Most of this stuff hasn't been updated for several years
There are many broken links, and a lot of topical stuff is ancient history,
but most of it is still valid.
Frequently Used Stuff
A great search engine, and fast: www.google.com
For general browsing, Yahoo
has excellent menus of pre-categorized sites
and MetaCrawler are a few
other good search engines,
but for real variety, see the Beaucoup!
list of search engines).
Get weather forecasts from The
Why I wish I had not bought a Virgin Mobile cellphone
Links related to my personal interests:
If you have a diabetic cat, you should visit FelineDiabetes.com,
Home BG Testing Pages, and of course, all of the other good feline
diabetes pages they reference!
FreeBSD is my "other" favorite
operating system. A direct descendant of the University of California's
famous Berkeley System Distribution version of Unix, it is a stable
production-quality open-source operating system that powers some of the
largest sites on the Internet. If you need a server, you should take a
look at FreeBSD (it makes a great workstation, too). If you want
to use FreeBSD on a Dell Inspiron 7500, you might want to read about how
I set mine up.
Interested in ham
radio? From emergency communications during natural disasters,
to state-of-the-art satellite communications, it has something for just
Are you active in shooting
sports ? Or perhaps you are interested in the politics of
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Either way, I have a
collection of links that may be of interest to you. NEW
visit the Firearms Industry News page.
had a 32-bit, multithreaded, multitasking, multimedia, microkernel operating
system with dynamically-loaded runtime libraries, long file names, true
pre-emptive multitasking, and other "modern" features more than ten years
before Windows 95 made it to your local computer store. They're still
my pick for the best personal computers ever built (and yes, they are still
I've got a small collection
of political opinions you might enjoy reading. Some I wrote, and
some I found. I also have a similar collection of letters-to-the-editor.
I also have a small collection of answers
to trivial questions that have puzzled me, but weren't important
enough to look up. These answers, for the most part, have appeared serindipitously.
If you're bored, maybe you'll find them interesting.
If you are looking for an Electrical Engineer with a strong software development,
embedded systems, and networking background, take a look at my
resume. I'm not likely to want to leave Florida, though.
Graphics? You want fancy graphics? I don't have time for that.
I have a few pictures
you can look at, though.
If you are a robot harvesting email addresses for spammers, go
By the way, if you've heard the "censorship" claims about the Telecommunications
Act of 1996, but don't know what the fuss was about, you might want to
look at my
interpretation of the problem, where you will also be able to get
your own copy of the law.
Updated 2005 Jan 09 2250R
by Bob Johnson (afn01750 at afn dot org)
Copyright 1996 - 2005 Bob Johnson.
By the way, did you know that anything
you publish is automatically copyrighted, even if you don't put a copyright
notice on it?
If you are a spammer harvesting email addresses, please take
this one so I can identify your messages.