Welcome to the BCS website

A calm corner of the internet for you to learn, think, wander and pause.

My name is Steve. I am a technical IT trainer and teacher. I love to impart the knowledge I have and mix this freely with anecdotes. I frequently wander off the path and just ramble on about all kinds of things. If you are willing to take this journey, don't be surprised to find yourself, sometimes stuck in a thicket, something thinking, "Where the hell am I?".

I love to learn and am always learning something new. The BeacEn name comes from a business I owned. The idea was that I could show people the way to go, to guide them on this journey into the modern IT age. I used a lighthouse as my logo and have included a picture of one in the header, as I continue that ethos here. I had successes and failures, but I learnt a lot and that was the best part.

The information on this site is provided to help you be a happier, more productive person. If you have any questions about anything on the site or any other related questions, you can also e-Mail the site owner at Questions

Understanding the Quiet Period

When I started to design this site, I used a piece of example text by a lady called Cheri White, telling those whom chose to read it, all about an IPO, "What all employees need to know during an IPO". Too much, too heavy, I thought.

Things here are just what some people might like to know, at any time

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls from the Observation tower, USA.

Macrophages are your friend.

The amount of your body that is actually you is equivalent to one leg, from just below the knee downwards.

Some things really are awesome.

There are a lot of things you will read about, learn, see. People you will meet and talk to. Things you will be told. Things you won't be interested in and things that will fascinate or even enthral you. Take your time to appreciate some of these happenings, events and occasions. These are the important things and, if these come from or occur in the company of the people close to you then that will make them that much more special. Take time to have fun. Be child-like, not childish, sometimes and enjoy the wonder of the simple things. The petals on a flower. The fruit on a tree. A small insect, as it goes about it's daily toil just to stay alive a moment longer. Listen. Be quite and really listen to the noises round you. Look up at night and wonder at the heavens. Believe what you want and what you like and let others do the same.

So, enjoy this trip through my site and please feel free to comment on any part. I may not take any notice, but then, it is my site.

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  • Although I have upgraded this site to support the new HTML5, I am always learning myself. If you have any tips you would like to share with me and the visitors to this site, I will gladly add your contributions to the contributions pages.
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