"You Page"

This is in reference to a typo in the drop down menu at the right side of the header (it shows the user's icon and says "You").  The first option in this dropdown is "You Page", but it seems it should actually be "YouR Page"

Posted by gussiegal 3 years ago


Typo on new member profile page

On the new style member profile page you have "Acheivements", should be "Achievements"

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


Is this a Typo?

I found this on both iOS Instructables and on Instructables Web Page: Instrauctables Home page -> Technology->All Channels->Digitial Graphics The picture below shows the Digital Graphics channel page on iPod.

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


Nowhere else to post this... typo

In bagel article: "No matter what it's history..." should be its history its, his, hers, ours, yours, theirs - possessive pronouns don't have apostrophes it's = it is or it has

Posted by markinboone 5 years ago


Report Typo

This "Digitial Graphics" catagory seems to be a typo to me? I looked up in the dictionary, but could not find this words anywhere. There were on three different places, on the Publish page, where we neede to select catagory before submiting our instrucatble, under the Technology->All Channels->Digitial Graphics, and on iOS App. under Explore->Choose a catagory->Choose a Channel. (as shown below)

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


The word 'Instructable' is a typo

So if you've ever typed the word 'Instructable' into a field of text on this site, you know it has that dotted red line under it that indicates it's a typo. It's a small thing, yes, but it would add a modicum of dignity to the word if it was included into the spellcheck's dictionary. Just my two pixels - feel free to call me out for being nit-picky :)

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago


typo in burning answers contest

Uh i wasnt exactly sure how to get this to instructables but in the burning answers contest page it says judging starts on feb. something them ends on jan. 13. Im sure they meant to put feb. 13

Posted by mastertoothpick 9 years ago


A Small Typo in Make It Glow Contest

I was looking at this year's Make it Glow contest page and I noticed a small typo. The little rules blub on the bottom of the right sidebar lists the contest as open until January 16th, 2014 when the official rules and the countdown list the contest as ending the 6th. It's not a big deal, I just thought I would point it out. In case it for some reason matters: OS: Windows 7 Browser: Firefox 24.0 and Chrome 30.0.1599.69 (tried both)

Posted by Toglefritz 4 years ago


EXTREME typo

Hi folks! No big deal, just reporting a minor typo: On https://www.instructables.com/contest/extreme/, there is an "R" missing (as of 7:45 PM PST, 2-28-12): "Make sure to tell us in your into step why your project is EXTREME!" So maybe you should look around on the floor by where you typed the description, because that's probably where it fell off of the screen. Hopefully nobody mopped the floor or vacuumed or anything, because it sucks to have to fish through dirty mop water or nasty vac-dust to find such a tiny letter. Cheers! Mike

Posted by mikecraghead 6 years ago


Best of Play 2013 announced ??

I was excited,  "Wow, the Best of Play for 2013 came out in February of 2013" Link: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-play/

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


front page banner typo

There's a typo on the front page in the new rotating banner: on the "3 Simple Ways..." one under video, it says "you'll need the embed code from you favorite video site", I figured this was the best place to put it.

Posted by revelae 7 years ago


Dessert Contest Typo

On https://www.instructables.com/contest/dessert/ under Prizes, The Grand prize has a typo: "One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad 2 with 16BG and WiFi. Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack." The BG should be a GB (Unless you are talking about Beta-Gamma)

Posted by schumi23 6 years ago


Typo on the Halloween contest

On https://www.instructables.com/contest/halloween2012epiccostumes/?show=PRIZES The prizes page of the current halloween contest, there is a typo: Grand Prize:  Two Grand Prize winners selected from all 6 categories will be awarded their choice of a 5-inch 2.6 GHz Retina display MacBook Pro OR a Full Spectrum 40W Laser New Hobby Laser Cutter with a 20”x12” cutting bed. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack. I believe that should be 15 inch :) 

Posted by schumi23 6 years ago


String Contest Mistake/Typo

I don't know if anyone else spotted it, But under the Runner Up Prizes of the String Contest, It says "T-Shir" instead of "T-Shirt"

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago


Typo-Squatting (Misspelled Domain Name scams)

