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Spontaneous accidents and incidental mutations

Welcome to the Hacker Camp 2009 Bulletin board

Day four of the hacker camp is a challenging day for everybody. Hackers, bloggers, carpenters, photographers.. Even the young baby ducks that I mentioned before found got into trouble; a heron came and ate them one by one. R.I.P ducklings.


R.I.P. Ducklings - R.I.P. ducks uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

With: Ducklings

I had my own share of trouble. Early in the day a coffee felt the need to befriend the insides of my beloved laptop. Good thing that I am in a hacker camp and four men were immediately ready to safe the machine (and me). The power cord, battery and later screws, torx, even the hard drive and RAM had to leave the darling (for a while at least). Luckily, the fast action and big repository of hardware and knowledge saved my love. We are now upgraded and back in action!
On behalf of me and my darling laptop, thank you very much hacker friends!


The insides of my machine - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

Bugs, glitches, errors, disasters, crashes and inconveniences.. they seem to pop up everywhere, but the hackers can mostly squeeze them to nothing, or decide to exploit them as serendipitous moments. Earlier this day, the Breaking the frame project was confronted with a problem when they wanted to shop for cameras. The cameras they planned to buy and for which they had already worked on new firmware, were nowhere to be found. For them a set of 6 USB cameras presented a solution. Now the project seems to have gone through a development spurt and its future looks bright.

Luis debugging #1-800 - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

The FriendSlicer project had to overcome some serious carpentry issues with their booth, but fortunately, the appliance of a layer of thick spackle worked miracles. Iktrek also ran into some hardware problems. After an hour long search for a hardware store, at homecoming the acquired lyre proved to be badly constructed. Hopefully, tomorrow will prove to be more fortune and bring them a better working specimen. Tonight their construction activities shifted into welding, which provides us with sudden firework visuals.

Violent fireworks due to lyre debacle - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

For team BizzyBalls the cowardly implementation of OSC in Quartz Composer still presents a big hitch, which Dirk is set to defeat. This resulted however in some pretty interesting RAM displacements and its matching visuals.

RAM problems - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ

Now the cold sets in, but unlike yesterday, tonight it wont make us work slower. Yesterdays broken heater has been replaced. The new, very functional heater and sweet background music makes the falling night cozy. And we set out to squeeze some more bugs and create some beautiful installations. Picnic is looking good!

The future of Picnic is looking bright! - uɐɯʞuǝɯ ɐsoɹ