First off, I'm glad we have so many people who are proactive in generating a response to the state-sponsored dumbfuckery. I have enjoyed the lively discussion since opening my inbox :)
In more mundane news, last night Jack and I organized the shop area of sudo room in preparation for some CNC milling, and in the process I went kind of crazy rearranging things in and adjacent to the shop. I prioritized respecting other active projects over achieving ship-shape of course, and I hope I didn't disturb anybody's ongoing projects or create off-nominal feng-shui in the process.
Below is an approximate change log
SHOP AREA (2 benches, 2 coffee tables, 1 chair)
-set up the CNC equipment in compact and functional configuration
-constructed arm to hang CNC motor and store clamps
-moved all corded tools to a quad-milk crate cubby (including heat gun)
-cut a hole in one workbench for cords to concentrate cordless tool battery charging station
-moved soldering irons over to window area for proper ventilation (where is the solder? and the solder flux? i brought a big tub of flux in a while back)
-moved the folding typewriter stand to the bike area for better tool access there
-rearranged various tools to be more compact
-designated a jar for drill bits and driver bits
-designated a bin for all fasteners/drywall anchors etc
-labeled the misc hardware bucket
-concentrated safety equipment in one area
to do: get hooks for pegboard, hang more tools and trace outlines, add more hearing protection to safety equip, more lasers, more metal, 3D print a shop vac nozzle that mounts to the spindle head instead of clamping
thank you for all those who constructed all the benches! i was all talk on that project...
BIKE & MISC PROJECT AREA (1 bench, 1 bike stand, 1 typewriter stand)
-moved some bike stuff onto typewriter stand for easier access
-concentrated induction metallurgy equipment neatly under bench
-assembled n-1 soldering irons, still need to hack a fan to exhaust out window during heavy soldering
-moved coffee roaster and coffee machine to top of big fridge, heat gun to corded tools area, tripod to camera area in storage hallway
to do: add ventilation and soldering consumables area, maybe add a shelf for more project storage, overhead/hanging storage for bulkier future bike components
major to-do: construct a tower for brewing/storing beer equipment???
-sorted some misc hardware
-moved bag of electronic components to bookshelf next to other bag of electronic components
-moved some stuff to upper tier to clear table
-put one soldering iron by the oscilloscope for light/quick soldering not requiring ventilation
to do: chain more power strips together for infinite energy
Also moved the 2 desks in the back corner toward the wall just to assist in flow around long table...didn't seem like the optimum solution but both are still sittable.
Also QR'd the shit out of various objects.
I hope I didn't cause anyone a headache searching for stuff, I just wanted to get the shop in usable condition and wound up going into a whirlwind figuring it would be good to have the place a little more organized prior to art murmur.
Notice from the landlord regarding tomorrow's First Friday event and new
guidelines posted by the City of Oakland.
-Laurie and George (the landlords) are asking that meetings disperse by
11pm, and that all doors be locked.
-OPD will be setting up a mobile command post on Telegraph & W Grand
-No First Friday events allowed south of W Grand
-Event ends at 9pm with a moment of silence
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laurie Cooperman Rosen <Lscoop(a)comcast.net>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Subject: URGENT TO ALL TENANTS!!! First Friday Tomorrow
Night....URGENT....PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
To: Laurie Cooperman Rosen <Lscoop(a)comcast.net>
The flier above (pdf) are guidelines for tomorrow night's First Friday Event
in lieu of expected potential violence from the group listed in the web site
above. Apparently at sites (unknown to me) this black bloc group has been
advocating that people come out en mass and cause trouble after First Friday
is over. We are asking that groups meeting in the building disburse by
11pm and that all doors, esp. doors to Broadway, 22nd Street and the Alley
behind out of 2135, as well as the gate into the front entrance of 2135, be
securely locked by this time. George will be there at that time to convince
all to leave the building and he will secure it.
Groups or individuals not adhering to this warning and coming back to the
building after that time may find themselves responsible not only for
damages to their persons but damage done to the building or others.
This is a serious issue; even the Security Ambassadors are being asked to go
home by midnight for their own personal safety, and there is no expectation
that the police will have enough personnel on the streets should this get
out of hand.
Many of you were not there a few years ago during the (Oscar Grant)
riots....it was not pretty, and there WAS damage to our property. Trouble
is NOT expected early in the evening. Enjoy yourselves, but try to monitor
alcohol consumption (your own and those around you) for the safety of all
tomorrow evening...and get home early....and SAFELY!
Laurie & George