Sunday, December 10, 2023

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events

CKCS Class and Workshop Winter & Spring Schedule

Online Store is open now.

Here is a Link to the CKCS Store Registration Guide.

Come Experience Virtual Reality

November Tech Night - November 13, 2023 at 7 PM
Meeting will be In-Person at CKCS AND on ZOOM

This is your chance to learn about Virtual Reality. Actually, it is a chance to experience Virtual Reality, as well. VR is the future in all levels and aspects of learning. We have all heard about Virtual Reality, but do you understand what it is? You have seen those VR headsets but have you experienced wearing one?

Richard Hoagland is the Founder and CEO of VRTogether. Last year he promised to come back and update us on the project. He will do a presentation about virtual reality (VR) technology and what makes VR technology exciting. He will describe what VR is, what people are using VR for, and how it can help improve health and wellbeing. Richard will end his presentation by sharing news about the next stage of the VRTogether project which is funded by the National Institute of Health. This year attendees are invited to try out one of two popular VR experiences available after the presentation. VRTogether is a virtual reality social games platform for older adults to improve health and wellbeing. Richard is Principal Investigator on VRTogether’s National Science Foundation grant and Richard has 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur and expert in social virtual reality and digital game development. Richard has launched virtual reality experiences on Oculus and Google headsets, and his projects have been displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., FILE festival in Brazil, and the Athens Digital Arts Festival. Richard lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kroger Community Rewards 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.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

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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