July 18th, 2006 mlc
Something new for HOPE Number Six that a lot of people may not yet know about is our workshop area, where you can get hands-on with some neat technologies.
Our good friends at TOOOL will be offering all kinds of their ever-popular lockpicking activities at their area. If you want to practice the advanced techniques mentioned in the lockpicking panel, or if you want to learn how to get started, this is the place.
Would you like to free your iPod from Apple’s proprietary firmware? Our workshop leader writes:
Install alternative firmware like RockBox or iPodLinux onto your portable music player. Gain the ability to play additional formats including patent- and royalty-free OGG Vorbis and FLAC while losing support for DRM and the requirement to use iTunes to copy music onto your player. With non-Apple firmware, you’ll also gain the ability to run software of your choice including hundreds of games and utilities. Both RockBox and iPodLinux are easy to use and the only hard part is installing. Just bring your iPod! You’ll leave with a liberated audio player and knowledge to help others liberate theirs. And, if you have a Sony PlayStation Portable, we’ll be working with those, too.
Watch also for a retrocomputing display of old technology, something to do with Segways, and more. Stop by the info desk for a schedule, or just drop by the workshop area and see what’s going on.
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