This page was originally intended as a way of keeping track of any
good papers and articles, mostly computer-related,
that I've downloaded from the Internet. However, that got to be more trouble
than it's worth - I can always look up a paper using a search engine - so I've
mostly been adding links to collections of papers and articles, e.g., magazines
with on-line articles, E-zines, etc. There is lots of good stuff out there -
Computing-related blogs are found under Computers.
Political blogs are found under Politics.
- AKMA's Random Thoughts
- A Bit of Brie
- C Street.us
Variance - "random samplings from a universe of ideas".
- "Out of the Crooked Timber
of Humanity, No Straight Thing was Ever Made."
- Ed Brayton's
Dispatches from the
Culture Wars - "Thoughts From the Interface of Science, Religion,
Law and Culture".
- Edge - "to promote inquiry into and
discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary
issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement
- Scarlett's Fastidious
& Precise - "a lyric from Queen's song 'Killer Queen'".
- Fighting OCD - "A journal
of my fight with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)".
- Steven D. Levitts and Stephen J. Dubner's
"The Hidden Side of Everything" (with guest bloggers).
- Elizabeth Measday's In for the
Long Haul - caring for animals and seeking to become a veterinarian.
- Jamie Zawinski's jwz - the
- Dr. Frank Mondimore's MoodNews -
various postings about research into depression.
- David Dobbs's Neuron
Culture - "on science, nature, culture".
- Leonard Richardson's News You Can
- John Dufresne's
Occasional Web Log
- Forrest Maready's The OCD
Alien - "An Alien Observes the Human User Experience".
- Stephanie Dray's Peaks and
Valleys - "Writing, Politics, and Minutia".
- Elayne Riggs' Pen-Elayne
on the Web - must be a Beatles fan!
- Theo's Impressions &
Such - "speaking with much energy for the good of others is
- Wilson's Blogmanac -
"Think universally, Act terrestrially". (The blog for
Almanac, a daily E-zine.)
- freshnews.org - "fresh tech news
from around the net". Recent headlines from a bunch of technology web
Various and Sundry
Gadgets and Games
Handhelds and PDAs
- Librenix - "Information for Linux
- LinuxInsider.Com -
"Linux News & Information from Around the World".
- Linux Links - "The Linux
- LinuxPlanet -
"A Guide to the Linux Operating System".
- WinPlanet - "Software Downloads
and Reviews for the Small Business".
Web Design and Development
- Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox -
"Current Issues in Web Usability".
- A List Apart - "For people who
- Anne van Kesteren - "Weblog
about Markup & Style".
- Shirley Kaiser's
Brainstorms & Raves -
"almost daily notes about web design, development, standards,
typography, music, and anything else".
- Richard Rutter's clagnut -
"stick around why don't you".
- Jeffrey Zeldman's The Daily
Report - "web design news & info since 1999".
- Vincent Flanders'
Sucker - "Examples of Bad Web Design".
- Les Orchard's 0xDECAFBAD -
"It's all spinning wheels and self-doubt until the first pot of coffee."
- Digital Web
- evolt.org - "Workers of the Web,
- Evan Goer's
- Patrick Griffiths' HTML Dog
- Molly Holzschlag's molly.com
- Heather Measday's
Myteknowledgy - "Where I
share my Tek-Knowledge - Design, Fun Stuff, Cool Links, Awesome Imagery,
Help and Support".
- Jeremy Flint's Red Hot and Daily
- John Battelle's Searchblog -
"Thoughts on the intersection of search, media, technology, and more."
- Dan Cederholm's SimpleBits
- Douglas Bowman's Stopdesign
- Eric Meyer's Thoughts From Eric -
- Paul McJones' Dusty
Decks - "Preserving historic software".
- InformIT - articles, book
- Mappa.Mundi Magazine -
from 1999 to 2001, "examined how we see and use the Internet via an
eclectic mix of articles about technology, history, and the future of
- ACM's Queue -
"in-depth articles and insightful columns written by accomplished
software engineers, as well as interviews with legends (and future
legends) in the field."
