Computer Group

March 2014

We have to announce, sadly, that the last computer group will be in March.  David Hart, the group leader, has decided that he would like to stand down and move on to other things.  We extend our gratitude and thanks to David who has worked hard and cheerfully to educate a dedicated group of members in the mysteries of “computing”.  Good Luck David.

March 2014 Newsletter

The Computer Group resumed on 16th January after its winter break. The first meeting took another look at the latest version of the Windows operating system: “Windows 8”. We had previously looked at this a year earlier and decided we weren’t very impressed with it. This time, our opinion had shifted a little, but we were still unhappy with it. In February, we looked at a new topic for us: “Handling PDF Files”. We covered the use of PDF including reading, creating, editing and converting them. The March meeting will be looking at “Cloud Computing” again, an area which has changed since we last covered at it.

This will be the last meeting of the group in its present format, as I have decided to stand down as leader.

I have enjoyed leading the group since we started three years ago, but I think the time has come for a change and there are other things I would like to do.

New Picture (43)This is a tribute to all the Grandmas & Grandpas, Nannas & Pops, who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer………They are the greatest!!!

The computer swallowed Grandma, Yes, honestly it’s true!

She pressed ‘control and ‘enter’ And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely; The thought just makes me squirm. She must have caught a virus Or been eaten by a worm.

I’ve searched through the recycle bin And files of every kind; I’ve even used the Internet, But nothing did I find.

In desperation, I asked Mr Google, My searches to refine. The reply from him was negative, Not a thing was found ‘online.’ So, if inside your ‘Inbox,’ My Grandma you should see, Please ‘Copy, Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her, And send her back to me.

David computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk

January 2014

The Computer Group resumed its meetings on January 17th with “Another look at Windows 8”.
Future Meetings planned are:
Thursday 20th February 2014 – “Handling PDF Files”
Thursday 20th March 2014 – “Cloud Computing”
New members who already have a personal computer are welcome to join us.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Guild Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church with setting up of laptops from 9.30, starting the meeting at 10.00. We aim to finish formally by 12.00.

David
computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk

December 2013 Newsletter

The Computer Group is having an Autumn break at the moment, but will restart on 16th January 2014. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Guild Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church. Members who have laptops bring them along so we can have as much practical hands-on time as possible. New members who already have a personal computer are welcome to join us. Suggestions for future topics are always welcome.

David computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk

September 2013 Newsletter

The Computer Group has met three times since the last newsletter. We have looked at:

  • Internet Security.
  • Using the Internet.
  • Windows Tricks and Tips.

Suggestions for future topics are always welcome. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Guild Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church. Members who have laptops bring them along so we can have as much practical hands-on time as possible. New members who already have a personal computer are welcome to join us

David

computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk

June 2013 Newsletter

ComputerThe Computer Group continues to thrive. We regularly have about 18 members attending our meetings, which take place once a month. There is still space for a few more new people to join us. At recent meetings, we have looked at “Cloud Computing” and “Using Picasa for your Digital Photos”.

Future topics will include: Protecting your Computer from Viruses, Photo Editing Software, and Internet on the move. Suggestions for other topics are always welcome. New members who already have a personal computer are welcome to join us. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Guild Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church. Members who have laptops bring them along so we can have as much practical hands-on time as possible.

David computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk

CG1The Computer Group resumed on 17th January after a winter break. We welcomed a few new members who had recently joined Beeston U3A. The first meeting looked at the latest version of the Windows operating system: “Windows 8”, which was released late last year. Two members of the group already have it and we were able to learn much from their experiences.

In February, a new member of the group gave us a talk on “Getting out of trouble when things go wrong”, something we all experience with computers from time to time.

Future topics will include Cloud Computing, Photo Editing Software, and Internet on the move. Suggestions for other topics are always welcome. New members who already have a personal computer are welcome to join us.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Guild Room at Chilwell Road Methodist Church. Members who have laptops bring them along so we can have as much practical hands-on time as possible.

David

computing@theharts.free-online.co.uk