Here's a Very interesting article about of of the most common internet problem: Typo-SquattingTypo-squatting is the practice of creating domain names that are often misspelled names for bigger brands.For example: Runescape is a popular free MMORGP (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). There are sites which names are misspelled versions of Runescape. A few I encountered while playing:RuenscapeRunscapeRiunscapeThese misspelled sites are mainly used for either- online scams- pay by click ads - which feature popular search terms for the original site. The misspelled site gets payed every time someone clicks on one of those.- Spyware and AdwarePopular targets for this practice is google, apple, microsoft,For example, I will demonstrate the case of the iphone:from McAfee:By the end of 2007, at least 8,000 URLs using the word iphone will be registered, according to a well known domain expert. The most valuable iphone.com is owned by Apple itself, but when Steve Jobs announced the product early in 2007, Apple didn't own the iphone domain yet. One expert estimates that Apple paid at least $1 million to buy that piece of valuable Web real estate. Among the 8,000 registered URLs incorporating iphone are community fan sites, rumor and hack sites and, of course, scam sites. Freeappleiphonesnow dot com claims to offer free iPhones and variants that don't even exist (like the iPhone "shuffle" and "nano".) The URL is nothing more than a redirect to royalsweeps dot com . When we tested the site, we received debt consolidation offers, get rich quick solicitations, "free" cell phone prizes and other questionable e-mail. Many of the iphone-related domains are misspellings, or typos. Iohone dot com, for example, was registered on January 9, 2007, the day Apple officially announced the iPhone. In August 2007, the site consisted of pay-per-click ads for iPhone-related Web sites. Microsoft says that on an average day more than 2,000 domain names are registered that contain Microsoft trademark terms.According to the US Government Accounting Office, at least 8.65% of all domain names are registered with false or incomplete Whois information, a practice that makes domain squatting easier. More recently, in September 2007, the managers of the .eu top level domain suspended 10,000 domains registered by a Chinese woman who was accused of being a cyber-squatter. The first two Images are from the domains Freeappleiphonesnow and Iohone The other images are from microsoft dot cm and another website that results in 482 spammy emails a week. The last image is from McAfee

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Freudian Typo for Pro Bradges?

From the Go Pro page:I thought a Pro Badge seemed like too much tooting of my own horn, let alone a Pro Bradge.It's gotta be a typo, right? (...right?)

Posted by Gorfram 9 years ago


Fixing a Typo?

It was late and I was typing away then I woke up with little sleep and posted my instructable.  Well, I had forgotten I wanted to change the title before I published then I fixed it.  Then my oh so brilliant self had a typo in the title, a helpful user pointed it out and I fixed it.  The problem? https://www.instructables.com/id/Education-Boy-Math-Learing-Tools/ I don't mind that it has the original title so much as I mind the typo, LOL It's not a learing tool it's a learning tool.  Oi!  If anyone can help me out that would be great, if it can't be fixed, well I'm not going to get bent out of shape, it is what it is. Thanks in advance!

Posted by poofrabbit 6 years ago


How to fix error in title of my instructable?

I recently submitted my first instructable, "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack Mix".  Before publishing it I spell-checked it twice and made good and sure that there were no typos or mispellings.  It has now been published, and there is a GREAT BIG TYPO in the title!!!  It appears this way: "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack M&hellip".  This is not how it was submitted, and when I click on the entry the title appears just fine; it is only in the main page of Snack Food Contest entries that it appears wrong.  I have submitted 2 emails to the instructables team but keep getting automated responses that are of no help.  I can't seem to fix the problem in "edit" from my account, as it appears to be fine when I view it that way.  How did this happen, and how do I get it corrected?  Help!!

Posted by Orionhorse 5 years ago


Typo on How to Help Out page

On this page here, you have a typo in your own name! Spell check! https://www.instructables.com/community/How-to-Help-Out-Around-Instructables/ Help Authors with their Instrucables Think you know what makes a good Instructable? You can share your insight and help authors make their work the best it can be by offering support in The Clinic.

Posted by sophsterm 2 years ago


Simple typo - Instrucable!

In the new look editor, I cannot believe no-one else has noticed that the "Delete Instructable" button actually says "Delete instrucable"! The top right button. It's plain as day.

Posted by _soapy_ 10 years ago


Typo on real board dimensions

On the page https://www.instructables.com/id/SKDD65KF82EXL5C/ it states:Did you know that 1X10 lumber's actual dimension is 3/4"X 9 3/4"?A 1x10 is actually 3/4" by 9 1/4" not 9 3/4"

Posted by LP81 9 years ago


Valentine's day contest.. "xxrequire" typo?

