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10/15/11 Gil's LotD: Hardware terminals

http://jstn.cc/post/8692501831 A guide to configuring your hardware serial terminal with MacOS X's gettys.

10/14/11 Gil's LotD: Software complexity

http://mjg59.livejournal.com/136274.html A rant on the desire to create "lightweight" open source software replacements. I'm linking this in particular because "To a first approximation, when someone says "Lightweight" what they mean is 'I don't understand the problems that the alternative solves'." is an excellent quote and summary of the issue.

10/13/11 Gil's LotD: Power Rangers

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/hopr?start=10 Reviews and analysis of all the Power Rangers TV show seasons.

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10/10/11 Gil's LotD: Learn Linux

http://linuxzoo.net/ LinuxZoo offers a tiny virtual computer and a set of tutorials for learning Linux basics free of charge.

9/30/11 Gil's LotD: ResExcellence

http://www.resexcellence.com/ The long-defunct Mac website ResExcellence has returned with its old content. Back in the day this site had all kinds of information about the workings of Macintosh systems and I personally learned quite a bit from it in grade school and junior high. It certainly set me on the path that led me to learning everything I know about software.

9/24/11 Gil's LotD: Solving laundry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caVo6EJFV8s Berkeley researchers have designed robots and software capable of folding laundry.

9/23/11 Gil's LotD: Game of Thrones recipes

http://innatthecrossroads.com/ Recipes from George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones fantasy series.

9/22/11 Gil's LotD: DHCP performance

http://cafbit.com/entry/rapid_dhcp_or_how_do An investigation into how Apple systems get a DHCP lease so quickly.

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9/19/11 Gil's LotD: Inventables

http://www.inventables.com/ An online store to buy all kinds of cool little materials.

9/16/11 Gil's LotD: Flying wing

http://omahamakergroup.org/2011/06/29/5-flying-wing This is a single sheet of plastic which easily flies with a tiny motor and can be steered remotely. Pretty cool.

9/7/11 Gil's LotD: Knife construction

http://www.arscives.com/bladesign/tamahagane/main.htm Pictures of the creation of a homemade Japanese knife starting with the construction of steel.

8/30/11 Gil's LotD: RSA and SSH

http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/blog/?p=24 This blog post walks through the contents of a private key and shows how to do RSA with it.

8/16/11 Gil's LotD: Accuracy

http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/ How close can you eyeball these puzzles?

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