Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter / Meeting Minutes

March 1999

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at 7 PM, in Room B-309 of the Lycoming College Academic Center. We will discuss online income tax tips. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Our last meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM on March 9, 1999 by President John Yarosz. The minutes of February's meeting were approved. Dan reported that we have a balance of $502.69. Two people paid yearly dues last month.

Committee Reports:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

Computer Show:

Computer Help:


This month was one of our Beginner's Nights, when we open the floor for general computer discussion instead of having a guest speaker or other planned program. On this particular occasion we began by discussing the Happy99.exe virus and how to avoid it. John noted that popular free email provider hotmail.com now offers virus scanning for attached files.

The main topic was Y2K Problem testing software; specifically, is it worth the price? Several members suggested that it would be better to save your money and test your system yourself by adjusting the clock temporarily, because any commercial software package would be targeted at only a specific set of applications.

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@csrlink.net
Mailing List Send a message to wacc-chat-request@sunlink.net with the word subscribe in the subject

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