Michael Stack

(That's Sam helping me write. I hope you have help, too. Click on the photo to see our other helpers.)


Local weather information is produced by our Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 weather station, then uploaded to the Weather Underground:

Click for Sycamore, Illinois Forecast

More information at http://weather.kcats.org


"SHARE is an association whose member organizations are broad-based users of IBM information technology. SHARE Inc. is a non-profit, international, voluntary organization of users of computing systems from IBM and other vendors."

The next SHARE User-Driven Training Event & Expo will be held in Denver, CO, on August 23 - 28, 2009.

The proceedings from the previous meetings are available with registration.


The files in this location are available through anonymous ftp or through this web server. They are placed here for various reasons and are all freely available, but with the usual non-commitment of support. The directories normally here are:
  • ASSIST - This directory contains distribution files for ASSIST (from Penn State University), ASSIST/I (interactive ASSIST), and the NIU ASSIST installation JCL. It also contains the NIU version of XMACROs and XMODULEs.
  • MVSBatch - This directory contains files related to the batch job submission facility developed at NIU to facilitate student (and other) job submission and output retrieval from the desktop.
  • Other - Any files which do not have a home in the above directories.


I enjoy recreational bicycle touring, and these are some web sites related to all sorts of cycling. Please let me know of others you find interesting.


"Classical Net" links to most of the web information which interests me, thanks to Dave Lampson.
A few of the composers whose music I enjoy are:

"In Western Civilization, the period ruled by mysticism is known as the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages. I will assume that you know the nature of that period and the state of human existence in those ages. The Renaissance broke the rule of the mystics. "Renaissance" means "rebirth." Few people today will care to remind you that it was a rebirth of reason - of man's mind."
- AR, "Faith and Force: the Destroyers of the Modern World," Philosophy: Who Needs It?

"The main thing that every political campaign in the United States demonstrates is that the politicians of all parties, despite their superficial enmities, are really members of one great brotherhood. Their principal, and indeed their sole, object is to collar public office, with all the privileges and profits that go therewith. They achieve this collaring by buying votes with other people's money. No professional politician is ever actually in favor of public economy. It is his implacable enemy, and he knows it. All professional politicoes are devoted wholeheartedly to waste and corruption. They are the enemies of every decent man."
- HLM, Minority Report, No 204

"Our Founders"

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