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Hello and Welcome,

Greater Sydney lockdown will be extended until July 16.

See the News.com.au story by Matt Young and Frank Chung | JULY 7, 2021 12:43 pm.

Gladys Berejiklian has faced a tense grilling about the effect of lockdown on businesses and employees, amid reports many are on the brink.

Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed residents of Greater Sydney will have to endure at least another week of stay-at-home orders.

ON WEDNESDAY, the NSW Premier announced that the two-week Covid-19 lockdown for Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended until midnight next Friday, July 16.

Non-essential businesses will remain shut, and students in Greater Sydney will be learning online when school starts back on Tuesday. Regional NSW students will return to face-to-face learning.

The state recorded 24 new cases of community transmission overnight, but only 13 of those were already in isolation.

That is why the NSW government, based on the health advice, which is our key indicator, made the difficult decision to announce the extension of the lockdown and the existing restrictions in the regions for one week further, Ms Berejiklian said.

Now the reason for this is, as we've been saying, this Delta strain is a game-changer. It is highly transmissible and more contagious than any other form of the virus that we've seen.

This means that the Programming SIG (13 July) will not meet face-to-face but have their meeting using Jitsi.

Web Design and other meetings listed for This and Next Week are out of the lockdown period, but the SMSA premises may not be open.

— Ed.

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Meetings This Week

Programming - Tuesday, 13 Jul - 5:30 pm (6:00 pm meeting start) - 8:00 pm

Hi Team,

We will be running this meeting using Jitsi; details later by email.

See the Progsig Meeting Reports:


The next meeting is on Tuesday 13th July 2021, at 6 pm.


— Steve OBrien

Web Design - Saturday, 17 Jul - 1:30 pm (2:00 pm meeting start) - 4:00 pm

We will be running this meeting using Zoom; details below.

Hi everyone,

Our next Web Design meeting is Saturday the 17th at 2 pm. In light of our Covid Crisis, I have cancelled the face-to-face meeting, although I suspect that we will still be in lockdown that day, as I suppose as I write this.

I have found some interesting sites. First, we have a site that will help optimize and store your photos.

Want to learn to code? I have found a site that helps you learn pretty much any language you like. The basic idea is you learn to code as you build a computer game. I will concentrate on Javascript as that's the one I need to learn.

I haven't gone into either site in full, so we can open them and see what's on offer.

There has been some discussion on ASCII characters and how they work within the group, and we will look at them.

Here are the Zoom Meeting details:

Topic: SPCTUG Web Design Meeting

Time: Jul 17, 2021, 02:00 pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 822 5565 2171

Passcode: Webdesign

See you there,

— Steve South

Meetings Next Week

Tuesday Group - Tuesday, 20 Jul - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - noon

We'll have the usual Q&A and other discussions.

Digital Photography - Friday, 23 Jul - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - noon

We will be running this meeting using Zoom; details below.

The Sydney PC User Group is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event: Digital Photography Meeting

Time: July 23, 2021, 10:00 am Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join the Zoom Meeting at:


Meeting ID: 835 7352 9283

Passcode: 598740

The Meeting topics include:

Shooting the Stars:

Learn to capture the Milky Way with a modern camera or smartphone.

Discover how telescopes and space cameras use radio or light sources to find and produce detailed images of far off stars and galaxies.

Members Photo Invitation: Choose an interesting celestial photo from any source and email it by July 21 to johnlucke12@­gmail.com for observation and commentary.

Shot of the night sky.

Q & A Forum.

Over to you for general discussion.

I am hoping to see you there.

— John Lucke

Schedule of Current & Upcoming Meetings ‡

48 2021/06/05 — 14:00-17:00 — 03 Jul, Sat — Penrith Group, Penrith City Library
49 2021/07/09 — 10:00-12:30 — 09 Jul, Fri — Friday Forum, L1 Carmichael Room
51 2021/07/13 — 17:30-20:30 — 13 Jul, Tue — Programming, L1 Woolley Room or via Jitsi
52 2021/07/17 — 13:30-16:30 — 17 Jul, Sat — Web Design, L1 Woolley Room or via Zoom
53 2021/07/20 — 09:30-12:30 — 20 Jul, Tue — Tuesday Group, L1 Woolley Room
54 2021/07/23 — 09:30-12:30 — 23 Jul, Fri — Digital Photography via Zoom
55 2021/07/27 — 17:30-20:30 — 27 Jul, Tue — MAIN Meeting, L1 Carmichael Room or via Zoom

‡ As decided after assessing the Members' wishes (resumption of face-to-face meetings) via the latest Online Survey.

Please go to the SPC&TUG Newsletter for 12 - 17 JULY 2021 in SWAY format.

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