Christian Zimmermann


I have had a presence on the Internet since March 1995. Being involved since the dark ages of this medium, I got dragged in all sorts of endeavours, some of which still exist today.

Good links

Bowing to constant pressure, I am finally putting together a list of links to the resources on the net that I find most useful and that I use. This is not a complete page yet, but I will add material as I come to use it.


Of course I use my own creations on the web a lot, in a sense these are bookmarks grown outside any decent proportions. But there is other good stuff on the Internet as well: ressources for economists (Bill Goffe's bible), Economics journals (Lauri Saarinen's list), Government on the web (Gunnar Anzinger's huge effort) and Universities on the Web by Klaus Förster.


There are so many news outlets to choose from now, but you always stick to the familiar ones, even when they tend to clutter more and more the content with silly pictures, videos and javaschmuck. But anyway, here are the ones I read regularly: CNN (very US centered, and sometimes surprisingly slow in updating the news), Canoe for the Canadians, Tages-Anzeiger from Zurich, and if it is down Facts. For updates in sports, I look usually at Yahoo. For local weather: Montreal, Ottawa, Willimantic


Since I dumped Windows, my life is much better... I use Red Hat with much pleasure and efficiency, but many other linux packages would do the trick as well. For starters, there is a Linux newbie guide. My colleague Steve Ambler has wonderful pages on various Linux links and Unix commands. When I need to install some software, I usually get it at RPMfind.

Linux has big advantages, the first being that it is stable, not a resource hog and secure (no virus!). Compared to other Unix flavors, it is however not as secure (but light years ahead of Windows...). So to increase security, here are a couple of links: Linux Security, Armoring Linux.

Some manuals: Perl, Robert's Perl Tutorial, Mailbase, Listproc, octave.

And if you have a Linux machine, here are some helpful links to stuff on your very own machine: teTeX documentation, many FAQs, HOWTOs, other documentation.


A couple of random links relating to various aspects of the Internet: International Email Accessibility, Doctor HTML to verify your pages, Sizzling HTML Jalfrezi, Internet Traffic Report

A couple of efficient search engines: Google for global searches (or limited to linux material, or the Google directory, La toile du Québec for some very local matters.


The Stanford Prison Experiment. Create automatically a research paper.


Phone books in Switzerland, Canada, USA. Translating technical terms from English to French.
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