Today I voted in behalf of Sudoroom in favor of the MOP proposal, and they are
now a member collective of Omni Commons. I emailed about them on April 20th
but didn't hear anything back, so I hope everyone is okay with that decision.
Today a proposal was introduced for a new committee to be formed at Omni
Commons to value and protect the safety and interests of BIPOC/Non-Men.
this is the original proposal in PDF form:
this is an editable "cryptpad" and
we are requested to "please leave comments in red"
actually this is a cryptpad copy of their document just for sudoroom, and I
will forward our discussion to Rafiq to integrate our input.
Other collectives are asking questions too, so if you want to be more engaged
in the discussion, please join the [omni-consensus] list! But definitely make
discussion here in the sudoroom list and get engaged.
If Sudoroom members have concerns or objections, we need to communicate them
promptly and work toward agreeable amedments. It is not an option to simply
reject the proposal, but rather if you have specific concerns then we need to
work with each other to address those concerns and come up with something
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From: Yardena Cohen <yardenack(a)gmail.com>
Hey all, I'm boosting this email with a new subject line so that it's
clear to readers - this contains an important new proposal!!!
Brief summary: this proposal forms a congress of BIPOC and non-men
from all Omni's groups, who then elect a small committee which has its
own seat on the board, its own delegate, and a few specific powers
related to addressing racism and sexism. This is an important step
towards making omni representative and accountable! This finally
begins to put our Statement of Solidarity into action!
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From: rafiq.ali <rafiq.ali(a)protonmail.com>
Date: Thu, May 5, 2022 at 12:16 PM
I added a little note at the beginning on our proposal and the events
from 2 weeks ago. Happy to provide a short statement. In general, I
appreciate the apologies made and think this can be a growing
opportunity to forge a stronger collective. If it's possible, we can
open discussion on the proposal this week if enough delegates have had
a chance to review with the idea of approving at the next delegate
meeting (or worst case, the one after).
As mentioned earlier, we are proposing the creation of a safe space
Committee (see attached). We appreciate and accept all
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?
I've set up a jitsi terminal on the wall in Sudoroom!
It's a big TV made by Hitachi, and it has a feature where it can go into "power
saving" mode when the HDMI signal is lost. That means the screen can power
down when DPMS puts the monitor to "sleep". It has a webcam that's clearly
labeled, and on a hinge so it can easily be aimed down at the floor if people
are shy, and it has a Jabra USB speaker/microphone thing which should hopefully
provide good speakerphone functionality. I have the computer setup to start
firefox, and i have firefox set to open the jitsi page, where permissions are
already enabled for webcam/audio. The only remaining need is to automatically
wake the monitor from sleep (using "DISPLAY=:0 xset force dpms on") whenever
there is anyone else detected in the jitsi "room"
This feature is important so that people can see (on the screen) whenever
someone is in the screen/camera/microphone with them. For now the monitor is
either left on a lot, or blanks out due to a timeout.
I've determined that the most direct ways to make the monitor turn on when
anyone joins the jitsi channel are:
1. make an XMPP client in python or something, which connects to the server and
finds out how many people are in the room (and whether there's anyone other
than the telescreen in there) and sets the monitor on/off state accordingly
2. make a browser extension to find the element containing the number of
"Meeting participants" and copy the number to the window title, where it can be
observed from the shell with a command like wmctrl -l
<div class="jss52">Meeting participants (2)</div>
unfortunately the div class is not always jss52 but the innertext is always
Meeting Participans(#) so it should be able to be found.
The idea is that with this setup, people can go on jitsi and talk to whomever
is in sudoroom, as well as each other.
presently i'm using this link but that can change if we find something better:
note: the telescreen in sudoroom is not signed in right now, not sure why but
i'll fix it asap
I asked this question some weeks ago, posting again here; is there doc we
can see SudoRoom finances in general (how much $ in memberships/ donations,
Last time I checked humans.sudoroom.org it seems only members have access
to finances. Is there anywhere else a non-member could check that info? I
think it'd be interesting to have for transparency's sake.
Either way, as I mentioned in my last msg, I'd like to apply for a
membership, so let me know how to do that.
Dear Sudo Room,
Just a reminder that we have not received a payment for this invoice yet. Let us know if you have questions.
Thanks for your business!
---------------------------------- Invoice ---------------------------------
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609 US
Invoice #: 2540
Due Date: 07/25/2022
Terms: Net 25
Amount Due: $12,000.00
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94607
****************************** Account Summary *****************************
06/01/2022 Balance Forward $10,000.00
Other payments and credits after 06/01/2022 0.00
New charges (details below) 2,000.00
Total Amount Due (activity through 07/01/202 12,000.00
<u> Date </u><u> Activity </u><u> Qty </u><u> Rate </u><u> Amount </u>
07/01/2022 Furnishing Fa 1 2,000.00 2,000.00T
Total Of New Charges: $2,000.00
Total Amount Due: $12,000.00
Greetings Sudo Room!
This is your monthly donation invoice. Thank you for stewarding the
Love and solidarity,
Omni Commons Finance Working Group
I have an ornate lamp, where the lights are all inside glass flowers, and a
few of them broke. I'd like to replace them by making a silicone mold of
one of the intact ones and then casting it in resin.
Making the mold seems straightforward, but I've never actually cast resin
before, and I'm looking for advice on what resin to use. The bulbs are
halogen bulbs, so they get fairly hot, and the lamps are pretty close. I'm
guessing that if the resin can withstand 200 F they should be fine.
Does anyone know whether this is feasible? Can anyone recommend a resin
that is clearish and can withstand moderately high heat for long periods of
Here are some pictures. They're not great, but they give you a sense of
what I'm looking to replace: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cPeqyw9ZpQfBufwi9
*Andrew R Gross, (he/him)*
412.657.5332 - shrad.org <http://www.shrad.org>
"(대학원생) 조민근 (기술경영전문대학원)" wrote:
Hello, sudo room
I am a Student visiting America from South Korea and participating in a George Washington University program for entrepreneurs. My team is researching safe and cost effective filaments for use in 3D pens and printers.
I am writing this email because I would like to talk to you about your experiences with 3D pens and 3D printers.
I know you're busy, but if you have about 15 minutes, I'd like to Zoom meet and hear the details.
please email me back at your convenience.