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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 257th Meeting of Noisebridge]. Note-taker: [[user:flamsmark|Tom]]; Moderator: [[user:malaclyps|Danny]].
 
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These are the notes from the [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Meeting_Notes The 257th Meeting of Noisebridge]. Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.
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= Short announcements and events =
 
= Short announcements and events =
* Bullet point list of announcements and events
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* The '''green screen room''' is ready: right outside Turing; collapsible for your convenience.
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* Our new '''vinyl cutter''' is in! See Casey to learn how to use it.
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* Amber is bringing school-kids here April 2nd & 3rd. Reply to her [[discuss]] [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-March/034792.html posting] or [[Burton High School visit|sign up]] to help out!
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* Ryan is making a self-powered camera to stream footage off-site for an undisclosed (shadowy) sponsor. Contact him to help.
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* '''[[Technoactivism_Mondays|Technoactivism Third Mondays]]''' -- run by [[User:yan|Yan]] -- next Monday, featuring [https://www.eff.org/about/staff/trevor-timm Trevor Timm] and [http://parkerhiggins.net Parker Higgins], the people behind [https://twitter.com/drones @drones].
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* '''[[5mof|Five Minutes of Fame]]''' returns next Thursday at 8pm, featuring [http://leefelsenstein.com Lee Felsenstein].
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* There are people setting up a '''[https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-March/034776.html fundraiser] for Noisebridge''' on March 30th. They need help setting up for, planning, and running the event; please get in touch.
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* '''[http://hackthegallery.net Hack the Gallery] in Berkeley''' is transitioning to a hackerspace and community meetup space. Join us for a re-opening party on March 22 from 6-9 pm.
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* There will be a '''Makermart popup''' at the end of April in downtown SF. Talk to [[user:Miloh|Miloh]]
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* '''RepRap Wednesday''' is coming back to Noisebridge!  -- see the Fab [[lists|mailling list]] to find out more.
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* '''[https://cryptopartysf.org Cryptoparty II: Enciphered Boogaloo]''' is happening on March 23 at Langton Labs. Do you know someone who needs to learn these skills? Have them [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEdJaTI0OWJEbXAyR3JFLVhlNldvQXc6MQ sign up]! Have skills to share? There's a [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVXTEU1WXdMVkhlMm9aWUY0RFNlSlE6MQ form for that] too!
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* [[user:leif|Leif]] is setting up some '''Hacker Stackers Napping Pods''' in the North-West corner. Get in touch to help out!
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* Alex Peake, teaching kids programming tomorrow. Get in touch to help him out!
  
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
 
= [[ Membership Binder ]] =
* The name of the applicant, the week of their application, and their sponsors.
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* James "'''JC'''" Cooper. Week 4+. Sponsors: [[user:malaclyps|Danny]]; Justin "Linkreincarnate" Hubberd.
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* Nick "'''heatxsink'''" Granado. Week 4. Sponsor: [[User:miloh|Miloh]].
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* '''Joseph C Jackson'''. Week 3. No sponsors.
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* '''Abram Clark'''. Week 2. Sponsors: Mek, [[User:miloh|Miloh]].
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* It is our consensus that '''Kevin Schisser''' is a member. His sponsors include: Monad, [[user:snail|Snail]].
  
 
= Financial Report =
 
= Financial Report =
* Funds in bank:
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'''Funds in bank: $11,859.68'''
* Noisetor balance:
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[[Image:Noisebridge Profit Loss Feb2013.png|right]]
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Over the past year, our monthly income has been averaged $4,600, while our monthly expenses are estimated to be $6,550 going forward. Unless something changes soon, '''we will be bankrupt in August'''. The following is an approximate breakdown of our monthly expenses:
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{| border="0"
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! Typical amount
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! Expense category
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! Notes
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|$3,960.00
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|Rent
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|Up from $3600 last year
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|-
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|$789.08
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|Tor Project
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|Self-supporting but income is counted in our totals
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|-
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|$526.18
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|Utilities
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|Will add more info.
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|-
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|$235.35
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|Accounting
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|Mostly CPA fees for dealing with the state
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|-
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|$192.33
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|Garbage & Recycling
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|Twice weekly pickup is more expensive
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|-
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|$189.29
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|Printing
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|T-shirts and stickers
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|-
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|$183.48
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|Insurance
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|An annual expense
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|-
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|$180.38
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|Internet
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|Monkeybrains and Sonic
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|-
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|$161.40
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|Water
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|SFPUC
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|-
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|$104.74
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|Bank Fees
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|Mostly paypal
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|-
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|$25.33
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|Misc
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|PO box, misc 2169 repair supplies
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|}
  
 
= Consensus items =
 
= Consensus items =
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* There were no [[ Consensus Items History | proposals from last week ]].
  
