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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., Feb. 16th, 2012

Filed at 9:18 pm February 10, 2012 under by Ruscetta

The highlight presentation at the ALE Central Meeting
for 7:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2012 will be:

Free your Smartphone:
Phone Hacking after Cap’n Crunch

as presented by the elusive and disarmingly charming Charles Shapiro

— This will be a simple introduction to hacking your Android phone,
with live demo of a jailbreak and install of CyanogenMod on an HTC G1.
At no extra charge, It will include a semi-political discussion of why this
is a [very, very, very] Good Idea. At no time will my hands leave my wrists
(unless the wrists are cuffed by jack booted gestapo enforcers of the DMCA).
Come to share your experiences if you’ve already succeeded or failed at this.

— Charles Shapiro is a fan of fencing, gadgetry, juggling, gizmos,
beer brewing, obscure weaponry, radio control (in all it’s connotations),
and most anything else that the lesser world might consider “geek”.
Consistent to these avocations he has been a professional programmer
for over 14 years, specializing in C and Unix with a couple years of
C++, Perl and a plethora of Python in the mix. He can type faster than
most people can talk, is a Linux Lunacy Cruise alumnae, a liberty
minded friend of the EFF, an officially sanctioned Richard Stallman
impersonator for the FSF, and a seriously committed GNU Linux
zealot since 1996.

We will be meeting at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found