Saturday, July 02, 2005

the Logo


This was the "logo" for the l0pht.It was originaly designed by Brian Oblivion and Count Zero. The two that started the L0pht.That story will be posted soon.

Our Lady of the Vax

This is not a very good picture of her... She was " Our Lady of the Vax". People have saints for everything we had one for the L0pht and she was a mangled manaquin with cyber fushion. She was beautiful...as she perched apon the "Vax". We made several "art" pieces out of found computer parts and other random elements to furnish the L0pht and make eye candy around us. Here is a post from a friend...about the space.
"A sea of trash wafts across a battered wooden floor. In an antiseptic room that smells of vanished industry, the castoffs of corporate elecronics flourish beneath a sea of yesterdays high tech. The Vaxen, the behemoths of an age when technocracy was centralism, lurk like benevolent lords over an amassed army of dead displays and battered boards, all verged on the parralell brinks of operation and the trash. Peering out from the technorubble is the occasional active CRT; the occasional signal bursting forth from noise. A moto has been developed, half in jest (but then what isn't): "Entropy Rules". It's a double entendre or the technomedia set, displaying a brand of love for battered and discarded technology that verges on the sexual. All around are piles and piles and piles; stacks of fluff and garbage. But not really. Fluff and garbage canÕt begin to desribe this neo-industrial playground. This fluff and garbage, this TRASH, this is the playground of some of the most literate and wel connected people that have ever een the light of day. The discarded garbage of old tehnology provides the links, the connections to everything thatÕs going on, all that's out there, all that can be done. It's almost as if these broken boards and obsolete machines breed information, breed power. From all the garbage in the world, well, there's all the spare prts in the world. Or that's the way they look at it. If somebody else threw it out, thatÕs their good luck. This place, vestige as it is from another hypertechnical age, is a vacuum for technology. Every broken monitor and melted card seems to breed one that works. As the density of neophyte los grows greater, so does it attract even more. This place, this non-home home is more than that though. It's a place to chill, a place to party, a place to work: a place to owrship the technology that makes up itÕs members hearts and dreams. The members, the initiates, the visitors, these are people who live and breathe computers: who want and need them for all they do, who draw from digital devices the strength to do whatever they damned well want. In that sense, then, this is a place of worship. A mannequin sits armless atop a cabinet, wearing a veil and a mock IV: "Our Lady of the Vax". A joke, for sure, but a joke that everybody can get into, a joke that breeds other jokes: another of the mock-serious half truths that make up the fiber of those who made this place. All those things and more. Worship for the 'technomedia prietshood'. Part workshop, part playhouse. Rave center for the socially disinclined. Last vestige of the smart sleepless. A place for extra storage. The L0pht, man. It's got it all. " -tfish GO-FORCE! -=RDT Synd.

Friday, July 01, 2005

The beer...


This was Kingpins little side project.. the l0pht was diverse. He actually made and bottled his own rootbeer and made these labels. I forget how many were made, but if you owned a bottle consider yourself very fortunate to have tasted this fine quality liquid gold.

Entering the Oblivion....

The L0pht was the Hacker group in the 1990's... We will be posting history soon...this will be an archive site. Please stand by.