Author Archives: George Bowden

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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Tagging photos and files

Tagging files is an alternative to, and enhancement to, creating a folder structure for you photos and files. Tags are non-hierarchical Many tags can be assigned to one photo Many photos can be assigned the same tag Tags are meta data … Continue reading

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Presentation September 27th Desktop vs Online Apps

Do you need desktop apps, or are online apps sufficient?  And why might you want to use online apps instead?  I am at the corner of Calle de La Portes de Jesus, in the city of Palma, Spain, writing this with … Continue reading

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Annual Potluck Picnic at Government House, Thursday, August 18, 3pm

Thursday, August 18th, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm, Photoshoot of Gardens at 2pm. At the Government House Bandshell on the east lawn, 1401 Rockland Avenue.  If you require seating, please bring your own chairs. Click here for  map. Activities: 2pm:  … Continue reading

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