The current contest for V-Day says to enter an intstructable "involving xxrequire".. is this a typo? a programming placeholder? or is there something called xxrequire that the instructables must use? there doesn't seem to be any entries using it.. I am just trying to figure out the requirements so I can throw down my first, and hopefully, first winning, instructable.. any help would be appreciated. thanks

Posted by DeliciousMystic 6 years ago


Typo on All Class Pages

Https://www.instructables.com/class/Electronics-Class/ https://www.instructables.com/class/Concrete-Class/ &etc...; "Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!" This is included on the description page for every class: Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!

Posted by BrandonC102 1 year ago


Error updating Collection Description

I made a typo in a recently-published collection description. When I try to edit it and hit save, I get the attached error. I've tried clearing cookies and different machines. I believe this is the same issue as this report. OSX 10.9.2 Cr 34.0.1847.116

Posted by jonathanberi 4 years ago


Suggestion: Editing Comments

Hey, I got a suggestion for Instructables: allow comment editing. It just sucks that, if you comment, you notice you made a typo, and thus want to edit it, but the only way by doing so is deleting your old comment, leaving a (removed by author or cumminty request) behind.

Posted by Sorunome 4 years ago


Spellcheck feature missing in create instructable title form field

1. What Operating system the device you are using OS X YOSEMITE 10.10.3 2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number. CHROME FOR DESKTOP Version 42.0.2311.90 (64-bit) 3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred My latest submission had typos in the titles. When I went to correct the error I noticed that I had spelled it correctly in the description form fields. This made me wonder how this happened. This is when I realized that the title fields were not spellchecking. This resulted in a typo. https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Combination-Lock-into-Knecklace/ 4. Screen shots of what happened if available. See attached 5. steps to reproduce Step 1 : Simply open an existing Instructable or create a new Instructable Step 2 : Add a new step Step 3 : Add a title incorrectly spelled in my case I typed "Knecklace" Step 4 : Now type the same word in the description field "Knecklace" Step 5 : Note how there is a typo warning in the description but not in the title

Posted by bwilsonvi 3 years ago


killerk says my bullet of the bsr can't reach 350 feet. well, say hello to my little friend rocket fuel!

1000 ft. more than 2 times the range of the bsr. the secret? rocket fuel. no 1000 feet was not a typo. and yes my house rocks

Posted by benfoxg 9 years ago


editor crashes while parsing invalid html

I think I found a bug that will cause the editor to crash. I had a typo in my HTML tag that I was entering into the source mode editor. The tag looked like blah When I tried to exit the "source code" mode, my browser (Chrome) told me the page had crashed. I tried again, and it crashed again. When I tried again with the tag corrected, it didn't crash.

Posted by frank26080115 6 years ago


Does Instructables have a policy or consensus on plagiarism?

I was going through all (yes, all) of the I'bles tagged in the Science category (to help populate the Physics Group) and ran across the following:Build Levitation Device. published by ermak777 on 12 Feb 2008.Build Levitation Device. published by kinofanat on 14 May 2008.The duplication is quite astonishing, right down to the typos in the description of the video. I've flagged the later edition as "Inappropriate", to help staff find it.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Eric's Big Idea!

Ads and such usually appear off to the side of forum pages, and instructables, most are scams (haha), but occasionally they are something worth checking into.Below is the ad I saw on the side of a forum topic, and decided to follow it.I got the address for Big Think, which is, from what I gathered, a plethora of ideas for many different things to better the nation.Below is Eric Wilhelm talking about Instructable's impact on education.LINKBTW, there is a typo on the second link..:D

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


user-hosted knex instructable contest!!!! [Typos fixed!]

Hi everyone, I am a long-time knex gun user and Instructable maker, you probably don't remember me because I am using this new account and my old one has been inactive for years. More to the point, i am going to hold a knex gun instructable contest not run by the site administrators. Because of this, the only reward is fame and glory among the knexers' What you need to do to be in this contest is make an instructable of a knex gun and give the link to it on this forum. You will have to design a gun that you do not cock, has no block trigger, and has a very easy instructable. A few suggestions for this design are listed below. Technical requirements: ~ The gun must have no block trigger ~ The gun must shoot any rod ranging from the smallest size to the second largest [green - red] suggestions for making a far better gun than anyone else: ~ make as many extra / removable components as possible ~ make a hopper or way to have multiple shots at one time in the gun ~ use as few and as simple foreign objects as you can get your hands on ~ Make the gun with less than 250 pieces ~ Make the instructable as good as you can, after all, even if you get the gun, you have to show it here!

