Here you will find a collection of links to sites scattered all over the Internet, on many different topics. The links are grouped by topic. The topics discussed include children, psychology, computers, astronomy, math, science, arts and music, government and criminology, humor and spoofs, and others. It's really quite an eclectic links collection.
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To open a link in a separate window, right-click the link and select "open in new window". Then close that window to return here.
I tend my links garden from time to time, weeding out dead links and adding new ones, so check in often to see what's new.
Have a good journey on the open ocean of The Internet!
Renfairboy's Flickr Photo Stream The Flickr photo stream of my friend Michael Drouillard, who is a friend of wolves and other wild lifeforms, and a frequenter of renaissance fairs (hence his AOL screen name "Renfairboy").
DJ Brian K's Site This is the site of my friend Brian K. Henshaw in Carbondale, PA. Brian's day job may be boring, but by night he's a swinging DJ. Planning a wedding or party in Northeast Pennsylvania? Give DJ Brian K a call.
Victor Alvarez The Linked-In page of my friend Victor Alvarez. Victor is an INFJ, mathematician, software engineer, and many other things.
These are web sites of my fellow frequenters of the AIM chat room "jrr tolkien" (private), and members of "The Litter Box" mailing list (by invitation only). (As of January 2003, I am no longer a member of The Litter Box.) If you are a fan of JRR Tolkien and would like to join the group, email a brief letter of self-introduction to one of the members below and ask to join; whether or not they'll let you in is their business.
These web sites are listed in alphabetical order of nickname, followed by real first name. (Last names are withheld, except in cases where they appear in the person's web site.)
Ermiton/Clarksville The web sites of Enry the ermit & Fenry the gerbster (Micah). Very odd places.
Some Suggestions For Helping Children Cope With Life A mirror of a page that used to be on the yellowribbon dot org site, on my site. This page describes how to help a child through his/her time of growing up. Useful whether you are a parent, teacher, or other person tending to children.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Learn how to help prevent teenage suicides.
Global March Against Child Labor Learn about the tragedy of child labor and child slavery around the world, and what you can do to help.
Teen Drug-Abuse Guide For Parents and Educators Information to help parents and educators prevent, identify, and intervene in cases of teenage drug abuse.
Carl Jung A biograpy of Dr. Carl Jung (upon who's work MBTI is based), with a description of Dr. Jung's psychological theories.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Simple Model
This is a simple run-down on the "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator", or
"MBTI", which is a theory which postulates that there are sixteen basic
inborn human personality types. This concept is based on the work of
Greek physician Hipocrates (circa 400BC) and Swedish Psychiatrist Carl Jung
(circa 1911AD), with additions and extensions by Isabel Myers and her mother
Katheryn Briggs (circa 1958). For more information, read Isabel Myers' book,
"Gifts Differing", and David Keirsey's book "Please Understand Me II", both
available at libraries and bookstores everywhere.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Dynamic Model This explains MBTI theory in greater depth.
Keirsery Temperment Sorter II An MBTI personality type test.
Online Psych Personality Type Test Another good MBTI test.
TypeLogic Exellent MBTI type profiles, plus information on how types interact.
Socionics Yet another MBTI spin-off, with an interesting criticism of MBTI's J/P duality and some rather complex exposition on type interactions.
TypeTango A match-making compatibility program using MBTI concepts, by Vladimir Kornea. (See "Vladimir's Bauble" in the "Humor, Quotes, and Eclectica" section below.)
HTML The starting point for anyone who is seriously interested in learning Hyper-Text Markup Language. This is the most important page of the web site of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the people responsible for specifying the standards for World Wide Web publishing.
HTML 4.01 An older version of HTML. (Current version is 5.2)
CSS Level 1 Cascading Styles Sheets, Level 1. The definitive guide to the stylistic language of the world wide web.
CSS Level 2 Cascading Styles Sheets, Level 2. The next step in web style sheets.
Tucows "TUCOWS" stands for "The Ultimate Collection Of Windows Software", and it is just that. TUCOWS has a great collection of free software for Microsoft Windows versions 3.xx, 9x, 2000, me, NT, XP. This is primarily "Shareware", sold for a price, but you can download 30-day trial evaluation copies in most cases. Some of the software stops working at the end of the 30-day trial period, but some doesn't. Also, one can find cracks to remove the time limits, nags, splashes, and other problems with Shareware. Or, you can pay some money to the author and get a license.
Driver Guide This site has hard-to-find driver files for various different computer peripherals, especially sound cards and modems. A great place to go if you get your hands on used peripherals with no install disks and no manuals, or if your hard disk crashes and you lose your driver files.
Mozilla Firefox The world's best and most extensible web browser.
Hubble Space Telescope pics Take a look at hundreds of breath-taking photos of places all over the Universe made over the years by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Mars Global Surveyor pics Check out the latest photographs of the surface of Mars, from NASA's spacecraft, Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), now in orbit around Mars. MGS carries the Mars Orbital Camera (MOC). The MOC was built by Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS). (NASA and MSSS love acronyms, as you will see if you visit their web sites.) These photographs are spectacular! Explore a distant planet from your own living room! Never before has this been possible. For me, this is a truely religious experience to finaly see the surface of the one planet I have longed to visit all my life. It is a dream come true.
NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
JPL The Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Planetary Photojournal NASA's Planetary Photojournal page. Great photos of planets and moons and asteroids!
MSSS Malin Space Science Systems. These guys built the Mars Orbital Camera which is onboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.
Online Math Degrees A site about the best online math degree programs.
Who Hires Math Majors? Lists top 10 employers of people with mathematics degrees.
Drexel Math Forum The math forum site of Drexel University. This site contains an extensive on-line mathematics library. It also has links to thousands of math-related web sites, both within the www.mathforum.org domain and elsewere.
Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics A fascinating collection of some of the greatest problems (both solved and unsolved) in the history of mathematics.
Sandlot Science A fun science site for all ages
Amateur Radio A great hobby you might enjoy.
Cern The European Laboratory for Particle Physics. One of the world's premier particle physics research facilities. Also one of the originators of The World Wide Web and HTML, and a current member of W3C.
NSA The National Security Agency. The NSA specialize in signals intelligence (SIGINT: tapping phone, radio, cable, satellite, and other communications), cryptology (unraveling other countries' secret codes), and Information Security (INFOSEC: the protection of computer data through encryption).
CIA The Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA is responsible for gathering, processing, and disseminating intelligence on national security issues.
FBI The Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Feds. These folk investage federal crimes such as bank robbery and fleeing across interstate lines to avoid prosecution. If you see someone breaking a federal law, give your nearest FBI Field Office a call.
Vladimir's Bauble The web site of Vlad (Vladimir Kornea). Contains a good collection of humor, poems, quotes, etc.
My Facebook Page This is my primary hang-out place on the Internet these days.
My On-line Résumé I'm always open to career advancement, especially in the computer programming field. Want to hire me to do C/C++ programming for you? Here you will find a description of my background, experience, and qualifications.