Long time club member, former Webmistress, keeper of the email and subdomain list and generally one of the keystones of club leadership over the past 20 years passed away on November 29 of complications of Alzheimers.
Helen and Toby Scott started the CIPCUG website, with Toby designing the basic HTML and Helen doing all the updating for a number of years. Without Helen's help, we may well have not had any online presence. Certainly not what we have today.
Unfortunately, declining health had led her to be inactive for the past couple of years, but she certainly was a major cog for a long, long time. We (and especially Toby) will miss her.
The actual podcast player is toward the bottom. It looks like a CD tray. Just click on the
By far the most popular activity for CIPCUG members over the years has been our Q&A sessions. We are adding to this by having a podcast where we continue to answer Q&A questions from members. Post a questions on the CIPCUG Facebook page and we'll answer it the following Tuesday. What could be easier?
The Channel Islands PC Users Group (CIPCUG) was founded on the principal of users helping users. Have a computer problem stumping you? Bring it up at the Q & A session (held at every meeting) and you will probably find another user who stumbled over the same problem and figured out a solution. We have members whose experience runs all the way from absolute beginner to professional experts. You will be able to connect with other users whose experience level and interests match yours. Networking with peers is the best way to grow.
Bring your server, desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone problem to the meeting and you will probably receive an answer. We write up all our Q & A sessions in our monthly TOE newsletter and have archives of all newsletters since 1999.
Our Mercury Broadcasting podcasts are really starting to ramp up. We have created a separate Podcast Page for links to all the podcasts, news and help as well as a guide for creating a safe Facebook page so you can ask questions on the CIPCUG Facebook page. This is a great opportunity to help build our club. Show friends and relatives our CIPCUG Facebook page and the Podcast page on our website.
Join us at the Boys & Girls Club in Camarillo:
The entrance to the auditorium is from the parking lot, toward the back on the right side.
CIPCUG is a member of APCUG, an International Association of Technology & Computer Users Groups. APCUG provides excellent articles for our newsletter, helps find programs, conducts webinars you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home (see past webinars on YouTube) and provides excellent support for user groups in the conduct of their business.
O'Reilly Books offers one of the best discounted book program for user groups in the business. Be sure to stop by their online store for your 40% discount of any title. Use the discount code shown in the banner above.
One of the best computer book sources, they offer a 25% discount with discount code of FOC25. Stop by their store to take advantage. Don't forget the discount code.
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It's easy to forget to download our latest TOE newsletter, or to attend our meetings. We have an email reminder you can subscribe to. You should get only two emails a month -- one for when TOE is available and one reminding you of our monthly meeting.
If you are using a mail program like Outlook, Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail, click here to add your email address to our list. If you are using webmail and cannot use the email link, just open your browser to your email page, click on New or Compose and enter firstname.lastname@example.org into the To field, with Subscribe in the subject and send.
Log into the Facebook CIPCUG page. If it's your first time, you'll be prompted to join. Do so. You should be approved in under an hour. We keep the bad guys out this way. Once you are in, keep reading posts and reply to those you find interesting. Post questions, which will we will try to answer on our new podcast (online radio) hosted on Mercury Broadcasting. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday mornings to hear the latest. We have a once a week schedule on Tuesdays at 8 AM (hopefully). You can listen any time after. Notices will be up on Facebook as well as the Mercury Broadcasting pages and, of course, our own Podcast page.(learn how to setup an account here)
We have a very few of the 32GB flash drives for sale at $25. View the programs on the flash drives to see what's on the drive and to give you ideas for freeware you'd like to download yourself.
Try our search engine. Just type whatever you are looking for into the box and Search.
Our newsletter and web page have won first place awards from APCUG, demonstrating our committment to provide you with the best user group experience possible.
CIPCUG members can save 35% at Peachpit.com by logging onto the Peachpit website and using the coupon code PEACHPITUG. Peachpit Press is one of the best publishers of computer and technology books. This is a very generous offer.
Webucator is offering our members free online self-paced courses in (see subject list.) This is only for currently paid members of CIPCUG. You must have a voucher to use them. If you are interested, please contact Bart Koslow at email@example.com and he will provide you with the voucher you require.