Recent Crib Sheets/Notes
Casual Online Games
Notes on some games
Notes on how to go about securing computers
An open-source/free implementation of the "S" programming
language. R, S, and S-Plus are (can be) used in statistical work.
- I've compiled a list of some algorithms, including a quick summary of
how it works, and the relevant running times, etc.
- Cascading Style Sheets
- Style Sheets are useful for exerting a finer
grained level of control over the actual appearence of a web page. For example,
I tend to change my <P> tags so that there's no top or bottom margin, and
an indent on the first line, so that paragraph tags more closely resemble
paragraphs found in books. But that's only just the beginning, as you'll soon
- COM Tutorial
- While learning how to create COMponents,
I've been frustrated with a lack of any decent documentation on how to get
started in writing COM stuff. There's reams of stuff on Java, but virtually
nothing on ActiveX. I figured that I could change that by writing my own, and
this is the partially finished result. This definitely needs some major
revisions before it'll qualify as "good", but at least I'm (slowly but surely)
working on it!
Mike's Notes On DHTML
- DHTML, or Dynamic HTML, is a new Microsoft
thing that runs in the Intenet Explorer 4.0 browser (which is available as both
a shell upgrade, and a stand-alone browser for the weak-of-heart who don't want
to muck about with the Windows)(like me :) ). Definitely get this browser, it
runs great and has this neat DHTML stuff that allows for web dev guys to create
interactive web pages with spectacular special effects, from changing the color
of text on-the-fly, to (potentially) writing client-side programs (you could
even write a a "Psychologist/Doctor" program with this, since you can change
text on a web page, after the page has been rendered). Also notes about (
Cascading ) Style Sheets and scriplets.
- Similar to Java, but made by Lucent & targeted at the embedded & telecomm markets, Inferno is a small, fast ("real-time"-ish) OS/Virtual machine with an accompanying language, Limbo. I've fiddled with it some, and have published that info as well
- General notes on using Java
- A brief how-to get Java and CORBA working together using
the ORBacus ORB.
- A collection of questions and answers for
people writing (D)COM objects in Java. Nicely done, by somebody on the Java-DCOM
but missing a bunch of Java's features) that one can use to
execute some simple programs in a web browser. At this point,
I'm just playing around with it, and seeing what it can do. A
couple of useful links for this are:
- Useful Perl Functions
Useful functions from the Practical Extraction and
- Useful UNIX Commands
- Since I've been using UNIX for the past
couple of years, I figured that it's about time I put together a page on UNIX
commands that are useful
- I've rigged up an example of Microsoft Agent. There you'll see a wizard ("Merlin")
appear at the top-left of your screen, once you download the Microsoft
Agent controls to your PC. MS Agent is a programmable, "Social interface",
meaning that Merlin can be animated to do a variety of things. I don't have
a heck of a lot of use for a Wizard to talk with whomever visits
this page, but it is kind of a neat toy to fiddle with
Oh, By The Way, you can get rid of
the wizard by right-clicking on him, and then selecting "Hide"
- For people writing HTML, this is really useful. It's a Help file with syntax for
everything that Internet Explorer (for for the most part, Netscape) supports
up through IE3.01. If you have trouble getting the above link to save, try
using the "save-link-as" feature of your Web browser.
- Web Stuff
- This is stuff I've found useful in fiddling around with the web.
For example, there are a number of pages that deal with color and
- In Search Of Clusters
- Great book on clusters, cc-NUMA, and SMP machines.
Technical enough to give you useful information, nontechnical enough to be a
pretty easy read. Heck, the third chapter starts off by talking about beer!
- Process Groups
- Slides from a presentation I gave at an interview with MITRE. Pretty cool
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