Honestly, I can't do a better job than the guides on the site. They basically taught me everything I know. If you've read them and have questions, I can try to help, but otherwise, there isn't much else I can teach.
I don't have MSN, but feel free to say hi to me in IRC or via PM!
yikes, I don't know the mechanics of RNGing on an emulator.
I can tell you how to get a shiny seed, all you do is check the box "Search for Nearby Shiny" in timefinder for iv frames. I recommend searching triflawless spreads and use the parent ivs to expand your results.