Hacking Your Way Off The Utility Grid (17 tags)
Brian McConnell describes how he retrofitted his home to generate its own energy and significantly reduce its energy footprint. Learn how he installed a grid-intertied solar electric system, as well as solar water heating and solar forced air heaters.
Secure RSS Syndication (16 tags)
Joe Gregorio hacks a Greasemonkey script to make his browser decrypt a Blowfish-encrypted RSS channel on the fly.
From Weblog to CMS with WordPress (14 tags)
Weblog software is now so easy to use that almost anyone can keep a weblog up-to-date. In some cases, it's almost powerful enough to replace a more traditional content management system. John McCreesh describes how he replaced his CMS with WordPress to run a community site.
Hacking Visual Studio (11 tags)
Author James Avery has selected five hacks from his recently released book, Visual Studio Hacks. Learn to create comments faster using GhostDoc; to refactor your code with Visual Studio 2005's new Refactor menu; and more.
Hacking Maps with the Google Maps API (11 tags)
Hari K. Gottipati introduces the Google Maps API and describes how to use it to build interactive mapping applications for the Web.