News, Travel, and More  

News, Travel, and More

 
Caltech/IPAC/JPL administration
IPAC Infrastructure Support Group Home Page (many useful links!)
IPAC computing infrastructure helpdesk
Modify personal information for Caltech administration and fill out time sheets (passwd protected)
.................instructions on how to fill out those time sheets
Greater IPAC phone list (only accessible from IPAC network)
IPAC Science Staff WIKI (incl. list of new scienctific papers and software by staff members)
IPAC Staff WIKI
JPL document clearance ("Unlimited Release System")
Events at Caltech
Check Caltech e-mail
Caltech travel information
Caltech institute policies
Inside JPL info: JPL's Daily Planet
US Government Per Diem and Lodging Rates
News, Sports, Weather:
Dutch Broadcasting Company (NOS) with links to live dutch radio and TV
Flemish Sports Site
NOS TeleTekst a simple, reliable, and very fast updated news and sports site (but, in dutch)
CNN
de Volkskrant dutch newspaper
online BBC radio stations includes news, sports, music etc..
online TV and radio a great site for online TV and radio
great selection of online music
Voetbal International latest soccer news (in dutch)
Marco van Basten An amazing soccer player. My favorite.
Listing of Soccer on North American TV
Weather at JPL (~0.5 km from my place)
Yahoo (Mail, News, etc.)
Travel:
Time tables and many other links to the world's railways
Booking European High-Speed Train Tickets from Abroad
American Airlines
United Airlines
Kayak booking flights, hotels, cars (combines many different sites, great for comparison)
Expedia booking flights, hotels, cars
Orbitz booking flights, hotels, cars
Map Quest (US maps+directions)
Currency exchange rate converter
Consulate of the Netherlands in LA
Embassy/Consulate of the US in The Hague/Amsterdam
Wait time for US visa application at embassies around the world
World Clock
US Dollar to Euro converter
AAA
AirBnB (NL version)
For Sale/Rent:
Toyota parts
House/apartment rental LA area
Stuff for sale/rent by JPL employees
Stuff for sale at Caltech
Various
Starting up life and work in Chile
American-English Dictionary
Real-Time Earthquake Maps and what to do when one hits.
Customizable Calendars in PDF Format
Air Quality West-San Gabriel Valley
Pasadena Weather, Air quality, Earthquakes, etc.
Wildfire Maps
Doodle page to organize meetings, telecons
Printing Posters at IPAC