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

Hannah Grimm dharlette at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 21:22:53 UTC 2014


Fortunately, the only duties of the board are to fulfill our "being a
nonprofit" requirements, so you deciding you think they aren't illegitimate
has exactly ZERO effect on anything going on at Noisebridge.


On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Kevin <bfb at riseup.net> wrote:

> 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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