Posted by Hihi36 10 years ago


Need to Change title of Link to my instructable

Hi guys and girls, I just published an instructable and I had a typo in the title. I wrote Duck tape instead of Duct Tape.(dont tell me you havent done that! LOL) Anyway, so I went through and changed the title in the edittor and unpublished and republished the instructable. The link at the top of the web browser (and the final downloadable .pdf) still say DUCK_TAPE_BINDING... Its funny, but its not.. I need an admit to change it for me. I've been trying for a couple of hours now, and there is nothing I can do client-side to change it. Thanks!

Posted by blakeredfield 9 years ago


Instructables Design Competition Official Rules typo?

Under the rewards it says: "Autodesk Sustainability Prize, Total retail value: $ USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER) ASFS Prize, Total retail value: $ USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER) The total estimated retail value of all prizes to be awarded in the Contest is: $ USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER)" With nothing marked before/ Unlike "Grand Prize, Total retail value: 7123 USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER) First Prize, Total retail value: 1499 USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER) Second Prize, Total retail value: 648 USD. (CURRENCY CONVERTER)" which is marked before.

Posted by schumi23 5 years ago


Need Help

Hi, i need help, i've built a hybrid gun, its a brute spiker by halo123guns and the 7shot rifle by knexagon, if they don't mind i will post it, it has a 10 round mag and can be increased easily, it is a pistol aswell, and is pretty beastly, looks like a nerf maverick a bit, i compared it with my own maverick, but enough about that, i have one problem, my elastic bands are getting caught just before the bullets, stopping me from firing all ten in succession, (ignore typos) i'll get some pictures up as soon as i can, but if anyone has an idea it would be much appreciated =]

Posted by yerjoking 10 years ago


Periodic table of condiments

Nope, that isn't a typo. You've heard of the periodic table of elements? Well, check out this hilarious table of condiments that periodically go bad. From Condiment No. 1 (Mayonnaise, which the table says goes bad in 3 months) to Condiment No. 75 (Maraschino, which apparently never goes bad), you can look up just about any condiment you can name to see when you need to toss it out. Or at least when these people think it goes bad.Take it with a grain of salt (Condiment No. 2, it never goes bad!) though-it claims Lemon goes bad in 2 months. Stuff and nonsense. I've eaten 3 month old lemons that were perfectly good.Mendeleev would be so proud...

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Captcha not showing to enter but required. HTML id attribute

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP2 Browser: Google Chrome 30.0.1599.101 m URL: https://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-mouse-with-double-click-problem/?ALLSTEPS Reproduce: Try to comment Possible Error: HTML div id attribute contains abnormal '#' character which could be a typo preventing JavaScript from performing action. I was trying to post a comment on a instructable, but it said I needed to enter the two words in the image. But all it shows is the comment field and then: "This helps us prevent spam". The html id of the div i believe suppose to contain the captcha is "#recaptchaContainernull" I believe that this should probably be "recaptchaContainernull". This html div tag having the wrong id would prevent the captcha from loading dynamically with JavaScript.

Posted by themaster5_07 4 years ago


Building and external laptop power supply?

I have an old Dull (not a typo) Latitude XPi that I would like to use as a field journal.Problem/s:The 14.4 battery is dead.Refurbished and used batteries cost $80.00 usd and up with zero guarantees.I fear trying to replace the cells because opening the battery is not straight forward plus the electronics inside my be frelled any way.My solution is do do what I have done in the past and make an external supply.battery X n = desired voltage.In this case 18.5v is what I need to power it from the external supply input and the numbers don't add up.Now I am brain dead when it comes to basic electronics so my question is how do I resist 21v to the required voltage?Or better yet 24v to 18.5v so I could use alkaline or rechargeable batteries.

Posted by Vater Araignee 10 years ago


Annoying cursor movement when formatting is used

This bug has probably been documented thoroughly, and nearly every single person who writes an instructable must know it by now. When you use italics or bold (I'm sure there's more) when writing, the moment you backspace it goes to the (most previously written) italicized font and backspaces it instead. When you're still writing the word (or phrase) it goes to the back of the word. For someone who is in the middle of writing a massive instructable documenting nearly everything I know in Microsoft's shell scripting, it's very annoying every time I use italics to distinguish between normal writing and code, only to have to rewrite it after backspacing one of my typos. You can recreate this (assuming it happens for more people than just me) by adding a comment, licking on the rich editor, writing some stuff, write in italics and then backspace. I'm using Google Chrome, and I don't think screenshots would help here. Thanks.

