Moved by Andrew Wright that Chebucto ask Arved Sandstrom to look further
into the possibility of wireless connectivity, and report back to the
Board with a plan of action. Seconded by Chris Watt.
Moved by Jeff Warnica that we engage in this fee structure on an
experimental basis. Seconded by Reg Hody. Motion carried.
It was suggested that in the future the Technical chair and the Office
Manager should determine reasonable prices for services and bring forth
proposals to the Board.
More carefully constructed spam is causing the mail filter to permit more
spam, but changes to Spam Assassin and the mail configuration on halifax
have reduced the overall amount of spam reaching our users.
A new version of IMP webmail has been installed.
Johnathan has been working on a new Chebucto Plus CD, which should be
ready for production soon.
The number of users still having difficulties with connections to the new
56K service has been reduced, most ongoing connection problems are
believed to lie with individual phone lines.
A firmware upgrade for the Ascend Max is set to occur early next week.
This should reduce further the incidence of communications problems.
Subsequent upgrades would require additional hardware to be installed in
the Ascend unit and the purchase of a support contract from Lucent.
A pool of 33.6K lines had been setup for people experiencing serious
connection problems on 56K service. This pool has now been reduced to two
lines, which seems to be sufficient to support the demand.
Bernie Hart submitted a finance report. Johanne DesRosiers expects to have
our Annual Report finished by the end of March.
Organizational sign-ups are way up, as is income from Neighborhood
accounts. Personal account sign-ups are down.
Nothing to report.
Marilyn has been in touch with a producer in Montréal who is
working on a series of productions relating to technology in Canadian
"The Mousepad" continues its success.
The actual promotional mouse pads have been printed.
It has been suggested that a special event should be planned for
Chebucto's upcoming 9th anniversary. Thought should also be put into the
planning of our 10th anniversary celebration next year.
The letter being send out to organizations with old-style IP accounts has
been edited and should be sent out starting early next week.
Next meeting AGM April 10. Next Board meeting May 1.