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9/3/10 Gil's LotD: Listening history

http://lastgraph3.aeracode.org/ This website looks at a last.fm profile and visualizes its listening history.

7/30/10 Gil's LotD: Gerrymandering

http://www.rangevoting.org/GerryExamples.html A paper on a nifty algorithm for drawing up representative districts fairly.

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.

7/19/10 Gil's LotD: Keyboard cleaning

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11029793&sc=emaf A reporter tries to confirm the urban legend that cleaning keyboards in a dishwasher is safe. It works for his dishwasher but he shares warnings from manufacturers.

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.

5/7/07 Gil's LotD: Books, Dante's Inferno, Pulp Fiction

5/7/07 Gil's LotD
http://www.judgeabook.blogspot.com/ A blog all about judging books by their covers.
http://www.dantefilm.com/trailer.html Trailer for a remake of Dante's Inferno using paper dolls. It looks really cool, and if your computer can handle it view the HD trailer. Isn't QuickTime great?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvJwUFI_es The Pulp Fiction trailer with Muppets edited in to the clip. SFW

5/3/07 Gil's LotD: Hiliarious graphics, Dog scams, Facebook

5/3/07 Gil's LotD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvq3-oG5BM A preview video of Sumotori Dreams, a tiny and funny game. The link for the download is in the description and be sure to see the video.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=263297 The latest scam in Japan is selling people sheep and calling them poodles?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHi-ZcvFV_0 A parody Facebook infomercial.

4/29/07 Gil's LotD: Thou Shalt Always Kill, Flaming toilets, Wikipedia status

4/29/07 Gil's LotD
http://youtube.com/watch?v=d-MYVv4tgQc The music video for Thou Shalt Always Kill by Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Be sure to see this video, it is a really catchy song.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6559373.stm Finally a recall for those darn burning toilets.

4/26/07 Gil's LotD: Cell phones, 300, Underage

4/26/07 Gil's LotD
http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/a-nations-youth-all-thumbs-with-pcs/2007/04/13/1175971346787.html A story about the extensive use of cellphones with the latest generation in Japan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-u9SzVdVGI A very funny mix of the soundtrack of the 300 trailer with footage from Anchorman. Be sure to watch this video.

3/26/07 Gil's LotD: kill -9, Language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow7iUaKrq4 Incredible nerdcore rap. Be sure to view this video.
http://specgram.com/CLI.2/08.kawil.rerating.html An article by linguists rating the languages of the world.

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.

2/12/07 Gil's LotD: Thriller, LEDs, Profanity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmYbP0F4Zw Video from a wedding of the entire wedding party doing the Thriller dance. Be sure to view this one.
http://www.smithappens.com/picture/542/Leds-and-resistors-circuit-sex-positions.html Sex positions illustrated by resistors and LEDs. Safe for work

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