Monday, September 29, 2003

As you may know, I'm somewhat interested in the business of providing educational materials on the World Wide Web. I recall reading, some time ago, that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was releasing some of its course materials into the wild (AKA the WWW). Well, without much fanfare, they've opened the floodgates, and there's a lot more to come: MIT for free, virtually | CNET

Here's the MIT link:

Happy learning!
I've always been interested in maps. With the advent of Geographic Information Services as a discipline, and with the support of the Internet, I'm really hooked. I ran across this link this evening: U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources

These Census Bureau folks really know how to get their data into the hands of the public in a useful way.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Consistency management among replicas in ad hoc networks: Re: [manet] Replication in wireless ad hoc networks
This is a nice list of MANET-related papers: Papers on Ad-hoc Multihop Wireless Networks
Well, life is pretty much back to normal around Casa de Wilson. Hurricane Isabel whipped through here Thursday night; we lost electrical service about 2200. We were very fortunate -- we didn't lose any trees or have any other property damage. The folks across the street lost the very large conifer that had been growing in their front yard. That tree had been planted nearly 20 years ago by the previous owners.

Electrical service was restored about 1900 yesterday (Friday). There are still a lot of people in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia without electrical service, so we were very lucky there, as well.

The federal government was shut down Thursday and Friday, so we've had a little time off to relax and get a few things done around the house.

Today and tomorrow are going to be consumed by dissertation work, and a little cleaning up needed to get the floors done in the three upstairs rooms.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for the reference to I wonder about "crazes" like this -- how many people are doing this?