lifehacker night school
Something Awful forums
Necesito a practicar
Spanish Wikipedia (and Google Translate)
The Daily WTF
Joel on Software
Mozilla Developer Center
stackoverflow - programming q & a
Chrome developer tools
w3fools web development links
IEEE Computer Society
Foundations of Computer Science
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good
Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
Other Ruby Documentation
Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good
Syntax for various programming languages
Python Cheat Sheet
Writing your first Django app, part 1
a tornado of razorblades by Adam Wiggins
css Zen Garden
News item on Hacker News linking to an algorithm textbook, with comparisons to other textbooks
Code length comparisons (mentions Rosetta Code, which shows implementations of tasks in several languages)
(Building) The 7 Books of a Highly Effective Programmer
Descriptions of a few handy Unix commands
Tour of Ruby MRI Source Code
Ruby Programming on Wikibooks
Enterprise Application Architecture Patterns
Signal vs. Noise, from 37signals
Code as Craft, from Etsy
"Tcl the misunderstood"
Google: Make the web faster
Designing Fast Websites presentation
Python Infrequently Answered Questions
Coding for Interviews books
The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code
12 Resolutions for Programmers and What Every Computer Science Major Should Know
Changes to Java String representation in 1.7.0_06
blip: a tool for seeing your Internet latency
The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection
Hack a Day
Ars Technica system guide Dec 2011 p2
How quantum computers work
Alfred Poor's HDTV Almanac
Bunnie Huang Open Source Laptop
6502 Overflow Flag Explained
No Excuse List (links to many sites)
Stanford Online Classes:
Networking (Fall 2012)
Databases (Winter 2012)
Nand to Tetris Building a Modern Computer from First Principles
CourseBacon - lists courses, tutorials, e-books
User Interface Stuff
Balsamiq - a tool for creating mockups
How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation
Ten Usability Heuristics
Severity Ratings for Usability Problems
First Principles of Interaction Design
I like MMOs
Some good Secret World guides and FAQs
Eve alliance tournament
I used to be all into these
My efforts to understand what's going on with the economy 2008-2009 have led me to read a bunch of random stuff...
The Baseline Scenario - Peter Boone, Simon Johnson, James Kwak
The Conscience of a Liberal - Paul Krugman
Grasping Reality with Both Hands - Brad DeLong
Economists's View - Mark Thoma
Marginal Revolution - Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok. I was surprised to find interesting stuff in the comments section the last time I was reading here.
Yglesias - Matthew Yglesias
Econbrowser - James D. Hamilton, Menzie Chinn
And then down the road, I found some other possibly interesting material...
Maybe I'll check these occasionally
Letters of Note and its sister site Lists of Note
The New Yorker
"I Will Teach You To Be Rich"
Are these interesting?
Cat and Girl
Washington Post - The Fact Checker
The Volokh Conspiracy
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center)
Children covering Rammstein
The Scheme Underground
Picture of the earth at night
Sir Robert Peel ("founder of modern policing") had some rules for policing that I find very reasonable.
Synergetics, Section 205.00 Vector Equilibrium
The Art of Science Competition at Princeton University
Robotic Life Block Study!
Devnull tournament login
R. J. Leahy
Prospect Hill Forge Calendar
Christian Science Monitor
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Engineering Our World: MIT School of Engineering E-Newsletter
Rudyard Kipling is awesome
("Pretty hip for a dead white guy," I think someone once said.)
I have less evidence on which to base my opinion of G.K.Chesterton, but he has written some good stuff, like The Last Hero (also here)
Teach Yourself Programming in 10 Years
Some Stuff On HTML
How To Be A Programmer
Software Release Practice HOWTO
Basic Linux and Unix Bibliography
technicat - excellent writing, including Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers
Joel on Software, reddit: Joel on Software - what's new online
Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina
Zelix Klassmaster Documentation
EMS Network - a site for first responders? Interesting Hurricane Katrina links.
The Huffington Post
Java Code Conventions
The Daily WTF - samples of bad code
How to Write Unmaintainable Code
CoH/CoV character builder
Ursus got excellent photos at Pennsic.
Balfar in the Heroic Champions Tourney
Northern Army Practice Sites
"Informed Consent" - Juan Cole's blog
The Cato Institute (Libertarian public policy research foundation)
Healing Our World
Hello, Dollar! - financial advice site
The Mortgage Professor
Sam and Fuzzy
Partway through an intro to the language
Regexp Syntax Summary
Hammer User's Guide
Other Source SDK Documentation
VERC Collective Forum (front page), the actual forums
Harvard Extension School
Cambridge Center for Adult Ed
MIT Parking Info
Lamellar armor pics, and
Winds of Change.NET (War on Terror stuff... some good info... some of the "if you're anti-war, you're anti-US" sentiment, I think)
Phil and Becky (he's serving in the US military overseas, and writes well)
malungtvnews (I think this site is trying to publicize the London Muslim community's outlook.)
Just Cause Law Collective
Illustrations for Gravity's Rainbow
Alien Swarm: Infested
Check out May 10 here
Turkish Star Trek
A nice speech from Ted Kennedy
Thomas, "U.S. Congress on the Internet"
NIN + Ray Parker Jr
Hiroo Onoda learned about the end of World War II 29 years after the fact. Amazing.
