Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter & Meeting Minutes

August 2000

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 PM, in the Winters Room of the James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport. Please note the new permanent meeting location.

Club member Geoffrey Knauth will demonstrate VMware, a program that allows one to run a complete Windows system as a process on a Linux system.

Our last meeting was called to order by Vice-President Kathy Kolb at 7:05 PM on August 8, 2000. Treasurer John Yarosz was not present, so there was no financial report, but we believe that there were no expenditures during the summer.

Committee Actions:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

Robbie will not have space to store the collected equipment in the future. Dan suggested disposing of the majority of it which is hopelessly outdated. There were no objections, and we will reimburse Robbie if there will be a significant cost.

Computer / Internet News:

Open Discussion:

Jim wanted to discuss printer technologies. His bottom-feed inkjet had been having repeated problems picking up paper despite cleaning, and he suspected that the situation was humidity-related. He wondered if Club members preferred top-feed since he thought it would solve the problem. Kathy said that to the contrary, she found top-fed printers to be annoying because they tended to feed multiple sheets.

Contact Information
Home Page http://www.sunlink.net/wacc
Chat Room http://www.talkcity.com/chat.cgi?room=Williamsport, Tuesday and Sunday evenings
Secretary Jim Shaffer, Jr., jshaffer@uplink.net
Mailing List Send a message to wacc-chat-request@sunlink.net with the word subscribe in the subject. (Note: this is an open list for free-ranging local and computer-related discussions. Anyone wishing to subscribe to the newsletter should email Jim or use the comments form on our home page.)