News and Information Links
Generally useful pointers:
- Search Engines
- News sources:
- the condensed New York Times (including the crossword!)
- the NandO Times, for headline stories updated hourly!
- Homepage of NPR, with links to Real Audio (with today's broadcasts)
- Movie info:
- Info-Mac Hyper-Archive (has all kinds of internet support software for the Macintosh, available for downloading), and lots of general software for many platforms is also available at WashU, St.Louis' own (huge!) wuarchive
- useful links that an old friend put together @ John M.Olin Business School (for everything fun or useful that I'm too lazy to compile for myself)
- the Philadelphia homepage, and weather forecast
- and for when I get nostalgic, the St.Louis homepage
- the U.Penn. index
- the Hoaxkill site, for verification of virus warnings,
internet petitions, and other potential hoax materials. Urban legends generally (as well as requests for help with
science fair projects) should be checked at Snopes, which does a great job
of tracking changes and reincarnations of such things. A more official site for virus information is collected by
the Department of Energy at their Computer Incident Advisory Capability
site -- PLEASE CHECK ONE OF THESE OR A SIMILAR SITE BEFORE FORWARDING EMAIL WARNINGS AND REQUESTS!!
Other Serious Stuff
I'm working as an editor of academic papers in applied math at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Most of what I use there is for in-house purposes only though. But I recommend this site for those of you who might appreciate a good math joke! (For general geeks, I provide this link to a Roman Numeral Calculator... :)
Before that, I spent many years doing science. In memory of those days, I'll keep a couple of plugs here for things I valued (or might feel nostalgic for): the great neuroscience graduate program at Washington University; the departmental page for my most recent place of employment, the Raper lab at UPenn; and the Mfold server, which determines the probable secondary structure of RNA molecules -- well designed and user-friendly! And the cartoon that used to summarize my lab life was this one from the New Yorker.