Hey, looks, it is like Twitter… except without any Internet! The Gilgamesh App continues to evolves, and is now tagged at 0.0.4. You can unofficially find it on FDroid thought it might take a bit for the latest code to show up there. The primary update is that I have made the user interface look somewhat […]Read more "Gilgamesh: Twitter over Bluetooth"
The primary question I have received so far when describing how this project is using Bluetooth to create a lightweight, informal mesh, is “how far can it reach?”. The quick answer is “about 10m or 30ft”. That is the typical range of a Bluetooth radio, without interference. Obviously, that is not very far, and the […]Read more "Retweeting (and Wifi P2P) on the Gilgamesh"
These are four roles to play in the lightweight mesh concept I have been hacking on, under the name Gilgamesh. The roles are Leader, Lurker, Repeater and Notary. The goal is to provide varying levels of risk, find ways to extend the range of message distribution, and to add a layer of reputation and verification […]Read more "Thoughts on Four Mesh-y Roles"
Inspired and frustrated by the closed, murky, proprietary nature of FireChat, and equally frustrated by my experiencing working on the way too complicated Commotion mesh project, I wanted to find a simple way to answer the question “what do we do when the Internet goes away” problem. FireChat is clearly not the answer for the […]Read more "Hacking on a basic Bluetooth mesh-y concept"
Below is the text of my successful application to the Berkman Center 2015 Fellows program, including the concept for my fairly ambitious project that I look forwarding to finding some allies and collaborators on during the year. *** In a recent leak from the Snowden files, one of the mobile security apps I have developed, […]Read more "Assessing the Impact of Five Years of Mobile Security Problem Solving (and Planning for Five More…)"