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October 2008
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corvi [userpic]
I post because I CAN

I am 3 of 6 of Midgard Collective Subunit 01. We are geek, hear us roar! Or at least beep a lot and flash our blinkylights.
We have an FM transmitter so we can play mp3s over the radio (currently Dutch techno with bagpipes, previously muppets) and a cute little DHCP network, complete with UPSes on all the power strips and a functional internet connection. Laptop:human ratio is 1:1 - and two of us don't own laptops. We're going to the Mojave desert to watch the spaceship launch and rediscover our long-lost spaceflight innocence, in some sort of crazy geek Woodstock.

Not bad, for a rental van. We've only had it a couple of hours, so far, and it's already developing chthonic cable tangles despite zip ties.

Wow. I've been saying that to myself a lot, like a kid at Christmas. Wow. Wow. Wow. SpaceShipOne. Wow. We're heading for the first civilian spaceport, officially designated. Wow. When you look up private flight restrictions, they're limited due to spaceflight activities.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Corvus Corax - Skudrinka

The ancient Toshiba (with borrowed wireless card) I'm using would probably die, but I'll try and swip one of the better machines and drop you a line.

We've got the Dust Puppy you gave me a couple of years ago along as a mascot.

I can't believe we just put warchalking symbols on the side of our van.

I was using AIM express just a little while ago. It was amazing that it worked at all, but I had to restart it three times. The geekiness is wonderful.

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Hee! I was terribly envious that you got to be at the gay marraiges, too. Your descriptions were amazing; I only hope I can represent the launch so well.

meowse will be there too.

Any suggestions on recognizing em? I know odds are massively against running into any specific person, but it would be undeniably cool!

He's massive and tall (6'7") and has a mostly shaven head, and his little girl will be with him. Your chances for recognition are better than with the average guy.

You have quite a few friends in common.

So what's your internet pipe look like? I do a lot of remote connecting, but that connection would really suck if shared out...

GPRS on a headless laptop running NAT under Linux and plugged into a Linksys WAP11 access point. It's slow, but it's not as bad as I expected and it actually works most of the time, amazingly enough.

Caught this off Amy's LJ post, holy geek, I'm super jealous of aforementioned setup.

*envious sigh*