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507 Mechanical Movements
Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements, now Animated for the Internet.
mechanics  engineering  mechanical  mechanism  howto  animation 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Animated Knots
Animated Knots is the world's leading site for learning how to tie knots of any kind. From Boating Knots, Fishing Knots and Climbing Knots to how to tie a Tie, or even Surgical Knots — we’ve got it covered.
knots  reference  howto  animation 
6 weeks ago by garrettc
How HTTPS works
Follow the adventures of Certificat as she explains why HTTPS is crucial for the future of the internet and how it all works together in a comic.
howto  learning  ssl  tls  webdevelopment  comic 
april 2018 by garrettc
A real world guide to WebRTC
Learn what WebRTC is, how it works, what you need to get started and where this guide fits in
communication  webrtc  worldwideweb  internet  technology  guide  howto 
july 2017 by garrettc
Knife Maintenance and Sharpening
Knife Maintenance and SharpeningBy Chad Ward (Chad)Warning: Remember that handling, using and sharpening knives is inherently dangerous. Neither eGullet no...
knife  sharpening  knives  howto  kitchen  cooking 
july 2017 by garrettc
Installing Ubuntu on a MacMini
howto  linux  mac  debian  ubuntu 
may 2017 by garrettc
class_posts - cookingcollaboration
reddit: the front page of the internet
cooking  howto 
january 2017 by garrettc
Explaining Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and Everything In Between
The new MacBook Pro laptops are the first Macs with Thunderbolt 3, a standard that uses the USB-C plug style and retains USB compatibility, but not vice versa. But what’s most interesting about Thunderbolt 3 is how it supports numerous other protocols, including USB, Thunderbolt 2, FireWire, DisplayPort, and Ethernet, with the addition of appropriate adapters.
hardware  mac  apple  usb  standards  protocol  firewire  thunderbolt  guide  howto 
november 2016 by garrettc
"Your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet."
blog  howto  software  technology  recommendations 
september 2016 by garrettc
Conference Diversity 101
Diversity at your event matters. Learn how to do better.
community  conference  guide  howto  diversity  society  equality 
april 2016 by garrettc
Custom RESTful API in Drupal 8
"This is a very simple module that demonstrates implementation of a custom RESTful API in Drupal 8. Creating your own API with Drupal 8 has become a routine task that doesn't require a lot of work."
api  drupal  howto  rest  restful  http  drupal8  symfony 
april 2016 by garrettc
Better Explained
Alternative explanations for mathematical concepts.
education  howto  learning  programming  resource  maths  mathematics 
november 2014 by garrettc
mod_rewrite, a beginner's guide (with examples)
Good intro to the (sometimes) complicated subject of rewrite rules
apache  howto  htaccess  tutorial  sysadmin  configuration 
december 2013 by garrettc
Make a pinhole camera from a matchbox
camera  howto  photography  pinhole  tutorial 
march 2013 by garrettc
Rosetta Code
A programming chrestomathy, presenting solutions to the same task in as many different languages as possible, to demonstrate how languages are similar and different.
code  programming  wiki  education  howto  reference  learning  tutorial  examples 
february 2012 by garrettc
Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics
Matt Curry from Lovehoney offers a useful primer on setting up and using Google Analytics for e-commerce.
analysis  analytics  business  data  google  ecommerce  wdcsintranet  howto 
december 2011 by garrettc
Here's a little cheat sheet to writing a song.
It's actually a pretty good summation of pop music structure.
music  howto  tutorial  theory  cheatsheet 
march 2011 by garrettc
Git Immersion
Git Immersion is a guided tour that walks through the fundamentals of Git, inspired by the premise that to know a thing is to do it.
git  tutorial  howto  versioncontrol  reference  webdevelopment  tools 
february 2011 by garrettc
Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data
Dan Nguyen gives and overview of how to pull data from Flash, PDF and HTMl using a wide set of tools.
data  journalism  howto  datamining  research  scraper 
january 2011 by garrettc
Ebook Formats, DRM and You — A Guide for the Perplexed
How to remove DRM from the most common ebooks formats. Publishers don't get to tell me what devices I can read on.
drm  ebook  howto  kindle  guide 
january 2011 by garrettc
Your Random Numbers – Getting Started with Processing and Data Visualization | blprnt.blg
"… a first sketch of what a lesson plan for teaching Processing and data visualization might look like"
tutorial  data  visualisation  howto  processing  toread 
january 2011 by garrettc
Why aren't you using git-flow?
