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Our Rotary club strives for a membership that is an up-to-date and progressive representation of our community's business, vocational, and professional interests. Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits, including:

How to Make Money with Free Software

Not only is the design of the Netherlands' latest commemorative coin very clever, it was developed with 100% free software. A must-have for freedom-loving numismatists everywhere. Skill Level:

FSF reboots its High Priority list

Earlier this month the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced a "reboot" of it's High Priority list, a list of projects critical to allowing people to use their computers in freedom. I've finally had a look at the revised list, and think it's right on the money.

Sunday Sunday

For those that missed Sundays meet-up here is a brief synopsis of of our nerdly chatterings;

Swings and roundabouts

Working as I do in a Microsoft Windows-centric IT department has its challenges. None of them technical. Many years of installing and reinstalling Microsoft operating systems and the multitude of other software, patches, updates, workarounds and fixes has become second nature. So much so that I often have waking nightmares involving Office 2007, docx, Eu-fu!*ing-dora, MS-SQL, MSDE, Visual Studio, Service Pack 3, Genuine Advantage and Outlookpst files. When I say not technical, I mean it, all this stuff is just knowledge. When to click, Next, OK or Cancel.

Which Way Is Up?

It is a few years now that David Chapman and I talked about trying a Linux Club in Coffs Harbour.The original plan was to have a club so that we could encourage more and more people to the many advantages of Linux operating systems. With David's generosity we did set up a once a month, Sunday afternoon session at his shop in Ocean Parade Coffs and on occasion we did have a good and interested attendance. I was a new chum, so it was good for me to be able to learn how to take advantage of Linux.  However, David left for Peru and the club took a different direction.I was lucky enough to get t

Software Freedom Day - Information and BBQ

You all are inivited to the Software Freedom Day - Information and BBQ.Come down and have a chat, debate, ask questions or have an afternoon out.When: Saturday the 20th of SeptemberWhere: Park Beach Park (look for the orange balloons)Start Time: 11:00amFinish: When we all go home or you're standing there by yourselfBYO: If you want to eat and drink then you'll have to bring your ownAny questions then send us an email at paul[at]coffswifi[dot]netSee you there!Section:


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