CCN Beacon
Volume 2   Number 1           February  1999

         Greetings and welcome to our first issue of the new year! We separate fact from fiction on the year 2000 issue, explore our users' own web resources, introduce you to the virtual secretary you never knew you had, let you in on some Chebucto secrets, update the latest CCN news and more, right here in one place. Come in and look around!

         The Beacon is edited by Andrew D. Wright who welcomes your feedback.


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This Issue:

The User Reference Index:
Margaret C. Douma continues to solve the age-old CCN problem of useful information being available in the CCN Archives, but not being easy to find. Try looking for it here!

The CCN Beacon Y2K Section:

Andrew D. Wright tells you what you need to know to cope with the infamous Year 2000 problem in this special section. How to diagnose your computer, how to fix Microsoft Windows, where to look for information about your software and hardware, and links to resources are all right here!

Nostalgia On The Net:
Margaret C. Douma looks at another reason why people are on the internet - to enshrine their favorite TV shows. What some of these people have done will surprise you.
CCN IP Haven:
Glenn Euloth explores mailing lists, the CCN Information Provider's secret weapon, in Part I of a two part series on majordomo, CCN's virtual secretary.

Full Sail:
Norman De Forest has written the definitive guide to beta-tin, the "recalled to life" version of the Usenet newsreading program familiar to pre-upgrade CCN users. Bookmark this file as it is all there will be published on the subject.

Robert W. Keereweer showcases the web pages of some Chebucto users who have built interesting and enlightening sites in their web space. Find out how you can do the same!

Userhelp FAQ:
Andrew D. Wright answers three new questions from the files of CCN Userhelp. When is Tin coming back? Why do I get a dead.letter file when I cancel an email? Where do I write for CCN User Support?

The Chebucto Community Net is a volunteer-run network. Check here for information on what you can do to help out - and how we can help you!

Back Issues
CCN Beacon. Volume 1   Numbers 1, 2 and 3.


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         We need a couple of our regular column spots filled, and perhaps start up some new ones. Ideas for feature articles as well as writers wishing to 'freelance' writing them are more than welcome as are graphics people to help illustrate. Write in for more information.


Next Issue:

Don't Panic!

         Coming April! Our year 2000 coverage continues as the picture (hopefully) becomes a bit clearer. If you tested your computer and it failed, don't despair! We'll be offering some solutions.

         Plus: more about IP mailing lists, more power user tips and more features, right here in the CCN Beacon: your window on the Internet, coming April!




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