Here, There, and Everywhere
About and Out
WWW Search Engines
Specialty Search Engines
- Scirus - "for scientific
Lost and Found
- E-Mail Directories
- School Chums
- Telephone/Address Directories
- AllPages.com - on-line yellow
pages and business directory, browseable by category and location.
- AnyWho - "Finding People,
Places and Businesses".
- Infospace - searches Google,
Yahoo!, Bing, and Twitter in one pass.
- Switchboard - find phone
numbers for people and businesses.
- WhoWhere? - yellow pages.
Arts and Humanities (More or Less)
I used to have these listed under my "Interests" section, but I decided to
pull them out and put them in their own section.
- Artsy - "Discover, Research,
and Collect the World's Best Art Online". Features works by a
lot of artists. I was directed to Artsy's
Lange page and I then looked up my favorite photographer,
Cartier-Bresson, noting the names of other well-known
photographers in the process. Beyond selling prints, the Artsy
site has capsule biographies of the artists and interesting,
graphics-rich editorial articles about artists, groups of artists,
and art in general.
Past and Present
- Athena Review -
"Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration".
Books and Literature
- Periodicals -
on-line and off-line.
- Soft Skull Press - "publishes
the history, pop culture studies, art, poetry and fiction that fuel
- Rita Mae Brown - an
unknown to me and to Michael Caine in Educating Rita,
but within days of watching the movie recently, I happened upon
the E-Text of Willa Cather's The Troll Garden and Selected
Stories - featuring a (missing) introduction by Rita Mae Brown!
- Charlotte Mary Yonge - a prolific
English author (1823-1901).
On-line Book Collections
On-line Books of Interest
- Analytical Graphics, Inc. - the
Systems Tool Kit (STK)®.
- Computational Physics, Inc. -
atmospheric and space physics R&D.
- Global Science and Technology, Inc.
(GST) - systems and software for the space sciences.
- the Hammers Company, Inc.
- Information Management Services -
has advertised for a decade or more seeking programmers with 0-1
years experience - seems like interesting work, but go figure!
- Integral Systems, Inc. - acquired
by Kratos Defense &
Security Solutions, Inc. on July 28, 2011.
- LNK Corporation - "Vision Beyond
Tomorrow" (founded by Dr. Laveen Kanal).
- McCabe & Associates, Inc. - software metrics, of course!
- NetAcquire Corp. -
"Distributed Systems for Test, Measurement, Telemetry, and
- SGT, Inc.
- Westat - "Improving Lives Through
- Learn a Language - "Learn
a language right here with hundreds of free language-learning lessons,
games, and activities. Join us and have some fun."
- MIT OpenCourseWare - "MIT
OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT
course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a
permanent MIT activity."
- Tutor Hunt - "Connecting
Private Tutors and Students". Free to both students and tutors.
See Computing Careers
for links to computing-specific job sites, interviewing, etc.
- Ask a Manager - "and if you
don't, I'll tell you anyway". Alison Green answers questions on
everything from the job search through working conditions. An
excellent resource and the questions are broken down into categories.
- Badbossology.com - "How
to deal with bad bosses, problem supervisors and difficult managers".
- Job Search
- Dice.com - "Job Search for
- PC Basics Family Tree
- Family Web Pages - follow David Croft's
Family Web standard, more or less.
- Forums - Ask questions and get answers!
- Ancestry.com -
hosts numerous forums organized by surnames, geographical regions,
and genealogical topics.
- GenForum - hosts
numerous forums organized by surnames, geographical regions,
and genealogical topics.
- Individuals and Families
- Family Tree
Maker - from Broderbund. This site includes a wealth of
information on conducting genealogical research and searchable
indices of their CDs.
- Open Source (Free!)
- GED2HTML -
a GEDCOM-to-HTML translator.
- GedML -
developed and used by Michael Kay in his book,
XSLT Programmer's Reference.
Tree Templates - are a large number of downloadable (PDF), blank
family tree pages of different designs. There are a lot of
genealogy-related advertising links on the page, so scroll down to find
the printable templates. Below the templates you see on the main page
is a selection list of "More Free Printable Blank Family Trees" that
will take you to different categories of family tree templates.
