Old-tattered-notebook-from-1999 notes

So, these are probably more useful here than sitting in a dusty binder…

2003.07

  • “Common Lisp, Typing, and Mathematics” by Francis Sergereart – good (long) paper about one application of Common Lisp; Postscript here
  • “Getting Started With LaTeX”, David R. Wilkins – here

2004.07

  • AT&T Graphviz – very very useful program for visualization of directed and undirected graphs

2005.04

  • Croquet (from the Croquet Project, not to be confused with the Croquet Consortium) – by my description, an attempt to extend the original 2-dimensional paradigm for a GUI into 3 dimensions; by their description, “Croquet is a powerful new open source software development environment and software infrastructure for creating and deploying deeply collaborative multi-user online applications and metaverses on and across multiple operating systems and devices.”… I think it’s an interesting project, anyhow. Check out some of the papers Alan Kay helped write, and look at some of the videos.

2005.??

  • JGraph – some sort of graphing and visualization software, open-source and written in Java
  • Ploticus – more graphing and visualization, not as shiny as JGraph, but not Java either; apparently good for on-the-fly graph generation, for websites and such
  • TeXmacs – ” GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists.”… it puts Mathematica’s rendering to shame.

2005.08.23

  • Very useful link for using matrices in POV-Ray
  • Media and Particle Systems in POV-Ray, here
  • Photons & caustics in POV-Ray, here

2006.12.11

  • “Weaving the Web”, Tim Berners-Lee – “The original design and ultimate destiny of the World Wide Web, by its inventor.”

2006.12.15

  • Grasshopper Enterprises, “Borders of science, boundaries of imagination,” might be complete and total bullshit, but the page has some interesting things on lucid dreaming and other workings of the mind

2007.04.19

  • cachegrind – cache profiler, part of the valgrind suite, designed to pinpoint cache misses in code
  • I don’t know why, but I wrote down “BDI2000 JTAG”, maybe because the Abatron BDI-2000 can be used to debug the Linux kernel via JTAG?

2007.04.26

  • “The Grand Inquisitor” from “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky  –  I think I’m supposed to read this because I don’t know why else I’d have written it down.

2007.11.02

2008.05.26

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