Playtesters Wanted Tonight!

If anyone is up to the challenge tonight, I’ll be bringing in copies of “Crystal of Destiny,” a new and possibly even fun boardgame I’ve been working on with my friend Aaron. I would really love it if some curious folks would come join us for a few test rounds of play, and then give us your honest feedback. The game features scheming, spell casting, double-crossing, and some crazy insane patent-pending dice that you have to sign a waver just to look at. Each round should only take about 30 to 45 minutes, and I’ll repay your time with some cold beers and pizza.
Where: Hive76
When: Tonight at Open House (around 7:00)

Phone “hacking” at News of the World

Whenever the word “hacking” shows up in the news, it usually means one of two things. It’s either some government or group breaking into the system of some other government or group, or more likely, someone didn’t change their weak password. Hackem

The recent fuss about News of the World in the UK is the latter, the stupid hack (besides bribing the police and other non-hacking crimes.) This “hack” is just taking advantage of one of two voicemail vulnerabilities. One way in is to punch in the default VM PIN for the carrier, which is sometimes the last 4 of the phone number. The other way is to spoof your caller ID to match the voicemail number so the system lets you in like this. PS: don’t hack voicemails.

We don’t want your personal voicemails to be stolen like this. That’s why this Wednesday for open house, we can help you stay safe. A member can help you navigate the menus on your phone and change or add some security. Or maybe this post just pushed you right now to change your pin to something other than 1478.

Getting closer to an awesome laser

We are almost to laser time. Almost is this case is $2,908.70. That is the remaining cost for all of the hardware that a Lasersaur needs to move and cut and all that good stuff.

A real, complete Bill of Materials is located here. I took out stuff we already had or might be able to scrounge.

Pledgie is currently broken and now charges 3%, so if you would like to donate, there are tons of other ways to give us money: Paypal to, Venmo to hive76, cash at open house, or buy some stuff and ship it to us!

I’m real excited to start etching and cutting stuff soon, but we can’t do it without your help!
As always, laser fund donations are redeemable at $1/minute. (That’s a good deal)