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

Liz Henry liz at bookmaniac.org
Sat Aug 20 15:39:15 UTC 2011

I have an account on the Noisebridge blog but would like to have admin 
status on it (rather than just "author") so that I can add Kelly and 

- Liz

> 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
> do.
> -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
> blog.noisebridge.
> 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?
> -Kelly
> 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


Liz Henry
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