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* 10/21 Merry applied on 10/21 and is being blocked
 
* 10/21 Merry applied on 10/21 and is being blocked
 
** Marc heard they were banned for safe-space from noisebridge, but apparently it was never official.
 
** Marc heard they were banned for safe-space from noisebridge, but apparently it was never official.
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** <span style="color:maroon">Merry wants to withdraw their membership app for now and just participate as a guest in good faith. please do not discuss this at future meetings.</span>
 
* 10/28 Andrew applied, pondering ends November 25
 
* 10/28 Andrew applied, pondering ends November 25
 
* 11/04 Dane applied, pondering ends December 2
 
* 11/04 Dane applied, pondering ends December 2

Latest revision as of 17:20, 12 November 2015

Sudoroom Weekly Meeting Wednesday November 11, 2015

last week: https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2015-11-04

Intros

name, pronoun, message for sudoroom of the year 2020

  • Yar. Really sorry, I tried my best.
  • Julio. Keep on the good fight.
  • Gracie. Keep on truckin
  • Matt. y'all are still here???
  • kwaku. Work aimlessly and maybe you'll hit your target.
  • Korl. yay we finally got it clean & organized!
  • Brendan. UNplug from the brain!!
  • Mikola. I guess I have more questions
  • Cheong. Hey 2020! *with fist bump reaching out* like a 3d emoji 👊 http://emojipedia.org/fisted-hand-sign/ (hopefully this unicode character renders well in 2020... or renders at all...)
  • Sebastian. Hello future self in case you're around.
  • Sigma. If you can read this in 2020 congratulations
  • Lesley. I hope you're doing much ... idk. Aaron Schwartz asked "what is the most important thing you could be working on? If not, why aren't you?"
  • Sam. I was creating a musical piece called "ode to inferior technology" to encompass what it's like to perform on limited materials
  • Marc. Congratulations on still existing!
  • Jenny. I'll get back to you ... in 2020
  • Ari. I hope that mesh network comes together

Announcements

  • Yar: I really think we've gone downhill since we stopped projecting the pad on the wall.
  • Korl: IT'S COLD
  • Marc: this robot is really precise but only has 2 degrees of freedom so someone should hack it
  • Matt's working on a food trailer for Phat Beets (another omni collective) and now Sudoroom has an arc welder + supplies in working order.
  • We have quorum for the first time in months

New Members

https://sudoroom.org/wiki/New_Member_Script

Kwaku Farkye

  • 1.2 Would you like to briefly introduce yourself?
    • My name is Kwaku Farkye. I'm an entrepeneur. School at CalPoly San Luis Obispo? I like sports and taking risks and just being me I guess.
  • 1.3 How did you find sudo room?
    • Saw a booth at first friday, first thing i told myself was i'd walk up to a booth, and sudoroom was the first one.
  • 1.4 Why do you want to be a sudo room member?
    • interested in communities like this. when you put a lot of creative people together who're intereseted in [...] they can get a lot of things done, make a lot of new friends. good for people & the environment
    • I've been working on some coworkers to put together hackathon and hackdays for kids and youth and focus on diversity and science technology and engineering.
      • swag the hacker? swagger hacker? swag the hacker lion (on his shirt)
  • 1.5 What do you want to hack or learn at sudo room?
    • I guess I'd like to hack hacking, find people interested in the same objectives as me. learn how i can best accomplish those goals
  • 1.6 What do you want to share or teach at sudo room?
    • I can teach development I know a ton of languages and that's what my background is. I can teach engagement. I'm open to teach whatever is offered kinda thing. If you have something you wanna try to get done just throw me at it and if i'm good at it great and if not at least I'll give it a shot.
  • 1.7 What's your plan to abolish sexual violence, police brutality and white supremacy? in 10 words or less
    • I think it takes, economic change. Focus on minority issues and reperations.
  • 1.8 What's your plan to end the anthropocene extinction, world hunger, global warming and global inequality? in 10 words or less
    • idk i'll do my best, and buy people food
  • 1.9 What's your plan to ensure freedom and privacy of communication for all? in 10 words or less
    • I feel like I'm at a presidential debate.
    • let people voice their own opinions and listen to them
  • 1.10 What do you know about sudo room's values?
  • 1.11 What do you know about sudo room's history?
    • how long has it been around? about 4 years
    • what sort of projects? mesh network...
  • 1.12 What do you know about the Omni Commons' statement of solidarity?
    • I don't know much, I know this is a very community orientated place. I know there is a film project (Liberated Lens), but don't know much about it. I want to make a documentary, don't have film experience.
    • Yar reads the SoS - "yeah, I like that"
  • 1.13 What do you know about the Omni Commons' safer space policy?
    • Yar summarizes the safer space policy
    • cool
  • 1.14 Have you ever been banned from a hackerspace or any other collective?
    • no
  • 1.15 Are you a cop? An informant? A federal agent? An undercover cop? An undercover cat?
    • no. might be a cat
  • 1.16 What makes you happy?
    • cereal. frosted flakes. the sun. if you wanna know you should hang out with me sometime. there's a lot of things.
    • there's also a podcast called serial
  • 1.17 What are the best ways to contact you?
    • email, phone
  • 1.18 What is your schedule like? When are you usually available to donate volunteer hours?
    • most nights. i got a full time job. typically weekends. depends what needs doing, my ability at that time.
  • lives 10-15 minutes away
  • Matt: How to improve the process?
    • Was good, good icebreaker.

