Digital Workshop

Welcome to the Homepage of the Milford U3A Digital Workshop Group, all are welcome here, we aim to teach and to learn, but above all to make technology Fun! Computer Novice?   Hardware Nut?   Programming Guru?  This is a group for everyone, Novice to Expert…

Why Milford and District U3A?

This question has been asked a couple of times recently and the standard answer is that, when the group was first mooted, Guildford U3A piped up and said it couldn’t be Godalming U3A as that was too close to Guildford – doesn’t make any…

Baby Boomer Radio

How many of our U3A members would be considered to be Baby Boomers (born 1946-63)? How many of those have, like a number of media writers, become disenchanted with the program content of BBC Radio 2? I have read several articles recently, all complaining…

Murphy’s Law

We’ve all heard of ‘Murphy’s Law’ which, in it’s most basic form, is: “If a thing can got wrong, it will”. A slightly more specific version runs “If a thing can go wrong, it will – during the demonstration”. I’ve know the first version…

Charging your phone

Most smartphones these days are charged via the ubiquitous Micro USB connector, but did you know there is another way?My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy phones and we’ve had some trouble getting the phones to charge reliably and the reason is not…

Digital Technology Support

A few of the members of Mike Blewett’s former ‘Linux’ and ‘GIMP’ groups (that are no more due to Mike’s retirement) thought we ought to have group that appealed not only to Milford’s computer Nerds but also to any and all members that had…

Zoom

Zoom is a computer & Internet tool that allows people to communicate using voice and video wherever they are in the world.  We use it to have Committee and other meetings whilst we are all in Lockdown. How does it work? A member of…

Computer Backup – A Salutary Lesson

You are backing up your computer, aren’t you?   Photos, special and valuable documents, etc? You have more than one copy of anything really important? We have my daughter living with us during lock-down and yesterday her external backup drive fell from the bed onto…

Blogs in a Nutshell

What is a Blog? A blog is short for web log and is a collection of posts (articles) containing reports, media (photos, videos and pdfs), links, etc. shared with others online. Frequently it’s a type of website or (as in our case) part of…