On January 16th at 10am at the Seniors SIG, George will lead a workshop on using LastPass, a password manager you can use from multiple computers, including those at the clubhouse.
To prepare for the workshop, please bring
- your email login and password,
- plus a different password of more than 14 characters to be used as a LastPass master password. Test its strength here .
- plus a couple of other account logins and passwords, like facebook, gmail, yahoo, shaw or telus, or someone you have online accounts with, like BC Hydro,
We will be installing the LastPass extension in your browser, preferably Chrome. You can do this on a club computer, and use LastPass later at home, or bring your laptop to the SIG.
The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held Tuesday January 24th, 2pm at Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd, Saanich, BC V8Z 1H1. Lunch is at 1pm. Please email RSVP for $7 lunch requesting sandwich type (fish or chicken or egg) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is a map: https://goo.gl/maps/zdXPxpss6Q72
- Directors reports for the end of our fiscal year, December 31 2016:
- President’s report: A report of the club’s progress in moving services to Silver Threads. Notice has been given to our current landlord that we will not renew the lease.
- Treasurers report, which has been emailed to members along with this notice
- Membership report, giving the counts of current members
- Clubhouse report
2) Setting of member dues. It is proposed that dues remain unchanged until the move, and then drop to $25 per year.
3) Election of officers for the year
What fraud and cybercrimes will 2017 present? IT Canada offers this prediction, that most hacks will originate from phones. But what can our members with smart phones do?
A General Meeting of the Victoria Computer Club was called to order at 2pm, Nov 22nd 2016. 32 members in attended.
Moved by Paul Thomas seconded by Sharon Duncan: Add the following to the constitution of the Victoria Computer Club: “The society is a member-funded society.”
Background, emailed to all members Nov 8th: Changes to the BC Societies Act allow the Victoria Computer Club to consider adding the following to its constitution: “The society is a member-funded society.”
Being a small society with few board members and a low budget, the loosening of reporting requirements and increased flexibility is appealing.
Here is an explanation, including some arguments against adding the clause to our constitution.
Here is the link to Rich’s presentation on strategies for backing up your computer so that documents and photos don’t get lost, whether by accidental deletion, hard drive failure, or natural disaster. Talk is intended for non-technical computer users.
Presented by Rich McCue of UVic, Tuesday November 22nd, 2pm at Silver Threads, Les Passmore 286 Hampton Road, Saanich. Here is a MAP
Optional lunch of soup and sandwhich for $7 is at 1pm. Choose which sandwich (salmon, egg, or chicken salad) in your RSVP to BigBlueSocial@gmail.com for lunch and/or presentation.
Even if you are only coming to the presentation please RSVP by Sunday, November 20th so that we will know which room to set up.
All tickets have been sold. Please arrive before 12:45. All must be seated before 1:00 pm.
The Club’s December 13th lunch will be Turkey & stuffing, Mashed potato & gravy, Brussels sprouts & carrots, Toffee cake with shortbread, Tea & Coffee.
The lunch will be served at Silver Threads Passmore Center, followed by a presentation of the club’s plans for 2017.
Here’s the link to Microsoft’s end of support for Essentials 2012
From teaching the class, I realize one must separate and identify the independent parts of email systems.
First is the server of the sender’s email service provider and the server of the recipient’s provider. These are contained in the internet, and not on your computer. Second, and independent, is your method of accessing your email: Continue reading
A chromebook is an inexpensive, simplified laptop. It runs one program, the Chrome browser, plus a file manager for local file management.
A chromebook has removed the ability to run other installed programs, like Microsoft Office, other browsers like Firefox, bad virus programs, antivirus programs to fight the bad virus programs, backup programs, crap cleaners, printer drivers, installed Adobe programs like Photoshop, etc. etc. Continue reading
Rick’s Presentation material on Web & Email Security can be down-loaded HERE