[Noisebridge-discuss] Sudoroom welcomes Noisebridge to their new Oakland location!

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 00:43:05 UTC 2013


Well like I said, there may be people who get fooled, but they're really
people who should know better but decided not to investigate before going
well out of their way. We shouldn't let the few people that can't
understand a genuinely light-hearted joke on the one day of the year where
everybody knows people might be playing practical jokes get in the way of
other people being able to enjoy themselves. I enjoy april fools day
because it's one freaking day where the smart people get to pretend to be
dumb. You say there's idiots all year long, but the whole fun of april
fools is when the *smart* people get in on acting stupid. :)

Also I had no idea the audio wasn't hooked up on the payphone - at least I
thought maybe the mic was hooked up to a one way intercom perhaps. All I
know is that when I mash some keys on it and possibly talk into a camera or
something, I'm not really sure what it's like on the other end but usually
someone will open the door pretty quickly. I'm aware there's a code but I
don't have it (which is fine). So I wouldn't fault people for not knowing
that. How are we supposed to know what the mad hackers did with the phone
system? For all I know it has a rasberry pi hooked up to it running a PBX
and it calls any random number in the world when you pick it up (note: it
should do this when you enter an invalid code...).


On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Mitchel McAllister <xonimmortal at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Okay, yeah, now think of all the people who come by Noisebridge and try to
> talk into the payphone to get in.
>
> One woman last night complained that she wasn't let in when she called up
> the stairs, through the gate.
>
> I don't *do* April Fools. I get enough of an overdose on fools the other
> 364.25 days a year.
>
> - Reverend Mik McAllister
> ------------------------------
> Purveyor of Subversive Fiction
> http://www.prismandink.com
> http://www.lunatextpublications.com
>
> --- On *Mon, 4/1/13, Ryan Rawson <ryanobjc at gmail.com>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Ryan Rawson <ryanobjc at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Sudoroom welcomes Noisebridge to their
> new Oakland location!
> To: "Taylor Alexander" <tlalexander at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Mitchel McAllister" <xonimmortal at yahoo.com>, "Yardena Cohen" <
> yardenack at gmail.com>, "NoiseBridge Discuss" <
> noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Date: Monday, April 1, 2013, 5:10 PM
>
>
> I thought it was a good one, and very much "in the spirit" of April 1st -
> nothing mean, just silly.
>
> -ryan
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=tlalexander@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Yeah, the best way to phrase this is "it was a joke". And a funny one I
> thought! :)
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Ryan Rawson <ryanobjc at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=ryanobjc@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> April 1st: You got fooled
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Mitchel McAllister <xonimmortal at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=xonimmortal@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> For those of you who are unaware, this has not actually happened. It has
> not been discussed or proposed. Nobody has discussed if/how this would be a
> good idea. Nobody has brought it up in the meeting (I believe the current
> ratio of things-brought-up-on-the-discuss-list to
> things-proposed-or-discussed-at-meetings is approximately 120:1).
>
> Yes, you can still find Noisebridge at 2169 Mission, in San Francisco.
>
> To make it even plainer, if you go to Oakland, you will *not* find
> Noisebridge there. Noisebridge is not in Oakland.
>
> If anyone else has a way to phrase this even more bluntly or succinctly,
> feel free.
>
> Frankly, this makes as much sense as me announcing that I've won the
> Pulitzer Prize in Science Fiction.
>
>
> - Reverend Mik McAllister
> This was not sent from my iThing, my eThing, or my anThing
>
> Purveyor of Subversive Fiction
> http://www.prismandink.com
> http://www.lunatextpublications.com
>
> --- On Mon, 4/1/13, Yardena Cohen <yardenack at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=yardenack@gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> > Sudoroom would like to formally
> > welcome Noisebridge to their new
> > location in downtown Oakland, across the hall from Sudoroom!
> > We think
> > it was a wise choice to save on rent by moving to the east
> > bay, and
> > look forward to exciting future hacker collaboration.
> >
> > As you might know, Noisebridge has struggled with rising
> > rents, at the
> > same time that Sudoroom's landlord has struggled to find
> > tenants. This
> > was the perfect fit! Noisebridge is still only 1.5 blocks
> > from BART,
> > just as it was in San Francisco, so the extra commute should
> > not be
> > much trouble for anyone.
>
>
>
>
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