HAL-PC Monthly eBulletin

Welcome to the April 2009 edition of the HAL-PC/HALNet monthly eBulletin. If you wish to stop receiving these bulletins, send an email to e-bulletin-off@hal-pc.org. This month: HAL-PC Membership Survey Results, HAL-PC Election, Volunteer of the Month, Coming Events, Clear Lake News, SIG News, HALNet ADSL, Wireless Internet, Amazon.com Associates Program, Email Authentication, Magazine.


The prize was donated by member of HAL-PC board of directors. Congratulations to Bob Herman a HAL-PC member for over 25 years! Thanks to everyone participating in the survey and for your support of HAL-PC. Survey Results

HAL-PC Election

The annual election of HAL-PC's Board of Directors will be held in June. Any member interested in volunteering his or her time and talents to managing the affairs of HAL-PC should declare their intent to run as a Director by sending an e-mail message to election@hal-pc.org or a letter mailed to the attention of the Election Committee, HAL-PC, 4543 Post Oak Place #200, Houston, Texas 77027-3103 expressing said intent not later than 5 PM CDT, April 30, 2009. Full details are available in the Spring edition of the HAL-PC Magazine

Volunteer of the Month

Jim Ward has been a tremendous asset helping with HAL-PC with membership retention. He is a faithful volunteer of the Volunteer Help Committee assisting members with their Zone Alarm questions. He is a regular participant and assists members in the Linux Wed troubleshooting workshop. Jim is also the SIG leader for the Laptop Investors. He is a jack of all trades, a great resource, and always willing to share his expertise. Jim exemplifies the true spirit of HAL-PC, "Members Helping Members." Many Thanks!


Basics 101 -- This month: Scanning, and How To...
Saturday, April 4 - 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Bob DuVernay presents what you need to know about CD Music Conversions & Format including: All about Ripping and Covering CD-rom Music  and Using Nero / Roxio / MS Media Player

CLEAR LAKE - Senior Learning Center

Visit the SENIOR LEARNING CENTER  Clear Lake Branch of HAL-PC for information about their upcoming classes.


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.


Want the speed and convenience of an always-on broadband connection without the hassles of foreign call centers or notoriously poor customer service? HALNet has an ADSL plan for every user! You need to have ATT as your local telephone company. For information and pricing, and to see if your phone line qualifies for ADSL, call Doug at 713-993-3300. And remember there is no set-up fee for HAL-PC members!


New DSL customers can get wireless home internet. Call Doug at 713-993-3300 for equipment availability and to schedule an appointment to bring in your wireless laptop or computer.


If you use the search box on the HAL home page to get to the Amazon.com website, 6% of every purchase you make during that session will go directly to HAL-PC!
The Amazon Automotive Store has launched a brand new tool that enables customers to find car parts for a specific year, make and model in just one click. When customers enter their vehicle data into the Amazon Automotive Part Finder Widget, they’ll be taken to a categorized list of parts and accessories that fit their specified vehicle.


HALNet support is receiving questions from some users who are having difficulty receiving email. Please be sure you have authentication turned on in your email program. Most email clients have this setting correct by default, but Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express do not. We have provided instructions on setting these programs up correctly in the Support section of our HAL-PC website. You can find them here for Outlook and here for Outlook Express


Reviews for AnyDVD, CloneDVD2 and CloneCD and other informative articles can be read in the HAL-PC Magazine online