Websites to check out

“A model of Internet topology using k-shell decomposition” by Carmi, Shai et al.


Aah.. the internet. Source of information, whimsy, fun, communication…

And garbage and ugliness


How to sort? How to best budget our time online? These may be the questions of the 21st century. Here are some sites I suggest:

Real news or fake news?

In addition to amazing free resources, the internet is home to charlatans, haters and scam artists. is an independent website dedicated to fact-checking urban legends, news and the internet. They do not take funds from political parties, religious groups,  or government agencies.

A remarkable look at the internet

The Internet Archive (also known as the WayBack Machine) is a nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials. They have archived 298 billion web pages. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Health and medical sites

Mayo Clinic

Center for Disease Control

Medical Library Association


Interesting and Geeky

Timeline of the Universe

Cool timelines and geeky infographics

Fun stuff

Watch this video on “Stuff”

Just the Right Amount of Wrong

Ten Great Walks in Oakland

Where in the hell is Matt?

Baby Name Wizard

Other resources

USDA Food Composition Databases (nutritional composition of 200,000+ foods)

Khan Academy (math resources)

Publications available from the US government

Find your US Representative

California Advanced Directive Form

Find any state’s Advanced Directive Form


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