International Day Against DRM — May 4, 2012

April 27th, 2012 No comments

On May 4th Hive13 together with 2600 will take part in International Day Against DRM.  On May 4th you are encouraged to spread word about the harms of DRM.  On Friday we will discuss how harmful DRM is as well as give demonstrations on how to liberate some of your digital goods from the DRM shackles.  We plan to focus primarily on ebooks just to keep the demos reasonably small.  If you have any experience with removing certain types of ebook protections please bring any tools or techniques with you for open discussion.  At this time we already have some volunteers that will demonstrate the remove of DRM for Adobe’s DRM plus I personally have a collection of scripts for: Mobipocket (.prc/.mobi), Kindle Mobipocket (.azw), Kindle Topaz (.tpz/.azw1), Kindle Print Replica (.azw4), Adobe ePub (.epub), Adobe PDF (.pdf), B&N ePub (.epub), B&N/Fictionwise eReader (.pdb).

Cinci 2600 starts at 7pm on May 4th

Free and open to the public!

More info: Day against DRM

If you want to volunteer for demos you can use the mailing list or our g+ page.

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Cinci2600 tonight, March 2nd, 7pm @hive13

March 2nd, 2012 1 comment

With the recent kickoff of the Cincinnati MeshNet project, I thought I would give a presentation on wireless mesh networks and some of the technologies behind them. If you have something that you would like to present, or a demo you would like to give, please feel free to come by.

We will be meeting at the Hive13 hacker space in Camp Washington, 2929 Spring Grove Ave at 7pm. Maps and other details about the location can be found here. See you there!

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New Pinning Tray

February 20th, 2012 No comments

Hot off the presses!  Er, well, laser cutter!  We bring you the new pinning tray.  This tray is more portable than before.  The other one was small but the square shape often made it hard to fit into some carrying cases with your other tools.  This new design by Brian keeps the tray small but adds length to better go with the tools you normally carry.

And that’s not all!  With this new design you can use the holes on the side and a lid to secure your pins for further storage.  By placing a lid on top and using some small screws you can fasten the lid down and store the pins for later use.  This is ideal if you are working on a progressive lock and need a place to store your the extra pins until you work your way up.  It can also be used to keep some extra security pins grouped together or  potentially for storing the pins from control locks used in lock forensics.

We are still testing out the design but once we finalize it we will have some available if anybody wants one.

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Kickoff meeting for Cincinnati Perl Mongers

February 4th, 2012 2 comments

February 15, 2012 at 7pm in the Hive13 lounge.

This will be the reboot for the Cincinnati Perl Mongers group. We can use the projector to share a few short presentations if anyone would like to present. I plan to do some beginner level stuff about what ‘use warnings, use strict, my, etc’ are for.  Would be nice if someone talked about CPAN, favorite modules, arrays, hashes, etc. Also, informal talking about what we are using Perl for, cool technologies, etc.

http://cincinnati.pm.org/

There is a mailing list setup now so please subscribe if you might be interested in attending at some point.  Depending on the turnout for the Wednesday group can try other nights too. Nothing is set in stone at this point. If monthly meetings are too much can set it up for every other month or quarterly.

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Cinci2600 this Friday, Feb 3, 2012, 7pm @Hive13

January 31st, 2012 No comments

This Friday, Cameron will be presenting on using Metasploit to do pivot attacks. If you have something that you would like to present, or a demo you would like to give, please feel free to come by.

We will be meeting at the Hive13 hacker space in Camp Washington, 2929 Spring Grove Ave at 7pm. Maps and other details about the location can be found here. See you there!

Boromir

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Learn to Mold and Cast

January 24th, 2012 No comments

Hive13 contains a variety of exciting things to create prototypes from.  Learn to mold and cast these prototypes and more using hobby-grade resins and silicone.   The class is $40 and includes a take-home pint of slow-cure casting resin.  Due to time constraints, molding will only be demonstrate (it takes 4-6 hours for the mold to cure), but we will cast real resin things that you can take home from pre-existing molds (what things is to be determined).

The class will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 22.  Cut-off date for sign-up is February 17.

The class will cover:

  • An overview of modern mold-making and casting
  • Safety and equipment
  • Building a simple mold box
  • Preparing silicone and pouring a mold
  • Casting resin in a mold
  • Different types of resin

Register for Learn to Mold and Cast in Cincinnati, OH  on Eventbrite

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Cinci2600 this Friday, Jan 6th, 7pm @ Hive13

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

This Friday, Cameron will be continuing his discussion of wifi man-in-the-middle attacks. This talk builds on his previous talk, which you can learn about here.

We will be meeting at the Hive13 hacker space in Camp Washington, 2929 Spring Grove Ave. Maps and other details about the location can be found here. See you there!

get out of the middle zoidberg, you're not a man, you're a crab monster.

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HAM Radio License course Saturday, Jan. 14th 2012

January 1st, 2012 No comments

Have you always wanted to get your Ham operators license? Well here is your chance!

On Saturday, January 14th, Hive13 hosting a HAM radio class to get your HAM license. This is an all day class plus the technical licensing test at the end. A week or two after passing your exam you will get your call sign from the FCC.

This class requires a study guide, The AARL Ham Radio License Manual, isbn# 0872590976. For the $30 signup the book is included. If you wish to purchase the book ahead of time then you can sign up for $15. You will need the book to take this class.

Click here to register.

for unnecessarily detailed directions to the space, please click here.

Oh, amateur radio dad, you are so judgemental!

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Transferred DNS Registrar

December 23rd, 2011 2 comments

STOP SOPAHello all,

We just transferred our Domain Names from GoDaddy to Gandi.net.  This transfer was done because GoDaddy recently announced support for SOPA.  SOPA is a current bill set to pass that would effectively censor the internet.  There are many options and even special discounts if you too want to change your registrar.  It’s a very easy process and here are some suggestions from reddit.  We chose Gandi because of their no-bullshit stance and history for protecting its customers.

You can also sign the boycott pledge here: http://godaddyboycott.org/

If you are a hive13.org member you should not see any service outage but feel free to contact us if something does not appear to be working.

UPDATE:  GoDaddy just announced they are no longer supporting SOPA  ;)

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Bring out your Dead!

November 21st, 2011 2 comments

Mass Game Console Repair/Reflow event

Hive13 recently grabbed a PS3 YLOD (Yellow Light of Death) Repair kit from ifixit.com and went to work on 3 broken PS3s.  The teardown was a lot of fun and we were greatly excited when we were able to recover all three PlayStations!  After some G+ postings we realized the need to do this kind of event for Xbox users and any PlayStation 3 Owners out there that have YLOD.  So we will be hosting a FREE event on December 11th from Noon – 3pm.  The kits to fix these units are fairly cheap but you may want to consider contributing $5 for supplies.  Food is not provided so consider bringing a snack.

If you are interesting in attending please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah2z1tTz_EqndFBNd21jS055LWFGTDNqR1c4d1doNUE

If you had a console die on you and you have already replaced it.  Please consider bringing in the console to fix or just donating it that day.  We will take any unwanted repaired game consoles and donate them for kids for Christmas this year.  If you just want to drop off a broken system please fill out the form just so we know how many supplies to purchase.

Event: Sun Dec 11th 12-3pm

Cost: FREE

Try to show up as close to Noon as possible.  It can take a long time to dissemble and reassemble these units.

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