Best of LotD

5/12/06 Gil's LotD: Stormtroopers, Domo-Kun, DRM

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5351101160052590481# A Star Wars parody about stormtroopers in the style of COPS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RjN62LisRE Domo-Kun of Bel-Air. This video is a must see.
http://chosaq.net/archives/2006/04/circumvent-pdf-drm-with-gmail.html Tips on breaking the DRM in some PDFs.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-dvd-mpeg4.html Tips on ripping a DVD to MPEG-4.

5/4/06 Gil's LotD: Poetry, Stick figures, Music video

http://www.spellingsociety.org/news/media/poems.php Poems about the odd words in English, they are very cool.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1103093891548277809# is hiliarious... a disco in an elevator. This is a must see.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/stickfiguresinperil/pool/ Photos taken of stick figures... in peril. This is pretty funny.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2389157599543563987 A bunch of Polish kids made a music video to this catchy song. Warning, innuendo.

5/2/06 Gil's LotD: Solar eclipse, Puppies

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/debrief/Iss012/topFiles/ISS012-E-21351.htm What a solar eclipse looks like from space, this is really cool.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2336001057263201649# A litter of puppies doesn't know how to take on a single cat.

4/24/06 Gil's LotD: Foshata

The original website for this LotD has been discontinued. However, a clone is available at http://smouch.net/.

4/20/06 Gil's LotD: Roosters, Serial numbers, Car stunts, Stop motion

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=249083069583869534# Roosters set to the Imperial March.
http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html This will take a Mac's serial number and break it down for you.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3688185030664621355# This is a compilation of Isuzu commercials from the 80s that were all pulled off by stunt drivers. This is pretty cool.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1511995185163028652# An amazing stop motion animation video, this is a must see.

4/17/06 Gil's LotD: Zelda, The Internet, Homebrew clocks

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2713994116796945354# Old ad for the original NES Zelda game.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/index.php?p=2747 A map of the backbone routers of the Internet. This is pretty cool.
http://symlink.dk/projects/bob-clock/ A homemade clock which uses a single LED in a circle of LEDs to represent hour, minute, and second hands.

4/15/06 Gil's LotD: Pretty Good, Bug spray, Wikipedia pictures

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3615762087205463609# A music video to the song Pretty Good For Now.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4505347582824037909# Crazy old commercial for Super Timor, a bug spray. Be sure to see this one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_pictures_visible A list of the featured pictures on Wikipedia.

4/14/06 Gil's LotD: Katamari, Bum wine

4/12/06 Gil's LotD: Accents, Lighting, Hey Jude, Skunks

http://accent.gmu.edu/index.php This program tries to give examples of English accents from around the world.
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/bmw-shows-airbus-how-to-light-an-airplane-ceiling-161267.php BMW has created custom lighting for Airbus, looks cool.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1164135073326538979# A person sings Hey Jude, possibly drunk. This is pretty funny.
http://animom.tripod.com/skunks.html Skunk attack! Skunks are the new cats.

3/23/06 Gil's LotD: Hardcore alarm clarks, Driving pranks

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/puzzle-alarm-clock-presents-mild-challenge-wakes-you-up-157999.php An alarm clock which has a puzzle on top you need to solve in order to stop its alarm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoETMCosULQ Drivers go the speed limit which blocks off all traffic. A good, short documentary.

3/21/06 Gil's LotD: Snowflakes, Physics, Finance

http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2006-02/save-snowflake-decades How to preserve snowflakes in superglue.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4237751840526284618# A very entertaining and informative video about the double slit experiment. You should see this video.
http://www.prosper.com/ A website which lets individuals buy and sell small loans.

3/13/06 Gil's LotD: Balls, Falling Sand game, Slime molds

http://www.uselesspickles.com/jsballs/ A ball physics simulator in Javascript.
http://www.piettes.com/fallingsandgame/index.html The Falling Sand game.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8718 Scientists have attached a slime mold to a robot's sensors and motors.
http://www.rattysghost.com/deadrat/buriedrat/slime_mold_lore.html Slime molds in Nethack.

