Archive for the ‘Scilly(ing)’ Category

Hacking the Himalayas

January 12, 2007

Of possible relevance to anything to be done on Scilly is the Hacking the Himalayas series by Xeni Jardin and aired on the US’ National Public Radio. Their site allows you to listen to all four of the series’ shows online.

Getting online for was tough, and that was all taking place in a backgarden in Northamptonshire; we relied upon sporadic 3G and WiFi connections. In remote areas, more reliable, creative, connections will need to be established: More bandwidth, less latency.

Whilst the Hacking the Himalayas may not be directly analogous (to what, I don’t even know yet), it’s an example at least of networking ideas as well as technology. As a side note, I’ve set up a Wireless Distribution System at home based on the fantastic OpenWrt.


December 20, 2006

Following two succesful fieldwork seasons on the Isles of Scilly (2005 and 2006) and the growing public interest, now might be a good time to set-up a complementary blog/wikki the for the Islands in a Common Sea project. This would permit wider outreach and accessible contribution and act as a foundation for remediating project ideas and progress.