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10/2/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.dirtycarart.com/DCAGallery/ Pictures drawn in the dust of dirty cars.
http://osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter5/panic/ Instructions on how to change the kernel's kernel panic error message screen to any picture you want, even the BSOD.
http://www.photomann.com/japan/machines/index.htm Pictures of different Japanese vending machines.

9/25/06 Gil's LotD

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ The most important website on the Internet. Don't go there if you've got a stolen version of Windows, however.

9/24/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=confidential+%22do+not+distribute%22&btnG=Search Whoops, don't publish your confidential documents online where Google can see them.

9/12/06 Gil's LotD: Loud speakers, USGS maps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KzmB2bI7s Cool experiment that uses speakers to lift things.
http://ransom.redjar.org/ All of the USGS topographical maps were bought by this guy and were sent over to the Internet Archive so soon you shall be able to download them for free. Check back for updates. This is cool.
http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/drc/dlgv32pro/ USGS mapviewing software.

9/10/06 Gil's LotD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novgorod In Soviet Russia, we have stainless steel copy machine. It fall and crush worker in Novgorod...
http://www.demoforge.com/dfmirage.htm DFMirage is a fake video driver which can be used in Windows to accelerate the speed of VNC.

9/9/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.portablefreeware.com/ Portable versions of common programs (portable means that you can copy them to a flash drive and they will work off of that flash drive from any computer you plug it into). Very nifty!
http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/bizfinance/biz/features/10816/index1.html A very interesting story about the creation and marketing of the Grey Goose brand of vodka.

8/22/06 Gil's LotD

http://dehydrated.ytmnd.com/ Finally, dehydrated water is on the market.
http://www.craigotis.com/ iProcrastinate is a free calendar program for students.
http://www.slate.com/id/2147590/ An article about sorting the different users from AOL's released search data into different categories.

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8/21/06 Gil's LotD: Graphing Calculator, iPods

http://www.pacifict.com/Story/ A great story about the graphing calculator program that was included with all PPC macs.
http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/home/ YamiPod is a program for Mac and Windows which lets you copy music to and from iPods without the iTunes program.

8/1/06 Gil's LotD

http://www.macworld.com/article/46543/2005/08/fullscreen.html How to get movies to play in full screen in QuickTime without paying for QuickTime Pro.
http://www.opendns.com/ A free alternative DNS service which has very speedy servers and blocks some phishers, typosquatters, and spammers. I like the service a lot, I configured our home router to use it for DNS so now the whole network here uses their service.

7/22/06 Gil's LotD

http://bigredasianthing.ytmnd.com/
http://www.coreboot.org/Welcome_to_coreboot A project to implement Linux in BIOS.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alternate/sets/199123/ Awesome photos of water in different forms and places.

7/14/06 Gil's LotD: Birds, Google, Windows

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3433507052114896375# This video is about a bird that is able to mimic the sounds it hears around it, including sounds of people. This is an amazing video.
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-06-15-n22.html An interview with a Google employee.

7/5/06 Gil's LotD

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/397003349731 Run Internet Explorer 6 under MacOS X using WINE.
https://publicaffairs.llnl.gov/news/news_releases/2006/NR-06-06-02.html Scientists recently found explanations for some unsolved mysteries about Plutonium.

6/8/06 Gil's LotD

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http://asame2.web.infoseek.co.jp/mariof.html I'm not sure what this is, but it looks Japanese fanart of Nintendo characters.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ZBcapxGHjE At the end of this story is video footage of ice tea being poured on a plane doing a barrel roll and not a drop is spilled.
http://artdent.homelinux.net/evolve/vote/ Users vote on pictures to help create better looking pictures.

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