Various Noteworthy Links

Fun and flashy

.PS.(3). -- interactive artspace

NobodyHere -- see for yourself

mooncheese -- JavaScript demos

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)

Drawing using JavaScript (with <canvas>) -- use any browser except IE

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. -- 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

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

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

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. -- " 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.