Chicken Scratchings

This page is a collection of links to my various writings. After all, there's very little point in maintaining the most popular web page on the whole Internet (well, almost...) if you don't use it to pontificate a little.

Some of the material referenced here (particularly the technical stuff) is also referenced from other pages on the site. This is a bare-faced attempt to double my chances of fooling you into actually reading it.

Data Communications/Networking

The Definitive Guide to Serial Communications (work in progress !)

A reference guide describing the theory and practice of serial communications using RS/232 asynchronous interfaces (as found on a PC near you !)

The IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol (work in progress !)

A tutorial on the IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree algorithm (if you don't know what that means, don't read the won't like it !


Proportional Representation in Ireland

A description of a system of Proportional Representation (called Single Transferable Vote) used in Ireland to elect members to The Dail (one of the Irish Houses of Parliment).

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