The vending machine now provides some more feedback after money is put in.
Source code associated with my contribution is here. I haven't documented
the other components of the vending machine.
Based on the implementation details, it appears to me that
the bill acceptor is in fact plugged into one board (Arduino Leonardo)
that is connected by serial to another board (Raspberry Pi). Why is
the former board used at all? That is, why is the bill acceptor not
plugged directly into the latter board?
if anyone is driving to LA there is something that needs to be delivered there
(it's about 250 lbs i think) and there's money in it. It will benefit sudoroom
(in addition to paying the person bringing it there)
Checking, as I think it was in 2015-2016, that area was considered part of
Sudo Room ?
It is super dirty and messy. Food and drink containers everywhere, along
with personal belongings, and upstairs fridge also super full of random
Was going to send pics but encourage Sudo Room folks to check it out for
Dear Sudo Room,
Here's your invoice! We appreciate your prompt payment.
Thank you for stewarding the commons.
Love and solidarity,
---------------------------------- Invoice ---------------------------------
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609 US
Invoice #: 2353
Due Date: 05/25/2021
Terms: Net 25
Amount Due: $20,000.00
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94607
****************************** Account Summary *****************************
04/01/2021 Balance Forward $18,000.00
Other payments and credits after 04/01/2021 0.00
New charges (details below) 2,000.00
Total Amount Due (activity through 05/01/202 20,000.00
<u> Date </u><u> Activity </u><u> Qty </u><u> Rate </u><u> Amount </u>
05/01/2021 Furnishing Fa 1 2,000.00 2,000.00T
Total Of New Charges: $2,000.00
Total Amount Due: $20,000.00
Greetings Sudo Room!
This is your monthly donation invoice. Thank you for stewarding the
Love and solidarity,
Omni Commons Finance Working Group
I have the password and all that, but stripe is asking for a 2FA passcode being
sent to...i don't know where. There is a sudoroom.org email address but i
don't know how to access that.
Does anyone know who has this access? Feel free to contact me directly.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 7:50 AM
Subject: Everything must go & we are under-prepared
To: discuss <discuss(a)lists.omnicommons.org>, consensus
Insurance inspection is Friday. If we lose this insurance we have NO
OTHER OPTIONS. California Fair Plan is the insurance of last resort.
It's the government cheese of insurance. Nobody else will insure us,
because of unfixed electrical hazards.
Yesterday's work party was great, but it wasn't nearly enough. It took
a team of people just to clear out the spaz corner. Now there's a
bunch of stuff in the entrance hall and we don't know who it belongs
to. PLEASE CHECK THE ENTRANCE HALL in the next few days for stuff you
care about. We will probably do a dump run on Wednesday. We might
throw away useful stuff, because I honestly didn't want to be the
ringleader here and I don't have enough fucks to give.
There are still so many corners of the building that look awful, are
probably one spark away from being a giant bonfire, and I just can't
deal with it all. I need help. I'm sounding all the alarms here. This
When this is over we need to have a serious conversation about
hoarding. Omni has too much stuff everywhere. It adds up a
thousandfold. It gives shelter to mice. It makes things uncleanable.
And most of it is not being actively used, it's just storage. We need
to stop being storage! No more storage! Sure some of it may be useful.
Maybe you can store one thing. But not ten things. We have to start
making the tough choices here.
The good news is, David Keenan just made us an amazing graphic of the
things that still need to be fixed in the next 5 days. Attached!
I am relatively new to the bay area as I only moved in after covid and have been quarantining like everyone else. I recently started looking for hackerspaces because I miss learning and experimenting with others. I heard that this particular hackerspace has not been meeting since covid and I wanted to see if y’all would be interested in kickstarting some more sessions!
Hello Jake, and all,
I don't know if my payment stopped working yet, but it should because I
need to update the expiration date (3/21) on my card. I can log into
sudohumans but don't see any means in my profile where my payment info can
be found and updated. Please advise!
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2021 00:11:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jake <jake(a)spaz.org>
To: Ed Biow <biow(a)riseup.net>
Subject: Re: [sudo-discuss] sudo owes omni $18,000
My sudo humans payment stopped working around the same exact time, but i'm
pretty sure it's because my card went missing and I got a new one at that
but it could be a coincidence and that sudo humans and/or stripe has had
problems that we didn't realize.
Does anyone know if we get emails from stripe about cards being rejected /
automatic payments failing? Who is maintaining sudo humans?
Ed, if you're unable to login, is it possible that there's a capitalization
issue with your login name? The system is case-dependant.
I was able to log in recently so I think the system is at least partially
working. If you are still unable to get in, I am willing to work on it with
you over the phone, you have my number and we're both on Signal.
I'm also trying to find other people who are more qualified to help with
sudo-humans is important! it's how we get our money so sudoroom and
omni-commons can continue to exist.
On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, Ed Biow wrote:
> Wonder what is going on. It looks like sudohumans was working for me until
> XX3735 DDA RECURR SUDO ROOM OAKLAND CA 00383493 995809
> Is it still working for other people?
> I wanted to check my account status so I went to
> My username and password were rejected. Are other folks able to log in?
> I gave John Torok a check a couple of weeks ago, so at least my dues have
> been covered in the interim, and I should be fully Pfizered by the end of
> month, so I can lay out some more bread in meatspace, but sudohumans may
> having issues.
> On a doganal note, Einstein will be Sweet 16 on Thursday if he is spared,
> he hasn't been able to handle the stairs for about 6 weeks, so we've been
> living in the backyard in a tent and then then migrated to a shed. Gobs of
Hilary Naylor, Ph.D.