[Noisebridge-discuss] Proposal to open Noisebridge at sunrise

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 30 09:24:46 UTC 2015


+1 to what Henner suggested:  'fulltimeusers' get extended from sunrise to start at sunrise.
 
Best,
Mitch.

 
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:13:35 -0700
From: h.zeller at acm.org
To: bfb at riseup.net
CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Proposal to open Noisebridge at sunrise

On 29 April 2015 at 20:17,  <bfb at riseup.net> wrote:
Hi all,



At the last several meetings there has been lively discussion to bump up our opening time from 11:00 to sunrise. Specifically, Earl, our gatekeeper, is configured for three user types.



Earl currently opens when an RFID key is scanned for:



anonymous users from 11:00 - 22:00

deanonymized users from 7:00 - 23:59

root users with 24 hour access

the second group is actually 'fulltimeusers', which is like the other users as well and 'could' be anonymous, but in practice isn't (but should probably be a requirement). 


The proposal is to change this to:



anonymous users from sunrise - 22:00

deanonymized users form sunrise - 23:59

root users with 24 hour access

I would _not_ put anonymous users in the sunrise category. We give out tokens pretty freely these days, and I would like to continue this welcoming gesture. However, if this brings in the burden to really, really be sure that this is a person I can 100% trust, then giving out tokens will be slowed down; which is not what we want. Someone coming in in early hours should be explicitly put into that category.
So I would like to have people who can access the space in the early hours to be known and explicitly put in the 'fulltimeuser' category.

But I am (personally) ok with having 'fulltimeuser' extended in the morning to sunrise (and would slightly endorse it).
-h 


To accomplish this we use the https://github.com/cpucycle/astrotime library. The code is in place, perhaps ready to deploy.



How do others feel about this change? If you're curious, have a look at meeting discussions.



https://www.noisebridge.net/Meeting_Notes_2015_04_07

https://www.noisebridge.net/Meeting_Notes_2015_04_21

https://www.noisebridge.net/Meeting_Notes_2015_04_28



Some salient points for me include:



Early birds have described friction with the 11:00 opening hour

Noisebridge is lonely when empty

Noisebridge prospers when used, not abused

Early birds want to hack between sunrise and 11:00 at Noisebridge

Updating RFID keys with contact information requires editing a text file (not currently supported via the touchpad interface)

Decoupling Noisebridge from an arbitrary and obsolete governmental definition, the PDT/PST flux, is nice

Sunrise is beautiful

If the change is not working out, we can always roll back



Thanks much for reading,

Kevin



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