[hackerspaces] hackerspaces overengineering.

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Jun 22 19:38:39 CEST 2011

That's why i ended up hacking foneras.

Make it so all the hard stuff is done on the wireless router itself =P


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM, john arclight <arclight at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, we've simplified things here, due to power costing something
> like $0.20 per KW/h in California.  So that basically means a 7" eeePC
> in a cabinet and a simple router to run everything at our space.  And
> while the key cylinder in our door lock is an older Medeco with
> picking vulnerability, we rely on having a neighbor who likes to go
> outside and smoke at all hours, plus kicking people's ass that mess
> with our door. :)
> One problem with stuff that's too sophisticated is that somebody
> invariably has a problem, and due to Hacker  Attention Deficit
> Disorder (HADD) they immediately rip into it, instead of waiting 10
> minutes to see if the network comes back or calling the guy who built
> it.
> Am I the only one who has come back to their space to find some
> infrastructure item partly disassembled, all of the zip ties cut down,
> and a piece of CAT5 going directly into the DSL/cable box? Sometimes
> with a note like "Internet was down, so we fixed it?"
> Arclight
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Elmar mc.fly Lecher
> <mc.fly at ramdrive.org> wrote:
> > Heyho guys....
> >
> > This is not related to any specific mail here but to my overall
> impression.
> >
> > I read the hackerspaces mailinglist basically since it exists.
> >
> > Personally i like it because it tends to overengineer everything. Which
> > is very hackerish.
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