Friday, March 12, 2010


So, it seems we have a space for Hacker Farm. We have tables, power, shelter from the rain, etc. I like to think that this is due - in part, at least - to Fritz Bogott performing some sort of lighter vs insulation Melting Ritual on our behalf.

Lots of interesting ideas flying around today - plus: we kept 'accidentally' bumping into all the right people. Pronoia, innit.

Now we need people, not ideas. The plan is to have up to six initial work-sessions - probably friday afternoons - in the spring, with some sort of inaugural meeting kicking it off.

If you're interested in attending - or just interested - then drop us a line at:

hackerfarm [dot] yeovil [at] gmail [dot] com

and we'll include you on our mail-outs as n when this all starts to take shape.

For the next few hours it's all about tomorrow's Junkcrunch open-air show, so time to sort out me leads n kit, charge up batteries, fold up the ironing-board, etc. We'll be hitting the, uh, stage at about 3:15-ish Yeovil Meantime, down at the bottom end of town - the bit that used to be called The Triangle when I was a kid, but no longer seems to have a name - by Woods Wine-Bar / Stars Lane / the old Mecca Bingo Hall.

I thought we would just be kinda playing to passing pedestrians, like a sort of sound-art event that people walk past on their way to the pub or the shops, but now people are threatening to turn up and watch us!

That wasn't in my contract!


At 9:58 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Good day for sure - time to start building !!

And as for that potential audience tomorrow - that certainly was not in the plan - time to call the lawyers me thinks ....

At 1:36 am, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

FWIW, I wasn't being surreal: 30-22ga magnet wire makes a great (and great-looking) conductor for line-level audio signals. The way I get the enamel insulation off is to burn it off with a lighter. You can also sand it off (you sand your fingertips smooth in the process) or dunk the wire-tips in a solder-pot full of hot solder (but I don't own a solder pot). Nobody younger than me holds up lighters at shows anymore (can't smoke at shows now anyway); they hold up their phones (which proves rock is dead)... Hmm... The lithium batteries in phones have awesome explosive potential... If fans *detonated* their phones that *would* be kvlt... Bet you could get enamel insulation off magnet wire very sweetly with a detonated lithium battery... Homeland Security is now roaring up my driveway...


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