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?
Hey folx, we are coming up on the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
and so far no one that I am aware of has organized any events for the
Bay Area. Around the country other people <https://linktr.ee/occupy2.0>
have begun to plan things, open mics and art shows, vaccine clinics,
free masks, Pussy Riot <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot> is
even supposed to show up in Los Angeles. As you can see from the
attached video cliplet, there are people who would really like to see
something happen in the Bay Area, as well. At this point those of us who
are mulling this over are leaning towards doing something on Friday,
September 17 rather than Occupy Oakland's 10th anniversary on October 10th.
Since I am a pro at crastinating, if it were up to me, we might well
have to wait until the heat death
of the universe before something gets organized but I'm willing to throw
gobs of food at an event if other people are also interested in getting
together for an open mic or speak out or something & are willing to put
some energy into making it happen. I can also bring an EZ-up or three
and a microphone and speaker, and maybe a few chairs and tables if we
can achieve critical mass. I could even cobble together a flyer if we
can agree on something.
Anywho, if anyone would like to help put something together maybe that
could join the biweekly rump of Occupy Oakland's GA (generally just a
few people) Sunday, August 28th at 4 PM. I believe that will be here:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 962 4981 5361
Some dialin numbers:
+1 408 638 0968
+1 669 900 6833
If you would like to chime in on the weekly national Occupy
Commemoration Zoom meeting, it is every Saturday at noon, PST.
/sending a reminder about our national organizers' call for Occupy
Wall Street's 10th anniversary. Please share with anyone you feel
should join the discussion /
Jay Ponti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 301 587 4449
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,3015874449# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,3015874449# US (Houston)
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 301 587 4449
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kejSH18lAF
Feel free to pass this info around to comrades you think might be
interested in a celebration of the Occupy movement and the many things
the many things it helped catalyze.
Often Absent Ed
On 8/28/21 1:37 PM, Susan Harman wrote:
> Sorry I missed today’s call. Were you there? Can you catch me up?
Susan, I asked Jay Ponti <https://betherevolution.us/> to send me a link
to today's Zoooom meeting. I uploaded it to a personal server because I
don't know if the link he sent me was for general distribution:
> I’ve been thinking, and I think you and I should just set a time for a Friday night dinner and speakout/speakeasy at City Hall and invite everybody we can think of, making an informal list of all the projects that came out of Occupy. I’ve contacted Occupy the Farm and Strike Debt and of course the Public Bank. Should we invite SF? If I write to Ruthie, everybody will come, so I’ll ask for RSVPs and threaten them with running out of food if they don’t reply.
If SF isn't organizing anything I think we should send them something,
> What else?
Edmund Joseph Biow
328 Haddon Road
Oakland, California 94606
(510) 763-0591 (dumb landline, no caller ID, answering machine in attic, generally monitored in morning)
(415) 623-6473 (cell, I monitor the landline more frequently)
biow(a)sonic.net (personal) - biow(a)riseup.net (political) - ejbiow(a)gmail.com (large attachments) - ebiow(a)yasashi.net (bcc) ejbiow(a)yahoo.com (commercial)
IM (Instant Messaging, like text messaging but for computers)
(I recommend pidgin with the 'otr' encryption plugin as an instant message client):
ejbiow(a)gmail.com - ejbiow(a)yahoo.com - EdJBiow (AIM) - biow(a)riseup.net - often "Gnudnik" on irc.freenode.net
Skype username: edmundbiow
To subscribe or unsubscribe to the lists for which I'm an administrator send an email to the following:
Relatively secure EMAIL:
You can use a PGP key to encrypt and secure our messages. To start using it, you'll need to install an OpenPGP software on your computer. Below you'll find a list of possible solutions for your operating system:
Windoze: Kleopatra (http://gpg4win.de/download.html)
OSX: GPG Keychain (https://gpgtools.org/#gpgsuite)
Linux: GnuPG (https://www.gnupg.org/related_software/frontends.html)
Android: OpenKeychain (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.sufficientlysecure.keycha…)
i(diot)OS: iPGMail (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipgmail/id430780873?mt=8)
Once you set up PGP on your computer please import my public key into your local OpenPGP Key-Manager. The valid PGP keys for my biow(a)cubasoldarity.net & biow(a)riseup.net accounts can be downloaded
An "easy" way to set up PGP on your computer is to download the free & open sources Thunderbird email client (available on Linux, Windohs & O$X) & install the EnigMail Add-On.
