Mesh/14 May 2019

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People's Open Network Weekly Meeting - 14 May 2019 7:30pm-9pm

Agenda

  • Introductions and Meeting Roles (10 mins)
  • Check in on previous action items (5 mins)
  • Updates & Reportbacks (20 mins)
  • Next Sunday (5 mins)
  • Check in on ongoing projects (10 mins)
  • Solarpunk hotspots proposal
  • Proposal X: (15 mins)
  • Discussion Y: (15 mins)
  • Weekly updates/check-ins (10 mins)
  • Action Items (5 mins)
  • Breakout Groups

Introductions

Introduce yourself: Name; Preferred Pronoun; Icebreaker Response; BRIEF Announcements

  • Icebreaker question: If you had the ability to consume and digest any substance, what would you eat?
  • Facilitator/s: juul
  • Stacktaker:
  • Notetaker/s: benny
  • juul - he/him - i would eat poverty
    • eve - that's beautiful
  • eve - eve/she - pistachio ice-cream
  • null - he/him - i would eat turqoise-colored crayons
  • lesley - probably nothing, or light or electricity. if you never had to eat or shit again, would you still eat? i would like to keep the option to do both.
  • seth - he/they - healthy fish out of any body of water
  • benny - he/him - wildflowers, arbitrary plants/mushrooms w/o having to think about them being poisonous
  • tyler -(running late) yerba mate with no waste/dishes

Check in on previous action items

Check previous meeting minutes at https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Mesh/Minutes and paste action items below:

  • document battery-powered node in a waterproof bag @juul
  • revisit priorities brainstorm pad and report back @bennlich
    • forwarded to max. deprioritizing.
  • poke ryan about marina @tunabananas
  • create wiki page about EMF Radiation @sierk @tunabananas
  • any reply from LOLSpace? @tunabananas
  • schedule HE server install / hike @bennlich
    • trying to get in touch w/ HE contact. TBD.
  • create wiki page about EMF Radiation @sierk @tunabananas
  • update mailing list about next week's meeting @tunabananas
    • happened
  • maybe research antenna range calculator--people are always asking about that @bennlich
    • didn't do this yet

Weekly updates/check-ins

Check previous meeting minutes at https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Mesh/Minutes and paste weekly update items below:

  • Hurricane Electric
    • coveverd
  • Internet Archive link
    • Benny: AJ + Pam know someone who manages a bunch of tall buildings. Going to check and see if any of them are in locations that can see IA.
  • Marina
    • no updates
    • lesley: is this CAL sail or marina proper?
    • benny: I dunno
    • null: next open house is june 16th, sunday, 1--4pm
  • Paxio links
    • Benny: need to bug them again. Added to action items.
  • People's Park
    • juul: you can go during the day and connect to peoplesopen.net and there's internet! so that's a success. however, the system I brought crapped out (ayden brought it back). I think the USB adaptor broke. I want to get the more expensive modem.
    • benny: how is it currently working?
    • juul: using calyx hotspot w/o solar power. im stil working with them to figure out a way to do solar well. it's tricky to find a good sustainable spot for it. there's one light pole on NE corner we could try to use if we figure out the berkeley bureaucracy, though it's far from where people hang out.
  • Laptops
    • robb: we got some more donations of macbooks. 4/5 seem to work. some diagnosis work to do, and a bunch of distro to do.
  • Mobile Citizen

Other Updates & Reportbacks

Bugs/Technical

Recent issues: https://peoplesopen.net/issues. For a list of recent Github activity, see the widget at the bottom of https://peoplesopen.net/learn/development/.

  • benny: The auto-build wasn't working. Benny working on it.

Node Mounts & Outreach

Node Mounts Trello: https://trello.com/invite/b/DtzngKaM/49e1c21fc9da199fcdeceb8623b5117a/node-mounts

  • Pole mounting rules/fees -(juul)
    • Anybody want to do the same research in Berkeley? Go to the bureaucracy department in berkeley and ask someone about the process?
  • Richmond BART mounting opportunity (juul)
    • juul: pam was very helpful making drawings for it. I submitted drawings yesterday w/ write-up. The people who own the coworking space are going to talk to BART people. We'll see what happens!
  • @iamai Claremont Link - I can go back for install from June 1-14th . I'm gonna buy these support arms for the small pole. https://www.amazon.com/Support-Monopoles-DIRECTV-slimline-antenna/dp/B01CSWNRW0/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=dish+tv+support+arms&qid=1557891314&s=gateway&sr=8-2 - (Seth)
  • Rochdale Co-op - This Sunday!!? or any other day this week.I'm going out of town from May 20-30. Mount a tripod+nanobridge+short cabler run. Need cinderblocks for base.-Sethhttps://www.amazon.com/Support-Monopoles-DIRECTV-slimline-antenna/dp/B01CSWNRW0/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=dish+tv+support+arms&qid=1557891314&s=gateway&sr=8-2
  • 5th Ave - Put up two nanostations M2+M5+n600. M2 faces marina from land. Created a link to nulls nanostation from 5th ave.


Communications & Events

Comms Trello: https://trello.com/invite/b/f3ugMPNU/94033ee6c2cef93fc1b1637b727c902a/sudo-mesh-communications // Events Trello: https://trello.com/invite/b/Y3XfDK85/2b6fcb4fa92788609692a53a96fb4614/peoples-open-events


Internal Logistics / Finance

Internal Logistics & Bureaucracy Trello: https://trello.com/invite/b/LzVQlW3X/1bb8bd543c8633688175365d2554c2c2/internal-logistics-bureaucracy-brainstorms

  • Loomio for lease with Omni closes in less than 24 hours

Next Sunday

We host office hours every Sunday from 1-3pm in Sudo Room to talk to people, work on sudomesh projects, and schedule node mounts.

Solarpunk hotspots proposal

I (juul) propose that we install some solar powered 4G LTE WiFi hotspots on poles close to homeless communities and other public areas used by the homeless (like People's Park).

If the delay for approval isn't long then let's start with one location and expand.

Let's figure out where we want to mount: This is important since we'll have to specify when we apply for the permit.

Specs

Bill of Materials

Example Discussion Item

  • Gormavax: I wanna chat about the recent influx of spotted pigeon-dactyls in the Martian exosphere...


Action Items

Copy and paste from previous action items above, delete completed ones, and add new ones:

  • ping paxio again, forever @bennlich
  • make an 0.3.1 firmware release and add link to walkthrough @bennlich
  • poke ryan about marina @tunabananas
  • create wiki page about EMF Radiation @sierk @tunabananas
  • any reply from LOLSpace? @tunabananas
  • should we plan to go to cal sailing open house june 16th, sunday, 1--4pm -https://www.cal-sailing.org/activities/csc-open-house
  • e-mail jonah and ask about richmond street light internet @bennlich
  • berkeley light pole mounting research @robb
  • rochdale mount this sunday w/ movie night after?
  • maybe research antenna range calculator--people are always asking about that @bennlich
  • schedule HE server install / hike @bennlich

Breakout Groups

At the end of the meeting, break out into small groups to hack on or discuss specific topics.

  • fix lights in cage

Last Meeting Notes

End of Meeting