Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Take your data home for the holidays. While you're there, crack the neighbors' wifi. Spraypaint the guts of that old computer into Christmas tree decorations. Build a photo lamp from a Mag-Lite. Bend web pages to your will with our favorite Greasemonkey scripts.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

HTTP, FTP, VNC, oh my! Lifehacker's got your home server needs covered for remote access to your movies and music and other, ahem, files while you're home for the holidays.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

While you're there, find nearby wifi, sniff packets and crack passwords with these essential wireless networking tools. Well ok, don't actually break into people's private networks - but you sure could help the 'rents secure their own network from clowns like you.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

Short on holiday decorations? Bare tree and tons of debris laying around the house? Kill two birds with one can of spraypaint. A nice gold sheen can turn the most common household object into a festive decoration fit for hanging next to the mistletoe.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

Some paper, foil, tape and a Mag-Lite's all you need to build your own photo-lamp, perfectly portable for photographing small objects up close.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

Oh Javascript, is there nothing you can't do? Strip ads from Google search results, auto-link URLs on web pages, and add a Delete button and saved searches to Gmail using the Greasemonkey Firefox extension and our picks of favorite user scripts.

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