Len Sassaman Project
|Len Sassaman Project|
Len Sassaman at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress
|Archiving status||In progress...|
The Len Sassaman Project is an attempt to document and archive the online life and presence of Len Sassaman, a cryptographer, programmer and writer who took his own life in 2011. The project is currently in an embryonic stage but is expected to gain steam over the next few days.
Right now, on EFnet in IRC, the channel #carbonite has been started for discussions.
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- A Fan/Friend has volunteered to go through old mailing list archives to find long-form Len writings.
- Audio of presentations and speeches by Len
- Len proposes to Meredith at CodeCon 2006 http://www.thesmartpolitenerd.com/video/Video_021106_002.3g2
- 10600 tweets http://twitter.com/#!/lensassaman
- Downloaded until Mar 4th, about 3000 tweets, truncated due to Twitter limits?
- Reddit comments http://www.reddit.com/user/lensassaman
- Improve Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Sassaman (some free images uploaded to Commons)
- DC15 Badge Project:
- Joe Grand writes "Len and Mererdith headed up "Team Osogato" at DEFCON 15 to win the Badge Hacking Contest. Here's the description: The winning contest entry from Team Osogato (Len Sassaman, Meredith Patterson, Dustin Cooper, Martin Murray, Tongen, and Maxinux) was the only one that combined hardware and firmware modifications. The team hacked the badge into a line-level meter for under $10 in additional components that used the LED matrix to display the peak levels of an audio signal fed into one channel of the A/D. The two capacitive sensors are used to adjust the levels of the input signal and three shades of “greyscale” are used to create a fading effect on the display. For the icing on the cake, the team worked with The Brothers Grimm to create arap song based on Joe Grand’s Ode to the DEFCON Badge poem that appeared in the DEFCON program. A video of them submitting/explaining the project is here (I have the original/higher resolution if you need it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GniWtk2MER8 And, the rap song they created (which is still the ring tone on my phone) is here: http://grandideastudio.com/wp-content/uploads/dc15_bdg_song.mp3