Google map of the Burning Man area
American Prospect Online, a Progressive magazine
stuff.mit.edu, and possible future stuff for stuff
Eclipse (the game, not the development environment), and
Samurai Legends are a couple of student-written Half-Life 2 mods.
(Southern Methodist University has a computer game design program called The Guildhall.)
Little Fluffy Industries: Free Online Games Daily
We write to alert you to a proposed U.S. federal action to remove an important geospatial resource from the public domain. The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has proposed to withdraw all aeronautical data and products from public distribution.
Stuff from the CS Monitor on
FCC forms are fun!
Neat CS Monitor article on citizens running their own disaster relief.
Some people really don't like gmail. Enough that I'm making a separate page of links.
New Beer Tap
"Why Do You Work So Hard?" - career advice
Globe review of Basta Pasta, an outstanding restaurant
Viking action figure looks pretty accurate. I'm impressed.
Home Depot openings... The interesting thing here is apparently that Home
Depot does extensive demographic analysis before opening new branches. The claim
that I have heard is that if a Home Depot is opening somewhere, it's a safe bet
that that area will grow more populous in the near future, so it might be a
reasonable place to invest in housing.
Some democrats have written a
Dissent Regarding the Patriot Act, which I think makes for interesting reading,
and which I think makes strong arguments for rolling back some of the provisions of
the Patriot Act.
FAQ about some political quiz. I like the Libertarian book links at the end.
This is an awesome art project. I love it. I wish I'd thought of it.
Translation of Star Wars Episode 3 from English to Chinese and back again.
Footage of an octopus kicking a shark's butt.
ACLU stuff on FBI files - I didn't find much useful here, but I figured I'd keep the link around
ACLU links to government documents on torture. The FOIA is a good thing.
Recently (relative to August 9, 2005), The Campaign for America put the spotlight on some Democratic Members of Congress for "voting with the right wing on the Bankruptcy Bill, the so-called Tort Reform bill, CAFTA and the Energy Bill." Accountability is good.
A while back, I heard a great song on the radio. It was The Girl With the Flyaway Hair, by Annie Gallup. Based on her web site, her stuff seems pretty neat.
Christopher Walken for President, 2008
The Washington Monthly, some political thing
The Arctic Beacon - freedom of the press is good. Fact-checking can be cool, too.
Viking Resources for the Re-enactor - good stuff
Nice Wisby Coat reconstruction photos
Review of a book about living mortgage free by buying land, building temporary housing next to your building site, and then building your own home. Amazon carries it, and has more reviews.
Advice for web page accessibility
Lyrics for (Metallica version of) Turn the Page, a song I love. Er. I haven't heard their version, but I love the original.
Robertson, Chavez, and Bush - An Unholy Trinity - interesting article
Michael Zalewski's site - computer security expert, seems like a cool guy, has a book out. Here's an excerpt. Neat stuff.
Somehow I've also run across another interesting-looking book, GreyDove's Songbook (includes Catalan Vengeance)
THE THINGS I WILL NOT DO WHEN I DIRECT A SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION, ON STAGE OR FILM
A Wired article by Neal Stephenson
Energy Generating Backpack
Power Strip Alternative!
Link to Renstore.com sale on the book Arte Gladiatoria
Info on local SCA fencing practices
Time management tips from CodeProject.
Things I've Learned from British Folk Ballads
Broussard on Meet the Press - state of things in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Waiver to do athletic stuff at MIT
Chocolate and wine can be part of a heart-healthy diet
FEMA Internment Camp
Vikings are just Swedish pirates
Really Excellent Artwork (by Ken Wong)
Trogdor Turns 3
Battlestar Galacticsimpsons (aw, so cute)
What code DOESN'T do in real life (that it does in the movies)
The World of the Vikings
Mortgage Rate Trends
Amon Amarth - Viking Metal
Edward Tufte Courses
Stupid, Ugly, and Rich
The Skeptical Environmentalist
Video on Robert Anton Wilson
Stanford Center for Internet and Society
Toothpaste for Dinner on Second Life
Book online - The Authoritarians
LewRockwell.com ("anti-state, anti-war, pro-market")
Doubleyou Tee Eff (Operations Northwoods)
redhill.net.au is awesome
Background checks at the Canadian border
"Man files suit after Cheney encounter"
here and here are some very cool sculptures
Religious videos with Rage's Wake Up
ISPs selling clickstream data? article, source
Nova - Great Escape
10 Anti-Phishing Firefox Extensions
Daniel Pinkwater on Pineapple Exam: 'Nonsense on Top of Nonsense'
No Spill Kangaroo Cup
The Observatory of Economic Complexity
Free the Files - ProPublica looking into political ad spending Jim Carrey's web site is amazing
Music trackers sound interesting
Understanding the Fourier Transform
Certification Authority Visualization
The Lambda Calculus
Chuck Close on creativity (tldr: don't procrastinate - do your work)
Martial arts info
Get the Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold'em
The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) - semi recommended by Rob, features Alec Guinness playing 8 roles
My old home page
I last changed this on or after March 28, 2012.
It used to be cool to put mailto tags in home pages. Now I get a lot of spam.