Various Noteworthy Links
Fun and flashy
.PS.(3). -- interactive artspace
NobodyHere -- see for yourself
Markov System Simulation -- by StefanWaner and Steven R. Costenoble
TouchGraph GoogleBrowser -- an applet which displays inter-topic distances
Lifaros experiments -- several brilliant demos using Flash
Typorganism -- interactive kinetic typography
Albino blacksheet zoom quilt -- flash zoom -- drag mouse to start the animation
Ten by ten -- "an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time"
Whitney Music Box -- by Jim Bumgardner (an inventor of fun things)
Phun -- a mechanics and physics simulator from Sweden (see here for a demo of what it can do)
Flash Earth -- explore the Mandlebrot set, blow dandelion seeds, lots more
Animator vs Animation -- very clever Flash animation
Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool -- zooming in and out from Planck's constant to the edge of the Universe
Academic (?) Information
Quality Control in Scholarly Publishing on the Web -- by William Y. Arms -- altenatives to peer review
Statement on Copyright -- by American Association of University Professors
Moby Project Parts of Speech -- Moby project -- great for lexicography and semantic studies. See also Moby Thesaurus.
Lycos 50 -- top links as measured by Lycos
Psychology of Cyberspace -- by John Suler
Baby Name Wizard -- an applet that displays popularity of names in the US over the past 100+ years. A very illustrative presentation of quantitative and qualitative information.
WordCount.org -- exploring the English (in this case British) lexicon -- gliding through the British National Corpus.
The R Project for Statistical Computing -- a GNU project: "R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity."
Scholary Societies Project -- Computer Science and other disciplines -- at University of Waterloo
INFOMINE -- Scholarly Internet Resource Collections -- from UC Riverside Library
Idiom site -- origins of certain common idioms -- caution popups.
Forbidden Library -- banned and challenged books (in association with Amazon.com)
The food timeline -- by Lynne Olver
Medieval Technology Timeline -- by Paul J. Gans
Tree of Life Web Project -- pretty nice traditional biological taxonomy from hundreds of contributors
History of the puzzle of 15 -- a good read.
Tiling, Plane and Fancy -- from Steve Edwards of Southern Polytechnic State University
Multilingual Dictionaries -- from the folks at Webster's Online Dictionary
Outrageous number crunchers -- from Jennifer Miller
Dictionary of Algorithms and DataStructures -- from National Institute of Standards
Free Software Directory -- from Free Software Foundation and UNESCO
A Brief History of the Internet -- from the Internet Society
Map of Online Communities
GNU software for MS Windows and MS DOS -- from www.gnu.org
HTML Kit -- "Despite its name and the light download size, HTML-Kit is a multi-purpose tool that has support for several scripting and programming languages."
Using PHP from the command line -- from PHP Builder
Citrix -- an application server (sort of like Keyserver from Sassafras) for use at SRU
Websoup -- webmaster resource directory
Authentication and Access control -- from apache.org
Open Source Web Design -- lots of stuff with style sheets
Internet Traffic Report -- "Q: How do you measure "Internet traffic?
A: A test called 'ping' is used to measure round-trip travel time along major paths on the Internet. We have several servers in different areas of the globe perform the same ping at the same time. Each test server then compares the current response to past responses from the same test to determine if the response was bad or good on a scale of 0 to 100. The scores from all test servers are averaged together into a single index." -- from the web page's FAQ.
Explanation of Google page ranks -- by Ian Rogers IPR Computing Ltd. --an exploration of some of the math involved.
BugMeNot.com -- "BugMeNot.com was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times)." -- from the page's FAQ.
RecipeSource -- international cuisine (is this not obviously part of computing?)
George Eastman House -- International Museum of Photography and Film
Center for Photographic Art -- "CPA is celebrating over 30 years of fine art photography exhibitions in the same gallery, originally established as the Friends of Photography by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and other classic artists."
The GIMP -- GNU Image Manipulation Program
B & C Art Gallery -- former SRU students organize public domain pictures in hypertextual database
Illusions -- this only looks like it is moving -- from a Japanese psychology prof
Perception of faces -- a German study using morphing of faces
Morpher -- shareware morphing package for personal computers
Autotrace -- software (GNU public license) that converts bitmaps to vector graphics
deviantART -- "where art meets application"
Electric sheep screen saver -- animated fractal flames
3D Artists -- art gallery for 3D stuff
Note: I don't really have time to maintain this page to make sure all the links continue to be active. Nor do I really have time to add new links. However, please feel free to drop me a note if you think of pages that should be added, or of links that have broken. Perhaps I'll be able to fuss with the page from time to time.