[Tastebridge] [nb-soc] Thingsgiving, next Fri/Sat/Sun (25/26/27) at Noisebridge!
Tony K. LeTigre
anthonyletigre at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 21:59:30 PST 2011
I'm planning to skip my regular Homes Not Jails meeting this Tuesday in
order to come to the member meeting here at NoiseBridge. I've been hanging
out for a while now, but haven't properly introduced myself to many of the
Also, I propose the name "Hackitorium" for the main open space area to the
right when you walk in. I came up with it the other night as I was writing
a journal entry / freeform sociological sketch of the space and its
If I don't find a ride up to Portland for Thanksgiving, I may be around.
"If you got time to be slackin', you got time to be hackin'"
On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 6:44 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> re the "dirty shop" or whatever you'd like to call it,
> seems to me this is the source of the most offensive noise
> as well as some detritus such as sawdust and filings.
> i'd like to suggest a couple of possible improvements:
> * some kind of sound baffling immediately around the most
> noisy tools (radial arm saw, mainly) and possibly above
> the existing walls (note there are fire code regulations
> regarding the sprinkler system, it also might not be worth
> the effort, given the large doorways...).
> * some kind of containment of sawdust and filings, maybe
> one or two big paint tarps that can be drawn around a work
> area to make an erzatz booth (might help reduce sound a
> tiny bit, too).
> it would be nice to bring electricity out of the
> dedicated sub-panel along the north and east walls, too,
> but that may be an unrelated topic.
> On Fri, 2011-11-18 at 22:12 -0800, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> > https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Thingsgiving
> > At Tuesday meeting, a bunch of us (including Kaya, Ben, Liz, Shannon,
> > Miloh, Rayc, Zephyr and a cast of thousands) all jumped up and
> > simultaneously decided to try and do some work on better soundproofing
> > the classrooms and the workshop, or at least finishing the walls
> > around them a bit more nicely.
> > We might do other crazy stuff the likes of which the world has never
> > seen, or at least the kind of infrastructure stuff that benefits from
> > spending a lot of concentrated, group time with plenty of spare hands
> > working on it.
> > THIS EVENT WILL BE CALLED "THINGSGIVING" AND IS NOW AN OFFICIAL ANNUAL
> > NOISEBRIDGE EVENT STOP SHOUTING OKAy
> > The plan is to do this over the long weekend after Thanksgiving.
> > I'll put out a bigger more propagandistic mail to announce the
> > details, but for now:
> > 1) If you'd like to come hang out, cook food, tote bails, paint walls,
> > and hack infrastructure, go to
> > https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Thingsgiving and add your name. Also
> > maybe some hints when you can make it. Please mail me also with
> > contacts, because it's hard to cat herd when you don't have the cat's
> > phone numbers.
> > 2) We're good at hacking stuff together, but we're not so good at
> > making it look all pretty. The plan here is to improve the classrooms
> > and workshop, but also to make them look finished. So this is me
> > putting out a special invite for Noisebridgers who wince at our
> > collective unaesthetics, and would like to have some support (and
> > maybe a bit of money for supplies) to do apply large-scale decoration
> > and design thinking. No guarantees, but this could be our best stab at
> > it for a while. All suggestions (of people and how to do this)
> > welcome.
> > Excelsior!
> > d.
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