I said "your 'community' space," but honestly, I still want this to be my
space, too. I hardly ever make a fuss about any of this stuff because it's
all so futile, you know? but in this case, I really want to make my point
clear: I think we should rescind our action against Rannette. I think
she's been treated unfairly. Even if she is "aggressive" towards you or
your compatriots, I don't think we need white dudes policing our space of
black women's bodies. Matt, you claim to have acted in another's interest
and you offer an injured third party -- let them speak for themselves,
because I don't think it's your place right now. If there was a violent
incident that threatened our space, let's hear it from a witness or an
involved party. "Something Happened" is not good enough. Otherwise "but
above all the Omni
Commons must maintain a safe, welcoming environment" seems to fly directly
in the face of the lived experience of too many black people.
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.
Here's some images of the Seiko SMI 3200 Scanning Electron Microscope that
is in need of a new home:
Note that this is NOT a small system! It's not huge as SEM's go, but
definitely not desktop - more like "small room sized". And it would
obviously need some dedicated person to keep it in good running condition.
It is however almost brand new, and currently *running*, at <5nm resolution!
Beam Services Inc is down in Pleasanton, so I guess interested parties
could potentially go and have a look at the system. This kind of equipment
would be a significant commitment and investment in time and effort on our
part, so let's coordinate on this shall we?
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Henner wrote this awesome parts organizer web service, and it's running at
noisebridge (and his house):
here's the noisebridge implementation (type a letter to begin instant search):
i would love to help fill it with information about the stuff we have at
sudoroom, but i am not confident in my ability to install it and get it running
on our network. If someone feels good about doing this, sudo make it happen
and i'll help.
i am out of town for tonight and next week's edition of Hardware Hacking
who will host in my place? you just have to welcome new people to the space,
help them find places to sit or hack, and try to help them with their projects,
the rightmost vending machine now has a working dollar bill acceptor, and it's
powered up. it's connected to an arduino which connects to a raspberry pi
which is on the network at vending2.local
on that raspberry pi there is a serial port called
which speaks serial at 115200 baud, saying stuff like
when it gets a $1 bill, a $20, and a $5 respectively. Later it will say
coin_acceptor when coins are inserted, but presently they just fall into a
cardboard box inside the vending machine.
Charley has acquired a new lock for the vending machine and we should replace
the money box in the fridge with a sign saying people should put their money
into the vending machine, and signs in the vending machine explaining that.
The raspberry pi in the vending machine has speakers attached to it (which will
be moved to underneath the machine or on top of it) and someone should make a
webpage on it that shows the time and amount of money inserted, and also make
it say things when people put money in so that everybody knows.
if anyone wants access to the raspberry pi please let me know. Make it do
things. Make it have a video output that we can put on top of the vending
machine that displays interesting information and QR codes for receiving
bitcoin cash and ethereum and other stuff donations. Make it make interesting
noises to reward people for donating.
tonight will be a fine night for hacking on the machine, but you'll need to
contact me or Charley for physical access to the inside of the machine for now.
A few months ago about a dozen Core 2 Duo Lenovo boxes with 4 GB of RAM
materialized in the basement hall way. They were all left running with
the monitors on, but they had Windohs on them and the lock screens
required a password which was nowhere in evidence, and rebooting also
required a PW to log in. Anywho, since they just seemed to be heating
the basement, and it was summertime anyway I shut them all off, and did
so a couple of weeks later when I noticed they were powered back on
again. Since then they have mostly been off, and some folks know the
password and have been using them periodically. Someone blew Linux Mint
on one of the boxen.
The one on the far left (facing the wall) was unplugged, I plugged it
back in but it was beeping whenever it booted, but just required that I
open the case and clamp down the memory sticks, All Praise Cyber Jesus.
Since I had revived box from the dead like Lazarus I felt like no one
would object if I made it dual boot Linux as well as Windows 10. The
machines are mostly empty and have 300-500 GB hard drives, so I hacked
off 60 GB and copied a Debian 9 installation off of a flash drive, fixed
the fstab, installed grub, and set the machine to boot Windoze by
default. The USB wifi sticks are the only way for these things to get
internet since there is no ethernet cable in that hallway, but I managed
to get one working with Debian and it seems stable.
So unless someone objects I propose to set the rest of the machines to
boot automatically into Windows (and not require a PW when the screen
blanks) and also, I'd whack off a small chunk of their hard drives so
all the boxes dual boot Windows and Debian stable (except possibly the
Mint box, it may have been installed to stomp on the whole drive). It
will give me something to do and keep me out of the sun. This will not
adversely effect the Windows installations, which will still be
available to do whatever folks do in that OS.
Attached is a picture of the machine I mucked with, folks can go down
there and play around with it. As those of you are wise in the ways of
dual booting know, you can select Linux by using the "up arrow" key on
the keyboard to scroll to the Debian 9 "grub" entry and hit the Enter
key. It will automatically boot to a non-privileged "omni" account (PW:
omnivore) and it will hang for a few seconds at the lightdm display
manager to give you a chance to change the Linux desktop to taste (I
configured it for mate, xfce, cinnamon & KDE, and could add other
options if desired). You can also switch users to a "sudoroom" user,
that has sudo privileges, the PW is the same as the username, except in
In a world without Gates who needs Windows?
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IM (Instant Messaging, like text messaging but for computers)
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ejbiow(a)gmail.com - ejbiow(a)yahoo.com - EdJBiow (AIM) - biow(a)riseup.net - often "Gnudnik" on irc.freenode.net
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the card reader at the front door is missing & the camera is disconnected.
i don't want to point fingers but, as i left a fairly empty building last
night, i noticed Rich (used to come around sudo) sitting next to the door
if anyone knows where another swiper is, i'll start connecting it back up
I'm a little new and I'm just wondering what's the status of the 3D Printer
over here. I've heard it's broken right now, so I'm wondering what it'll
take to fix it and be able to use it.
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From: "John Radio" <johnyradio(a)gmail.com>
Date: Jan 27, 2018 2:34 PM
Subject: [dorkbotsf-blabber] A123 Battery Teardowns
Remember those A123 batteries I posted about, a couple weeks back? I’ve
found people to hold all our batteries. Wow! Thx to everyone who is helping
the Bayview BOOM. Some came from as far away as Chico, to cart away these
We’ve started to tear down the packs, and would be great to hear *your
suggestions on making the process easier and cheaper.* Please check out the
Here’s one possible improvement:
*Problem - Removing plastic cover: *We had difficulty removing the plastic
cover. It’s time-consuming, very fiddly/wiggly, and lots of touching on or
near hot contacts.
*Issue*: the plastic “prongs” on the plastic cover must have been inserted
all at once, in a single downward motion, as described by Bob at the
*Solution: *Therefore, maybe the quickest removal is to somehow *pull the
entire cover straight up, in one motion,* after removing screws, punching
out the tabs, and releasing the nickel and insulator sheet from their
retainer. How to do that? Part of the difficulty is that the cover flexes.
If you pull it up by one end, it bends.
· *Top-plate: *Attach a rigid, non-conductive plate or wooden board
to the loose cover. Pull that straight up. The weight of the pack will
help. Problem: how to pull it straight up? Maybe attach a couple handles?
· *Bottom-clamp: *Invert the whole pack and lay it upside down,
with the unscrewed cover face down on the table. Then, somehow clamp just
the loose plastic cover to the table. Then pull the rest of the pack
straight up. Problem: it’s heavy.
Seems this approach has a possible added advantage that it might reduce the
amount of touching hot contacts by the human, thereby making this a
possibly safer approach.
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