Gracie

  • 1.2 Would you like to briefly introduce yourself?
    • shitty developer by day, ADD serial learner by night who likes to read half of textbooks and never get anything done. That's why I'd like to participate here to keep me motivated. Interested in learning lower-level concepts like networks.
  • 1.3 How did you find sudo room?
    • Today I asked my friend if she knew of a hackerspace, she said sudoroom, while i was looking at it on Google.
  • 1.4 Why do you want to be a sudo room member?
    • A. Because I like the idea of a framework and a community. B. because I feel like I do a lot of consumption of a lot of other peoples opinions and not a lot of synthesis and discussion
  • 1.5 What do you want to hack or learn at sudo room?
    • Linux in general. I want to be more introduced to networking, kernel stuff, less hardware stuff.
  • 1.6 What do you want to share or teach at sudo room?
    • not sure how qualified but if you have questions about music or music technology i can maybe help with that!
      • Matt: Handy because we are a venue
  • 1.7 What's your plan to abolish sexual violence, police brutality and white supremacy? in 10 words or less
    • I'm not qualified to answer this yet
  • 1.8 What's your plan to end the anthropocene extinction, world hunger, global warming and global inequality? in 10 words or less
    • more chicken soup. recycle more.
  • 1.9 What's your plan to ensure freedom and privacy of communication for all? in 10 words or less
    • if we destroy all humans, does that count?
      • micolah: I think so, it's the null hypothesis
    • I'm so sorry...
  • 1.10 What do you know about sudo room's values?
  • 1.11 What do you know about sudo room's history?
    • can you name one piece of something that started out as junk and ended up less like junk?
      • the robot arm, tv, tables
      • marc: all of us
      • Marc: mesh network
      • Jenny explains mesh network
  • 1.12 What do you know about the Omni Commons' statement of solidarity?
    • 👍
    • *thumbs up, clap*
  • 1.13 What do you know about the Omni Commons' safer space policy?
    • heard bad stories about hackerspaces in general. so that sounds great, is heartening
  • 1.14 Have you ever been banned from a hackerspace or any other collective?
    • no
  • 1.15 Are you a cop? An informant? A federal agent? An undercover cop? An undercover cat?
    • no
  • 1.16 What makes you happy?
    • Generally grokking new concepts, feeling like i belong to something and rock-climbing
  • 1.17 What are the best ways to contact you? an
    • carrier pigeon.
  • 1.18 What is your schedule like? When are you usually available to donate volunteer hours?
    • evenings
  • lives in SF
  • Matt: Improvements about process?
    • Gracie: Understand the purpose, but feel beauty pageant about the 10 words or less questions. If someone has opinions, ferret them out by asking "do you have thoughts about xyz?"

Micolah

  • 1.2 Would you like to briefly introduce yourself?
    • I was a grad student, in computational geometry. Burned out on academics, decided to get a real job. Moved out here, to alleviate the terrible, terrible shame of not working for all these years, of resisting.
  • 1.3 How did you find sudo room?
    • Back in previous life, wrote much node.js. Know marina, substack, johnny, regulars, who aren't here right now.
  • 1.4 Why do you want to be a sudo room member?
    • Just want to find a place to get out of my apartment. Hoping for next cyberwizard institute to do a course/lecture.
  • 1.5 What do you want to hack or learn at sudo room?
    • I have a bunch of geometry stuff I've been working on. Sudomesh is interesting, distributed systems also.
  • 1.6 What do you want to share or teach at sudo room?
    • Almost did a phd, can do a lot of math, algorithms, data structures, systems, graphics programming.
  • 1.7 What's your plan to abolish sexual violence, police brutality and white supremacy? in 10 words or less
    • Destroy all humans.
      • Yar: That's brutal
      • Micolah: It would work
  • 1.8 What's your plan to end the anthropocene extinction, world hunger, global warming and global inequality? in 10 words or less
    • All right, here it is: Destroy all humans. It works right?
      • Matt: There are no wrong answers
  • 1.9 What's your plan to ensure freedom and privacy of communication for all? in 10 words or less
    • Going to double, triple down on this, destroy all humans.
      • Marc: what about the animals? they don't have the right to privacy of communication?
      • Micolah: they don't communicate
      • what kind of speciesist are you
      • Kwaku: That's how bees do it, whoever does the best dance becomes the queen and then they kill off the rest
  • 1.10 What do you know about sudo room's values?
  • 1.11 What do you know about sudo room's history?
  • 1.12 What do you know about the Omni Commons' statement of solidarity?
    • yeah it's good
  • 1.13 What do you know about the Omni Commons' safer space policy?
    • Sounds good to me.
  • 1.14 Have you ever been banned from a hackerspace or any other collective?
    • no
  • 1.15 Are you a cop? An informant? A federal agent? An undercover cop? An undercover cat?
    • No, not going to comment on the cat one.
  • 1.16 What makes you happy?
    • writing stuff. reading.
  • 1.17 What are the best ways to contact you?
    • irc or email
  • 1.18 What is your schedule like? When are you usually available to donate volunteer hours?
    • thursday nights for the javascript meetup
  • sam: define human
    • i don't know...
    • yar: uh oh
  • lives downtown
  • phd title would have been "analytic methods for geometric constraint solving
  • when are you gonna program the robot to carve big 3d sculptures out of rock?
    • could do that, might be fun
  • Daron: Who knows about clouds and visualization?
    • Micolah: I can show you some stuff.

