On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM, Randall Arnold <randall.arnold(a)texrat.net>
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> *Subject:* Re: [hackerspaces] [sudo-discuss] NB Reboot fundraiser: 2 hrs
> and less than $2k away!
> best sportsball evar!!
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM, Paige Peterson <ioptio(a)riseup.net>
> Success! Congrats. :)
> On Mon Aug 25 22:16:36 2014, Naomi Most wrote:
> > Hey gang,
> > I'm on the edge of my seat watching the minutes tick by on the
> > Noisebridge IndieGoGo campaign, which is now within 93% of its goal.
> > https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/noisebridge-reboot-2014/x/8018376
> > The terms of our fundraising variant (Flexible Funding) say that we
> > pay IndieGoGo 9% (!) if we *don't* meet our goal, and only a 4% cut if
> > we do.
> > https://go.indiegogo.com/pricing-fees
> > This is going to be a stunningly close race. Help steer us to
> > victory, where victory == giving away less of our donations to The Man
> > -- something like $1200 less.
> > https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/noisebridge-reboot-2014/x/8018376
> > Just TWO HOURS left! Eep!
> > Thanks,
> > Naomi
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Earlier today I was trying to use the drill press to create a hobbed bolt for
Noisebridge's prusa. In the process, I broke a 5" cast-iron C-clamp that was
holding the vice to the table and I also could not locate the chuck key.
I am ordering a replacement 6" steel C-clamp, a universal chuck key, and an
assortment of heat shrink tubing from McMaster later this week. They should be
available at Sudo room by Monday at the latest, maybe earlier if they deliver
on Saturday. Same day shipping FTW!
If there are other things that are needed in the machine shop, please let me
know and I'll throw it in with my order.
this guy wants to film me for 7 seconds for a commercial for a lenovo
tablet. He will pay like $400 or so, which i will donate to sudoroom.
he will bring a release which will need to be signed by John (the owner)
i told him to send me the release so i can show it to John, so we know
ASAP whether that will be an issue (of course it shouldn't be)
does anyone know what Johns' schedule is, or if I can get his phone number
so I can coordinate with him about the release?
i figure it's a sign that this guy wants to film me hacking robot, and i
was planning on hacking robot anyway, and i'm about to get it to work.
PS i know, it would be nice if Lenovo would just give us a pile of
laptops, i will ask believe me.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:03:14 -0700
From: John Tomma
Subject: filming roboticist
Paul Freeman gave me your name... he knows me by my nickname "Frisbay" - we went to college together and I recently moved out to the bay area.
Anyway, I'm a video producer and I'm working on a Lenovo web commercial in which we're hoping to feature a DIY type roboticist.
Lenovo is releasing a new tablet that has what they're calling an "infinity" screen. The commercial is basically an exploration of what infinity means. We'll be having people
in different situations saying a short line about infinity (a guy parachuting out of a plane, a woman doing yoga on a surfboard, someone traveling across a suspension bridge in
Filming would take about an hour or so. It would be a tiny crew, just me and 1 assistant - we'd work with existing light. In the final commercial the robot section would take
up about 3-8 seconds, so it's not a lot of footage I need. Basically a shot of some work being done with electronics or hardware on a robot, and the "infinity" line.
In principle, the brand is looking for someone around 22-30 and my understanding is you're around Paul and my age. Perhaps you've got youthful looks and it would work :-) or
perhaps you work with someone younger who would enjoy being a part of it. If someone looks early 30s that probably would be OK.
Since it's a web commercial, budget is tiny, but I have around $400 budgeted to pay whomever we feature and rent the location if necessary.
One potential challenge is that for legal reasons, I would need a location release signed by the owner of the building, not the lessee. If you're the owner of the location
where you work, that won't be a challenge, but if not, we'd need to work that out beforehand. One workaround is to film the bits we need outside where we won't need a building
The biggest challenge is the timeline. Web commercials often have crazy turnaround times. I got hired 2 days ago, and I have to submit the edited video by Thursday, so I would
need to do the filming sometime tomorrow. Or if there is no other option, Tuesday late morning. I could also potentially film later today, although I'm sure you already have
It should be a pretty cool spot - I've got filmmakers in Malaysia, Bulgaria, Canada, and LA all working on it.
Please let me know if you're interested. Obviously it's incredibly short notice and a small budget, so I totally understand if it isn't practical.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Just fyi all, someone tried to switch all the valves around on the bike
pump for some reason which meant they didn't work on either presta or
schrader valves..and also lost a weird-ass grommet in the process which
broke the schrader.
I had to order a rebuild kit from TipTop ($5). It comes wednesday.
april from EFF here. Writing to invite you all to a Wikipedia
edit-a-thon I'm helping to organize this afternoon at Wikimedia HQ (or
anywhere!). We want to improve the pages of the Zone9 Bloggers and other
journalists who are currently in jail in Ethiopia.
In April 2014, six members of the Zone 9 Bloggers and three associated
journalists were arrested in Addis Ababa and now face terrorism charges
for their writings. They were additionally charged with conspiracy for
using basic encryption tools.
We're meeting today from 1-5pm at Wikimedia (149 New Montgomery Street:
Floor 6). One of the Zone 9 bloggers, Endalk, who currently is seeking
asylum in the US, will join us. Endalk was also a policy fellow at EFF
Maybe I'll see some of y'all there!
All the very best,
PS: this is my first post to the list; hopefully, it is appropriate.
please excuse me if not. I'd like to be more involved with Sudo,
as I recently moved to the area to work at EFF, have dear friend already hacking there,
and have always worked with hackerspaces in some capacity where ever I'm based. will surely
meet some of y'all in the near future
thanks for doing all that work!
one thing: the DSL modem would be better off as close to where the
telephone line comes into the building as possible. There is bandwidth
loss with distance from the telco, especially in an electrically noisy
environment like inside omni and next to ethernet cables.
conversely, there is no "loss" over ethernet (it either works or it
doesn't, mostly) so it's better to put the DSL modem where it works best
and run ethernet to it.
also, for documentation perhaps some written info on a notebook tied to
the server rack? i think it might be foolish to put everything on a wiki
on the net :)
Max B wrote:
> - We moved the modem from the backspace area to the sudoroom server
> rackplatform. We were able to keep the crazy phone + ethernet situation,
> butwith many many fewer crazy wire splits and adapters hanging off
> ofethernet cables. It's a lot cleaner now