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

jim jim at systemateka.com
Fri Feb 4 17:29:09 UTC 2011

    i don't get it. i'm involved with three different 
groups that have used the turing classroom for over a 
year. isky and his computer have never posed a problem 
for us and occasionally have benefitted us, as someone 
in the group got to use isky's computer rather than be 
    is this campaign a matter of trying to solve a 
problem that doesn't exist? i.e. impose some discipline 
based on a policy just 'cause? 

    i like that isky and his computer remain where 
they have been: they've served more needs than just 
our groups, i see them as a resource that does good 
and absolutely no harm. 

    please explain the problem that's occurred or 
occurring if there is one. 

    better yet, please drop this campaign until there's 
a problem that is affecting a bunch of people not on 
a theoretical or policy basis. 

On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 21:33 -0800, Albert Sweigart 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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