Posted by Prof. Pickle 5 years ago


Construction Questions for Oomlout's "How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily)"

Apologies if this is in the wrong area, but I am in the middle of constructing Oomlout's CNC machine and was hoping someone could answer my questions. It's not clear when cutting the Top Beam and Bottom Beam if the 1/4" holes are to be through holes or are .125" channels like the other 1/4" channels. From the pictures it looks like the top is a through hole channel, but the bottom couldn't be.  The bottom says "0.000" where the other channels say ".125", so I don't know if that's a typo, I can't figure it out.  Having never built this before and the channels are not yet cut in the shot of the cutout pieces here https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Three-Axis-CNC-Machine-Cheaply-and-/step7/Cutout-Pieces/  it's impossible for me to figure out. Getting very eager to finishing this thing, I can't wait to start cutting things! Please help!!! Thanks, Bill M.

Posted by astronutski 7 years ago


Microsoft gives away 1000 song titles away free

Free mp3s (or mp4s if you roll that way ;) ), yay!! I can't remember for the life of me where I first saw this, or I would surely credit the source (lifehacker? gizmodo?), but in any event MS [is giving away 1000 + songs] fo' NO MONEY! You can download them and also listen to them online. What's the catch? Isn't one, just ads on the site. Cool beans.I know. It's Microsoft. I know. Shhhh. I know.But. There's actually some good stuff there! There are some artists you've never heard of in your life, and some more well-known ones (like Lemonhead, to name the only example of a few that I could've thought of ten minutes ago. :-\ ). I love some of the songs I found in their electronica/dance section - I love ((HYDE)) by ORGAVIN and A Foresaken Few (no, that's not a typo) by OC Lovely. There really does seem to be something for everyone, though. Get them here!

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Delete button on comments doesn't seem to work

The delete button for comments doesn't seem to be working since your site update (I'm on a Mac using Safari). I'm an incorrigible reviser, so 80% of the time after I post a comment (or instructable, for that matter) and I re-read it I want to revise it. Till now I would just delete the comment and re-write it, but the delete button doesn't work anymore (on a Mac running Safari). And while I'm on this same train of thought, I would love to be able to have the option to make small corrections to my published instructables WITHOUT having my subscribers notified of the changes. If I fix a typo or update a link, I don't want to clutter my subscriber's mailboxes with notifications. Other times though, if I make a substantial update, I appreciate the opportunity to announce it. A "notify subscribers of update" button would be really nice. If you click on it, you can publicize real changes, but if you just fixed poor punctuation you won't be spamming anybody.

Posted by belsey 5 years ago


Instructables Internship - Day 2

Day two!Today, I would get to meet everyone who didn't show up yesterday. (It was, after all, Presedent's Day) When I got in, I hopped on the computer and started poking at my copy of the database. I know this isn't exicting for most people, but as someone who's worked through and designed a few DB's that never were populated, it was a chance to not only learn style, but play around with a ton of data. You guys are really busy!As I was working hard on my queries, I would continue work on the TV-B-Gone, and talked to Randy some more. Its so awesome meeting and talking to people in real life, and hearing and seeing their projects that are works and progress, some which may never make it to instructables.I couldn't stop laughing at Christy's attire, which has to do with a little project of hers and Eric's, and Mitch's that is going on this week, but you're going to have to wait until they make an instructable!Later in the day, I kept at all my projects, joked around (just a little! I swear!), and eventually finished the TV-B-Gone kit! Later. I was able to test it and it actually worked! I also got to use the laser cutter. I want to try cutting a perforated pattern, like a checkerboard, only *really* small. All and all, today was an awesome day, and I can't wait to get back tomorrow!wow! so excited, I'm making sooo many typos!

Posted by zachninme 10 years ago


Maximum/minimum ampere input in a circuit, help needed.

To start of my question im going to say i don't know a lot of electronics and that I am norwegian( so please excuse typos in english) :) I have not done many major projects inside the field of electronics other than making a lightbulb light up. using a battery and to wires.. But I am very interseted in electonics ad think it is very exiting to read about.  As my first "real" project i decided to make a "lie detector", altough it is mostly just a circuit that measures the resistance in your skin and makes a beeping sound after how much resistance your skin has( Dry skin = low resistance vs wet/sweaty skin = much resistance). AND I DID IT! i made it work, and i was so proud! Then I realized that it was actually kinda lame and the beebing noise was wery annoying. So I decided to make a display that displayed a value after how much resistance your skin held. I managed to make a seven segment display from scratch. But now I am stuck... You see the circuit gives an output of amps so it will output more amps on wet skin than on dry skin. But I have to "program"  the circuit to make the numbers on my display change. I want preferably to be able to do this without any IC's. So my question is there possible to make a circuit that will allow current to pass through one circuit, but if the current is high enough it will take another way? I tried to use diffrent resistors, but I didnt take into count that electricity only takes the road of least resistance no matter..

