Useful stuff

In my web browsing I often accumulate useful websites in my tabs. I list some stuff here in an effort to clean my tabs. Mostly for my own reference, but perhaps you can find something useful too. I may eventually organize some material generally useful for doing and presenting research (e.g., data management, figure/table design and typesetting).

Useful useful stuff

Hard-to-find papers

Physics, Math, Stuff


Equipment, Electronics

Science of science?

Reseach process/workflow

Typesetting and things




Distributed random number generation

How do you select a random seed in a distributed, random, deterministic, publicly-verifiable way? In a group of N unknown parties, it should be possible for 1 "trustworthy" participant to help choose the random seed in a way that precludes N-1 colluding parties cannot unduly bias the result. Here are a few links on this topic:

Star charts, map projections