- Genealogy Online
- Genes Reunited - Build your
family tree on-line. Free registration, although an account upgrade is
required for more advanced features.
- GENUKI: UK & Ireland
- Glamorgan Family
- Mists of
Antiquity - "An Anthology of Anachronistic Aristocratic Anecdotes"!
- RootsWeb Genealogical Data
Ways to Avoid Genealogical Grief
Home Again, Home Again
- AutoBuyology - formerly
known as CARveat Emptor: Trick$ of the Great American Car
Deal. A lengthy, sometimes repetitive, but extremely valuable
resource on all aspects of buying or leasing a car - and also of not
- Best New Car Deals
- CarGuide123.com - "A guide for
car owners and car shoppers."
- CarInfo.com - consumer advocate
Mark Eskeldson's worthwhile "Car Buying, Auto Leasing, and Car Repair
- Car In Order - "Free Auto Repair
Cost Estimates for Popular Toyota Models". Given the model, year, etc.
of your car and a repair to be performed, the website estimates the
cost of labor and parts; you can tweak the hourly rate for labor and
the cost of the parts based on your experience with your mechanic.
Links to an online parts store are presented for the major parts
involved in the repair. (Car In Order computes the cost of a part
by taking the average of the prices at the parts store.) The
estimates provided by Car In Order can be used to haggle with your
mechanic before a repair or to at least reassure you that you aren't
being grossly overcharged.
- Kelly Blue Book
- YotaRepair - the eminently
qualified John ("Jack") Dynan answers your service questions about
- theplumber.com - information
and links on plumbing.
- Toiletology 101 - "Let's
plunge in; flush out the facts and plumb the depths of toilet repairs."
- Bumper Stickers - Hundreds
of them at the Auto Hobby Page!
- The Company Therapist
- The Easter Egg Archive
- Googlism - "find out what
Google.com thinks of you, your friends or anything!"
- Halfbakery - "a communal
database of original, fictitious inventions, edited by its users,
maintained by a dictatorial cabal of volunteers".
- I Am Bored - "Sites for when
- Kiss This Guy - "The Archive
of Misheard Lyrics". Also see
Ripped My Flesh.
- Madeleine Begun Kane - "I write
humor about everything that irks me: computers, marriage, cars, work,
family, the Internet, the IRS, politics, law, music, money, privacy,
technology, web surfing, travel, and President George Dubya Bush."
- MINIMS or, Man Is
The Only Animal That Wears Bow Ties - by
Tom Weller. An illustrated
collection of minims, which are the opposite of
- Poke Alex in the Eye -
Hey ... wait a second ... my name is Alex!
- RinkWorks - an on-line entertainment
site featuring humor, games, humor, movie reviews, humor, and more.
- Virtual Bubblewrap -
"only the most fulfilling experience on the World Wide Web!"
- JokEc -
"I believe that even Adam Smith would enjoy these jokes."
- Quotes, Both Humorous and Serious
Interests ... aside from computers!
- Amateur Radio (some day!)
- Boats (No, that's not me in the
picture piloting a Guppy 13! I've always been fascinated by how
small a sailboat can be and still have a cabin. Never mind that
I'm claustrophobic and not the camping type!)
- Railroads, Big and Small - former owner of the
now-defunct Evans Valley Railroad (steam), East Calvert Traction
Company (an interurban line), and North Dartmouth Street Railway
(a trolley line).
- Cyberspace World Railroad
- Dave's Electric
Railroads - "A collection of electric railroad, interurban,
and streetcar photography from many eras".
- East Penn Traction Club -
"The USA's largest modular trolley modeling group!"
- Emmettplus Online
Photos - the Far Tottering and Oystercreek Railway, home of
(Pictures from the book!)
- Gnine - "Garden railway scales,
N gauge trackwork".
- John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid
- Carl Arendt's (1936-2011)
Micro/Small Layouts for Model
Railroads - "Over 600 minimum-space layouts".
- Minimum Gauge Forum -
"Discussion of minimum gauge railway modelling in large scales".
- The Model Railroad Mall® -
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.
- Model Railways
- Northeast Model Products -
boat and train models.
- RailPictures - "Online
Railroad Photo Database!" Wow!!!
