[Noisebridge-discuss] Holiday lights server whereabouts?

Ian Atha thatha at thatha.org
Mon Mar 15 00:43:27 UTC 2010

So, the other day there was some adhoc discussion about this and there
was this theory that was formulated:

During The Great Flood of 2010, when he had to move everything around
to have space to move the items from the hack shelves and member
shelves to safety, we moved the lights server.

I remember seeing it, and I remember it had a sticker. Maybe the
sticker got scraped off, or got damp and then fell off, during the

Eventually it was moved back to the hack shelves and is still there.
(You said that you and Rubin looked around a lot so . . .). Maybe
someone took it for his own hack. Maybe it was damaged during the
moving around and the person who found it is fixing it?

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:59, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
> Thanks Ian!
> After a reasonably deep search by myself and others (thanks Rubin!) I
> can't find the server.
> Nor can I find MCT's generously loaned camera. Or the power supply.
> The serial cable (which uses a non-standard connector) remained so
> someone physically unplugged it all.
> I will naively persist in the delusion that they were spirited away
> for safekeeping. If the kind individual who did so could return them
> to the shelf marked "JON F" it would be appreciated. Otherwise note
> that "moved so nobody can find it" is indistinguishable from "taken."
> I leave the reader to judge the relative excellence of that.
> While it is customary to cue the "this is why we can't have nice
> things" rant, I hope I don't need to instruct anyone in the tragedic
> tendency of the commons, like the accumulation of unwashed dishes or
> the disappearance of small cool things. This is inexorable as the
> second law of thermodynamics, and is a fact of life in a shared space.
>  But for anyone interested in NB as a place to make things happen, you
> should definitely figure that into your cost/benefit calculation. I
> certainly will.
> -J
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Ian Atha <thatha at thatha.org> wrote:
>> I recall finding it on the floor near the sewing area the day of the
>> "flood reorganization". I placed on top of a set of drawers near the
>> sewing are. I remember checking up on it a few days afterwards, as
>> well, say on Jan 26, or so.
>> I do remember seeing your name (or username?) on it.
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 17:38, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org> wrote:
>>> Stopping by the space today, I was displeased to notice that the
>>> server that used to run the holiday lights has disappeared, along with
>>> its power supply. (Its serial cable remains and is still attached at
>>> one end to the switcher box.)
>>> The server is a tiny Fit-PC, which was in the southwest corner on the
>>> sewing table against the wall. (It is too small to be in anyone's way,
>>> see picture: http://www.amazon.com/fit-PC-Slim-Diskless/dp/B001L4I9HK)
>>> This was a temporary loan for the lights, and I need it back for
>>> another project. If memory serves it has stickers with my name and its
>>> IP number on it.
>>> If anyone can clue me into its whereabouts I would appreciate it.
>>> Hopefully it was just moved during sewing or flood reorganization.
>>> -Jon
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