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Donald Kenney (donaldkenney@gmail.com)
Last Update: Sun Jul 8 11:24:26 2018
Olenellus fremonti GENERAL FOSSILS MISC STUFF FICTION LINKS TO OTHER SITES ADMIN

  An Early trilobite around 515,000,000 
  years old. Olenellus fremonti from the
  Lower Cambrian Latham Shale, Marble
  Mountains, NE of Chambless Store, San
  Bernardino County, CA

GENERAL STUFF

Welcome to my website: You'll find several different collections of stuff here:

Fossils
Lists of over 15000 fossil sites in the US and Canada - Discussion and links to files. A copy of the The Sepkoski data base compressed of fossil genera. Some site profiles Some pictures of my fossil collection.

Articles and Essays Articles and Essays on various topics -- mostly computer related. Whenever I have to spend an inordinate amount of time researching something, I try to write up and article in hopes that I can save some effort for others.
MISCELLANEOUS FAQ
MISCELLANEOUS FAQ -- Short notes on various technical problems
COMPUTER STUFF
BLACKHOLE ROUTING CARDFILE.EXE -- the .CRD File Format used by the Windows 3. CAUSEWAY ERRORS CLIPBOARD FAQ (Rough Draft) --
CTYPES Mini Tutorial SETTING UP EPSON PERFECTION V300 SCANNER IN LINUX FIREFOX on WINDOWS 95 INSTALLSHIELD BUG (Undocumented?)
KCRON problems on Slackware 11.0 SAMSUNG LASER PRINTERS ON LINUX SPYAXE VIRUS REMOVAL WINDOWS 9 SEARCHing
WINDOWS 98 SHUTDOWN PROBLEMS WEBSITE VALIDATION using the W3C HTML validator HP1102W PRINTER ON LINUX
ENERGY
PER CAPITA ENERGY USAGE FOR VARIOUS COUNTRIES WHAT THE US USES ENERGY FOR WHERE US ENERGY COMES FROM
ECONOMICS
An analysis of the 2008 proposal for a gas tax holiday and an explanation of why John McCain and Paul Krugman appear to have both been wrong
MISCELLANEOUS
FLYING CARS-IN DEPTH FLYCAR.HTM GETTING RID OF BLACK MOLD
HEALTH
BLOOD PRESSURE vs HEIGHT OF MEASUREMENT
PC TECHNICAL ARTICLES GLOSSARY
PC Hardware Glossary Material:



Fiction

The published stories were written for Datamation back around 1970. There are a couple of others that I'll reenter someday. (Note, I'm the author of the pieces, not the copyright holder. I don't think it's likely that whoever holds the copyright nowadays will want them taken down, but they have only to ask ...). Unlike the rest of the material on the site, these are not published under the Creative Commons License. The copyright holder can, if they choose, restrict your access to and use of them. The unpublished stuff is just that -- unpublished and, in many cases, unfinished.
FICTION
PUBLISHED (not Creative Commons License)
Report from the Psychlab The Alabtross Project Man-Machine Interface
Validation Vortical Management Diary of a System Philosopher
ACM Code of Ethics-Black Decade
UNPUBLISHED (Creative Commons License)
Ode to a 1995 Dodge Neon Cheech and the Bridge Incentive
Pangloss Lives! (Fragments of a Novel) Det-Rot Story (Fragments of a Juvenile Novel)

PANGLOSS LIVES!

Some fragments of a novel that will never be written. The original plan was to retrace Dante's path to Hell in reverse with lots of hopefully entertaining satire and social commentary. The problem turned out to be that I am a deeply flawed individual who finds Dante to be terminally boring. I'm quite sure that is my fault, not that of Signor Dante or his translators.

