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CKCS Toolbar  |   Thursday May 25, 2017

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events



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Streaming Live

Tech Night and several SIG meetings are streamed live on DropCam beginning a few minutes prior to meeting start time. Click the title above to receive the program on your computer screen.



Tech Night - 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 08th

The Internet of Things

presented by Kenneth Tubaugh

The May Tech Night presentation will be by Kenneth Tubaugh talking about the Internet of Things.

If you haven't heard about or paid attention to this, we are entering a new wave of computer deployment. The first wave was a computer in every home. Then telephones were replaced by computers that could make and receive calls and now, most of your household objects will soon have computers embedded in them.

TV sets and automobiles have already been computerized. Coming soon are computers for kitchen appliances, laundry machines, heating and air conditioning, smoke and gas detectors, lamps and other lighting, food pantry, the list goes on. And all of them will be using your WiFi internet connection. Many of the new ideas seem a bit wacky now but some will catch on and in a few years you will wonder how you got along without them.

Bring a friend and all your questions.



New Special Interest Group

Android System and Devices

3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Android SIG will return Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm with more helpful hints about your Android device. Watch here for a list of demos to be presented.


Changes to Kroger Card Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

Remember, August is the month that all Kroger customers must repeat their signup for the Community Rewards Program. But, Kroger has made changes in the way that one can sign up to participate.

Please call the Kroger Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141 and request that your name and CKCS (NPO number 11119) are added to your Community Rewards Program. You can also do this online or with your smart phone.

You can do this anytime in August but don't forget.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. A few days after you enroll, you will see a message that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS on your purchase receipts.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping CKCS!


Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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