- ACM's Ubiquity -
- anacrusis - "101-word
stories by Brendan Adkins ... Fiction for the Attention-Deprived".
- FanFiction.Net - "unleash your
imagination and free your soul". Fan-written stories for books, video
games, TV shows, movies, and so on.
- The Practical Press -
"The place where bloggers come to be creative -- fiction, poetry,
drama, screenplays, art, photos, literary reviews and discussion,
we do it all."
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
- "Boulder Data
Interchange Format" by Lincoln Stein - is a brief overview of and
manual for a PERL-friendly, data interchange format for genome analysis
software. The PERL objects? Boulders, stones, and pebbles (nested
stones), of course!
on Molecular Genetics by Denise Casey, for the Department
of Energy - an excellent, fairly detailed overview of the Human Genome
Project. I've seen so many links to it, would it be fair to call it a
"classic" in the field? (The link above is to the 1992 version of the
primer. An updated, but abridged,
edition is available.)
Introduction to Biocomputing" by David Steffen -
is the informative introduction to the
the Genome" by David B. Searls - includes a description of his RSVP
(Rapid Sequence Visualization in PostScript), a suite of PostScript
programs that perform preliminary sequence analysis and generate
graphic output. The programs also run on any computer that has a
PostScript interpreter, so you're not restricted to a printer!
Importance of Standards and Componentry in Meeting the Genome
Informatics Challenges of the Next Five Years" by Nathan Goodman,
Steve Rozen, and Lincoln Stein - discusses the benefits of building
tools in a modular fashion with standardized interfaces between the
modules and proposes a study of the existing practices and of ways
of merging them into some type of cohesive standard. (Also see
Case for Componentry in Genome Information Systems" by the same
History & Literature
- Early America
Review, "A Journal of Fact and Opinion on the People,
Issues and Events of 18th Century America".
- H-Net Humanities and Social
Sciences Online: Discussion Lists - "H-Net's e-mail lists function
as electronic networks, linking professors, teachers and students in an
egalitarian exchange of ideas and materials."
- George Mason University's History News
Network (HNN) - "Because the Past is the Present, and the Future
too." A web site with lively discussions whose mission is "to help
put current events into historical perspective."
- Drew Curtis' FARK.com - "[A]t this
rate by the end of the year there will be more people reading Fark than
will be alive on the planet at that time. It will be interesting to see
how that works out."
- Worth1000 - "the top creative
competition and photoshop contest site on the web."
- Libarynth - "a parafictional,
semifunctional (deeply InterTwingled) collection of documents,
notes and RandomNess in the smouldering rubble of babel."
Squeeze a few religious blogs in here so I don't forget them ...
- Robert M. Jeffers' Adventus
- Nadia Bolz-Weber's
Lutheran - "The cranky spirituality of a postmodern Gal. Emerging
church à la Luther."
- John Shore - "Trying God's Patience
- Slacktivist -
"Knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend".
(Slacktiverse, at the
original Slacktivist web site, is now a community blog discussing many
of the same topics.)
Less Frequently Read
Every So Often (A-L)
- alicublog - "[I]ts editors
pen somber, Shackletonian missives from their lonely arctic outpost."
- Eric Alterman's
"Is this the right room for an argument?"
- American Politics
Journal - "Opinion * Invective * Satire".
- BadTux the Snarky
Penguin - "Spreading the word of the Great Penguin since 2004".
- BartCop - "Political Humor and
Commentary". RIP, Bartcop
- Dean Baker's Beat
- CathiefromCanada -
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Blog, blog against the dying
of the light."
- Corrente - "If you have 'no
place to go,' come here!"
- The Crisis Papers - "News,
Opinion and Commentary from the Progressive Internet", edited by
Ernest Partridge, Ph.D. and Bernard Weiner, Ph.D.
