Meeting Notes 2012 12 11

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These are the notes from the The 246th Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: Tom; Moderator: John Withers.

  • Mice are a problem. Don't leave food
  • Several events coming up.

Short announcements and events[edit]

  • Johnny is starting a musical project called Noisejam, an improv musical performance based around a loose score. The twist: you must use an instrument that you build yourself.
  • RAYC & Link are working on the makerbots. They have a working cupcake, and are working on making one really quite large printer .

Membership Binder [edit]

  • Andrew Byrne [4+ weeks], sponsored by Danny.
  • Charles Cordies [2 weeks],

Financial Report[edit]

  • Funds in bank: $16188.23

Consensus items[edit]

Proposals from last week [edit]

There were no consensus proposals from last week.

Proposals for next week [edit]

Tom proposes: it is acceptable to use humane mouse traps at Noisebridge, but that it is not acceptable to disable or destroy those traps.

Discussion Notes[edit]

Ethan: wants to run Occupy Forum at Noisebridge.

  • Occupy Forum puts on talks on progressive/lefty topics on Mondays 6-9. They need a new space next year, and want that to be Noisebridge.
  • RAYC: logistical concerns with Mondays; Thursday or Friday might be better?
  • Tom: needs one person bottom-line, and manage the logistics
  • Charles: What topics are covered? Answer: non-technological progressive political lectures

Bo: Hacker lounge

RAYC proposes a Noisebridge chess tournament. The prize: a laser-cut board, 3D-printed pieces.

Johnny: either ban or accept the mice

  • Mice want to live free, not here. Mice are a health hazard. Let's remove them.
  • Mike points out that killing mice is cruel. A cluttered space invites mice, clearing up would make the mice feel unwelcome
  • RAYC proposes an extensive program of careful mouse-removal
  • Eric identifies that food is a risk, both donated and cooked here and wishes it to be known at this time and in this place that do not leave food here, or face his wrath.
  • Consensus was not reached, and discussion persisted after the meeting


  • Marcus is from Finalnd
  • Josh hacks software, mostly C++. He's newly employed in San Mateo
  • Bo is a former longtime SFer who now hails from Portsmouth NH He drove out in his mobile hackerspace, a converted ambulance
  • Kevin is inattentive, a project-manager, who is currently working on a music website
  • Chris is a Mac hacker
  • Joe Black enjoys web development
  • Dan Johnson runs a makerspace in Reno, Nevada
  • Mike is a technowanderer, not an ombudsman, a stock clerk, or quartermaster
  • Thomas (not Tom), who does painting and printing, and sells things through
  • Ethan Davidson is from Occupy Forum
  • Charles hacks on arduino and is a beginner at 3D printers
  • RAYS does a lot of 3D printing and just started IC design
  • Johnny Radio lately builds amps, and does an educational program teaching electronics and mechanical skills to at-risk youth
  • Martin hangs out
  • Dan is taking apart an ardiuno
  • LV has been hacking here for a year, teaching classes for the disadvantaged, and has been learning about programming and building network systems
  • Dan just found this place, heard about us on a radio interview. He's a programmer & artist, with a background in cognitive neuroscience and machine learning
  • Zephyr is inside a plan nine VM (the trick is thinking of yourself as a file)
  • Tom is our one-person secretariat, & temporary financial intermediary
  • John is a neurologist, fabricator, and unquestioned hegemon of this meeting