McDonna's

Resources & Favorite Links

This isn't intended to be comprehensive in any way. It's just links to some pages that are interesting to me.

My Working Past

For alumni of David Systems, here's a David nostalgia page.

Other companies I worked for in the Bay Area include Bay Networks (formerly SynOptics and now Nortel Networks), Cisco Systems, and Tahoe Networks.

Wondering what I used to do in the IETF? Read the Repeater MIB (RFC 1516) and (if you are really a glutton for punishment) the MAU MIB (RFC 1515).

Macintosh

"DOS Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form."
-New York Times, November 26, 1991

Apple Computer. If you can't find what you're looking for there, try the ULTIMATE Macintosh site, which lists every Macintosh site imaginable (and many that aren't).

Web Design Resources

Robin Williams' Non-Designer's Web Book is the best introduction to web design I've seen. After three years of experience I still learned quite a bit from it. Lynda Weinman's books on web graphics are also excellent, and her lynda.com site is a great web design resource.

Rural & Home

I live in the country, and have only been a homeowner for a few years so I still have a lot to learn. I have several acres on the South Fork of the American River that I'm building a home on. It's a passive solar design, as energy-efficient as I can afford to make it, with minimal impact on existing flora and fauna.

Real Goods Trading Company, my favorite retailer and educator for renewable energy, sustainable living.

Jade Mountain, another good resource for "appropriate technology for a sustainable world" plus information and links.

Solstice: Sustainable Energy and Development Online, includes Rocky Mountain Institute (Amory & Hunter Lovins). I heard the Lovins's speak at Stanford in the early 1980s on "brittle power," and have never forgotten the message.

Intentional Communities

Sharing a piece of land with friends has been a dream of mine for at least 20 years. I don't know if it will ever be practical, and have never found the courage to go for it but have been inspired by "virtually visiting" people who are making it work -- or at least trying very hard.

Intentional Communities, information on ecovillages, communes, cohousing, co-ops, other related projects and dreams. Extensive list of links to communities on the Net.

 

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