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[network] Hackers are not anti-social

At the closing ceremony of What The Hack Rop Gonggrijp reflected on the event. He opened by congratulating the 1500+ attendants: “We pulled it off!”. It had not been easy to organise the event, partly because of misconceptions about the relation of hackers to society. These hackers are not anti-social, they just tune to different […]

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[network] Disconnect my brain

Sometimes, a memory from the past comes back.I remember walking around Washington square park in Manhattan, it must have been around 1987 as I was living in New Jersey (the ultra west side :-)), appreciating the street artists. The talent mix was incredibly wide, from jugglers keeping 7 balls in the air to kids banging […]

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[network] “What the hack” banned by mayor of Boxtel?

“What the hack”, a counter culture network technology conference now in its 4th incarnation, threatens to be refused by the municipality of Boxtel, Netherlands, who apparently misunderstand the nature of the event, and the almost eternal fame the conference can bring to their village.Read more about it at http://www.whatthehack.org/ and see what you can do […]

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[visual humor] Kids’ television with adult fun

Sometimes you see television that makes you wonder.This morning I watched, from the corner of my eye, a television cartoon my children were watching. The main character, Andy, is a highschool kid who likes to set up practical jokes. As one of these jokes fails in preparation, his punishment is to spend a day in […]

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[network] Blogging deconstructed

Is blogging something new? I wonder. As you notice, I have done some experiments in blogging lately, and it is really a becoming a big hype. So, why is that? There are two reasons I can think of. One, it is content management trivialised. Two, it is a scalable alternative to netnews. The technology of […]

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