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CKCS Toolbar  |   APCUG  |   Saturday October 24, 2020

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events



CKCS is Open Online

Our Moore Drive office remains closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Check out our Classes, Workshops, and Special Interest Groups

All events will be delivered using Zoom.

Links to free events are available in the Meetings Schedule.






CKCS Tech Night - Monday - October 12 at 7 pm on Zoom

by Ron Brown - retired Doctor and Technologist presenting from Vancouver, BC

"Saving Your Life with Wearable Technology - Part Two"


When Ron Brown joined us for Tech Night in June, he shared the story of a fictitious patient, Mary, who lives alone in an RV Resort in Mesa and develops some medical issues that nearly caused her death. At that time Ron promised to return with a continuation of Mary's story. The back story is she has a fall at night that results in a broken hip from an undiagnosed heart problem. In June he discussed the importance of knowing what your heart rate is and the many devices that can monitor and record it. Part Two will focus on Fall Detection, Emergency Notification, and Home Automation to ensure safety for a senior living alone. He also will discuss how to set up a home network, the Echo Show, Google Nest, and the New Zoom All-In One Home appliance.

Ron Brown is both a retired doctor and technologist. Ron Brown wears both hats in this presentation. Ron will be coming to us from Vancouver, Canada. The bright side of this pandemic is that we realized that we can hold Tech Night with experts from all over the continent. If you found his presentation in June informative, then you will be looking forward to his continuing presentation. If you missed part 1, you can join this presentation without having attended the first one. He will review Mary's story and will go further in depth with the cutting-edge technology that can save your life.

To participate in this Tech Night, you will need to open your email from MailChimp (Next Week at Your Computer Society) to access the Zoom meeting link or find it in the Meeting Schedule tab.

See you at Tech Night and feel free to share the link with your friends!



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 https://www.kroger.com
  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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