Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tuesday 27 September – MAIN Meeting – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Hi everyone,

We were supposed to have CUDO come along this month, but they pulled out at the last minute which makes things difficult. I’m attempting to sort out another company and hope to have more info before Tuesday.

Until then, the backup plan is in place: a sneak peek at Microsoft’s Windows 8, thanks to Microsoft’s recent BUILD Conference in California.

Indeed, we’ll have a look at some Windows 8 stuff no matter who is our guest presenter next week, with Windows 8 shaping up to be a very interesting blend of an iPad-like system mixed with the Windows XP and 7 we all know very well. It could be the first real challenger to Apple, given the fact Google’s tablets haven’t been as popular as iPads.

So… I hope a real presenter comes through, but if not, we’ll definitely have fun, we’ll learn a lot, get some questions answered and some answers questioned, and marvel just how close we already are to the end of the year.

See you on Tuesday night!



Web SIG Locked Out Again – Part 2

The gracious reply from the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (Venue Hiring Div):

“I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. Venue hire is not open on Saturdays and thus the library is required to setup for any Saturday events. We have spoken to the Saturday librarian about this matter. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Once again I do apologise and am happy to provide your Saturday 17th September room free of charge.”

Web SIG Locked Out Again

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts at 280 Pitt Street has let us down yet again.

We were locked out of our Saturday afternoon first floor meeting room.

We set up shop in the long end-room because that meeting had zero attendees. There were 3 meetings scheduled for 2pm; two rooms were unlocked, but ours was locked.

At least the after-hours phone number worked; the guy arrived half an hour later and opened the room for us. He didn’t know why we were locked out because he said he was just a contractor! What a cop-out!

A thoughtless Friday night cleaning-person perhaps?

Locked out 1st meeting in 2004

“Our first meeting at 280 Pitt Street.
There was no key! or lift access. October 2004.”