Pulborough Computer Club

2009 Calendar
Discussion Thread

From this year onwards, we meet on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month (with the exception of Wednesday 18th March 2009).

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

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
An early look at Windows 7 - which will be the successor to Windows Vista. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
7th April
A beginner's guide to word processing using Microsoft Word 2003. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
21st April
Recorded music in a PC - how to obtain it, manage it, play it and create CDs. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
5th May
Gmail - a look at this free web based email system and how to manage and search its archives. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
19th May
Security basics - firewalls and antivirus and antimalware software together with a pinch of common sense. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
2nd June
Backups - protecting your system and your data. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
16th June
Programme change Remotely controlling a PC over the internet - very useful for providing help and support. (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
7th July
Video Editing - Basics, a look at the software available and demonstrations of Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements and Pinnacle. (Jim Noble and Peter Leeke)
Tuesday
21st July
How to use search engines and directories effectively, using Google and DMOZ as examples. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
4th August
More word processing. Showing how to use tables (to ease formatting) and templates. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
18th August
Choosing a PC; desktop or laptop, criteria to look out for. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
1st September
Ubuntu Linux and it's application software - a free alternative to Windows. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
15th September
Spreadsheet basics - what they do and how to use them (Rodger Hunt)
Tuesday
6th October
eBay. A look at this popular auction website and how (and how not) to use it. (Bill Cutting)
Tuesday
20th October
How to use Picasa - the free photo processing software and its internet archiving capability. (Lesley Cutting)
Tuesday
3rd November
Informal laptop night. Bring your machine along and we'll wirelessly connect it to the internet and maybe resolve any problems.
Tuesday
17th November
Managing investment portfolios and using online resources to keep track of them. (Rodger Hunt)
Tuesday
1st December
Geo locating and organising photographs (Stuart Crump)
- followed by mince pies and maybe more big grin.

2010

Tuesday
5th January
Back to basics - essential knowledge for managing a home computer (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
19th January
Comparing web browsers - Internet Explorer 8 vs IE7 vs Firefox vs Chrome. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
2nd February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
16th February
Email clients, OE, Outlook, Windows mail, Thunderbird etc. - which to choose, and basic lesson. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
2nd 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)
Tuesday
16th March
A look at peripherals such as keyboards, mice, scanners, printers etc. (Dean Smith)