-- John Chambers --

Dobar dân! Hyvää päivää! Καλη μέρα! !שלום שלום! 你好!
(Do all of those look right on your browser?)
Tune Finder
ABC books ABC music session music
Saying Sayings FAQ
HowTos Demos Ideas
stone wall sites
Here is my entry in the ongoing competition for most useless web page: JC's decimal to Mayan converter.

The above table shows up with a tiny font size on some browsers. There is nothing at all in the above HTML that specifies a size, and I haven't been able to figure out why some browsers do this. If you have any information on the phenomenon, please send me a message, especially if you have a link to the explanation.

If you can't find something that you expected to find here, try sending me email, and I may be able to put it back.

How White and Nerdy Are You? I used to have a 46% rating, but now (2015) I've been downgraded to 42%. Am I becoming more normal with age? Sure hope not ....
Here are some of the music and dance groups I'm involved with:
Cambridge Folk Orchestra
International Folk Dance Music.
Roaring Jelly
The Boston area's massed contra-dance band.
Klezmer Contraband
High-energy contradance music with an Eastern flair.
Oivan Ilo
Traditional Finnish music in the Boston area.
Revontulet
Finnish folk dances.

Hidden somewhere on this web site is a picture which almost certainly violates the Communications Decency Act and any other local anti-pornography law in your part of the world. The supporters of such legislation often claim that, if you put something on the Web, "Anyone can get it". The Web is supposedly so insecure that any child can download anything at any time. So I've put a naughty picture here as a challenge: Can you (or any neighborhood child ;-) find it? If you succeed in viewing the picture, please send me a message telling me the text across the top, plus an explanation of how you found it. If you can't find it, you might pass my URL on to anyone who makes such provocative claims, and challenge them to show you just how easy it is by finding the picture.


I've been checking periodically since I put the above up in 1996, and both "ls -lut", and the server logs say that nobody has read my dirty picture since I created it back April 1996. Hey, guys; can't you do better than that!? I mean, it's been more than 18 years and *nobody* has looked at it. It's a nice picture, really! ;-)

Some of my directories
doc Collected documentation.
humor Humor from various sources.
music Musical stuff.
kit Compressed tar kits for downloading.
perl Perl modules and URLs.
pic Assorted images.
resume Assorted resumes.
sh Some useful scripts.
snmp SNMP-related stuff.
src C source tree.
tcl Some useful tcl scripts.
test Assorted test files, mostly web-related.
tools Assorted tools.
www Web tools.

My email addresses, in the order that I'm likely to read them:
  • jc@trillian.mit.edu
  • jc@ecf-guest.mit.edu
    (The above addresses both forward to the same machine.)
  • jc1742@gmail.com