A set of Git extensions for more efficient use of branches and tags.
git  workflow  versioncontrol  howto  programming 
december 2010 by garrettc
Download videos from YouTube.
youtube  video  howto  multimedia  media 
november 2010 by garrettc
Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
Aimed at scientists but full of useful advice for everyone
wikipedia  research  howto  reference  web 
october 2010 by garrettc
Build a WordPress theme with Thematic
Nice little overview, especially the distinction between hooks and filters
wordpress  thematic  theme  howto 
september 2010 by garrettc
Content Strategy for the Web Professional
"[…] something’s going wrong with your projects; the user experience just isn’t meeting your expectations. You’re reasonably sure you know why: there’s a problem with the content."
content  strategy  copywriting  howto  webdesign  webdevelopment 
september 2010 by garrettc
Writing great documentation
"Tech docs can take a bunch of different forms ranging from high-level overviews, to step-by-step walkthroughs, to auto-generated API documentation. Unfortunately, no single format works for all users; there’s huge differences in the way that people learn, so a well-documented project needs to provide many different forms of documentation."
documentation  writing  howto  tutorial  tips 
july 2010 by garrettc
The 7 ½ Steps to Successful Infographics
Funny and interesting look at how to create infographics from Sarah Slobin, datameister from the NYT, Fortune Magazine and the Wall St. Journal.
infographics  visualisation  reference  data  tips  graphics  design  howto 
may 2010 by garrettc
Organising projects and folders in Aperture.
Fraser Speirs outlines his organisation tricks for Aperture.
photography  workflow  apple  osx  aperture  howto  tips  wetbankholiday 
may 2010 by garrettc
How to build a pinhole camera with a 6 month exposure to show the path of the sun.
photography  pinhole  camera  howto  tutorial  diy  project  solargraph 
april 2010 by garrettc
BBC Wildlife Magazine Photography Masterclasses
BBC Wildlife Magazine has posted all 12 articles in their Photo Masterclass series in PDF format. Good stuff.
photography  tutorial  howto  bbc  tips  reference 
march 2010 by garrettc
Four Ways to Mix Fonts
Great piece from H&FJ on how to pick fonts that work well together.
typography  design  inspiration  reference  tips  font  howto  tutorial 
march 2010 by garrettc
Coding at Headshift: our experience with Version Control Systems
Interesting overview of why Headshift moved from Subversion to Git and their experiences so far.
git  svn  howto  versioncontrol 
march 2010 by garrettc
7 Ways to Improve your Public Speaking
Great advice from Andy Budd on how to prepare and execute an effective presentation.
speaking  presentation  conference  tips  advice  howto  performance  technique 
january 2010 by garrettc
UX Team of One
Leah Buley's talk on tips and techniques for generating diverse design ideas on your own.
design  collaboration  webdesign  userexperience  brain  tips  howto  research  advice 
november 2009 by garrettc
Leah Buley’s A UX Team of One.
Tips for brainstorming ideas when you're on your lonesome. I especially love the spectrum idea.
webdesign  userexperience  brain  tips  howto  research  advice 
november 2009 by garrettc
Brooklyn Museum iPhone App ver 1.3 released + API Lessons Learned + Going Open Source
Wonderful story from the team at the Brooklyn Museum on what they've learnt about iPhone development so far, limitations of the API, developing for a single platform and taking it Open Source.
iphone  appstore  api  museum  opensource  development  howto  brooklynmuseum 
august 2009 by garrettc
Digital Photography Tutorials
Fantastic resource on all aspects of digital photography.
photography  tutorial  digital  howto  reference 
july 2009 by garrettc
Creating Custom CCK Fields
"You can create custom CCK fields, widgets, and formatters for any situation, but it can be hard to see how to do it." - A tutorial from Karen Stevenson
drupal  cck  howto  tutorial  development  programming  webdevelopment 
july 2009 by garrettc
Drupal quick tips and tricks before going live!
Pre-launch check list. Nothing unexpected, but useful nonetheless
drupal  howto  deployment  sysadmin  checklist 
june 2009 by garrettc
Copywriting: a prescription for great text
Copywriting advice from Amanda Aitken (aka, the stylish copywriter)
tutorial  resource  advice  howto  writing  copywriting 
may 2009 by garrettc
How to give a lecture
Set up with a hook, say a lot about a little, not a little about a lot.
education  teaching  presentation  advice  howto 
may 2009 by garrettc
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