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

10/16/11 Gil's LotD: Urban underground blasting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RZbrzOBxg A video of one of the explosions done to mine out the future Second Avenue Subway in NYC.

10/15/11 Gil's LotD: Hardware terminals

http://jstn.cc/post/8692501831 A guide to configuring your hardware serial terminal with MacOS X's gettys.

10/14/11 Gil's LotD: Software complexity

http://mjg59.livejournal.com/136274.html A rant on the desire to create "lightweight" open source software replacements. I'm linking this in particular because "To a first approximation, when someone says "Lightweight" what they mean is 'I don't understand the problems that the alternative solves'." is an excellent quote and summary of the issue.

10/13/11 Gil's LotD crap: Biscuit Fox

http://biscuitfox.smackjeeves.com/ Biscuit Fox is a new webcomic about the life of an immigrant NFL player.

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10/13/11 Gil's LotD: Power Rangers

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/hopr?start=10 Reviews and analysis of all the Power Rangers TV show seasons.

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10/12/11 Gil's LotD: Woody Dutch Ovens

http://www.woodydutchoven.com/ The Woody Dutch Oven is a squat, square dutch oven.

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10/11/11 Gil's LotD: Lese-majesty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lese-majesty Lese-Majesty is the crime of violating majesty, an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state.

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10/10/11 Gil's LotD: Learn Linux

http://linuxzoo.net/ LinuxZoo offers a tiny virtual computer and a set of tutorials for learning Linux basics free of charge.

10/9/11 Gil's LotD: Smells Like Teen Spirit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_ciiCyxOJA Patti Smith's cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. I'm sending this link out because it's the first time I've ever been able to make sense of the lyrics. The cover is solid.

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