Introducing Hackszine

Hack the Way You Think
We’re pleased to announce, the new online counterpart to O’Reilly Media’s Hacks series of books. Brian Sawyer, Brian Jepson, Jason Striegel and Phillip Torrone will be posting over there and we’ll have some more folks / guest authors too.

We’ve developed this site to promote the philosophy of Hacks as a way to gain control of the devices and systems in our lives. To hack something is to make it work the way it should — for you. This site will bring you the best hacks we uncover in the wilds of the Internet, while at the same time delivering fresh, original content developed by our pool of Hacks authors and contributors.

As you’ll likely notice in the site’s design, the Hacks series is now published by the same team responsible for Make magazine, headed by Dale Dougherty, the publisher of Make and the original creator of our Hacks series. In many ways, we see Hacks as the technological or mental counterpart to the physical DIY space addressed by Make, and our vision is to grow the Hackszine site and its community in the way we have successfully connected “makers” with Makezine and Make magazine.

Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you. Have a hack? Use the “Submit a Hack” link on the Hackszine sidebar. We’re also interested in hearing about the kind of hacks that’d work for you. If you have a specific itch that needs scratching, just click “Request a Hack” and tell us about it.

The RSS feed is here – Link.

Here are some great posts just from the last week!

  • Make Java-based Apps Play Nice with Vista – Link.
  • Six Tips for Hacking Windows Vista – Link.
  • Domain Hacks – Link.
  • Un-Snap Your Hyperlinks (YES) – Link.
  • Take Slick Screenshots on Vista – Link.
  • 10 Government Hacks – Link.
  • Map Your Books – Link.
  • Top 10 Flickr Hacks – Link.
  • Auto-Correct Typos in Your Address Bar – Link.
  • Use a Windows-only Printer on a Mac – Link.
  • HOW TO – Return to “Classic” Google Image Search – Link.
  • Access Gmail Behind a Firewall – Link.
  • Shopping Sniper: Score a PS3 or Wii Online – Link.

Last up, we have a Flickr group – feel free to join and post up whatever hackery you think we should see.

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