Posted by VetleH 3 years ago


Material Section

Hi there!I hope this is the right section to post this in, if not then i'm sorry i picked the most probable one (i hope D: ).First of all i love instructables, i'm using way too much time in on this page than i should, but then again if it wasn't or instructables i wouldn't have this cool new Hard Drive Speaker present for this cute girl i like ;)In any case let me get to the point; i would like to suggest a Materials Section for Instructables - basically it would include material stats and an in depth explanation of the material (or component if we're talking tech here, but that's a different area). Here's an example: in an instructable, the author mentions plexiglass and that it needs to be bent. Many don't know that plexiglass isn't class, but an acrylic hardened plastic substance with abilities much like glass (but not quite). Plexiglass can fracture, but wont leave extremely sharp pieces like glass will and it can be bent when under medium-high heat from a heatgun or the like. Also that high friction (from a drill or the like) will cause it to melt.Basically what i mean here is that this section would greatly reduce the time an author spends on making his ible by letting out basic facts. E.g. instead of writing "plexiglass is..blah blah" the user would be able to look up in the materials section and read in depth for him/herself what the characteristics are for plexiglass/plywood/capacitors/batteries and so on.The materials page could be powered by the "burning questions" competition i've seen on this page. I don't think material characteristics fit in ibles because it strictly isn't - it's a data sheet that lets you understand the materials and components you're going to use in an ible.PS: sorry about the lower case i's and the occasional typo or grammatical error i'm not a native english speaker . also i really hope this is the right section to post in...

Posted by Eirinn 9 years ago


Would an Instructable on the Grandmother of Rock 'n' Roll be ok?

I've been writing an Instructable on how to become a better guitar player and performer by getting to know the "Grandmother of Rock'n'Roll" Sister Rosetta Tharpe.I was wondering if it was something Instructables would want.I've been passionate about her for quite a while. She was an Electric Guitar legend and influenced everyone from Elvis to Keith Richards, but for some reason there are many people who don't know who she is.I uploaded a couple of her videos on DailyMotion about a year ago. They have always been 5 stars. I was thinking about making some "music video" slide shows with some of her music, so I can put them in the Instructable. (I'd love to know what programs you would suggest to make them - open source is best) There isn't much video of her. I've only seen about 7 clips. I was going to point out some of the passages in the songs, that I think illustrate her musical genius, and go through how her style evolved from Delta Blues, to Big Band, and into Gospel. Almost all of it Rocks also.I'm actually not a guitar player but I have played other instruments and can hear what I think are a lot of the influential parts of her playing. I think I can identify the types of guitars also. She played acoustic back in the 20's, then went to a resonator in the 30's, and started playing Electric as soon as they were invented. She was a contemporary of Robert Johnson the "Grandfather of Rock'n'Roll". She started playing guitar at 4 years old in 1919. Yes, 4yo, no typo there. They stood her on a table. She is from the same Delta Blues tradition of Robert Johnson but went into Gospel.I'm pretty sure she was the first black woman to ever play guitar in Carnegie Hall.There are music historians that credit her with the 1st rock and roll song - "Strange Things Happen Everyday" in the mid 1940's. She recorded from the 1920's to the 70's.I don't want to write the whole thing here, so I better stop now.What do you think? Appropriate for an Instructable?Check out the video to see what an amazing musician/performer she is. You can see another one from the 70's on my Dailymotion page. I'm SFHandyman there also. It's fun to see this middle aged church lady, in a long flowery dress, in front of a gospel choir, rock out on an electric guitar.

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


I HAVE NEVER been able to start a "New Paragraph" on the notes that are placed onto My Photo's...ARRRG !

