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5/8/07 Gil's LotD

5/8/07 Gil's LotD
http://modular.math.washington.edu/sage/ SAGE, open source math software. Does it go in the email field?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNp7QKugzZE Music video for a remix of Gay Boyfriend by The Hazzards. The original video is in the sidebar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9HaNbsIfp0 A cover of the HD-DVD key.

5/4/07 Gil's LotD

5/4/07 Gil's LotD
http://graphserver.sourceforge.net/ Software that when given a map of paths will find a route for you!
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/usgrid/ More map stuffs: Census data about density, race, and other population characteristics.

4/1/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.nsa.gov/snac/downloads_os.cfm?MenuID=scg10.3.1.1 The NSA's guides on how to secure your computer.
http://news.digitaltrends.com/article5140.html A news photographer wanted to take a picture of a building being demolished. He put the camera on a stand and took off, the camera was destroyed, but the flash card survived, and the last pictures it took are in the article.

3/21/07 Gil's LotD: Personality, Dithering

http://similarminds.com/global-adv.html A very comprehensive personality test.
http://www.tinrocket.com/software/hyperdither/ This is an app which can do dithering with the same algorithm the old-school MacPaint used! Be sure to check this out.

2/22/07 Gil's LotD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339ixMtHrVk Around the World by Daft Punk set to old video footage of the Charleston.
http://lwn.net/Articles/209257/ A look at debugging features in the kernel which allow you to inject memory faults while the system is running.
http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2001/0118/pr23-1.html The Shanghai Star's interview with Mao's personal cook.

2/21/07 Gil's LotD

http://kerneltrap.org/node/7637 An interview with Jens Axboe, a kernel developer who works on I/O.
http://www.visionresearch.com/index.cfm?sector=htm/app&page=gallery A gallery of videos taken with high speed cameras.

2/16/07 Gil's LotD

http://chickencrap.com/specials/arctic.htm Shots of a partially melted then refrozen glacier which looks like a tidal wave of ice.
http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html An open source CD and DVD burning application for MacOS X.

1/8/07 Gil's LotD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%B6ner The Doner kebab is a Turkish sandwich-like dish.
http://www.oldversion.com/ Download old versions of software apps.
http://glovis.usgs.gov/ View USGS satellite images.

12/15/06 Gil's LotD

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/11/make_video_podcast_make_y.html Instructions on how to use Blender, an open source 3D modeling program to make origami versions of 3D computer models.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loue The Loue river in France.

11/15/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.xmarks.com/ Foxmarks is a Firefox plugin which lets you automatically sync/backup/mirror bookmarks across machines. I use them as backup for the LotD archives and queue.

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11/8/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.potionfactory.com/blog/2006/10/19/introducing-tangerine/ Tangerine analyzes the songs in iTunes to find their BPM and tries to make playlists of songs that go together energywise.

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11/6/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-10-10/news/planespotting/ A very interesting article about planespotters, people who track arrivals and departures of planes, and how a group of planespotters used the Internet to discover the CIA's system of secret prisons.

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11/4/06 Gil's LotD

http://getsongbird.com/ Songbird is a free, open source MP3 and media player for MacOS X, Windows, and Linux.
http://blog.fortiusone.com/2006/10/11/heat-maps-for-google-maps-aka-geoiq-mashup/ A story about implementing traffic information in a Google map.

10/30/06 Gil's LotD

http://wheelof.com/whitney/index.php?var=v14 The Whitney music box, a hypnotic flash program. Be sure to see the other music boxes linked on the left.
http://www.openttd.org/en/ Open source implementation of the Traffic Tycoon game. It requires the original game in order to play although they are writing replacement code so everyone can use it.

10/14/06 Gil's LotD

http://openmosix.sourceforge.net/ OpenMosix is a set of patches to the Linux kernel which combine a network of machines into a single supercomputer.

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