Make a Spud Gun
Ever feel the need (or desire) to shoot potatoes 200 yards or more? Now you can! Newly available from the MAKE Magazine blog: How to make a spud gun. Here's a direct link to the PDF instructions download file (Adobe Acrobat is required for viewing).
Tired of wondering how other people make their cool MySpace profile pages? Then it's about time you really learn HTML and CSS, the basis of everything you see on MySpace.com. Finally you'll be able to create the MySpace page and any other Web page you've always wanted.
This collection offers expert Flash tips and tricks for optimization, creating interesting effects, ActionScript programming, sound and video effects, and much more--and you don't need to be an expert to use them (although you'll certainly look like one). Ranging from practical hacks to the fun and quirky, the book covers Flash MX, Flash MX 2004, and Flash MX Professional 2004. If you want more than your average Flash user, Flash Hacks is for you.
Digital Photography: The Missing Manual helps you to take beautiful digital pictures and share the results with friends and family. Spiked with advice and humor, trademarks of the Missing Manual series, this book shows you how to master your digital camera and take memorable photos, then edit and share them. Ideal for those just getting started, this book is also perfect for those wanting to increase the digital photography skills they already have.
With Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual, author Barbara Brundage has written the perfect digital photography guide that covers new features and techniques--for the most common editing solutions to the more advanced. In a clear, easy-to-read format, the author provides step-by-step instruction so readers can learn the right editing techniques for producing and sharing beautiful digital photography.
It doesn't take long for an avid or just wickedly clever gamer to be chafed by the limitations of videogame software or hardware. If you want to go far beyond the obvious, there's an awful lot of free fun you can have, using the creative exploits of the gaming gurus. Gaming Hacks is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software.
Even if you've finished Halo 2 in Legendary Mode, you're not done with this game. This incredible book gives you a horde of great hacks for weapons, levels, vehicles, game play and mods. With all the clever tips and tricks we have in store, you'll turn Halo 2 into a whole new experience, whether you're a level 25 or above, or even a complete n00b.
- Apr 9, 2008 3:46 AM Excellent site for selecting HTML colors
- Apr 22, 2007 6:13 PM MySpace Dispute with Photobucket
- Apr 21, 2007 5:32 AM Add MyBlogLog to Your MySpace Profile
- Mar 24, 2007 3:54 AM Hide Your Top Friends, but Have "View Friends" Link
- Feb 13, 2007 10:39 PM MySpace Technology History
Feel free to contact me using my AIM ID: diyincite
The purpose of this profile is to help people learn how to "do it yourself" (diy) on MySpace and elsewhere on the Web. With just a little bit of knowledge of web coding and image manipulation techniques, you can accomplish so much! Read more...
Have a question about MySpace customization or Web scripting? Send me a message or, post your question as a comment here:..
[Thanks to my friend Jeremy for discovering this comment box code.]
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O'Reilly diyINcite's MySpace Groups
Gifts for Geeks
Pictures and descriptions of gifts that geeky people might like - everyone is welcome to post gift suggestions...
Do-it-yourself codes for your MySpace profile and beyond.
[Thanks to Jeremy for making the cool banner]
O'Reilly MySpace Tools and Add-Ons
Web sites that generate code to customize your MySpace profile and applications you can embed into your profile.
Useful Information and MySpace Hacks
64 of the 16,777,216 colors available for your MySpace pages using hexadecimal color codes
For more information, read "Select hexadecimal colors for MySpace."
New: Diagram and explanation of the MySpace profile page structure
Read the first of several articles about the MySpace profile page structure and how to customize portions of your profile page in the MySpace Profile Layout: HTML Table Layers blog post.
More about this profile
About "O'Reilly diyINcite"
Creating this profile was the idea of some people at O'Reilly Media--hence, the URL: www.MySpace.com/oreillymedia. So what's 'diyINcite' mean? Well, on the About O'Reilly page, you see that one of O'Reilly's goals is to be "prime instigator of the DIY revolution" (DIY = "Do-It-Yourself"). The "word" diyINcite is intended to capture the spirit of this phrase. Read more...
About the author/hacker
My name is Kevin. I'll be writing and posting codes for your MySpace profile and beyond, and describing how the code works, on this page and in the O'Reilly Do It Yourself Codes MySpace group. First we'll start out with simple profile customization options, then we'll work toward more complex codes. Read more...
About O'Reilly Media
Who I'd like to meet:
MySpace people interested in learning about new technology and how to apply it.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Proud parent
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Supporting MySpace Innovators