In this new, DIY, direct to fan, social connected world, there are many many more measures of what one can now aspire to. Indeed, isn’t the promise of the Internet in part the broadening of who can create, and what the results of that creation can potentially be? Isn’t the promise of the Internet the allowance for the actualization of many different types of goals. Macklemore’s is, in fact, not the only one. Maybe it isn’t the important one.

Inspiration, move me brightly

This has been on my mind since I read Mecklemore’s incredible post. I’m glad Andy was the one to write this. 

dbreunig:

jacob:

Evercube — an Open Source, self-assmbly network file server kit.

We’re entering an anxious age for geeks, as computers get smaller, less expandable, and move to the cloud.

Storage, the first to shrink and vaporize up to servers, is something geeks are beginning to especially fetishize. Too often these days we find ourselves absent-mindedly browsing Storage Review and reading about NAS, RAID arrays, and Thunderbolt ports. The impact on pricing and supply for hard discs due to flooding in Thailand combined with iCloud hiccups has exacerbated this itch.

I, and surely others, have been waiting for an Evercube. I expect more open source hardware like this; sure, it’s fetishism, but it soothes the nerves by giving us control.