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7/4/11 Gil's LotD: Tornado web server

http://www.tornadoweb.org/documentation Tornado is a fancy non-blocking Python web server.

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6/16/11 Gil's LotD crap: Accounting

http://furius.ca/beancount/ BeanCount is an accounting system written in Python.

6/15/11 Gil's LotD: Regex

http://blog.nyaruka.com/skypes-crazy-regex-easter-egg You can use sed-like regular expression replacement in Skype chats!

6/11/11 Gil's LotD crap: Hashes

http://www.nsrl.nist.gov/Downloads.htm The government maintains a database of cryptographic hashes which can be used to identify software.

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5/31/11 Gil's LotD: Stuxnet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOwMW6agpTI#t=6m50s A lecture on reverse engineering Stuxnet, a very sophisticated virus. This video is very entertaining and informative.

5/29/11 Gil's LotD: Pixel art

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_art_scaling_algorithms Multiple algorithms are available to upsample pixel art (frequently found in old video games). Wikipedia's article compares several algorithms and shows some impressive results. This paper was also recently released and also gives excellent results. The supplementary material link lets you visually compare different algorithms.

5/16/11 Gil's LotD: Linkers

http://www.lurklurk.org/linkers/linkers.html This is a pretty comprehensive introduction to linking in C and C++.

5/14/11 Gil's LotD: Ubuntu Linux

https://10.cloud.ubuntu.com/ Try out the server version of Ubuntu Linux for free on a VPS.

4/12/11 Gil's LotD: Text rendering

http://code.google.com/p/gdipp/ gdipp reimplements the Windows text renderer to give it Mac-like anti-aliasing.

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