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.


  1. H8tred says:

    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. if you are still in touch with vince, ask if all of the sticker requests are filled out. i sent one like a month ago and never got anything back.

  3. paul says:

    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.

  4. ben says:
  5. Dave says:

    Adblock increases my browsing experience 3 times!


  6. thomas says:

    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.

  7. brian says:

    All the extensions I use are listed here:


  8. agentofboom says:

    Is it just me or are guys on the diy cardboard boat link the spitting image of Rod and Todd Flanders?
    heres what happens when you watch the original secret version with embedded audio track: http://www.zippyvideos.com/22306851963955/flanders_boat/

  9. kyle says:

    the wooden laptop you linked to has a full worklog by it’s creator, mr Red on bit-tech.net

    link here


  10. GRimo says:

    In my opinion, that is the worst xbox mod I have ever seen. But hey, my opinions arnt worth anything :)

  11. slash fury says:

    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.

  12. WaferMouse says:

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

  13. observer of sorts says:

    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.

  14. I can’t live without Nuke Anything.

  15. Jeremy P says:

    I cant live without downTHEMall…It’s a pornography extension. I use it to download pornography

  16. Michelle says:

    I need a hacker to get into the credit unions and fix my credit. Know anyone who can help me??

  17. GRimo says:

    What about HADing

  18. robtheslob says:

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

  19. robtheslob says:

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

  20. Sticky.Widget says:

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

  21. Adam says:

    Wow, that Xbox modders house is disgusting.

  22. zapwizard says:

    That wooden PC was built by my good friend Mr.Red
    It’s called “Deja 1.0″ (After halo)

    Check out Deja 2.0 here:


  23. SoulJah says:

    Webdeveloper, TabbedBrowserPreferences and Mouse Gestures. Less trips to the toolbar I say.

  24. Zipperseven says:

    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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