Pulborough Computer Club

2008 Calendar

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

From January 2009, meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of the month (with one highlighted exception in March).

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

2008

Wednesday
16th January
Comparing the web browsers Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox, with a closer look at some of Firefox's useful extensions. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
5th February
No meeting this week
Wednesday
20th February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
4th March
A demonstration of video editing. (Peter Leeke)
Wednesday
19 March
Future Technology - Ian Greenslade of the Village Computer Club will describe his view of the future of computing and communications and look at the success of last year's predictions.
Tuesday
1st April
Reducing spam - or at least, largely preventing it from reaching your inbox. (Jim Noble)
Download zipped PowerPoint presentation
Wednesday
16th April
Vista update. (Dean Smith)
Presentation Acrobat
Tuesday
6th May
Graphics processing using Photoshop Elements with an emphasis on selection tools and using layers. (Lesley Cutting)
Wednesday
21st May
Windows secrets - exploring some of its little used features and applications. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
3rd June
Backing up and safeguarding your data. (Dean Smith)
Wednesday
18th June
Building a PC before your very eyes. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
1st July
Using virtualised operating systems to use old software or test new software safely. (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
16th July
Portable applications - running your favourite programs from a memory stick. (Brian Webb)
Tuesday
5th August
Using a PC to play games - and we don't mean Freecell. (Dean Smith)
Wednesday
20th August
Forum refresher - how to use the club's forum and how you can use it to solve problems and discuss computing topics. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
2nd September
Demonstration of a collection of useful free software. (John Beard)
Wednesday
17th September
Google, it's range of application programs and cloud computing - not forgetting its recently released Chrome browser. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
7th October
Creating "vector" logos with a PC art pad/tablet. (Stuart Crump)
Wednesday
22nd October
A demonstration of using Microsoft Publisher to produce a newsletter. (Lesley Cutting)
Tuesday
4th November
PC security and keeping out malware. (Dean Smith)
Wednesday
19th November
Home finance double act. Demonstrations of Money Manager (Peter Picthall) and the free GnuCash (Rodger Hunt)
Tuesday
2nd December
Cataloguing your books, DVDs, and CDs - useful for insurance purposes.(Stuart Crump)
followed by mince pies and maybe more big grin.

2009

Tuesday
6th January
Spring cleaning your PC. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
20th January
PowerPoint presentation software and how to use it as a visual aid, tutorial or slide show. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
3rd February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
17th February
Building a community website with blogs and forums using a free and simple system & template. (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
3rd March
Future Technologies - a look at what's here, what's coming and how accurate last year's predictions were. (Ian Greenslade of the Village Computer Club)
Wednesday
18 March
To be decided
Tuesday
7th April
To be decided