I've undergone a transformation between sophomore spring of college
and now (at current writing, that would be a recent graduate). Slowly
but surely, I have become a geek. I speak geekese and frighten my
other friends; I install Linux on everything that moves (well, not
yet, but I aspire to) ... What can I say, I'm a geek.
In that light, here are some things that, if you are a geek, too, you
might find interesting / useful:
- Google Comparison Search -- My
personal Google hack, which searches on two queries
simultaneously and returns the frequencies of each. A good way
to use everyone's favorite search engine to resolve binary
- mini-HOWTO -- Installing Debian GNU/Linux
on a Dell Inspiron 8000, or, my experiences therewith.
A difficult install, so I documented what I did. Also in pdf.
- Observations on using the Dvorak keyboard
layout, or, my experiences therewith. Also in pdf.
- Kalman Filters in Plain
English -- written Fall '02 while doing Robot Soccer with
a bunch of geeks, and trying to figure out how to make the
buggers deal with all the information from their sensors.
- LaTeX refs
- Perl notes -- These are notes I took
while reading O'Reilly's Learning Perl (an excellent
book). I refer to them all the time. Really useful.
- My HTML references. Includes a basic
HTML tutorial and a web color table.
- XF86Config-4 for the ATI
Rage 128 Video Card. Turns out that my computer at work
hates the video card I have, for some reason. There's a
"Chipset" line in the device stanza in there that you have to add
manually every time you use dpkg with
xserver-xfree86, which I hate, but which is crucial ....
- ssh clients -- for both mac & PC.
- my public gpg key
- an all-purpose Makefile for LaTeX
documents. I use this for every document I write these
days, changing only the filename. I know it can be more
general, I just haven't figured out how to do that yet. This
one serves my needs just fine.
Knoppix (or TRB) to do a chroot'ed Debian
install. For this, you'll need the base
debs tarball from Potato. They're linked off
that document, but they're also locally here.
- SpamGourmet! --
disposable email addresses that you need to be able to receive
email at a couple or times, but no more.
- Bug Me Not! -- logs
you in to sites that require registration.
- TinyURL -- the coolest
thing since mapquest decided to have 600+-character links. Takes
a huge URL and provides a 20-ish character URL that points to it.
SOOO cool. Check it out: