CCN Beacon
Volume 2   Number 6           December 1999 - January 2000

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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 Final CCN Beacon Y2K Section:

Andrew D. Wright keeps you updated on what you need to know to cope with the infamous Year 2000 problem in this last update of the special section. How to diagnose and make your computer Y2K compliant, how to fix Microsoft Windows, where to look for information about your software and hardware, plus links to resources are all right here!

Women As CCN Volunteers
Sharon Parker, Treasurer of CCN, tells about what women on Chebucto get from volunteering with us based on her own experiences.

Sharing The Load
Andrew D. Wright tells you about distributed computing, a way to put yourself in the history books or just make yourself some money.

A Picture's Worth
Barbara Langille shares her experiences discovering the other side of the web with a graphical connection and a teenage daughter.

Full Sail:
Power User Tips

Norman De Forest saves the Earth once more as he thwarts yet another alien invasion and shows you how to send and receive attachments with Pine at the same time.

IP Haven: How to Get Your Site Found!
Glenn Euloth shows you what you can do to bring people to your site and introduces you to a new CCN service: Virtual Domains.

Userhelp FAQ:
Andrew D. Wright demonstrates that great minds can think alike with his answers to three new questions from the files of CCN Userhelp.

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

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CCNA News!
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