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. Attendees must have a laptop with Windows 8/8.1 installed. 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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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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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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Windows 8.1 Classes

Screenshot (2)_3 Windows 8.1 next class Tuesday morning, January 27th,  10am – 12 noon with Martin & Faith. Attendees must have a laptop with Windows 8/8.1 installed. Basic topics covered will include: tiles, charms, desktop, apps vs programs. Cost is free to members. To sign up send an email to: training@bbc.org .  Watch for updates in the club calendar.

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iMobile Shared Interest Group

This group meets the 4th Thursday at 10am.  iPhone, iPad and iPod users meet to learn how to better manage their Apple mobile products. Led by Catherin (Cody) Gregory.

Leave a reply on the iMobile SIG Page to get help with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.  Your first comment will need to be moderated before it appears.  After that, your comments appear automatically.

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