Summer programme + your computer.

I do hope that everyone is well and taking excellent photos

I have been off line for sometime to ensure that I could not be responsible for sending you a virus. Nothing is certain, “except death and taxes” but I have done everything I can to make certain my machine is squeeky clean. To make this possible I backed up all my photos to three hard drives. One of these drives is kept in a different location and is not connected to the internet. I have a cloud service which has all my photos. I scanned my computer with Microsofts own anti virus program (OK but not the best). I scanned with Kaspersky Total Security which was rated the best by Which and with Malwarebytes which is a free program which checks areas that even Kaspersky does not reach. I have also forced my computer to upgrade to “The Windows 10 Creators Update” so every possible avenue has been covered, I hope.

Being as this is a major upgrade I also recreated my Recovery Drive. If you don’t know about the recovery drive it is a more than 4GB flash drive which can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC even if it won’t start. If you have not made one it is a very good idea. If you want to make one and don’t know how to, then give me a ring and I will try to talk you through it.

I do hope that the last few weeks has been a wakeup call for many people, it would be a terrible thing to loose all my photos, all those memories going back to the beginning of the last century. Food for thought?


First Summer Meeting tomorrow at the Institute

A message from Jon.

Hi John, I did say to bring a camera and a macro lens if people had one and mentioned things round and about the buildings such as the flower beds etc. Tripod or beanbag or gorilla pod may also be useful.

Express and Star article should be in tomorrow’s edition. They are also coming up to copy photo some of the exhibits for a future feature. Should be at 3pm if anyone is interested.