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

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.

3/30/12 Gil's LotD: GoldenEye

http://www.therwp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48139 There's a hidden ZX Spectrum emulator in the GoldenEye 64 release carts.

3/28/12 Gil's LotD: Wind map

http://hint.fm/wind/ See America's wind currents overlaid over the country.


3/26/12 Gil's LotD: Putin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noo0lzJILaM Vladimir Putin's 2012 reelection campaign's commercial.

3/14/12 Gil's LotD: Gongs Unlimited

http://www.gongs-unlimited.com/ The Internet's leading gong retailer.

3/11/12 Gil's LotD: Time

http://time.is/ Find out the accuracy of your computer clock.


3/10/12 Gil's LotD: Chinese censorship

http://blockedonweibo.tumblr.com/ A list of words banned on China's Twitter clone.



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