been administrators on at least a few self hosted sites.

Our most advanced offering.  Topics vary, according to presenter.

 

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Christmas Lunch

hollyJoin us at the Gorge Vale Golf Course on Wednesday, December 17th for Christmas lunch at 1:00 pm.    The buffet includes a seasonal salad with condiments, pre-carved roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and savory stuffing, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.  The buffet also includes chef’s choice desserts and coffee/tea.

The price is $24 per person (Includes the 15% Grat and 5% GST.)   Tickets must be purchased at the clubhouse, before December 14th.   Because the tickets are being sold at cost, we cannot take credit card payments.  No tickets will be sold at the lunch, because we must pre-order the number of meals in advance.

You can bring to the lunch a wrapped gift of interest to anyone, not more than $5 in value, new or used, for exchange.

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Why Windows??

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Windows is evolving rapidly to challenge Google and Apple with its Internet Applications  Joel Rushworth will bring us up to date on the Windows Universe, including Outlook.com, One Note, Windows Phones, Office Online and XBox.

To sync up, attend the presentation Sunday, December 7th at 10:30 am.   Please RSVP .

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iMobile SIG Review with links

We had a great turnout for the second session of the iMobile SIG.  Bill P. brought his brand new iPhone 6 plus.  We discussed everything from security to travel apps. Get all the SIG news on our SIG group page here. The next meeting is Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10am at the clubhouse.  See all you iPeople then!  — Cody (Catherin) Gregory

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