Our Own Little Internet
My girlfriend’s mum has a cottage where there’s no phone reception or internet. I want to grab four friends, a wireless router and a Linux box and drive up there for the weekend. We’ll create our own little one-off internet, which we’ll rm -rf before we drive home. “Cyberman”.
If we want to have a chat room, we’ll have to roll our own client and server. Same goes for games. I’ve always wanted to build a MUD. And I’d have four avid beta testers. Or maybe a multiplayer roguelike.
We can download docs and basic tools beforehand, and the box will have sshd / git / vim / Ruby / Go / Python / C / JVM / etc. We can bring PDFs of guides to UNIX networking.
We can’t bring MP3s or physical instruments, but we’ll make sure someone learns Overtone before we drive up. We can share code via a local git server.
We’ll reinvent the internet together and burn it all down in the space of a weekend. It will be glorious.