This meeting report comes from sometime in the 1990s
The last PC Users meeting was held at Robbie’s Lancaster, near Jade Stadium. It’s a comfy venue and I got a nice meal for under $10.00.
Robert Edgeler from Big Byte spent time before the meeting playing with his flight simulator, spending all of the time in ChCh airport.
He spent the first ten minutes of his talk explaining that while he was from Big Byte and wearing a company jersey, he was there to give advice. However he managed to imply that we should all show our appreciation by buying lots of stuff from his workplace.
He covered lots of things for a new purchaser to look out for.
Most time was spent on how to avoid getting nuisance attacks, spam
and rubbish from the internet. He named the “Windows Media Player”
as the worst offender, it collects PC information on browsing
habits and sends the data to advertisers. Apparently there is an option
that is on by default, but can easily be turned off.
He claimed that “Registry First Aid” was the best program to remove
unwanted entries from the registry.
He also mentioned some system performance measures to speed things up. But I’m not going to pass these on the people who have PCs 4x faster than mine, you will just have to PUT UP with your 1,000MHz+ PCs !
Interesting site mentioned:
Here you can find people you went to school with. I haven’t visited, but
you may be interested.
Try not to overclock your brains during the weekend.
See Ya Monday.