NEW: Project Glider

The building, in which project bluebox took place, had been built in 1967. Shortly after the German Reunification, all inhabitants started to move out. Almost each of them left behind a nice ceiling light in his or her flat. In the run-up to HAR2009, nine of the old lamps went into action again. After cleaning and repairing them, they were arranged as a 3×3 matrix. Now, they are showing the appropriate hacker symbol Glider, which refers the the hacker culture around free software and open source. See Wikipedia for further information..

HAR 2009 - Hacker Glider
HAR 2009 – Hacker Glider

HAR: Village Nearly Finished

During the last two days, we continued to build up more BlinkenArea projects. Yesterday, the construction lights were arranged and got wired today. We also set up the Glider and improved it by coating the roof battens with black paint (Thanks to PoC Sascha, who origanised the paint and to the guys, who borrowed it). TroiCade is now operating at HARcade, a village about computer games. Furthermore, the IT infrastructure has been installed and the tent has been cleaned up already. Today, we will ad some information about the projects. Thus, we nearly completed the BlinkenArea village so far. Unfortunately, the weather is cloudy and rainy most of the time. ­čÖü

Blinkenarea Village on Day -1

Now, it is time for cooking. Have a nice afternoon!

HAR: Arrived at de Paasheuvel

Travel to NL - in between a large traffic jam
Today, we arrived at HAR area between 2 and 3 am, although we planned to join HAR on sunday. Heavy traffic and our nice trailer allowed us to cover the distance to the Netherlands in about 13 hours. After that horrible awesome trip, we pitched our tents immediately and went to bed just before 6 am. Noise waked us up at 9.30 am and of course we were all pretty tired today, but take a deep breath of fresh air when waking up was great.

Nevertheless, we started to build up the BlinkenArea village. Yesterday, Stefan and his dad had already installed the new orange BlinkenArea tent. Hence, we got started unloading our nice trailer in the morning and set out the first projects, such as blueboxMini, Glider and TroiCade, during the day. In the evening, we went for a walk and wanted to buy some food in town. Unfortunately, the shop closed just before our arrival and we had to have a second try by car. The PoC recommended a nearby shop, where we could get everything. Thank you very much!

The sun was shining during the day, but in the meantime it started to rain. Hopefully, it will stop soon. Have a nice evening, everybody!