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Don't leave me!!

Here are a few random, arguably interesting sites that one might consider checking out...

Personal Sites

Managed and (mostly) developed by yours truly...

Turkstra Family Website - The family website. Also host to family email addresses (my primary address,, for instance), among other things.
Purdue "All-American" Marching Band Archive - a tribute to my insanity, and the Purdue Marching Band - Summer 2006: The Adventure of a Lifetime!
StarWars-IRC - A great Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Network. Check it out, I'm on there almost all day long when I'm at Purdue. - Lamer Removal Task Force (LRTF) Headquarters. The LRTF was a group of individuals dedicated to removing lamers from the Internet (or at least IRC). Regardless, this page has been defunct for quite some time now.

Family & Friends

Some are even hosted on dagobah! - Sister and fiancé's wedding site.
TurkeyGirl - My sister's (Sarah's) personal website.
Matthew Janszen - The name says it all!



Piled Higher and Deeper - Funny and sadly fairly accurate in many cases.
xkcd - "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." - IRC quote database
FAIL Blog - "Epic Fail funny pictures and funny videos of owned, pwned, and fail moments."


Individual results may vary

Fedora Linux - Free, open source operating system
Apache - Free, open source webserver
MariaDB - Free, open source database
PHP - Free, open source scripting language (good for server-side *html generation)
Rockbox - Free, open source jukebox firmware (used on my Sansa Clip+)
UnrealIRCd - Free, open source Internet relay chat daemon (for which I am a head coder emeritus)
DOSBox - Free, open source DOS emulator excellent for those old games that you used to love to play (Dune II, for instance)
LibreOffice - Free, open source "software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more."
PDFCreator - Free, open source program to create PDF's using any program capable of printing to a standard windoze printer
Password Safe - Free, open source password management program supporting encryption
Firefox - Free, open source web browser
Evolution - Free, open source email & caldav client
Pidgin - Free, open source instant messenger client supporting AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN and others
HexChat - Free, open source IRC client
Exact Audio Copy - Free audio grabber for audio CDs
FLAC - Free, open source lossless audio codec
MediaCoder - Free, formerly open source universal audio/video transcoder.
VLC media player - Free, open source media player that can handle pretty much every format known to man
Kodi - Free home media center application. Works great on the Raspberry Pi!
Xming - Free, open source X Server for windoze
VirtualBox - Free, mostly open source virtualization platform
VMware - Incredibly useful virtualization software - much of which is free
Stellarium - Free, open source planetarium - Huge repository of programs/games/whatever else you could want for TI-based calculators

Education & Science

Knowledge and understanding!

Carl Sagan's Life and Legacy as Scientist, Teacher, and Skeptic - Pseudo biography of one of my childhood idols and someone I still look to as a role model
Hacker News - Source of lots of technical links and discussions.
Science Daily - Daily happenings in science, health, environment & technology
Slashdot - News for nerds. Stuff that matters.
Purdue University - My alma mater
Purdue Bands & Orchestras - The name says it all
Purdue Department of Computer Science - My current home at Purdue
The Eternal Value of Privacy - Another interesting article
Go To Statement Considered Harmful - Once again the title says it all
Why is Bottom-posting better than Top-posting - Something I happen to agree with
Global Warming - NASA's Earth Observatory feature article on global warming.


Completely useless links

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