Wow, thank you! I used this guide and it really worked! I made me an automatic tree farm and cobblestone generator, so I don't have to go mine for new cobble and I don't have to go chop trees down everywhere!
Two points of contention:
Pistons are not powered by the block immediately in front of the piston head, no matter what direction it's facing.
Comparators do work with a Minecart with Chest, as long as the minecart is sitting on top of a Detector Rail.
Also there is something that I can never seem to find, HOW THE NETHER DO PEOPLE GET ALL THIS FRIGGIN REDSTONE FOR THIER CONTRAPTIONS?!?!?!?!?!?! I actually found diamonds, gold, and lava before I got my first bit of redstone. Also the only swamp by me does not have a witch hut last time I checked on my creative mode version of my world.
That's weird because I've run into so much of it mining levels 5-15 that it's damn near a throw away. I'm closing in on a small chest of redstone block stacks after playing this game 6 months or so.
Yeah I just love redstone. I use it as an antigreifing trap by putting noteblocks into the ground and putting a perimeter of pressure plates so when a griefer steps on the pressure plate, the note blocks will make noise