[Noisebridge-discuss] New Multimeter needed....

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Mon Jan 24 11:57:27 PST 2011


(resent with mangled link fixed)

As far as Nice Things, you can rationalize unexcellence as much as you
want (see, e.g.
https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2010-March/012896.html)
but it's going to happen anyway. I've more or less accepted it as a
cost of some of the features we enjoy.


On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>
>    As to "Why We Can't Have Nice Things at Noisebridge",
> that issue makes me furious!
>    It's horribly inconsiderate to take things away: I'm
> guessing mainly it's a sloppy, selfish mentality to the
> effect that "I'll just use it and bring it back after
> I'm done", which very often fails to "I'll just use it
> and let it sit around unused and forgotten somewhere at
> my house forever more after I'm done."
>    Possible approaches include
> * We Can't Have Anything Nice at Noisebridge
> * People can bring in their personal nice things and
>  label them and put them in their member shelves and
>  loan them out when/if they see fit.
> * Have a checkout system for some things--probably a
>  signout sheet: probably a fair number of people will
>  sign stuff out before they take things home and leave
>  them there, and when asked, they'll probably be able
>  to find the things and bring them back.

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
> As far as Nice Things, you can rationalize unexcellence as much as you
> want (see, e.g.
> https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermailnoisebridge-discuss/2010-March/012896.html)
> but it's going to happen anyway. I've more or less accepted it as a
> cost of some of the features we enjoy.
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>>
>>    As to "Why We Can't Have Nice Things at Noisebridge",
>> that issue makes me furious!
>>    It's horribly inconsiderate to take things away: I'm
>> guessing mainly it's a sloppy, selfish mentality to the
>> effect that "I'll just use it and bring it back after
>> I'm done", which very often fails to "I'll just use it
>> and let it sit around unused and forgotten somewhere at
>> my house forever more after I'm done."
>>    Possible approaches include
>> * We Can't Have Anything Nice at Noisebridge
>> * People can bring in their personal nice things and
>>  label them and put them in their member shelves and
>>  loan them out when/if they see fit.
>> * Have a checkout system for some things--probably a
>>  signout sheet: probably a fair number of people will
>>  sign stuff out before they take things home and leave
>>  them there, and when asked, they'll probably be able
>>  to find the things and bring them back.
>


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