Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Writing and Publishing Group - Selecting and Arranging type, Wednesday 8 August, 12-30 pm - 2-30 pm

When: Wednesday 8 August, 12-30 pm - 2-30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Some ideas on how you can create effective and attractive layouts for your publications. This workshop will also show some traditional and contemporary examples for discussion, and if time permits, will work through some of the choices made in producing the recent (July) SeniorNet Newsletter.

Additional information: contact John Foden at (04) 479 2487 or by email: john.foden@paradise.net.nz

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hands-on Workshop using Gmail and Igoogle homepage, Friday August 3rd & 10th,12pm - 2pm

When:  Friday  August 3rd & 10th , from 12 pm - 2 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12

What: The purpose of the hands-on workshop is to set up:

  • an email account using free Google webmail (Gmail) 
  • a personal homepage using Igoogle.

The only prerequisites are:

  • a basic  knowledge of how to use a mouse or touch pad 
  • access to a computer with a broadband connection.

Cost per session $20 payable on the day.

Session 1 – setting up a Gmail account and exploring Google tools.
Session 2 – setting up a personal homepage using Igoogle and Google gadgets

Contact Ngaire Jackson. ph. 389 2629 or email ngairej@gmail.com.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Workshop - Toys for Boys and Gadgets for Girls, Tuesday 31 July 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 31 July 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: The session is a pot pourri of technology developments and some  software and hardware thoughts. Those attending are invited to contribute with a demonstration of their new toys and gadgets.

The formal session covers

  • How to get a good deal on computers and their related technology 
  • Emerging toys and gadgets 
  • Review of ‘necessary’ basic (free) software 
  • Some ‘quirky’ but useful software 
  • New Google features 
  • Cloud storage 
  • Remote access tools

The investment for the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop.

Numbers are limited. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

New Zealand Family History Month August 2012

August is Family History Month, when members of the NZSG Wellington Region                                    Genealogy Branches & Interest Groups come together to celebrate how cool family history really is!

From 1st August the Local Branches and Interest Groups invite people to join in and help them celebrate Family History Month 2012 at Various times and Locations.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Questions & Answers (Q&A) Thursday 26 July 2012, 10 am -11.45 am

When: Thursday 26 July 2012, 10 am -11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Kieth Smith will facilitate the session

Some members will have questions – others will have answers – and some may have helpful hints on how to get answers. No question is too silly or too elementary – all could lead to an answer. It’s an opportunity to learn and share as part of the Special Learning Group that is free to all SeniorNet Members
See you there!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Malware alert - DNS changer

Who Is Affected?

Initially, there were more than 4 million infected computers in 100 countries, including 500,000 in the United States, according to the indictment.

As of July 4, there were only about 46,000 in the United States, FBI spokeswoman Jenny Shearer told ABCNews.com today. (That's out of nearly 300,000 worldwide.)

PCs and Apple Macs have been infected. Routers and iPads were hit, too.

As of June, the United States had more infected computers than any other country, according to data from the DNS Changer Working Group, or DCWG, a group working on cleanup resulting from the malware.

How Do I Know if My Computer Is Infected?

You can check to see whether your computer is infected by clicking on this link http://dns-ok.us/, which is run by DCWG.

If the page is green, you're in the clear. If it's red, your computer is infected.

Searching on the Internet Workshop - Tuesday 24 July 2012 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When:  Tuesday 24 July 2012 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. 

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

What:  Can you find what you want on the Internet? This Workshop will provide you with the tools and methods to do so.  It will introduce you to the internet, the different web browsers, some of the various search engines available and how best to use them to get what you want.  It will help you to use the internet more effectively.  Particular emphasis will be placed on how to get the most out of Google, the most used search engine.

Tony Doogue will explore this essential information and show you how to go about finding what you want on the internet. There will be simple practical hints as well as links to numerous sources of more detailed information.

If you’ve got something you particularly want to know about or are having difficulties with why not see if he can help you.
Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz at the same time mentioning anything you would like covered.

Some of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.  Go to Workshop Notes and Searching on the Internet to see it.
Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

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

Digital Camera Group - Digicam SLG - Wednesday 18 July, 10 am - 12 pm

When: Wednesday 18 July, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Ken Mitchell, professional sales, from PHOTO WAREHOUSE, Victoria Street will do a presentation for us starting 10am for approx 1 hour. He needs to get back to the shop to catch those midday buyers!

He will cover:

  • Rule of Thirds and Depth of Field as applied to portrait and landscape  
  • Spot Metering as applied to difficult and complex lighting situations   
  • Zoom Range vs. Lens Quality plus Sensor Size vs. Sensor Quality, the basics of how and what value to choose    
  • Pixels vs. Print Sizes, how many pixels are appropriate to various print sizes   
  • Memory Cards, manufacturing quality, speed ratings  
  • Recent Camera Advances and Trends". 

Ken will have some of the latest equipment to play with and discuss plus some of the,    Latest Camera Bags.

After our "cuppa" break we will have questions and answers. I am looking forward to this,  Bryan.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Computer Owners Group (COG) SIG, Wednesday 11 July 10 am - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 11 July 10 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting so please bring your questions and comments: 

Michael Munro will facilitate.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Our team will be there to support Michael.