The first stage of the evening will be building the computer itself and whilst doing this I will also discuss the components I'm using as well as what is currently available today, what is the best value and what is around the corner.
Once the computer is built and working (hopefully) I will then go through the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) settings before installing Windows 7 RC to test that everything is working as it should and then time permitting install the drivers to get to a usable state.
I think its a fair amount in the short time we have but hopefully we will be able to get through it all!
[It should be a very interesting evening so do come along. (Peter)]
This time round our social evening was kindly organised by Peter, based on a suggestion of venue from Frank with suitable access for Royal who was once again able to join us for the evening with help from his carer Tina and a lift from Peter.
An enjoyable evening for all (I hope!) with good lively conversation from our usual crowd including Dick and Betty from the Essex Club, and Michael from our own club joining us for the first time. By our standards the bill paying went relatively smoothly, although the venue
didn't make it quite as easy as we'd planned! I hope to see you all again at the New Year "do"!
Here are a few shots from the evening courtesy of Frank and Peter.
I hope you all had a good summer break or are planning one soon.
Unfortunately I will be in New York during the October Meeting, my first big trip since 2002 so my apologies in advance, but I will of course have some new slides (none kitcar!) for our next slideshow evening.
|16 September||Hardware evening - "Building a PC -An update"||Michael|
|21 October||Cross Platform evening--|
"Programmes ported to Windows
Ovation Pro, Personal Accountz, DPlngscan, etc."
|18 November||Social Networking + Web applications|
(Facebook, Twitter etc.)
|16 December||Gadgets and Party evening||All|
|20 January||Social Evening TBA||All|
|17 February||Windows 7 "The Release"||Michael|
|17 March||Mac OSX update "Snow Leopard"||Gareth|
|21 April||AGM plus update on software |
iLife,Photodesk 3.09 etc.
Note the programme is flexible and in particular the February and March meetings may be swapped around.
Meetings are now on the Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated.
Our meetings are held at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE , for a map and other details please see the website. http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com
The first visit is free and subsequent visits for non - members is £2·50. The membership fee is £20 due from the AGM date in April, but may be reduced for those joining late in the year.
Continuing our publicity for EAUG events.
The next meeting is on
13th October "Web Servers "
There is now a full list of meetings up to the end of the year listed on their website.
Tea/coffee/biscuits usually available.
Visitors pay 2.00 GBP for the evening, which is deductible from the
normal joining subscription if you decide to join at a later date.
See the Membership page of the website for more information:
Meetings are at the Great Baddow Village Hall, on the second Tuesday of the month
opening at 7:30 p.m. for a start at 7:45 - 8:00 p.m.
For directions see below (note the new web addresses)
http://www.eaug.org.uk or 'phone one of the contacts on http://www.eaug.org.uk/ppl.htm
No further contact this month.
For information on this group we have added a link here
http://www.ipswichcc.co.uk They have now a brand new website although they don't have a link from their old website.
They also state that they have now a full membership.
"ICENI does not have any Insurance cover for computers or other equipment so please be advised that you bring machines to the club at your own risk."
However many household insurance policies will include cover away from home often with no increase in premium. (Ed.)
If anyone would like a copy of the CD of our old newsletters this could be arranged.
I am open to suggestions on what people would like to have included in the website.
Our website URL is
http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com as a virtual domain,
it can also be reached using http://www.btinternet.com/~icenicomputerclub
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org