Monday, December 15, 2008
On behalf of the Club, Santa presented gifts to volunteers.
And we enjoyed seasonal treats, and warm apple cider during the break.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Jonathan Weston, of ComputersPlus inWhitby, not only provided members with an excellent slide presentation, he also brought many samples of the "latest and greatest" hardware items from his store. Do we need to keep up? What will it cost to do so? He had all the answers.
- eeePC - only 2 pounds and about $400 (flash hard drive)
- Processors – How many cores are enough? Will AMD ever catch Intel?
- Memory – Do I need to upgrade to DDR3 memory? No! Not yet!
- Video Cards – The battle continues to see who is fastest…Nvidia or ATI
- Motherboard - most bang for the buck
- LCD Screens - mmmm - 24" Samsung!
- Peripherals - what's popular?
Dave Swain read a wonderful bedtime story, courtesy of Microsoft - "Why is There a Server in Our House?"
For more photos, see Ron's album.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ed chaired the 2008 Election of Officers. Volunteers make this club funtion at its best.For more photos see Ron's album.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Chris showed how to save money by having your old cartridges refilled, or by using generic ink jet products.
When you calculate the cost of what a few ounces of ink cost, you would be shocked to find that it’s more costly than the most expensive champagnes. Chris explained how print heads function, how they fail, and how to prevent such failures.
More Photos - Ron's Picasa Album
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Internet based photo albums will secure your family pictures off site. And for those who experience hard drive failure, solutions for recovering data were described. They both feel strongly that if data is being lost you’re losing your family memories as well. http://www.thecomputermechanics.com/
Friday, January 11, 2008
Representatives from Gentek, a Toronto firm specializing in VOIP and security, demonstrated several models of the Yoggie Pico all-in-one, Internet, security device that includes 13 security applications. Yoggie Pico is a USB (single computer or five computer) protection against all forms of sniffing/attacking/spoofing/etc. that a user might encounter. Since the device is a Linux computer itself, it does not impact performance. Software updates, antivirus and spam databases are updated automatically. The built in firewall prevents both incoming and outgoing nasties. And, it offers its own parental controls and log records. When unplugged from the computer, Internet access is not allowed - period (unless the user knows the device disabling password).