Wim's Index Page
The main purpose of this page is to keep and organize the pointers I have
to interesting nodes in the Web. For the record, I'm Wim Lewis,
and you can find out more about me from
my home page.
Links to Interesting Stuff
If I kept these fully organized, I'd spend more time shuffling text
around than looking for more stuff to put in here. So it's not
organized. Also, new stuff that I haven't categorized is at the end
in a list.
Metronet.com keeps the very handy
For boring but useful links, nothing beats the
NCSA Mosaic Home Page.
Ohio State University keeps a very handy
index page to a large number of online information sources, mostly
of a technical nature, such as RFCs, Usenet FAQs, WAIS sources, and the like.
It's heavily automated.
Also see Lynn Wheeler's experimental
IETF Standards index page. Has RFCs and other IETF standards
David Zuhn (firstname.lastname@example.org) maintains an index page to
information about CVS. CVS is a package for using RCS to control
Wide-area information sharing
Netnews filtering service home page.
The Alex FTP Filesystem
is intended to make all anonymous-FTP-accessible files appear as a
very large NFS-mounted disk. Access is a little slow, but it's convenient
HTML converters. Ken hardy posts (7th March, 1994):
Lots of requests for converters here. After posting my own query
(since cancelled), I found these references:
texinfo to HTML,
"Subjective Electronic Information Repository", and
CERN has a node on
technical details of the Web. There's also a www-talk mailing list,
available from Stanford.
Okay, so I like the smell of rosin in the morning.
U Michigan has the
UMich AI & robotics index page.
nrc.ca has an
AI Resources index page.
And USC has a page on the
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems' International Aerial Robotics
Infra-red communication and control is a wonderfully hackable technology.
Chris Dodge has designed and built a
PC-based IR remote. His page includes schematics and software as
well as links to other information, such as
serial IR transmitter. For the true aficionado,
Björn Gahm of Sweden has compiled a
list of many manufacturers' infra-red control protocols
I'm also fond of the PIC microcontroller from Microchip Technology.
(It's the hardware world's answer to "insanely great software", in my
humble opinion. At least, the 16C84 is.) There doesn't seem to be
any Web-visible information on it though, except the FTP archive site,
ftp.funet.fi, directory /pub/microprocs/pic. (There's
also a mailing list.)
The Real World
More and more information about the world as we know and make it is
becoming available on the Internet.
ISO Country Codes (those two-letter country codes, often
found in e.g. domain names.) Also available from
ftp.ripe.net (supposedly this one is more authoritative).
in Japan has, among other things, a list of all those standardized
symbols: warning symbols, electrical symbols, cryptic symbols.
NCSA Relativity Group has a little knot of heavy-duty numerical
relativity simulations, including a lot of really cool-looking
Applications on the Net? How times have changed!
For a bizarre cultural crossover, check out
There is a mind-blowingly resource intensive
Digital Picture Archive maintained by
Patrick Groeneveld at the University of Delft, NL,
containing a vast number of pictures, mostly culled from the Usenet news.
UC Irvine has a Gopher index to a "Virtual Reference Desk".
Many useful things, thesauri, dictionaries, etc., mostly reflecting real
There are several servers out there that will give you information on
recent earthquakes, e.g. in
the Pacific Northwest,
or the world.
For the politically inclined, I have links to
CPSR's home page;
Ronda Hauben's book,
Netizens and the Wonderful World of the Net";
a page on the
economics of the Internet;
list of Biblical contradictions;
index to Phrack.
Not to neglect the political aspects of poseurism: here's a link to
an essay on
the nature of audiophilia, and a derisive comment on the
CyberPunk Movement (tm) by Byron Kerman (from the one and only
There are a bunch of pages out there which I find interesting not because of
any particular link they have but because they tend to have interesting
links in general.
Many peoples' home pages, for example.
And finally, a collection of links without any editorializing, fresh
from my miscellaneous travels.
- Doctor Fun
University of Washington on red.cac
Internet Tools Summary
International Interactive Genetic Art
Welcome to the Principia Cybernetica Web
- X Consortium home page
Fuzzy Systems --- A Tutorial
NASA STB Software Catalog
Fuzzy Logic FAQ
I've never seen anything quite this glossy and content-free
on the net before. Wow.
Global Network Navigator page
- The Weather
- GNN's Traveler's
Center (for actual physical travelers).
GNN's Comics page.
- The Concurrent Systems Architecture
Group and, in particular, the
- The Scheme
Underground. They say they want to take over the world.
I think it might be a good idea.
Remote Sensing, GPS, and Geoscience Index Page.
An impressive number of places out there have this kind
of info in an impressive number of forms. Take a look.
- The Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory at Columbia University. Includes some links to
- A page for stuff about the
Red Dwarf television show. (brunel.ac.uk)
Red Dwarf page. (www.issi.com)
- Something that looked interesting called
ITU (Int'l Telecom. Union) --- the telecom arm of the UN.
- Bellcore's Home Page.
- Xanadu, a distributed
multiwhatsis buzzword project.
- Hardcopies of government and industry standards & docs are available from
HDF image format.
- The British Broadcasting Corporation
now has a Web site. They seem to be pretty on the ball.
- Another home/index page, maintained by email@example.com:
Hot & Cool on the Web. It's associated with
a nicely-run "underground/fringe" site. (I guess that's kind
of like "alternative" music --- is it still alternative music when
every major record store has a big "alternative" section? Whoops,
I said I wouldn't editorialize in this section. Sorry.)
- Sex toys.
- Stock quotes.
a WWW search engine.
- See how well your browser handles
ISDN index page
from Dan Kegel at CalTech.
- Index page for
Web-running automata (aka robots, wanderers, spiders).
- The Self language.
- UWisconsin-Madison's neato
Scalable Heterogeneous Object REpository project.
a distributed OO language. Take note of the UI stuff.
- DEC has a useful
Forms test page with also some pointers to other Web documentation.
For a bunch of example forms, check near the end of
the Mosaic 2.x Forms documentation.
- I have a marginally useful HTML torture test.
- Check out
Inter-Language Unification (ILU) system (goals similar to
- Info about the
Washington State government.
WA legislative info in general.
Seattle restaurant guide.
- HTTP Access Authorization spec.
- Mosaic 2.0's Forms support: the
de facto forms spec.
- IMG*, an
image-processing toolkit, is available from Bath University, UK.
- A Duckman info site.
Domain OCR Software
- Survival Research Laboratories
- A well
organized guide to the HTTP2 DTD.
Shock, a page for Ian M. Banks fans
- Northwest WA DOT
home page, including
to the minute traffic telemetry and
- One of my pet peeves is bad directory references. See
Tilton's take on the matter, with which I agree.
- A collection of
useless Web pages.
- Powell's Bookstore's
Equipment, Inc. --- Seattle's source of expensive but well made
outdoor clothing & equipment.
- Robert Seybour at Reed has a well kept
- Stuff on Sinclair Research ‐ remember the ZX81?
- CERN's bleeding-edge Web browser, Arena.
- Robin Cover's SGML Index
- The Packet
Radio home page.
- The CMU CS Fox
Project. Programming langugage design, heavy on ML and
functional languages; with an emphasis on systems
- Someone told me that Luca Cardelli has an interesting home page.