Here are two random tricks I figured out that may help you:
1. If you're commenting on a blog and you need to prove that you are not a robot dont get scared by the illegible characters. Apparently, if you get it mostly right that's enough. I've filled it in plenty of times where I couldnt really make out the characters and there was no way I got all of them right but they still accepted my claim to personhood.
2. If you're trying to heat embossing powder, try holding your heatgun at an angle, rather than directly over the powder. I have the ranger heat gun & it's three times as fast this way, almost instant. (i dont know why it works but im glad it does- feel free to share any insider thermodynamic theory if you have it
) im not sure if its with every heat tool but give it a try.
what have you discovered during your playtime that made you go "oh! that's good to know!" share it please!