[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge / the door is fucked up

Kevin bfb at riseup.net
Wed Mar 5 16:38:55 UTC 2014


On March 5, 2014 12:42:03 AM PST, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> someone cut the wires to the payphone that allows people to open the
> gate 
> with a door code.  probably because they figured (correctly) that
> people 
> would just jam the door open so it doesn't ever latch, rather than fix
> it.
> 
> nobody capable of splicing eight wires has fixed it yet, as of last
> night, 
> because the only people who go to noisebridge now think that wire is
> for 
> tying a sleeping bag onto your backpack.
> 
> nobody has posted a message to the discuss list because people who
> know 
> how to use computers no longer go to noisebridge to know to post about
> it.
> 
> also, one of the toilets at noisebridge is now for "liquids only"
> because 
> the skill and will to repair a clogged toilet are not available.  The
> clog 
> is likely due to lack of toilet paper causing someone to use a handy
> rag 
> to wipe their ass rather than buy toilet paper.  There is a mop there,
> and 
> a sign saying to mop up "when" the toilet leaks.
> 
> until the beaurocrats and blockers use their marvelous power of
> consensus, 
> blockage, grandstanding and bickering to do something to improve the 
> overall culture at noisebridge to a point where hackers actually want
> to 
> go there, i refuse to acknowledge the results of this sham election
> and I 
> hope others do the same.
> 
> -jake
> 
> On Tue, 4 Mar 2014, Tom Lowenthal wrote:
> 
> > Fine folks, this is a message about bureaucracy. If that's not your
> > thing, you should be fine to ignore it.
> >
> > We had our annual general meeting. The only motion was one to
> adjourn.
> > It passed.
> >
> > Or board election closed at 7:30pm this evening. Kevin, J.C., and
> Tom
> > independently counted the ballots, and their counts agreed. The
> > following are our new board:
> >
> > * Ari Lacenski
> > * Madelynn Martiniere
> > * Tom Lowenthal
> > * Al Sweigart
> > * Naomi Most
> >
> > The board then met. Tom and Madelynn were present in person and
> Naomi
> > called in by phone. Five motions were discussed; all were approved:
> >
> > * All present are welcome to spectate this meeting.
> > * Danny O'Brien is Noisebridge's treasurer/CFO.
> > * Tom Lowenthal is Noisebridge's secretary.
> > * The board will meet again on 2014-03-12 at 7pm.
> > * The meeting is adjourned.
> >
> > That's all, folks!
> > -Tom
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Jake, last night the gate had no power and when power was restored (temporarily by JC with his bare hands), codes were not being acknowledged. Hacker Casey fixed that by restoring the 8 bit hardware thing's connection to the computer and plans were discussed to run a new cable. Many have spent time with a plunger over the toilet. Independent declogging efforts have run their course, maybe we should hire a plumber?

I like to make a distinction between policy makers and culture makers. Consensus cannot dictate culture at Noisebridge.  Culture is made by everyone in the space all the time. 

That said, I still hear you do not acknowledge the bod election. What's the board do anyway?

-Kevin


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