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the perils of rebasing
Ahh, but the bliss of rebasing is not without its drawbacks. It can be summed up in a single line:
“do not rebase commits that you have pushed to a public repository”[1] thex (talk) 22:33, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


The Great Noisebridge Rebase of 2013!

After many hundreds of earth weeks of 24/7 opening, it is time to clean up, maintain, and hack our space.

What kind of things, you ask?

We'd like you to tell us, second-person Noisebridge person!

We are looking into proposals of all sizes. From getting together for a couple hours of cleaning and organization to possibly closing down Noisebridge for a couple of weeks for to do all the things that you can't really do when the space is open. If you are looking for help with a big do-ocratic project, tell us. If you have a grand proposal that will require consensus, we are here to develop it.

Here's our proposed process. If you have a major Noisebridge structural change or improvement you'd like to conduct, sit write down and write it up as a Proposal For Awesomeness (PFA), similar to an RFC, using the template below. Along with your PFA, list who you're working on the project with (ask them first!).

At the Rebase meetings present your proposal. If it is do-ocratic you may end up with some help. If it requires consensus then we will work to develop it further into a strong proposal that can we can bring to the Noisebridge Weekly Meeting. Then The folks that are included in the PFA get to spend a delightful few days working like ROBOT SLAVES on building up Noisebridge, on a date to also be determined (probably by seeking to maximize the people who volunteered and are available).

See also: Reboot


Please edit/add projects and contribute to conversations on nb-discuss and join us for our next meeting.

Tuesday 6pm, July 16th 2013 in the Hackatorium.

...from the homepage:
We are Noisebridge
Noisebridge is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by its members.

Other Pages of interest:

Projects with PFA documentation

Clean Machine

Dub Rack

Ez Av

Front Desk

Hackershelf Health

Highend Workstation

Intro Info Quilt

Internet Cafe


Kitchen Mission

Lift Uplift

Maker Mover

Quiet Diet

Rebase Working Synthesis

Red Shirt

Shop Swap


Trash Stash

Tune Up

Proposal from praveen for open hack night, see nb-discuss.

Weekly mediation meeting.

Splitting of nb-discuss lists.

Use the Template section below to create a new project page. thex (talk) 00:48, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

PFA Template

(Create a page, and cut and paste this text into it, and get to work!)

Project Name

Give your funky project name here.


Give your name or names, and a contact email address.


A pithy description of what you're planning

What Will Be Done

A detailed description, in step-by-step form, of what will be done

What Areas in the Space Will This Affect

You can specify this as either a functional area (electronics area) or physical location (west wall). Bear in mind we might move things around pretty profoundly.

Who Will Be Doing It

A list of you + others who would agree to do this. If you don't have enough people, you might not be able to manage it.

Why This Will Be Good

Give the advantages of what you're proposing

Why This Will Be Bad

List the potential problems of your project, and how you would help mitigate them.

How Long Will It Take

You can take longer than the (proposed) two weeks, but you should describe how you will fit in with Noisebridge's normal activities/

In A Fantastic World, What Extra Budget Would You Like

We might have a little cash to throw the way of projects. Specify your desires, in order of what you'd like first.'

Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Work Well With

Link to anything that nicely complements your proposal

Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Contradict

Link to anything that wouldn't be doable with this PFA'

Weekly Rebase meeting notes

Meeting Notes

Rebase Meeting - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rebase Meeting - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rebase Meeting - Tuesday, June 26, 2013

Rebase Meeting - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Rebase Meeting - Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - currently need typing.

Suggested projects currently without PFAs

  • Coat Rack (V)
  • Tool Locker (Scott)
  • Access Card (Rev Mik)
  • Hackable Identifiers (Monad)
  • switch over from buzzer to keycode system
  • finish off the lights
  • actually hang the kitchen properly
  • redo the front space with some clear GUIDANCE for newbies
  • take down all the signs, put up clear signs
  • more noise mitigation for classrooms
  • set up a cafe area
  • hold a reset party
  • declare the membership list public, and give out medals to all members
  • have a once-only honorary membership grant to people helping out
    • This does not make sense. -lizzard
  • take lots of photographs
  • declare any backpacks full of clothes to be objecta-non-grata
  • multiple "zones" for multiple concurrent activities
  • consider removing the "sleeping area" (aka hacker stacker) and restore space for 3-D printing
  • replace all faulty furniture
  • remove all graffiti in the stairwell and elevator
  • paint murals in the elevator
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