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[Star Wars - The Text Version]
Are you sick of 3D graphics or slick Flash animation, well here's the site for you?
[Apple employee fired for thinking differently]
Good old Apple used to think differently, but things have changed.
[Chess super-computer beaten-up]
A shocking story of how Deep Blue, the computer which beat Gary Kasparov, was electronically beaten up by a Macintosh Performa 6400CD. It shows the vunerability of these supercomputers whose temprement can be a little fragile.

[Microsoft patents one's and zero's]
Well, it's happened. Microsoft have finally created a total monopoly on the Internet, and computer technology by patenting 0's and 1's. The only way forward is to use analogue computers, which use a whole range of values.

[Real-time TV]
Finally. It's here. Real-time TV on your computer. It's the greatest advance since, ... well, TV.
[Network Computing]
A good source of articles of the state-of-the-art in networking and the Internet.
[Integration with 2000]
An article on how to integrate almost any networking operating system with Windows 2000.
[Weaknesses in Active Directories]
An unbiased view from the leaders in the corporate file system field.
[Why Active Directory?]
Will the year 2001 be the year for active directories?
[JavaScript.com]
An intensive site, which is a little too cluttered (and, the last time I looked, has a little too much blue in the page).
[JavaScript src]
A similar site to the JavaScript.com site, but provides a good way to search of JavaScript code.
[DOC JavaScript]
If you're sick, you call the doctor. Well if your sick of JavaScript, maybe you should go here, and get your medicine (more JavaScript, sic!).
[Teleglobe]
Teleglobe are one of the leaders in the world in providing a backbone to the Internet.
[C&W]
Another of the leaders in the global Internet backbone providers.
[UUNET]
UUNet.
[BBNPlanet] [World] BBNPlanet.
[Top Stock]
The 50 best share buy which are likely to out-perform the rest of the stock market. Look out for the big IT companies such as Cisco, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nortel, Oracle, and Sun.
[Real Audio v. Windows Media Player - Audio]
Forget the hype. Here are real tests on the audio performance of the two main audio streaming formats.
[Real Audio v. Windows Media Player - The Matrix]
Here are real tests on the video performance of the two main video streaming formats.
[Net.net]
New.net is now challenging ICANN
New.net, a domain name registry created to meet the market demand for Web addresses. It has added ten new domain name extensions:
.arts,
.school,
.church,
.love,
.golf,
.auction,
.agent,
.llp,
.llc and
.scifi
[WAP Version 2.0]
The Wireless Application Protocol Forum has released version 2.0 of its Wap specification. The new specification include Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS). This will allow users to send messages similar to SMS messages on mobile phones but with the ability to add sounds.
[PDF file gets a virus]
While the world seems to be infected by virus contained within Microsoft products (first it was Word, then Excel, then Internet Explorer and now Outlook), it was thought that PDF files were immune from virus. Well thing again, and one has found its way into PDF files.
[Deep Blue]
He's 1.8 ton, and only eight years old (at the time of his greatest challenge), but he's a pretty mean chess player.

[The first match]
An easy win for Kasporov, after he had sussed his silicon-based opponent.
[Deep Blue Wins!]
Well they had to win sometime, didn't they? Every 18 months or so they double their processing power, and memory capacity, but good old humans stay the same. So Gary let them win a little. Well anyway he was up against a super supercomputer who could compute a million times faster than the best human, which didn't just have one processor it had a whole array of them. And, of course, it has it's technical team with it (just in case it made a wrong move). [Video clips] I think it's amazing that humans have managed to bear computers at chess for this long. Well we'll just have to find another game that they're not so good at. Maybe one that involves running, as they're not so good at that, especially when they're plugged into the mains.
[The RS/6000]
Fed up of getting socks and ties for your Christmas? Well this could be the best Christmas present you've ever had. It can even beat the best mind on the planet.
[Data Protection Act]
Are you worried about the details that organisations have on you? You should be. Check this link to find out what organisations are allowed to do.
[Dell.com]
I don't have a Dell anymore, but I miss the support that the Dell site gives users. When I had a Dell I could simply access my own customized page, and download drivers, and get help for my specific notebook. Now I have to sift through the #@^% [name with-held] site and find the odd updated driver, or help manual.
[Msn.com]
One of the great sites in the world, and just keeps getting better. It's beautifully functional, has dynamic content and is informational. Unfortunately my MSN agent has been mining me for information, and knows that I live in the UK, so it kindly re-directs me to the msn.co.uk site, which I do not want. The funny thing is that Internet Explorer redirects me to the msn.co.uk site, but NetScape Navigator does not.
This is also the place to get MSN Messenger, which is one the most useful pieces of software I have ever found.
Most accessed sites [Link]:
1

AOL Time Warner

2

Microsoft Sites

3

Yahoo!

4

Lycos

5

Excite Network

6

Human Internet

7

NBC Internet

8

Walt Disney

9

Infospace

10

Amazon

11

eBay

12

CNET Networks

13

AltaVista Network

14

X10.COM

15

Ask Jeeves

16

eUniverse Network

17

Real.com Network

18

Viacom Online

19

Napster Digital

20

GOOGLE.COM

Best sites [Link]:
1

Yahoo!

