[Noisebridge-discuss] Rooster watch, round 1 (documenting sleepers at NB)

Ever Falling everfalling at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 20:02:41 PST 2012

I think they should be called A points. A for Arbitrary. We should give
them out like points in Who's Line Is It Anyway or Numberwang.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM, Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty <
neuendorffer at googlemail.com> wrote:

> How many geeks would we scare away if they knew that they would be
> constantly watched on webcam while at Noisebridge?
> Z-points for the right to sleep at Noisebridge are a horrible idea. We've
> determined that sleeping people hurt the energy, inhibit the ability of
> everybody else to work. There should be no system of "I am so cool that I
> don't have to be excellent to you."
> If people who work hard at Noisebridge have a  serious problem finding
> anywhere else to sleep, that's a problem we should look at and make
> suggestions for. But our workspace is not a bedroom.
> I like the idea of Z-points without a reward system, just as an arbitrary
> bragging point. I washed all dishes again, getting me to level 2!
> Peace,
> Tao Flaherty
> On Feb 2, 2012, at 18:53, Kaya <firefaerie at psyreal.net> wrote:
> > We just need the right tech to address this problem.
> >
> > Often roosters are not present to encourage alternate behavior.
> > Utilizing our vast pool of remotely connected volunteers we could enlist
> > virtual roosters by installing web cams throughout the space. The
> > doorman can be reconfigured or replicated to provide a blast of high
> > frequency noise with speakers in each section of the space. Through a
> > web page the space can observed and when sleepers identified a simple
> > button press emits gentle acoustic encouragement in that particular
> > section of the space. The system could eventually be supplemented with
> > robotics for a nerf launcher or squirt gun for those who are audibly
> > challenged or wearing ear plugs. Using facial recognition software we
> > can automatically identify and record individuals. This data can be
> > linked to a webpage that charts each trigger event.
> >
> > If Cynthia's idea is vetted we could issue "Z-points" for work done
> > around the space. These Z-points would be displayed on the Virtual
> > Rooster web page. When the facial recognition software identifies a
> > sleeper it checks the Z-log to verify if they have earned enough Z's to
> > sleep undisturbed. If they have met the minimum threshold the system
> > stands down for a 6 hour period and Z-points are reduced by some amount
> > from their pool.
> >
> > If we had this sort of thing I'd be on it often. What a great way to
> > start the day.
> >
> > ~Kaya~
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