What the Hack starts in a couple days and I’m already in the area. It promises to be a fantastic outdoor hacker summer camp.
Howver, I’m a little worried about one thing. It’s raining now. A lot. It’s basically rained every day in the last week. I feel like that many people, that much electrical power, and that much water is a bad combination.
My plan is to stick with with my friend Andreea. That way if the worst happens, at least we’ll be putting the cute in electrocute.
I’ve been somewhat disappointed with the lack of community participation in some of what I feel were my most fun and potentially contagious blog entries. For example, after spending almost two hours forming a list of packages useful in writing package name poetry, not a single person added to the body of work in the genre.
I think the problem may be lack of incentive and I’ve stepped up to remedy that. I have purchased 10 Dutch Bottle Scrapers (also known as flessenlikkers or flessenschrapers in the Netherlands) and I will be giving them away as prizes for small competitions I coordinate on my blog in the near future. While they are not expensive in the Netherlands, for the rest of world, these wonderful kitchen tools are absolutely priceless.
To learn more about flessenlikkers, read the Wikipedia article I wrote on the subject. While they may not look like much, I’ve been walking around with 10 flessenlikkers in my backpack over the few days and I often feel that I’ve found the true source of ultimate power.