[Noisebridge-discuss] Upstairs door latch mechanism?

Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty neuendorffer at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 10 18:20:00 PST 2012


So the concept of the entryway (which can be partially on the front door, outside the top door, directly inside...) is to move all of this into the collective space.

It's not me personally saying that Noisebridge isn't a place for random hanging out and sleeping all night with your dog; it's that That's Not What Noisebridge Is. Here are illustrative pictures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Maker Faire.

When we say it's for everyone, we mean that everyone Can Hack. Anybody who's into it can learn and do! 

This is a space for learning to hack and hacking, all hours of the day. It's not in my power to make exceptions. That's what we defer to.

I think that having this information clearly available at entry will both encourage hackers to come back and discourage mundanes.

> Noisebridge entryway
> 
> When you get into Noisebridge, I think there should be a big poster/display of What Noisebridge Is.
> 
> It is a hackerspace, where we make/destroy/modify things. Come and create!
> 
> Look at our schedule here of meetings.
> 
> This is a general map of the space.
> 
> If you don't know how to solder/code/sew/etc, ask for advice.
> 
> What at the rules?
> Be excellent to each other!
> - That really is it. You're here because we trust you, so
> Don't hit or assault.
> Don't tell people they don't belong because they're female/Irish/<random minority>.
> Don't do things like sleep that keep the rest of us from creating.
> 
> If you have any other questions, ask.

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On Feb 10, 2012, at 16:05, rachel lyra hospodar <rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Right, and I am decidedly /not/ a big guy. Imagine me trying to have
>> that conversation, but on the street outside the gate. I don't think it
>> would have gone well.
> 
> I've done this, at 3am. someone sort of followed me there from a party
> (incidentally one where they had to eject one of our homeless residents
> for drunkenness).  I'm a smallish female, although i usually wear baggy
> clothes and boots.  It wasn't fun but it worked out ok.  I'm pretty
> assertive though.
> 
> Since our constituency of preferred users includes many people who would
> be uncomfortable with this type of confrontation, we probably want to
> help deal with that!  I think that the more complicated it looks to get
> in, the easier it would be to tell a person trying to follow you in that
> they are not authorized for entry.  By creating a ridiculous rube
> goldberg of Entry we can create a Flying Spaghetti Monster type
> authority to appeal to when denying someone entry.  THE SCIENCE-DEITIES
> OF ENTRY DENY YOU! I AM BUT THEIR HUMBLE SERVANT!
> 
> R.
> 
> On 2/10/2012 2:34 PM, David Estes wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com
>> <mailto:shannon at scatter.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>   I'm a big guy, I speak in an authoritative tone, and he was
>>   extremely deferential in exactly the way you'd expect from someone
>>   meek unexpectedly encountering an authority figure, and I still
>>   found the whole thing extremely awkward.  Even though there wasn't
>>   any "unpleasantness," in the sense that nobody yelled or was
>>   confrontational, it was still extremely socially awkward, put me in
>>   a position of uncomfortable power distance, and was also very time
>>   consuming -- I think it was a ten or fifteen minute conversation.
>> 
>> 
>> Right, and I am decidedly /not/ a big guy. Imagine me trying to have
>> that conversation, but on the street outside the gate. I don't think it
>> would have gone well.
>> 
>> 
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