Pulborough Computer Club

2005 Calendar

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month and (except in December) on the Wednesday two weeks later.

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are in the Rother Hall of Pulborough Village Hall and commence at 7:30pm. The hall is available from 7pm for setting up equipment. Please click here for directions.

7:30-8:45ish Tutorial
8:45ish-9:00ish Refreshments
9:00ish-9:50 Burning questions about any topic and hopefully, answers
9:50-10:00 Clear up

2005

Tuesday
4th January
Downloading - Finding useful programs, many of them free, on the internet and installing them.
Wednesday
19th January
Back to Basics - A refresher on standard operations such as resizing windows and copying and moving files.
Tuesday
1st February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Wednesday
16th February
Making cut outs and creating collages in Photoshop (John Beard).
Tuesday
1st March
How to choose a broadband or dialup Internet Service Provider (ISP) with recommendations Read the notes (115kB).(Dean Smith)
Wednesday
16th March
An introduction to Linux - a free alternative to Windows with a wealth of free applications (John Boswell)
Tuesday
5th April
An introduction to Usenet, Google Groups and forums. Will include a demonstration of a new forum on the club website. Read Dean's notes (94kB). (Dean Smith/Jim Noble)
Wednesday
20th April
Future Technology - Ian Greenslade of IBM and the Village Computer Club who will describe his view of the future of computing and communications.
Tuesday
3rd May
Picture editing, printing and publishing part I View slide show (717kB). (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
18th May
Picture editing, printing and publishing part II View slide show (664kB). (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
7th June
Internet Hygiene - How to keep your system safe from intruders and malware by using a firewall, antivirus software and other malware scanners.
Read lecture notes. (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
22nd June
Accessing music and radio stations via the internet including information about Ipods and similar gadgets. Read internet radio notes. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
5th July
Webcams View slide show (816kB). (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
20th July
Keeping your data safe. Backups, ZIP and RAR files. Read the notes (148kB).(Dean Smith)
Tuesday
2nd August
Scanning - How to operate a scanner to import images and documents with discussion about selecting an appropriate resolution. Includes a demonstration of Optical Character Recognition to convert a picture of text into an editable Word document or spreadsheet. (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
17th August
Video editing part I View slide show (478kB). (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
6th September
Video editing part II (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
21st September
Setting up a new internet account from scratch and how to configure and use the Outlook Express email program. Includes discussion on web based email and the advantages of buying your own domain name. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
4th October
Makeover for Pulborough's Community Care Website (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
19th October
Technology Update - what's available in the world of home computing. Read Dean's notes (39kB). (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
1st November
Transferring music from vinyl into a computer where clicks and scratches can be removed before saving the results to audio CD. Read notes (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
16th November
A closer look at the Firefox web browser including how to add extra features to it. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
6th December
How to select a digital camera - followed by mince pies and maybe more big grin (Stuart Crump).

2006

Tuesday
3rd January
Back to Basics - A refresher on standard operations such as resizing windows and copying and moving files. (Jim Noble)
Wednesday
18th January
Freeware - A look at some recommended free programs which can be downloaded from the internet (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
7th February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Wednesday
22nd February
Making CDs and DVDs (?)