[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge: Death and Taxes
jim at systemateka.com
Tue Dec 21 19:21:36 UTC 2010
As to the PG&E bill, we should deprecate using space
heaters. most of the heat ( == energy == current == $$$)
rises into the ceiling sunlight wells.
also, thanks to michael kan's favorite temperature
detector, we can see that circuits for both heaters and
the old, inefficient flourescent ceiling lamps are
carrying lots of current. 't will save one or two
hundred a month if we break the consecutive series of
light fixtures up so we use fewer.
rather than light up the entire space, maybe light
up specific work areas when we're using them (and
unlight them as we leave).
we can save a little more if we install more modern
flourescent light fixtures.
assuming someone donates sufficient LEDs, we can
save even more by using LED lights.
the circuits for the rack room are carrying a fair
amount of current. perhaps not everything in the rack
should be on 24/7?
any use of heat is expensive. cooking, too. eat raw
maybe we can put out energy jars here and there and
ask people using lights, computers, cooking, etc. to
chip in? (maybe with instructions not to use the money
to buy light bulbs.)
i can (and will) deal with some of this. i can do
more work more quickly with some help. please email
ON LIST if you can volunteer to help with the above.
On Mon, 2010-12-20 at 23:56 -0800, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 06:52:13PM -0800, Patrick Keys wrote:
> > Okay, this is at least starting to get constructive.
> Um, we've been being constructive for quite a while, I thought. :)
> Glad you could join the party!
> > Right now, we got about $5400.
> That's just our Wells Fargo account -- there's a nontrivial amount in
> Paypal too, although I don't have access to get the actual number -- but
> yes, that's a good baseline.
> > * Have we paid bills for January yet?
> Best person to answer these questions is our treasurer Kelly, who's
> stuck in London due to weather, last I heard. But I'll take a shot at
> I'm pretty sure we haven't paid any of the monthly expenses for January.
> AFAIK those consist of
> - rent ($3600)
> - trash ($120 or something? I vaguely remember seeing a bill at some
> - PG&E (variable, as high as $750)
> - DSL ($100 IIRC)
> > * When are January bills due?
> Dunno. Except the rent is due on the 1st, I remember that much.
> Doesn't seem like we're going to scrape bottom in January, though, so
> I'm not worried about due dates in January. (Due dates in February I am
> worried about...)
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