Looking forward to exchange snooping-free messages with you & making the NSA spend mondo bucks to discover the secret of my bube's kartofel kugel recipe.
PGP Public Key for biow(a)riseup.net:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Is god willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god? - Epicurus (341-270 BCE)
| That's all, folks! |
```--. . , ; .--'''
| | |
.-=|| | |=-.
| ; :|
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 2:41 AM
Subject: [omni-consensus] OMNI NEEDS LEGAL OFFICERS
To: consensus <consensus(a)lists.omnicommons.org>
Please forward to your groups and collectives - Omni Commons is
seeking candidates in our officer election for 3 positions: president,
treasurer and secretary.
At minimum, folks in these positions need to have their names filed
with the California secretary of state and be available to
occasionally sign things.
At best, folks in these positions would join the finance working group
to take an active role in administrative paperwork, writing checks,
paying bills and so forth. An active treasurer would enable us to have
separation of powers between the bookkeeper and the money spender, for
Your primary interactions would probably be with finance wg members -
currently me, Sarah Lockhart, John Torok, and occasionally Silver.
Like all community members, you'd be encouraged (but not required) to
attend delegates meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
As soon as we get enough interested candidates, we will hold an
election to get delegate approval.
consensus mailing list
eQualitie is seeking an experienced networking software engineer for
DevOps and infrastructure automation duties. We’re looking for someone
who knows how to build and manage cloud services with an emphasis on
FOSS solutions that we run _in-house_ <https://github.com/equalitie/>.
Our new colleague shares the company’s _values_
<https://equalit.ie/values/> and is ready to play an important role in
protecting freedom of expression and association on the Internet. In
turn, you will get exposure to and a say in the design of current and
future _defensive _ <https://deflect.ca/solutions/>_web
<https://deflect.ca/solutions/> technologies_ and _decentralized
solutions_ <https://github.com/censorship-no> for avoiding Internet
censorship, as well as personal satisfaction that your contributions
create real change for people around the world.
You will work across tight-knit project teams and interface between
software developers and systems operations. Your primary
responsibilities will include building and tuning tools to improve
network availability, service performance and censorship resilience. You
will introduce common systems and processes for a variety of in-house
technologies, spanning DDoS mitigation, a clearinghouse for anomalous
network behaviour and a decentralized peer-to-peer web caching network.
You will take an “automate everything” approach, introducing and
improving automation, orchestration and monitoring tooling across the board.
You love dashboards and hate network latency. You understand the
building blocks of the Internet and are familiar with its core
protocols, including decentralized networking. You value
infrastructure-as-code systems and believe in prototyping, fine-tuning
software configurations and performance monitoring as the primary ways
to improve an Internet- reliant product or service. You have a depth of
knowledge, experience and a passion for Internet technologies that allow
you to learn new systems relatively quickly. Also, you will have:
* Excellent Linux administration skills, performance- tuning and
* Demonstrable experience deploying and managing technology using
Ansible, Docker and/or Kubernetes;
* Experience with data engineering, analysis, visualization of web
traffic and network statistics (e.g. Kibana, Grafana, Icinga,
* Experience in network programming (HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP) with knowledge
of peer-to-peer (BitTorrent) technologies a strong asset;
* Familiarity with coding in Python (with Go and/or C++ experience a
* An active appreciation for reading and writing documentation!
