Some External Web Sites.
For your reference, the following are some interesting or useful
external links: Only a few of these load fast at "dial up" speed.
Such as: the trip report on Fadal and HAAS by Alan Frisbie,
and The "Cold War Warrior" by Maurice F. Crommie. We
can not currently find the "Cold War Warrior" on the
As of 050130-1602 all of the following sources linked,
and many returned with the Internet Explorer BACK function, and
others by Microsoft RED X.
LTEK is a user of Betatronics RS232 Isolators.
Source of "form taps" good taps but web site hard to use.
A useful coolant --- Blasocut 2000 Universal Art 870.
Taps, etc. EMUGE has a large printed tap drill chart. I can
not find reference to this chart on the web site, but at
least the web site gives you contact information.
An ASCII Alphabet table showing ASCII conversion to Decimal, Hexadecimal, Octal, and HTML
Discussion of a 1997 tour of HAAS and Fadal plants by Alan Frisbie.
Frequently asked questions. Some useful parts are:
--- Ethernet pin assignments section 3.8 and 3.9.
--- Propagation delay section 3.11.
--- Physical layer section 3.1.
--- IEEE Specifications section 2.5.
Discussion on HUB, SWITCH, and ROUTER
then pick SWITCH/HUB or ROUTER
A switch source (for example EF3116)
Another switch source (for example series 2950)
Leap year, several references. This was a big issue several years ago because
many computer algorithms for date were wrong.
One reference I found at that time was "The Handy Space Answer Book", see Calendar
Some side bits --- Columbus discovered America in 1492 on October 12 (Ann Arbor
library reference section said that October 12 was in Columbus' log). This was
under the Julian calendar. From the Space Book p258 "By 1582, under the Julian
calendar, the beginning of spring" (vernal equinox) "had moved back to March 11
The Gregorian calendar introduced a 10 day shift and eliminated leap years
on those centuries not evenly divisible by 400. Thus, 1600, 2000, 2400, etc.
are leap years, but not the intervening centuries.
Under the Julian calendar the autumnal (fall) equinox was approximately Sept.
13 or 14 in 1492. Thus, Columbus arrived about 28 days after the equinox. Someone
can research this and give me an exact value. So if we count days from the
equinox this year, then a more accurate date relative to the seasons would be
22 October for the date Columbus discovered America.
George Washington's birthday, 1732, brings up a different aspect. By the way,
how do you remember 1732, this is the square root of 3 and Washington's birth year.
From my high school physics teacher, Max Irland. Generally in the English world
the Gregorian calendar was not adopted until Sept. 3/14 1752 (Funk & Wagnalls
under calander). Washington was born Feb. 11, 1732 under the Julian calendar, and
Feb. 22 under the Gregorian Calendar. Some internet sites can be found from
( but site is not working 14 March 2004)