Bears Do Shit In The Woods

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Hints and Tips for a geek living in the woods.

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Bears Do Shit In The Woods

  1. 1. Bears Do Shit In The Woods Hints on Rural Living for Geeks Dave Phelan-Player BarCampBrighton4 2009-09-06
  2. 2. Oooh… Pretty
  3. 3. But… <ul><li>New Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>No Maps for these Territories </li></ul><ul><li>New Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stuff you can’t find on Wikipedia </li></ul>
  4. 4. No Maps For These Territories
  5. 5. No Maps For These Territories
  6. 6. Broadband. Broad-ish. <ul><li>tucker#sh dsl int atm0 </li></ul><ul><li>Alcatel 20150 chipset information </li></ul><ul><li>ATU-R (DS) ATU-C (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Modem Status: Showtime (DMTDSL_SHOWTIME) </li></ul><ul><li>DSL Mode: ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT) </li></ul><ul><li>ITU STD NUM: 0x01 0x1 </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor ID: 'ALCB' 'ALCB' </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0x0000 </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Country: 0x00 0x0F </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Used: 97% 82% </li></ul><ul><li>Noise Margin: 4.0 dB 10.0 dB </li></ul><ul><li>Output Power: 15.0 dBm 12.0 dBm </li></ul><ul><li>Attenuation: 60.0 dB 31.5 dB </li></ul><ul><li>Defect Status: None None </li></ul><ul><li>Last Fail Code: None </li></ul><ul><li>Selftest Result: 0x00 </li></ul><ul><li>Subfunction: 0x15 </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupts: 1354 (0 spurious) </li></ul><ul><li>PHY Access Err: 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Activations: 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Init FW: embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Operation FW: embedded </li></ul><ul><li>SW Version: 3.8131 </li></ul><ul><li>FW Version: 0x1A04 </li></ul><ul><li>Interleave Fast Interleave Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Speed (kbps): 480 0 448 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Reed-Solomon EC: 71 0 0 0 </li></ul><ul><li>CRC Errors: 0 0 0 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Header Errors: 0 0 0 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Bit Errors: 0 0 </li></ul><ul><li>BER Valid sec: 0 0 </li></ul><ul><li>BER Invalid sec: 0 0 </li></ul>Interleave Fast Speed (kbps): 480 0 Reed-Solomon EC: 71 0 Actual data rate: 448 Kbps , margin 10.0 dB (2.51 times 6 Db) Maximum estimate: 546.34 Kbps Transmit level 12.0 dBm, attenuation 31.5 dB
  7. 7. Mobile Network?
  8. 8. Mobile Network FAIL
  9. 9. Power Cuts <ul><li>Not just Brownouts </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camping Stove </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modem! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freezer </li></ul><ul><li>Wood Burning Stove… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fire Making
  11. 11. Fire Making <ul><li>Same principle for outdoors or indoors </li></ul><ul><li>Base/Platform of dry wood </li></ul><ul><li>Small heart of flammable material </li></ul><ul><li>Paper and cardboard </li></ul><ul><li>Thin kindling in a pyramid </li></ul><ul><li>Larger wood around outside or over top </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wildlife <ul><li>Deer </li></ul><ul><li>Foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Squirrels </li></ul><ul><li>A zillion types of bird </li></ul><ul><li>Other rodents </li></ul>
  13. 13. All That Said… <ul><li>http://icanhaz.com/houseinwoods </li></ul>

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