- Smallbrook Studio -
"We design, master and manufacture cast polyurethane resin kits
for locomotives and rolling stock in 7mm narrow-gauge, Gn15 and
4mm scales." Includes a
Nellie locomotive body kit (scroll way down to see "The Nellie
Chronicles", photographs of Nellie in action).
- Toy Train Revue
On-line - "a webzine for both the collector and
operator of toy trains including Lionel, American Flyer,
Ives, MTH, Williams, Marx, Weaver, 3rd Rail and Atlas O".
- WWW Resources in
- National Association of Rocketry
- Sixties Net - a celebration of the
- The Skeptic's Dictionary -
by Robert T. Carroll.
by Internet - "Scientists have started to realize that a lot of
us regular people can be a resource in analyzing scientific data,
especially in Astronomy ..." (Not NASA related.)
University of Maryland Library System (1970s)
I worked in the University of Maryland Library System from 1974 up until late
1979 or early 1980. I began in the Serials Department of McKeldin Library,
worked the majority of those years in the Undergraduate Library Reserve Room,
and then spent the last couple of years in the Circulation Department of the
"HB171.5.J64 1976" is the only Library of Congress call number I remember
after all these years! This book about macroeconomics was frequently checked
out from the Reserve Room. An Indian friend who was getting a degree in
economics, but effectively getting a dual major in economics and computer
science, used to borrow it often and would stop and talk economics and
computers with me. I recently searched the Internet for the call number
and found the full title and author of the book:
Money, Prices and Income by Dudley W. Johnson.
- Robert Edward Briggs - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room;
- Salvador Cannes - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room. To quote
the Rolling Stones, Salvador was always "Cool, Calm & Collected"!
- Lan Duckett - Undergraduate
Library Reserve Room; dentist.
- Crafton Hayes - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room.
- Kathy Lilly - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room; architect?
- Deanna Malament - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room. We liked
your name and used it for our daughter!
- Glenn Moreton -
Undergraduate Library Reserve Room; famous painter!
- Joyce Perry - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room;
friend of Katie Bunnell (Northwestern Class of 1973).
Rosario - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room; chess supermaster.
Schlesiger - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room; opera lover.
- Kathy Weston - Undergraduate Library Reserve Room. I believe
she had a degree in Asian Studies and was working on a master's degree
in Library Science at the time I knew her.
- Political Action
- Americans Who Tell the
Truth - "A collection of portraits & quotes ... paintings by
- Bev Harris' Black Box
Voting - "Ballot-tampering in the 21st Century".
- Daniel Ellsberg - Secrets:
A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.
- FAIR -- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
- Paul C. Light's
Greatest Achievements: From Civil Rights to Homeland Defense.
- LiberalArtists.com -
"dedicated to the news and views of Liberal Celebrities from all
platforms of Art".
- Liberals like Jesus -
"where Jesus' teaching is championed over that of the Religious Right".
- The New Hampshire
Gazette - "The Nation's Oldest Newspaper" and home of the
Chickenhawk Hall of
Shame, a list of warmongers who find no sacrifice of other
people's skins too small in the pursuit of profit, power, or maybe even
ideology. Simply by definition of the term "chickenhawk", most
chickenhawks happen to be Republicans.
- No Child Left - "a site
advocating a sound approach to school improvement".
- Mr. Smith E-Mails Washingon and the Media - E-mail your congress(wo)man!
- tobacco.org - tobacco and smoking
- THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the
- Veritas et Ratio (Truth and
Reason) - "The Life, Works and Activism of Scott Bidstrup",
incudes an excellent
- Veterans for Common
Sense - believe "that we, the people of the United States of
America, are most secure when our country is free, strong, and
responsibly engaged with the world."
Sixties Project - "began as a collective of humanities scholars
working together on the Internet to use electronic resources to
provide routes of collaboration and make available primary and
secondary sources for researchers [and others] interested in the
- History Commons - "is an
experiment in open-content civic journalism. It provides a space for
people to conduct grassroots-level investigations on any issue,
providing the public with a useful tool to conduct oversight of
government and private sector entities."
- Biblical Studies
- CenturyOne Bookstore - has
well-organized lists of books by subject and, for each subject,
includes links to related on-line articles at CenturyOne and to
related web sites.
