The Really Good Stuff
Gausman and Moore
- My dad's firm.
Anna Hersey - My sister's page on the NATS web site
Leiran.com (Brandon Leiran)
- My former roommate Brandon Leiran, his wife Erin, and their boys, Aiden and Parker.
|Academics, Employers, Etc.|
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
- My alma mater.
Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - One of my departments.
Iowa State University Department of Computer Science - My second department and occasional employer.
University of Minnesota - My academic home from about 2001 to 2010.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Association for Computing Machinery
Eta Kappa Nu - Electrical and computer engineering honor society. I was president of Nu Chapter at Iowa State.
Tau Beta Pi - An engineering honor society.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon - Computing sciences honor society. I served on the executive committee of Iowa State's chapter.
Golden Key International Honor Society - Another society.
Phi Kappa Phi - Yet another honor society.
Phi Beta Kappa
Medtronic, Inc. - My former employer (2000-2005, intermittently).
- A great site, in general.
Saint Olaf, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Downtown parish in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Church of St. Charles Borromeo - My current home parish.
The Holy See
- The Holy See.
St. Augustine's writings, in Latin - St. Augustine's writings, in Latin and Italian.
I'm a euphoniumist, but this old Besson advertisement is not the
Baritone or Euphonium?
- Read this if you're wondering what a euphonium is.
<dead link>Brian L. Bowman</dead link> - A favorite euphoniumist of mine, whom I had the honor of meeting in 1998.
Steven Mead (Euphonium.net) - Another favorite.
International Tuba and Euphonium Association
Iowa State University Wind Ensemble - Iowa State University Wind Ensemble, my band (1997-2001).
Michael Golemo - Director of Bands and Department of Music Chairman at Iowa State.
<dead link>Dustin Seifert</dead link> - My teacher at Iowa State, now Director of Bands and Department of Music Chairman at Eastern New Mexico University.
I am indebted to a few other notable people for my excellent musical experiences over the years, including Rita Docter, Douglas C. Orzolek, and my teachers C. David Elzea and Joseph Z. Christensen.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - National fraternity for professional musicians. I was Alpha Delta chapter president at Iowa State.
- Libretti, etc.
Synopsis, Der Ring des Nibelungen - By Topi Ylinen.
<dead link>Online Medieval and Classical Library</dead link> - A great service.
<dead link>The Nibelungenlied</dead link> - One of the sources on which Wagner (loosely) based the Ring.
<dead link>The Volusungasaga</dead link> - Another source.
|Libertarianism and Political Advocacy|
The Cato Institute
- A great D.C. think tank.
The Muzzle Awards - Given each year to people or organizations who threaten free speech.
<dead link>Walk for Capitalism</dead link> - An advocacy group.
Future of Freedom Foundation - Another advocacy group.
Americans for Tax Reform - Lots of great information.
John Taylor Gatto - An education reformer.
The Anti-Federalist Papers (Constitution.org)
Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
The Rights of Man (Thomas Paine)
- The big "official" site. The prequels really stink, which is too bad. Are better projects ahead?
I got into a discussion with a friend about how the various Coen Brothers films rank. I give them more credit for stories they've devised themselves, as opposed to adapting from literature. True Grit gets a place just behind Fargo in my most recent update.
1. The Big Lebowski
2. A Serious Man
4. True Grit
5. No Country for Old Men
6. The Man Who Wasn't There
7. Burn After Reading
8. Raising Arizona
9. Blood Simple
10. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
11. Miller's Crossing
12. Barton Fink
13. The Hudsucker Proxy
14. The Ladykillers
15. Intolerable Cruelty
The Crackpot Index
- Tried any amateur physics lately? Evaluate your theories here.
The Sokal Hoax
<dead link>Dogbert's New Ruling Class</dead link> - I'm a long-standing member of DNRC, and I've even received personal email from Scott Adams.
Classical Music Bloopers - From Clemson.
Monty - By Jim Meddick.
Ballard Street - For those of us with a "special" sense of humor.
News of the Weird - By Chuck Shepherd.
Bedtime Stories for Imaginary Children - Archive.org copy of Alan Jordan's "Bedtime Stories for Imaginary Children."
Rinkworks.com - A great site that's full of assorted funny and clever stuff.
Things People Said
It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Movie
<dead link>The Jargonizer (McCullagh.org)</dead link> - Spews random bits of hype.
<dead link>GeekCode.com</dead link> - The original Geek Code.
JoeReiss.net - Joe Reiss, inventor of the Geek Code.
My geek code.
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Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches
Kibo.com - Nutty, but funny.
SpamRadio.com - Streaming audio of a computer reading spam over synth tracks.
<dead link>Captain Vegetable</dead link> - Am I the only one who remembers him?
|Computing and the Internet|
Starcraft Broodwar (Blizzard Entertainment)
- One of the greatest computer games of all time.
This site was formerly hosted by freeshell.org, the web home of the Super Dimension Fortress, a 501(c)7 nonprofit that "provide[s] remotely accessible computing facilities for the advancement of public education, cultural enrichment, scientific research and recreation." Accounts are free, and expanded features, including web hosting, are available after payment of a very small validation fee.
SDF Public Access Unix System
Lynx Viewer (Delorie.com) - See what your site looks like in Lynx, which some people actually still use.
W3C Validator - HTML validator from W3C.
- An unbelievable collection of garbled help-desk tickets.
The Daily WTF
- Stories from the trenches. The following are my personal favorites.
I, Rearrangement Servant
- A.k.a. Internet Anagram Server.
Atomic Rockets - A fun site.
Popular Science archives - Good for browsing or research.
The Consumerist - Shoppers bite back.
The Consumerist - Dell Breaks Your Laptop, Sends Replacement Full of Pubes - Disgusting, but hilarious.
Here are a few awards from the Corporation, which is now defunct.
There are a few other site certifications, too.
I use new.gif on occasion. It's a web classic. If anyone knows where Kevin Crossman's site went, let me know.
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