Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 2014 - Bitcoins by BitSent

BitSENT CEO (Leo Dominguez) and Rep. (Ryan Scott) explained the origins of crypto-currencies, and how they can benefit both payees and payers in everyday use. Foremost amongst such currencies is BitCoin, which can now be exchanged for online payment in many thousands of locations. BitSENT, a Canadian company, has also installed BitCoin ATMs in several major cities. Put in CDN$s and get BitCoin value in exchange. Spend that currency wherever it is accepted, and for much lower service rates. Such exchanges are well trusted and secured by nodes throughout the World. Another major endeavour of BitSENT is the creation of new BitCoins by investing in shared BitCoin mining, a process requiring extensive computing power and technical expertise - something these clever individuals hold in spades.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

August 2014 - What to do After XP

Alex Morrison and John Sylvestervich demonstrated Zorin, a Ubuntu derivative that offers two user  interfaces (similar to XP and Windows 7), along with programs similar to (or equivalent to) XP or Windows 7 in their functionality. Zorin has five packages, covering 32-bit and 64-bit systems, with software included for either education or business. The procedure is... choose and download a Zorin iso, burn it to a disk (or to a USB key), install the operating system (optionally on a separate partition), and let it do necessary online updates.

July 2014- Video Editing and Streaming

Mathew Farrow (presenter, centre) is flanked by his mom and grl-friend, as well as two club executive members... Anne and Dan Delong. A local news photographer is snapping a photo.