Whilst Dee and Jules play videogames downstairs, I sit in a beanbag in my makerspace and contemplate the various hardware projects that I would like to complete over the next couple of years.
A collection of loosely coupled network devices running a variety of collaborative and cooperative services to provide an information grid/mesh within a home environment.
So I’m networking my apartment, drenching it in EM radiation from access-points and wifi devices: workstations, laptops, portable gaming devices, network storage, media centres. The idea is that a bunch of individual services can be molded into a coherent data mesh, transparently offering themselves to each and every device that requires it. I call it “Haven” (i.e. house and vehicle electronic/entertainment network, a contrived acronym).
Eventually I’ll be porting haven to a place of my own, but in the meantime I’m trying to build up a set of cooperative devices and services, mostly GNU/Linux-based, and experimenting with human-computer interaction and information-ubiquity.