Archive for November, 2008
by Nathan on Nov.17, 2008
Saturday we had a Open House / Swap Meet at the shop. I think everything went great. We had about 30 people show up and hang out for a while. Brian made a bunch of t-shirts and we ended up with a bunch of stuff. I think we will be going through it all for a while to come. Thank you everyone that came out, we hope to do this again. Here are some pics I was able to take.
by Nathan on Nov.13, 2008
First the Party: It was rather fun. There was good food and 4 giant blow up jumpy things. I swear those thing shouldn’t be legal for adults to play in. After about 5 min in one, I could barley walk. It was like I didn’t have legs. It was kind of cold but all in all we had great time.
Second Bowling: Bowling was awesome. We went to the bowling alley on the arsenal. My first game was alright, second kind of sucked, and third was rocking. The third game I got 4 strikes in a row, then a coulee frames later another strike. I think my score on that game was like 188.
Third the Movie: Madagascar was pretty good. Very unrealistic, but hey its a cartoon. I love the penguins they are so damn awesome, and I loved all the zebras. It was a pretty good kids movie, I could have gone without seeing it in the theater.
by Nathan on Nov.11, 2008
We will be having an Open House at our location at 3409 Governor’s Drive. It’s next to the Animal Vet Clinic and Sharp Communication. We will be working on projects as well as having a electronic swap meet.
We will have tables set up in the back yard and cars in the parking lot trading all kind of electronics. If you bring CRT’s, we ask that you do not leave them behind. Inside we will be working on projects such as building a new photo-booth, multi touch computer screens, USB Authentication Door Access, and other fun projects.
Have an idea? Get involved and come build it with us. We’re always looking for new involvement at the Shop, and things to showcase to the community!
by Nathan on Nov.07, 2008
It was Halloween and instead of going to parties, Bob, Strages, Tim, and I decided to go watch Kevin Smiths new movie. Of course being Kevin Smith, the movie was full of great dialog and dirty language. Needless to say it was awesome.
Zack and Miri are two high school friends that are flat broke and don’t have a promising future. So they decide to make a porn to sell. During their sex scene they realize that they do actually love each other. That’s pretty much the entire story.
I thought this movie was good, but there were a few sections which I felt like had a few dull moments. Even with those moments I must say I don’t believe I have laughed so much watching a movie. The movie was damn funny, and if you don’t get offended by some dirty language or poop jokes you should totally go see this movie.
by Nathan on Nov.03, 2008
We made it here last night around 10:30ish. Stayed up talking with people till about 2am, and the con hadn’t even started yet. What a fun weekend. –Friday Morning
I was going to make this a live blogging type of post, but the network at the hotel sucked. We were basically cut off from the Internet for most of the weekend. It would have helped us get the photo booth working better, but oh well I guess. Its been through four cons, and numerous parties. Its about time for an upgrade. The USB Auth Door went over fairly well. Hak.5 is suppose to be calling us for an interview, which needless to say is Awesome! And apparently Strages got a lot of good feedback from people stopping and playing with the multi-touch table. Which is fairly awesome, because it was kind of a last minute project that started falling into place.
Now on to what happen. I can only really speak of what happen during the day because both nights are kind of a blur.
- Friday, I watched a few talks, one about U3, another about making AK47′s, and a few others. I didn’t really learn anything that awesome. The talk about making AK47′s was about how you go about importing an AK47 in peaces then putting it back together, and some of the rules behind that. It was fairly informative, and something I didn’t even know was out there.
- Saturday, morning sucked, lets just leave it at that. At one point in the day I headed to the Hacker Consortium to check out there place. Its a lot bigger than our hacker space, but we are working on fixing that. Before heading out there, a bunch of us watched SkyDog’s talk about how they found the place and what kind of crap they have been through with it. Pretty cool talk. Oh and we had five meat calzone at some point.
- Sunday we headed back around 12, stopped at a Cracker Barrel for food, then back to HSV. Strages and I unloaded the photo booth and other things at the shop, then we went driving around downtown looking for new make shops. At one point we were walking down an alley and in front of us we see about 50 zombies walking down the street. I swear it a scene right out of a movie. Craziest thing ever.
I realize i didn’t go into a lot of detail, but it has been over a week. I don’t remember all of it. Maybe next year the Internet will be better and I can do a live blogging kind of thing. Anyways you can still check out some of the pics I took.