advice

Manuel Blum's Advice to a Beginning Grad Student
A beautiful reminder of the "Big Picture" of grad school.
Mor Harchol-Balter on Applying to CS PhD Programs
The best advice I have seen on the CS grad school application process.
Richard Hamming on "You and Your Research"
Every time I look back at this, I learn something new.

links

San Francisco Bay Web Cam
A 24/7 live view of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science
"On the Complexity of Coding" by Gelfand, Dobrushin, and Pinsker
An obscure paper I found useful