[Noisebridge-discuss] /missing/...

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 23:31:23 PST 2012


Hmm.  I like the idea of a place to learn how to properly rack servers and
even moreso of proper cabling.  Now, I am wondering if we could use the
rack in the electric closet as an example or something like that.  I mean
it would be just like working with live stuff.  Would breaking something in
the electrical closet break internet for everyone?

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 22:16 -0800, Brian Morris wrote:
> > I'd sort of reconciled myself to laptops, somebody gave an ancient one
> > (900mhz) but I need a 15volt 4 amp powerbrick. I already went through
> > the bins on Tuesday afternoon. It could use a stick of pc100 256mB or
> > two as well. The main problem is parts are expensiver and hard to find
> > and graphics cannot be updated.
> JS: seems to me easy enough to make a power supply that's 15V at 4A
> with what's lying around. Not pretty, only clumsily portable, but
> do-able. Finding the RAM is a matter of luck, I'm guessing.
> >
> > If there is space in an electrical closet for storage, perhaps we
> > could establish some basic policy and post it where people can see it.
> > Labels including a recent date and contact info - or else
> JS: I'm confused. why an electrical closet? to store what?
>    The bins and shelves around the electronic equipment
> have various hackable gizmos. I think the policy is to grab
> something and tear it apart, use what you like, then put
> what you've built in some safe place (like your house or,
> if you're brave, "your member shelf"). I'm guessing you
> have something different in mind.
>
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >            What I would like a lot is that we all stop being
> >         hasty. It's easy to get off on doing stuff and making
> >         things better and fighting evil-doers and making things
> >         more in our images and so on.
> >            Take it easier, don't take things too seriously,
> >         relax, accept, focus on a personal creation, even if
> >         the FBI or Salvadore Dali Lama or some pornographers
> >         show up....
> >            I like that the place gets clean and cleaned of a
> >         bunch of crap that piles up, but in the fervor to
> >         accomplish goodness a bunch of people have been hurt
> >         and there's been toxic division. How about making a
> >         point to take more time, not one week but one month.
> >         Sure it takes more time to get less done, but it's
> >         worth protecting the things that matter most--each
> >         others' reasons to be here, no matter how wacky.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 20:33 -0800, Ben Kochie wrote:
> >         > I talked to jim and it is likely the 1U computer was put in
> >         ewaste.
> >         > This is my fault for not reviewing things more closely. My
> >         criteria
> >         > for ewaste is fairly harsh.  I have already offered to
> >         replace the
> >         > machine.
> >         >
> >         > On Feb 28, 2012 5:57 PM, "maestro" <maestro415 at gmail.com>
> >         wrote:
> >         >         # in the bullshit taking shit out of turing the tote
> >         has been
> >         >         found and seems to have things in tact, however...
> >         >         # the pc tower that was with it has NOT been found
> >         and was
> >         >         clearly tagged turing and had cardboard taped over
> >         that...
> >         >         # where is this computer?...
> >         >         # jim has a single unit computer that belongs to his
> >         friend
> >         >         that was in the "rack" room adjacent to the library
> >         where the
> >         >         house rack(s) are...
> >         >         # where is this computer?
> >         >
> >         >         end comments
> >         >
> >         >
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Ronald Cotoni
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