CCN Beacon
Volume 2   Number 4           August - September  1999

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Latest CCN News!
Last Updated: 27 September 1999


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 keeps you updated you on 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, plus links to resources are all right here!

CCN: Background and Update
Chebucto's Executive Director Leo J. Deveau reports on our favorite little community net and its exciting future.

Chebucto Exposed!
Jeff Warnica and Andrew D. Wright reveal the shocking truth about the Chebucto Community Net. They called it skuzzy, they kept it behind locked doors, but they couldn't keep it secret forever.

When You're Away From Home:
Chebucto on the Road

Barbara Langille makes her web writing debut in this look at how you can access Chebucto even when you're far away from us. Did you know that we offer you four different ways to get your email? Or that you can get it no matter where you are? Find out how here.

The Other News:
Reporting From the Web

Margaret C. Douma takes a look at the other face of news on the web. Small operators who can compete head-on with large media outlets by offering something the big guys can't. Find out what here.

CCN IP Haven:
Glenn Euloth shows you nine ways to keep your web audience happy and your site looking good. Sizzling design tips from a true Web Master which you should ignore at your peril.

CCN User Profiles

Andrew D. Wright showcases the web pages of ten Chebucto users who have built interesting and enlightening sites in their web space. Find out how you can do the same!

Full Sail:
Power User Tips

Norman De Forest continues his series on how to bring special characters to life on your home computer. Need to read some Russian? Want to see how to read Chinese ideograms? Or maybe you just feel the need to use a "sooper sekrit decoder ring"? All that and more is here.

The Big Picture:
Life in the 21st Century

Andrew D. Wright examines one aspect of life in the twenty first century in A Penny For Your Thoughts, Chapter One of this ongoing exploration.

Userhelp FAQ:
Andrew D. Wright answers three new questions from the files of CCN Userhelp.

Back Issues
CCN Beacon. Volumes 1 (Three issues) and 2 (Three issues).

Other Canadian Community Net Newsletters:

CCNA News!
GPFN Commons
NCF FreeNews


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