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Meetings During the Week 11 - 16 January 2016

1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics'
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Sydney PCUG's Blog

18 - 23 January 2016
  • Tuesday Forum
  • Family History SIG
  • Digital Photography SIG

Managing Passwords

Managing passwords can be a problem and this article may help you decide whether you should get a Password Manager to keep your password secure.

If you decide to get an off-line password manager here are links to two sites mentioned in the article:

KeePass 2.30



Hello and Welcome,
Details of next week's meetings are below.  
Tuesday 12 January - Programming - N Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the December meeting Steve spoke about learning to use the Arduino microcontroller, and showed us the Arduino controlled moving message display he built. He said it took him a fraction of the time it would have taken to code it from scratch.

Alex showed a circuit he built and coded to display the variations of the computer load on an analogue multimeter.

Jon spoke of C.H.I.P., the $9 computer launched recently with Kickstarter. As well as being a small, cool inexpensive computer, it claims to be a complete system for building projects that require remote control, network connectivity, and interfacing with people and the environment.
Summaries of many of the previous meetings can be seen at:   

The members will have some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday's meeting.                                                       Neville Hoffman
Saturday 16 January - Web Design - S South - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
As Steve South is having an operation the week after the Web Design Group meeting, John Symonds has agreed to talk about JavaScript at the next two meetings.

JavaScript is one of the three languages that all web developers must learn to make a web page:
  * HTML to define the content of the web page;
  * CSS to specify the layout of the web page; and
  * JavaScript to program the behaviour of the web page.

At this month's meeting John will present an introduction to JavaScript programming. He will show you how you can write your first JavaScript which of course is “Hello World” and the pop-up windows that are used on Help Screens.
There will also be a question and answer session at the meeting to enable members to discuss web design and computer items of interest.
John Mathews

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