== [[ Consensus Items History | Proposals from last week ]] ==
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'''We have the following [[ Current Consensus Items | proposals for next week]]:'''
''(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the [[Consensus Items History]] page.)''
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== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
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* Tom proposes that we recommend to the board that they select [[user:malaclyps|Danny]] to be Treasurer, [[user:flamsmark|Tom]] to be Secretary, and [[user:snail|Snail]] to be President for 2013.
''(Add any new items for consensus to the [[Current Consensus Items]] page.)''<br>
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* It is proposed that Shawn Landden ([http://imgur.com/vxaV6Ms photo]) is barred from Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. (Here is some [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-March/034833.html context].)
'''Let's buy more Noisebridge T-shirts.'''  We are currently out, except for a handful of women's sizes.  It would be great to have a bunch before the fund-raiser party on the 30th.  I (Mitch) am happy to front the money if there are no objections -- to be paid back to me upon consensus (to ensure that we can have the T-shirts before the fund-raiser).  All of our T-shirts have previously been printed locally at East Bay Screenprint.  The last time we got T-shirts, we got 200 of them at $7.41 each (including shipping) -- total = $1,481.63.  If we buy 50 T-shirts, the cost is $8.74 each (indluding shipping) -- total = $437.00.  (I've never bought 100 before, but the price will be somewhere in between.) -- [[User:Maltman23|Mitch]].
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* Tom proposes that we reimburse Mitch up to $1000 to replenish our t-shirt supply.
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<blockquote>We are currently out, except for a handful of women's sizes.  It would be great to have a bunch before the fund-raiser party on the 30th.  I (Mitch) am happy to front the money if there are no objections -- to be paid back to me upon consensus (to ensure that we can have the T-shirts before the fund-raiser).  All of our T-shirts have previously been printed locally at East Bay Screenprint.  The last time we got T-shirts, we got 200 of them at $7.41 each (including shipping) -- total = $1,481.63.  If we buy 50 T-shirts, the cost is $8.74 each (indluding shipping) -- total = $437.00.  (I've never bought 100 before, but the price will be somewhere in between.) -- [[User:Maltman23|Mitch]].</blockquote>
  
 
= Discussion Notes =
 
= Discussion Notes =
  
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== Shawn Landden ==
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We had an extensive discussion of Shawn Landden's unacceptable behavior. A written deposition was submitted, compiling a compendium of witness statements. Several at the meeting attested to this same behavior. We have initiated the consensus process to ban him.
  
 
= Attendance =
 
= Attendance =
* List of names and short summary. For bonus points, link wiki user pages.
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* SuperQ is the moderator.
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* Snail is unofficial.
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* Tom is taking notes.
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* David is here!
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* Garret is a junior architect
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* Ursula hacks language! <speaks German>
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* Amber is a physics teacher. She's new here.
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* Miloh is pleased to meet you!
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* Philippe
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* Rob
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* Dan
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* Casey is calibrating or fancy new vinyl cutter!
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* Alex teaches game development on Mondays.
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* Kevin is part of the post waste nexus (also Mondays).
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* Andrew created Satan: the front-end is in Java, the back-end in JS.
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* Johan has 7 regular expressions, and -- now -- 14 problems.
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* Carlos -- gnusosa -- trolls on #noisebridge.
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* Dan has addressable LEDs.
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* Deobek is here for the first time.
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* Will is new, came for 3d printing, and has pie for us (early for pi day).
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* Liz is our self-appointed anarchist librarian, part of the feminist hacker hive, and the Mozilla bugmaster (yes, '''the''' Mozilla bugmaster).
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* Ian is an introducer, and is planning a fundraiser.
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* Kyle is an audio engineer, an activist, and a space transformer.
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* Ryan is here to plan the fundraiser and is applying for membership.
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* Joe has applied for membership.
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* Danny is eating the popcorn, and hacks internationally.
  
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]
 
[[Category:Meeting Notes]]

Revision as of 20:34, 28 March 2013

These are the notes from the The 257th Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: Tom; Moderator: Danny.

