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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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