by William Eric McFadden

revision 09152022-1040

"People don't understand time. People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff..." — The Doctor

Site Contents
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Read my disclaimer.

My Own Sites (return to top)

"Sans peur et sans reproche — maiden-rescuing done cheaply, special rates for parties" (and email) (and email)
William Eric McFadden on, including Amateur Radio, Road Rally, & Railfanning (and email) — site retired

pointer pages:

on people (new host)
on Frognet
wd8rif on
wd8rif on QSL.Net

self-promotion photography portfolios:

ModelMayhem #622158 / (and login)
old portfolio, made before lost my account
new, empty, portfolio (and log in)
MySpace / (and login)

pages maintained for organizations:

ACARA Meeting Minutes — now redirects to
ACARA Newsletters — now redirects to
ACARA Members' Library
The Southeast Ohio Radio Adventure Team (and login)

Live-Steam Toys and Models (return to top)

John's Model Steam Engine Museum

Live Steam by Father Finelli


Jensen Steam Engines — American (new URL)
Mamod — British
Tiny Power Steam Engines — American
Stuart Models — British
The Steamworks — British
Historic Steam Models
Reliable Steam Engine Company — full size powerplants

Live steam at Cabbages & Kings:

The Steam Engine — description and drawings
engines by Wilesco
engines by Mamod

The Great Toy Steam Company: Sunbury, Ohio

American Science and Surplus — has little steam boats

PM Research, a source for Esbit Dry Fuel

Executive Model Design with Jensen engines and parts

Hedgehogs (return to top)

The International Hedgehog Club
Hedgehogs International — lots of links
International Hedgehog Registry

Hedgehog_Help forum on Yahoo (and sign in page)
HedgiesUnlimited forum on Yahoo (and sign in page)

Ohio University (return to top)

Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ohio University Financial and Administrative Systems and My Personal Information
Ohio University Policy and Procedure Manual
Ohio University Software
OHIO Bobcat Cheerleading & Cheerleader Roster

Qualtrics at Ohio University
OneDrive at Ohio University
BOX at Ohio University — now read-only

Ohio University Emergency Information
Ohio University Emergency Programs

Ohio University Facebook, for emergency notifications
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Facebook, for emergency notifications

Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog
Ohio University Webcam (Main Green)

Language Translation Tools (return to top)

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:

"The babel fish is small, yellow, leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain-wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centers of the brain. The practical upshot of which is that if you stick one in your ear you instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language. The speech you hear decodes the brain wave matrix."

Google Translate

Search Engines (return to top)

DuckDuckGo — "Search anonymously. Find Instantly."


Internet Archive Wayback Machine — "Universal Access to human knowledge"

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — The Earth Edition

Banking (return to top)

"Smart investing means buying what you desire, not what you think you should have or can afford" — Donna Karan

Ohio University Employees Credit Union — new URL
Hopewell Federal Credit Union

Maps (return to top)

Google Maps with satellite imagery
Dig Through the Earth
Google Moon

Using Google Maps App (Android) in Off-Line Mode

MapQuest — online maps

EasyMapMaker — create interactive maps from data
BatchGeo — create interactive maps from data; free maps now limited to 100 visits

USGS Store — download USGS Topo Maps in PDF format
Print USGS Topo Maps

Perry-Castańeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas

Historical Atlas of Europe & the Middle East by Tony Belmonte


PUCO Statewide Maps of Utilities including railroads
Railroad Lines and Crossings in Ohio
Transportation Maps at

TerraServer-USA with aerial photos and printable topo maps

The True Size of... — "how big the world really is"

The Full Lunar Atlas at The Lunar Republic

News Magazines, Broadcasters, etc. (return to top)

WOUB radio & television, Athens, Ohio


CNN Interactive
The New York Times on the Web
Newsweek Magazine
The National Post

Athens Messenger
The Athens News
The Post (Ohio University)

