[Noisebridge-discuss] learning vs getting shit done
andrew at pachakutech.com
Thu Jun 6 00:11:09 UTC 2013
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>>>
>>> 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**>>
>>> 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.
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