Kurt Lidl's Page of Links
No claim is made about the content, correctness or applicability of any of
the web pages that are linked to from this page. Use or visit these web
sites at your own risk to humor, mood or sanity. So there.
Personal web pages of people that I know:
Hmmm. I appear to know a lot of people named ``Jeff''.
Other web pages linked here as crawler fodder:
News and Information Sources:
- BBC News
- A less US centric view of the world's news.
- The Cable News Network on the web.
- Digital Photography
- In depth coverage and high quality reviews about the latest and
greatest in the wide world of digital photography. Go for the reviews,
stay for the commentary.
- All the news about the latest half-baked software releases.
At least it was, until they discontinued updating the news feed
- SlashDot -- News for
- Geek tabloid web site. You know you shouldn't read it, but it is just
so entertaining. Occasionally, something profound crops up in between the
off-base and uninformed postings and commentary.
- An excellent, well-written, free monthly newsletter/column that
examines computer security in a well reasoned manner. Both entertaining
and enlightening to read.
- Fair and
- Whatever you want to think about Al Franken, he's got to a right to
use the phrase
Fair And Balanced. At least as much right as the
so-called news organization that has filed suite against him. (August,
Hardware and Technology web pages:
- An Operating System that doesn't suck (much). Sadly, on September 9,
2003, Wind River announced the retirement of this product. So, another
BSD derived operating system bites the dust. Sic transit gloria
LTO -- High Capacity Tape
- I would like to include a link to the technical specifications page
for LTO tapes, but every time I have done that in the past, the losers
who run the LTO web site change around the directory structure. And they
don't bother to put in redirection links. So, because their web content
peopel behave like idiots, you effectively are penalized and have to
figure out how to find the meat of this topic at that web site.
OMU -- One Man Unix
- A pioneering effort by Steve Hosgood to bring a unix-like operating system to smaller
systems. Totally cool effort. Not to mention the extra hack effort of
having designed, built and debugged the hardware from scratch first!
Source code is available for those contemplating porting an OS to a small
- Extremely detailed and technical information about the PS/2 mouse
interface. If you have to write or maintain software that communicates
with PS/2 devices, you could do a lot worse than spending some time
reading through this documentation.
Raided Floppy Drives
- If you have scads of floppy disks hanging around, too many USB floppy
drives (or cheap/free access to them) and a few unused USB ports on a
hub, this site is just for you.
Other Stuff: Interesting & Fun
and The Start of
the Digital Revolution
- The first quantized, encrypted voice traffic in the world. Brought
into existance during the middle of World War II, by the precursor to the
NSA. I found out about this little corner of history when I toured the
NSA Museum in 2001. The free phamphlet they distribute there is more or
less mirrored in
The Start of the Digital Revolution link to their
web content. Read and learn.
- A useful utility for finding out what your phone number spells, good
for helping to select a new phone number too.
- A delightful poem that uses many english words that have irregular
pronunciation. A local copy of the poem is
also available, just in case the originating web site moves the
M & M Breeding
- Ever wonder how they keep improving the M & M breeding
stock to make stronger, superior M & Ms? Wonder no more, it
is through the unselfish acts of people like these, that the
M & M packages of the world contain the very, very best
morsels that can be created.
lidl at pix dot net
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