Linkdump

March 6th, 2003 Comments Off on Linkdump

Those are some interesting links I found while browsing the Web in the last weeks (yes, I’m too busy to blog properly these days):

Technology and science:

The Coad Letter
A series of special reports written for business and technical leaders within the IT community. Topics which include test-driven development, modeling, and agile processes.
Analysis: SQL Slammer
A report on the SQL Slammer worm that infected the Internet in late January.
Windows Server 2003: The Road To Gold
A series of articles on the challenges of the Windows NT team at Microsoft.
Swarm Intelligence: An Interview with Eric Bonabeau
As the title says, an interview with a leader in the field of swarm intelligence.
Shared Data, Diverse Applications
“Generalise your data. Specialise your apps. Computing nirvana will follow.”
The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux
A compilation of equivalent Linux resources for some Windows functionality; includes, amongst other things, whom to blame for the system problems.
Internet’s Main Root Server Saturated By 98%: Should You Be Concerned?
An interview with Duane Wessels about a study on the integrity of the root DNS servers.
Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher
“For me it remains an open question whether [this work] pertains to the realm of mathematics or to that of art.” — M. C. Escher.
XP passwords rendered useless
A way to circunvent Windows XP password protection using the Windows 2000 CD. Talk about “Trustworthy Computing”!
‘Supertasters’ diet raises cancer risk
An article arguing that people with a stronger sense of taste are more susceptible to cancer.

Resources:

Blackmask Online
Thousands of online books.
HyperDictionary
A hyperlinked dictionary based on Webster on other freely available dictionaries. Interesting, albeit limited.

Entertainment:

A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia
Interesting facts about words in a lot of different languages.
Build the best paper airplane in the world
Intructions and diagrams to build a cool paper airplane.
Children of Dune
The sequel to the Dune TV mini-series. The trailers are quite cool.

Other:

Which Price is Right?
An article about the problem of finding the right selling price of your product.

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