2

MSN

3

iWon

4

Excite

5

AOL.com

6

Netscape

7

Raging Bull

8

eBay

9

flipside.com

10

MSNBC

Related links

 

 


WWW pages

These pages outline how WWW pages change over the months. You may find them interesting, as I've also included some WWW page design tips.

My design tips

These pages try and illustrate some of the key tips on multimedia design.

 

My diary

In academia things are forever changing, and evolving so I though it would be a good idea to write down some of things that happen within a week. As always things are extremely busy, and, thanks to fast typing, it doesn't take too long to write to it.

Essays

This has been included to stimulate interest in the area of Computing and Computer Science, with interesting articles which show the importance of the subject area.

Cisco Academy

The School of Computing at Napier (Cisco@Napier) are a Regional and a Local Cisco Academy.
Cisco Page 
Cisco Reg. (Commercial) 
          Help T/Table 
Cisco Reg. (Student)
          Help T/Table  
Proposed MSc (PDF)
Semester 1 Syllabus
Semester 2 Syllabus
Semester 3 Syllabus
Semester 4 Syllabus
FAQs
Cisco Academy (Int.)
Cisco Academy
Examination Centre (Int.) 
Examination Centre
Certification 
Cisco Lab Pictures
Presentation
Curriculum

My favs

Some of my favoriate links.
Neil Young
Shawn Mullins
Runrig
My Top 15 Songs
Virgin Radio
DVD
CDs
My Top 10 Films
Internet Telephone

Quizzes

A few quizzes for you to try.
Pub challenge
Hangman
Subnetting
IQ Test

Napier

Some Napier links.
Home Page
Craiglockhart Campus
School of Computing

Computer Engineering

Links for the Computer Engineering II module.
Home Page
[Motherboard]
[Hub based]
[Cache systems]
[Memory]
[PCI]
[SCSI]
[AGP]
[Presentation - Hub-based]
[Presentation - PCI]
[Presentation - SCSI]
[Presentation - AGP]
[1999/2000] [Ans]
[2000/2001] [Ans]

Just a bit of fun

As it says ...

My ramblings

These are little bits of ramblings that will hopefully grow one day into bigger essays. They tend to be ramblings which I've done in the past, and just inserted them here.

Code snippets

A few pages which might be of use for student projects.

Exams

Exam library.
CNDS 1999/00: PDF [Ans]
CNDS 2000/01: PDF [Ans]
ADC 1998/99: PDF RTF 
ADC 1997/98: PDF RTF
DCC 1999/00: PDF RTF
DCC 1998/99: PDF RTF
DCC 1997/98: PDF RTF
DCC 1996/97: PDF RTF
DCC 1995/96: PDF RTF
CEng 1999/00 PDF [Ans]
CEng 2000/01 PDF [Ans]
MSD 1997/98: PDF RTF
MSD 1996/97: PDF RTF
MSD 1995/96: PDF RTF
MSc 1998/99: PDF RTF
MSc 1997/98: RTF

Teaching Companies

Viasystems
Seven Layer Communications.
Holder Technologies (/Just Phone).

My Design Studio

They may be a little rough and ready, but these are a few of my animations.
Huffman
Network IQ
Hangman
Subnetting
CSMA/CD
Network Test
Making an Intranet
Digital Modulation
Demo test
Napier Lava Lamp
Ramblings
Sonic
Wild West Hero
Some Pics
WWW page design
Videos
My Pics [Again]
Favs
Book covers
Book advert
Cisco
ECBS
Internet of the future
Banner
Disappearing Int
Projects
FDTD
ECBS Conference
Intro to Networks
Network Fund
Ethernet
ATM
TCP/IP
UDP/TCP
WWW
Security
Firewalls
Electronic Mail
Advanced PC Arch.
Pictures
Contact
CV
Exams
Question form

Design Studio - Banner graphics

These are little bits of graphics that are used in banners, or to add a little bit of interest to a page.

top_nos.swf [used in nos]
top_cnds.swf [used in cnds]
top_videos.swf
top_favs.swf
book_cbook.swf [used in cv]
book_jbook.swf [used in cv]
book_nbook.swf [used in cv]
top_research.swf [used in res]
top_cengii.swf [used in CEngII]
book_advert_dist.swf
book_advert_adarc.swf
cisco_banner.swf
top.swf
shock/top_books.swf
computing.swf
shock/billpage.swf
shock/top_movie.swf
shock/top_home.swf
shock/top_contact.swf
shock/top_cv.swf
shock/top_my_family.swf
ecbs/ecbs_top.swf
ecbs/top_home.swf
speaker.swf [Not my graphic]
flash_bullet.swf
flash_bubble.swf

 

Design Studio - Front page graphics

These are large areas of graphics which typically fill most of the page. They are typically used to show some animations, or to contain the main links.

