I've found myself more and more at a loss to find useful info online and have often ended up "giving it a go" and find my own solutions, usually by fixing things together with gaffer tape, physically or metaphorically. This includes building a home theatre system out of an old jukebox, teaching myself a few programming languages and making things innocuous into something useful.
I plan on writing down my successes, and more importantly my failures, in the hope it will help someone in some way.
With regards to the name, gaffer tape is similar to duct tape, though people tell me it is black rather than silver. Colour is irrelevant to me as longs as it does the job!