Table of ContentsThe list was getting entirely too long to navigate strictly by scrolling! If you want to scroll, the list is in row-major order: read across then down.
HologramsThese next three links are all to the same site, but seem worth separating.
What's Wrong with Microsoft Software?
- Excel XP still has the same old bugs. We still have to be careful, if we use Excel for statistics.
- Some data, and conclusions, on Excel. The gist of it is that while many users will never get tripped up, there are real problems, which can bite you.
- What's wrong with Excel? A pdf which gives some reasons why Excel shouldn't be used for teaching Statistics.
- Use the right tool for the job. A clever picture.
- Another look at Excel. The gist of this one is, again, that many folks can get by with Excel, but, again, it can turn on you. This also includes some links to guides to using Excel, if you choose to.
- Problems with NT, including Win2k. The authors find that there is a basic flaw in the Wind32 API.
- This paper shows Win2k and NT4 in a better light. The NT series is clearly more reliable than the Win9X series, but may not be worse than Linux (in 2000).
Why the metric system is not a panacea
The worshippers of the metric system claim that their system is in every way superior to every alternative. It doesn't take much reflection to see that's as goofy as claiming that it is worse than every alternative. The SI is fine for electrical engineering, subatomic physics and astronomy, but for the things humanity has been doing since the stone age, the measurement systems which have evolved over thousands of years are optimal. Here are some links to tales and facts which show that an all-metric system is at least as bad as a completely non-metric system.
British Weights and Measures Association A British group trying to apply a little good sense to the rush to ``metrify''.
The Yardstick A British anti-metrification newsletter. This issue has an article which gives a great many instances of how the Europeans are either retaining or reinventing their traditional systems of measurement, because the metric system is unsuited to daily life.
Metric Land Joan Pontius' essay on life with metric measurement, and how the Belgians are reinventing their traditional systems of measurement, as they learn that the metric system just doesn't fit.
Why I Don't Like the Metric System Jeff Lewis explains how it is that the metric system can be inferior to the traditional system for some common uses.
Unit Systems A nifty site which details a great many traditional systems of measurement. It's interesting to note how few of them are metric.
Trouble with the metric system An Australian devote of the SI explains why the metric system isn't suited to carpentry.
Freedom2Measure A site with some facts and arguments about traditional measurement systems and the SI.
Inch Someone with too much time on his hands fulminates against the metric system. A fair part of it is good reading.
Conversion factors. If this isn't all of them, it must be close.
- Root Prompt -- Nothing but Unix
- Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
- [fmII] - welcome to freshmeat.net
- Ars Technica: The PC enthusiast's resource
- The Register
- Journal of Statistical Software
- Welcome to Spectrum Online
- DOCUMENTA MATHEMATICA
- Economics Bulletin
- Welcome to the ELSSS (ELectronic Society for Social Scientists)
- Digial Scientific Journals
- Journal of Machine Learning Research Homepage
- Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
- First Monday
- Alaska Chapter of the ASA.
- American Statistical Association home page, Amstat Online
- AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- Information Wants to be Valuable
- Why Open Source in Schools
- Linux in Higher Education: Open Source, Open Minds, Social Justice
- Index of /~engberg/home_export_share_TeXdoc/source/latex
- BibTeX Tools
- Emacs BibTeX Mode
- Index of /~oetiker/lshort
- Preparing LaTeX documents for the World-Wide Web
- Using Type 1 Fonts in LaTeX and Making .pdf Files
- BibTeX bibliography tools
- The TeX Catalogue OnLine, Alphabetic CTAN Edition
- Emacs tips
- Emacs Lisp Archive
- lofgren's bookmarks: Emacs
- Index of /pub/src/emacs
- Software: Emacs Lisp
- Dzu's Grabbag
- Emacs Lisp List
- The Craft of Text Editing by Craig A. Finseth
- Multics Emacs History/Design/Implementation
- What is this all about ?
- Will Mengarini's home page
- Corsair Microsystems
- Announcing 150 MHz 512 MByte SDRAM DIMMs
- Notebook ICs, Notebook Parts
- Nationwide Electronics Inc.
- Practically Networked Home
- Memory - SIMM, DIMM, 72-Pin, 30-Pin, 168-Pin, EDO, Parity, Non-Parity
- CD / CDR / DVD Drives
- Bondsonline:� Your source for fixed income investing.
- Completing and Submitting Your Paper Tender
- EF Moody, Financial Planner, Instructor, Expert Witness
- Vanguard Group Homepage
- Charles Schwab Customer Center
- Northwestern Mutual: The Longevity Game
- UC Berkeley Digital Library Project
- PROJECT GUTENBERG OFFICIAL HOME SITE - INDEX -- Free Books On-Line -
- Nupedia, the free encyclopedia
- Wikipedia: HomePage
- Bibliomania: Free Online Literature and Study Guides
- UT Library Online - Electronic Books
- The Online Books Page: Book Listings
- www.oreilly.com -- Welcome to the O'Reilly Open Books Project
- Lib.Ru: Russian prose and science fiction in English translation The Strugatskis, and several others.
- Russian science fiction An English-language, online book club, concentrating on Russian Science Fiction.
- Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
- O'Reilly Network: Open Source and the Obligation to Recycle [January 03, 2002]
- Ju Rao's Homepage: Computer Books
- Baen Free Library
- Linux on older machines. Reviews of some Linux distributions which might be suitable for older 486s, and lots of appropriate links.
