[Noisebridge-discuss] Thoughts on establishing commitment to NB

macegr garrettmace at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 20:41:51 UTC 2013


How about finding an actual safe, and then (with great difficulty) cutting a donation slot in the top? Authorized cash collectors get the combination.


On Jun 6, 2013, at 1:33 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:

>> 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.
> 
> Hi Eric,
> 
> I really appreciated your effort to secure the donation bins; thank
> you very much for doing that. I have the keys to both of the locks,
> and I collect from them (albeit slightly less frequently than would
> probably be optimal). That's not why things are broken.
> 
> The orange box was broken one evening -- while I looked on in horror
> -- by someone who then snatched a handfull of cash and bolted. I don't
> think they even saw that I was there. Sadly I did not exit the shop
> swiftly enough to engage them in productive mediated dialogue. =[
> 
> I'd really like it if we had a donation box which was cabled to the
> pillar and durable-enough to prevent it from being emptied over the
> course of five minutes. I know that the presence of the dirty shop
> makes any box defeatable, given time and effort; I'd just prefer that
> time to be slightly longer, and that effort to be loud and noticeable.
> 
> I don't really know what to look for in such a contraption but if you
> could recommend a make/model, I'd happily acquire and donate it to
> Noisebridge. If anyone else wants to help fund a more secure cash box,
> please let me know how much you can pledge (off-list please).
> 
> Thanks,
> -Tom
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