Weekend Homework: How to Become a Null Byte Contributor (2/10/2012)
We're officially seeking Null Byters on a weekly basis who are willing to take the time to educate the community. Contributors will write tutorials, which will be featured on the Null Byte blog, as well as the front page of WonderHowTo (IF up to par, of course). There is no need to be intimidated if you fear you lack the writing skills. I will edit your drafts if necessary and get them looking top-notch! You can write tutorials on any skill level, and about anything you feel like sharing that is related to tech, hacking, psychology and social manipulation—or whatever other life hacks you think mesh with our community.
This isn't exclusive to tutorials. Even if you simply post useful links and articles to the corkboard, you are doing the community a huge favor, because at some point, someone will need the information you have provided. Let's continue to make Null Byte the best forum ever by stuffing it with the latest and greatest hacking tutorials and topics.
If you have skills and want to share knowledge on any of the topics below, please leave a response in the comments with which topic you would like to write, post directly to the corkboard, or message me privately. If you have any additional ideas at all, please submit them below.
- Misc. social engineering—Throw Null Byte any social engineering experiences you may have, whether it be scoring something for free or getting private information, do tell. You should include detailed methods and the psychology behind why it works.
- How to Make Good Study Habits—Studying is an essential part of becoming a hacker. So, if you're going to be spending hundreds of hours studying, it makes sense to find a good place to start, especially when the tips come from people with experience.
- How to Make Home Made Acid—No, not the psychedelic drug acid. Teach the community how to make any type of high-powered acid for use when dissolving other materials. Should be thorough with safety tips included.
- How to Make a Potato Launcher—A classic. Make a tutorial for the community on how to make the classic DIY "potato launcher". Basket loading and 80+ feet projection scores points.
- How to Get Multiple IDs—Teach the forum what goes into the manipulation behind scoring multiple IDs.
- Teach Your Wireless Router New Tricks by JTAGing—Give the community a good guide on JTAGing and flashing with the infamous DD-WRT firmware.
- How to Push and Pull Files Over SSH—Teach the community how to use pipes in the terminal to push and pull files over the SSH protocol (secure network copying). Ex: SCP.
- A Guide to a Healthy Brain—Go over methods to keep your memory fresh. You can include vitamins and activities that stimulate brain activity, growth and development. The brain is the most important organ, so keep it healthy!
- Running a SIP Phone Server—Give us the rundown on what it takes to get a SIP phone server running so we can make VoIP calls. Would be great to give a little background on how VoIP works (how numbers are assigned, etc.)
- Batch Image Converter in Python—Create a script in Python to covert a batch of images to a specified resolution, convenient for storing larger pictures, keeping them on phones, or emailing.