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This page contains links to some of the WWW pages that I use the most. I use it when I'm logged into a system where I don't have access to my bookmarks. It is divided into categories, and presented in outline form to speed up usage. You may always start at the UTD Home Page .

Photonic Crystals

  1. The largest bibliography of photonic crystal research can be found at Photonic and Acoustic Band-Gap Bibliography.
  2. Be sure to check out the website of one of the big names in photonic crystals, The Joannopoulos Research Group at MIT, including Steven Johnson's software Photonic Bands.


  1. Web link to MathWorks , the creator of MATLAB.
  2. Web link to PTC, home of MathCad.
  3. Web link to Wolfram Research , the creator of Mathematica.
  4. Web link to Waterloo Maple, the creator of Maple.


  1. The web page for the Microsoft Web Server is a good place to start if you need some info from Microsoft and aren't sure where to begin.
  2. Once the king of PC news and information, ZDnet, old home of PC Magazine and other popular PC publications, got swallowed up by Cnet.
  3. For help on PC hardware problems try Tom's Hardware Guide.
  4. Software sites that I frequent include Adobe, but not so much Symantec, and Corel anymore.
  5. Other sites that include useful add-ons and utilities for Windows include ThumbsPlus, and WinZip.


  1. I used to use Redhat but now use Ubuntu. For documentation, visit The Linux Documentation Project.
  2. If you want to try parallel computing using MPI, use either LAM or MPICH.
  3. Useful software sites include Octave, Scilab, and Vis5D.

PC Hardware

  1. Popular hardware sites include Intel and Dell.
  2. If looking for a motherboard replacement, check out ASUS, SuperMicro, and Tyan.
  3. For a video card try Nvidia. If you have a notebook computer, it's a good chance it will have Cirrus Logic video. Try Hauppauge if interested in video editing and TV on the PC.
  4. For hard drives, check out Seagate or Western Digital.
  5. For scanners and printers, I use Hewlett Packard and Epson.

PC Mail Order

  1. For general PC hardware and software try Newegg or CDW. Still around are PC Connection, and PC Zone.

Entertainment and Science Fiction

  1. Cinema Sites contains an extensive set of links to movie and TV info.
  2. Earth 2 is long gone, however Jessica Steen is still around.
  3. While it may have become a billboard for Amazon.com, The Internet Movie Database is the place to answer your movie trivia questions.
  4. Buying a DVD? Check first on DVD PriceSearch to find the lowest prices.


  1. Help look for E.T. trying to phone Earth with the SETI@home project.
  2. Visit the Astronomy Magazine home page for many cool astronomy links.
  3. The Space Telescope Science Institute is responsible for the Hubble Space Telescope .
  4. For NASA try the Nasa Homepage or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

News and Media

  1. The big online news services include CNN, MSNBC, and ABCNEWS.COM.
  2. For newspapers there is the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
  3. If you want to buy some books, check out Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


  1. Sports, sports, and nothing but sports …ESPN!
  2. Here's the home of my alma mater U.Va.
  3. Lost that package? Track it with FedEx, DHL, or UPS. Don't forget the US Post Office.
  4. For airline reservations I use Travelocity. If you live in the DFW area, visit either American Airlines or SouthWest Airlines.
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