changing with the club, did you know we are moving to the
First Church of the
Nazarene 1974 E. Mc Andrews, Ave May 9th
.: Welcome to our Web
are a small group of Seniors with an avid desire to learn the correct
use of computers. So the web site has been a growing process of
putting together a more complex site as we grow. There are
classes held here at the First Church Of The Nazarene with hands on
teaching, for beginners and intermediate learners. Come join us
and find out just what we have going on. We have wireless for all so we can get online with any computer with a wireless
laptop. I have a desktop with wired Ethernet setup e-mail Live for
those who need help with it, sometimes we have surprising e-mails to
view we can help with cleaning the e-mails. I also have a Linux
running Linux Ubuntu Version 12.10 to learn just for fun. I am an
Amateur running it but hope to learn more as I
go along. Anyone with
a desire to teach linux is welcome to help out as I am not the one to
yet but can show it off, anyway I only know the basics about how to use
it. I have bought a new computer recently and it is running Ubuntu
and it is really fast.
.: Beginning MAC
Classes in Ashland
Just a note to let you know the Ashland
Meeting will be held at
the Rivergate in Ashland at the Sanctuary. The Meeting place is
in the back near the Fireplace.
Visit our Ashland Web Site Developed by Mike
is at http://sites.google.com/site/senioraces/
they have a link to us so please visit often.
We have a Beginner's
Ashland at the Rivergate Church on the 3rd Thursday
of the Month at 1:00pm to 1:45pm Advanced at 2:00 to 4:00pm. For the Regular Mac Meeting's
location use the map in the Meetings Page its a google maps link.
03/21/13 The Presentation this Month :
week in Ashland our MAC meeting will take place on Thursday May 16,
the third Thursday of the month, beginning at 1 pm with the
Beginning Mac class, led by Joyce Tonkin.
2 pm we will have the usual question and answer period. After
questions and answers, we will have a discussion about pictures
and photos. We will look at working with photos that are not
stored within your iPhoto collection. iPhoto is a great photo
organizer but there are situations where managing your photos
outside of iPhoto can have some advantages. We will look at easy
ways to organize and store large quantities of photos and lots of
other photo tips.
to everyone who responded so far to the questionnaire I emailed a
couple of days ago. There have been a lot of responses. All five
of the possible meeting locations have their fans and critics and
all five scored somewhat similarly with no substantial difference
between the first choice and last. Phoenix and Central Point are
slightly preferable to the other locations, but not by much.
Tonkin, instructor of the "Beginning Mac" class at our
Ashland meetings, has an email address where she will answer beginner Macintosh
questions. The address is email@example.com
Send your questions there. Thank you Joyce, for providing this
me know if you have any criticisms or input about this email.
Please come and enjoy the beginners class. As always, bring your
questions and Mac topics for discussion. I hope to see you there.
all who volunteer to host a teaching session and also for those
who came to demonstrate new products, we appreciate your
Medford Meeting's :.
05/09/13 Windows 8
help done by Bud. Windows 7 Done by George.
George will be
doing his regular question and answer session's. He has a screen so everyone can see what he is
doing enlarged. We are trying to make more stuff to see and get answers to.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Thanks go to Sharon May for the suggestion as
to what George is teaching I got my wires crossed last week he does not teach
Facebook. He has been doing sessions about just anything
you can think of... what a setup he goes through each meeting. He has been really an
asset to the ACES for years. He makes sure the Computers are up and running he
has a set hard disks for different programs so he can just turn the computer from MAC
or a Windows versions just ask him or come and see what is on his agenda for
the session, he uses 4 monitors plus the Projector so he can see what is going
on with his computers... problems he can fix it so it is back working.
have been using Linux for awhile but still a work in progress for me. I
can replace a hard drive for a different program like Linux Ubuntu or
Linux Mint for starters. I am still having problems with my wireless
though. I will be using Ethernet ( Cat 5 )hookup instead of trying to
get the wireless working anyway the wireless is always slower than the Ethernet anyway.
At the First Church of the Nazarene
1974 Mc Andrews
just east of the Providence Medical Center go to the Map on the
Meetings page and bring up the new map there it's not a pdf file
either. It is a link to google maps great access there can see all the
neighborhood there birds eye view.
Contact : Doris Chicano @ (541) 773-4226
can help out with your e-mails if time allows. I am a stickler
when it comes to e-mails and security of addresses in your outgoing
mail from Outlook and Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Sea Monkey etc., e-mail clients as they are called. There
is a way to keep the addresses of your friends and your e-mails more secure. I will
show how to you clean up your outgoing e-mails so that others e-mail addresses
are more secure you really have no permission to ADVERTISE those e-mails ( because
you are lazy ), all
over the world if you are leaving their addresses in your outgoing
e-mails. Sometimes I screw up and send out addresses by mistake so you really
have to watch your outgoing e-mail box before you decide to send them on and ( you
just "DONT just click FORWARD" ) and leave all those addresses in your ( outgoing
e-mail box ), then you are asking for it ( and so are your down-line recipients ).
There are unscrupulous people out there who want to take yours and
e-mail addresses and make money from
them and send you
and your friends garbage e-mails over and over so they can make easy
money from you and them.
They also would and could send a Virus, Trojan or Adware and also of course garbage
e-mails with it. Then
all your friends may have to take their computers to a computer guru to
have them removed if you are not up to date with your Anti-Virus
program. You need to scan your computer every time you get an update do
you ever do that usually most people don't, that makes you
vulnerable to new Viruses, Trojans or Ad Ware also garbage e-mails too, especially if you have
heard that there is a virus going around.
