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

12/24/12 Gil's LotD: Signals and syscalls

http://lwn.net/Articles/528935/ Al Viro on how signals are handled during syscalls in Linux.


12/14/12 Gil's LotD: Rubber rooms

http://scriptunasimages.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/inside-nasas-rubber-room/ NASA built a shock-proof rubber room underneath each launch platform.

12/11/12 Gil's LotD: World's Largest Ball of Paint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VM1LmG0gtE The creator of the world's largest ball of paint reflects on the journey.

11/24/12 Gil's LotD crap: Shipment and discharge of seamen

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86723.pdf The State Department's official guide on how to handle shipment and discharge of seamen.

11/16/12 Gil's LotD: Knitta Please

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knitta_Please Knitta Please is a group of knitting graffiti artists.

10/22/12 Gil's LotD: CNC machines

http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/gcnc/ A very comprehensive introduction to the world of home CNC machining, mold making and resin casting.


10/14/12 Gil's LotD: Statistics and R

http://ipsur.org/ An introductory textbook to statistics and the R programming language.

10/10/12 Gil's LotD: Drive farming

http://blog.backblaze.com/2012/10/09/backblaze_drive_farming/ The story of how one company dealt with a worldwide hard drive shortage.


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