Web Connections Center
The LAFN Mentor's resource guide
Screen captures, procedures, settings, and other information handy for the mentor (official or not)
Definitive sites which describe known internet hoaxes and urban legends:
Cookies, what are they?
- And if you are a Windows user and really want to be frightened, peruse around the
Microsoft Technet Security page
- Search the World Wide Web and USENET
contains the most popular search tools.
- Learn the Net
is an extensive graphical guide to all aspects of the Internet.
It has language support for English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, and Deutsch.
However, you have to enter a new URL to exit this site.
- Additional On-line Web and Internet Guides
are useful for both new and experienced Web explorers.
- Free personal homepage space is available at:
It should also be noted that LAFN provides 10 meg of personal webspace for each and
every user. Yes, 10 meg isn't a lot of webspace these days...
But there you have it, you own it. It's part of the contract.
Another note: crosswinds no longer has free webspace.
caveat emptor, let the buyer beware (especially if the buyer isn't paying anything.)
- Links to other "Freenets and Community Networks"
- Free-Nets & Community Networks
provides a comprehensive compendium of concepts, history, and research.
- Russian Civic Networking
is an international effort to bring more community networks to Russia.
- History of the Internet
"The KFWB Webservice"
features current news and local resources
Requires IE4 or NS6.2.
- Digital Village Radio
A program about computers and the Internet by FM station
- Special Needs Center
Internet resources for the disABLED
- The "Web Browsers' Town Meeting" newsgroup at
Share your discoveries and favorite sites with other LA Free-Net users.
The news:lafn.internet.discussion newsgroup
Discuss non-Web-related topics including Gopher, WAIS, and the Internet in general.
Alas, a huge number of popup windows.
- The "World Wide Web General Discussion" newsgroup
A free-wheeling forum where the World Wide Web is discussed.
- Web-related USENET newsgroups
provide on-line forums with Internet-wide participation.
- The Cyberangels Internet Safety
promotes on-line child safety through various volunteer activities.
- Other users groups in the Los
also provide technical support for their members.
- The AARP Bulletin, a wonderful site for Retired Persons, it often has articles about how to meet with the web on your own terms.
Use these instructions to configure Windows 95 or 98's "Dial Up Networking" for a PPP account.
(jtm note: I'm leaving this in here for two reasons:
- This is probably very good info for older machines
- This procedure took a lot of time for Mr. Chao to put together. I respect that.
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Updated 07 Aug 2004 PDT jtm