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.
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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As our President, Lisa Toth, said in last month's President's Message, we are being forced to terminate mailed paper copies of the TOE to members. To take advantage of newsletter postal rates, we needed 200 issues going out every month. Our declining membership has rendered this impossible and first class mail is prohibitively expensive. So, starting with this, the March 2016 issue, it will be online only.
We are expanding our email notification to members. Currently, about a week before the regular monthly meeting, we have been emailing notification of the event to those who have subscribed. This notification will be expanded so that not only will you receive the notification of the next week's meeting, but also a link to the current issue of TOE. Depending on how rapidly our TOE Editor, John Weigle, gets the issue out, there may be one or two messages. This month (March) TOE was out two weeks before the meeting, so there was a TOE message and will be a meeting message about a week later.
For those of you who have been relying on the paper issue in the mail to remind you of the meeting, please take advantage of our subscription offer. Email us to add your email address to our list so you continue to receive notification of our meetings as well as a link to the latest TOE. 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 email@example.com into the To field, with Subscribe in the subject and send.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will provide you with the voucher you require.