2/20/13 Gil's LotD: Babysitting co-op
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill_Babysitting_Co-op This babysitting co-op makes for an excellent example of how monetary and fiscal policy work.
2/17/13 Gil's LotD: NYC Subway Design Manual
http://thestandardsmanual.com/ The design manual created for the NYC subway by Vignelli.
1/23/13 Gil's LotD: Distinguishing Bolts from Screws
http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/legal/informed_compliance_pubs/icp013.ctt/icp013.pdf The Federal Government's official document on distinguishing bolts from screws.
12/31/12 Gil's LotD: Scrabble distribution
http://blog.useost.com/2012/12/30/valett/ Rethinking the Scrabble point distribution.
12/24/12 Gil's LotD: Signals and syscalls
http://lwn.net/Articles/528935/ Al Viro on how signals are handled during syscalls in Linux.
12/14/12 Gil's LotD: Rubber rooms
http://scriptunasimages.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/inside-nasas-rubber-room/ NASA built a shock-proof rubber room underneath each launch platform.
12/12/12 Gil's LotD: Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy_Presents_Mr._Spock%27s_Music_From_Outer_Space Leonard Nimoy recorded an album in the 60s.
12/11/12 Gil's LotD: World's Largest Ball of Paint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VM1LmG0gtE The creator of the world's largest ball of paint reflects on the journey.
11/24/12 Gil's LotD crap: Shipment and discharge of seamen
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86723.pdf The State Department's official guide on how to handle shipment and discharge of seamen.