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Ralph Carmichael  

Most of these are cyberspace friends I have never met in person.

Chris Anderson Chris is an editor at Wired and wrote the books The Long Tail and Free. You can also spot him at DIY Drones, for amateur builders of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Douglas Arnold Douglas keeps an excellent numerical methods page
Genick Bar-Meir Dr. Bar-Meir is the founder of the Potto Project web site, where students of gasdynamics may download textbooks, software and tables free of charge. Over a million textbooks of gasdynamics have been downloaded from the Potto Project site.
Steven Baum Steven Baum is a great collector of information on 'how to do things'. I find a number of his pages very informative.
Tom Benson Tom wrote the original code for VuCalc, one of the programs on the PDAS disc. He has lots of pages on the general subject of Beginners Guides to Aeronautics.
Paul Burke Paul has Seriously Aeronautical Stuff! One of the best pictures I have seen showing the graphical approach to computing the mean aerodynamic chord of a complex wing.
John Burkardt John has a great collection of information. I am drawn to the section with numerous examples of useful source code and algorithms in Fortran and other languages. Be sure to check the point at the end.
Winchell D. Chung, Jr. This site goes into interesting uses of nomograms, especially in the context of board games.
Barry Clarke Barry does puzzles for the Daily Telegraph
Mark Crislip Mark produces QuackCast and other enterprises.
Frank da Cruz Us old-timers remember Frank da Cruz from Kermit (the program, not the frog). Today, I use his guide to international postal addresses to help me get my mail labelled properly.
Richard Dawkins One of my favorite authors; a voice of sanity and reason.
Ron Doerfler Ron is the author of Dead Reckoning: Calculating Without Instruments and the Dead Reckoning blog. I found the essay on creating nomograms with the Pynomo software very interesting.
Earl Einhorn Earl makes gorgeous pictures with an inkjet printer and Fortran. Oh-oh, on 13 August 2009, the old web site seems to be gone. Aha, as of Jan 2014, you can see his work on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Fred Espenak Fred runs the eclipse site at NASA Goddard
Thomas Friedman Tom is the author of The World is Flat.
Bill Gailbraith Bill operates Holy Cows, an aeronautical consulting firm that is developing Datcom+, which adds graphical pre- and post-processing to Digital Datcom.
John Goyvaerts John is the author of EditPad, which is so much better than NotePad that I have made it the default editor on my Windows and Linux machines. He has a number of other good programs and an interesting blog known as Shareware Beach.
Roland Gunesch Roland Gunesch has several interesting entries on entropy and dynamical systems. He has an excellent series of course notes on calculus online.
George Hart George has lots of material related to polyhedra and other mathematical items of interest.
Tilman Hausherr Tilman is the author of Xenu, the program I use to check the validity of the links on my web pages. He is also a critic of dangerous cults, such as Scientology.
Martin Hegedus For years, Martin had an office next to mine at Nielsen Engineering. Now he has started his own company to build tools for aerodynamic analysis and design. One product, Aero Troll, is available for download.
Ian Hutchinson Ian is a pioneer in putting math on the web, and has written TTM, a procedure that translates TeX into MathML.
Paul Johnson Paul maintain the web site Airfield Models for model builders and lovers.
Marcus Karolewski Marcus is the author of Tracer, a utility that I use to digitize charts and figures from printed sources.
Salman Khan Salman Khan operates the Khan Academy with hundreds, ever thousands of video lectures on math, science, economics...
Don Lancaster Don has PostScript info and lots of stuff about building various widgets. And debunking pseudoscience.
Brian Livingston Brian has written many good books that help people with their problems with Microsoft Windows.
Sarah Mabrouk Sarah has information and links to other sites having to do with mathematical education.
Bill Mason Bill teaches (emeritus) aeronautical engineering at Virginia Tech and has many pages of detailed explanations of aeronautical topics.
Alan Miller There is a treasure house of wonderful Fortran code at Alan Miller's web site. Try this mirror for now.
Ross Moore Ross maintains latex2html, a program that I have used to create web pages that contain mathematical equations using GIF images for the equations.
PZ Myers PZ teaches biology at U. Minn (Morris) and keeps the web site and blog called Pharyngula.
Jakob Nielsen Jakob publishes a Web Usability guide at useit.com that is very helpful for web page designers
Stuart Norris Stuart keeps lots of links to numerical methods, especially in Fortran.
Abimbola Olowofoyeku Also known as The African Chief. A frequent contributor to programming newsgroups. His contributions are accurate and to the point.
Steve Pietrobon Steve coded the equations for the upper atmosphere (>86km) that I used in the Standard Atmosphere section.
Jerry Pournelle Jerry writes the Chaos Manor column for Dr. Dobbs magazine.
Tom Pulliam When he is not hiking or skiing, Tom is a resident guru on computational fluid dynamics at NASA Ames and Stanford.
Michael Quinion Michael writes the World Wide Words newsletter.
Dan Raymer Dan has an interesting site relating to airplane design. When people ask me about books on aeronautics, I send them to Dan's book list.
James Randi Randi is indeed Amazing.
Eric Raymond Author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and Homesteading the Noosphere
David Reed Info on Open Spectrum and the future of wireless networks
Chris Rorres Chris has many interesting mathematical items, especially his description of the works of Archimedes.
Timo Salmi Timo was the moderator of Garbo and a frequent contributor to Pascal newsgroups.
Kevin Savetz Kevin has All the FAQs and lots of Atari information.
Sam Savage Sam wrote the book Decision Making with Insight and is the inventor of Shmuzzles.
Richard Seaman Richard has an excellent collection of photos. Of course, my greatest interest is in the air show photos, but all these photos are outstanding.
Michael Shermer Michael is the editor of Skeptic magazine and a contributor to Scientific American.
Bruce Simpson Bruce has info on pulsejets and low-cost construction of missiles.
Joel Spolsky Joel writes interesting discussions called Joel on Software. Also WhatCounts and FogCreek.
Eric Weisstein Eric maintains the MathWorld site at Wolfram Software. We used to call it Treasure Troves.

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Ralph Carmichael