meta discussion about what membership means

  • Can contribute through worktrade
  • Korl: Even just organizing once a week is great
  • Matt: We have never filled out our three month backlog/buffer financially
  • Yar: we did once. then we spent it on first/last/deposit at this place
  • Korl: Seems to work better if we ask each question and then all applicants answer before going to the next question.
  • Yar: Keep the sections separate!
  • Kwaku: What's stack?
    • Korl: It's a system for avoiding crosstalk where you put your name down and then you get a turn

pondering

  • Alex, Lef & Mari are now members! yay!
  • 10/21 Merry applied on 10/21 and is being blocked
    • Marc heard they were banned for safe-space from noisebridge, but apparently it was never official.
    • Merry wants to withdraw their membership app for now and just participate as a guest in good faith. please do not discuss this at future meetings.
  • 10/28 Andrew applied, pondering ends November 25
  • 11/04 Dane applied, pondering ends December 2

Rats and Mice

We have so many rats and mice (mostly rats) and we really need to deal with it.

  • Micolah: Also ants in the bathroom
  • Marc: They hide behind the robot control mechanism, and closet under stairs. Need to clean those areas, may be better to put high quality traps there before so we don't push them out. May get traps next week. How do people feel about this before next week? We have breathing shielding, masks, gloves,
    • Matt: Mari was going to post hack sudoroom event, but it sort of didn't happen. Maybe worth doing another attempt.
      • Jenny: I know Mari has breathing difficulty issues, so was that organizing or cleaning?
    • Marc: Going to put on the wiki where the traps are so people can track and then check on them occasionally. Peanut butter good, even better are pieces of meat.
    • Jake: I think we should make traps. Should do this on hardware hacking tuesdays. I have killed rats many different ways.
    • Yar: I can confirm four different ways Jake has killed rat.
    • Matt makes suggestive hand motions about rats going in holes.
    • Jake: In the dinosaur age there were rats the size of dogs. They weren't called that though.

CAPITOLIST financials

  • Nov rent and utilities already paid
  • Currently in bank acct: $2,281.98 + $286.80 transferring from Paypal = $2568.78
  • Monthly Expenses: $2350
  • Stripe (10/1 - 11/1): $1,703 (41 members)
  • Paypal / Gratipay (10/1 - 11/1): $874.11
  • Jake: what percentage of our members are giving monthly dues?
    • probably a low percentage but nobody knows [citation required]
    • Matt: Of those 41 contributing members, don't know how many are actually members. Of 75 on roster, many are not really members, not in state, etc.
    • Jake: So let's send out a email. We set up a mailing list, got hung up on composing letter, didn't want to send from personal address.
      • Matt: Should send from server.
      • Yar: Sudohumans was supposed to do this. See below in the notes which was actually said outloud several minutes ago but is below for some reason
  • Marc: working on upgrading app so it does notifications when people stop paying. If anyone wants to hack on sudo humans, it's on github.
  • Matt: There is also a peer to peer protocol, hacked with substack, info on wiki.

Party

  • Daron wants to throw a party on the 28th at 8:30. No alcohol provided. RSVP via emailing rsvp@omnicommons.org
    • Yar: We want it to be sponsored by sudoroom so we don't need insurance.
    • Daron: Yeah, sudoroom is in
    • Daron: It's in the ballroom
    • sudoroom members in favor: yar, daron, matt, jenny, marc, brendan, sigma, sam, jake, patrick

end

  • please leave this here along with some whitespace :)