havent posted in a bit.

since my last post there has been: nstic, iiw, and stanford.

also adacamp, which was great. 

i’m actually thinking about osbridge. dont worry i can hardly believe it myself. 

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nice to see this mention of oakland lolspace in this nyt article about hackerspaces.

also looking forward to the inevitable headscratching to be provoked by its existence.

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Microsoft deploys two-factor authentication to all services

In a major move that has the potential to make the Internet much safer, Microsoft today announced that it is making available what its calling “two-step verification” to some 700 million Microsoft account holders.

Microsoft thus joins Google and Apple in making a two-factor authentication systems available – as an option – to users of the web’s most popular Internet services.


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so liz pointed out this:

The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) is an international service designed to provide convenient access to the world’s major name authority files. Its creators envision the VIAF as a building block for the Semantic Web to enable switching of the displayed form of names for persons to the preferred language and script of the Web user. VIAF began as a joint project with the Library of Congress (LC), the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB), the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF) and OCLC. It has, over the past decade, become a cooperative effort involving an expanding number of other national libraries and other agencies. At the beginning of 2012, contributors include 20 agencies from 16 countries.

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project meshnet wiki.

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also, here’s a piece about the original mesh network used in red hook after sandy.


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Wireless Battle Mesh

is happening in europe soon.

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims at bringing together people from across Europe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, OLSR, 802.11s and Static Routing.

It is a tournament with a social character. If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you might want to check this out !

The goal of the WirelessBattleMesh events is to set-up hands-on testbed for each available mesh routing protocol with a standard test procedure for the different mesh networks. During the different WBM events, similar hardware and software configuration will be used based on the OpenWRT BoardSupportPackage and packages for each protocol implementation. The WBM events are also a great opportunity to develop testing tools for PHY/MAC radio layers (drivers, scripts and PHY analyzers) .

Mostly 510pen has been using BATMAN, so it will be interesting to find out about how other protocols work for people.



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