Hackaday links resurrection

Here is everything you should have gotten last night. I do use the Session Saver extension and it has saved me a lot of frustration in the past, but it didn’t save what I was typing in the web form.

If you’ve got a project that you want to show off like Seth and Doug did, feel free to drop us a line with a description. If we like it we’ll ask you to submit the story as plain text with markers where the images should go. All images should be reduced to 425px wide; we can link to larger ones if needed.

Some modchip developers have gotten their hands on an XBox 360 dev-kit and posted a ton of hardware pictures.

USAToday article on why we should have the “freedom to tinker” [via Techdirt]

Wooden laptop, far less serious than that last one [Mr. President]

[will] wrote up how to setup a secure SOCKS proxy using SSH. I am definitely doing this.

More abuse of free shipping boxes: cardboard boat. [The Sponge]

Controlling an RC Car with a computer, he describes the project in a video. [jaguarrrr]

PDF How-to remove a laptop LCD [Imanuel votteler]

[slash fury] decides to go big and cram a micro-ATX into an XBox.

I mentioned Session Saver above. I also include Spellbound and Greasemonkey on my short list of essential Firefox extensions. Anybody else have a favorite they can’t live without?

As usual, we’re looking for the hook-up.

24 thoughts on “Hackaday links resurrection

  1. forecast fox, popup alt attribute, auto copy, IE view (so I can cross check my pages), fxif, MR Tech’s Disable XPI Install Delay, Gmail notifier. There’s more, but I don’t want to get flamed for my obsessive compulsive extension gathering.

  2. The extension I use most is developer toolbar (http://chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/). Even though I don’t do much web development, it is an awesome internet swiss army knife. Also useful as a CSS editor.

    Tabbedbrowser preferences ( is also a good extension because it adds a “new tab” button and some more preferences.

    Finally, wikialong (http://www.wikalong.org/) is a good concept but it is not there yet because of a slow server and small community compared to the size of the internet.

  3. in case your firefox crash again, try this:

    *Copy /proc/kcore to a temporary file.

    *Search (grep, ..) this file for the text of your post.

    worked a few times for me.

  4. Wow, I got linked? Rather surprising. I know, it’s not a great job, but it works. I still have to touch up a few things, such as the power button and controller port, so I’ll probably update more on it soon.

  5. Looks like hackaday hosed the wooden laptop’s servers. I’ve heard of wanging and slashdotting, what should we call this?

  6. I tried to build a cardboard boat, mine had the exact same success rate. Faliure. Who would of thought cardboard tends to take on water. Eh, chalk it up to expirience.

  7. I wonder if the people possessing this dev xbox360 are unknowingly betatesters for it’s security prior to first run.

  8. I wonder if the people possessing this dev xbox360 are unknowingly betatesters for it’s security prior to first run.

  9. I use WebDeveloper, LiveHTTPHeaders, and SwitchProxy(to power my tor browsing). I also use adBlock to remove those annoying flash ads.

  10. You don’t need a Linux box to run a SSH proxy, right now I’m running OpenSSH on an old Windows box at my house, complete with public/private-key logins. I’ve forwarded ports for Remote Desktop through the proxy, and I run Trillian and PortableFirefox through it, off my thumbdrive, for secure browsing and IM’ing just about anywhere.

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