Friday, August 31, 2012

How to convert your favourite LPs to CD and other digital files, Wednesday 5 September 10.00 am - 12 noon


When: Wednesday 5 September 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will take you through the equipment and software needed to enable you to save and play your LPs (and other vinyl records), tapes and cassettes to digital form.
You may then play these through your:
Surround sound or stereo equipment
Car CD player
MP3 player, iPod, iPad, Tablet, or
On your computer

Once you have loaded your (free) software onto your computer and set it up for your sound card (we show you how :-), you may edit out most unwanted ‘noises’, and organise your music to suit you.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Ray Heenan at ray.heenan@gmail.com. Please wear a name tag.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Remember to recycle your eWaste when you upgrade your electronic equipment


Instead of waiting for that one-day-a-year to recycle your old computer monitor, now you can take your eWaste to a central city location any weekday.

Remember to recycle your eWaste when you upgrade your electronic equipment

Go to the Sustainability Trust at 2 Forresters Lane (just off Tory Street), where you can drop off your old computers, televisions, computer internals, all electrical cables, printers and consumer electronics. There is a small cost for most items.
The goods are recycled by RCN, who dismantle the waste and send it to specialist recyclers in New Zealand and overseas.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown launched the new service several weeks ago. The Council's Three Waters and Waste Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ngaire Best, says organisations working together like this proves Wellington is indeed a 'Smart Capital'.

"We're working with the Sustainability Trust to reduce the strain on our landfill, and make things easier for residents to dispose of their eWaste responsibly.
"This is also a great example of the region collaborating, with other places in the region where you can drop off your old televisions or mobile phones."

For a list of drop-off points around the region, see:
Recycling - Public Bins and eWaste
For a list of what you can recycle, and the cost, phone the free Home Advice service on 0508 78 78 24 or visit:
eCycle Charges - Sustainability Trust website



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Workshop - How to install and use Skype, Tuesday 4 September 10.00 am -12 noon


When: Tuesday 4 September 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.

How to download the software, install it and get the program up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.  There are in excess of 1.2 billion Skype account holders so why not join them?

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Keith Kenderdine at kenderkb@xtra.co.nz. Please wear a name tag.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Workshop - Google tools you may not know about, Tuesday 28 August 10.00 am -12 noon


When: Tuesday 28 August 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: SeniorNet Wellington does workshops on e.g. Google Search, Google Earth and Google Maps.

Did you realise that there are at least thirty other useful Google tools?

This workshop will

  • give an overview of some of those Google  tools
  • show you where to find other Google tools 

that may be of interest.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Digicam SLG, Thursday 23 August, 10 am -12 pm


When: Thursday August 23.  10 am - 12 pm  

Where: Anvil House, Level 1. Room 2

What: This month, by request, we will run through the basics with a "hands on" practice of using the modes and various settings on your camera. BRING YOUR CAMERA AND MANUAL.  Not just the startup guide. If you have lost your manual still come, you will be shown how to obtain one from a web site.

We will use CAMERASIM to illustrate the result of making changes to shutter speed, aperture, ISO settings, etc.

You can meantime Google "Camerasim" and have a wee play. This is a neat teaching tool.

For some "lighten-up" entertainment Bryan will bring on a memory stick a few fantastic photos taken by Patrick Notley who is Autistic. He is just so talented.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Computer Owners Group (COG) SIG, Wednesday 8 August, 10 am - 11.45 am


When: Wednesday 8 August, 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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Printers and Scanners Workshop - Tuesday 7 August 2012 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon


When: Tuesday 7 August 2012 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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

What: We all have occasion to print out something received, or prepared, with our computer.  SeniorNet classes share one printer between 15 computers, so our students are not able to receive instruction that will be of use when returning home.

The workshop will introduce the basics, from unpacking a newly acquired printer, these days often an unit that also provides photocopying facilities as well. There are several prerequisite steps to make it ready for use, and then connect to your computer.

Types of printers will be described, and the virtues and potential limitations, budget considerations and running costs discussed.

This will be a 'round table' Workshop.  Opportunity will be given to briefly discuss problems you may have encountered, and there will hopefully be tips for supporting the good performance of printing equipment with changes of computer equipment.

We will not be duplicating the scanning course material, but will cover the setting up and software requirements for the scanning provision provided on multi-purpose printers.

Please register your interest with Trevor King at tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz  and provide a telephone number.

Numbers are limited to the first 20 applicants, there will be no door sales, but please remember to come if you have registered.

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