[FoRK] poor man's PAN

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 10:47:14 PDT 2013

I have lots of devices...I have kids who have lots of devices....I have
devices that have lots of devices.,....and rather than moving  TMBG's Here
Comes Science to every device I simply point every device to the one device
that holds the bits that make up TMBG's Here Comes Science (which if you
have not purchased yet you really should...I mean really... and play it
loudly in your kids class when the creationist parents show up...oh the fun)

And yes, I could  use it as a proxy box and an interweb. In fact i ave a
few pages set up to make getting at some of the books a bit easier. I have
also had a copy of Project Gutenberg (which , as I had to explain to a
parent recently, has nothing to do with the actor Steve) on one set up and
the  offline version of Khan Academy on another (just in case our local
school board decided to cut us off for some unknown reason...they did
not...in fact they love what we did last school year with the real deal).

But all that was on the little TPLink... On the RasPI I have been working
up I also have included a squid proxy, tor, a few services (ssh, mpd, etc)
and so on and so forth. The Pi is the damndest sweetspot device that I have
played with in a long long time...I look back on my chumby dabblings  as if
it was the girl friend before the one who played D&D.. I mean so damn

-tom(and by D&D I mean.....pre 3.5. Sure 4ed is all that but srsly
folks....thac0 thac0 thac0)

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

> Does it actually store stuff? They talk about seeding the box and the
> parts description (and yours of course) include reference to a FAT32 usb
> stick.
> What's the advantage of having stuff on it?  I'm  assuming it simplifies
> p2p sharing without any internet connection.  Is it just for file sharing
> or can you actually proxy an interweb connection through it?
> Greg
> On 6/21/2013 9:48 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:
>> I have a little TPlink running a hand tweaked version of Piratebox (
>> http://daviddarts.com/**piratebox-diy-openwrt/<http://daviddarts.com/piratebox-diy-openwrt/>)
>> being powered by an extern
>> battery pack (both one I cobbled together and a commercial bought one).
>> With a good sized usb stick/sd<>usb device i have enough storage fro a
>> nice
>> chunk of my music collection, a ton of books and some goodies I don't mind
>> sharing out. When i am out and about it gets 10+ hours (less with
>> increased
>> use) when it is on the commercial battery pack, about 6 hours on my jerry
>> rigged battery pack and longer than i can count when its draining off the
>> car battery.
>> I have played with a portable RasPi device...my battery rigs power it just
>> fine , the storage situation is about the same....but man the stuff you
>> can
>> pack on a Pi. Nothing like having a shell to run  elinks on :)-
>> -tom
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