CKCS Tech Night - Monday - August 10 at 7 pm
by Paul Stackhouse of Wilmore Computer Associates
Gmail accounts: Why do I need one, how do I use it?
Maybe you are thinking about getting a new email account, or maybe
you already have a Gmail account. Then this Tech Night is for you.
Gmail, or Google mail is the most popular email service in the
English speaking world. We will discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of a Gmail address and briefly demonstrate how to
create a new account. The bulk of our time will be used to show
the general capabilities of Gmail, highlight some best practices
for email in general and offer some tips and tricks for getting
the most out of the product.
Our presenter for the evening is Paul Stackhouse. If you are a
regular attendee to Tech Night, you will remember him from several
presentation on how to cut the cable cord and how to stream. He is
also a long time CKCS member. Over the years Paul has held several
offices within CKCS: president, vice-president, treasurer, and
director. His service goes back to within six months of our founding.
Through his efforts in early years, CKCS offered true internet e-mail
access before almost anyone else in the city had it. Paul managed
and operated (the SYSOP, a title earned as the system operator) our
electronic Bulletin Board System. BBSs were the forerunners of the
internet. Currently, Paul is Programmer/Analyst for Asbury University
and owns his own consultancy firm: Wilmore Computer Associates. He
is husband to Heidi and father of three adult children: Christa,
Kelleyann, and Paul Robert.
Come prepared to learn all about Gmail accounts. Questions about email,
or Gmail specifically can be sent to Paul ahead of the meeting at:
firstname.lastname@example.org; or will be taken, as time permits, at the end of
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:
- Go to the Kroger website at https://www.kroger.com
- Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
- Click on Kroger Community Rewards
- Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
- Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
- Next, click on Create an Account
- Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
- 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.