Interesting Links

Uncle Slam and Firedog

The Official Rube Goldberg Web Site


A.L.I.C.E. (A natural language AI chat robot)

Junkyard Wars - The Fiercest, and Frankly, Ugliest Contest on television

(unfortunately, the series is gone - but a few sites remain, including this fan site.-->

Slashdot: News for nerds - Stuff that matters - Technology Business News, Analysis and Research

Article/Link of the Week (or Fortnight or ...)

...depending on the length of the latest temporal hiccups in updates while we got on with life and ignored the website...

7/23/06 - The Song of the Dunes as a Self-Organised Instrument

5/30/04 - One of the best shots of Pluto ever taken from a ground-based observatory

4/26/04 - The Wayback Machine - An archive of the web from 1996 onwards

12/04/03 - OPTE - Maps of the Internet (Compare/constrast with these ARPANet and BITNet/DECNet maps from 1982...)

8/30/03 - NASA Ames Research Center Annual Space Settlement Contest (yes, now it's a contest of the week...)

8/08/02 - Hotscotch - Scotch Whisky aged in Tabasco Casks. Seriously. But the link is now dead...

7/27/02 - The Random Programming Languages List

4/5/02 - Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software - the original interesting article is gone, but the free online book of the same name is available here...

3/13/02 - Next command - the Exxon Valdez?

2/28/02 - 1001 things to do with Liquid Nitrogen Also see here for an even bigger list.

...a brief temporal hiccup in the updates to this page while we moved to Australia...

9/01/01 - Tim Berners-Lee Original 1989 Proposal for what became the Web

8/10/01 - Jet-powered beer cooler

7/21/01 - Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (see also this excerpt Birth of a Nerd) - unfortunately, these are two more deceased Unix Review links...

7/04/01 - Snow Crystals - an investigation into the genesis of form

6/09/01 - And now - A Motel on the Moon

5/28/01 - Rocket Guy - the Home Built Manned Rocket Project - offline, but here is a link to an article about him

5/11/01 - Douglas Adams (1952-2001 - So long, and thanks for all the fish, Douglas)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Earth Edition

5/11/01 - Ex Libris - an E-Zine for Librarians

5/4/01 - The REAL Computer Virus: Misinformation

4/25/01 - The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Exploding Cows (should be 4/1/01...)

4/7/01 - The Internet License Plate Gallery

3/29/01 - The End of the Internet, from Shibumi Bubba, the transcendental redneck

3/27/01 - The Aerospace Engineer as Greek Tragic Hero

3/8/01 - The Rattle in Seattle - Earthquake as Artist

2/17/01 - The Guinea Pig of Death

1/23/01 - Stopping Light (from Physics News Update)

1/13/01 - Deep Blue Monk (from FEED e-magazine)

1/02/01 - The slowing pace of progress (now a pay site...)

12/19/00 - John West Salmon - Bear Fight (and now a commercial of the week!) (Must register / pay now...)

12/13/00 - The Earth from the Space Station (yes, it's a picture of the week this time)

12/9/00 - Right Brain, I'd Like to Introduce You to Left Brain

11/28/00 - Nature never lies, but you have to ask the right questions.

11/25/00 - Why Digital Signatures Are Not Signatures

11/16/00 - Works Well with Others - Editorial from Web Techniques

11/6/00 - Improving fishing with old fridges and washing machines (dead link)

10/22/00 - How Colossus helped crack Hitler's codes (registration required)

10/8/00 - How Bob and Doug McKenzie Invented the Internet

9/30/00 - For A Cool Half Million You Too Can Own Your Space Ship

9/17/00 - Open Source Projects Manage Themselves? Dream On

8/27/00 - Kwajalein Pipes and Drums (and the Interational Underwater Scottish Games)

8/18/00 - Java Jousters R/T Algorithms Challenge (dead link)

8/6/00 - Did an Ill Wind Kill the Dinosaurs?

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