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10/9/12 Gil's LotD: Fonts for dyslexics

http://dyslexicfonts.com/ A font designed to help dyslexics read.

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8/18/12 Gil's LotD: The Infinitely Profitable Program

http://peetm.com/blog/?p=55 The story of GO.COM, a commercially successful program with no instructions.

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.

6/16/12 Gil's LotD: GNU toolchain

http://atgreen.github.com/ggx/ A step-by-step guide to adding support to the GNU toolchain for a new architecture.

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.

2/30/12 Gil's LotD: PyPXE

https://github.com/psychomario/PyPXE PyPXE is a small, native Python implementation of the tftpd and dhcpd you need to PXE boot.

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1/16/12 Gil's LotD: The Restart Page

http://www.therestartpage.com Relive the restart process from a number of different systems.

1/14/12 Gil's LotD: That's what she said

https://github.com/DanielRapp/twss.js This program uses statistical models to predict whether or not a sentence can be made into a "that's what she said" joke.

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1/9/12 Gil's LotD crap: switchDiskSizeBase

http://web.me.com/brkirch/brkirchs_Software/Mac_OS_X_Software.html For whatever dumb reason Apple switched to base 10 units in MacOS X 10.6. This program sets it back.

11/29/11 Gil's LotD: pypandora

http://amoffat.github.com/pypandora/ pypandora is an alternative client for the Pandora streaming service.

11/28/11 Gil's LotD: GPG4Browsers

http://gpg4browsers.recurity.com/ Someone's finally implemented GPG for Gmail.

11/22/11 Gil's LotD: Traffic simulation

http://sumo.sourceforge.net/ SUMO simulates traffic patterns over large road networks. It has a GUI and can pull in maps from OpenStreetMap.

11/18/11 Gil's LotD: Mental maps

http://www.looksgood.de/log/2011/10/mapmap-vauxhall-mashup-mental-maps-and-openstreetmap/ This software allows users to draw a mental map of an area and squish the real map to their drawing. There's no demo available but there is code on GitHub.

11/3/11 Gil's LotD: Reverse engineering

http://mcosre.sourceforge.net/ The MacOS Re project attempted to build a booting system for old Macs from scratch. The project is now dead but there is source and documentation available on the website.

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