- Gnosticism - Past and Present
As Dr. Bart D. Ehrman points
out in his book, Lost Christianities, there were many
competing sects in the early years of Christianity. What came to be
considered orthodoxy was simply the strongest sect, the one who managed
to suppress the other sects and their writings. Among those suppressed
were the Gnostics.
- The Gnosis Archive -
"Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition".
- Gnostic Awakenings
- is a movement whose mission is "[T]o inspire the mystical
within individuals, communities, and the world." This is a
fascinating web site with plenty of articles to read about the
history of and current practice of Gnosticism. A couple of on-line
introductory courses are available, as well as more in-depth
courses taught at the organization's various study centers around
- American Scientific
Affiliation - "a fellowship of men and women ... who share a
common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity
in the practice of science".
- A Christian
ThinkTank - "Critically examine everything. Hold on to the good."
(Paul, First Thessalonians 5:21)
Coptica - "The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church Of Egypt".
- Father John Dear - "The key to
changing the world and pursuing justice and disarmament is to allow
the God of peace to disarm our hearts, make us instruments of peace,
and lead us together on the road to peace."
- Ontario Consultants on
Religious Intolerance - promoting religous tolerance in the United
States and Canada.
- Theologia -
"soteriology, church history, apologetics, liturgics, etc, as well as
theology proper." A nice collection of essays, papers, and links to
- The Tiny
Bible - compiled by Eric Mader-Lin.
Science and Technology
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
- Riding the Rails
- The Johns Hopkins University -
Baltimore, MD (mostly).
- Montgomery College
Montgomery County, MD.
- University of Maryland
Libraries - College Park, MD. I worked at McKeldin Library,
the Undergraduate Library, and the Engineering Library a number
of years ago.
- UMCP Space Physics Group -
a former staff member I knew, Robert Cates, worked on one of the
Voyager (or Pioneer?) experiments. I used to be able to identify
the instrument, but it's been a long time; I believe it was at
the end of a long boom. (Also see the acknowledgements in
Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer", a Ulysses spacecraft
instrument: "We owe our special thanks to Robert Cates (UMD), who
designed portions of and assembled the SWICS sensor, ...")
- Baltimore Glimpses -
columns by Gilbert Sandler from The Baltimore Sun.
- Enoch Pratt Free Library
- H-DC: Washington, D.C.
History and Culture - "a refereed, multi- and inter-disciplinary
discussion list ... for those who research, write, read, teach, collect,
curate, and preserve Washington, D.C. history and culture".
Weather Forecast - from Intellicast.com.
- Montgomery County, Maryland
- Sacred Heart Home
(Hyattsville, MD, USA)
- SmarTraveler® -
metro area traffic.
- Washington, D.C. Personal Home Pages
WWW Here and There
WWW Inside and Out
- Just Browsing
- Don't be a Stick in the Mud
- Are You Being Served?
- Looking Here and There
- ht://Dig - "WWW Search Engine
- Sitting Pretty
- A List Apart - "for people
who make websites ... from pixels to prose, coding to content".
- Mike Hall's BrainJar -
"Experiments in Web Programming".
- Digital Web
- evolt.org - "Workers of the Web,
- Steve Morris'
- Patrick Griffiths' HTML Dog -
"A Good Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS".
- Web Pages That Suck -
"learn good Web design by looking at bad design".
- Icons and Images
- microformats - "simple
conventions for embedding semantics in HTML".
- Onlinetools.org - "Free
Scripts, Tutorials, and Wizards".
- Pointers on How to
Create Business Websites That Work
- Sizzling HTML
Jalfrezi - HTML, CSS, DHTML, ...
- Nick's WebCoder.com -
- Webmaster's Reference
- Tooling Around?
- Andy Klington's HTTP
- Big Bang Design &
- Boutell.Com, Inc.
- CDT Privacy
- Philip Greenspun's Books
- Internet Link Exchange
- Persistent URL Home Page
- The Stalker's Home Page
- 10 Big Myths
about Copyright Explained - by Brad Templeton.
- W3Kit 2.2 -
OO WWW Toolkit
World Wide Web - Beneath the Surf - by Mark Handley and Jon