Columbus Alive
The Other Paper — Columbus, Ohio

Card Modeling (return to top)

Steve Brown's Card Models — includes the FAQ

Looks Like... — models by Louis Van Winkle — new URL
Fiddlers Green — including some free downloadable models
Paper Paradise — purchase-online and download paper models; some free models
Paper Models International — new URL
Dover Publications
Spacecraft Models at Delta Seven Studios
Odissey Paper Models with free wargaming buildings suitable for Tinscale scenery
MicroTactix with free wargaming buildings (register and then "buy" free buildings)
Crates suitable for train loads at Stone Edges

Readymech — paper toys

The Dirkon paper pinhole camera

An "Abridged FAQ" sent to me by Steve Brown

LIBWMF — a library to convert .WMF files to useful formats

Find brick & block walls at in the imprimables section

Hi-Fi (return to top)

IMPORTANT NOTICE — This is a "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Recording, designed for the phonograph of today or tomorrow. Played on your present machine, it gives you the finest quality of reproduction. Played on a "Stereophonic" machine, it gives even more brilliant true-to-life fidelity. You can buy today, without fear of obsolescence in the future. — RCA Victor LPM-1799, "There I Sing / Swing It Again", Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra, 1958

Stereophile Magazine
Inner Magazine
Stereo Times Magazine — "The Complete Audiophile Magazine"
Mono & Stereo Magazine — "Reviewing the World's Finest Audio Products"
Stereo Mojo Magazine — "Affordable Hi-End Audio News & Reviews"
Stereo Embers Magazine

Audiophile's Guide: High-End Audio Blogs and Magazines

NAD Electronics

TNT-Audio — tests & DIY (incl. record cleaning & speaker-surround replacement)
Simply Speakers — speaker repair, re-foam kits, and replacement drivers — speaker repair, re-foam kits, and replacement drivers
Midwest Speaker Repair, including Boston T1030 refoam kits

My hi-fi:

Vinyl Disc Records Preservation at Wikipedia
Record Cleaning and Maintenance at Galen Carol Audio
How to Clean Vinyl Records and Get Better Sound at
How to Clean Vinyl Records at
Record Cleaning: The Nuclear Options at

Audioquest Carbon Fiber Brush at Crutchfield and ~ $15
Spin Clean Record Cleaners — "The Best Reviewed Record Cleaning Device in the Industry"; $80 - $150
Spin Clean Record video reviews: by Bret Hoelm | by D. Verada

The Death of the Home Stereo System at CNN, 2013

But Can You Hear This? hearing test at NoiseAddicts

Friends and Family (return to top)
Steve Brown
John Engle on Picasa, on, & on Google
Tom Witherspoon — "low power radio fun" — "your beginner's guide to shortwave radio listening"
YouTube channel
The Radio Spectrum Archive — "a project to preserve and share time-shifted radio spectrum recordings"
The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive — "a place to store, archive and share their radio recordings with the world"
Ears to Our World — "a shortwave radio distribution project for classrooms in the developing world"
Christine Zuercher's Spacewoman of the Underground, the Archives of the American Interterrestrial Society
Drew McDaniel (new URL)
Jim Chapman's
Tim Creamer: &

Kari Gunter-Seymour's, (and old site), designed by KGS and coded by me — retired & gone!
Kari Gunter-Seymour's Women of Appalachia, no longer coded by me

Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, designed and coded by me
Hospice of Kimes, designed and coded by me

Miscellaneous (return to top)

Save a pretzel for the gas jets!BLR

HealthyOHIO / Virgin Pulse
Strava — "Background Noises & Interactive Soundscapes"

Dianna Cowern's Physics Girl — "Physics Videos for Every Atom and Eve"
Derek Muller's Veritasium & YouTube channel — "... science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions..."
KQED's Deep Look

Open Culture — "The Best Free Cultural & Educational Media on the Web"

