Newsletter March 2020

From the Chair

We’re well into Term 1 now and it’s extremely pleasing to see that our class and workshop numbers have bounced back to the point where most are almost or completely full. I know this can be a little frustrating for those who miss out on a place but rest assured, when demand is this high, we will always schedule the course or workshop again. Our goal is to help as many of our members as we can to improve their technology skills and if that means running a course or workshop over and over again, that’s what we’ll do.

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Newsletter February 2020

Welcome everyone to 2020!

From the Chair:
 I hope you all had lots of relaxing time over the summer break. By the time you read this, Term 1 will be in full swing at SeniorNet with several courses and workshops already completed. Our Open Days were very successful and we have a number of new members joining us this year – many of whom we’ve already seen at the Learning Centre. Our Tutors are also all rested and rejuvenated, keen to share their IT knowledge with you in the friendly, low-stress learning environment we call SeniorNet Kapiti.

I would also like to take a moment to

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Things to do before calling your IT GEEK in a panic!

We all have problems on our computer from time to time – yes, even the “experts” get screen lock-ups occasionally. Those of us who’ve been working with computers for a long time have a mental list of things we try first.

Thanks to the foresight of Bill Gates (Ctrl/Alt/Delete & the “5 second reboot key”) and Microsoft (Windows’ self repairing technology in Windows 10), if nothing significant has changed recently on your PC, one of these “actions” could well dig you out of the proverbial. 

So, next time something untoward happens on your PC, before hitting the PANIC button and calling your favourite IT “Geek” for help, you should try these suggestions (in order) first… Continue reading

2020 Where to?

12 months ago I wrote about the likely transformation in the transportation industry, i.e. autonomous and electric vehicles, robotics and AI, also the Internet of Things, fitness trackers and voice interaction with our devices.

All good stuff if you can keep up with it, but at the speed at which we are supposed to absorb, understand the consequences of, and the implementation of, the new technology is daunting.

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Newsletter – Christmas Edition

The year is drawing to an end and some will say ‘where did it go?’, others might be happy to see an end to it. We here at Kapiti SeniorNet tend to belong to the former category for it has been a busy year, time has flown, and it is not quite finished yet.

We hope you have taken advantage of one or more of the courses and workshops presented during the year and have made good use of the added knowledge.

To celebrate your accomplishments we have our annual Christmas get-together on

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