Friday, May 28, 2010

What day(s) suit you best for Workshops, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Questions and Answers (Q&A) or Computer Owners Group (COG) meetings?


We know some of you can't come to one or more of the above meetings, as the day does not fit in with your other activities.

The Executive would like to know which day is the best for you. We may be able to change days around to suit most members.

On the top left of our web page at http://seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com,  is a small poll that could help us make a better decision. Please select, in the poll, which day is most suitable for you to attend these meetings.

The poll closes on the 10 June 2010.

Thank you.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Q&A SIG, Wednesday 2 June, 10.00 am - 12 .00 pm

When: Wednesday 2 June 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Tony Doogue will facilitate this session and discuss the best methods of backing up your computer.

Note that Q&A sessions are free to all members

Bring your questions along and the team will try and provide an answer. There are no silly questions.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Writing and Publishing Special Interest Group, 9 June 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 9 June 2010, from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,   138-140 Wakefield Street

What: Guest speaker is Chris Underwood.  Chris has a long background in radiocommunications which included the publication of many reports, handbooks, and training manuals.  He is also a successful writer and has self published a number of books mainly on family history but including one novel.
Chris will talk about DYI publishing including - Why we should write, technical things we need to know (not many and not hard), layouts and presentation, costs, ISBN numbers, copywright and distribution issues.

This will be a fascinating session and there'll be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Managing PDF (Portable Document Format) files workshop, Thursday 10 June 2010 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon


When: Thursday 10 June 2010 10.00 am to 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield St., Wellington.

What: Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of using PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

 Learn how to create, alter email and print a PDF for free on your computer with either built in or free software, or produce them for free online, while you wait.

Register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. First come, first served. We have only limited space so don't be disappointed.

Cost $5 at the door. Correct change please.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Google Maps and Earth Workshop, Thursday 27 May 2010 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon

When: Thursday 27 May 2010 10.00 am to 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield St., Wellington.

What: Come along and learn how to take advantage of and enjoy these two free packages, accessible through Google, with Tony Doogue. As they inter-relate its simplest to look at them together. They can be useful for travelling by land, sea or air or fun for simply exploring the world in which we live or the planetary system of which the world forms part.

If you’ve got something you particularly want to know about these programmes or are having difficulties with them why not come along and see if there is an answer.

Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz and at the same time mentioning anything in particular you would like covered if its possible.

All of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through Google once you know where to look. If you want to start looking in advance of the Workshop go to the SeniorNet web site, http://seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com/, and look under Workshop Notes and the title of this workshop.

Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants. First come, first served as space is limited.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival. Please have correct change.

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Digicam (Digital camera) SIG. (Special Interest Group) Wednesday 19 May 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 19 May 10.00 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Your opportunity to ask questions where someone will know the answer ! Bring a photo in your camera or other storage device - something different from around your home or neighbourhood. (We will try to show it by projector).  How do you manage your photo folders and files?

Convener Keith Rumens (welcome back Keith).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ITunes and Music Workshop Tuesday 18 May 10 am to 12 noon

When: Tuesday 18 May 10 am to 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Here's an opportunity to learn about the basic features of the Itunes program and how you can use Itunes to enjoy music on your PC while you work , and on your Ipod when you're 'on the move'.  

We'll look at how to download the free Itunes program, how to use ITunes Help, how to load music onto your computer from your CDs, how to purchase music from the Itunes Store, how to make up playlists to use on your stereo player or your Ipod, and we'll show you how to play music from your IPod on your car radio.  

We'll discuss different models of Ipods and there'll be plenty of time for questions and discussion.  If you have an Ipod bring it and its operating manual along.

Registrations please with John Nimmo, john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz.   As space is limited registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis. Register early to save disappointment.

Cost $5 per head payable on the day. Correct change please.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Computer Owners Group (COG) SIG, Wednesday 12 May 10 am - 11.45 am


When: Wednesday 12 May 10 am - 11.45 am
Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2
What: This is your meeting so please bring your questions.
Michael Munro will facilitate.
Special Interest Groups (SIG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.
Our team will be there to support Michael.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Writing & Publishing SIG : Scanning and editing archive images, Wednesday 12 May 12.30 to 2.30pm

When: Wednesday 12 May 12.30 to 2.30pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Conference Room 2

What: John Foden will review his earlier notes on scanning and editing images, and also provide a preview of Don Paterson's scanning workshop which will be held the next day (Thursday 13 May) at 10.30 to 12.30.

There is no charge for this session.

Workshop on Scanning Pictures,Thursday 13th May 10..30 am - 12.30 pm

When: Thursday 13th May 10.30 am - 12.30 pm,

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Conference room 2, 138-140 Wakefield St, Wellington.

What: Don Paterson will demonstrate setting up, using and looking after a scanner, using SeniorNet's Canon scanner as an example.

A 20-page set of handout notes will also be available. Questions will be welcomed throughout the workshop, including aspects or problems that members may have experienced earlier.

Registration: Please register with John Foden (479 2487 or john.foden@paradise.net.nz) if you wish to attend this workshop, and indicate if you wish to receive a copy of the handout notes ($5). Also please give details of any specific scanning problem that we can better respond at the workshop.

NOTE: If you do not register with John Foden for the workshop you may have to be turned away as the conference room has space limitations. First come, first served!