Meeting Notes 2013 08 13

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These are the notes from the The 278th Meeting of Noisebridge. Note-taker: FIXME YOUR NAME HERE; Moderator: FIXME THEIR NAME HERE.

  • One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary.

Short announcements and events[edit]

  • Dru will be coming back to Noisebridge and attending weekly meetings
  • Funds raised at 8/10 party to be given to treasurer by James (verified by LinkReincarnate)
  • Rob hacked mood lighting into the hack-a-tor-i-um

Membership Binder [edit]

  • No One

Financial Report[edit]

Consensus items[edit]

Proposals from last week [edit]

(Add any items which pass or are blocked to the Consensus Items History page.)
Reimburse Monad ($63) for dump-run, and reimburse James ($81) for kitchen supplies from Discount Builders.

Is there quorum? 4 members.
This has been discussed for 2 weeks prior
James will bring the receipts
There's precedent for reimbursing purchases (t-shirts)
James spent $$ on drip rack, Monad on trash run
$81 is a lot to spend on a drip rack, were there attempts to do this w/o spending money
James, we did this through the rebase meeting, this is the solution we came to'

Consense'd that Monad and James will be reimbursed

Proposals for next week [edit]

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)

  • Johny Radio proposes: To change to meeting discussion process by giving the current speaker opportunity to make direct response to direct responses directed at themself at the discretion of the moderator by way of an agreed upon signal

Within the current discretion of the moderator
Should not have to be a consensus decision
Direct responses have empirically failed due to lack of understanding of direct response
Could use moderator training
Will be okay if only the speaker and not the whole room is directly responding
Other groups use hand signal (pointy fingers) to signify 'want to give direct response'
Could update the wiki with meaning of direct response
Direct response option ought to belong to the person on the stack

  • Monad proposes: The cost of dump runs be automatically payed. A minimum of 2 members must approve and a total of 4 or more people must be involved.

Including runs to the dumps
Friendly amendment: Dump runs with more than 2 people involved with the cleanup, to protect against abuse
Receipt must be provided

Discussion Notes[edit]

  • Dru's return

There has been no conflict resolution process.
What happened? Conflict resolution remains at a stand still. No one to represent concerns at a conflict resolution meeting.
Dru will come back to next week's meeting
Was mediation a condition for Dru's returning to Noisebridge? Yes, it was asked of Dru and he agreed to it.
Dru has no intention of not coming to Noisebridge until next Tuesday
Any mediators interested in helping, please do.

  • VOIP Telephone

Telephony for documentation

  • Proposed hacking event @ Noisebridge in Touring and/or Church (6hr on a Sunday)

Game jam; anybody is invited and all ideas are welcome; all developers appreciated to join
No money will be raised; for everybody's benefit
Tell us about your group? Graphic designers, C/C++ developers, been trying to get a game project together for a while
Great plan, put it on the schedule

  • Sept. 2nd Occupy San Francisco

Anyone interested in helping out? Would like to power a blender with a bicycle generator to make hemp seed smoothies and hemp paper.

  • Rebase authority, participation and meeting time

How to best schedule so that everyone can attend
Should be considerate of folks that are currently attending the Tuesday meeting
Very long discussion. Key points gleaned by notetaker: rebase is do-a-cratic, folks feel left out, whois ${HACKER}, alternate meeting time, two meetings


  • Jason Wiliams - wants to learn about radios build short wave radio
  • Magenta Awara(sp?) - Anon
  • Cynthia - help communication
  • Norman - Stage manager and computer programmer
  • James - User of Noisebridge
  • Kevin - Brain monitoring devices
  • Robin - Building big, beautiful, blinky-light structure to bring to burning man
  • Max - campmate
  • Tati - making dress
  • Dru - making app for peacecorps in Tanzania
  • Nick - wants to get telephone working
  • Monad - Tinkers
  • Kevin - Networking (cables and such)
  • Raul - Coming back to computer world, inspired
  • Alchemy - energy work at Shasta 'frequency is the timeline of synchronicity'
  • Jay - researching, karaoke, pos apps
  • Dan - programmer
  • Damon
  • Douglas
  • Johny Radio - hacking
  • Chris - restarting computer
  • Chris - hacking
  • Russ - Programmer; C, C++
  • Kris - community
  • Dana - LED Workshop coordinator, repairing vintage **** maker
  • Laura - LEDs
  • Charles - lights?
  • Ricardo - computational biology
  • Nick - programming, electronics, astrophysics, hacking on a rumba

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