|Welcome to the Guru's Lair:|
Your online tech support service for readers of microcomputer
pioneer, researcher, and prolific author Don Lancaster's ezine
columns that included his Resource Bin, Blatant Opportunist,
GuruGrams, Tech Musings, Guru's Lair, and similar tutorials.
A definitive web resource for the spectacularly engineered
Prehistoric Bajada "Hanging" Canals, for our extensive Gila
Valley Dayhikes Guide, and our new Lancaster Classics USB
Library. Plus great heaping bunches of free eBooks.
Along with Don's eclectic coverage for Acrobat and PostScript ,
his Incredible Secret Money Machine, his guidelines to Avoid
Patent Ripoffs, doing your own Book-on-Demand publishing, or
getting great surplus Live eBay Auctions and Test Equipment
bargains, or discrediting the Hydrogen energy ludicrosity.
Or mastering the secrets of Bezier Cubic Splines, other math
stuff, trashing Pseudoscience, going on a Tinaja Quest, exploring
Magic Sinewave ventures, learning PIC Microcontrollers, or
exploring InfoPack research, superb Partnering opportunities,
Santa Claus Machines, Water Soluble Swimsuits, or Wavelets,
Books, Flutterwumpers, Fonts, and Webmastering.
Plus annotated links to many thousands of websites and related
resources. All based on the premise that if Don personally uses
them and is interested in them, others are also likely to.
Most library files require an Adobe Acrobat plug in for online
viewing. Offline, these may be accessed by an Acrobat Reader
or an eBook Reader or any other .PDF accepting program.
Included are hundreds of Don's unique .PSL sourcecode files.
These are ordinary textfiles written in the PostScript language
and are usually executed in Acrobat Distiller from the Windows
command line with a secret magic incantation of "//acrodist /F".
Alternately, GhostScript can be used. Some of these .PSL files
use Don's Gonzo utilities, per this sourcecode and this tutorial.
Copyright c 2018 and earlier by Don Lancaster's Synergetics,
3860 West First Street, Box 809, Thatcher AZ, 85552. A free
technical helpline is often available at (928) 428-4073.
All commercial content and media rights are ~fully~ reserved.
Linking welcome, but please do not mirror.
|Guru's Lair Sampler Tour:|
NEW: CSS & PS Web Friendly Colors
NEW: 404 Fixer Upper
NEW: Full Catalogs by file types
NEW: TTL Cookbook free eBook
NEW: Lancaster Classics USB! and sale!
NEW: "Director's Cut" of Tearing Method!
RECENT: PS Font Snooper and demo
RECENT: Simply Marbelous
RECENT: PS Empty Program Pilot
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REVISED: Magic Sinewave Calculator
REVISED: Architect's Perspective
REVISED: Auto Backgrounder & Vignetter
REVISED: Bitmap Typewriter
REVISED: Expanded Gila Day Hikes!
HOT: Prehistoric Hanging Canals!
HOT: Free eBooks
HOT: Video Tutorials
HOT: Tech Innovation Secrets
Here's an index and directory to some of our major site areas.
Click, scroll, and click again for direct file access...
|Click here for a Guru's Lair sampler...|
|Assorted Stuff||Energy Tutorials||Marbelousities||Resource Bin|
|Auction Help||Filetypes Catalog||Math Stuff||Santa Claus Mach|
|Blat Opportunist||Gila Valley Hikes||Other Reprints||Service Pages|
|Bezier Cubic Spline||GuruGrams||Patent Bashing||Site Sampler|
|BOD Publishing||Hardware Hacker||PostScript||Subject Library|
|Books to eBooks||Hydrogen Library||PS Powerpoint||Tech Musings|
|Classic Reprints||ISMM||Prehistoric Canals||Tinaja Questing|
|eBay Secrets||Latest Additions||Pseudoscience||Video PS Tutorial|
|eBooks||Magic Sinewaves||Reviewed Books||What's New Blogs|
For the latest in new files, use this What's New Link or else click
on through to our older Main Library or Site Map pages. Our
goal is to add new daily content, but these are often uploaded a
few days at once. So, please always check back for anything that
you may have missed.
DON'T MISS: Prehistoric Hanging Canals!
DON'T MISS: Marbelous Pancakes!
DON'T MISS: Heretical Field Secrets!
DON'T MISS: New Fat Tail Arrow Utilities!
DON'T MISS: PS Powerpoint Emulation!
DON'T MISS: Secret Insider eBay Stuff!