- d r i f t g l a s s -
"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." (Ray
- Kevin Drum at
- Marcy's Emptywheel
- Atrios' Eschaton - manning
the ramparts for more than a decade.
- Len's First Door on the
Left - "If you can read this, thank a teacher."
- First Draft - "Writing
is only real on the first draft". (Adrastos, Athenae, and Jude)
Greenwald on Security and Liberty at The Guardian.
- Juan Cole's Informed Comment -
"Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion".
- General J. C. Christian's
Jesus' General - "An 11
on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender".
Klein - on The Washington Post's
- Steve Soto's The Left
Coaster - "An outside-the-Beltway perspective on current events,
politics, media, and the arts. We are proud to be part of the
Every So Often (M-Z)
- Tom Tomorrow's This Modern
- MyDD - "Direct Democracy for People
Powered Politics", by Jerome Armstrong et al.
- Swopa's Needlenose
- Pandagon -
by Amanda Marcotte et al.
- The Reality-Based Community -
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts",
by Mark Kleiman et al.
- Attaturk's, Champollion's, DeDurkheim's, and Loquitur's
Rising Hegemon -
"Angst-Filled Missives on the Fate of American Democracy ..."
- Seeing the Forest -
"For the Trees".
- Demosthenes' Shadow of the
Hegemon - "I'm your great, great Blogfather, and I'm going to show
you how things really works. Look grateful."
- Jim Wright's Stonekettle
Station - "Don't just embrace the crazy, sidle up next to it
and lick its ear."
- Bruce Garrett's The Story
So Far ...
- Susie Madrak's Suburban
Guerrilla - "Keeping a jaundiced eye on the corporate media."
- Jeralyn Merritt's TalkLeft -
"The Politics of Crime".
- TomPaine.com -
"The best progressive insight and action. All day."
- t r u t h o u t - "Fearless,
Independent News and Opinion".
- Jonathan Turley -
Res ipsa loquitur ("The thing itself speaks")
- Steve Clemons' The
- Maru's WTF Is It
Now?!? - great pictures!
- Some Guy With a Website -
"Cartoons & Commentary from August J. Pollak".
People to See and Places to Go
- CounterPunch -
"Tells the Facts, Names the Names".
- Mother Jones -
"Smart, Fearless Journalism".
- The Nation
covers political and social issues. It has the full text of selected
articles from the current and back issues.
- "The Alternate View" -
"cutting-edge science" columns by physicist John G. Cramer from the
pages of Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine.
Scientist - "The Magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific
- Discover -
a popular science magazine.
on Science and Society - a collection of monthly essays from
- Hot A.I.R. - "Rare and
well-done tidbits from the Annals of Improbable Research".
- New Scientist
(the British counterpart to Science News?) also has the
full text of selected articles, both from the current issue and from
The articles are aimed at the interested layman and cover a broad
range of scientific subjects.
- Perspectives on
Science and Christian Faith - a publication of the American
Scientific Affiliation. If you explore the web site, you'll find a
number of on-line articles and book reviews.
- Science News -
"the weekly newsmagazine of science".
- Scientific American -
scientific paradise - for the layman, more or less.
- SciTech Daily Review - "science,
technology, future developments, innovations, implications".
Inquirer - published by the Committee for the Scientific
Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CISCOP).
- Jason Rosenhouse's
"Commentary on the endless dispute between evolution and creationism."
- John Wilkins' Evolving
Thoughts - "Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate!"
- The Panda's Thumb -
"dedicated to explaining the theory of evolution, critiquing the
claims of the anti-evolution movement, and defending the integrity
of science education in America and around the world."
- P.Z. Myers'
"Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a
- Larry Moran's Sandwalk -
"Strolling with a Skeptical Biochemist".
- DeSmogBlog - "Clearing
the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science".
- The Oil Drum -
"Discussions about Energy and Our Future."
- RealClimate -
commentary on "climate science by working climate scientists
for the interested public".
- Carl Zimmer's The
Loom - genetics and science tattoos!