This site has
been awarded the Speech Friendly Ribbon Award and is 100% speech

Norman L. De Forest is a member of The HTML Writers Guild.

Last site update: September 17, 2003.

Attention, Netgear router owners!

IMPORTANT! If you have one or more Netgear routers with a model number RP614, RP614v2, DG814, MR814 or HR314 then it is very important that you update the firmware in your router. You could be one of the more than half-million Netgear router users who, because of the default firmware in the router, are causing problems for the University of Wisconsin. Links to details and upgrade sources are available on my page, netgear-error.html.

A special seasonal greeting, ...

... a zipped batch file for all of the users who have downloaded and liked my "Super Echo" command. To be taken down on January 2 (or shortly after that date as soon as I remember to do so).

Chebucto Community Net's Webcam:

Fenwick Place Web Cam - Chebucto Community Net

I have a few suggestions for the last-minute Christmas shopper.

Special Announcement for Disabled Americans!

A Possible Exemption for Greyhound Threatened Accessability
but people rallied in protest against it.
Read about the results in
"Over-The-Road Bus Victory: Boarding Everyone"
(Note: I found out that, due to a stupid error on my part,
the file access permissions for this file were misset.
If you got an error trying to access this in the past, try again.)


How to contact me

By E-mail to af380@chebucto.ns.ca [see note below]

NOTE: No un-solicited commercial E-mail is tolerated. I am not connected with ANY commercial enterprise so do NOT need any commercial promotion schemes. I am NOT balding or overweight so do not need any information on Minoxydol (however you spell it) or weight-loss programmes. I have no interest in looking at dirty pictures on the Internet. Since most pyramid schemes include at least one participant from the United States, the "Cc:" field of my replies to them usually include initials such as "IRS", "USPIS", "NFIC", and "FTC". I don't like spam (I am not referring to Spam, the lunch meat in this context, which I like) and have no need to purchase any bulk e-mail software and use it to piss off the Internet community and lose my Internet account. If I want to piss off somebody, I'll do it on a one-to-one basis. I refuse to purchase ANYTHING that is advertised by means of Unsolicited Commercial E-mail. Do not consider the existance of an e-mail address on my site and a request for comments on my site as any justification for sending me any commercial promotion whatsoever.

Also, I reserve the right to retransmit, repost, or otherwise communicate the contents of any and all Unsolicited Bulk E-mail (UBE, Commercial, Religious, or Political) to wherever or whoever I deem appropriate regardless of any copyright notice attached to the offending E-mail. Sending me the UBE indicates your acceptance of those terms.

By "snail-mail":

    Norman  L.  De Forest, 
    General Delivery, 
    Halifax Central Postal Station, 
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
    Canada   B3J 2L3 

The Chebucto Community Net Home Page.

For other people or services, you can browse the Chebucto Community Net Home page.

Allright Then, Just One Picture If You Insist!

Pardon my artistic ineptitude... but you get the idea anyway:

                        A  DYSLEXIC  VULCAN:

                               / \ / \
                               |  |  |
                       /\      |  |  |     _
                       \  \    |  |  |    / |
                         \  \  |  |  |  /  /
                           \  \|  |  |/  /
         "LIVE  LONG         \         /     __
         AND  PROSPER"       |         |    /  \
                             |      ___|___/  /
                             |     /         /
                             |              /
                             |         ___/
                              \       /

Previous pictures -->

A Final Parting Thought:

Terri R. Stonecipher had these in her signature block. She was gracious enough to give me permission to quote them here:

"The best friend of the deaf is not the fellow who gives them advice and assistance. It is the man who asks them for it."
-- George Propp in 'The Nebraska Journal.'

"There are people who think deafness is a handicap purely because they are under the illusion that they are saying something worth hearing."
-- unknown.

"The problem is not that the [deaf] students do not hear. The problem is that the hearing world does not listen."
-- Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, 1988 (at Gallaudet)

Previous final thoughts -->

Popularity Figures.

... or How Many People Stumbled Onto My Web Page by Accident?

Allright, everybody and his dog seems to have an access counter on his web site these days, even though some people don't like them. (See item number 8 in " Top TEN Homepage Pet Peeves" in the Chebucto Newsletter) So why should I be different? Have a look at the visitation statistics for my web site, and each page in it.

How to contact me.

Webmaster: Norman De Forest, <Cebsvyrugzy@flashingcursor.cjb.net>