What does the working title -- Pangloss Lives! -- have to do with the content of the story? Nothing whatsoever. But it is a really fantastic title, No? (At least for those who have read Candide).
PANGLOSS LIVES! -- CHAPTERS
Chapter1-Liz
Chapter2-Coup
Chapter3-Liz Engages an Attorney
Chapter4-To the Tunnels
Chapter5-Hell
Chapter6-The Bunker
Chapter7-The Wonderland Raid
Chapter8-Counter Coup
Chapter9-To Hell ...
Chapter10- Currently untitled
Footnotes-
Charon Charon2 Noah Finale


Site Links

Links to sites I find interesting for one reason or another. Maybe you will also. I have many more, but the list needs to be examined in detail, and I won't have time for that for a while:


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ADMINISTRATIVE
Plans History Boilerplate Hosting information

BOILERPLATE

Boilerplate

VERSION IDENTIFICATION

Version 1808 (Aug 2018)

This is a major update. In addition to 504 new sites, I have evaluated the location data for every single site, fixed those that appear to be wrong as best I can, and have listed "nearby sites" -- sites that might be alternate entries for the site -- in field 14. I have completed cleanup of the fossil taxonomy information. I'm confident that it is as good as it is going to get. I have included geological column reference information in field 14. The geological column information is very rough at this time, and probably usable by no one other than me. Hopefully that'll change in the next major release.

I think the HP1120W article is not finished. It does not, for example, really address how to configure a USB connection to the printer on Linux. But it is as good as it's likely to get

Plans for the future:

site statistics from fossfnd.py
15905 sites in list 0 tabulated sites
0 evaluated sites
0 unknown words 0 incorrect entries 867 words in supplement.txt
site statistics from latlong.py
15905 sites in list 0 sites without position
15905 sites with latlong 0 sites with ddmmss format
1160 sites with PLSS/DLS positions 0 sites with only PLSS/DLSS positions
0 unconvertable locations 0 short entries
4 UTM locations 6320 Dubious locations
1 Possibly reversed locations 0 Unknown locations
0 Truncated Lat/Long 0 Unresolved locations
1 Positive longitudes* 787 PLSS/DLS Positions without PM

*The positive(East) longitude turns out to be legitimate

I've added a three published stories to the fiction section and a fourth manuscript that probably was never submitted for publication.

And Pangloss Lives! (Fragments of a Novel) has grown a bit -- still a work in progress

NOTE: This version of the site has not been fully checked for dead/altered external links. I have a stand alone link validation process, but it's not especially satisfactory.

For more info, see Plans and History.

HP1102W PRINTER ON LINUX

Yes, another Linux Printing disaster. Not as bad as the Samsung CLP300N, but pretty bad. In 3 or six months, I may have a full article. (Note: still plugging away at this as of Sept 2012. When will I finish? I dunno. six months? A year?) For now, the HP1102W is a pretty decent, cheap monochrome laser printer. I got mine at Best Buy on sale for about $100. The Windows drivers provided by HP work fine. There is also a complex of Linux software provided -- which I think might actually work for some people on some Linux releases. Not for me of course.

My recommendation: Install the software and try it. If it works, consider yourself lucky. If not, and you have a wireless network, find a Windows machine, run the Windows software to configure the printer as a wireless printer. Then download the foo2zjs software from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/. Follow the installation instructions and set up a CUPS printer with the IP of the wireless printer, jet direct protocol, port 9100. Print a test page. If it works, you have a working printer. Be sure and pay Rick Richardson his USD $20. It is, trust me on this, worth it. Links for payment are on the rkkda.com website.

If you only have USB, you may have a problem. Hopefully, I'll address that if and when I get the full article written

ENERGY Articles

I envision these as a set of articles on current and future American energy usage. My reason for writing them is simply to educate myself on the subject. I think that the series will end up as about half a dozen articles. Only one is complete, four others are in various stages of production. Barring death, crippling disease, or an attack of lack of interest, I would expect the completed articles to creep onto the web site over the next few years.
PER CAPITA ENERGY USAGE FOR VARIOUS COUNTRIES WHAT THE US USES ENERGY FOR WHERE US ENERGY COMES FROM


FLYING CARS

An analysis of flying cars and Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs). I'm not quite sure why I undertook this as it was quite time consuming and I really don't much care about PAVs one way or the other. I'm not sure that I'd own one even were they widely available and cheap. Anyway, here's the discussion. Bottom Line: There are huge technical problems. Also, broken cars mostly stop. Broken aircraft mostly drop. That leads to very large and quite intractable liability and maintenance issues. There are also major security issues because of the ease with which a PAV could be converted into a homemade cruise missile.

Personal Air Vehicles for everyman probably aren't happening any time soon.


THOUGHTS ON GLOBAL WARMING

For now, A brief synopsis

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