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

Albert Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 15:57:54 PST 2011


How about we just paint a picture of a tardis on the outside of the
door to the new bathroom? It's both a sealed off room for calls and
would also be bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside.

Then we spend the $500 on booze and kittens.

-Al

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> Useful is of less concern than cool.
>
> --S
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I don't think a sealed off phone booth is a high priority. Most people
>> have cell phones and can take their calls in the downstairs lobby. I
>> don't see a phone booth as something that would be used often.
>>
>> -Al
>>
>> 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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