[Noisebridge-discuss] Cooking in the space

Will Sargent will.sargent at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 13:10:12 UTC 2014

I'm for the idea.  Disconnecting the stove is something that's been done in
the past, and it's worked well.


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:40 PM, Gregory Dillon <gregorydillon at gmail.com>wrote:

> Tonight was definitely an example when the kitchen usage was an extreme
> problem.
> I was in Jeffrey's class tonight, and like he said,  the burnt food smoke
> and stink was so strong that my eyes were watery.  I felt like a headache
> coming on and it made it difficult to pay attention in class.
> I'm sure a lot of work went into building the kitchen, and so I do feel it
> would be a shame to pull it out.    Maybe for a month or two the stove
> could be disconnected and the lightweight kitchen items  be removed, and
> only returned if the entire space can be stabilized.
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> I don't believe Noisebridge needs a kitchen for that reason.
>> People are messy and leave pots, pans, glasses, silverware, etc. all over
>> the place. If, like many offices that have kitchens, it was professionally
>> regularly cleaned, then maybe it would better serve people who are
>> "hackers" (an impossible distinction to make). It's one thing for
>> well-meaning people to use the kitchen and go back to doing what they were
>> doing, it's another to get them to reliably clean it when done.
>>  In the kitchen's current state, it only seems to be used by and for
>> people who otherwise don't have access to kitchens for non-hacking
>> purposes. I do not believe this benefits or furthers the cause of the
>> space at all.
>> Bring back the oyster mushroom shelves. Let's pickle some stuff that
>> shouldn't be pickled. Skittle vodka. But since no one is jumping on some
>> real opportunities, I think the space could be better used for
>> non-food-related tools and projects.
>> P.S. I taught my class around the corner from the kitchen this evening
>> and someone burned the fuck out of
>> some meat. It was smoky and smelled horrible. My students were visibly
>> uncomfortable.
>> Jeffrey
>> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:31 PM, spinach williams <
>> spinach.williams at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mar 31, 2014 8:21 PM, "Al Sweigart" <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >the kitchen is sole cause of the huge rodent problem at Noisebridge, I
>>> don't see why Noisebridge continues to have a full kitchen with stove.
>>> (Actually, yes I do. Because consensus prevents any attempt to remove or
>>> regulate it.
>>> could be some folks like having a kitchen? folks dig cooking for
>>> themselves to fuel their all day hacking rather than spending cash on
>>> prepared meals? usually when i go, it's hackers using the kitchen, when
>>> taking a needed break from their projects. why so eager to take away
>>> people's say in the space, anyway?
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