A Magic Word that jumps you where
you may (or may not) wish to go.
You've entered a private web page, which you are invited to wander
through at your leasure. You are greeted as a Hacker here for one of two
reasons. Either 1) you have clicked on a word ("xyzzy") you did not know just
to find out what it did, or 2) you are hacker enough to have remembered
what "xyzzy" was, and where it came from.
I feel the first link you come across should allow you to E-mail me at
email@example.com with comments, or flames.
"Xyzzy" comes from an ancient computer game called "Adventure", where you
travelled through caves, and gather treasure. It was later marketted as
Zork - The Great Underground Empire. "Xyzzy" was a magic word that
transported you from the grate in the ground (where your adventure started)
to the cave-room that had the word "xyzzy" painted on the wall.
Why such random stuff is here.
I edit xyzzy.html (the file this page is based
on) in my personal laptop computer, and then upload
(or magically transport) it to the system. This way, I can put URL's
(Universal Resource Locators) that I run across in daily life, into
the file as I run across them. Then they're here in the Xyzzy
Page to remind me to look (magically transport myself) to them.
My Home Page is for Public Consumption,
and this page is for me - but I'm happy to share it. This
technique of uploading URL's I wish to check out allows me to hold down
my on-line time. If I find anything really useful (like some of the
"Electronic Commerce" stuff), I'll probebly put it on my regular Home Page.
Ozzie's World Cup
page. The USA/SWE
Florida Today "Next
Florida Today Launch Sked
Florida Today's STS-84
Johnny Bowles' PAFB
Launch Schedule page.
Hot Wheels Action Pack: JPL
Sojourner Mars Rover
Links from Orlando Hamfest, Packet Radio Dinner
- FADCA, the Florida Amateur Digital Communications Associatioin.
- Scott Edwards Electronics, (Seetron) folks who sell LCD screens
that accept serial data at 2400 or 9600 baud.
- APRS Maps, maps for Amateur Packet Reporting System,
a method of tracking people on PC maps who are transmitting their GPS generated positions.
- Microchip.com, software for single chip micro-controllers
programmed in a simple BASIC language
- Ham Radio Stuff:
PacComm Packet Radio Systems,
- Broadcast Stuff:
WMFE 90.7 FM,
Audio Reading Service,
Radio Canada Intl,
ORF (Austrian Radio),
Radio Austria Intl,
- Space Stuff:
SpacePort, USA (The visitor's center to
New SpacePort address,
The Kennedy Space Center),
Shuttle Home Page),
Shuttle Launch Viewing Info,
Space Systems pages @USC,
- Emergency Communications:
UN Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications,
Public Safety Wireless Advisory Committee,
Emergency Preparedness Canada,
EPIX, Emergency Preparedness Information eXchange,
Alachua County EOC,
HURICANE ZELDA, Alachua County,
Collier County EOC
- Maritime Communications, Maps & Navigation:
US Geodetic Survey,
Euro Maritime Coopeation Agency,,
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
here - it's really just fancy, authenticated E-Mail of highly formatted
DISA: Data Standards Interchange Assoc,
DISA (alt guess),
St Paul Software (EDI),
STC Corp (verbatum),
EDI World Magazine,
EDI World Magazine (alt),
Electronic Commerce World institute,
First Union Bank,
Computing Technology Industry Assoc,
Assoc of Amer RR,
Link Internet EDI,
- Random Stuff:
Let's hide an antenna!:
A Molded fibregalass statue manufactured,
Sleepy Valley Glass Works,
The WorldCon: The World Science Fiction Convention,
A Soccer Fan,
Women's Wear catalog
Adult sample photos,
More Adult Things,
A Japanese List,
- HTML Special
Having found a group of HTML Extentions, the question is, how many of them work,
and how many of them work in LYNX, the text-based web-browser.
Abrev: Abreviating TLA
Footnote: How do you know it's a Size 9?
IXC's? (Inter eXchange Carriers)
Different stypes of print, including bold, italics,
strike-out, Teletype font. H2O,
Same Experiments with alternate method
TLA Three Letter Acronyms
TANJ Ther Ain't No Justice
How do you know it's Size 9Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy,
BBC Radio 4, 1979.
For a tutorial introduction to HTML see:
For an introduction to forms within HTML see: An Instantaneous
Introduction to CGI Scripts and HTML Forms.
For general information about HTML, see
This web page is Copyright 1996, 2000 Robert
Any trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark
holder (though I personally don't respect any trademark holder
that holds me to putting in a disclaimer this ridiculous).
This is a test
Any characters at the end of this page are "artifacts" of the editing process. They are
Ctrl-Z's which fill the left over character spaces at the end of a file
processed by WordStar, or the MS Dos Edit program. Lynx programmers are
invited to direct their software to ignore any characters which follow
the "</HTML>" tag, which would take care of this
oops - I mean bug.
REGISTER TO VOTE!
(Florida Residents Only)
My congressman is:
Hon. Dave Weldon
15th Congressional District, Florida
Rm. 216 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
You can find out Who Your Representatives
You don't have to know things, if you know where to find out things. - Ozzie
IE Printed Headers & Footers.
The EWAN Home Page.
Download Page. The Emulator Without A Name
pretends you have a VT-100 text-only terminal in one of your Windows.
EWAN1052.ZIP <-- The actual Zip file for downloading.
A ws_FTP Download site.
Real Audio Software
Dealing with a bad Real Audio download
FTP Servers - 101
Scheduling FTP Transfers
Field Day Logging software from Canada.
mIRC Download site. Internet Relay Chat software.
Kira's Web Toolbox
NetScan, an Internet network utility program.
Pretty Good Privacy download site.
TrakSat 2.80 Download Site.
TrakSat 4.08 download site.
Traksat Home Page.
Timex DATA LINK Software Download Page.
Portable E-Mail software
Download Volo Viewer, a viewer for AutoCAD DWG Documents.
Eudora Lite E-mail software.
Opera Web Browser
Download, Windows 3.1
sofftware for Windos 95.
Download Site. My favorite shareware satellite tracking software.
Run Microsoft's FTP file Transfer Protocol program.
Run PuTTY.exe from the Floppy Disk you've brought from home.
Run PuTTY.exe from the Floppy Disk you've brought from it's home web site.
Run WS_ftp.exe from the Floppy you've brought from home.
If you need these programs, download them before you leave home, and transfer them to a Floppy.