Our Next Meeting: Wednesday February 18th 2009 "Computer Surgery Evening"

This is an opportunity for you to bring along your machines and sort out any configuration or other problems you might have. If you can't bring your computer then just to discuss problems with softwarer, websites etc. or indeed offer advice to others. It is intended that this should be a hands on evening. Of course in our usual way this is a multi-platform evening, so RISCOS, Mac, Linux or Windows PC or online software can be included. We may not have all the answers of course! Note this is our first meeting on the Third Wednesday of the Month.

Our Last Meeting: Wednesday 21st January 2009 Social Evening 7:30 p.m.
The Tower Hotel, Dovercourt.

This was a great success arranged by Royal in his home town. This was a very pleasant hotel venue with a very quiet dining room and splendid decor. The food was very reasonably priced with a good selection with good sized portions and all freshly cooked to order.

The Hotel location tripped a few of us up since the nearest road with the Hotel postcode was a footpath and so my GPS said it couldn't find a route ("Silly machine" or should it be "Silly programmer"). So I picked the next postcode with a "Main Road" which unfortunately turned out to be "Main Road, Harwich" instead. However the two roads are colinear with another named road linking them and fortunately I had had a look at Multimap before setting out so I knew more or less where it was.

Here are a few photos of the event. Some taken by Ann Watkinson and some by Peter.


We are still looking for articles for the Newsletter if anyone feels they could share ideas or describe their favourite piece of software.

ICENI Future programme

We had a committee meeting this month to put together our forthcoming programme. Please let us know if you have a topic you would like discussed or wish to give a talk on; since we are always looking for new ideas and also some meetings are flexible with regard to date. If you would like to present a talk at any meeting it would be very useful to the committee to have a ready prepared talk in case someone is ill or has to be away at short notice on the date of a meeting. So here is our current list.

February 18th Hands on Computer Surgery All
March 18th Windows 7 successor to Vista Michael & Gareth
April 15th AGM Plus some extra attractions TBA All
May 20th Slide show evening All
June 17th Anti Spyware, AntiVirus and Registry cleaners Peter et al
July 15th TBA
August 19th (Prov) Social Evening TBA

We are hoping to include some talks by outside speakers.

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 - please see their Website for details of their next meeting.

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

Mid- Suffolk Computer Users Group

For information on this group we have added a link here


Special Notice - Insurance

"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.)

Our Website and Email

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: iceni@woolridge.org.uk