The following Special Interest Groups have specific programs posted for their upcoming meetings. Please refer to the SIG Calendar for a complete listing of HAL-PC SIG meeting dates and times. If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group that is not currently on our calendar, contact the Vice President for SIGS
LINUX 101: Tuesday, September 5 -- 7:00 pm: First of the programs in the start of a new cycle. New material and information are added each cycle. All who are uncertain about Linux learn the benefits and profiles of the various "flavors" or distributions of this amazing free Operating System. Linux has gotten so user friendly and easy to install in the new configurations that they can be tried on any computer on a trial basis in the CD drive without disturbing the OS on the C drive. Taking Linux for a "test drive" without any risk skips the "first time fear factor".
WINDOWS OS: Wednesday, September 6 -- 7:00 pm: WiFi Hot-Spot Server. This will be done using Open Source software and an old computer. The computer needs to be Intel compatible 450 MHz or better with a minimum of 128 Megs of RAM. No hard drive is required just a CD ROM and floppy drive, WiFi router, and two 10/100 ethernet network cards. The software provides control of multiple zones and multiple permission levels. Time permitting we will also demonstrate installing a network security camera.
INTERNET: Friday, September 8 -- 7:00 pm: At this month's meeting we will look at email scams and phishing schemes. Messages and methods to separate you from your money or your identity. What to look for, and how to aviod these problems.
STOCK MARKET: Saturday, September 9 -- 1:00 pm: Note new time and date.
DATABASE & GUI DESIGN SIG: Saturday, September 9 -- 9:00 am: The former Access Developer's Workshop, now the Database and GUI Design SIG, will continue it's series on SQL Server 2005 and stored procedures. We invite you to bring your notebook with you and join us working hands on to learn this new technology.
FOXPRO: Tuesday, September 12 -- 7:00 pm: John Chambers: Email in VFP: Will demonstrate using CDO from fox wiki to send emails with VFP. Ed Hardin: Demo of his bulk mail program BMW WIN Plus
C#: Tuesday, September 19 -- 7:00 pm (Beginners - 6:00 pm)David Wood, a new HAL-PC member, will talk about boxing and unboxing, collections, arrays, garbage collection, and threading, and how to use them in an efficient manner in the .NET managed code environment.
WEB DESIGN: Tuesday, September 26 -- 7:00 pm: The internet makes accessing information easy and convenient. This includes your family history when you create a website using the free open source genealogy program, PHPGedView. A centralized database simplifies collaboration with others working on your family tree so your latest genealogy information is available for others to see. Learn how to quickly set up a family website featuring your family's history and how you can give your site a distinctive look by modifying built-in themes.
MULTIMEDIA: Saturday, OCTOBER 7 -- 10:00 am: A look at digital photography effects including "Corel's KPT Collection", "Wild Photo Effects" from OnHand Software, "Prof. Franklin's Instant Photo Artist", and the "buzz Simplifier" Photoshop compatible filter.