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Basically, noisebridge was born free and pure.  It was composed of excellent hackers who had the highest goals in mind of creating a physical space where people could come anytime and create things.  We thought that by renting a space with an open-door policy and inviting more hackers to make use of it, the purity of the initialized meatspace would sustain. Unfortunately, reality is an aggressive dog.
 
-Jake (spaz)
 
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==Noisebridge is not your home, it is your hackspace==
 
==Noisebridge is not your home, it is your hackspace==
There is broad consensus that living at Noisebridge or sleeping overnight is not excellent. That means you should not do it. Noisebridge is a place for hacking on creative uses of technology, not somewhere to live or crash out. Our lease prohibits people from living here, and people living at Noisebridge reduce its utility for those who want to hack.
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There is broad consensus that living at Noisebridge or sleeping overnight is not excellent. That means you should just not do it. Noisebridge is a place for hacking on creative uses of technology, materials, and/or consumables; not somewhere to live or crash out at. Our lease prohibits people from living here, and people living at Noisebridge reduce its utility for those who want to hack.
  
If you are sleeping at Noisebridge anyone has the right to ask you to wake up and hack or leave. As a community, we agree that it is not acceptable to argue, be rude, or go back to sleep after someone has asked you to wake and hack or leave. If you fail to wake up and hack or leave when asked, you should expect to have your behavior discussed at a [[community meeting]], and you are likely to end up being unwelcome here.
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If you are sleeping at Noisebridge, anyone else present in the space has the complete right to ask you to wake up and hack or else request that you leave. As a community, we agree that it is not acceptable to argue, to be rude, or to go back to sleep after someone has asked that you either wake up and hack or else leave. '''If''' you fail to wake up and hack or leave when asked, you should expect to have your behavior discussed at a [[community meeting]], and you could subject yourself to becoming permanently banned by [[consensus]] from the space. Unfortunately, there have been [[86 | notorious instances]] of this happening in the past for persons who have chosen to exhibit this type of behaviour.
  
People who sleep at Noisebridge may find themselves awakened by the [[Rooster Brigade]].
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People who sleep at Noisebridge may find themselves awakened by the [[Rooster Brigade]] or spontaneous renditions of the [[Hackernationale]]
  
 
If you'd like to talk about the issue of sleeping, please join Noisebridge's discuss list at: https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
 
If you'd like to talk about the issue of sleeping, please join Noisebridge's discuss list at: https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss
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==Resources instead of living at Noisebridge==
 
==Resources instead of living at Noisebridge==
  
===General Info===
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The nature of creative work means it doesn't always pan out financially. This is pretty serious in San Francisco due to its high cost of living. Noisebridge offers [[starving hackers|a list of resources for starving hackers]], both on dead trees in meatspace and on this wiki.
[http://sfhomeless.wikia.com/wiki/San_Francisco_Homeless_Resource SF Homeless Resource Wiki]
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[http://211bayarea.org/ 211] - Call 211 for food, health care, shelter referrals, resources and info
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===Where to store your belongings===
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* Storing stuff on member shelves is not excellent. Member shelves are for projects, material for hacking, and so on. They are not for general posessions.
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* [http://sfhomeless.wikia.com/wiki/City_Storage City Storage], 150 Otis St. (between Gough and Duboce), 415-557-6339, Hours: 9am-3:30pm
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===Where to shower===
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* [http://sfhomeless.wikia.com/wiki/Mission_Neighborhood_Resource_Center Mission Neighborhood Resource Center]
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* Join a gym or the Y. Or if you're a student your school may have shower facilities.
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===Where to get food===
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* [http://www.glide.org/page.aspx?pid=395 Glide Memorial Church]
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* Look up [[Tastebridge]] meeting nights
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* Volunteer at [http://sffnb.org/ SF Food Not Bombs]
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* [http://www.martindeporres.org/ Martin de porres House]
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* [http://www.freeprintshop.org/download/eats_english.pdf Free Eats Chart]
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* [http://www.sfhsa.org/158.htm Apply for Food Stamps]
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===Where to get free wifi / computer access ===
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* Noisebridge wireless access is excellent
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* Public libraries, housing projects and some other city facilities ([http://www.sfgov3.org/ftp/survey/wifi_map.html map])
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* St Anthony's Computer Lab
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* Monkeybrains.net free wifi hotspots (corner of 19th and Valencia, Dolores Park, numerous other locations)
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* McDonalds, Starbucks, Safeway, Union Square, the Metreon
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===Where to sleep===
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* Get involved with [http://www.homesnotjailssf.org/wb/pages/faqs.php Homes Not Jails]
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* Free shelter chart [http://www.freeprintshop.org/download/shelter_english.pdf]
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* Hostels (some will let you do work trade), co-ops (some rent cheap bunks or sublets)
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* Find [http://craigslist.org some roommates] or an [http://www.padmapper.com/ apartment]
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* [http://sfhsa.org/82.htm Reserve a bed] at a shelter
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* Camp in Golden Gate Park or one of SF's forested areas
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===Employment, job skills, self-improvement resources ===
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* Free classes at Noisebridge!
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* Classes at City College of San Francisco. (Free for most low-income SF/CA residents)
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* Need ID? How to get your: [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm Birth Certificate], [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=110 SF City ID], [http://dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl.htm State ID/Drivers License], [http://travel.state.gov/passport/npic/agencies/agencies_900.html Passport] and [http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ Social Security Card].
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===Lists of free meals, food pantries, medical, hygiene, etc.===
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* [http://www.projecthomelessconnect.com/resources Project Homeless Connect]
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* [http://www.freeprintshop.org/ Free Printshop] - Regularly updated charts of Free Eats, Free Shelter, Free Medical & Mental health caree
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* [http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/download/Homeless%20Survival%20Guide.pdf Homless Survival Guide]
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Latest revision as of 14:27, 29 November 2013

[edit] Noisebridge is not your home, it is your hackspace

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There is broad consensus that living at Noisebridge or sleeping overnight is not excellent. That means you should just not do it. Noisebridge is a place for hacking on creative uses of technology, materials, and/or consumables; not somewhere to live or crash out at. Our lease prohibits people from living here, and people living at Noisebridge reduce its utility for those who want to hack.

If you are sleeping at Noisebridge, anyone else present in the space has the complete right to ask you to wake up and hack or else request that you leave. As a community, we agree that it is not acceptable to argue, to be rude, or to go back to sleep after someone has asked that you either wake up and hack or else leave. If you fail to wake up and hack or leave when asked, you should expect to have your behavior discussed at a community meeting, and you could subject yourself to becoming permanently banned by consensus from the space. Unfortunately, there have been notorious instances of this happening in the past for persons who have chosen to exhibit this type of behaviour.

People who sleep at Noisebridge may find themselves awakened by the Rooster Brigade or spontaneous renditions of the Hackernationale

If you'd like to talk about the issue of sleeping, please join Noisebridge's discuss list at: https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss

[edit] Resources instead of living at Noisebridge

The nature of creative work means it doesn't always pan out financially. This is pretty serious in San Francisco due to its high cost of living. Noisebridge offers a list of resources for starving hackers, both on dead trees in meatspace and on this wiki.

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