Glacetarium 2011

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View from balcony from one of the apartments we've rented.

The glacetarium was the Acetarium's 2011 winter retreat. Unfortunately, it's now over. But we're keeping the webpage around for posterity. A summary of the Glacetarium can be found at Glacetarium/Fortnightly Review.

Find us online:

  • IRC join #glacetarium OFTC (server: irc.oftc.net)
  • Our Flickr Pool where we can share photos

Find us in "Real Life":

  • Our base is on Vesturgata 71, Reykjavik, Iceland. Ring the bell marked "Arny".
  • Our second apartment is Vesturgata 73. Ring the bell marked "Frikki".

Find us on the phone: Mako's phone number while in Iceland is (+354) 8223606. Other phone numbers are in the participant table below.

Dates: December 30 - January 13. (We'll be back in time for the Mystery Hunt.)
Program Chair: Molly de Blanc (not software)
Spirits Chair: Alex Ose (not ghosts)
Quartermaster: Sarvodaya (not coins)

Description[edit]

The glacetarium is designed so that the friends and inhabitants of the Acetarium can gather, relax and enjoy good company, often in geothermal pools, in Iceland. We'll cook meals, present talks, work on projects, and try to enjoy ourselves.

Participants are encouraged to bring their project ideas, books, games, and bottles of fine duty free whiskey. We will be trying to working with a local hacker space to hold a series of talks and presentations -- open to the public!

Subpages[edit]


Useful Information[edit]

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  • Be aware of the huldufólk, the hidden people. Skepticism can appear rude.
  • Tipping is considered rude.
  • The flats will most likely have wireless Internet there.
  • Rent/hostel fees seem to be between $20-30 (US) per night.
  • 1000ISK is about 8USD.
  • Apparently, New Year's Eve in Rekyjavik is crazy awesome.
  • Mystery Hunt will start at noon on 2011/01/14 (Friday).
  • On Unix, you can type ð as Compose dh and þ as Compose th. Ðat allows you to write all kinds of þings.
  • You can get data service on a Vodafone IS prepaid SIM card by creating an APN configuration (in Access Point Names) named Vodafone Internet, APN gprs.is, MCC 274, MNC 02.

Useful links[edit]

Getting There[edit]

There seem to be two real options for folks flying to Iceland from the United States:

  • Iceland Air which flies direct from Boston for $500 and up for a round trip ticket.
  • Iceland Express which flies from Newark and can be as low at $300 for two one-way tickets.

There may be other options from Europe.

To the Flat from the Airport!

One group got a cab for 16,000kr. The flybus from the airport costs about 2,500kr. The flybus will let you off at BSi.

From BSi one can turn right onto Hringbraut and walk basically until the end of the road, at which point they can turn right onto Ananaust and Vesturgata.

Maps include:

Attendees[edit]

Please let us know if you want to come as soon as you find out!

Name IRC/Nickname Arriving Departing Status Phone
Benjamin Mako Hill mako 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW (+354) 8223606
Mika Matsuzaki mika 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Seth Schoen schoen 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW (+354) 823 7316
Dafydd Harries daf 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Christine Spang christine 12/30 1/10 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW (+354) 8223288
Avital Kelman fiendish 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Molly de Blanc mollydb 12/31 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Danny Piccirillo DPic 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Matt Zimmerman mdz 12/30 1/08 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Calyx Clagg calyx 12/30 1/08 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW (+354) 661 6702
Erik Garrison erikg 12/27 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Hilary DelaBruere hilary 12/27 1/1 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Alex Ose maalox 12/30 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW
Niko Kern nike 1/02 1/13 TICKETED / ROOM MARKED BELOW (+354) 611-6234
Paula Aguilera paula 12/30 1/08 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW (+44) 7924214614
Jonathan Williams jdub 12/30 1/08 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW (+44) 7924214614
Nathan Trachimowicz nate 12/30 1/13 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW
Christine Corbett Moran corbett 1/3 1/13 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW
Star Simpson star 1/2 1/14 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW
Bryan Newbold bnewbold 1/8 1/14 TICKETED/ ROOM MARKED BELOW

Possible attendees: Joris, Adriana

Rooms[edit]

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We have found one landlord (Fridrik Magnusson) with a good deal of space in Reykjavik (address is Vesturgata 71 and Unit 73). He's trying to give us a good deal and seems pretty flexible. Currently the rundown includes three places:

  • Flat 71: Can hold between 6-8 people in two bedrooms with a living room. One of the bedroom will have a few comfy mattresses in it.[1]
  • Flat 73: Immediately next to Flat 71. It can hold up to 8 people. But it's only available between the 3rd and the 11th.
  • Guest house: Although it's about a 20 minute walk away, there is also a guest house we can use to hold overflow. He'll rent it for the same per-person price if we can get at least 6 people. Otherwise, it should be a little more, but still affordable..

In both places, the landlord can provide a same day laundry service for an extra fee. Alternatively, you can bring enough clothes or wash by hands.

Please only add your name here after you have purchased your tickets.

Flat 71[edit]

We are reserving one apartment place that can hold a maximum 8 people from December 30th through January 13th. The house has 2 bedrooms and the landlord will be put 2 more mattresses in the bigger bedroom. There is a sofa bed in the living for 2 people as well. Ideally, we'll get two places and sleep 6 or 7 in this apartment.

Slot 12/30 12/31 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5 1/6 1/7 1/8 1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12
1 Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako Mako
2 Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika Mika
3 Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth Seth
4 Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi Avi
5 Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine Christine
6 Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf Daf
7 mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb mollydb
8 Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny Danny
9(couch) Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star Star

Flat 73[edit]

There is an apartment next door from the same landlord that can hold 10 people that will be available from the 3rd of January through the 13th. As soon as we get 4-5 people who've signed up for this, we'll put a deposit down to reserve the space for the whole period. Please sign up quickly so we can make sure we get it before someone else does!

Since the house is not available until 1/3, the owner said that we can stay at his other guest house (20-25mins away) until the 3rd for the same price. Let Mika or Mako know if you want to rent the place. Please add your name to the list in the next box if you'll need this.

Please only add your name here after you have purchased your tickets.

Slot 1/3 1/4 1/5 1/6 1/7 1/8 1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12
1 Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt
2 Calyx Calyx Calyx Calyx Calyx
3 Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik Erik
4 Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate Nate
5 maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox maalox
6 Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko Niko
7 jdub jdub jdub jdub jdub bnewbold bnewbold bnewbold bnewbold bnewbold
8 Paula Paula Paula Paula Paula
9 Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett Corbett

Guest House/Other Options[edit]

If you need a room in the guest house, put requests down here. We'll try to aggregate these and get these to the landlord and will let folks know. We're currently under the impression that we will have plenty of space. The cost of the guest house will be 25USD/person/night:

  • Hillary: 12/28 -> 1/1
  • Erik: 12/28 -> /1/3
  • Maalox: 12/31 ->1/3
  • Niko: Night of the 2nd, would sleep on floor or on couch if it is easier/cheaper
  • Paula and Jdub 12/31 -> 1/2
  • Nate 12/30 -> 1/3
  • Christine Corbett 1/3 -> 1/14

There are hostels and are other apartments for people that want to come for period from December 30 through January 1st. Folks can expect to pay between US $20-35 per night in shared apartment or hostel. Mako and Mika will not arrange these other accommodation though. Obviously, the bigger the place, the cheaper the per-person/per-night cost.