General Meeting Topic – April 2020

April 15, 2020, at 7:00 PM Building a Smart Mirror Presenter: Craig Wright, CCS Communications Director Synopsis: “Wouldn’t it be great if your mirror served more than one purpose? What if it showed you today’s weather alongside that stray hair no amount of hairspray can tame? How about some inspirational quotes to jumpstart your day? Maybe you need to see today’s date and time? All of this and more can be accomplished with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, some spare wood, an old (or new) Continue reading →

CANCELED – All CCS Meetings and Events

Dear CCS Members,   As you know, we have been instructed to stay at home to slow down the progression of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here in the United States. Since ”social distancing” has been recommended, starting immediately the Columbus Computer Society resource center will be closed until the end of the month. Also, all face-to-face meetings will be put on hold until this crisis is averted.   Please know that closure was not a decision that was made lightly, and we expect that there will be Continue reading →

General Meeting Canceled – March 2020

CCS Friends & Supporters,   The Columbus Metropolitan Library has canceled all meetings until at least March 31st. Here is information from the Columbus Metropolitan Library: A message from Patrick Losinski, CEO Columbus Metropolitan Library   Columbus Metropolitan Library is committed to serving the needs of the public while taking precautionary steps on behalf of our customers, staff and the community. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are monitoring information and following guidelines provided by our city, county and state health officials Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – February 2020

February 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM Coding Lab: Sphero Robot Obstacle Challenge Special Meeting Location: Apple Store, Easton Town Center 4210 The Strand Columbus, OH 43219 Presenter: Apple Store Creative Team Synopsis: “Help a Sphero robot navigate obstacles using code in the Sphero Edu app on iPad. We will explore block-based coding by programming simple movements, changing colors, and more. We’ll also set up obstacles and use an iPad to program a path for our robots to navigate. A few iPad devices will be provided. Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – January 2020

January 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM End of Windows 7, What are my options? Presenter: John Kennedy – East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club & APCUG Advisor, Regions 3 and 6/7 Synopsis: “The life support of Windows 7 will be coming to an end before the end of January. Microsoft has decided to even stop security updates on this old operating system. And like the versions before it (Windows XP and Vista) have put them out to pasture. So what are your options for future computer Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – November 2019

November 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM Battle of the Browsers Presenter: Bill Crowe – APCUG (Web Presentation) Synopsis: “We all use a browser to access the internet. Many tips and tricks can be employed to make using the internet faster and easier. This presentation focuses on the functions that are available on nearly all browsers but are used by relatively few of us. Do you use Tabs, a Favorites Bar, Bookmarks, and Bookmark Folders? Do you use the address/search bar? Do you clear your active Continue reading →

Officers Needed for 2019 – 2020 Term

Officers Needed for 2019 – 2020 Term We are currently seeking individuals to fill the following elected officer positions: President (2019 – 2020 term) Treasurer (2019 – 2020 term) If you have an interest in applying for either of these positions, please contact: Craig Wright Election Committee Chair woodturnerdude “at” gmail.com  

General Meeting Topic – September 2019

We have a special treat for you this month at the Columbus Computer Society. On Wednesday, September 18th, at 7:00 p.m (our next CCS General Membership Meeting), Jim and Chris Guld from “Geeks on Tour” will be our special guests for the evening. Here is a snippet of text copied from their website describing who they are and what they do: “Jim and Chris Guld are Geeks Who Teach. They’ve both been in the Computer Training and Support industry since the early 80s. Now they live fulltime Continue reading →

General Meeting Topic – August 2019

August 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM How to Navigate Social Media Presenter: Abby Stokes – APCUG (Web Presentation) Brief Synopsis: “Social Networking: How to Navigate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram” Abby Stokes, Author, “Is This Thing On?” explains what everyone is talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She also shares how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy and how to avoid scams.

General Meeting Topic – July 2019

July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM Google Photos Presenters: Ron Brown, APCUG (Web Presentation) Brief Synopsis: It’s FREE. It’s like a shoe-box full of photos but you can easily find a specific photo. Since we now take most of our photos with our phone, it’s designed for mobile-first but can also be used with our computer. It’s easy-to-use, with unlimited storage. • Do you need a backup strategy? • How to sync them? • Who can see my photos? • How do they get archived Continue reading →