- Linux Journal
- Scientific Applications on Linux (SAL)
- SEUL - Simple End User Linux
- Linux Documentation Project
- LWN.net daily updates page
- Meerkat: An Open Wire Service
- Suggested Printers for Free Software Users
- Debian Planet
- Various UNOFFICIAL sources for APT
- developerWorks: Linux | Security : Improving the security of open UNIX platforms
- Technology Associates: VersaLux-PR2
- CueCat driver for the Linux kernel
- refcards.com (tm) - The source for quick reference cards
- StatsRUs: the R tip sheet
- ht://Dig WWW Search R help, etc
- The Comprehensive R Archive Network
- The Comprehensive R Archive Network: German Mirror
- Building R for Windows
- R-taskhelp: Ecology
- S Compiler Main Page
- Some Free Public Health Software
- The R Project for Statistical Computing
- Home page for Qhull
- Franz Inc: Allegro Common Lisp and Common Lisp Products
- Lisp as an Alternative to Java
- XLISP Home Page
- William Schelter's home page
- Maxima for Symbolic Computation Program
- Cliki : index
- Lisp-Stat Information
- Lisp as an Alternative to Java
- Lisp Resources
- FoRK Archive: Lisp, the secret weapon.
- [email protected]
- Erann Gat's Home Page
- CLiki : cclan
- cCLan - info page
- Common Lisp info
- The Association of Lisp Users
- P.S.: More Than Just Words
- Favorite Mathematical Constants
- Opinions of Doron Zeilberger Well, I think a lot of his opinions are about math, and he is a mathematician. This is the best pigeon hole I could find for this one.
- The Math Forum Home Page
- Mr Heitmann's Mega Math Resources 2001-2002
- Bulletproof.org - Mathematician Trading Cards
- Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
- Translated version of http://www.pierrelemieux.org/laf/liens.html There is nothing exceptional about this site, except that it's in French, and apparently in France. The link takes you to a translation, thanks to Google.
- MaxFrame Corporation CP/M - Dr. Gary A. Kildall [BYTE]
- MaxFrame Corporation History of MS-DOS
- The PDP-11 Unix Preservation Society
- The Unofficial CP/M Web Site
- Classic Computing dot com - The home for computer history nostalgia and computer collecting
- The FreeDOS Project | Welcome!
- John Allen's Z88 Pages
- DOS Games Archive: download free MS-DOS games
- Eric's Pocket Calculator collection
- Calculating Machines
- The HP-41 Archive Website Support these guys; buy their web site on CD! It's a good deal.
- www.kuipers.to: HP41C Pages
- Jake Schwartz Page
- HP Calculator Simulations
- HP Calculator Emulators for the PC
- Hewlett-Packard Calculators
- index de la partie anglais (ppc-t)
- HP Calcs
- Goon Show Downloads Periodically, they put up a few shows, so check back often (monthly, or so).
- U.S. Goon Show Archives
- Index of ftp://ftp.rahul.net/pub/davidj/goons/
- GSPS HOMEPAGE
- U.S. Archives - The Goon Characters
- The Goon Show Depository
- The Goon Show Depository (GSD)
- Robert Dickson's Goon Show Page
- Goon Show MP3 Page Goon Show
- Robert Dickson's Goon Show MP3 Page
- Goon but Not Forgotten
- The Goon Show
- Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Arts and Entertainment: Radio: Programmes and Presenters: Goon Show, The
- GOON SHOW Information page
- The Effects of Moore's Law and Slacking on Large Computations A humorous paper which makes an excellent point: if your comptation runs too slowly on todays equipment (i.e., takes years to complete), the computation can be finished earlier by starting it later, on a faster machine. Really. How long should you wait before buying that faster machine? that's the optimal slack time.
- Welcome to CanonicalTomes This doesn't belong under the Online Libraries heading, since the texts themselves aren't available there. However, it's an interesting set of pointers to the classic texts in many fields.
- Subject index of Alternate View columns by John G. Cramer
- Don Knuth's Home Page
- Credit Card Check Digit Validation
- The Week in Chess
- Pitt Chess Archives
- Security and Encryption FAQ Revision 14
- Earthlights.from.space: 2400x1200 pixels
- Roaring Rockets - The Space Hero Files II
- Urban Legends Reference Pages
- Index of /apod/image/0011
- Welcome to the OVPIT AFS Cell
- Numerical C programs on the net
- Why not use Numerical Recipes?
- Alternatives to Numerical Recipes
- NA-Net Home Page
- Numerical methods
- Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software (ATLAS)
- LAPACK -- Linear Algebra PACKage
- NEOS Guide Optimization Tree
- Homepage for Alan Genz
- True random number generators
- NCSA -- A Beginner's Guide to HTML
- HTML: An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners [ Dave's HTML Guide ]
- Getting Listed by the Major Search Engines
- Zen and the Art of Website Promotion | Useful Information About Meta Tags
- Preparing your pages for the search engines | Improve your search engine ranking | Search engine positioning
- Getting Listed by the Major Search Engines
News and Rumor Sites
Open Source, Open Research
- These are sites where I have looked for
parts. I haven't bought from most of them, and have no idea about whether
they're reputable, or whether they have good prices, or good service.
This section was starting to look too much like a web page in it's own right, so I've split it out. You'll find those annotated links, and maybe a bit of commentary, on my page of links to articles and data on global warming.
Also see the link to Cannonical Tomes, below.
Linux for Children
Bookmarks pertaining to the R programming language.
Lisp and Maxima
Research Search Sites
These are links to scripts and mp3s of the Goon show, a BBC comedy from the '50s and '60s. It's an excellent test of hearing comprehension: if you can understand what they're saying, you can understand English.