[Noisebridge-discuss] Turing - Please put your projects on your shelf

jim jim at systemateka.com
Fri Feb 17 14:46:57 PST 2012



    I want to note that it seems like there are several 
different groups that come to Noisebridge, some that come 
for some interest or class, some that come at particular 
times of the day or night. 
    There's not much opportunity for people in these 
different groups to talk to each other, and so far the 
community discussion has acknowledged that (for instance, 
decisions cannot be made at the same meeting in which 
they're proposed because it takes time to propogate the 
ideas to people who are not, maybe cannot be, at any 
particular meeting. 

    As to shelves, conversations generally took place in 
the turing room during weekday afternoons among people 
who've been consistently enough there to start talking to 
each other). 
    I've been "tight" with the turing classroom since we 
moved in and don't recall any overcrowding there at 
anytime of day or evenings. 
   The shelf ideas included shelves along the walls that 
run north-south and in the northeast corner as a tall, 
narrow cabinet. We who've regularly used the space have 
noticed that that corner in particular is not easily used 
in the format of tables around the walls, and in a lecture 
format, not much is lost in the two corners of the walls 
against which a speaker is located. 
    How we improve any part of the space seems a do-ocratic 
function anyway, that's how the other areas in the space 
have developed (and reveloped). 

    I don't know which closet you're referring to: either 
the one that houses Susan the rack or the unfinished storage 
room in back of the sinks. The first, last I looked, seemed 
pretty full of stuff. The second seems unprotected by 
convention. Either works for me, given it fits and is not 
marauded. 




On Fri, 2012-02-17 at 13:38 -0800, rachel lyra hospodar wrote:
> I thought general opinion was that shelves reduced the space available
> in the incredibly crowded classrooms. There used to be shelves and
> they were removed to make room for classes.  The only person I've
> really heard speak out in favor of shelves, in fact, is you, jim.
> 
> Jim, can you store your tools and electrical materials in the closet
> that's full of tools and buildout materials already, instead of in the
> classroom where we try to cram it full of students?  That seems a lot
> more appropriate to me.
> 
> R.
> 
> mediumreality.com
> 
> On Feb 16, 2012 5:53 PM, "jim" <jim at well.com> wrote:
>         
>         
>            The portable rack is there for the use of the Linux
>         study group people. The machines used to be in the rack
>         for the space; I moved them out so's to save electricity.
>            I have an amp and a couple of small speakers there
>         for use in the classroom (to go along with the use of
>         the projector).
>            There have been discussions of how to improve the
>         Turing room, and as the corners don't work too well for
>         table work areas, one thought has been to build some kind
>         of shelf to store stuff for the use in the classroom,
>         including demo computers, projector stuff, and
>         accompanying audio stuff, along with white board supplies
>         and whatever else people feel would support classroom use.
>         
>            In addition to that and whatever else is in the room,
>         I have a bin of electrical parts and tools from my stash
>         that I use to improve Noisebridge's electrical systems. It
>         has a tarp over it.
>            Note that when we moved into the space we have had a
>         build-out policy that people doing work to improve the
>         space can leave their tools there if they label them. My
>         tarp has served so far as a label. The electrical work
>         (and some other things) is not done.
>         
>         
>         
>         On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 17:33 -0800, Tom wrote:
>         > In Turing right now, there are a number of things that look
>         like
>         > towers, amps, and other blackbox electronic doohickies. If
>         they are
>         > your, please put them on your shelf: that's what it's there
>         for.
>         > Turing is not a storage space. If the items are not removed
>         after next
>         > week's meeting, I plan to do-ocratically remove them.
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