Contents

Short announcements and events

  • The green screen room is ready: right outside Turing; collapsible for your convenience.
  • Our new vinyl cutter is in! See Casey to learn how to use it.
  • Amber is bringing school-kids here April 2nd & 3rd. Reply to her discuss posting or sign up to help out!
  • Ryan is making a self-powered camera to stream footage off-site for an undisclosed (shadowy) sponsor. Contact him to help.
  • Technoactivism Third Mondays -- run by Yan -- next Monday, featuring Trevor Timm and Parker Higgins, the people behind @drones.
  • Five Minutes of Fame returns next Thursday at 8pm, featuring Lee Felsenstein.
  • There are people setting up a fundraiser for Noisebridge on March 30th. They need help setting up for, planning, and running the event; please get in touch.
  • Hack the Gallery in Berkeley is transitioning to a hackerspace and community meetup space. Join us for a re-opening party on March 22 from 6-9 pm.
  • There will be a Makermart popup at the end of April in downtown SF. Talk to Miloh
  • RepRap Wednesday is coming back to Noisebridge! -- see the Fab mailling list to find out more.
  • Cryptoparty II: Enciphered Boogaloo is happening on March 23 at Langton Labs. Do you know someone who needs to learn these skills? Have them sign up! Have skills to share? There's a form for that too!
  • Leif is setting up some Hacker Stackers Napping Pods in the North-West corner. Get in touch to help out!
  • Alex Peake, teaching kids programming tomorrow. Get in touch to help him out!

Membership Binder

  • James "JC" Cooper. Week 4+. Sponsors: Danny; Justin "Linkreincarnate" Hubberd.
  • Nick "heatxsink" Granado. Week 4. Sponsor: Miloh.
  • Joseph C Jackson. Week 3. No sponsors.
  • Abram Clark. Week 2. Sponsors: Mek, Miloh.
  • It is our consensus that Kevin Schisser is a member. His sponsors include: Monad, Snail.

Financial Report

Funds in bank: $11,859.68

Noisebridge Profit Loss Feb2013.png

Over the past year, our monthly income has been averaged $4,600, while our monthly expenses are estimated to be $6,550 going forward. Unless something changes soon, we will be bankrupt in August. The following is an approximate breakdown of our monthly expenses:

Typical amount Expense category Notes
$3,960.00 Rent Up from $3600 last year
$789.08 Tor Project Self-supporting but income is counted in our totals
$526.18 Utilities Will add more info.
$235.35 Accounting Mostly CPA fees for dealing with the state
$192.33 Garbage & Recycling Twice weekly pickup is more expensive
$189.29 Printing T-shirts and stickers
$183.48 Insurance An annual expense
$180.38 Internet Monkeybrains and Sonic
$161.40 Water SFPUC
$104.74 Bank Fees Mostly paypal
$25.33 Misc PO box, misc 2169 repair supplies

Consensus items

We have the following proposals for next week:

  • Tom proposes that we recommend to the board that they select Danny to be Treasurer, Tom to be Secretary, and Snail to be President for 2013.
  • It is proposed that Shawn Landden (photo) is barred from Noisebridge. He is prohibited from entering the space or participating in the community. (Here is some context.)
  • Tom proposes that we reimburse Mitch up to $1000 to replenish our t-shirt supply.
We are currently out, except for a handful of women's sizes. It would be great to have a bunch before the fund-raiser party on the 30th. I (Mitch) am happy to front the money if there are no objections -- to be paid back to me upon consensus (to ensure that we can have the T-shirts before the fund-raiser). All of our T-shirts have previously been printed locally at East Bay Screenprint. The last time we got T-shirts, we got 200 of them at $7.41 each (including shipping) -- total = $1,481.63. If we buy 50 T-shirts, the cost is $8.74 each (indluding shipping) -- total = $437.00. (I've never bought 100 before, but the price will be somewhere in between.) -- Mitch.

Discussion Notes

Shawn Landden

We had an extensive discussion of Shawn Landden's unacceptable behavior. A written deposition was submitted, compiling a compendium of witness statements. Several at the meeting attested to this same behavior. We have initiated the consensus process to ban him.

Attendance

  • SuperQ is the moderator.
  • Snail is unofficial.
  • Tom is taking notes.
  • David is here!
  • Garret is a junior architect
  • Ursula hacks language! <speaks German>
  • Amber is a physics teacher. She's new here.
  • Miloh is pleased to meet you!
  • Philippe
  • Rob
  • Dan
  • Casey is calibrating or fancy new vinyl cutter!
  • Alex teaches game development on Mondays.
  • Kevin is part of the post waste nexus (also Mondays).
  • Andrew created Satan: the front-end is in Java, the back-end in JS.
  • Johan has 7 regular expressions, and -- now -- 14 problems.
  • Carlos -- gnusosa -- trolls on #noisebridge.
  • Dan has addressable LEDs.
  • Deobek is here for the first time.
  • Will is new, came for 3d printing, and has pie for us (early for pi day).
  • Liz is our self-appointed anarchist librarian, part of the feminist hacker hive, and the Mozilla bugmaster (yes, the Mozilla bugmaster).
  • Ian is an introducer, and is planning a fundraiser.
  • Kyle is an audio engineer, an activist, and a space transformer.
  • Ryan is here to plan the fundraiser and is applying for membership.
  • Joe has applied for membership.
  • Danny is eating the popcorn, and hacks internationally.
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