This thing was bungled. badly. There is a widely held view that consensus is broken with taking so long, and acramony. My example is allowing people to come in late to meetings and get a redo if it involves friends of theirs being able to sleep at Noisebridge and the rest of the people needing to do maid service on their mess. But other people have even better examples, too, three, ... seven.
But there is a long tradition. Come into the space. Nearly daily. Show that your listening. Show that you make the moves in the right order. Be careful about making a big announcement, and then pulling it off the table when a predicted buzz saw happens. There is only one first introduction of a new Board, it can recovery. But its going to be harder not. And it ought to be done right soon, or it will be a very rough
We need you in the space. Find a way to do some of your activities in the space. Have a report you have to write. Well bring your laptop, and write it in the space. Email too. Watching Cat videos on youtube, that also. we need the active board to be active in the space. Well, I mean, I think that.
Stay positive about the status of house rules
Greg (talk) 22:29, 23 March 2014 (UTC) Well my summary of conversation with Kevin and others, is there is some resistance to calling them "house rule" since its not a house, and there is an anti-rules bias. That's a legitimate point, so okay, change the name.
There does seem to be consensus that living at Noisebridge is not okay. - My counter is that doesn't go far "By the time someone is living at Noisebridge, we've waited too long." And once someone is living there, its not easy to deal with, True today. True yesterday.
I believe there is wide willingness to experiment on changing things about kitchen mess. People who don't use the kitchen don't like the mess and mice, and people who do use the kitchen correctly don't like the mess and mice.
Greg (talk) 22:29, 23 March 2014 (UTC) Well Im concerned because the meeting notes look like house rules were consensus-ed, that Kevin came late, and negotiated with Tom to un-consensus the house rules.
Wednesday, about 6:40 pm I spoke to Kevin about some of my concerns. I want to summarize the conversation, and send it in an email before talking generally on it.Greg (talk) 03:34, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Mornings at Noisebridge
= "I've got better options than this" I left right away somewhat annoyed that I spent the time to go there and found the condition so bad.
Came to Noisebridge for the first time in a month in the morning and that's what I found at 10:15 this am
One guy openly sleeping on the front couch. One guy appears asleep at the back. The turning classroom is setup like a 1980's crash pad livingroom. People eating breakfast in the library. The main table and front area, a big mess the day after teh "monthly cleanup"
I haven't been going to Noisebridge in the morning since February 19 -immediately after I asked NO_Hat to leave, he asked me to leave.
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I am using the changed circumstances to do some rethinking about this important topic.
But please, anyone who reads and is also interested in having a positive morning experience at Noisebridge, I'd like you to comment. Maybe as simple as taking turns sharing bringing breakfast pastries and cleaning the coffee area.Greg (talk) 17:07, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Fair Usage Policy
In place of house rules, I've drafted a Noisebridge fair usage and put it up on the github repository.
I'm just starting to get comfortable with Git and Github, so that's my explanation if I did something wrong.
Through the discuss list, I've also suggested that it would be excellent if Kevin could provide his version of house rule with enough time for people too consider prior to the Tuesday meeting.
Code Program at Mission High
M[ission Loca][Mission High School Coding Classl had this story about about a week ago.
Robyn is one of the 10 students who have forsaken the sun to sit around a gloomy class room at Mission High School, more or less glued to their laptops. He is one of 68 San Francisco high school students taking free coding classes offered by Mission Bit. The nonprofit teamed up with Out of Sight in the fall, and has been a part of its after-school program.
[see link above]