AlisonW.uk

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2012-02-01 - 22:46:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Open: Derivedworks | FLOSS | Fork | Open Software | Open Source |

Since late last year I've started to get interested again in hardware hacking and the 'maker' movement, up to the point that I've been upgrading my home facilities for woodwork, metalwork, and electronics.

This resulted in my deciding to add a couple of new domains to my stable. One being a central resource for those looking for information (which, naturally enough, includes myself!) which is starting to take life at openhax.com in the form of a wiki. Once I've developed suitable templates for each type of link – and created some for the stuff I've already found – I'll open it up to others to add stuff too.

The second is another blog for myself, but focussed on my making and hacking. It could have been added here but I reckoned that it was a rather more 'special interest' topic so would suit a separate location. Anyway, if you'd like to see all that wander along to shehacks.com , though I'm still fine tuning the css!

Initially I was planning on using Concrete5 (again) for the new maker blog, but a passing comment from someone at a meeting last week caused me to re-evaluate that decision and, eventually, I decided to return to Chyrp as is used for this blog. And to not re-use the existing fork but to update it to the latest version – four years after I last touched it! So far I've managed to upgrade three of my modules, and I'll be getting around to updating the rest shortly. They will all, of course, remain GPL'd as Open Source.



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