[Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status

Ben Kochie superq at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 07:18:12 UTC 2011

What we need right now is a conduit bender so we can get to work on the lights.

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 23:17, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> 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?
>  mike
> 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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