/dev/null

/dev-nuhl/ [from the UNIX null device, used as a data sink] n. A notional `black hole' in any information space being discussed, used, or referred to. A controversial posting, for example, might end "Kudos to rasputin@kremlin.org, flames to /dev/null".

Ok, So dnull is not quite /dev/null, it's as close as I was able to come
This page is a scratchpad of sorts for all of John Sokol's stuff that he doesn't know where to put or doesn't have a real domain to put them.

Here is a fun comment from the NEWS GROUPS about dnull.com, Yes it's me (Devlin Null)

Bogus Domain Contacts

I was tracking down the source of some spam, and came across these whois records of the spammers. Where has Network Solutions been sleeping? Just look at the contact information on these (makes for a pretty good laugh, if it weren't so pathetic).
>whois dnull.com 

   Domain Name: DNULL.COM 

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact: 
      Null, Devlin  (DN901)  devnull@dnull.com
      011-82-2-602-3480 ex 205 
   Billing Contact: 
      Null, Devlin  (DN901)  devnull@dnull.com
      011-82-2-602-3480 ex 205 


   Record last updated on 10-Apr-97. 
   Record created on 06-Dec-96. 
   Database last updated on 7-Mar-98 04:12:59 EST. 


   Domain servers in listed order: 


   NS1.DNULL.COM                206.83.161.16 
   NS2.DNULL.COM                207.155.121.102 

John Sokol s Home Page

John Sokol Blog

My Video Blog

Church of BSD Blog

Church of BSD Site

Thought on future OS development

Thoughs on CPU's and Non-Von Neumann Architectures


SLASHDOT Backissue finder

Computation of Bells Numbers, and the first 1000 bells number

Try My Javascript Desktop Calculator


Protekto mini-safe

Fun with Lasers

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
- H.L. Mencken

A Billion Seconds ago

Humanoid Robots

Dancing Demon

EarthQuake stuff

Jambu Air, Eugenia aquea,Rose Apple, Water Apple I had these wonderful fruit when traveling

Web Marketing Acronyms list

STARGATE SG1 - Episode guide

StarWars, Fan Films Troops

The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything = 42

"Forty-two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?" "I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

Arthur Dent (as the last human to have left the Earth before its destruction, and therefore the portion of the computer matrix most likely to hold the question) attempts to discover the Question by extracting it from his unconscious mind, through pulling Scrabble letters at random out of a sack. The result is the sentence "WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE".

"Six by nine. Forty-two."
"That's it. That's all there is."

Since 6 * 9 = 54, this being the question would imply that the universe is bizarre and irrational;

However, it was later pointed out that 6 * 9 = 42 if the calculations are performed in base 13, not base 10. Douglas Adams was not aware of this at the time, and has since been quoted as saying that "nobody writes jokes in base 13."

Google has a calculator function in its search engine See it's answer.

US Census World Population Clock

Get an E-mail address at UNMAILABLE.COM YES it's a real working E-mail address. You can really mess with people.

The Livecam Video Streaming Project

This project started in 1995 and continued till 2001, a total of 6 years. To see more about this history [click here]
The Original Livecam.com domain has been sold off; I have moved whatever was left there to livecamserver.com
Photos from the original Livecam server.

Meshcast Another startup attempt doing live Peer 2 Peer Audio Streaming, never was able to get funding

Micro-Metric, Inc. Automatic measuring Microscope, I worked for them back in 1992,Very cools stuff
Micro-Metric, Inc. Web Site

Papers:
Papers Co-authored at Stanford University

Crude write-up how I think Distributed denial-of-service (DOS) attacks can be stopped

CPU Benchmarking Project
Benchmark showing effect of using the gcc -O3 Flag

Testing of the IJG JPEG Library Tests are done compressing the same image at different qualities and resolutions

"I must say the linux community is a lot nicer than the unix
community. a negative comment on unix would warrent death
threats. with linux, it is like stirring up a nest of butterflies."
             -- Ken Thompson. 1999
Trivial Unix backdoors and exploits Don't bother me if you think they are lame

Zebra Research Another Past company, In here is PWM source code to play 6 Bit digital Audio on the PC's internal Speaker.

Global Mapping

Free hosting services

Good Article on Computer Case Modding, I scanned in

Language Translation sites

Links:

See the Links page Here



Video Technology Magazine
SVBUG - Silicon Valley BSD Users Group
StellarDesigns Laser Show Company based in New Jersey
Links to Protekto Auto mini-safe
Enumera - Extream Computing
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
h.261 Compression
H.263 Compression
Luddster - High Tech Luddite site
Mail Doctor - Mail Server Repair service