[Noisebridge-discuss] learning vs getting shit done

Andrew Byrne andrew at pachakutech.com
Thu Jun 6 00:11:09 UTC 2013


+1
On Jun 4, 2013 7:09 PM, "Josh Juran" <jjuran at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jun 4, 2013, at 1:26 PM, Daniel Pitts wrote:
>
>  To put it another way, the only reason I would pay to be a member would
>> be to have an environment to share my ideas and learn from others.
>>
>
> This for me has been the main benefit of coming by Noisebridge.  I
> currently have four computers that I develop on (of which two are laptops),
> so being at Noisebridge means I have access to fewer, not more resources
> than I normally do.  And interference is an issue:  If I'm working on
> something that requires minimal distractions, I'll do it at home.  I don't
> come to Noisebridge to do work (mostly), but to share it -- both formally,
> in articles and lightning talks, and informally in conversations with
> people.  Getting practice giving demos has been especially valuable, and
> the feedback is useful as well.
>
>  If I frequented the space as anything but a paying member, then I
>> personally would be doubly grateful for having a space and material to work
>> for free and people to socialize with.
>>
>
> And sometimes I just socialize. :-)
>
> [inline comments continue below]
>
>      On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Dan Cote
>>>     <terminationshok at gmail.com <mailto:terminationshok at gmail.**com<terminationshok at gmail.com>>>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>         I wouldn't mind having a slightly more serious working area,
>>>         physically separate from the rest of the space. I'm thinking
>>>         of a coffee shop style area. Anyone care to start an rfc for
>>>         such an area? Is there a pattern for starting RFCs on the wiki?
>>>
>>
> A physically separate space sounds intriguing.  It would give us a chance
> to try different protocols without affecting 2169.
>
>          On Jun 1, 2013 9:32 AM, "Robert "Finny" Merrill"
>>>         <rfmerrill at berkeley.edu <mailto:rfmerrill at berkeley.edu**>>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>             So one of the primary complaints that people have about NB
>>>             is that you
>>>             can't get work done without people coming up to you and
>>>             asking you
>>>             tons of questions about what you're doing.
>>>
>>
> I haven't had this complaint myself; perhaps I'm overeager to discuss my
> work.  On one occasion recently, a visitor was engaging in undesired
> conversation, so I put on my headphones, which works both as an audio
> shield and a 'Don't bother me' signal.
>
> Josh
>
>
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