[Noisebridge-discuss] $500 donation - what would noisebridge do with it?

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:08:25 PST 2011


So, I wouldn't be able to do much (any?) of the inside work, but I'd
probably be OK at building the actual blue box. But I think your idea sounds
pretty neat Patrick.

If one or two other people are interested in helping to build the tardis
shell (like the blue box itself), and if you'd be willing to help support a
portion of it Patrick, I wouldn't mind getting started on it. If there is
some interest, hit reply, and I can set up a wiki page when I'm home from
work.

Sean

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:33 PM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com>wrote:

> Incidentally, we actually did this about a year ago for an act of positive
> civil disobedience:
>
> http://oneletterwonder.com/2010/04/19/the_video_from_call_the_mayor/
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I'm all for a phone booth with a closing door to take private phone
>> calls in peace.  Google has one in their lobby in Mountain View (we saw
>> it on our fieldtrip there the other day), complete with a "Google Voice"
>> label on it.  Theirs is red, though, so technically it can't be a tardis
>> (which, by definition, must be blue).  It looks exactly like this:
>> http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/25/google-voice-phone-booth/
>>
>> If we got the booth itself, we already have payphones, and could wire it
>> with video chat and free voice-over-ip.
>>
>> Hmm...
>>
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>>
>> On 1/4/2011 10:55 AM, Sean Cusack wrote:
>> > Ummm...the case could be used to start building a TARDIS to be entered
>> > into this competition. If we win we get a private Dr. Who screening and
>> > all the Doctor Who DVDs ever made (which is a metric shitload):
>> > http://www.wheresthetardis.com/
>> > We could put it next to one of those public toilets in union square or
>> > someplace for awhile to distract the tourists (and then we would have a
>> > little private room too after we're done making it!)
>> > And even if we don't win, we could use it to go back in time by a week
>> > and enter again.
>> > Sean
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:aestetix at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Velvet pillows in the tea room? ;)
>> >
>> >     On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Patrick Keys <
>> citizenkeys at gmail.com
>> >     <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >         [...]
>> >
>> >
>> >         I'd like to spend the money on at least several different
>> >         things, for
>> >         example $100 on the electrical materials, $200 on computer
>> >         equipment,
>> >         and $200 on something else.
>> >
>> >
>> >         Patrick
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >         On 1/4/2011 10:23 AM, jim wrote:
>> >          >
>> >          >     $500.00 is significant money for which patrick may
>> >          > want 501(c)3 tax credit, in which case he should give
>> >          > the money to the treasurer.
>> >          >     i am sympathetic to respecting donors' wishes to
>> >          > donate things and/or money for specific purposes. i'm
>> >          > also sympathetic to rejecting such dedicated
>> >          > donations if they're more hassle than valuable. but
>> >          > i'm not aware of any way-inappropriate or high-hassle
>> >          > factor donations so far.
>> >          >
>> >          >
>> >          >
>> >          >
>> >          > On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 01:52 -0800, Albert Sweigart wrote:
>> >          >> Honestly, I think rent would be the best way that money can
>> >         be used
>> >          >> even if it is not the most visible. We currently don't
>> accept
>> >          >> donations for specific projects because it creates an
>> >         overhead for the
>> >          >> treasurer&  co. If you know of some people working on things
>> >         at NB,
>> >          >> it'd probably be easier to give them the money directly.
>> >          >>
>> >          >> -Al
>> >          >>
>> >          >> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Patrick
>> >         Keys<citizenkeys at gmail.com <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>>
>>  wrote:
>> >          >>> Long story short, I get paid next week.  I had planned and
>> >         budgeted a
>> >          >>> month ago to donate $500 to Noisebridge, with the condition
>> >         that the
>> >          >>> money be spent on some sort of improvements, projects, or
>> >         combination of
>> >          >>> things that we generally agree (members and non-members
>> >         alike) would
>> >          >>> improve the space (not rent).
>> >          >>>
>> >          >>> So use this thread to discuss and reach a consensus.
>> >          >>>
>> >          >>>
>> >          >>> Patrick
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