[Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status

jim jim at well.com
Mon Nov 28 16:48:41 UTC 2011

    i'll bring mine. what we need before using the bender 
is a plan. 

On Sun, 2011-11-27 at 23:18 -0800, Ben Kochie wrote:
> 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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