best of lotd

11/30/14 Gil's LotD: The colors of chemistry A step-by-step tour on how to derive the visible spectra from absorption and emission spectra.

9/7/14 Gil's LotD: Signal-safe strcpy POSIX forbids using strcpy in signal handlers. Here's how to get around that.

12/29/13 Gil's LotD: The Long View The Long View writes about long-forgotten technical details from the original Macintosh system.

12/26/13 Gil's LotD: CMS Trap Wise advice on how to structure a web app to avoid falling into a complexity pit.

2/20/13 Gil's LotD: Babysitting co-op This babysitting co-op makes for an excellent example of how monetary and fiscal policy work.

7/28/12 Gil's LotD: Source Filmmaker

Valve has released the tool used to make its animated skits. It's already been put to good use to make the impressive Falcon punch video and a parody of Kayne West's music video for his song Power. I expect some great, high-quality videos to be made by hobbyists with this tool over the next year.

5/10/12 Gil's LotD: Katawa Crash Katawa Crash is the spiritual successor to Nanaca Crash. There's a wiki explaining all the combos. My high score is unbeatable.

2/5/12 Gil's LotD: Alcohol Intoxicated behavior is largely influenced by culture.


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