essay_33.swf [used in Essay 33]
essay_34_title.swf [used in Essay 34]
essay34.swf [used in Essay 34]
essay_34_01.swf [used in Essay 34]
essay32_title.swf
[used in Ess 32]
cisco.swf

macmillan.swf
book_advert.swf
cisco_presentation.swf
CNDS notes
CNDS main
shock/books.swf
shock/cv.swf
shock/books_main.swf
shock/contact.swf
shock/favs.swf
shock/research.swf
shock/diss.swf
shock/diss_int.swf
shock/past_exam.swf
shock/books2.swf
shock/movies.swf
shock/projects.swf
shock/spot.swf
shock/projectshome.swf
ecbs/ecbs.swf
ecbs/ecbs_pics.swf
ecbs/ecbs_main.swf
www_pages/www.swf
www_pages/www_difference.swf
macmillan/main.swf


Design Studio - Photographs

These contain photographs, which give a good opportunity to use the full power of Flash.

pics.swf
shock/my_pics.swf
flash_pics/newpics.swf
shock/pictures.swf
shock/pictures2.swf

Design Studio - Quizzes

These, again, show the power of Flash. Most of these are experimental; so that I can investigate the usage of on-line tests.

subnet_ex1.swf
subnet_ex3.swf
network_iq.swf
subnet_ex2.swf
subnet_ex4.swf
new_iq_test.swf
flash_and_xml.swf
Computing test
Networks test

Design Studio - Fun graphics

Fun, or taken from elsewhere and changed, a bit.

lava.swf
hangman.swf
quiz.swf
Quiz1.swf

Design Studio - Forms

An annoying feature in HTML-based forms is the time that it takes to go from one option field to another. Flash reduces this problem, and integrates well with the rest of the page. Unfortunately Flash is still weak on displaying text!

form_cnds_project_question.swf
form_nos_project_question.swf

Design Studio - Educational

These are experimental and in most cases are basically PowerPoint slides converted to Flash. The FDTD demo is interested as it is based on my research from years ago.

shock/fdtd.swf
goals.swf

shock/ethernet.swf
cnds01.swf
cnds02.swf
shock/dig_mod.swf
cnds03.swf
cnds04.swf
cnds05.swf
cnds06.swf
cnds07.swf
nos01.swf
nos02.swf
nos03.swf
nos04.swf
nos05.swf
nos06.swf
nos07.swf
shock/compeng.swf

Design Studio - Help

A few little help pages.

www.swf
www_page.swf
research_summary.swf
flash_with_text.swf
flash_example_text.swf

Design Studio - Streaming video/sound

Flash is excellent at streaming and synchronizing video with sound. Here's a few of my fun experiments.

shock/music.swf
shock/music_wildwesthero.swf
shock/music_fudgeman.swf
scots_words/aff_yer_heid.swf

scots_words/big_licks.swf
scots_words/bluttered.swf
scots_words/eejit.swf
scots_words/gallus.swf
scots_words/swatch.swf
scots_words/bevvy.swf

Design Studio - Misc.

Bits and pieces I found lying about.

shock/test01.swf
shock/cnds.swf
shock/cnds1.swf

Research

Abstracts
Comments

My Report Card

Research - Current (MPhil/PhD)

Baysian Method
Generic framework

Research - General

RSA Method (MPhil)
Embedded (PhD)
Mobile Agents (MSc)
Gigabit Ethernet
(MSc)
Programmable Router (MSc)

Ideas?

Disappearing Internet 
  (HTML/PPT/PDF)
Making Agents (PPT)

Fossils

Overview (PPT)
Neural Networks
Network Modelling
Intelligent Design   
Intelligent Design (PCB)
EM Field Modelling
[GIF anim/ Flash

ECBS

Home Page [Flash][Flash]
2001 Call for Papers
Conference Pictures [Flash]
Standards Workshop Report
Final Programme (PDF)
Delegate list (PDF)
Themed issue of Computer Engineering on
ECBS Standards Workshop Programme (PDF)

Old pages (May 2001)

WWW pages change so fast, so I've saved a few from the past. I appreciate that May 2001 is really a long time ago, but it's a long time in the life of the WWW.
Home page
Home page [10 Aug 2001 before the new graphic]
NOS
Books
CNDS
Projects

Home pages and others

WWW pages change so fast, so I've saved a few from the past. I appreciate that Jan 2001 is really a long time ago, but it's a long time in the life of the WWW.
Home page (don't know)
Home page (don't know)
Home page (Oct 2000)
Home page (Dec 2000)
Home page (Jun 2001)
ADC book
Contact
DCC
Disclaimer
Dist Book
Ramblings
Ramblings
Research
Research1
Research2
Research3
Research4
Research5
My Favs.
Trillion dollar

Message windows

I used to have small windows which would pop-up when the user clicked on a message graphic. If you're interested, here they are.
Message (Main)
Message (Books)
Message (CNDS)
Message (My Pics)
Message (Research)
Message (CISCO)

Others

Other pages, which I haven't found a home for, or they just exist on their own.
WAP page
Copyright page

 

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