Hi Everyone ! I have not found this bug in this section or anywhere so dont know if its just me now.... The Problem: I have published 5 instructables and in EVERYONE that i have made, i have always made step-by-step photo-instructables as thats how i would prefer to learn something, best of both worlds, reading a little whilst looking at pictures !!! Now, i make mostly ALL my notes and explanations directly onto my pictures by drawing a Box around the section i am describing or detailing the 'how-to' on, then i start typing away into the text box. BUT!!! when i want to start a new paragraph within the text box that i'm writing in, i have USED ALL METHODS DESCRIBED on THIS wiki formatting page for adding OR starting a NEW PARAGRAPH even tried doing the "FORCE" new paragraph code and NOTHING WORKS.......... Ive just finished my 5th instructable and ive got so infuriated that my blood-FLASH-BOILS WHILST STILL IN THE VEINS because i have to revisit every single photo that i have EVER published here on instructables.com so i can ADD paragraphs to the HUNDREDS of photo-instructions i have PAINSTAKINGLY written for everyone to follow and separate the extremely LONG one-paragraph "BLOCKS" of text so that (i) - I CAN READ IT EASILY to correct any flaws but more importantly (ii) ITS AN EASIER "Read" for anyone and everyone who visits the instructable for the help, how-to or advice i have taken, sometimes months, to compile...  SO i am NOT publishing another instructable UNTIL i have found a solution to this because theres nothing worse than having to read a darn-script without any paragraph-breaks..... Like i have separated all these paragraphs here in these details of my moaning of what bug is bugging the hell outta me (no pun intended, lol !) My browser is Opera, it WAS Firefox RELIGIOUSLY for YEARS but the WHOLE of last YEAR it kept SELF-TERMINATING and closing down by itself when even google.com or google.co.uk was visited so i'll never use it again, chrome is too simple for me and i used to use opera in its early years and kept an eye on it over the years, not switching browsers again as i like the functionality of it... here are my specs for Opera: About Opera Version information   11.61 Build                              1250 Platform                        Win32 System                          Windows 7 XHTML+Voice               Plug-in not loaded Browser identification: Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; Edition United Kingdom Local; en) Presto/2.10.229 Version/11.61 My PC 1: MOBO: Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC RAM: 48 GB DDR3 1333Mhz (NO Typo here, Yes, 48 GB) CPU: 2 x ZEON X5560 Graphics 2 x 1GB Asus 9800GT 4 x OCZ Vertex SSD (RAID-0) Win 7 Ultimate BROWSER: Opera My PC 2: Mobo: Zotac GeForce 9300 RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz CPU: Intel Q6600 Graphics@ Built-in MOBO 2 x OCZ Vertex SSD Win 7 Pro BROWSER: Opera If you check out any of my instructables, from offtherails2010, EVERY SINGLE text-box on EVERY SINGLE photo has errors within them where you can plainly see where an automatic ""LINE-BREAK"" or ""NEW PARAGRAPH"" should have been started by half finished code like this: (without the quotes): ""  or "" and ive tried everything to try to FORCE it to recognize that there is A NEW PARAGRAPH in the text but i have tried again and again and again THIS ENTIRE YEAR, goolged by brains out and now im just so fed up with it that i wont publish another instructable until i get this fixed because the more i publish, the more work i will HAVE-TO do going back re-visiting the entire collection of hundreds of pictures ive uploaded  that i have added a bit of a speech-to, to separate the paragraphs in EACH PHOTO. The pictures shown as examples here, the 1st picture i have circled in RED where a NEW PARAGRAPH should had-started and the second picture i just Highlighted the error broken code and then circled it in RED. For Example, i only pressed enter twice to start THIS NEW PARAGRAPH. AND AGAIN NOW. But on my pictures it annoyingly DOESN'T start new paragraphs and i have tried manually typing in the code as described on the trac.edgewalll wiki and then clicking the 'save' link on the photo's but still nothing... PLEASE please please can someone help me find what i may have overlooked... Probably something simple and no, i wont feel embarrassed if it was something plainly obvious as it will teach me to be more observant in the area i am lacking in !!!! And thank you in advance for the help & advice

Posted by offtherails2010 6 years ago


What do the polls tell us?

