Dear Sudo Room,
Here's your invoice! We appreciate your prompt payment.
Thank you for stewarding the commons.
Love and solidarity,
------------------------ Pledge Summary --------------------------
Invoice # : 1800
Invoice Date: 07/01/2019
Due Date: 07/25/2019
Terms: Net 25
Amount Due: $4,000.00
The complete version has been provided as an attachment to this email.
To my knowledge (I've been at Omni everyday since), the scaffolding has not
been used since the skin project & it is missing.
If anyone knows where it is, please, let me know. I need to put the curtain
back up in the rafters before an event next week, since the skin project
removed it & failed to put it back up.
Last week I went to a potluck at Queerious Labs in SF. Their wiki has
a formal breakdown of who has access to what, including their KeePass:
I think we should do something similar with our passpack. I've handed
pieces of paper with the passpack info to a few people who I know have
taken on sysadmin roles in the past. But tbh I'm not comfortable with
having that much centralized decision-making power, and I'd rather the
general membership just decide who should have this power and who
Once that happens, I'd like to change our mailing list master
passwords and put those in the passpack also, so that hopefully more
people can do list moderation.
Tonight is 2nd Wednesday, which is supposed to be our monthly meeting.
I can't make it, but would like to put this on the agenda for others
to discuss. Thanks!
If you are a member of sudoroom, you are invited to join the members
mailing list: https://sudoroom.org/lists/listinfo/members
It has been seeing more activity lately, mostly about new member
applications & nominations. We make most decisions in public, but we
discuss new members in private.
Just wanted to let people know that it turns out I'll be moving back to the
east coast soon, which unfortunately means I'll be ending my membership bid
with Sudo Room.
It was really nice meeting everyone who I had a chance to run into, and I
was looking forward to getting more involved in the community. But the east
coast has made its call, so looks like my time here will be cut short.
The internet is down.
Both the gateway is down and the wifi access points are not showing
up. I have not yet troubleshooted why the access points are down but
that may be simply because the gateway is gone.
The gateway overheated and may be dead. It had no CPU fan and no case
fans. It only had a small fan on the northbridge and that fan wasn't
We have not been able to get it to boot even after letting it cool,
resetting the CMOS and installing an oversized fan.
We have a couple of more things to try but it looks like it's dead. I
will try to swap in a different computer.
On 6/8/19 5:53 PM, ...Anka wrote:
> What's up with the computer at LLC? Someone installed two different
> screens and the computer doesn't go on, it keeps rebooting itself. I
> need to take off some stuff from it for the screening tomorrow...
Anka, Thursday I replaced the Apple monitor with a slightly larger
monitor, it has a higher screen resolution (1920x1080 vs. 1680x1050) and
is a bit bigger and should have good color reproduction & better viewing
angles, it is IPS. If not the old monitor is near the GCEA computers. I
also replaced the M.2 SSD Linux install on the Hackintush with a regular
2.5" SSD drive with Linux, the previous M.2 install was flaky,
frequently giving me cryptic messages and not booting.
But I experienced some extreme weirdness when I was messing with the
computer which I meant to report to the list, but my brain don't work so
good any more, and it was never particularly great in the first place,
so it slipped my mind when I got home.
First, I wanted to use the desk lamp with the CFL bulb to see what I was
doing under the table, but it wasn't working. The power strip was
plugged in near the Cat 5 jack, so I tried plugging the power strip into
the wall socket near the hackintush, no joy. I tried another power
strip, no luck, then I realized that the lights on the power strips were
not lit up, _*BOTH*_ of the wall sockets are dead. I astutely noticed
all the extension cords bringing power from outside of the office, so I
plugged in to an extension and finally was able to get a light on.
So I got on my belly and grabbed the Hackintosh and got a pretty
substantial jolt even though I had flipped the switch off on the power
supply. So I pulled the Hack's power cable and continued to get little
shocks most whenever I touched the computer's body. I have NEVER had
anything like this happen in a close to 30 years of mucking with
'puters. I asked Dante if concrete conducted electricity, and he didn't
think so, but then he looked it up and told me that concrete is an
My guess is that whoever installed the electrical outlets,
cough...Gerald...cough.. mucked things up with the ground and basically
the whole office is now acting like some sort of ground. I actually
don't know shit about electricity, I discussed my experience with Yar,
Jenny & Rob, and they all said this sort of thing shouldn't be
happening, but they were a bit out of their depths fixing it, and I
should talk to my friend...Gerald. With friends like me who needs
enemas? Maybe Jake or Marc have a theory, I'll CC the sudoroom list and
the building folks.
Anywho, when I fired up the new Linux install I initially got the same
error messages that I was getting from the old M.2 Linux install. So I
tried O$X and got the same weird rebooting behavior you got, Anka. On
subsequent boots both the Linux and the Mac sides worked fine, so I
figured whatever it was had worked its way out of the system. Yes, I
know, I'm an idiot, and I don't need you lot to remind me. FWIW, Windows
booted like a champ when I fired it up to adjust the monitors and update
the operating system. Before I could 'troubleshoot' too much more my
first wife came by the Omni to offer us a ride home, and I didn't feel
like hoofing it back 4 miles to home with with my geriatric mongrel
So since I have never been shocked by an unplugged computer before I'm
guessing the machine is being surged with static electricity
and it might be damaging the machine, but is certainly fucking with its
functionality. What we may need to do is hire an actual electrician to
sort out the power situation in the office if we can't find anyone to do
it for free, I'll certainly throw a C note or two at it at it.
In the mean time, we could try and figure out what doesn't conduct
electricity and put the computers on that. Diamond
is supposed to work well, but if we don't have enough of that lying
around, dry wood also apparently serves.
I can also try replacing the power supply, but I'm almost certain that
isn't the issue. In the meantime, at least with me, trying to boot again
seemed to work. I will duck my head in tonight after the LL film and see
if I can't scare up a little wood to put under the machines (that didn't
come out quite right, but you get the idea).
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These folks from the FYE collective want to join Omni. They're
offering $350+ for a basement room that's currently vacant except for
some junk. It's also got a messed up wall and a missing door and
they're offering to fix it up. They'd also be maintaining the 'media
lab' basement area adjacent to sudo (as common space).
Our next delegates meeting is in a week (Thursday June 6). It would be
great if people could reply ASAP with any questions or concerns they
have, so we could consent next week. This is a 3 month trial period,
so no huge risk to us.
I've met with Asaad and Shido a few times. I love the positive energy
they bring, and I think they are a really great fit for Omni.
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From: FYE Collective <fye.collective(a)gmail.com>
Date: Thu, May 30, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Subject: [omni-consensus] FYE Collective Application
To: <consensus(a)lists.omnicommons.org>, <artbyshido(a)gmail.com>,
Greetings to all
This is Asaad Bruno (AB) on behalf of FYE Collective - reaching out
with a final application to join Omni. Attached is our application
and an introductory roster of the collective's core.
We had presented a draft in final stages of this application during
the last delegate meeting, receiving encouraging and constructive
feedback. So we tailored our proposal down to a tangible plan, agreed
as fair and dynamic, and now finally finished it after reviewing
logistics with David K. yesterday, notably to activate/occupy Office
#8 and the Community Lab.
The process of discovering and integrating has been very educational,
allowing to learn with excitement. We thank you all thus far in making
this experience valuable in many ways, especially being facilitated by
kind souls with creative spirit. Our collective is eager for the
future growing with Omni!
With the next delegate meeting a week away, we are hoping this
application can reach as many collectives/members as possible for
further advancement :)
Please feel free to reach us with any feedback - encouragement or concern.
Thank you all for your consideration and time in processing this application.
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