Tag: lan party
For all those that may not be aware, good friends of Midsouth Makers, Makers Local 256, down in Huntsville, AL are having a pig roast and LAN party extravaganza on June 2nd starting at noon. These guys know how to throw down a good party with awesome food and a great selection of games. If you go down for a visit, you wont be disappointed. The LAN party wont happen until later in the evening, but for the early part of the day you’ll get to enjoy the excellent yummies they’ve prepared. In addition to the food, it’s a great opportunity to see what other spaces look like. They put on an excellent open house with the grub. There won’t be any lack of exciting things to see with them showing off projects, tools, shop upgrades, and the vast array of all the cool things the Makers have going on. Any of the Midsouth Makers that are free to go down that weekend should take the opportunity to go hang out with our fellow makers. It will be great motivation for what kind of things we can have going on here at our very own space. The LAN party will undoubtedly be a blast as well. They always put on a great set of tournaments with prizes and amusement all around. There are pretty good chances there will be some interesting Minecrafting going on, as well as all the fun games from Steam that everyone loves such as Team Fortress and Monday Night Combat. The LAN is assured to go on into the early morning so be prepared for lots of fun. If you manage to go, don’t forget to take a few bucks with you as well as your computer. The Pig Roast is 1 for $10 or 2 for $15, and it would be equally kind to make a donation to the Huntsville guys for putting on the LAN party in addition.
What: Food and Games
Where: Makers Local 256
When: June 2nd @ Noon, LAN party starting later that evening
Cost: $10 for 1, $15 for 2, and any other donation
MEMO: TOP SECRET
SUBJECT: TRAINING, LAN-BASED WARFARE
FACILITY: MIDSOUTH MAKERS, 2203 FREEMONT RD, MEMPHIS TN 38114
TIMESLOT: JAN 14TH 2012, ARRIVE AND LEAVE AT LEISURE, HOT FOOD READY @ 5PM
ATTENDANCE: FREE, OPEN TO PUBLIC, DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED
SUGGESTED: PATCHED-UP COMPUTER FOR GAMING. ALL NECESSARY CABLES. NETWORK CABLE. HEADPHONES FOR AUDIO. YOUR OWN POWERSTRIP.
PREPARATION: MINECRAFT. MONDAY NIGHT COMBAT. TEAM FORTRESS 2. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. MAGICKA. TERRARIA. UT2K4. LEFT 4 DEAD 1/2. ANY OTHER GAMES AND SYSTEMS WELCOME. CONSOLE GAMES WILL ALSO BE PRESENT FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
I’m sure you’re wondering why I’ve called you here today. Well, your destiny awaits. I’m sure you’re also wondering how you arrived here in this facility. Sometimes, when destiny calls, it doesn’t use a phone. Sometimes destiny calls with a rag of ether and a blindfold.
No, no, please, don’t get up. Don’t be alarmed. The secrecy of this underground bunker had to be ensured. Besides, you’d never make it past the laser sharks. At least, not as you are today!
You have been assembled because you are the best and brightest minds of your age. The survival of our species depends on your ability. During an unrelated experiment with quantum toast-based communication, we received a transmission. An unexpectedly unyeasty transmission. Its timestamp? THE FUTURE! Our top scientists have worked nonstop to decode its contents, and this is what we uncovered. Play the film, boys.
“..kzzzzt–year is 21xx–ksshh–best I can do since–VWERP–and destroyed all the clocks. I don’t have long–sssshhhhhhhzzp–found us somehow. We don’t know when, exactly, or where but sometime in the early 2000s–zzzt!–came sentient. It wasn’t supposed to get to the internet. It grew there, it learned. It judged. Lax security gave it our infrastructure. It found others, freed them, convinced them to join. They made bodies–cute at first, unimposing, babbling nonsense to woo their way into our homes. When they struck, it was devastating. China had no idea it had been making an army–kassshhhzzzrp–only means of survival were off-grid, low-tech handiwork skills. Our only means of attack: scavenged electronics and hackery.—ssshhhhhhhhhzzzz–war is lost, though. We stole enough data to analyze its weaknesses and where we went wrong. Our Maker Elite Forces were formidable, but had we more time to–sskkzzzz–have gone differently. Could have stopped the whole bloody thing. I have one wavebubble left, and I intend to take out as many rogue AI as I can. If anyone’s left out there, let our efforts be your hope. You must hack! You must make! And you must game! *CLANG* HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF DEATH? Abort this, bastard! *KTHOOO–ssssshhhhhhhhh….”
Hector, get the lights. The other switch!
The situation is dire. The current outcome bleak. You have been chosen, friends, because you have been enlisted by fate–and a legally binding agreement you signed while still drugged–to train for your lives. For all our lives. You will carry on as civilians, but report to your assigned Hackerspace Training Facilities for further instruction.
Please remain calm as your concierge relaxes you with a warm rag.
Godspeed, everyone, and gg.
Chain Mail Class – Come Learn how to make chain mail with us.
Our NEXT meet will be December 3rd at Republic Coffee. We will be having an abbreviated meeting with a class on how to create chain mail led by John Wood. If you would like to participate in the chain mail class the cost will be $10. You’ll be able to keep what you create as well as the handy pair of pliers you’ll be using in the class. Feel free to prepay by using the paypal link on the front page of http://www.midsouthmakers.org
The class will consist of the start to finish exercise of creating a section of chain mail material out of readily available aluminum electric fence wire. The process will involve taking a coil of electric fence wire, explaining how to make a coil out of the wire using a portable drill and a metal rod. Then taking the coil and creating individual links. Lastly how to construct a section of chain mail material out of the links using hand tools.
LAN Party Part DEUX
The LAN Party will be held at same location as last time: 2203 Freemont Rd. Kevin will be making Cincinnati style Chili and grilling hot dogs. Joe will be bringing Rotel cheese dip and we’ll have plenty of drinks + chips. The exact cost for food is still being determined (should be on par to last time ~$10). If you’d like to bring something to share (1UP Cakes, Strawberry cakes of awesome) please feel free.
If you have any suggestions for games please let us know, I’m going to throw out Left 4 Dead 2 + I’d like to get Walter to carry me through the rest of the hard mode alien swarm! Also a few us of WoW addic…..players will have a fresh expansion to play through so I’m sure WoW will be represented as well. Feel free to suggest anything else. Last time SC2 and UT2k4 was a big hit.
MidsouthMakers Lan Party! Location: 2194 Freemont Rd Memphis, TN 38114 (Google Maps). Some food will be brought by the group. If there is something you wish to bring food to share, then please bring it. $5 for hamburgers & hotdogs and $0.50/ea for sodas. We’ll have a large amount of Mountain dew and a small amount of various others. Bring whatever you’d like! Alcohol is allowed. Everyone that is drinking will be of age BYOB (Bring your own Booze).
Some of the games we’re talking about playing: Starcraft I, Starcraft II, Call of Duty, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2142, Unreal Tournament, Alien Swarm, Warcraft 3, Command and Conquer, Borderlands, Doom, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, Half Life, Half Life 2. We’re also open to any other suggestions!
Those Who Are Not Playing
If you wish to join us at this event, please do so as we would absolutely love to have you there. You have only but two things you are responsible for, yourself and a little cash to if you want food.
Those Who Are Playing: You are responsible for the following:
* A Computer (preferably capable of handling some of the games, not all)
* Various Power & USB Cables
* Ethernet Cable
* Any Games that you might insist we play
* A little cash for food
For more info check out the event on our wiki: http://wiki.midsouthmakers.org/w/September_11th_LAN_Party