A random collection of daily links drawn from the depths of the Internet.

12/1/14 Gil's LotD: Mitch Hedberg and GIS

http://njgeo.org/2014/01/30/mitch-hedberg-and-gis/ Finding all the La Quintas that are close to a Denny's.

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11/30/14 Gil's LotD: The colors of chemistry

http://jiahao.github.io/julia-blog/2014/06/09/the-colors-of-chemistry.html A step-by-step tour on how to derive the visible spectra from absorption and emission spectra.

9/9/14 Gil's LotD: X colors

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Mar/0272.html The complete history of the X Windows color list.

9/8/14 Gil's LotD: Inside the Soviet Army

http://militera.lib.ru/research/suvorov12/index.html Written by a Soviet defector this book gives a great insight into the Soviet leadership's mindset.

9/7/14 Gil's LotD: Signal-safe strcpy

http://www.tedunangst.com/flak/post/signal-safe-strcpy POSIX forbids using strcpy in signal handlers. Here's how to get around that.

9/1/14 Gil's LotD: Rejit

http://coreperf.com/projects/rejit/introduction.html Rejit is a regular expression engine that uses a JIT for code generation. It also makes use of fancy modern CPU tricks like SIMD instructions.

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3/17/14 Gil's LotD: Doge2048

http://doge2048.com/ The secrets of the universe.

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1/14/14 Gil's LotD: George W. Bush's email

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/17/us/the-last-e-mail-goodbye-from-gwb-to-his-42-buddies.html George W. Bush kept a mailing list of friends right up until he won the presidency.

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