F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Rule The Web

rule the web
I was pretty flattered when Mark Frauenfleder asked me to contribute a pearl of wisdom to the “Tips From my Favorite Bloggers” chapter of his newest book, Rule The Web. And I’m really glad that he did, because as much as I admire Mark for his perspective, interests, experience and tastes, the truth is I may never have gotten around to buying Rule The Web otherwise, which would have been too bad for me.

A startlingly good beach read

I’m also glad that I brought this book along with me to a two-day beach getaway, where I thankfully did not have access to the internet. You see ironically, being marooned without the web allowed me to read the book cover-to-cover, rather than just skim and browse as I would normally do with a book of this format – therby getting more out of the book. Had I been near a computer, I would have been sidetracked every 2 minutes checking out some neat web service or resource that I had no idea even existed.

How to Use The Internet

Rule the Web is not a directory of sites, although it does talk about many sites, nor is it an in-depth look at any one aspect of using the Web. It’s more like one big magical advice column that answers all your questions about what you could be doing with the web to make your days easier, more productive and fun, but without you even having to ask them.

Mark is a DIY guy who spends a lot of time on the web trying out cool new ways to search, organize, store, share, refine, publish, work, streamline, read, fine-tune and enjoy by way of the web. With this book, you get to harvest all the sweet fruits of Mark’s tireless experimentation without the painfull pitfalls and annoying dead-ends. The advice is wide-ranging, and always right on target.

This book is a great read for anyone who uses the web at all (or aspires to), and who doesn’t? Whether you fancy yourself a blog-publishing, podcasting guru, or a newbie you will learn a ton from this dense jewel. Buy from Amazon.

For ongoing tips, check out the companion Rule the Web blog.

11 Responses to “Rule The Web”


  1. Will Says:

    Very cool Fink. What interesting to me is the cover of the book is so your style.

  2. RR Anderson Says:

    I sure hope the Tacoma Public Library acquires this book soon.

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    I would just like our take on the white orchid project I am running, thats all.

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    Reading your blog, I just like some of the things I read and wanted your opinion.

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  4. Nielle Says:

    I unfortunately was by my laptop at first read-through of this book and was constantly flitting about from one web site to another :)

    I’ll have to force myself to read it all the way through without stopping to look something up online.

    Thanks very much for your contribution to the book — it was really helpful to me.

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