I’m in the last panel of londonbarcamp6. Ian Forrester is hosting a session of ask the BBC anything. Before this I organized the lightening talks where we had otter proximity, Eccles cakes, graph jokes, SQL hating, amongst other things.

Before that was a panel on how to install OSX on non-apple hardware, which is quite relevant to my interests.

Before that was an excellent panel on arduino hacking, including how to controll led stage lighting and create a basic synth.

It has been a awesome barcamp, the team has done a great job, and the space is amazing.

I’m alive, kind of. Sitting in a panel on programming RFID tags. All kinds of interesting content on how to make real world objects into net-aware objects.

http://11born.net/geekmeet/ubicomp

Tom Scott has worked out a way to discover what tweets have been deleted. Also, how to determine wether or not you should do something. Oh, and a quick phone call to a particularly spammy twitterer.

Slides and contact info at Z-oc.com

Bread is very well suited as a hobby for hackers. It takes a long period of time but only a small amount of that time to actually do. Lots of excuses to take small short breaks.

Also lots of opportunities to hack your own bread! Trap your own local bacteria instead of using package yeast.

Bread creation scales very well too.

Basics of electronics

March 28, 2009

Learning about the basics of electronics. Wondering if anyone has put the board schedule online yet.

wsgiwapi

flaxcode

Tales about how to organize more complex applications in a kind of object-oriented fashion. Making smaller web applications which are then tied together but as a consequence of this the need for documentation is greater. What would be useful in those situations is a way to create applications that self-document. This is kind of how.

I have staked out my prime spot on the grid and now I’m in my first session of bcl6. Tom Morris is tackling the subject of how philosophy, and specifically philosophy and language has a lot to say about semantics and programming.

The first thing to do? Make a letter P out of Lego. Oh, and meeting people.

BarCampLondon6!

March 28, 2009

I have arrived at BacCampLondon6! Wow the guardian offices are lovely, unlike the weather. The staff is merrily running about like chickens with their heads cut off, which is mostly due to tradition I would have to guess as everything seems to be in fine order. Now to queue up for some tea and get ready for the opening.

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