*Now, a little bit about us…*
<https://equalit.ie> is a growing technology company that puts its
principles before profits. This is a relatively fast-paced environment
with a strong sense of individual contribution. We solve complex
technical problems for improving digital defences, introducing privacy
to online activity and enabling freedom of expression and association
online. We are a remote-first company and offer flexible working
arrangements, contributions to private health care, annual pay raises,
prospects for professional growth and social opportunities. eQualitie
welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
<https://deflect.ca>The _Deflect project_ <https://deflect.ca/> protects
over 650 website platforms from cyber attack, serving over 70 million
unique IPs annually. Deployed on bare-metal infrastructure locations
around the world, Deflect offers web caching, secure hosting and
defense-in-depth mitigation options, including the _Baskerville_
among _other services_ <https://deflect.ca/solutions/>.
<https://censorship.no>_CENO Browser_ <https://censorship.no/> is a tool
designed to circumvent the most pervasive forms of Internet censorship.
Built on Mozilla for Android and the _Ouinet libraries_
<https://github.com/equalitie/ouinet>, CENO enables users to retrieve
and share web content peer-to-peer over Bittorrent’s DHT.
* Start Date: asap
* Job Location: Montreal, Canada (remote also OK)
* Job Type: 12 month contract, possibility of full-time thereafter
* Salary: 84,000 USD + benefits
* Application deadline: September 15, 2021
*How to apply
*Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining how your
experiences and motivation match our requirements. Please make sure to
include your GitHub (or similar) profile where we can see your previous
work and/or code:
Reach out to me if you'd like to know more! I've had a great time
working with this team over the past 9 months, and am looking forward to
expanding the team :)
Hey everyone, we're doing a short study and I think someone from the
sudoroom community could be a good fit, anyone interested in talking about
your experience or know someone who fits the bill?
Do you need to share files privately with a limited and select number of
people? Are you concerned about security or access, and don't want to use
commercial providers like Dropbox? Have you ever tried setting up a
self-hosted server, like FTP, FileZilla, or NextCloud, to do this?
We're booking 15-30 minute conversations to hear more about your needs. We
are Rae and Kelsey from Simply Secure. Thanks to support from the Open Tech
Fund <http://opentech.fund/>, we're working on making sensitive file
storage, backup, and sharing much easier.
Sign up on this brief form
<https://form.jotform.com/filezilla/usability-interviews> or send an email
to filezilla(a)simplysecure.org to get started.
Thanks so much and looking forward to speaking with you soon,
Researcher, Simply Secure
decentralization off the shelf <https://decentpatterns.xyz> | about me
I cleaned out a full trash can of moldy and rotten shit from this same
fridge a month or 2 ago. apparently it has reverted to the same state as
before. I think it is a bio hazard, breeding flies, spores, bacteria and
other organisms that we don't need in Omni Commons. I think that the best
solution would be to dispose of it.
Hey Sudo Room,
I attached Counter Culture Labs just in case as the Sudo Fridge has been
out of power for awhile and all the food basically exploded with mold and
microbactic life ?
(This is why I attach CCL to see if they want to do biohack experiment on
the new life forms popping in the Sudo Room fridge.)
Disgusting mold food pictures attached.
Lot of this food has been in there PRE-COVID ?
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 #: 2407
Due Date: 09/25/2021
Terms: Net 25
Amount Due: $20,000.00
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94607
****************************** Account Summary *****************************
08/01/2021 Balance Forward $20,000.00
Other payments and credits after 08/01/2021 -2,000.00
New charges (details below) 2,000.00
Total Amount Due (activity through 09/01/202 20,000.00
<u> Date </u><u> Activity </u><u> Qty </u><u> Rate </u><u> Amount </u>
09/01/2021 Furnishing Fa 1 2,000.00 2,000.00
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
My friend is offering us 30 high quality office chairs. I think we should
replace the shitty chairs around the Omni with them.
- - - -
With great power comes great responsibility.
I've been sudoroom's delegate to omni commons on/off for many years. I
don't want to do it anymore and I think it's time for someone else to
step up. I'm happy to help prep new folks for that, but I'm not going
to wait around for a transition period. If nobody else steps up by
next month, sudoroom will become "inactive" and will no longer be able
to block consensus decisions.