[Noisebridge-discuss] Thoughts on establishing commitment to NB

Liz Henry lizhenry at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 20:09:27 UTC 2013


I usually empty the box and deposit the money when I come by.  Yesterday I
was there, but I forgot to do it.  Whenever I remember to check, there is a
bunch of money in there. Yay?

By the way, the space was reasonably clean and nice to work in yesterday
afternoon.  There was a bit more food and garbage than I think we can
manage.  The entry hall area looked nice and organized.  Some guy was
playing the guitar for a while and then he stopped. People were talking
about the computers, the network, and getting a raspberry pi running. I
gave a tour to a friend of mine who came by with her son.

I noticed that a lot of the soldering irons seem to be not working well, or
just don't heat up very fast.

Hilariously, someone recently rigged the wireless network so that when
people try to go to Facebook or Youtube they are instead re-routed to the
Noisebridge wiki.


- Liz



On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Leif Ryge <leif at synthesize.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 03:03:46AM -0700, Eric W. Rasmussen wrote:
> > HA!
> >
> > I stopped by last week and noticed that my Money Box locks have been
> > circumvented.
> >
> > The donation box that I built for the t-shirts remains, but the
> > cable/lock is gone.
> >
> > I made a lock and cable for the front door donation box.  The cable
> > has been cut. The box has been broken because no one has the keys
> > for the lock. I tried to give Danny the keys to the boxes last year
> > but he wouldn't accept them. I tried to give the keys to Snail
> > (President) but she looked at me like I was an inconvenience.
> >
> > Knowing this, it would not be difficult to walk in and walk out with
> > a donation box.
> >
> > Regards
>
> Even before the lid on the plastic box was broken, it was possible to
> reach inside past the cable lock you installed, but for some reason, the
> lid quickly got broken too. But the lock remained for quite a long time.
>
> If you couldn't get someone to accept the keys, why would you leave the
> lock there? Was it because you knew the lock wouldn't stop the box from
> being emptied? Did you think potential thieves would see a trivially
> circumventable lock and be discouraged from stealing the money?
>
> I think that the lock was *encouraging* rather than discouraging theft,
> so a few weeks ago (after someone told me they were concerned that the
> box was not secure) I finally cut the cable off the box.
>
> > On 06/04/2013 02:21 AM, Jake wrote:
> > >As if that weren't bad enough, i KNOW people steal money from both
> > >the t-shirt donation box and the noisebridge donation box.  We
> > >don't empty them nearly often enough and really, it's pretty
> > >pathetic how poor our cashbox security is considering we're
> > >supposed to be hackers.
> [...]
>
> I'm a hacker who thinks physically securing a cashbox is a difficult
> problem and it is easier to have a low-security box and empty it
> frequently. I agree we don't empty it nearly often enough; I've done it
> a few times and I'll try to do it more frequently.
>
> I haven't emptied the front box recently because someone put a bunch
> more tape on it again and I don't have a key to the lock and haven't
> bothered to cut through the tape yet.
>
> If anyone wants to build what they think is a secure cash box, please
> make sure to give keys to enough people that the box can be emptied
> regularly!
>
> ~leif
>
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