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Windsor PC Users Group Past Meetings


Our Most Recent Meeting Was

October 16th, 2008

At Our Last Meeting we were given some sad news.  Jack Mayberry passed away, as well as at the time of this writing we have lost Jim Ouellette from our ranks.  On behalf of the executive members, our thought and prayers go out to their family.  Both Jack and Jim will be sadly missed at our meetings.

At the last meeting, I showed off a website called Vector Magic (www.vectormagic.com) for converting Bitmap images to Vector images.  Vector graphic are very useful in scaling logos and non photographic images.   The image to the right shows the difference between vector and bitmap images.  I also showed a program called Inkscape . Inkscape allows you to edit vector images.

As always our Gadget Guru Larry brought in a handly little piece of tech for the couch potato.  He brought in an over the air USB Digital TV reciever.  With this device you can connect it to your computer and receive off the air digital broadcasts.  It also allows you to record shows and has a handy program guide with is broadcast with Digital TV.  I don't have all the specifics on this item, but I will be sending Larry an email and updating this area once I get  the details on it.

June 19th, 2008

At our last meeting I showed off two programs,
Song Bird & Revo Uninstaller

Song Bird is a free software media player and web browser developed by a group known as Pioneers of the Inevitable (with members who previously developed for both Winamp[1] and the Yahoo! Music Engine), with a stated mission "to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web."
Users can add features and change functionality in Songbird by installing extensions. Community coded extensions are available on Songbird's addons support page. Known community designed extensions are: Qloud Tagging & Search, eMusic Integration, iTunes Importer, iPod Device, Artist Tracker, Library File Organizer, Audioscrobbler Notifier, Wikipedia Artist Display, SHOUTcast Radio Directory, UnPlug, Adblock Plus, Taglib metadata handler and Minimize-to-Systemtray, and ChatZilla.

are referred to as "feathers" in Songbird, and give users and artists the ability to change the look of Songbird via an extension which generates a default skin. Then with the knowledge of CSS (and optionally XUL) and the use of an image manipulation program such as Photoshop or the GIMP, users are able to make Songbird look however they want.

Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from "Windows Add or Remove Programs" control panel applet.

Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to "Windows Add or Remove Programs" applet!

With its advanced and fast algorithm, Revo Uninstaller analyzes an application's data before uninstall and scans after you uninstall an application. After the program's regular uninstaller runs, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry keys that are usually left over on your computer.

Even if you have a broken installation, Revo Uninstaller scans for an application's data on your hard disk drives and in the Windows registry and shows all found files, folders and registry keys so you can delete them.

With its unique "Hunter mode", Revo Uninstaller offers you some simple, easy to use, but effective and powerful approaches to manage (uninstall, stop, delete, disable from auto starting) and to get information about your installed and/or running programs.

February 21st, 2008

At our last meeting we had our elections. After year of excellent service by our president Larry, he decided that it was time to hand the club over to someone else... That someone, myself (Mike). I would just like to thank Larry for everything he has done since I have become a member at WPCUG and I hope that I can live up to the high standard that he has set.  Also we have a new treasurer in Scott Turner.  So the executive of WPCUG now looks like this:

Michael Celotto
Bob Hedrick 
Ron Hesman 
Scott Turner
Michael Celotto
Special Contributer
Bob Pajot
Past President
Larry Ruston

So on to the show.  The note will be small for this meeting until I can get some links for our products/software demoed.  Pat brought his sub-notebook linux system in to show off.  The system is pretty impressive and from what he told us a steal at $399.  It comes with a 4gb flash hard drive for quick boot time.  Allows you to surf the web and also understand voice commands.