[Noisebridge-discuss] Blankets and pillows and things

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Wed Apr 29 19:12:50 UTC 2015


Okay, I've also noticed that the power to the doorbell speakers has been 
disconnected.

I'm very much not happy about this. Please do not do this. If you do this, 
please don't be a total raging jerkbag by leaving it unplugged.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:36:40 AM Torrie Fischer wrote:
> Noisebridgers,
> 
> Please do not sleep at Noisebridge. Discussion about it causes way too much
> emotional energy to be wasted when people could be hacking a thing. The dead
> horse of whether or not its okay to sleep at noisebridge has been beaten
> into a very fine mist at this point.
> 
> This morning I found a big bag of blankets in the pantry. It had some
> contact information on it, so I'm making an effort to contact the person
> directly before I throw it out. If the bag was on the project shelves I
> would be less grumpy since then I could delightfully turn a blind eye to
> this as it'd be part of a project or another. Instead it was hidden away in
> a less traveled portion of the space where normally only boxes of toilet
> paper and such goes. Raises a few red flags in my eyes.
> 
> Last night when moving the couches around I found another big pile of
> blankets behind it. I put them on top of a couch then put another couch on
> top of it. This morning the blankets were gone and the couches were
> reconfigured into a more stable arrangement. Having no direct evidence of
> sleeping, I cannot make a definitive claim, but, come on. I've been around
> the block a few times.
> 
> Don't get caught sleeping at Noisebridge. Don't leave piles of things around
> that indicate that you're sleeping at noisebridge. Be excellent and don't
> turn Noisebridge into your home. I want to hack in a space for hacking, not
> hack in someone's living room. It makes me grumpy and many others feel the
> same way.
> 
> If I find all these blankets in the space again I'll just throw them out and
> be even grumpier. There are other places that are specifically built to
> help starving hackers:
> 
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Starving_hackers
> 
> Noisebridge is not one of those places. Noisebridge is a space for hacking
> and I have not been convinced in the last 26 years on this planet that
> sleep hacking involves regularly sleeping at a hackerspace.
> 
> Thanks for reading my early morning rant <3
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