[Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Mon Nov 28 07:17:13 UTC 2011

Hey Shannon, thanks to you and everyone else
for improving the space! I've been a long time
Church room enthusiast and was gonna use it
to give a little workshop tomorrow around 7pm,
but if it's in disarray I'd rather show up and help
out with something. So if there's a task I could
take on let me know. Like, what are some basic
things the Church room needs at this point, or
will by tomorrow night?


On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> Hi Noisebridge,
> The walls around both classrooms and the shop have been extended to the
> ceiling.
> Sheetrocking is complete; mudding & taping was ongoing when I left a couple
> of hours ago, but everything was winding down, and I suspect that it's done
> for the night; when last I looked, Church and Turing were mudded, and much
> of the outside was mudded; the shop still needs to be mudded inside and out.
>  I will likely not be back to this until this weekend, but anyone else who
> wants to mud is more than welcome to do so; and of course, after mudding
> comes sanding, and after sanding comes...
> Painting:
> We bought a 5 gallon bucket of primer, which I plan to put up sometime,
> maybe next weekend; but honestly, we really, really don't need any more vast
> expanses of white walls.  Someone who has a Vision of what the walls should
> look like, and the artistic skill to execute said vision, should make them
> be something other than white.  We really need some color on those walls.
>  Murals are totally welcome, simple non-white color schemes are equally
> welcome, but someone for God's sake do something.
> Power and Lights:
> Turing and Church are without light.  The shop has the light over the
> central work bench, and during the day is well-served by its skylight, but
> at night it's very dark. The neon lighting which has been serving the
> classrooms and the shop was in two long banks of lights which ran
> continuously over the three rooms; they had to be broken up in order to
> allow for walls to be installed.  I understand that there's a plan in place
> to make the remaining lights light up; Jim even expressed a revolutionary
> idea whereby the lights in a particular room would be controlled by a switch
> *in that room* so that the people occupying the room could control their
> need for artifical light.
> The power rail above the table in the shop is still powered; the rail has
> been removed from Church and Turing -- again, to make way for walls.  Turing
> is well-served by its own 20-amp circuit and a *lot* of outlets at various
> convenient leves; Chuch, however, currently has no power of any kind.  I
> believe there is a plot afoot to power it, as well as to mount a projector
> and projector screen back there.
> If you'd like to be involved in getting power and lights where power and
> lights should go, I refer you to Jim's missive on the topic in a previous
> email thread, as well as to Jim, SuperQ and Miloh, who are all variously
> working on this stuff.
> Doors:
> Doors are needed for the shop, and possibly for Turing and the Turing-Church
> Intra-Classroom Door.  The big doorway leading to the shop needs (ideally)
> double swinging doors, of the type you find in restraunt kitchen and
> hospital settings; the other doors should all (in the best of all possible
> worlds) have portholes, or windows, or be made of glass, because nobody
> wants to have their class or meeting constantly interrupted by people
> opening the door to see if anybody's in there.  SuperQ is at work on the
> door problem; feel free to contact him.
> Lots of people showed up this weekend to help out, more than I can name
> here, but including a one-armed Bandit, a small army of purple-haired women,
> and an stray 9-year-old girl who came in with her parents after having heard
> Mitch on NPR and was put to work mudding.  Kaya deserves a special shout-out
> for the use of her truck for hauling everything; Danny for getting this
> moving, and for paying for a lot of it; and Jurgen and Zack for basic
> unflappability.
> As I said, many more people were involved to one extent or another, and I
> can think of at least one person whose name I've just flat forgotten; thank
> you to all of you for having shown up and Just Done It when it needed to
> Just Be Done.
> There is more still to Just Do; if you want a task, just ask, and one shall
> be given.
> --S
> --
> Shannon Lee
> (503) 539-3700
> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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