I thought I'd take the time, this wonderful Saturday evening, to talk to you guys a little bit about the polls that you will find on my website. In specific, I want to analyze with you what exactly these polls tell us. To do that we are going to start with the first poll I posted and work our way to the more recent ones (which, if you are looking at my website, would be going from the bottom of the page to the top). Poll #1: How Many Bands (On Average) Do You Put on Your K'NEX Gun? 40.91% (which is 18 votes) said that they usually put two bands on their K'NEX gun. 22.73% (which is 10 votes) said that they usually put 3 bands on their K'NEX gun, and the rest of the numbers go down semi-proportionally. Now, what does this tell us? Well, one of the things that we could take away from this is that if your K'NEX gun does not operate well with only two bands (whether they be #32s or #64s) , you probably should try again. In other words, your gun should be accurate, powerful, and smooth running with at most / at least 2 bands. And, to be honest, this should apply to the majority of K'NEX guns, which is part of the reason why I am not a huge fan of the NAR...   Poll #2: Rod Ammo, Connector Ammo, Mix? Now, to be honest, I knew that this was going to be rather a contentious issue. I mean, after all, doesn't the K'NEX community go around and around about which ammo type is best? I pretty much expected that the results would be rather even, so let us see if I was correct. 51.85%  (14 votes) said that they prefer rod ammo, 33.33%  (9 votes) said that they prefer a mix of rod ammo and connecter ammo, and 14.81%  (4 votes) said that they prefer connecter ammo. Again, what does this tell us? Well, if you are a people pleaser, then you might want to have your K'NEX guns shoot rod ammo. If you do your own thing (like most of us do) then... well... do your own thing. I personally prefer either a mix of rod and connecter, or connecter. I hate rods. They spin much more than mixed ammo, and have to many ridges for my liking, but all the same, do your own thing.   Poll #3: Do You Think That a Full-Auto K'NEX Gun is Possible There is not much to say about this poll, so here are the statistics: 66.67%  (18 votes) say "yes," they think it is possible. 22.22%  (6 votes) say that they think it is not possible, and 11.11%  (3 votes) say that they think it is possibly possible... XD   Poll #4: At what time of the day / week do you usually mess around with your K'NEX? Again, there is not much to say about this poll, except that most K'NEXers are, as it were, weekend warriors. 37.93%  (11 votes) say that they "play" K'NEX on the weekends, 31.03%  (9 votes) say that they use their K'NEX in the afternoon, 24.14%  (7 votes) said at night, 3.45%  (1 votes)  said that they build during the weekdays, and 3%  (1 votes) said other. Other, what other? Also, 0% said that they use their K'NEX in the morning. +1   Poll #4: On average, how many guns do you build per year? I posted this poll 'cause I really was interested to see who did what. 34.78%  (8 votes) said that they built between 10 and 15 guns a year, 26.09%  (6 votes) said somewhere between 1and 10, 17.39%  (4 votes) said that they built somewhere between 30 and 50 guns a year (I would be among this crowd), 13.04%  (3 votes)  said other, and 9%  (2 votes) said that they build between 15 and 30 guns a year. Interesting.   Poll #5: Do you think that a black firing pin will actually get better ranges than any other firing pin of the same size? I was truly interested to see what people would say on this issue, 'cause some K'NEXers would hold this view to their last breath. The poll shows that 52.38%  (11 votes)  say “yes,” 28.57%  (6 votes) say “no,” 14.29%  (3 votes)  say “It depends on the gun,” and 5%  (1 votes) say other… Other? What do you mean other?   Poll #6: Internal Magazine Pusher or External Magazine Pusher? Which do you prefer? This is another thing that us K’NEXers argue about, I am personally in favor of EMPs, but others disagree. 65.22%  (15 votes) say that they like IMPs, 17.39%  (4 votes) say EMPs, and 17.39%  (4 votes) say that they don’t like either (I would also be a part of this group, which may sound weird, but is nevertheless true).   Poll #7: Do you think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables? Now here is something that we can all relate to. The poll shows that: 55%  (11 votes) say that they do think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables, 35%  (7 votes)  say that they don’t think it is weird, and 10%  (2 votes) say “other”/they are not sure. I personally think that it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables.   Poll #8: Do your parents / relatives like your hobby of "K'NEX-gunning?" 40%  (8 votes) say “Yes,” 35%  (7 votes)  say “Sorta-kinda,” 15%  (3 votes)  say “I don’t know,” one person said “No,” and one other person said “Other.” All I can say is that we are not to respected/liked in the Instructables community.   Poll #9: Do you like replica K'NEX guns (K'NEX guns that are made to look like a real firearm and shoot)? I posted this poll because I have heard lots of comments that amount to “I am tired of seeing ‘here is what I build from CoD’” but apparently, people aren’t THAT tired of replicas: 82.35%  (14 votes) say “yes,” and a mere 17.65%  (3 votes) said “no.” Ignore those comments where ever you find them, they are just mumbo-jumbo.   Poll #10: Which do you like more? 40%  (8 votes) said Replica guns, 40%  (8 votes)  said Performance guns, 10%  (2 votes) said Model guns, and only 10%  (2 votes) said that they like concept guns the most. Yet, this is hard to believe, as concept guns probably get the most views… Hmmmmmmmmmmm.   So there you have it, let me know your thoughts. Note: This might have typos and bad grammer as I did not take a whole lot of time to look it over. Bring that stuff to my attention and I'll fix it.   -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 4 years ago