[Noisebridge-board] Noisebridge Blog! I wants it!

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 05:34:12 UTC 2011

I'm kind of amazed that everyone finds this, the status quo, to be
acceptable and not at all bizarre. I'm trying to wrap my head around
this so bear with me.

I think that I have no interest in Noisebridge Planet. It aggregates
blog posts from noisebridgey people. I don't have a blog, and thus do
not care to have my blog aggregated in the Noisebridge Planet.

I'm also not into segregating the noisebridge darkroom projects into a
separate blog. Thanks though.

It sounds like Andy is saying that posts about projects being done at
Noisebridge are more appropriate to go on Planet than on
blog.noisebridge. I disagree with this. blog.noisebridge has very
little on it, which speaks poorly of us, and what it does have on it
are more or less Noisebridge projects. In any case, I'd like to blog
about other people's noisebridge projects as well.

So, I think to sum up my goals:

-I'd like to blog about things going on at Noisebridge.
-I don't really have any interest in having my own blog where I
like... cultivate my personality and stuff or whatever it is bloggers
-Most of the Noisebridge things I'd like to blog about are
project-centered, but honestly everything at noisebridge is
project-centered to me.
-I'd like to do this on blog.noisebridge

I would prefer not to have a public blog and have noisebridge
aggregate it into blog.noisebridge, but I can register a wordpress
account if that's the only way we're doing it. I was under the
impression though that some people can just log in and blog on

I can bring this up at a meeting if people want to discuss it, but it
seems like thus far everything has been done very back-channel.
Actually, I'd add to my goals that I'd like to make a wiki page
explaining how our blog works and how to get on it. Is that a bad
idea? Do we like it being a closed process that only the cool kids
know about?


On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 16:06, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> Sort response because I'm about the pass out.
> blog.noisebridge.net can suck in rss feeds just like planet can. It works,
> it sucked in anything off of my blog tagged with Noisebridge, as it does
> with a couple other members.
> I'll be happy to have it read off of any syndicated rss feed of yours or
> give you a full fledged account to post from in the morning.
> You could post on blog.noisebridge.net then have a feed with only your
> content from there syndicated to the planet. Woah meta...
> --
> Rubin Abdi
> rubin at starset.net
> Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 01:19:25PM -0700, Kelly wrote:
>> > This is all I could find on the wiki:
>> > https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Planet_Noisebridge
>> >
>> > But I had a random conversation at noisebridge recently wherein
>> > someone insisted that I could get an account on... wordpress.. (mumble
>> > mumble) ...
>> >
>> > I don't have a blog that I can provide rss through right now and I'm
>> > not starting one just to blog for noisebridge but I have so much
>> > blogging to do! Like for instance all this awesome color development
>> > we've been doing in the noisebridge darkroom!
>> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/httf/6044540829/in/set-72157626582183579/
>> > We are such badasses!
>> And the blog needs more pretty photos!
>> There are two separate things -- the planet, and the noisebridge blog.
>> planet is an aggregator of blogs by individuals and projects at
>> Noisebridge.  What you're describing is perfect for that!  Just set up a
>> wordpress blog and do your blogging there, and then send email to
>> rack at lists giving the RSS URL and we'll add you to the planet.  It's
>> super easy to set up a blog on wordpress.com and go from there.
>> blog.noisebridge.net is a blog *about* noisebridge, rather than focused
>> on any particular projects or whatever.  If you'd like to post there,
>> that's certainly doable -- rubin manages the accounts for it AFAIK --
>> but it might be more appropriate to have a standalone blog to link to
>> it.
>> If you want to have a fancy domain name like darkroom.noisebridge.net,
>> we can do that!  Just tell me what address to CNAME it to.  This costs a
>> few bucks a year on wordpress.com but may be free or cheaper on other
>> hosts.  (This also interoperates fine with the planet, so posts can show
>> up in both places.)
>> -andy

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