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Friends and Colleagues:


A very particular view of aeronautics by the eyes (and lens) of my friend Emmanuel Lomba (plane-spotting pictures, radar contact, ACARS...).


Useful software: 


"OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute." 



"A free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application."


FastStone Image Viewer:

"An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA. It has a nice array of features such as image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping, color adjustments, musical slideshow and much more."



"Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork."


EAGLE Light Edition:

"The EAGLE Layout Editor is an easy to use, yet powerful tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs). The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor. The EAGLE Light Edition can be used for free!"



"Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors. Maxima yields high precision numeric results by using exact fractions, arbitrary precision integers, and arbitrarily precision floating point numbers. Maxima can plot functions and data in two and three dimensions."



"Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications." 



"If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need. It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click." 



"7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio."




"CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)."




Free online services and resources:


"Box.net is a web-based service that lets you store files online, share with other people, and collaborate on projects."


Site Meter:

"Site Meter is a free, fast, and easy way to add a web counter to your web page.  Not only can it display the number of visitors to your web site, it also keeps statistics on the number of visits each hour and every day. It also provides detailed information about these visitors. These statistics are provided in real time so they are always up-to-date."



"Dictionary.com is a multi-source dictionary search service produced by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet."


Digital Dutch:

Online unit converter that allows conversions of several units of different physical measurements.




"ALLDATASHEET.COM is the biggest online electronic component datasheets search engine."


The Hardware Book:

Among other issues, The Hardware Book gathers information about several pinouts of connectors, cables, adapters and computers.


Demo Source and Support:

An impressive collection of straight forward tutorials for several programming languages (Java, C#, C, C++, PHP, Python, SQL, HTML, ...).



"With Gliffy online diagramming software,you can easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!"



"ChangeDetection.com provides page change monitoring and notification services to internet users worldwide. Anyone can use" ChangeDetection.com "service to monitor any website page for changes." 


Web museums:

Computer History Museum:

"The Computer History Museum offers many online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing. Some online exhibits like Visible Storage and Mastering the Game complement physical exhibits you can also experience when you visit the Museum in person. Other online exhibits are available only through the Internet and extend the reach of the Museum to virtual visitors around the world."


HP Computer Museum:

"The HP Computer Museum is a collection of old Hewlett-Packard computer hardware, software, documentation and other marketing materials from HP's early years in the computer industry (beginning in 1966). The Museum is privately funded and owned by Wordsong Communications Pty. Ltd. The museum is not a commercial enterprise; it’s a resource and discussion forum for enthusiasts. The museum is housed in a 2500 square-foot building (shed, really) in Melbourne, Australia.

The web site consists of: 3500 manuals and documents, 2300 photos, 750 hardware items and 300 downloadable software titles."



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