[Noisebridge-discuss] phonebooth / tardis

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:16:13 PST 2011


There is no consistently quiet private space in Noisebridge to take a 
phone call.  A phone booth could be done really well with voice-over-ip, 
a webcam, touchscreen, etc.

If there's a definitive spec for the supplies for a tardis, I'd 
certainly consider coming up with some money for that.


Patrick



On 1/4/2011 2:08 PM, Sean Cusack wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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>
>          > <mailto: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>
>          > <mailto: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> <mailto: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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