This year was the first time I ever went to a hacker conference. One of the more famous ones is organised every 4 years in the Netherlands. This year the event was called Hacking at Random 2009, it took place in the very nice little town of Vierhouten in the National Park called De Veluwe.
A couple of months ago my friend Brenno asked me to join him in starting a small radiostation for the duration of the event. I must admit I wasn’t expecting much, something like my pirating days at Twilight Radio, but Brenno started well by applying for all kinds of licenses so it was 100% legal.
And then on Wednesday evening I arrived, totally confused on what to do, where my tent was going to be pitched. I picked a spot, put the tent up and left to find Brenno. I found him in the middle of a tennis court, with two radio studios and a huge tent that was to be our home base for the rest of the event. Below is a selection of the best photos I’ve taken, most of them are HARFM related, others were taken from around the HARFM “compound”.
Ubik was too tired to ride the wheels of steel for a whole show, but with the help of PsychiC and ??? he managed a wicked Drum ‘n Bass set. I really enjoyed it. All three of them mixed songs while Ubik also chose the music. Real vinyl… Hmmmmmmmmm, droooool….
HARFM and security.nl invited a company to show their harddisk shredder to HAr2009. Here’s the owner of the company explaining how the machine works to Joram Polak of security.nl
Remember: ze sheik unsilenced ze silent disco!
I really loved doing HARFM and also enjoyed what little I saw of HAR2009. There’s definitely going to be a next time, probably for both of them. See you guys!
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