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OpenPogo – Hacking Your Pogoplug

Jun 22, 2009
Category Investments

Last night I sent the Puttermans (the co-founders of Cloud Engines – the makers of Pogoplug) a note with a few ideas about features I’d like to see in the product.  Included were requests for drop-dead simple integration with a few other products that I use including Sonos, Boxee, and AppleTV.  As investors in Pogoplug, I’m an aggressive lead user and unapologetic fan boy – it’s just an incredible product with insane potential (how about them adjectives, eh?)

Dan Putterman sent me back a response that included words like UPnP and Rendezvous along with a link to OpenPogo – a new website aimed at “getting the most out of your Pogoplug.”  The super cool thing is that Cloud Engines has nothing to do with this site – it was created by a user / fan / hacker that is building a series of guides for getting the most out of your Pogoplug.  For example:

  • OpenPogo-Base Installation + Package Manager: You need the package manager installed as a starting point.
  • Web server: Lighttpd (and PHP): How about a Web server on your Pogoplug.
  • MySQL: Installing MySQL on your Pogoplug!

Extremely cool.