Here are some links which I find interesting. Some of these links I visit regularily, some less often, and some I have only visited once. I hope you will find something of interest here too!
- Links galore!
- The Boing Boing blog site contains numerous interesting links, from Tibetan monks making sand mandalas to money origami and everything in between.
- Yoga links
- Links to all some good Yoga resources, both ashtanga and non-ashtanga.
Astanga Yoga school of Helsinki
Yoga Journal, poses
Ashtanga Yoga forum
- Games and Puzzles Journal
- “The On-line journal for Mathematical Recreations”. This is exactly that. Very cool stuff for exercising your head.
Games and Puzzles Journal
- In his quest for fusion energy in the 1960s, Philo T. Farnsworth invented a device called The Fusor. Among other things, these devices are powerful neutron sources.
- The Cuban missile crisis, as told by NSA
- The friendly neighbourhood spooks at the National Security Agency will tell you more about this episode which nearly led the world to a nuclear war. The other sources contain additional material.
George Washington University
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Unlike those in Iraq, these ones really exist. Check out for example the Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Nasty things. Now that the Cold War is over, for example the R-36M / SS-18 “SATAN” missiles are used to deliver satellites to orbit instead of scorching the planet.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Make Food!
- Spices, herbs and recipes. But heed the warning: don’t read while hungry! If you like to use more than salt and pepper, have a look at G. Katzer’s Spice Pages.
World Wide Curries
- As a dessert…
- May I suggest a cup of coffee and some chocolate?
Seventy percent, chocolate connoisseurs.
- The European Space Agency (ESA)
- The ESA is responsible for European space research. You can check up on the ongoing missions, and find information about upcoming ones. There is also lots of other information.
- NASA Planetary Photojournal
- Pictures of all of the planets in our solar system.
- If you’re looking for a paper or article related to computer science, and don’t happen to have a subscription to some really expensive place, this is a good place to look.
CiteSeer (Univ. Zürich mirror)
Citeseer Directory (Univ. Zürich mirror)
- Library @ Nothingistic.org
- Some thought-provoking and philosophical books here, available for reading online or downloading for off-line reading. Includes one of my favourite authors Kahlil Gibran as well as the Tao Te Ching, which is a pleasant read over a cup of coffee in a Sunday morning.
- More books for you to read
- Links to all sorts of books, including many, many classics.
University of Pennsylvania Online Books
Julius Caesar’s War Commentaries
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
- Internet Libraries and Journals
- Well, something like that could describe these. Interesting and quality information: books, culture, stories, etc.
First Monday, a peer-reviewed journal on the Internet
- National Geographic
- This is a magazine I like very much. I guess it’s because of the wonderful pictures in each magazine.
- Tourists in North Korea
- Scott Fisher visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a tourist. I found his travel log a fascinating read. The people of North Korea live almost entirely isolated from the influences of the outside world, and are brought up listening to Juche propaganda.
Journey into Kimland
- NIST Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
- Splay tree? Manhattan distance? Heap property? If you deal with algorithms then this page might come quite handy.
- PlanetMath is like MathWorld at Wolfram Research, except it never shuts you out if you are too hungry for knowledge and it is of higher quality – not to mention free as in beer AND speech.
- Computing and programming related humor
- Here are various links to some clever and funny stuff which relates to computers.
Resign Patterns – Ailments of Unsuitable Project-Disoriented Software
The Tao of Programming
How to Write Unmaintainable Code
Interface Hall of Shame
- Kyttääjät (in Finnish)
- “Etelä-Suomen Kerrostalokyttääjät ry. on vuonna 1965 perustettu järjestö, joka valvoo ns. “kyttääjien” etuja. Kyttääjät ovat tunnollisia kansalaisia, jotka valvovat vapaa-aikanaan kerrostalossa naapuriensa elämää ja taloyhtiön järjestystä.”
Etelä-Suomen Kerrostalokyttääjät r.y.
- My favorite cartoons
- Happy Tree Friends is one of my favorite animated cartoons. Ren & Stimpy is another.
Happy Tree Friends (WARNING: Violence, not for small children or big babies!)
- Free (as in beer) music
- Tired of a “CD” you bought from the shop making click-click noises while playing? Can’t copy that Copy Controlled “CD” to your computer or to your car? Stop buying that trash and find legal quality music from the net. Here’s some sites to get you going.
New Mixes. Mixes of all kinds.
Mix of the Week (doesn’t seem to update often, but check out the Messageboard)
Versionist. I’m a big fan of Dub music.
Lâszlô Hortobâgyi. This is excellent, listen for yourself.
Luxux. Nice mixes!
Ektoplazm. Psychedelic trance with very professional sound.
- Record shops
- Some record shops with good music.