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Hello and Welcome,

SIG Presentations

See the first attachment, a nine-page PDF file, used in the 12th of May Communications SIG by Roger Foulds.

Topics covered included False News, Scams and Urban Myths: Where to find the Truths?

Some good sites to check out include: snopes.com, and official Government ACCC's scamwatch.gov.au.

Meetings for This Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday 16th May - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Today's topic will be Domain Name Servers (DNS) and how they can be used to provide increased Internet security. We will also be looking at some of the free music services available through streaming apps for computers, tablets and smartphones.

Time permitting, we will as usual finish the session with a look at a couple of interesting Windows apps.

Tim Kelly

Family History - Tuesday 16th May - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come along to hear Family History/Genealogy wizard, Terry Eakin.

Web Design - Saturday 20th May - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This month the Web Design group will look at SVG and the Deathly Hallows. We will create a web page using graphics to explain the symbolism behind the story of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

In simple terms, we will have a look at how to draw lines, circles, rectangles and more complex graphics for the web using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

SVG is the big buzz-word for graphics on the web. The prime reason appears to be scalability. If we use SVG we find images don't pixelate. We will look at what SVGs are. We'll look at the difference between images such as Jpeg, PNG and SVG. Unlike images, you can create an SVG in a simple text editor. That means that you can create an SVG within your own HTML page.

We will see how SVG works, look at some of the tutorials that show how to create them and some of the programs that help draw SVGs for you.

Once we have got our head around all that, we will have some fun making a site using SVG to tell the world all about the history of Harry Potter and the cult of the Deathly Hallows.

See you all on Saturday the 20th.

Steve South
Web Design SIG Leader


Requirements for the cult:

1. You have read the seventh Harry Potter novel at least once.
2. You can name the three Deathly Hallows.
3. You practice giving yourself the Deathly Hallows symbol on your wrist with pen regularly before we can legally get the tattoo.
4. You are awesome.
5. You are NOT a Hufflepuff (Ravenclaws, Slytherins, and Gryffindors are welcome).

Meetings Next Week:

Main Meeting - Tuesday 23rd May - 5:30 pm - 8.00 pm
Digital Photography - Friday 26th May - 9:30 am - 12 noon

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Tech Tips:

Good Morning All,

You guys have probably done this but just in case, have a look at the second attachment (a .png image file). I came across this very easy method of checking for Microsoft's dodgy bug in Windows Defender.


Bill Parry

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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