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sean Posted - 01/05/2008 : 13:14:07
there were some discussions, a while ago, on the forums, about doing this. how about we make a start.

we need:

members
a constitution, including aims and objectives
a membership fee (small)
a bank account
a plan


we will need some members to be able to give help/talks/classes on any aspect of computers and computing

we will need some members who need help or who want to learn


i can do stuff on networking, unix/linux server stuff, security, computer forensics



i would like us to be able to give people some skills they can use to get jobs.

i would also like there to be some charitable aspect to the club. maybe refurbishing unwanted PCs and giving them out to people without computers who can make use of them.



regards

sean

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indarkistplumstead Posted - 05/05/2008 : 12:56:25
hello this appears to be opening a large can of worms,what about ron harding brian gardner who either use to have web sites on tredegar has anybody talked to them they must known a thing or two also what the the people who liked to get hands dirty so get them to strip and repair hardware can be easy because of the plug and play factor write and ask schools,large companies etc etc,maybe even bill gates might pitch in with a cheque or two but don't hold your breathe on that..
Samstan Posted - 02/05/2008 : 20:12:12
Thanks Panda, I've not used Open Office but I'll definitely have a look at it
Panda Posted - 02/05/2008 : 19:53:50
quote:
Originally posted by Samstan

If you want to go into software use then I'm pretty good on MS Office especially Excel. If down the line it'd be any use I could run through the basics. I guess it'd depend if you can get the licenses for MS Office. I need to get in the house and settled but if I can be of use in a few months please give me a shout.



Most excel/macro tricks work the same (or real similar) in Open office too if you worry about software licenses..
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 19:50:57
quote:
Originally posted by Samstan

If you want to go into software use then I'm pretty good on MS Office especially Excel. If down the line it'd be any use I could run through the basics. I guess it'd depend if you can get the licenses for MS Office. I need to get in the house and settled but if I can be of use in a few months please give me a shout.



i'm sure there would be people up for an excel session, especially if it has a business slant on it.

regards

sean
Samstan Posted - 02/05/2008 : 19:15:58
If you want to go into software use then I'm pretty good on MS Office especially Excel. If down the line it'd be any use I could run through the basics. I guess it'd depend if you can get the licenses for MS Office. I need to get in the house and settled but if I can be of use in a few months please give me a shout.
Panda Posted - 02/05/2008 : 17:19:03
quote:
Originally posted by sean
there are various ways to cheat at things like WoW and other games. it must be possible to cheat at other games, especially where there are player interactions, such as poker, pontoon etc.



Such as VAC hacking and so forth? for things such as poker, there's plenty of ways to 'cheat' or earn easy money in online games.

I'd be up for joining/going to a computer club.
Got a bit of knowledge on a lot of topics (other than programming) so linux/windows, networking, security and such I could possibly help on.
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 17:09:03
quote:
Originally posted by morris1975

Cheating? and casino games are for mugs!



there are various ways to cheat at things like WoW and other games. it must be possible to cheat at other games, especially where there are player interactions, such as poker, pontoon etc.

microsoft and other companies with similar games servers are a bit secretive, but information gets out. with the gambling games companies, virtually nothing about cheating gets circulated.


regards

sean
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 17:04:26
quote:
Originally posted by Bluebird34

Sean,

Would like to help with this..work for an IT compnay and might even be able to get our old machines for the club/to give to people.

When we refresh ( about 3000 pcs per year ) they sell to staff for about 8 each. They are not bad specs ie P4s with 512mg memory so ok for work type apps but not high end gaming!!!

I can look to see if they will donate machines to charities etc ( I know there is an issue with liability which is why they give them to staff not external bodies!)

I can also help out with certain IT issues and also on Finance packages ( SAP/Peopleosft etc)

Will email you when I have a minute

Simon





that would be great.

i can do a secure erase of all hard disks and i'm sure we can get them P.A.T.'d before any club member gets them.


any talks or demos on any aspect of computing would be great.

regards

sean
morris1975 Posted - 02/05/2008 : 17:01:21
Cheating? and casino games are for mugs!
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 16:57:41
quote:
Originally posted by morris1975

Where's this club going to based Sean? If you ever need someone to help your pupils win at internet poker I'm ya man.



probably in georgetown, but it would be nice to have events at various places around tredegar.

i can do a talk about cheating in online games, but cheating at poker and other casino games is something i know little about.


regards

sean
morris1975 Posted - 02/05/2008 : 16:55:35
Wow that's a great offer Bluebird, can't fault you Sir.
Bluebird34 Posted - 02/05/2008 : 16:47:59
Sean,

Would like to help with this..work for an IT compnay and might even be able to get our old machines for the club/to give to people.

When we refresh ( about 3000 pcs per year ) they sell to staff for about 8 each. They are not bad specs ie P4s with 512mg memory so ok for work type apps but not high end gaming!!!

I can look to see if they will donate machines to charities etc ( I know there is an issue with liability which is why they give them to staff not external bodies!)

I can also help out with certain IT issues and also on Finance packages ( SAP/Peopleosft etc)

Will email you when I have a minute

Simon

morris1975 Posted - 02/05/2008 : 16:43:21
Where's this club going to based Sean? If you ever need someone to help your pupils win at internet poker I'm ya man.
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 16:36:39
quote:
Originally posted by amiganut

I hope it takes off for you i will do but i cant see it doing so as your charging for it and people aroudn here dont like that. Moto around here is if it aint free it aint worth having. they only buy food cuz if they dont they die in the end lol



in order to be a club we need to have a membership and that should probably include a fee. i was thinking of 2 - 5 per year, with reduced rates for unemployed, etc


regards

sean
amiganut Posted - 02/05/2008 : 15:42:35
I hope it takes off for you i will do but i cant see it doing so as your charging for it and people aroudn here dont like that. Moto around here is if it aint free it aint worth having. they only buy food cuz if they dont they die in the end lol
pierre Posted - 02/05/2008 : 11:40:27
Hi Sean,

Well, you got my 100% help on it.

I will e-mail you..

Pierre
sean Posted - 02/05/2008 : 11:17:22
quote:
Originally posted by seanr

hello sean,

now the election is over perhaps we can put aside our political views?


my comments were not really to do with political views. it was the lack of policies by your party i was objecting to. also your party was blaming the labour council when nearly all of you had been members of the labour party and had been involved in electing that labour council.


quote:

if you need any help on this, its my day job. i can sort you out with constitutions etc and funding, or if you'd rather not have me involved give gavo a ring on 315626 and they will be able to help you out

i dont mind being involved, especially in the early days/first few years with regards to coming on the committee, but i have no idea of computers im sorry


all people will be welcome.

if it works out you will be able to use it elsewhere.

quote:

with regards to a plan, is it possible to get a few people togehter to go through this? just as a start?





i'm hoping we will get enough interest to do that.

regards

sean
seanr Posted - 02/05/2008 : 03:51:24
hello sean,

by the way i didnt get in tonight's election, that honour was taken by jason and keith - and well done to them both, and also to john as well - im glad to say it was good natured all the way through and it was good to meet you all


seanr Posted - 02/05/2008 : 03:46:15
hello sean,

now the election is over perhaps we can put aside our political views?

if you need any help on this, its my day job. i can sort you out with constitutions etc and funding, or if you'd rather not have me involved give gavo a ring on 315626 and they will be able to help you out

i dont mind being involved, especially in the early days/first few years with regards to coming on the committee, but i have no idea of computers im sorry

with regards to a plan, is it possible to get a few people togehter to go through this? just as a start?






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