If you've ever tried to find a straight answer to a simple "How
to do this?" question on the web, you know it can be pretty tricky.
Usually, you run into one of the two following situtations:
Either the web pages that you find with a search engine somehow
manage to never really address your particular problem (they seem
to go around it, using good keywords, but they solve other problems you
really don't care about).
Or, if you're lucky, you can actually find a complete "How to" guide
to your specific problem. However, it's hard to know whether this is
better or worse than the not-so-close solutions, because you'll usually
have to go through pages and pages of "Introductions",
"Forewords", and a bunch of theoretical assumptions before actually
diving in. And when, at last, you find the precise page and the precise
line where the solution to your problem lies, you wonder "Hey, why the
heck couldn't they say it out loud at the very beginning? I really
didn't need that theoretical stuff!".
Mister Howto tries to make finding straightforward solutions
Each page addresses a single, well-defined problem,
Each page is as short as possible: no need to go through tons
of useless information before actually finding what you need.
Quick and straightforward solutions are written out right
away, without the lenghty blah blah that usually comes with them.
Mister Howto hopes you'll enjoy it and find the solution to your
If you haven't found what you're looking for, and you think that your
problem is common enough to interest many other people, don't hesitate
to write to Mr Howto. If you've written your own howto and
you think it can blend in pretty well with the rest of the website, send it to Mr Howto and it might very well be included,
with your name on the page of course!