Some links I use a lot myself
Some generally neat stuff
- A generic
page. It has info on major shippers, their rates, services, etc..
It's also easy to get to the USPS "Zip+4 look-up engine" from there.
Oops! The shipping page I linked to was gone, but
here is the USPS ZIP+4 look-up engine.
- I got my own computer recently through this
"Web auction" service.
I don't yet know if I'll ever use it again, but it seems quite nifty.
- Somewhere around every personal home page, there should be a link
to something about
how to write html documents, or maybe the
primer version to get started, and maybe also one about
PERL scripting for
html forms or,
for those who want to get a little fancier,
so others can learn how to do the same
- I am usually not so interested in computer games in general,
or other "fantasy games", but a collection of old friends from graduate
school created this very interesting trading card based game called
Magic: The Gathering. They are working with some software
people on the computer fantasy game. It seems that at least initially
they are targeting Windows,'95 platforms. Maybe they will go fo rLinux
later. If you are interested in such things, check it out.
- I have
running on this machine. (It's a Pentium based machine from
VaResearch.) This was installed
by my friend Brett
when he set up a few of these for our research group. (Very)
Recently, I bought myself a little computer, a
alpha. It has the
Red Hat distribution of Linux on it.
(I haven't done anything serious with it yet, but just wait.)
One interesting note: Linux --which is free-- is probably the best
documented operating system ever written. Most of the links I cited
in this (above) paragraph are good pointers to some information, and
the huge amount of information is generally very well organized. If you
understand exactly what you want to know, there is usually a short path
of links to it, and if you are a total novice there is lots of very
general help out there (including very specific instructions with exact
steps well delineated for things like initially setting up a system).
- There is lots of free software (some of which I am getting) at the
GNU site. (I'm excited
about trying out their arbitrary precision arithmetic package.)
- You can check weather forecasts for Kamioka area at