Author Archives: George Bowden

Seniors SIG workshop on LastPass Jan. 16th

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 … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting Tuesday January 24th, 2pm at Silver Threads

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 … Continue reading

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2017 Global Fraud and Cybercrime Forecast by IT Canada

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? Require a pattern or code to open your phone. Add an app to completely wipe your … Continue reading

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Results of Nov 22, 2016 General Meeting

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 … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Home Computer for Everything from Deleted Files to Natural Disasters

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 … Continue reading

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December 13th Lunch

 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. … Continue reading

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Notes from Oct 31- Changes to email need understanding

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 … Continue reading

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Chromebooks and ChromeOS

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, … Continue reading

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Seniors Web & Email Security

Rick’s Presentation material on Web & Email Security can be down-loaded HERE

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Presentation Tues. Oct. 25: Conserving Energy One Home at a Time. Please RSVP

Do you know how much electricity you use in your personal office or home? Do you know how much energy your desktop computer or laptop uses? Will you save more electricity by turning off your computer at night or shortening … Continue reading

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