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.

    Crib Sheets/Notes

    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 see....
    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.
    Java-(D)COM FAQ
    A collection of questions and answers for people writing (D)COM objects in Java. Nicely done, by somebody on the Java-DCOM mailing list
    JavaScript is a crippled version of Java (ie, similar syntax, 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:
    Voodoo's Intro to JavaScript
    Netscape Documentation
    Useful Perl Functions
    Useful functions from the Practical Extraction and Report Language
    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


    Microsoft Agent
    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 images:

    Technical Review

    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 stuff

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