Here's how to save a wet book or paper

A recent mishap sent me scrambling for info on how to dry a wet book. Luckily, Syracuse University Libraries has a handy how-to guide demonstrated by their preservation department. Read the rest

The best online gadget teardown guides

iFixit is the gold standard, with vast numbers of how-to guides on taking apart the stuff you only think you own. Take it Apart is a new challenger encouraging you to "void your warranty." It's not just cellphones and laptops, either, but oddities such as credit card swipe machines and greasy old drills. [via] Read the rest