you've gotten your hands on a Traveling Terabyte Drive...
It's our way of saying thank-you to the men and women who
serve. Here's just a little piece of home, to hopefully
help the time pass more easily while you're away. Read on
for details on what we'd like to see happen now...
name of the game is "share and enjoy"... meaning,
have a look, have a listen, then see that this drive gets
passed on to others. Share it among your squad, your unit,
your whole base... then do your best to see it move to another
keep in mind the following...
Safe Computing Practices
because this project was founded by a computer security
professional with a tattoo of the Liberty Bell on his ankle
doesn't mean that this couldn't be a drive compromised
by malware. There are plenty of adversaries who would love
to have an easy vehicle for infecting US DoD computers.
be smart. Never plug this drive into any official military
hardware (removable media isn't even supposed to be taken
in to Defense Department computing facilities anymore) and
be certain that your own personal computer's antivirus software
is working and up-to-date before using this drive.
Playing the Files
of the content shared by the Traveling Terabyte Project
is in open, nonproprietary formats that should be easily
played in Windows, Mac, and UNIX environments. If you have
trouble, feel free to try to download the latest version
of VLC Player
for your computer. A recent version of this software along
with some useful codec installers can be found on this drive,
but (as with our advice above) use caution. It's never a
good idea to run executable files from an unknown source,
so those packages should be used only as a last resort if
a reliable intenet connection is not available.
Keeping in Touch
you have the time, please consider emailing
us at the Traveling Terabyte Project so that we know
where the drives are, who is enjoying them, etc. The people
who contribute to this project really appreciate seeing
updates to the web site and hearing about the people whom
we've managed to entertain.
email with a photo or two, or a brief message telling the
story of where you are (very generally, we don't want details
of troop movements) and what sorts of content you enjoyed
the most are incredibly appreciated.
Passing it On
the Hard Drive resources of the Traveling Terabyte Project
rotate back home to the US every so often for maintenance
and updates, the Flash Drives are never really meant
to return to us. We produce them simply in the hopes that
they will continue to spread far and wide, entertaining
soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen in all global theatres.
you and your buddies have all shared in the content, do
your best please to pass along the whole package to someone
else. Encourage them to read this page, to enjoy the entertainment,
to shoot us an email, and to likewise pass it on from there.
Spread the Word
you have friends or loved ones whom you know in other units
or other branches of the service? Would you like to see
something similar sent to them? Then please, by all means,
have them email
me and we'll prepare a Flash Drive Package just for
them. We can custom-tailor the content to people's tastes,
more or less, so don't hesitate to tell others about the
Traveling Terabyte Project and have them write to us so
we can keep spreading the love as best we can.
Come Home Safe
your heads down, keep your asses covered, keep your actions
clean, and keep yourselves alive. Come home safe and secure
to the friends and loved ones who are all thinking about
you. Thank you for your service.