These on-site links will quickly take you to a few classic tutorials
and most of our Guru's Lair "second level" library access pages...
|Click here for some Guru's Lair on-site resources...|
|Acrobat||Dodge Burn||Fix 404||Logfile Rd||Postproc||Swing Tilt|
|Ask Guru||Don't Sick||Flutterwump||Magic Sine||PostScript||Subject Lib|
|Auction Hlp||eBay Access||Font Image||Math Stuff||PS Secrets||Synerget|
|Banners||eBay Buy||Gila Hikes||Marbelous||PS Speedup||Tech Innov|
|Bargains||eBay Help||Golly Gee||MS Exec||Powpt Emul||Tech Muse|
|Bee's Page||eBay Sec I||Gonzo Tutor||MS Delta||Predictions||Third Party|
|Biography||eBay Sec 2||Grahamtrm||MS Intro||Pseudosci||Tinaja|
|Bitmap Fnt||eBay Selling||GuruGrams||MS Prop||Pseudo Rip||TTL eBook|
|Blat Oport||Elegnt Simp||Hang Canal||MS Source||PV Lect||TVT eBook|
|Book BOD||Elec Engr||Hardw Hack||Navicube||Refurb Log||Unaut Abio|
|Book Access||Email Don||Hydrogen||Patent Avod||Resource Bn||USB Classic|
|Capt Video||Energy Fun||Info Packs||Patent Whn||RTL ebook||Video PS|
|Cub Splines||Field Hersy||ISMM||Patent Why||Santa Claus||Wavelets|
|Dist Lang||File Types||Libraries||PIC uProc||Screen Disp||Whatnu?|
There are thousands of more links on the Guru's Lair. Most of
them are on our library pages of related interest. Such as these:
Acrobat, Bee's Favorite, Hydrogen, PIC, or Wavelet examples.
Listed below are the top hundred or more websites that I actually use
quite often and highly recommend. They are my "best of web"...
|Click here for the best of off-site web resources...|
|Academia||Crat Frght||Freight Cen||MIT Course||Prevention||Thunderbird|
|Acme Map||Currency Ex||Freight Pro||M. Moore||PubSci||UCC Law|
|Adobe Sys||Darwin Awd||Gila News||Monster Job||Questia||U Haul|
|Adobe Tnote||Data Arch||Gogl Srch||Motley Fool||Quick Phrse||UPS|
|Amazon Bks||Data Shelf||Gogl Earth||Movie Rev||Radio Hist||U Ship|
|Area Codes||Dilbert||Gogl Maps||MSC Direct||Reserch Gat||USPS|
|AZ Leg Law||Discv Park||Google Sky||Motley Fool||Rocky Mt In||Verify CSS|
|AZ GIS||DOAJ Jnl||Gov Liquid||MSNBC||RSS Style||Verify URL|
|AZ Reg Asn||Drudge Ret||Home Power||Nature Mag||Science Mag||Verify Web|
|AZ Weavers||EAC Libr||Identifont||Netflix||SETI||View 32|
|BAMA||eBay||Innocentive||News.Ind.Net||Shields Up||Wayback M.|
|Batteries||Element 14||Justfree Bk||Newsp + TV||Sirus||Weather Ch|
|Black Range||Elsevier||Keelynet||NSS Caves||Slashdot||Dr. Weil|
|Boing Boing||eTrade||Kelly Blue||NYPL Image||Small Parts||Wesrch|
|CNN||Exoplanet||Loan Amort||OEMs Trade||Srch Tmpst||Whois|
|Carn OLI||Fat Cow||Lulu||Onion||Stanford||Wikipedia|
|CAG Grotto||Fed Ex||Makezine||Patents||Stock Quote||World Fact|
|Chem Table||Find Chips||Math Stuff||Paypal||Strm Gauge||W Grainger|
|Convert Me||Firefox||McMaster||Pgh Strtcars||SW Fire||W3 Org|
|Courier||FM-AM Loc||Medline||PLC Center||Switchbord||Zip Codes|
|Craig's List||Free V Lect||MEMS Net||Pol Cartoons||Thomas Reg||Zomeworks|
Please let me know your secret favorites so we can add them here.
|Web Video Access Links:|
Here's a convenient collection of web video sources. Some are
free, some include infuriating ads, and some are fee based. We
try to keep these links free of scams and malware. Please report
|Click here for some major web video links...|
|A&E||Crackle||History||Movies 25||Sidereel||USA Net|
|Archaeology||Instantwatch||Netflix||Tru TV||Web Video|
|AZ Canals||Flickr||iHeart||Our Video||Twit||XUMO|
|CBS||Fox||Lectures||Playstation||TV Duck||You Tube|
|Comedy||Metacafe||Sci Hack||TV Guide||-----|
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