BBC America's Anglophenia

Anglophenia Blog
Siobhan Thompson's Anglophenia videos

99% Invisible — "A Tiny Radio Show About Design with Roman Mars"
Atlas Obscura — "An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders"
Twenty Thousand Hertz — "The Stories Behind the World's Most Recognizable and Interesting Sounds"

Do Not Track — a documentary series on web-privacy, or lack thereof

Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half

Athens County Sheriff's Office


eVetRecs — request DD214

It's now 100 seconds minutes to midnight

CREDOaction (formerly WorkingforChange)

Mark Morford:

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Mark Morford was raised by nubile long-eyelashed callipygian wood nymphs and spoon fed dark chocolate and raw pomegranate seeds and 18-year-old Scotch until he could fly... — Mark Morford - A little bit of bio
Notes & Errata at SFGate (new URL)
Mark Morford at Huffington Post

Opinion at The Washington Post

Alexandra Petri
Jennifer Rubin
Greg Sargent
Dana Milbank
Erik Wemple
Max Boot
Paul Waldman
Michael Gerson
EJ Dionne
Karen Tumulty
Catherine Rampell
Editorial Board

Late Night with Stephen Colbert on YouTube
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on YouTube

Pete Souza:

"eBay lets you reassemble your childhood piece-by-piece, unaware of any pattern until the stuff starts showing up at your doorstep." — Joseph Dougherty, Comfort and Joi

eBay and the My eBay Sign-In

NOAA CWSU Airport Weather Map; mouse-over or click on airports for details (and wx condx at KUNI)
Realtime Lightning Maps at
The Weather Channel: Weather Forecast | Doppler Radar
WeatherBug: Weather Forecast | Doppler Radar | Lightning Map
Athens, Ohio Weather Forecast at National Weather Service
Athens, Ohio Weather Forecast at OU Scalia Labs
Athens, Ohio Weather Forecast at Weather Underground
Wind Map

Real-Time Ohio Traffic Conditions, with road-closures and flooding

Consumer Price Index at U.S. Department of Labor (and Inflation Calculator)
Ohio Secretary of State with election issues

Fold 'n Fly — paper airplane designs
Build Your Own Hot Air Balloon & Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloon
Science Toys You Can Make With Your Kids
Funorama — Fun for Kids
Knots for Scouts — illustrated
59 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena by Michael Bach
How Stuff Works
Experiments at — Athens, Ohio
Tiny URL — "Making long URLs postable!"
Starship Dimensions by Jeff Russell
Fabrice Brun's Vent et glace sur Genčve (26 Janvier 2005)
GHS Class of 1981 Reunion at
GAMO airguns
Compasseco airguns
Free Certificate Templates at dyetub media

Honda inverter-generators:

purchase at Mayberry
make your own parallel-kit for EU-series generators

Ohio Renaissance Festival, Harveysburgh, Ohio
The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, near Cleveland, Ohio
Medieval & Renaissance Fair at Ohio State University, free (held in the spring of the year)

Frontier Spirit 1799 in Lancaster, Ohio

UPS — track packages
Federal Express — track packages
US Postal Service — track packages

The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Ticking away the moments that make up the dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way.

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find that ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

And you run and run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines.
Hanging on in a quiet desperation is the English way.
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say.

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can.
And when I come home cold and tired,
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire.
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells. — Pink Floyd

Cool clocks:

Industorius Clock — way cool!

The Official US Time Clock

Julian Calendar (PDF) at U.S. Forest Service

One Person is One Pixel — 6.5 billion people, graphically

Websites as Graphs — artsy

domain name registrar:


This is a collection of links that I have found useful or interesting, either professionally or personally. It is maintained for my own use, and is subject to change at any time. No claims are made to completeness, accuracy, or competence. No endorsement of any site, individual, product, or corporation is intended. With these caveats, anyone is welcome to browse these links or to use this page.

Sans peur et sans reproche quote: Robert A. Heinlein, 1958, Have Spacesuit — Will Travel