I was dropping off the radial arm saw a couple days ago and Rayc helped me
unload. I came the following day with some ply that can be used to replace
the particle board cutting surface. Thicker wood would be ideal. I'll
keep my eyes open for the optimal material.
As I was leaving Rayc said that having a table saw would be really good.
Well I had 4 table saws about a year ago and I gave a really heavy one to a
friend in LA, I gave a very large but portable one to a friend in Livermore
(and he is willing to give it back - but someone would have to go fetch
it.) Then there are the two I have here at my house in Berkeley. I am
going to keep the small portable one at my house for my family's use. The
one I was thinking would be good for Sudo room is a really amazing machine
called a "shopsmith" 7 in one tool. We bought this second hand many years
ago and because we don't have space for it we haven't used it much. It is
not some thing we want to give a way. My husband and I are re-visioning
our house and planning on adding a basement or something where we can do
projects and make stuff. Up to now, we do our projects outside in the
yard. THe radial arm saw was kept outside under a tarp for 7 years - which
is why the particle board cutting surface deteriorated. Electronics
probably need some tlc but the unit glides like new - just some of the
other adjustments need to be lubed.
Anyway, getting back to the SHOPSMITH. This would be an amazing and useful
tool for Sudo to have on premise. But there are a few issues. It is a
space saving tool but it takes up space. It needs space around it when it
is operating - other wise it is on wheels and can be pushed over along a
wall or in a corner.
Second issue is that we don't want to give it away - this would be use for
storage trade. In a couple years we will most likely want to move it back
to our house in Berkeley.
Lastly - things like bits, blades, allen wrenches would not be part of the
deal. It's possible we might have one of each we could send it over with
but people wanting to use the shopsmith would have to pool their money to
buy these expendible items.
I'd be willing to contact the corporation to see if someone could come and
do a demo / training at the omni - this would be very good promotion for
their product exposure.
And Lastly lastly, Anyone using the tools I brought to the Omni/Sudo
agrees that they do it at their own risk with absolutely no liability to me
or my family. If you don't know how to use a too safely or properly - then
don't use it. THe last thing you want is a bunch of your blood pooling on
sudo room floor or splattered on the walls.
Have an emergency plan - have emergency medical kit including tourniquet.
Tools with blades, bits, spinning wheels and gears can cause serious
injuries and death. I have been using power tools for over 40 years. I
still have 10 fingers but if you ever wondered about that scar on my face
it is from using the wrong tool for a job. I suffered that injury after 30
year of experience. That scar is a reminder to all of us who think we know
what we are doing. Using the right tool for the job is a important as using
a tool correctly.
So the question remains - how to people feel about housing a Shopsmith 7 in
Here is a link to the shopsmith homepage find out more about this tool.
I look forward to your consolidated responses - particularly the ones
AGAINST housing the shopsmith at Sudo for 2 years.
Ps - I forgot I have a mini-table saw that is for making doll houses too!
Bee Happy Solutions
1837 Prince St
Berkeley, CA 94703
Free world renaissance. I am telling all my friends about this potential.
In what I describe as the largest thing since Occupy Wall Street, is itself
a massive call to action/participate. We can design the systems without
money, will change how we produce things, party, program, code, interface,
interact, design free and abundant factories of the future, etc. Has to do
along the lines of we motivate individuals differently if we realize what
we are. Realizing this we can achieve a moneyless society.
And the tweet that started it off:
Detroit, Chicago, world,
free movement renaissance (let's start it off).
I bought a couple five packs of DS18B20s off of amazon several months
ago. I have a couple sensors that I can spare, but at the time, five
packs were $11 and shipped prime and that would get to you quicker.
What problems are you having with the thermocouples? If you're using
a lot of cheap bare wire TCs and some beefy heaters, the TCs could
just have an interference problem...
I want to know if sudo-room wants my radial arm saw in the sudo room space? I have been planning on bringing it over. But Jake suggested that I put it out on the list first. It's a Montgomery Ward model I believe and I've been using it for eight years and I just don't have room for it anymore. it's a really great tool and it cuts really straight lines and anybody can operate it. It comes with a stand that is made out of wood and it takes about 2' x 3' floor space (footprint ) and him the table let you cut is about 3 feet by about and then the arm saw is up at about 4 1/2 feet. I think it may also be on wheels for easy moving around I'm not sure about that. please tell me not to bring it if you feel strongly about me not donating it to Sudo room - otherwise I will plan on bringing over some time this week.
Ps intro to beekeeping class this Sunday in CCL 1-4 pm. Live bees, real honey, accidental mead.
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A new group wants to be an Omni collective. The notes from last week's
Sudo meeting say nothing about this, so maybe nobody talked about it.
This is pretty important, so I am forwarding it. Please start thinking
of questions your delegate can ask at the next meeting. If you'd like
to ask questions directly you can reply to the omni-consensus thread.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brandon Garrett <brandon.scott2do(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 1:28 PM
Subject: [omni-consensus] Oakland NeXt at the Omni
Oakland NeXt at the Omni
1. What is Oakland Next, what do we do, and what happens for the world
because of our existance?
Oakland NeXt is a progressive grassroots organization geared towards
the technological and intellectual development of the people. In
sucssesfully exacuting our vision we plan to create leadership in the
Oakland community and surrounding cities.
