Windows 8.1 Classes

Screenshot (2)_3We are collecting names for a Tuesday morning (10am-12noon) class on Windows 8.1. Attendees must have a laptop with Windows 8/8.1 installed. Class will run when we have at least 8 names. 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

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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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Monthly meeting: Smart Phone Cameras: Beyond the Selfie, Wed, Oct. 15th

Gorge Vale Golf Course, Tillicum and Craigflower Road, Esquimalt

Mike Nelson Pedde explained the ins and outs of how to edit photos on your smart phone. Mike has 40 years experience in photography.

Notes after the presentation:

1) There are two places in the presentation where Mike jumped over to Firefox. Those links won’t be active in the .pdf  of the presentation.
2) Mike can’t overemphasize the importance of good digital asset management (D.A.M.) – this is a great place to start:  The DAM Book   and    The DAM Forum
3) For anyone who’s interested, here’s the URL for the Victoria Photography Meetup Group
P.S. The Wacom Bamboo Stylus can be purchased at London Drugs, Stapes, etc. but the replacement tips are harder to find. I recommend NCIX.com It’s $7.50 for three nibs, plus shipping, so I usually order 6 as the shipping cost is the same. Part number for the nibs is ACK20601 There’s also a softer nib – ACK20501 but I don’t like them. Maybe if you’re drawing in ‘charcoal’ on your iPad.

The facts are that cell phone (and tablet) cameras are everywhere today, and that mostly they’re used by people to make selfies to post on Facebook or to email to friends. Continue reading

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Monthly meeting: Refurbished computers and Fall Training Plans: Wednesday, Sep. 17th

Priority1 Refurbished LaptopPeter Young of Priority1 Computers  will explain the ins and outs of refurbished computers.   See their products here.

George Bowden will demo a new format to our training, using online videos.

When: Wednesday, September 17th, 2pm to 3:30pm .  Bring your lunch and socialize at 1pm.
Where: At the computer clubhouse, 85a Burnside Road West

Please RSVP because seating is limited to about 25.  This page will be occasionally updated with the number currently registered.

Currently 15 members are registered.

 

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AUTUMN IS HERE

It has been a busy spring and summer around the Clubhouse. There has been sadness as well as accomplishments.  Our new name “Victoria Computer Club” has attracted new members and favorable comments. When the club was formed 30 years ago, everyone knew what “Big Blue” stood for but now so much has been added and changed in the computer world that the name ”Big Blue and Cousins” is no longer relevant.

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What is it?

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Annual Potluck Picnic and Volunteer Appreciation

 Wednesday August 6th from 2pm to 6pm

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At the Beaver Lake Picnic Area about 0.7 km from Elk Lake Drive
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fimFb

Activities:
2pm: Socializing, Games, and Photoshoot for those bringing digital cameras.
4pm: the Potluck begins. Entrees and salads preferred over desserts.  Note: The CRD prohibits alcoholic beverage consumption, open fires, and camping.

Menu so far: Special Egg rolls, Salad, iced tea , 2 chicken dishes, 2 salads, cheese plate, dessert.
The club will supply Cake / Pop / Ice / Plates / Napkins / Plastic Cutlery / Table covers & Balloons .. surprise draws donated by members. We welcome musicians, singers, dancers, and magicians. We will be under the picnic shelter where there are tables and benches.

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Bring your own chair if you wish. From 2-4 we will have lawn games – … we need a volunteer to organize.

Contact Sharon Duncan at 250-590-5924 or Rolande at 250-385-6532.
Please RSVP and we will post what food  and games people plan to bring…

Car-pooling may be possible, certainly from the clubhouse. Contact George 250-893-7423.
This event replaces the monthly meeting.

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June monthly meeting : Our new website

 June 18 Monthly meeting, at 2pm
Bring your own lunch at 1pm if you like.

cyclistA tour of our Victoria Computer Club’s New Website

The Web Shared Interest Group has been building this new website .  You can try out the website, and give us immediate feedback.  Share the calendar, upload your photos, ask for help, or join the discussion.

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May 21st Monthly meeting, Lunch-1pm, Presentation-2pm

Gorge Vale Golf Course, Tillicum and Gorge Road, Esquimalt
Twilight Years or Starlight Years

A lifetime of knowledge, wisdom and experience should become more valuable as we get older, not less. With the transformation of the information age, current technologies have leveled the playing field for those contemplating part-time work, contracting, consulting or volunteering in their communities.  Continue reading

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Apr 16 2014 Notes from Monthly Meeting, the end of XP, Vista, etc.

Presentation Slides:
End of an era:  The end of support for Windows XP and MS Office 2003
Here is the link to the PDF of this morning’s presentation: Continue reading

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Welcome to the Victoria Computer Club – new site, please advise in Reply.

April 16th Monthly meeting, Presentation at 2pm 

AT THE COMPUTER CLUBHOUSE, 85a Burnside Road West
(Not at the golf course this month)

Can I keep running Windows XP?  What do I do?

This will be a discussion about how to run old and new operating systems and programs safely.

As of 9pm Monday, the meeting is full with 30 members.

 

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