I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
Hopefully some of you have received invoices for April rent and March
shared expenses at the Omni. You may have noticed that we've switched our
invoicing software over to Quickbooks. Their credit card processing fees
are much lower than Wave's (our previous software), so we're able to save
the Omni a little bit of $$. Yay!
If you haven't yet received your rent and shared expense invoices, check
your spam folders! I noticed that emails from Quickbooks get delivered to
the "promotions" tab on my gmail account.
You should still be able to pay your invoices with a credit card, but let
me know if you have any trouble. This is the first round of invoices we've
sent using Quickbooks so there may be a few glitches to work out.
Please pay your invoices as soon as you're able and let the finances
working group know if you will be late in paying them or if you have any
Thanks and <3,
SP + Finances WG
I don't think I have the physical ability right now to facilitate the
event, but I'd really like to see it happen.
I'm adding in sudo discuss on this because there might be folks willing to
Sudoers! This hackathon needs someone to facilitate the weekend and it is a
paying gig with training provided. If we'd like to have Oakland be a part
of this global hackathon, we'll need to come up with someone to do so!
On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Lisha Sterling <lisha(a)geekswobounds.org>
> Hello all!
> As you've already heard, Lindsay has bowed out of facilitating the
> International Space Apps Challenge because she's just gotten another job
> and there are only so many things she can pile on top of herself (new move
> to a new state, new job, other life stuff).
> I've been looking for another person to facilitate the event, considering
> that we've already gotten you guys involved and I don't want to just leave
> it to fall apart. So far, no one I've spoken to has been available. I was
> hoping that someone in Sudoroom might be interested in running the event,
> and Lindsay sent out an email to that effect, but no one responded.
> So, I'm VERY sorry to have to put this on you, but now we have to make a
> decision. Do we go forward? Or do we cancel?
> If there is someone in the community who is willing to facilitate the
> weekend, I'm willing to pay them for doing that. I'm also able to give
> training, point the facilitator to videos, articles and other resources,
> and generally support that person in feeling confident in running the
> weekend. I simply can't do it myself, because I will be in Greensboro, NC
> running the same event there.
> What say you, sudoers? Is there someone who would like to take the event
> facilitation role on? Or shall we contact the global coordinators and
> apologetically pull out of the event?
> Lisha Sterling
> Executive Director, Geeks Without Bounds <http://geekswobounds.org/>
> telephone: 425-610-8636 hangouts: lisha(a)gwob.org
> schedule a meeting with me <http://doodle.com/lishevita>
Anyone else notice that the NASDAQ Composite Index has about reached the nominal peak of the dotcom boom? It's not at the real value peak (i.e. adjusted for inflation), but still pretty peakish:
It seems to me that additional market forces caused by the likes of a crisis in student debt or perhaps a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, could hasten the inevitable burst. Otherwise we may be looking at just a few years before a substantial fall in the stock market, devaluation of over-inflated "tech" companies, subsided startup investment, decrease in technology field employment, or other similar things...
What might one do to prepare, as if not soon, at least inevitably there will be some stock market crash that will largely affect the wide bay area economy?
I'm thinking maybe deposit equal amounts of this pile of trash (passive
aggressively dumped in from of a "No Trash Here Plz" sign!) in the middle
of each room of the building?
Seriously though - does anyone have any thoughts as to what to do about
this situation? I know I'm not the only person who has dealt with the trash
but seeing this only weeks after personally making a huge dump run puts me
right on the very border of freak out city.
I'm not making another dump run!!
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---------- Mensaje reenviado ----------
De: *Francisco Jimenez* <fjfjimenezz(a)gmail.com>
Fecha: lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015
Asunto: Hiii :)
Para: Rachel Wolfsohn <rawjnana@gmacom>
Estoy en Los Angeles. El vuelo sale a las 11 pm.
Lego a Costa Rica a las 6 am de manana martes
I love all of you Omni!
After many months, I found my long-lost shopvac the other day (large orange
tubby-looking 'Rigid' brand) - it seemed to have re-emerged with the sudo
cleanup.. very happy about that.
I put a new filter in and installed it back under the chop saw. Please all,
leave it there and do not remove it - it is set up this way to inhale the
dust from the saw so there is less mess and the air remains healthier. To
turn on the chopsaw, simply click on the power strip thats ziptied to the
side - this turns on the vacuum too. I ask that everyone leave this setup
as one unit. If you need to use the rip saw, simply lift the chopsaw stand
off and unplug it, then put it back on when you're done.
For normal shopvac'ing, the tall RED 'ShopVac'-brand shopvac (that I also
installed a new filter to) should be the one used for other jobs. Currently
I saw this one last, also in the secure storage room, but now that the
orange Rigid one is returned the red one should be put the red one back in
sudo room (as I believe it is sudo's anyhow - not sure why it is in the
secure storage room, but probably someone thought it was the best place for
If you need to use the random orbital sander with a shopvac (makes the
sanding pads last much longer and produces far less dust too) -- in the
secure storage room, there is a large black flexible vacuum tube with a
sander exhaust attachment permanently taped onto it (with shiny metal
tape). Attach one end to the the sander, and the other end to one of the
other shopvac's (any one that is not not part of the chop/ripsaw stand
setup) and you're good to go for that stuff, too.
Hope this helps clarify stuffs.