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11/28/10 Gil's LotD: Linux on Windows

http://www.andlinux.org/ A port of Ubuntu Linux to Windows. This is a direct port and does not include any type of emulation.

11/11/10 Gil's LotD: Bugs in the original Xbox

http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/17_Mistakes_Microsoft_Made_in_the_Xbox_Security_System This is an incredibly comprehensive article detailing the architecture and security mistakes in the original Xbox. Because of these oversights people were able to mod the Xbox. This article is a must read.

11/10/10 Gil's LotD: The case of the 500-mile email

http://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html An anecdote about troubleshooting a system where sending emails while over 500 miles away from the company headquarters did not work.

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11/9/10 Gil's LotD: Vim cheat sheet

http://www.viemu.com/a_vi_vim_graphical_cheat_sheet_tutorial.html This is a pretty extensive cheat sheet showing what each key does in the VIM text editor.

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10/6/10 Gil's LotD!

http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/news.r.html Bitlbee allows you to use multiple instant messaging services in a single IRC client.

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9/28/10 Gil's LotD: We conjure the spirits of the computer with our spells

http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html The book Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Gerald Sussman and Hal Abelson is available for free online. This was the introductory computer science textbook at MIT for several decades.

9/24/10 Gil's LotD

http://lolcode.com/home LOLCODE, the LOLcat programming language.

8/3/10 Gil's LotD

http://www.plotbot.com/ Collaborative online screenplay writing software.

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7/27/10 Gil's LotD: Local Wikipedia

http://users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~ttsiod/buildWikipediaOffline.html This guy wrote a nifty program to index, search and display a local copy of Wikipedia.

7/21/10 Gil's LotD

http://alientrap.org/nexuiz/ Nexuiz is an open source first person shooter.

7/12/10 Gil's LotD: Trusting compilers

http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html A classic article by Ken Thompson about an exploit involving a compiler that modifies the code it compiles.

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