HHC (Hewlett-Packard Handheld Conference) - An annual meeting of
users of Hewlett-Packard handheld calculators/computers, sometimes hosted by Hewlett-Packard
dedicated to getting the most from Hewlett-Packard calculators, exploring new directions in calculator technology, and
documenting the history of calculator technology and the user community.
HPCC (Handheld And Portable
Computer Club) - Based in England; again devoted to getting the most from
Hewlett-Packard handheld and portable computers.
TeX Users Group -
Dedicated to getting the most out of the TeX typesetting system which was
designed by Donald Knuth in the late 1970's and still the ultimate in high-quality
mathematical and other typesetting.
Friends of Tuva -
Dedicated to spreading interest in Tuva and its culture, with particular interest in
khoomei (throat singing).
Interest in this small central-Asian republic (formerly Tannu Tuva) was stimulated by
the renowned theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate
Medieval and Renaissance Music and Instruments
Medieval Music & Arts Foundation -
A very comprehensive source of information designed to bring early music to the
FAQ's on the nature of Medieval and Renaissance music, recordings, concerts, etc.
Also information on traditional world music.
Musica Antiqua -
An early-music performing group at Iowa State University.
Includes a guide to Medieval and Renaissance instruments,
and links to other early-music resourses.
Harry Partch - American composer (1901-1974) who turned away from conventional
musical traditions, devised a scale with 43 tones to the "octave", built his own
instruments, and produced many compositions often based on folk elements.
Among the many web sites are:
(by Jonathan Szanto, who worked with Partch) - Historical notes; information on
recordings and performances; details on some of Partch's compositions.
Railroads and Model Railroading, especially Trolleys and Interurbans
National Model Railroad Association -
Founded in 1935; devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of
Organization information; model railroad standards; directory of World-Wide Rail Sites.
The Model Train Magazine Index -
An index to model railroad magazines from 1933 to the present.
Allows searches by magazine, category, title, author, etc.
- Product news and other items from Kalmbach Publishing Co., publisher of
Model Railroader, Trains, and other magazines.
Orange Empire Railway Museum (Perris, CA)
- One of the largest operating railroad museums; has the largest collection of
streetcars and interurbans from the Los Angeles area as well as other steam, Diesel,
and electric equipment.
Site includes a "virtual trip" on one of the museum's operating trolleys.
Illinois Railway Museum (Union, IL)
- Another of the largest operating railroad museums; has an extensive collection of
midwest streetcars and interurbans as well as steam and Diesel equipment.
History, equipment rosters, newsletters, projects in progress, schedules of operation,
Illinois Traction Society -
Devoted to study and recollections of the now-gone Illinois Traction / Illinois Terminal
Produces a magazine, newsletter, and calendar, and holds a meeting
every spring in cities and towns where the railroad operated.
South Shore Line
(Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad) -
Generally considered the last surviving interurban line in the United States,
now owned and operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.
History, map, schedules, fares, and other information.
- St. Louis' light rail system which opened in 1993 and doubled in length in 2001.
See also . . .
Citizens for Modern Transit (St. Louis, MO)
- A transit support group which has been instrumental in promoting the planning,
building, and extending of MetroLink in the St. Louis area.
Frogs and Toads -
Here is some sites that treat the subject quite extensively:
Michele's Frog Page
(Michele Maki) - Pictures, postcards, jokes, translations into many languages, etc.
Welcome to Frogland!
(Dorota) - Just about every aspect of frogs and toads, again including translations
into other languages.
Photo at top of page shows the author playing a
Bulgarian gaida (bagpipe) at the
International Folk Dance Association
of University City (thanks to fellow folk dancer Gene Woodford for the photo).
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