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CKCS Toolbar  |   APCUG  |   Saturday August 18, 2018

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events



Streaming Live

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



Digital Photography SIG

Talk Adobe with Chris Bryant

7PM, Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Most of you have heard about (and maybe use) Adobe Photoshop. An extension to Photoshop is Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Ilustrator is graphic-driven software used primarily for creating vector graphics. Developed alongside with Adobe Photoshop as a companion product, Adobe Illustrator is used for creating logos, graphics, cartoons and fonts for the photo-realistic layouts of Adobe Photoshop.

Christopher Bryant is a local educator at Lafayette High School where he teaches classes tailored toward the graphic arts. He has obtained three degrees from the University of Kentucky which includes his bachelors in Arts and Arts Education as well as his Masters in Education. Christopher has been an active artist in the digital community outside of teaching. Previously, he has showcased a variety of work throughout the community, photographed for various private clients, created album and poster art for local musicians, and is currently working with a well renown top designer.

Chris has been asked to share his knowledge about industry standard programs in an everchanging digital work environment. His skill and knowledge of the Adobe programs have helped him as well as former students to compete with other modern designers. His goal for today is to share his knowledge of these advanced programs and break the stereotypes associated with their difficulty and complexity.

Our photo contest this month will be "In Need of Repair". Come up with an innovative picture and email it to joedietz@aol.com no later than August 27, 2018.

Hope to see you at CKCS on August 28 at 7 PM. Bring a friend.





Tech Night - MetroNet Fiber

Monday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

Tana Williamson and Rob Bartley

from MetroNet Fiber

Are you frustrated with Spectrum for your TV, internet needs, and phone needs? Wish there were competition in the Lexington market? Well, there is! MetroNet Fiber construction is underway. They promise blazing-fast fiber internet, stunning fiber TV, and crystal-clear, and reliable fiber phone.

Tana Williamson, Marketing Coordinator, and Rob Bartley, Direct Sales Manager, will walk us through from the beginning when Mayor Gray made the announcement in November, 2017, to when MetroNet Fiber started construction in January, to the future plans.

They will explain what makes 100% fiber so special and the benefits of internet speeds up to a gigabit. They will also talk about the options for wireless set-top boxes, whole home HD/DVR to record up to six channels at once, and remote DVR to schedule recordings while away from home.

Join us to learn about the newest technology that promises to change the future of Lexington.



Changes to 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.

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 the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

You can also do this online with your computer or smart phone at www.kroger.com. Don't forget that the CKCS NPO number is 11119.

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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