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.
Hi, I've been having fun at SudoRoom lately. I have wanted to *3D Print my
MRI of my ankle!*
I'm trying to overcome some hurdles >
-- I'm fundamentally a software and 2D digital person normally, it's hard
for me to get into 3D modelling
-- I'm used to keyboards, not wrenches and touching things which is why I
go to hardware hack night
I want to get beyond the stages of just looking at stuff on the 3D Printer.
Anyone else up to it? I'm wondering if I should come in more than once a
Dear Sudo Room,
It is amgo. To help clear up the epaper trail, I changed your April rent invoice to reflect all the internet payments you have paid on behalf of Omni minus the one month of wifi payment each collective owes. Sudo paid $1080 for eight months of wifi. $2000 rent - $1080 for past wifi payments = $920 RENT
On top of that you owe $135 for your share of WiFi. This brings the total to $1055.
Your accidental payment of $870.73 on March 2nd is subtracted from that total so that now you owe $184.27.
You emailed Finance WG explaining it this way:
Matt accidentally deposited $870.73 on March 2nd that should be detracted from rent.
*** Internet was $135/month, from July-February (8 months) = $1080, minus sudo's share (1/8) = $135. $1080 - $135 = $945
*** $870.73 + $945 = $1815.73
*** $2000 rent - $1815.73 = $184.27 rent for April
You can think of it in whichever way is clearest for you. I am doing it this way to make it clear on the books.
Thanks so much for covering the wifi and being a rad collective and prompt rent payers.
------------------------ Invoice Summary --------------------------
Invoice # : 1006
Invoice Date: 03/25/2015
Due Date: 04/01/2015
Terms: Net 30
Amount Due: $184.27
The complete version has been provided as an attachment to this email.
Dear Omni Financiers,
I just sent you all invoices for monthly expenses and June rent at the
Omni. Please let me know if you did not receive your invoices.
For your reference, here is a breakdown of the shared expenses in May:
- PG&E: $587.23
- EBMUD: $478.60
- WM: $140.36
*Taxes & Insurance:*
- Building insurance: $661.00
- Property taxes: $797.28
- Business tax: $181.35
Starting this month, the shared expenses are calculated by subtracting $100
for Optikallusions' contribution and then dividing utilities by 7 member
collectives and 1 tenant. The taxes and insurance are split evenly between
the 7 member collectives.
Let me know if you have questions about any of this. Otherwise, please pay
your invoices as soon as possible.
As always, if you know you will be late paying your rent and/or shared
expenses, please let the Finances Working Group know so we can plan
Sarah + Finances WG
someone "cleaned" the 3d printer table and now the guitar string that we
use to clear up clogs in the nozzle is missing.
don't clean up something if you don't know how to use it! i'd rather have
a functional 3d printer or soldering setup than a clean, useless table.
i fixed the motor drivers on the type A machine 3d printer, now we just
need another guitar string to clean the nozzle and we're back in business.
Counter Culture Labs of the Omni Commons is throwing A Party for Science
on Friday, June 5th from 8:00PM to late, as our Kickstarter  is under
way! Come mingle with the citizen science, hackers, and artists of the
open source movement. Have fun and enjoy yourselves as we celebrate the
scientific method by counting drinks, but remember if someone orders
H20, please don't ask for H20 too!
Live music and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks will be supplied. $5 cover
charge at the door.
Date: June 5th
Time: 8:00PM - late
Address: 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
In case you were trapped in your grandmother's basement, or too busy
protesting the Police State, and despite your burning desire haven't made
it to the FTP festival this Friday...
Well, that's a bummer.
Thanks to *the Internets*, you can RELIVE the experience anytime by
checking out our * lineup* of short films by and about Oakland folks. Most
of the videos are available online for you to watch:
If you were there, do give us feedback!
Noémie from Optik Allusions
There's less than 24 hours to vote in the election for the Wikimedia
Foundation's Board of Trustees. This is a really important one, in my
opinion, and many others; in short, I believe the Foundation has been
suffering from never having prioritized understanding the social dynamics
in its volunteer base. That has been manifesting in many ways over the last
year or two. With three of 10 seats open, this is a good opportunity to
nudge things in a better direction. I wrote several blog posts about it,
In order to vote, you have to have at least 300 edits to Wikipedia or its
related projects -- 20 of them have to have been between last October and
April. (There are some other ways to qualify too, but that's the main one.)
All the voting info is here:
Voting ends at 4pm Pacific on Sunday May 31.
Wikipedia is IMO the most widespread and in many ways most important
instances of "hacker culture" having an impact. I think it's important that
its social health be understood, and that such knowledge should have a
strong influence in the kind of planning and intervention the Foundation
does. Please take a look, and if you're eligible, vote!
[[User:Peteforsyth]] on the wiki