3/3/06 Gil's LotD: Apple commercials, Best Buy sales

http://www.differentdistrict.com/movies/ A ton of Apple's commercials and videos.
http://www.cabel.name/2006/02/retail-secrets-best-buy-wall-numbers.html The story behind the numbers by the Best Buy register.

2/21/06 Gil's LotD: The Cool Ones, Gorillaz

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6733844678117980160# The trailer for the 60s movie The Cool Ones. It's a seizurefest.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4836496781723575557# Music video for Gorillaz - 19-2000

2/10/06 Gil's LotD: How to make a shiny ball out of mud, Socratic method

http://bitsandpieces1.blogspot.com/2006/01/how-to-make-shiny-ball-out-of-mud.html How to make a shiny ball out of mud.
http://www.garlikov.com/Soc_Meth.html Teaching third graders with the Socratic method.

1/28/06 Gil's LotD: Grandaddy, Photoshop

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http://www.tuthq.com/dusty-light-photoshop-tutorial.php A tutorial on making a fake dust in the light effect.
http://www.stewdio.org/jed/ A music video for Jed's Other Poem by Grandaddy. Definitely check this out.

1/23/06 Gil's LotD: The PeachWaves, Top music videos

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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1801998643765982491 A music video by a NYC band called The PeachWaves. Highly recommended.
http://docopenhagen.blogspot.com/2005/12/top-50-music-videos-of-2005.html A list of the top 50 music videos from 2005.

1/20/06 Gil's LotD: Robot crank calls

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http://ws.cdyne.com/NotifyWS/phonenotify.asmx?op=NotifyPhoneEnglishBasic Use this web service to call any phone number and leave a computer message.

1/17/06 Gil's LotD: Games

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http://ishi.blog2.fc2.com/blog-entry-151.html
This is by the same guy who made yesterday's Falling Sand Game. Also look on the right of the page for a game called Cat Cannon which is a lot of fun.

1/16/06 Gil's LotD: Falling Sand game

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http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/
This game is incredibly fun, but don't forget to turn off the namakujii at the bottom if you want to build stuff. He's a slug and will eat through walls and anything else!
One cool thing to do is to fill a big part with the spout, then make a plant web through it. If you burn the plant, water will drip down and more plant will grow, so it becomes and endless cycle!

1/4/06 Gil's LotD: Schizophrenia

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http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/nbb421/student2003/epl8/Blank%20Page%202.htm The progression of schizophrenia within Louis Wain's artwork. Unfortunately, it's fictional.
I personally think this link is really cool.

12/10/05 Gil's LotD: Kansas

12/10/05 Gil's LotD
http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html From the Annals of Improbable Reseach: A study showing Kansas is flatter then a pancake.

11/15/05 Gil's LotD: Tinfoil hats

11/2/05 Gil's LotD: Matrix dancing

11/2/05 Gil's link of the day
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4190645635814544453&q=matrix+dance A cool video of all kinds of tricks done in a gym.
Be sure to see this one all the way though, there are bloopers at the end as well as a scene where about 5 guys run up a wall together.

10/29/05 Gil's LotD: Cultural maps

10/29/05 Gil's LotD
http://www.commoncensus.org/ A nifty project to create maps of the US in terms of spheres of cultural influence.

10/4/05 Gil's LotD: Worst album covers

10/4/05 Gil's LotD
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,5-2005380599,00.html A list of the worst album covers ever.

9/20/05 Gil's LotD: Rock Paper Scissors

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http://www.umop.com/rps15.htm Rock Paper Scissors is RPS 3. This is RPS 15

7/13/05 Gil's LotD: Muffin Films

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http://www.muffinfilms.com/ A dozen short films on muffins

7/4/05 Gil's LotD: Oprah

5/7/05 Gil's LotD: Games, Star Wars scripts

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http://www.onemorelevel.com/games/bowmaster.html This game is pretty addictive, and my little brother is hooked on the sequels
http://scripts.cgispy.com/newsboard.cgi?action=view&num=2&user=script Warning: Supposedly this is the script to Star Wars Episode III. I don't think it is the real deal, but we link to it, you decide. Gil's in-house Star Wars professional has condemned this as a fake.
PWNED- It's actually a pretty accurate script.

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