[Noisebridge-discuss] You Can't Do That at Noisebridge!
anthonyletigre at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 18:12:15 PST 2012
On 2/2/2012 1:39 PM, Kelly wrote:
> Since the sleeper controversy seems to be especially problematic
> lately, I'm trying to coordinate some data collection about the
> sleeping problem.
Excellent idea, Kelly! If they're going to sleep anyway, we may as well
get some data out of it. It could lead to breakthroughs in our
understanding of sleep disorders ranging from light
recreational-drug-induced comas to post-gluttony fatigue syndrome to
garden-variety homelessness. Technology has a role to play. There's an
Android app that charts each individual's sleep patterns and wakes them
at the optimal point in their sleeping trajectory. We might use the
renegade Noisesleepers as a test group to develop new and even more
relaxing technological wizardry!
> I've made a wiki page for the Rooster Brigade, a volunteer group of
> noisebridgers who are willing to stand up (or sit down and type) and
> name people who are sleeping at Noisebridge.
Finding a rooster that can talk is going to be tough enough.....let
alone one willing to name names.
> The goal of this effort
> is partly so daytime noisebridgers can learn about the nocturnal
> community, but also so that the nocturnal community can learn about
> the goals of the larger community.
To be fair, maybe we should meet the nocturnal community halfway, on
their turf......our first meetup might be a wide-awake talking and
thinking type scenario, but the second should probably be a group
sleeping session of some kind - at least a 15-minute cat nap. (Or "power
nap," as they're called by people who don't like cats).
> Here's how you can help!
FYI, I usually stop reading when I come across this
phrase..........tonight I'm feeling extra helpful, though.
> 1. If you see someone sleeping at noisebridge, find out who they are.
> This can be accomplished by asking others in the space, photographing
> them and asking someone later, or waking them and asking yourself.
I propose a "passive-aggressive, kill'-em-with-kindness" approach to the
issue, to wit: If you see a member of the nocturnal community actively
sleeping at Noisebridge, wake them every 15 minutes on the dot and ask,
"Hey, it's me again, I just noticed you were sleeping and I wanted to
check in and make sure you have everything you need. Would you like a
glass of water or coffee? Something stronger, perhaps? We just got some
new things in from China that are sure to be illegal soon, so get it
while it's hot! Anyhow, I'm right here, so just let me know....."
Another option might be the "You Can't Do That at Noisebridge!"
approach: rigging a bucket of green slime above the sofas and dumping it
unceremoniously upon anyone violating the Sleep Not ordinance. Or we
could go /Carrie/ style....
> 2. Write their name on the wiki on the day and time you encountered
> them sleeping. A brief description of the situation is also helpful.
> Were they faceplanted in a soldering iron?
Even worse.....narcoleptics in the wood shop! Those table saws don't
care what's in front of em, they'll cut a bitch.
> Did they have a sleeping
> bag, luggage or houseplants?
In all seriousness......I think lusher foliage would add a lot to the
space. I see this as a positive.
Well, I think I've been helpful enough for one evening. I feel the War
on Sleep is off to an Excellent start and I have every confidence that
we can win this thing.
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