[Noisebridge-discuss] Tired of Noisebridge BS, As of Late

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Thu Feb 16 02:03:31 PST 2012


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM, Dan Cote <terminationshok at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry to say that I witnessed this happening, and said something and
> moved the stuff back. It was not an oogle, tweaker, or a random person who
> moved the stuff out of the member area and into the trash area. It was a few
> of our own fellow Noisebridgers who didn't want stuff on the floor in the
> member shelf area during the meeting last week. I had a feeling there may be
> repeat performance.
>

Oh for god's sake, *who*? It's not like we're going to throw them in
NB jail, and they weren't doing it secretly. Do-acracy is good, but
you have to face the consequences of your actions.

d.


> I agree that the member shelves could be cleaner, but under no circumstances
> should things be put in the trash from that area. I'm sure there is a
> solution to cleaning the ancient cruft that doesn't involve the loss of the
> members' personal projects.
>
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>>
>> So, I'm not sure if this came from "Hacker Alley being hacked", but I
>> was at Noisebridge the other night and found some of my belongings in
>> this big wooden crate by the e-waste area... getting ready to be
>> thrown out.
>>
>> This was especially lame, as they were clearly labeled with my name
>> (photo attached).
>>
>>
>>
>> It's becoming increasingly clear to me that Noisebridge has jumped the
>> shark somewhat. The people I find myself most running into there are
>> not into technology, hacking, or really Noisebridge. I've found them
>> to be mostly belligerent, uninterested in rational conversations, and
>> seemingly trying to push various political agendas.
>>
>> I'm getting tired of seeing the Hackerspace that I worked so hard to
>> help build, fall apart, both socially and physically.
>> Like a radically-inclusive cell membrane in heavily-salinated water,
>> new influences are rushing in from all directions and we're beginning
>> to pop. The organelles that were keeping the cell working are being
>> pushed out, and I feel like we're falling apart.
>>
>> I'm tired of fighting entropy all the time, just to keep the status quo.
>> I miss the Noisebridge I came to know and love.
>>
>> The people and the technology are still out there -- we may be moving
>> apart, but I suspect we'll reform as the right conditions form.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> jof
>>
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