Little Red Boat
Sailboats are often seen as a lavish status symbol, but we believe sailing is within reach of any motivated group or individual. We started a sailing co-op of our own with our adorable little sailboat, “Leah’s Heritage”, a 26-foot semi-custom O’Day Outlaw (designed by Philip Rhodes, a capable heavy displacement cruising sloop. We take care to detail our maintenance and improvement projects, our trips, and our expenses as a free and open resource to DIY sailors everywhere. We undertook an extensive rebuild of the ship’s rudder and bulkheads, refitting the mast, repainted the hull, refitted seacocks, and carefully documented our work. Read about our adventures, and come sailing with us!
We host a private cloud (powered by ownCloud), and use it to manage the web-facing resources used by all of our websites. This makes our GitHub Pages cost-free hosting solution a very capable one indeed: resources that do not belong in a repository are managed by this very convenient CMS. It’s also our own private encrypted Dropbox!
We at hackartscience love film and TV, but are not very fond of carrying our obscure collections around with us. We do, however, usually have access to the internet. We curated our movie collection, and hosted the resulting rare media wonderland à la Netflix via a web application with some strong security guarantees. Laundromat is hosted on several collaborating tiny Raspberry Pi devices, and is capable of streaming high-bandwidth video to a handful of users concurrently.
Reserving rooms at Mannes New School is annoying, especially if you are hoping to establish a regular schedule. Do you want this process automated? This little app does just that: given a weekly schedule, it reserves your preferred rooms in a timely manner. Let us know if you would like your practice room reservations automated!