You should do a FULL scan of your computer at least once a month if
there are viruses going around then even sooner maybe even weekly or
To clean my computer before I shut it down I use
ccleaner it's a download from
there should be a shortcut to it on your desktop it should be used
anytime you shut it down, I also have another program it's called disk cleanup
a very useful program. My old Win XP Computer really need's it so I use
it all the time. I use the windows XP Computer to do my web page right
This does keep my old computer working much better, it will
keep it from slowing up. Also it should also be on a schedule for
defragment monthly. If you have a very large Hard Drive then it could
take hours, if it has not been defragmented for a long time.
I always store my data files on a thumb drive instead of storing it on
the internal hard drive leaves you space on it. Data should always be
sent to a external Hard Drive or thumb drive 2 or more for safekeeping
easier than using a CD-RW but really won't hurt to have more backup.
Lots safer to have them there in case of a crash. You have all your
important stuff there instead. You could even use a Cloud Drive
or other safe place to store those very important hard to replace
pictures. You should have more than one place to store your
irreplaceable pictures on a CD, with a friend, etc. My Windows computer
is a really OLD one but still does the job for now. I am really
working it too it has a Scanner also hooked to it and it works great. I
tried it with my wireless setup and also worked with it but my wireless
is very slow 3 megabit download so I use my Ethernet instead and that's
lots better in speed.
It runs at 20 megabit download then of now
your participation here at the ACES. There is always something to learn here or
you can try your hand at teaching also. Visitors are always welcome, for a couple
of free trials. Then you need to pay
if you want to come to the meetings.
The price its very reasonable $25 bucks for single or 30 bucks for couple that
includes a years worth of help.
01/22/13 I just installed the newest Linux Ubuntu Version
12.10 a totally new upgrade it now has a Doc like the MAC's do now
and have had for quite awhile. The upgrade really changed the screen
and the way you get to your files. I am still getting used to the
totally new system structure. I had to install a new video card but the
video card needs more memory not only 256 megs but maybe 1 gig or more
to make it run faster again. I think that the video card is holding up
the graphics I need with the new program. I just called Rob at Upper
Case Computer Solutions he says I need a new computer if I want to make
the new Linux program come alive. He wants to make me a deal...? This
version is like upgrading to Windows 7or 8. The program is free
but the computer isn't...!
So now I bought a new one from Upper Case
Computer Solutions. They even have cards for your old computer if you have the
expertise in putting them to use in your OLD computer and their prices are good
$3.00 for each cash and carry no returns. I have installed a video card in one
of my Linux Computers and lo and behold it worked and is in use saved some bucks
right there for awhile.
I just found a completely new Linux Program called Zorin latest Version is 6 its a lot faster program as they say. Its been out just a few months and can run Widows and MAC programs too and it's FREE unless you want the Premium Program.
A computer with a Digital Hard Drive with 4 Gigs of Ram and a decent
Video Card and that computer will blow your socks off. You can buy this
computer at Upper Case Computer Solutions
here in Medford and cheaper than you think. I just did and just love
the less than 15 second boot time also the computer weighs approx., 10
pounds and never gets even warm out of the fan outlet. I guess it could
be said that its really efficient, in other words very green.
My thanks go to Paul Johnson for bringing in his clearwire
modem where we can then hook it up to the wireless router then everyone can use
the internet if they have a wireless laptop etc., Computer. We even could even
have a Ethernet connection for 4 others to use if need
be. Bring your CAT 5 cables if you want to use our Ethernet connection.
have been learning Linux Ubuntu Version
12.10 its quite a
program it really does not look at all like Windows
except it uses some of the ideas windows has in their operating system like the
screen saver but that's where it looks even different even there.
clickers for like shutting it down are on the top right side instead of lower
left side. I just upgraded to a newer version Version 12.10 again it is FREE to download and
the clickers are different now they are in the left upper part of the desktop I
am running like their word processor etc., Lots more clickers are on top like the sounds and the video clickers are there
if you want them there. I like it first because its so easy to install it finds
all of the drivers for cards you have physically plugged in.
you want to try it out only you can do a Dual-Boot in other words you can try it out
first running it in "RAM" only, not on the Hard Drive and if you want
to install it later you can if you want at anytime, also you can run both
systems on your drive and not have to put it on a separate drive. You also can
run it from a thumb drive too or even a memory card used for a camera. Linux has a
program that is only 128 megs total in
size called Linux Puppy not like the Windows XP at about 600megs in size before putting any
Mind you it's really not for
rank Amateurs though it's really quite
different from Windows. I just tried it first from
RAM and ran it there for several months before I installed it totally on a
dedicated drive in the computer I have now. I have another OLD computer with a
dual-boot setup and it is really running fairly well with it's "OLD"
900 Megahertz Microprocessor with only 500 megabytes of "RAM" the
most it can run in ram with that computer, although it can also use the space within your hard
drive temporarily a temp space that can be changed too.
.: Our Society :.
We have replaced the big old heavy monitors with flat panel monitors, they are working
great now. Its lots
easier now to pick them up and transport them. If you need to get rid of
some of your excess electronics click
We also have replaced the old
computers with all the same type ones that have a lot faster microprocessor.
They are desktop models with all the same software installed by George Thompson,
thank him for his help on the updates to the new computers.
I am not quite sure just how
many they bought, somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-25 total. They were
bought for a minimal price without hard drives. The
hard drives were removed from the old computers installed into the new
computers. They are really working great now
in the new computers they also weigh lots less and are easier to handle.
Now we have computers that are all the
same so we don't have to fake it with the software, the software in them is the
same totally and all the computers are the same internally and externally.
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