Meeting Notes 2012 06 26

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Moderator: [User:Miloh] Notes: Anonymoose I"M HELPING (We collectively took these notes at [1])


The 222 1/2nd Meeting of Noisebridge

Introduction and Names[edit]

what Noisebridge is about

  • Noisebridge is about sharing
  • Noisebridge is a space, in San Francisco, that's an infrastructure for technically technical of technology about topics of tech
  • Welcome to Noisebridge, a hacker space, part of the recent hacker space movement wave. We're a 501 I see you pee non profit, we have a consensus process

"Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."

  • Introduce any new or unusual moderation techniques that you may be using during the meeting like: direct responses, limited speaking time, orderless stack, &c.
  • Consensus is this process is this robot that lives that's named consenso, that makes decions, that makes shit up.
  • The robot is controlling us all
  • We agree with nudity
  • Round of introductions (remember, announcements come later):
  • Miloh
  • Hao is making an opensource robotic assistant (DORAbot) that can load dishwasher in NB.
  • Danny - Making a little robot in his pants
  • Isis -- is hacking on EVERYTHING
  • Tom --
  • Eric is beat boxing and writing a long email and learning about SQL
  • Leif, founder of BEERCOIN
  • Carlos, writing a paper of the influence of Wu-Tang Clan in Latino culture
  • Snail, and that is about it _@_y
  • SuperQ
  • Ruben sammich
  • Nick hacks
  • Some guy
  • Wane works with pics
  • Jessy Masturbating the fine art
  • Corey
  • Brian yeah
  • Eric
  • Dillion workiing on the video projects
  • Reuben
  • Daina
  • Chris -- it's his first day here. Malaclyps whoops.
  • Monad, he made the awesome mobiles above your head
  • Mattek Some guys from Warsaw, can't spell their names
  • Micahel Sociologist
  • Mike tech


  • Stew
  • miloh says there are a lot of people, running it like a podcast

Short Announcements[edit]

  • Cool new projects? Something you'd like people to know? Say now, but keep it short!
  • Any happenings at the space of which members should be made aware.
  • Miloh is talking about stickers, do we want to send stickers to Jigsaw Renaissance for archival? Yes we do, Liz is volunteered.
  • Tom wants to buy a bunch of random number generators, talk to him if you want to buy them. You can buy them in Bitcoin.
  • Miloh wants to hack them
  • Tom says they're great stocking stuffers
  • They're 35 USD Pounds
  • Look at tea leaves with Miloh

Hao is making PCB with MAXNC CNC machine, to help the DORA opensource robot project Contact Hao if interested, he's in NB almost everyday, start from afternoon. This Thursday June 28th, 19:00-22:00 @ Noisebridge: ZiP is hosting a testplay of a new, in-development satirical board game in the NB cafe or hackitorium, space permitting. At this point we only need 1 or 2 more players to make 2 games of 4 players each. Message for more info.

For June 26th, 2012:[edit]

Noisebridge send up some stickers to Robin and Willow yo!
Hacker/Maker Space Sticker Swap v 1.1

WHO: Members of Hacker and Maker Spaces
WHAT: Sticker Swap 1.1
WHERE: via mail... you remember... the thing that uses stamps
WHEN: Due into Robin's hot little hands by July 30, 2012, you should receive your sticker collection mid-August
WHY: To amass a collection of stickers from hacker and maker spaces all over the world and redistribute them to people who send in stickers
HOW: Grab 100+ stickers from your space, toss in an envelope to Jigsaw Renaissance; Attn Sticker Swap 1.1; PO Box 14113; Seattle, WA 98114 with $4USD for US addresses, $8USD for non-US addresses. You can also send money to via Amazon Payments or Paypal.
Add yourself (especially your address) to this. Apparently some never got there last time - I think it might have been due to miss-transfered addresses.
QUESTIONS: robin at jigsawrenaissance dotorg
Got cool swag besides stickers that you want to swap? Shoot her an email and she'll keep track of everyone's swag to see if we have enough to swap.
Open source robotic dish loader for the dish washer, by How. He's using the CNC mill to do this, if you're interested in making a robot arm, talk to him.

  • Toorcamp is happening

New or Stale Events[edit]

  • Is there anything new happening at the space?
  • Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?
  • If this is the first meeting of the month, review all the events at the space and try to weed out stale events.
  • Eric started a linux 101 class, tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 - It's good if you don't know shit about the tux. Debian centric It'll reboot every two weeks, like a computer.
  • Everyone plz clean up your events on the events page kthonx.

Membership Binder[edit]

  • Invite a knowledgeable volunteer to describe membership, and the application process.

Being a member of Noisebridge is not like being a member of a gym or your local chess club. Anyone can come to Noisebridge to hack and learn: you don't need to be a member for that. At Noisebridge, membership is something different: it means taking responsibility and committing to help to maintain, improve, and govern Noisebridge. As a member of Noisebridge, you don't just come here to hack and learn, you actively work to improve what you see around you, help to deal with problems, and make this community better than it is today.

