The links I check regularly
- Blues News
- Up to date Quake news.
- Jerry Pournelle
- Well, Byte has folded. But Jerry is posting a day-by-day version of Chaos Manor.
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- They do an amazing job of picking interesting pictures and writing accessible
- I'm sure most people already have this one.
- User Friendly
- A comic strip for computer geeks. I like their startup and shutdown screens.
- Calvin and Hobbes
- Yeah, they're all stinkin' repeats. But the imaginative twists are so consistently
clever that I like how it exercises my brain.
- This is actually the first thing I check every day.
- Dave Barry
- Updated every Friday, plus an occasional extra edition.
- James Randi
- Another with weekly updates.
- Do people keep sending you those "Bet you didn't know this!" emails and you're
wondering how factual they are? Then, Snopes is your friend. After seeing the
same breathless warnings for the Nth time, I started replying with a link to the
appropriate Snopes page. Doing so has gotten me removed from most of the email
forwarder's automatic list.
- The Straight Dope
- The discussion boards are populated by a very diverse and mostly-intelligent group.
- The Official Darwin Awards Page
- People who improve the gene pool by dying from their stupid acts. Also a good
place to start learning how to spot urban legends.
- Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
- If you're a space buff you want to check this page out. Transcripts of the radio
traffic during the moonwalks, including commentary. Fascinating.
- The Secular Web
- A starting point for sites devoted to rational thought.
- Of course I'm doing this. I decided to set up my computers separate accounts, so I
have several. Altogether, my machines have finished over 2100 units and have
contributed over nine years of CPU time.
Update 11/MAR/02: I just found SetiHide and Seti2Html which produces a running account of where my machines are at. The
DOS version of the SETI@Home program is reported to be at least 15% faster, too.
Update 05/JAN/04: I'm doing my own replacement for
- A guy who mentioned me in his blog. I answered some questions about how I was
- Charles Savino & Co. Inc.
- Does Lotus Notes development. Asked me to add him to my links page. He
emailed me out of the blue when a search hit on Lotus Notes in my resume.
25/SEP/06 - Removed Scattergirl. Fixed
some broken links.
05/JAN/04 - Added Charles Savino and Turndog.com. Added mention of
MightySETIInfo. Removed NotMyDesk and Brunching Shuttlecocks. Both are now dormant.
23/MAR/02 - Fixed a coupla links for SETI@Home.
12/MAR/02 - Added Scattergirl, Straight Dope, Snopes, Not My Desk, Brunching
Shuttlecocks, Calvin and Hobbes. Thumbnailed SETI@Home certificate. Added
01/APR/02 - Fixed a broken link in Brunching.
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