2. Whats the origin and history of this group?
Oakland Next started as an arts collective based in Oakland CA made up
of community organizers for youth, community outreach and economic
3 .Why is Oakland NeXt interested in becoming a member of the Omni?
To broaden the scope of influence to better serve the community and
make it availible to all the people.
How do we intend on using the space? what are the needs of Oakland NeXt?
We will use the space for meetings, music, art, organizing events, and training
Cyber security & guard card assistance
Event planning and promotion
paid cleaning crews & construction crews
cook offs and nutrition training
Public announcements & media projects
Photography, Video and live stream projects
Outdoor tripps/hiking/educational field tripps
4. How does Oakland NeXt support itself financially? what is your best
plan for potential contribution to rent in the Omni? fund raising
merchandising classes and events...
Using events, fund raisers, Classes, Merchandising, Training, and
studio time, we will be more than able to contribute to the over all
rent for the Omni.
5. What would be dedicated space for Oakland NeXt in the Omni and how
much sqr footage is needed?
The basement study room for meetings.
6. Other contributions.
The collectives of Omni want to eventually buy this location long
term. the plan is for every group of the Omni is paying a share of
rent, and the potenial plan includes groups sharing profit from
activities and events.
What is the best case scenario for using the Omni space to futher
support Oakland NeXt?
Donations, musical events, fund raising and community outreach.
7. Additional info we think would be useful.
Oakland NeXt is about improving the very quality of people’s lives
rather than a job or an obligation.
Oakland NeXt gives a big thanks to the collecives of the Omni for
considering us to be apart of this great opportunity to improve the
lives of The People!
Is anyone familiar with these folks? I remember some Sudoers a short while
back expressing interest in the idea of a tech freelancers' union. These
might be interesting people to meet.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sam-Omar Hall <samomarhall(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2015-02-13 2:20 GMT-08:00
Subject: [sfchalkboard] Freelancers Unite!
I'm a local member-organizer for the Freelancers Union
<https://www.freelancersunion.org/>. It's a group (based out of New York)
that advocates on behalf of freelancers of all types: from authors to
I wanted to put the word out about our February meeting — this Wednesday
the 18th. Our monthly meetings are a time to meet other freelancers, share
tips, network, and meet new people.
There must be a lot of freelancers of all stripes on this list, and you
guys are all more than welcome! (I myself am a freelance journalist but
we've had developers, architects, artists, teachers, even a
Our theme this month is: Finding more clients in 2015
It's free and there'll be snacks. Wednesday evening, right next to Powell
Check out the event page
details. Hope to see you there!
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does anyone have eight or more of these highly accurate temperature
sensors? I am trying to use themocouples and it's a total disaster, they
suck. I need to measure eight things very precisely and accurately.
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM, Lisha Sterling <lisha(a)geekswobounds.org> wrote:
> Today I'm writing to ask if you guys would be willing to be our host site
> for the Oakland site for the International Space Apps Challenge April 10-12,
Hi Lisha! I'm looking at the Omni calendar for you right now:
It looks like the ballroom is already booked that Friday and Saturday
night (April 10 & 11) for performances of Romeo & Juliet. After that,
the next free weekend dates for the ballroom look like:
Fri Apr 17: free
Sat Apr 18: free
Sun Apr 19: "visionary politics" panel starting at 1pm
Fri Apr 24: anarchist cafe
Sat Apr 25: free
Sun Apr 26: AK Press 25th anniversary
Fri May 1: free
Sat May 2: Brazilian dance workshop 3-5:30pm
Sun May 3: free
This month's San Francisco Techno-Activism Third Monday:
1) ... will take place on TUESDAY 17th FEBRUARY, because we didn't want to stomp all over your long weekend.
2) ... features an eye-opening and fascinating discussion led by:
Matthew "mjg59" Garrett, free software kernel coder.
3) ... will have Matthew walk you through:
"TPMs, Management Engines, Secure Boot, Trusted Boot and things in-between."
Hardwired code that can prevent you swapping out your computer's operating
system. Hidden, cordoned-off processors embedded in your PC that runs secret
code, and can read your computer's memory and talk over the Internet without your
For the last decade, and largely unnoticed, computers and mobile devices have
been sprouting features that challenge the idea that the owner of a PC has
ultimate control over their own hardware and software.
These "trusted computing" developments have been called "treacherous
computing" by free software advocates because of their ability to betray the
control of your computer to strangers. But might they also hold out the promise
of better protection against external surveillance and compromise?
Matthew won the 2013 Free Software Foundations' Free Software Award for his
work to ensure that open platforms could work in conjunction with Secure Boot,
and is now a FSF board member. He writes at http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/ and
4) ... will take place at:
815 Eddy Street,
5) ... is at February 17th, 6:30PM (get here for 6:00 for snacks and introductions)
6) ... has no need for you to RSVP but you should subscribe to
https://lists.eff.org/mailman/listinfo/ta3m-sf for info of future talks.
7) ... is part of the global movement of Techno-Activism Third Mondays.
TA3M is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and
activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open
technology. Currently, TA3M are held in fifteen cities throughout the
world, and growing. As the name implies, it is held on the third Monday
of each month. See https://wiki.openitp.org/events:techno-activism_3rd_mondays or
https://ta3m.org/ for details of your local event.
8) ... will see you there!