Counter Culture Labs has a free full size -80 freezer available. It is
actually an older -86 C freezer but it now "only" comes down to -80 C. It's
working but it should really have a new air filter installed before being
put to use (nothing special, just to prevent dust getting into the
We're getting a slightly newer model. What we need in return is for you to
pick up our new freezer at a lab at UC Berkeley, bring it to Counter
Culture Labs in Oakland, and then of course pick up our old freezer for
your own use.
The freezer you'd be getting measures:
H: 200 cm
W: 110 cm (includes handle)
D: 94 cm
The one you'd be moving for us is almost the exact same dimensions.
Be aware that these are _very_ heavy. They cannot be allowed to lie down at
any point (they will break). Tilting them up to 30 degrees is ok, but
that's it. You'll probably want a forklift or a bunch of strong folk and
some hefty ropes.
If you want this freezer we need a firm commitment by late Sunday evening.
If anyone else has any interest in doing different languages, technologies,
or talks on Thursdays, I'm very open to discussing that as well.
Message me if you have questions/talk suggestions for other Thursdays.
as you may have noticed, the payphone outside omni has been vandalized. the
handset is broken. also, it does not make phone calls and the voice menu
doesn't tell you anything.
cel and I are changing that. we are going to add the ability to dial out to
phone numbers in the USA for free. (no incoming calls though) and also add a
proper voice prompt menu listing the collectives in Omni so that people can
actually use the phone to call in.
later we will add the ability for people answering the phone inside the omni to
press a button to buzz the door open when someone calls them, and we'll add
more phones to places besides just sudoroom and CCL.
I believe part of the reason that the payphone was vandalized is because people
wanted to make calls and the phone didn't work, so they smashed it. Who knows.
Anyway i don't think Omni should shy away from the opportunity to provide
something useful like that, seeing as we've already installed a payphone.