We have now said goodbye to 22 Blackpitts, our home since 2015. The space has served us well. We had many great events and projects build while there. At this point, we also say goodbye to Dublin 8. We have been in this area of the city since TOG 2.0 in 2010. This area and the wider community have been great supporters to us. It has allowed our little group to grow up to a large members organization that supports a wide range of activities and people to have a creative outlet.
Check out our photo gallery to see all the effort that went into the clear-out and move.
We are delighted to announce that we have secured a home for TOG 4.0. We have taken a lease on a 335 square meter industrial unit in Bluebell at Unit 1B Motor City, just off Kylemore Road. We are about an 8-minute walk from Kylemore Luas stop and there is also plenty of car parking available.
Keeping things retro our first photo of the space is taken on a 1970s Polaroid sx-70 instant camera.
The unit is completely empty, so we now have a blank canvas to build a wonderful space for ourselves and our community of hackers and makers. We are always open to new members so if you would like to be a part of building TOG 4.0 please let us know!
We want to thank all our members and the community for their help in finding a new space and a home for the next few years. You can check out our gallery for more photos of TOG 4.0.
TOG has been in existence for over 12 years now, providing Dublin with a space to craft, hack, make and socialize. Watch out for a mega opening event when COVID permits. We are all really looking forward to running events and working on projects again.
TOG 3.0 is coming to an end! We are giving away loads of good stuff, and any donation (big or small) will go to the moving and fit-out costs for TOG 4.0. Items range from kitchen paraphernalia, craft supplies, electronics, and office furniture. We want to avoid as much sending it to landfill.
We will be open for people to drop by on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of July from 11:00 am till 6:00 pm.
Please share with anyone you think would be interested.
Social distancing rules apply, you must wear a mask and the number of people admitted into the building will be limited in line with current restrictions.
We are delighted to team up with the Festival of Curiosity to bring you all an Air Quality sensor workshop. The Festival of Curiosity is Dublin’s annual festival of science, arts, design, and technology. We will be introducing the power of the Sensor.Community and how to join this great CitizenScience project. For details of the event follow the link below.
We had a small break with our hacking challenges Redo. The format of the Meetup required a change, to accommodate for less experienced visitors. And as much as I love the SANS Institute Challenges, they tend to be quite a puzzle, especially later one. So for now, we are going to focus on couple other Hacking Challenges that are available online. And hopefully in December, when new 2022 SANS Hack Challenge starts, we will have a group ready to battle it together 🙂
Let’s start from Over the Wire. There are plenty games there, we will start with the Bandit, as most suitable to get used to the platform. Bandit offers 33 levels to play, it teaches Linux commands and tools. In each level your goal is identical, find a password to the next level, but let’s start from the beginning.
To play Bandit you will need to establish SSH connection to the Over the Wire lab server, all details of connection are given in Level 0.
So, what is SSH?
Secure Shell, sometimes referred to as Secure Socket Shell, is a protocol which allows you to connect securely to a remote computer or a server by using a text-based interface. When a secure SSH connection is established, a shell session will be started, and you will be able to manipulate the server by typing commands within the client on your local computer. System and network administrators use this protocol the most, as well as anyone who needs to manage a computer remotely in a highly secure manner.
How to use SSH on Windows?
Most common ways of using SSH on Windows is by using one of the clients. Most popular clients are: PuTTY, BitwiseSSH and OpenSSH. Windows 10 users have now the option to use build-in OpenSSH client. Just follow the installation details of your choose client.
How to use SSH on Mac?
Mac’s have build-in Terminal feature, that provides SSH client.
How do we do it on Linux?
That shouldn’t be a problem for any regular Linux users, but in case you are just starting with Linux. Go to your terminal and type:
This should list all ssh details and commands. If that’s not the case, just use the following command to install OpenSSH:
The Makers is a documentary film in which a number of makers share their personal journeys as makers. Every maker has a different story to tell, a different set of circumstances, and a specific and unique personal path to where they are now. What unites them all is the satisfaction that comes of following their dreams, finding their space, realising their true passions. This film is a celebration of that and a tribute to all those who find their sense of belonging through finding themselves.
We are proud to have three of our members and our space featured.