Creating a custom brush in Illustrator for line art

I often receive comments about the line work on my web comic. People have asked for example if I draw the comic on paper and then scan it into the computer. The answer would be no. In order to create my line work as well as the finished product of each strip I do, I […]

How to make a Windsor and Half Windsor tie knot

Sometimes, even geeks need to wear a tie that isn’t a clip-on. I know, most of you do not like doing so, but knowing about how to tie your own knots might come in handy someday. Here are 2 short video tutorials that will show you how to make your own Windsor and half Windsor […]

HOW TO: Suffering from hair loss? Make your hair grow back with the laser brush hack!

If you’re among the 40 millions or so men in the US affected by hair loss, you might want to give this homemade laser brush a try. Similar commercial laser brushes usually cost around $400, but you can make your own for under $50! And even if you are not suffering from hair loss, I’m […]

How to get eight 1.5 volt batteries for less than 2$

For those of you who need a lot of 1.5 volt batteries to power their gadgets, this hack will help you save about 40 bucks. Enjoy!

HOW TO: Make a Laser Espionage Microphone

Here’s a short video that will show you how to make a simple laser listening device that will allow you to listen inside of buildings hundreds of feet away from you. Enjoy!

RSS in Plain English

RSS, which stands for “Really Simple Syndication”, is a relatively new web format that is used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries to special applications called “feed readers”. If you’re not using RSS to read this blog, you don’t know what you’re missing. Here is a short video from the folks at […]

Why you should never buy an external HD drive

By Brian Boyko, Contributor, [GAS] Edit: August 22, 2007: Seagate sent me a brand new 500g FreeAgent – the original model that went bad on me – in replacement.  I still miss my data, and I think that technical support wasn’t sufficiently technical nor supportive, but I’m glad to know that Seagate will fix it’s […]

HOW TO: Fix The Xbox 360 red ring of death

Yes folks, it is possible to fix the Xbox 360 red ring of death using towels. I had two friends try this trick, and on both occasions, it made the red ring disappear. Unfortunately, this fix will only make your 360 usable for a few days and the red ring of death will eventually reappear. […]