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

11/28/11 Gil's LotD: GPG4Browsers

http://gpg4browsers.recurity.com/ Someone's finally implemented GPG for Gmail.

11/27/11 Gil's LotD: City grids

http://extendny.com/ The New York City grid extended to the entire planet.

11/25/11 Gil's LotD: Green flash

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_flash You can see a tiny bit of green light when the sun sets. Wikipedia has some pictures.

11/23/11 Gil's LotD: Emoticon stamps

http://www.gung.jp/kaoiro/index_e.html Roll your own emoticons on demand with this stamp.


11/22/11 Gil's LotD: Traffic simulation

http://sumo.sourceforge.net/ SUMO simulates traffic patterns over large road networks. It has a GUI and can pull in maps from OpenStreetMap.

11/21/11 Gil's LotD: Plink

http://labs.dinahmoe.com/plink/# Musically collaborate with strangers online. Unfortunately its popularity has gone down a bit so there aren't as many people playing online anymore. It's quite a bit of fun with 5+ people.


11/19/11 Gil's LotD: Tax dodging

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_Arrangement The Double Irish Arrangement is a way for companies to avoid U.S. income tax on foreign income.

11/18/11 Gil's LotD: Mental maps

http://www.looksgood.de/log/2011/10/mapmap-vauxhall-mashup-mental-maps-and-openstreetmap/ This software allows users to draw a mental map of an area and squish the real map to their drawing. There's no demo available but there is code on GitHub.

11/17/11 Gil's LotD: Harold Camping

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/harold-camping-2011-10/ How did Harold Camping handle the day after the end of the world?


11/16/11 Gil's LotD: Dau

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201111/movie-set-that-ate-itself-dau-ilya-khrzhanovsky?printable=true&currentPage=all An investigation into a very strange movie set. I thought it was fiction but it's real.


11/15/11 Gil's LotD crap: Storm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U A neat little animation for a reading of the poem Storm by Tim Minchin.


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