[Noisebridge-discuss] personal computers at Noisebridge (was Re: Missing Green Bike /w Red Grips.)

Gian Pablo Villamil gian.pablo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 05:51:35 UTC 2011

I'm at NB a lot during the day, and I don't know of anyone who has been
inconvenienced by Isky, or his computer.

People who hold classes in that classroom don't seem to have any issues,
they just hold their classes.

People who use his computer don't seem to have issues, he doesn't interrupt
them and they carry on.

All of my interactions with him have been positive, and he seems to be a
good presence in the space. He does seem to take care to make his conduct

Frankly if someone were telling me to change my behavior, when it was not
causing any harm or inconvenience, I would blow them off too.

I'm not particularly bothered by whether other people in the space are doing
projects or not. It's more fun and better for the space if people are doing
interesting projects, but it is no skin off my back if they are just on
Facebook, or playing games. I'm not going to invest the time and effort to
audit the worthiness of what people do in the space, as long as they stay
out of my hair. There are a LOT of people at Noisebridge who don't seem to
have projects, and it is not my role to harass them for it. Maybe they're
taking a break, maybe they're thinking.

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rather than try to change everyone else, it would be easier if Isky
> moved his computer out of the classroom, or just moved it home instead
> of using Noisebridge as his personal long-term storage for his
> larger-than-a-member-shelf things.
> Isky was asked by multiple people to move his computer somewhere else,
> and he just blows them off. Isky gets asked by multiple people to
> actually work on projects instead of just using the space as his
> living room, and he just blows them off. I don't think the problem is
> people not being assertive enough with him.
> Isky is going to continue to do whatever he wants. Sometimes that fits
> well with others, sometimes it doesn't. But that doesn't influence
> Isky's behavior.
> -Al
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Liz Henry <liz at bookmaniac.org> wrote:
> > On 2/3/11 5:44 PM, Shannon Lee wrote:
> >
> >>> The trouble is, Turing is currently
> >>> *always* in use, because someone's always camped on that PC."
> >
> > I don't think that's a trouble! It means the room is in use and
> > someone's around keeping an eye on things. That's good!  I like the
> > people camped on desktops in various rooms. I like it that there are
> > people who spend all day at Noisebridge. They end up being awesome
> > custodians of the space and should get respect for that.
> >
> > People who have trouble asking other people to move out of the room
> > because a group wants to use it for a class, could ask other
> > Noisebridgers to give them an extra class for role-playing out assertive
> > and polite ways to ask, as practice.
> >
> > I'd happily teach that class (once I am over this month-long bronchitis)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > - Liz
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Liz Henry
> > lizhenry at gmail.com
> > http://bookmaniac.org
> > http://badgermama.com
> >
> >
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