Williamsport Area Computer Club
Newsletter & Meeting Minutes
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at 7 PM, in the JVB Library Technology Branch, 123 East 4th Street, Williamsport.
Club member Geoffrey Knauth will speak about his work in porting large Unix database projects to Oracle under RedHat Linux 6.1 Enterprise Edition. (This program is rescheduled from last month.)
Our last meeting was called to order at 7:16 PM on April 11, 2000 by Vice-President Kathy Kolb. Attendance was extremely light once again.
The minutes of March's meeting were approved.
In John's absence, there was no treasurer's report.
Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:
Robbie reported that he fixed the Y2K problem in our homepage's comment form script.
Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):
No action this month.
- Kathy expressed concern that we won't have enough volunteers to run a computer show this year, in light of declining attendance at our regular meetings. Jim agreed, noting that last year's show was smaller than expected.
- Dan suggested that in lieu of our own show, we should volunteer to help with the Chamber of Commerce's technology show / job fair scheduled for October. However, they may not be soliciting volunteers.
- He also suggested setting up a table at the KISS-FM Yard Sale in order to spread the word about our club.
- Jim read a letter from a disabled individual in Newberry who was looking for someone who could visit him at his home to help solve a printer/scanner problem. He is going to pass the message along to the wacc-chat list.
- Jim asked if anyone knew why the "never download" checkbox was disabled in MS Outlook Express's "download foreign character support" requester. Dan said that it only works if you download one of the packages first.
Local Computer and Internet News:
Geoff had to postpone his Linux / Oracle demonstration due to his work schedule.
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