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Links to some useful sites.



math
MATHWORLD

a handy reference for anything mathematical.


http://mathworld.wolfram.com
DR. MATH

unload your mathematical headaches on math professors, and get responses in a few days. they respond about half the time, unless you give them something too hard. and it's a free service! how cool is that?


http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
WAVELETS TUTORIAL

an introduction to wavelets that's actually comprehensible, thank god. still helps if you have some prior experience with fourier analysis, or better yet, an introductory signal processing course.


http://engineering.rowan.edu/~polikar/WAVELETS/WTtutorial.html
MATLAB PRIMER

kermit sigmon's very accessible tutorial on how to use matlab. just the important basics you need to know.


http://math.ucsd.edu/~driver/21d-s99/matlab-primer.html
MATHEMATICA BASICS I

the basics of how to use mathematica to solve problems.


http://www.colorado.edu/ITS/docs/scientific/mma/basics/
MATHEMATICA BASICS II

another great mathematica tutorial.


http://www.indiana.edu/~statmath/math/mma/gettingstarted
TeX TUTORIAL

what is TeX you ask? it's a useful typesetting format that allows you to type mathematical notation (e.g. summations, matrix brackets, integrals) very easily, and produce beautiful Postscript and PDF documents. nice to know.


http://abel.math.harvard.edu/computing/latex/manual/texman.html


tech
SLASHDOT

where geeks go for daily news.


http://slashdot.org
ANANDTECH

in-depth reviews and testbenching of the latest computer hardware on the market. if you're building or tweaking your own computer, you can frequent this site to find out what parts are hot.


http://www.anandtech.com/
TOM'S HARDWARE

similar to anandtech, but perhaps with a greater sense of appreciation for fooling with the insides of your computer (e.g. modding, overclocking). you might be interested in the clear step-by-step tutorials on how to build your own ultimate computer for cheap money.


http://www.tomshardware.com/


test-prep
NUMBER2.COM

100% FREE preparation for the SAT, ACT, and GRE.


http://number2.com
GRE WORDLIST

1162 most frequently found words on the GRE. Compiled by Oleg Smirnov.


http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wwu/downloads/wordlist.xls
VOCAB BUILDER

5600 GRE words. Multiple choice format testing, pretty good. Shareware, but lasts for 100 runs. By that time your test will probably be long over.


http://www.insoluz.com/Vocab/Vocab%20Builder.zip


programming
EMACS QUICK REF

handy emacs quick reference.


http://vertigo.hsrl.rutgers.edu/ug/emacs_qref.html
JAVA API

the sine qua non java reference.


http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/api/index.html
JAVADOC TUTORIAL

the linked tutorial will teach you a particular syntax for commenting java code, which will result in generated webpages explaining what your code does in a style identical to that of sun's java api. great way to out-do your classmates, who will think you're crazy.


http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/writingdoccomments/index.html
VI REF

all vi commands known to man. unwieldly interface, but if you know what you're looking for, you can search for text strings on the webpage with your browser (e.g. CTRL+F for internet explorer) and you'll probably get something.


http://www.vmunix.com/~gabor/vi.html


web design
MATT'S PERL SCRIPTS

"Matt's Script Archive." a hodgepodge of perl cgi scripts essential to website design, including discussion forums, guestbooks, counters, credit card verifiers, and more. and all FREE!


http://www.scriptarchive.com/
PHP/MYSQL

a really really great tutorial on php, mysql, and using php and mysql in combination to easily create database-powered webpages.


http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/programming/php/tutorials/tutorial4.html
BARE BONES HTML

two years ago when i decided to teach myself web programming, this was the HTML reference i frequented most. concise.


http://werbach.com/barebones/barebones.html
HTML COLORS

good color choices can make for a much more pleasant web experience. to help me choose colors, i use this link. why this one? because it tells me names of colors instead of hexadecimal values no one can interpret or remember.


http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colornames.asp
CSS TUTORIALS

if you plan to make a long-term site which has more than a few webpages, read this link first! it'll save you lots of time! css stands for cascading style sheets, which are basically style templates for your webpages. rather than changing all the color tags and alignment properties and fonts each time you want to give your site a new look, you just tweak a separate css file which contains style properties of your choice.


http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
SSI INCLUDES

ssi includes let you insert html code from a text file into a webpage. this is extremely useful if you want multiple webpages to have the same characteristics, such as a header or footer.


http://www.vortex-webdesign.com/help/intro_ssi.htm


products
THINKGEEK

cool geeky gadgets and clothing. here's my wish list :)


http://www.thinkgeek.com
TSHIRTHELL

wacky and offensive t-shirts. here's my wishlist.


http://www.tshirthell.com