This page was originally intended as a way of keeping track of any
good papers and articles, mostly
computer-related, that I've downloaded from the Internet. However,
that got to be more trouble than it's worth—I can always look up
a paper using a search engine—so I've mostly been adding links to
collections of papers and articles, e.g., magazines with on-line articles,
E-zines, etc. There is lots of good stuff out there—enjoy!
A miscellaneous assortment of blogs. More blogs are found under the various
topics found elsewhere on this page.
- freshnews.org - "fresh tech news
from around the net". Recent headlines from a bunch of technology web
And so I don't forget to check these daily!
Science and technology:
StackExchange was started by Jeff
Atwood and Joel Spolsky. A useful tool, but with a very low signal-to-noise
ratio in the answers, so take them with a grain of salt. Among
StackExchange's over 150 communities are:
Software and source code sites:
- Embedded |
Linux Journal - embedded computing articles, news
items, and resources.
- Embedded - "cracking the code
to systems development". (Formerly the wonderful Embedded
Systems Design magazine.)
- Embedded.fm - "[talks] about
the how, why, and what of engineering, usually devices."
Web Design and Development
- Paul McJones' Dusty
Decks - "Preserving historic software".
- Engadget - a gadget blog.
- InformIT - articles, book
- Mappa.Mundi Magazine -
from 1999 to 2001, "examined how we see and use the Internet via an
eclectic mix of articles about technology, history, and the future of
- MobileRead - "[T]he resource
for mobile geeks ..."
- Norbert Landsteiner's
Now Go Bang!
(mass:werk/Blog) - software (and hardware) archaelogy.
- ACM's Queue -
"in-depth articles and insightful columns written by accomplished
software engineers, as well as interviews with legends (and future
legends) in the field."
- ACM's Ubiquity -
- anacrusis - "101-word
stories by Brendan Adkins ... Fiction for the Attention-Deprived".
- FanFiction.Net - "unleash your
imagination and free your soul". Fan-written stories for books, video
games, TV shows, movies, and so on.
- The Practical Press -
"The place where bloggers come to be creative -- fiction, poetry,
drama, screenplays, art, photos, literary reviews and discussion,
we do it all."
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Perl Saved the Human Genome Project" by Lincoln Stein - describes
a Perl-friendly, data interchange format for genome analysis software.
The Perl objects? Boulders, stones, and pebbles (nested stones), of
the Genome" by David B. Searls - includes a description of his RSVP
(Rapid Sequence Visualization in PostScript), a suite of PostScript
programs that perform preliminary sequence analysis and generate
graphic output. The programs also run on any computer that has a
PostScript interpreter, so you're not restricted to a printer!
History & Literature
- TeleRead - "E-books, publishing,
libraries, tech, and related topics".
- Damn Interesting -
"A collection of legitimately fascinating information culled from
the past, present, and anticipated future."
- Libarynth - "a parafictional,
semifunctional (deeply InterTwingled) collection of documents,
notes and RandomNess in the smouldering rubble of babel."
- HowStuffWorks - "Learn how
- Quora - "A place to share
knowledge and better understand the world."
- The Skeptic's Dictionary -
"A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous
- The Straight Dope -
"Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 (It's Taking Longer Than We Thought)".
Less Frequently Read
Nick Burbules' PBD -
Progressive Blog Digest, R.I.P. - featured daily
posts of numerous, annotated links to political stories on
other web sites. Dr. Burbules offered his own commentary in
(i) bracketed asides and (ii) the headlines
for the links. For example, a post in Spring, 2018 had 60
annotated links to current stories and he'd been posting
almost every day since 2004 (while moonlighting as a professor).
I have alway been in awe!
Unfortunately for his readers, Dr. Burbules' January 21, 2021
post on President Biden's Inauguration Day was the previously
announced final post on the blog. At the end of the post,
he says, "Thanks to all my loyal readers ... After more than
6000 issues, it is time for me to move on to other projects ..."
Dr. Burbules' monumental achievement remains online and I wish
him luck on new projects he undertakes (and also on old projects
he'd probably had to defer because of the time well-spent on his
Every So Often
- Benjamin L. Corey's
- Fred Clark's
"Test everything; hold fast to what is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
- LiveScience - "Scientific
News, Articles and Current Events".
- Science News -
"Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine covering all areas
- "The Alternate View" -
"cutting-edge science" columns by physicist John G. Cramer from the
pages of Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine.
Scientist - "The Magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific
Magazine - "Science for the Curious".
(Seeker - "Science, World,
Exploration. Seek for yourself.")
on Science and Society - a collection of monthly essays from
- Hot A.I.R. - "Rare and
well-done tidbits from the Annals of Improbable Research".
- New Scientist
(the British counterpart to Science News?) also has the
full text of selected articles, both from the current issue and from
The articles are aimed at the interested layman and cover a broad
range of scientific subjects.
- Perspectives on
Science and Christian Faith - a publication of the American
Scientific Affiliation. If you explore the web site, you'll find a
number of on-line articles and book reviews.
- Scientific American -
scientific paradise - for the layman, more or less.
- SciTech Daily Review - "science,
technology, future developments, innovations, implications".
Inquirer - published by the Committee for the Scientific
Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CISCOP).
- The Panda's Thumb -
"dedicated to explaining the theory of evolution, critiquing the
claims of the anti-evolution movement, and defending the integrity
of science education in America and around the world."
- P.Z. Myers'
"Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a
- Larry Moran's Sandwalk -
"Strolling with a Skeptical Biochemist".
- DeSmogBlog - "Clearing
the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science".
- The Oil Drum -
"Discussions about Energy and Our Future."
- RealClimate -
commentary on "climate science by working climate scientists
for the interested public".
- Thomas Levenson's
The Inverse Square
Blog - "science and the public square".
- Carl Zimmer's
Matter - "Matter.
It's the stuff of everything — large and small."