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

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.

11/14/11 Gil's LotD crap: Koyaanisqatsi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Cu6zx1-bA CunninLynguists - The Distance. They're sampling Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi.


11/14/11 Gil's LotD: Lions' Commentary

http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/Lions/index.php The famous Lions' Commentary on UNIX is available for free online. Wikipedia.

11/11/11 Gil's LotD: Managing nerds

http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2011/01/17/managing_nerds.html This is an excellent definition of nerds and the way they operate.



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