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
  • Anyone eligible to join this week should
    • introduce themselves,
    • answer any questions members may have for them, then
    • leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime, or cookies) for the rest of the group.
  • The rest of the meeting should reach consensus on whether they may join.
  • Remember to applaud new members when they return.
  • Danny is talking about becoming a member, a proper member
  • Danny is reading names
  • Ryan - Oakland freeschool free energy - Rachel L is a sponsor
  • Jake - Kelly and Leif
  • Adam - Softwarey engineer
  • Nicholas (Tesla) - Likes electricty
    • Tom needs to calm the fuck down
  • Isis - It's about fucking time - Tom and Leif are sponsoring
  • Blake - Had to move, left cookies


It is consensed to bring Isis's consensus a week early because she is away next week.
Fucking lame
Doesn't hack, just looks through the bios options
She thinks the Noisebridge consensus process is communist, she'll just mostly stand aside
Most likely will never block unless it's to kill her
Miloh is talking and making mouth breathing noises
Isis is a member, yay!

Financial Report[edit]

  • Funds in bank: $$$15,074.38 $$$ recurring.

ducats in a bucket total like 5,800

$1623 ........... 14 PLZ RT

  • Yes the US has places that supports Tor, so you can live here.

Please retweet here

Consensus items[edit]

  • Consensus on Isis' sooner than later

It is the consensus of Noisebridge via Consenso that Isis is a member of Noisebridge. Is it the consensus of NB that we pay $1377 for teeshirts to Miloh? Yes!

Proposals from last week[edit]

Date First Discussed Proposed By Wording Author of this Record
2012-06-19 Miloh Consensus item for next week, proposed by Miloh: Noisebridge should buy 200 t-shirts for $1,377.00 MCT

Proposals for next week[edit]

Danny proposes signing the grant agreement as specified Grants/tf2012.
Danny talks about how he couldn't talk about it at the last meeting and now we can so he would like to restart the discussion item
Leif has some concerns about how we're allowed to spend this money due to the wording of the proposal contract thing?
Miloh says some of the money was to be spent about a residant hacker project
This is getting complicated, oh shit.
Danny: emphasized that he didn't propose grant, he was just the person they e-mailed

why don't we just cut it down the middle + say half goes to operations

then we can have fun with the other half.
Tom: I think we should just put all the money in the account, then we can pay rent... We can all reach a reasonable consensus.
Danny: I know Lief + others are worried the $$ will ahve strings attached
I would be concenred abt all this money going into one project.
...If it was an *awesome* project
snail: I would ask if list all the visible strings
Miloh: Pros + cons have different weights + we can balance them out against each other
Danny: This is more me thinking in terms of what I would approve in concenseus it{s worth bearing in mind, what we would decidse to spend this moebny on through concensus.

Reminded of cars + horses. deideing whether or not we want to take the money: I vote yes. MaYBE what we should do is put together a small committee decide what we want to do with $$$
I think ½ is a great idea - + then the other half should be spent on robots

Leif: No, that does not sound good to me.
We should have a vew more specific idea than robots.
[Just yell louder.] Danny: Actual consensus is next week so let's just talk about this a little more, and then let the main conversation start next week.
Lief: I really hope tht before we consensed on it we have some more solid ideas of how to spend it.
Not inherently opposed to the idea.
Danny: I share Leif's concerns (if I read them right) about the effect of a wash of money coming in.
Tom: Sounds like no ??? opposiont, folkx just need to work out oppositoin... not now.
Leif: Contract obviously very vague, that's a feature. Money not used for the purposes of the grant gets handed back, but what's the time frame?
Tom: That's pretty standard wording in the contract.
Common language in grants to do a specific thing, ie.e space rocket
This grant is sort of "you're awesome, keep doing that", so it doesn't really apply.
Danny: If it looks like there's no consensus next week, I won't be there to fix or amend stuff, but happy to postpone it another week to work on it when I come back.
I also spoke to the person that said, "we take a long time over these things", and that seemed fine.


Wants to sort hacker alley, jake + miloh helped, might take a lot of space.


Miloh: Wraps up with weather report.

Discussion Items[edit]

If an item of discussion drags on too long, further discussion may be postponed until after the meeting ends.
During discussion, it is not necessary to write down exact what each person says. Record the topics of discussion, and any items of consensus or controversy here. Detailed descriptions of the conversation should go on the discuss page for this meeting.

End of Meeting[edit]

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Return the membership binder to it's rightful location.
  • Clean and tidy the meeting notes, then save them to the wiki.
  • Send a summary of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Enjoy the company of your fellow hacker or robot.
  • Discuss any items for which there was not time during the meeting.