@everyone: please use the list or https://talk.lurk.org/channel/XPUB to
keep the communication accessible to all and avoid parallel discussions.
Natasha Berting said :
> As you might have heard, we're missing a few parts for the second scanner,
> and one of the glass plates was broken when we opened the box. :( We will
> build what we can today, and are looking into how we can make some of those
> parts at school.
Sorry to hear about that. Frédéric contacted Mark immediately and we
were just told that replacement parts will be shipped to us. That does
not help for now, but at least we will have everything eventually.
> But for the presentation this Friday at Varia - we think the best solution
> is just to use the existing scanner. We can transport it with a van or a
> taxi to Varia on Friday, and bring it back the next week. Then we can
> continue building this second scanner after, when we all have more time.
> What do you think?
Agreed. Use the one at WORM for the presentation, trying to DIY the
current kit will be waste of time, as these are not trivial fixes.
@Tash: did you hear back from André regarding the cheap van service he
was suggesting to use yesterday?
@Joca: you've been CC'ed to a support ticket from Mark's company, can
you reply to the ticket and add what is missing? Delphine wrote that
there are more missing parts.
@everyone: can you help Joca identifying all the missing parts so that
he can a make final list of the missing elements?
On the plus side, good that you decided to build it now and not use the
kit as a public workshop activity for the launch like we talked
Talked on/off with Radovan (our BOFH) these past 2 days, so we're likely
to adopt a radical new way to publish and maintain our online stuff.
Core services will be hosted on a server in datacenter with regular
backups (main wikis, git repos, some key static sites). However
this server will be only one node in a P2P VPN (tinc) made of all sorts
of machines, rpis, scrape hardware, rpis, laptops, imacs from the
office, etc, all mapped to public URLs. For instance each of you could
have your own publishing operating system in a RPi (or else) and
whatever you do with it would be immediately made public because each
node on the P2P VPN would be mapped via a subdomain of xpub.nl
For instance you want to setup a wiki and mess around with it? Install
it on RPi, it will show up at http://something.xpub.nl after it has
joined the P2P VPN fleet of XPUB. And because it's a VPN it does
not matter where you connect the RPi, want to move the RPi home? Go
ahead, http://something.xpub.nl will still work, as it will always point
to the RPi, regardless where it's plugged and what network it uses.
Other example, Franc's collection of data/files have been so far
isolated in a dedicated web scraping machine in the office, and some of
the content was copied to the server in the past days. With a P2P VPN,
this would not be necessary, it would just be a matter to add the
scraping machine to the VPN and assign it a domain name, and that's it.
Can't wait to see what kind of mad ecosystem this will grow into.
I hope we can start experimenting with it this Spring, right in time for
the discussion on shadow/dark/extralegal libraries (which frequently use
similar techniques to obfuscate the physical location of key servers,
while a "dumb" proxying front-end works as public interface).
tomorrow the XPUB1 team will build up a DIY book scanner for the OuNuPo
project. If you want to join us come to the XPUB studio from 11:00.
We might also have some treats!
Angeliki on behalf of XPUB1
I hope it is ok to mess around with the server. I am using it to archive
some of the material I am using for my project. Found some directory
permissions issues nginx403 to visualize html files, but solved it by
setting my files as 755.
@Nadine : I made public all articles I've been collecting since October,
take a look if you need stuff for The Unpublishing House.
See u tomorrow
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