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

4/28/12 Gil's LotD: Math books

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Mathematics_%28Bookshelf%29 Project Gutenberg has started typesetting out-of-print math books in LaTeX.


4/24/12 Gil's LotD crap: Panda three-way

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/panda-three-way/ This is an incredibly awkward article about losing your virginity with an older couple.


4/24/12 Gil's LotD: Frozen cows

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017999538_apusfrozencows.html The Forest Service considers using explosives to remove frozen cows.

4/15/12 Gil's LotD: Fighting traffic tickets

http://arxiv.org/abs/1204.0162 A physicist's attempt to argue out of getting a traffic ticket.

4/11/12 Gil's LotD: Criticisms of PHP

http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/ A comprehensive collection of criticisms of the PHP language and its standard library.

4/9/12 Gil's LotD: Android

http://www.asymco.com/2012/04/02/android-economics/ Google makes more from iPhone services than they do from Android phones.

Salt-packed Roast

Cooking a roast in a dutch oven has been my holy grail. I've also been captivated by the idea of cooking it packed in rock salt - how does that change the roast? Does it help turn out a better roast? How salty is the result? I'm glad to have finally answered these questions.

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Frito Casserole

I made Frito casserole for some friends at a campout. The recipe isn't complicated or particularly healthy but it is very tasty. It even got a few recipe requests! The only substitution I made was switching out for low-sodium cream of mushroom. It cooked for about 25 minutes in my 10 incher dutch oven with a 14/7 coal split. The resulting casserole had fully melted cheese and the internal goop was hot enough to require cooling a bit.

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4/2/12 Gil's LotD crap: Phallic imagery

http://i.imgur.com/hgjCI.jpg Supposedly the outline of a pair of scissors.


4/2/12 Gil's LotD: MapsTD

http://www.mapstd.com/ MapsTD is a tower defense game with maps dynamically generated from Google Maps locations.


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