[Noisebridge-discuss] Moving into the 21st century w/ NB computing culture ...

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 17:16:48 PST 2011


I like the groups thing, I would + that

When I said "local" i didn't mean restricted to a private network, I meant
that our machine / software would be just for Noisebridge rather than on
some pre-existing platform with thousands or millions of people. If we used
open source software then hackers here could alpha test mods and patches
and submit them upstream. just like the linux distros do but on a more
specific case.

I see that NB does have outside servers, and physical reasons for that but
I think that those are extensions of NB.  And I do not have a host to
donate from and would not want to go that way if I did.

Half the point for me is to create some sort of community computing
persistent project that encourages all to participate. I am so sick of
classes.



On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:00:44PM -0800, Brian Morris wrote:
> > > I am fully in favor of adding more communication forums!  If you'd like
> > > to run a Diaspora* node for Noisebridge, we can definitely add DNS
> > > entries pointing to whatever host you'd like, just send the IP address
> > > to rack at lists.noisebridge.net and we'll get you hooked up.
> > >
> >
> > I'd like a host to be physically present at Noisebridge, with ways for
> > hackers in the space to play with / modify / tweak the software.
>
> I like the spirit, but I'm not terribly sure that having it physically
> present at NB is the best way to go.
>
> 1. the internets connection at 2169 is kinda crap.  Getting a better
> connection there is pretty hard / expensive.  At a datacenter, a good
> connection is the default.
>
> 2. the physical space isn't very kind to servers with fans.  Open up
> pony some day and look inside; then compare a server that's been running
> in a datacenter for years.  A server room is really healthy for servers.
>
> 3. rubin is likely to poop on any server at 2169.  I mean, look at this
> guy.  Do you really want him having access to your hardware?
> http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=rubin110&page=3
> (totally can't find the missile silo photo, though.)
>
> How about instead having someone set up a VM on a cloud service?
> Running small things on EC2 is pretty cheap (although you do need a
> credit card).
>
> > In the spirit of a hackerspace community. Later on possibly expand the
> > circles to other hackerspaces but for alpha testing keep it local to
> > start.
>
> I'm not very likely to get a chance to use it if it's got a RFC1918
> address.  When I'm at 2169 I'm not socialnetworkingonline. :)
>
>
> However!  definitely don't let me saying "I don't think X is a good
> idea" stop you from doing X or whatever other awesome thing you want to
> do!  I can come up with reasons not to do nearly every awesome thing
> ever.  :)
>
> -andy
>
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