Lockpick Wizard Competition at The Next HOPE

 Posted by on 2010-07-19 at 08:58  Events, Hacking, Mobile, the w0rd, Video  Comments Off on Lockpick Wizard Competition at The Next HOPE
Jul 192010
 

This past weekend was The Next HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference presented by 2600 Magazine. I myself am an avid lock enthusiast and enjoy the challenge of manipulating locks. Below is a video of the Lockpick Wizard competition sponsored by Locksport International. The object of the competition was to pick as many locks as possible in 8 minutes, while unable to see the locks and tools. Contestants had to place their tools and locks inside the burlap sack and pick away. The second round was done blindfolded. In hindsight I wish I’d have joined in the fun, but alas I chose to be a spectator on this one and record the spectacle. (Please forgive the blue tint in the video… apparently Qik is broken on the iPhone 4 at this time. I hope they fix it soon.)

HOPE This Weekend in NYC

 Posted by on 2008-07-18 at 09:48  Events, Hacking, Internet, Technology, the w0rd  Comments Off on HOPE This Weekend in NYC
Jul 182008
 

2600 Van outside Hotel Pennsylvania

I’ve made the last minute decision to attend HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) in NYC this weekend. I will post some photos and information about the convention sometime soon. To follow the action you can search twitter for #thelastHOPE . If you are at the event, you can track attendees via the RFID tags embedded in the badges. More to follow…

The Last  HOPE Badge (non-RFID)

Unfortunately I was too late to get an RFID badge for The Last HOPE. Oh Well.