We discuss how to effectively and safely use digital technology (smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and computers, except Apple products) with those 55 and older who join our club.
Our 150 members can attend any of several sessions per month, held at Silver Threads Passmore Center, kitty corner to Tillicum Mall, south-east corner (click for map). Scroll down for more articles.
To attend Computer Club events you must be a member of the Victoria Computer Club. Join us. New Computer Club members get their first month’s computer club membership for free – attend your favourite club course or try them all. (Silver Threads drop-in fees still apply.)
Memberships are $25 per person. Memberships last 365 days from the anniversary of joining, (395 days the first year.)
Here are the links to Ed’s presentation, Strategies for Backing Up Your Computer
and George’s presentation Backup and Sync
Annual General Meeting Minutes for January 23, 2018 Continue reading
Minutes for May 28, 2018 Executive Meeting Continue reading
A CHANCE TO DO ACTION SHOTS
Good chance to practice with shutter Speed!
What: Bike Race
When: Sunday June 3rd
Where: Around the Leg Buildings
Time: 2:00 pm We will meet then but the races run all day so you can come and go as you please.
Meet at the corner of Belleville and Government by Emily Carr statue
SIDNEY SCULPTURE WALK
What: We will walk around the Sidney waterfront to shoot the very interesting sculptures. This is a good opportunity to practice with aperture priority! Lets hope for a nice day.
When: Saturday June 16th
Where: Meet at the Gazebo in Beacon Park at the end of Beacon Ave.
Time: 10:00 am
VICTORIA INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FESTIVAL This should be a colorful and fun shoot!
What: A very colourful action packed event
Where: In front of the Royal BC Museum
When: Saturday June 23rd We will meet then but the event also runs Thursday and Friday. So go on your own if Saturday is not suitable, as long as you go and get a few shots in 🙂
Time: 10:00 am Meet by the Bell Tower
Ron Brown from Comox and APCUG, gave a very informative presentation, with lots of learning for all of us. Please review and try some of the features mentioned. I never knew all of these things about the history of cameras and digital cameras!
Here is a copy to the presentation:
Here are the class notes: https://tinyurl.com/y8dc3f2e
We covered many interesting things we should do BEFORE we lose our Android phone or tablet, as well as using the Google features to Find my phone. This ended up being a very good learning experience for us all.
Write down the IEMI, Model, Make, Serial Number and put it somewhere safe! Take a picture and save in the cloud.
Notes are at this link https://tinyurl.com/y9h4vhf6
We covered aspects of Windows 10 such as Desktop, History of Updates, Personalizing the Start menu, Change Desktop, Background, Theme, Lock Screen, Windows 10 built in Apps, Microsoft Store and some Keyboard Shortcuts.
There are a lot of public events taking place in the month of May, choose the event and
time that works for you and get out and get some great photos!
Victoria Highland Games at Topaz Park Admission Seniors $10.
Saturday May 19 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday May 20 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday May 21 8:00 to 5:00 pm
Victoria Day Parade On Douglas Street Mayfair Mall to Belleville Street
Monday May 21st 9:00 am to Noon
Fort McCaulay Historic Interpretation Event at McCaulay Point Park
Saturday May 26 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Swiftsure Clover Point and Dallas Road
Saturday May 26 9:00 am start
National Stand-up Paddle Board Championships Sidney Waterfront
Saturday May 26 Ongoing during the day
Sunday May 27 Ongoing during the day
Victoria Model Railroad Show Admission Adults $7.
West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 1767 Island Highway
Sunday May 27 10:00 to 4:30 pm
These events have websites if you need more information.
We are drowning in discarded devices and competing information. Withdrawing is one solution, but perhaps a few wise decisions will save us. This presentation was given May 14th by George Bowden,