by David L. Harris
Washington Apple Pi Journal, reprint
On the Pi's TCS bulletin board system I randomly post
URLs (addresses of Web sites) that intrigue me. If you have
an Internet connection and a Web browser, you can go to any
of these places yourself. If you have paid your $20
additional for a TCS membership you can see the newest
Random URLs on the "Explorer Service & Internet" board
of the General Conference. The URL of the TCS is
If you already use the TCS you can probably skip this
Here are some of the URLs I've posted recently. They are
all working at the time this article was written, but by the
time you read it, who knows? Due to the limitations of
printing them, some may wrap to a second line. Make sure you
get the entire URL&emdash;they are surrounded by < and
Web browser; if it is, you may get extra cookies or
advertising on those pages. Some of the descriptions are
taken from the sources where I get the URLs. And I usually
end my lists with humor (of sorts).
Have a gander:
Exhibition of High Speed Photography
"High-speed projectiles, breaking glass, and hot plates
were used in some of the projects."
Anatomy of a Telephone Call
It may seem simple to you, but understanding the
mechanics of a telephone call can be quite enlightening.
Classical music reference site
(may want lots of cookies)
Gramofile is a rich database of over 250,000 classical
music reviews from the magazine Gramophone.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Native American sites
Aztecs, Incas, etc.
Air Force One
Take a look inside the world's most famous plane.
On Land, At Sea, In the Air
Resource site for the Global Position System and the
Global Navigation Satellite System: news, forums, photos and
Wind and Sea: the Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Mom's Guide to College
A distillation of the most important advice from one
person's perspective as a faculty member, advisor, and
Human Bone in Tibetan rituals
Dead People Server
Remember whatshername? She was famous! What ever happened
to her? Is she dead yet? Find out here. Palm Pilot version
The Sea Slug Forum
"This is a site where you can ask questions and post
information on nudibranchs and related sea slugs such as
bubble-shells, sea hares and side-gilled slugs."
The Huggies Diapers & Baby Wipes site, where you can
get information on everything baby.
Epinions: reviews of things, by actual users
Angrybox is a place you can vent and complain about
services and companies or whatever you have a beef
Looking for a nice close-up of a bark beetle to show your
forestry class? Need a shot of bamboo or acacia for your
educational Webpage? Look no further…
The Museum of E-Failure
The Museum of E-Failure bears witness to the dot.bomb
phenomenon, presenting the last images of the front pages of
failed Websites. Catch them before they disappear.