[Noisebridge-discuss] Apologies for the inconvenience
pnaomi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 20:06:48 UTC 2014
I think you should step down as Secretary, and I think you should step
down from all of the extra duties you've assigned yourself.
Noisebridge is not as fragile as you think.
On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
> Contrary to the extensive rumors, I am not a Cylon or any other type of robot.
> * Pros: I am not secretly infiltrating human society as part of the
> advanced scouts for an invasion fleet.
> * Cons: I occasionally make mistakes.
> I'm sorry about that, and I'm especially sorry about making mistakes
> which make your life harder.
> I think that I have a pretty low error rate, but I do a lot of
> Noisbridge malarkey. That means I'm going to make a relatively
> constant number of errors. I would very much like it if you could
> interpret my mistakes acts of a reasonable & well-meaning person who
> messed up. If you know about things I've already done wrong, please
> tell me about them. That's the only way I can help fix them.
> The best way to do that is by email. You can send one to
> <me at tomlowenthal.com> if it's about me, or <secretary at noisebridge.net>
> if it's all official-like. Please write clear emails with descriptive
> subject-lines¹. Explain what went wrong and what I should do to make
> it right. If I don't answer after a day or two, send me a follow-up.
> Please be understanding if I don't resolve the problem immediately.
> Noisebridge isn't my job, and doesn't have an SLA. Even I need
> wrangling to get stuff done.
> * * * * *
> Dealing with membership is one of the hardest things I do. Our
> membership workflow is a work of mad genius: fragile and prone to
> breakage. It's not very transparent: I'm the only person who can check
> my work and that's a recipe for mistakes. This is one of the reasons
> I'd like the member list to be less secret. When I make inevitable
> mistakes, I'd like someone else to be able to catch them sooner rather
> than later.
> Other Noisebridge processes are similarly brittle. When you see me do
> something wrong, is it a mistake, a misunderstanding, or malicious?
> It's hard to tell. That's why I want to write more stuff down. If we
> write things down, we know what we've agreed, and then there's less
> room for mistakes & misunderstandings.
> P.S. I'm not going to be at the next few Tuesday meetings because of a
> neat workshop series at Stanford CIS. Next week I'm running a workshop
> on using TorBrowser. On the 18th, I'll be in the audience, as Bruce
> Schneier tell us how to fix mass-surveillance. On the 22nd, I'll be
> running another workshop, this time on GPG. The events are all open to
> the public. You should come.
> April 8: <https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/cis-tech-workshop-tom-lowenthal-browsing-tor-online-anonymity-outsmart-nsa>
> April 15: <https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/nsa-surveillance-and-what-do-about-it-evening-talk-bruce-schneier>
> April 22: <https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/cis-tech-workshop-tom-lowenthal-email-encryption-pretty-good-privacy-even-when-someones>
> ¹ If your email doesn't obviously distinguish itself from
> (all-to-real) complaints about how Noisebridge is in league with the
> tin-foil lobby to compromise the integrity of protective headgear, I
> may well miss it. Seriously. My inbox gets a lot of truly
> off-the-rails nonsense with a Noisebridge theme.
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Naomi Theora Most
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