[Noisebridge-discuss] [Build] Wall idea for classroom

jim jim at well.com
Wed Nov 30 02:00:03 UTC 2011

    Just for clarity, the linux sys adm group meets 
on tuesdays from 3 to 6; there's a C and assembler 
on Linux study group on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 or 
so. There's a linux user group meeting every 
wednesday from 6 to 8. 

    As to the other things you've mentioned, others 
also have ideas they want to bring to the place; 
like shelves on the walls and a projector and audio 
in the turing classroom--available for anybody to 
use, of course. seems right to collaborate on shared 
ideas, yes? 

    We've been maintaining a two-host LAN in Turing 
for over a year, powered off almost all the time as 
a matter of courtesy to the NB electric bill. it needs 
a small switch on the west wall and on the east wall. 

   (sigh) judging from the email, i'm guessing there 
will be at least one discussion item for tonight's 

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 17:14 -0800, Rubin Abdi wrote:
> jim wrote, On 2011-11-29 16:54:
> >    shelves can be handy for 
> > * network switches and cables for a local LAN 
> We're (I'm) planning on dropping a bunch of ethernet jacks in that room,
> to the point where having switches there shouldn't be needed. If you'd
> like a switch for a lab lan to test with, I can understand that. A bunch
> of us are trying really hard to make the network more reliable and part
> of this is simplifying things with having less devices (such as
> switches) every on the network.
> > * books pertaining to current projects
> We do have a library, that you built!
> > * cables for audio, projector, LAN, power strips 
> I have a plan for all of this, lemmy start a thread on a new table
> design I'd like for us to totally steal from Metrix Create Space up in
> Seattle.
> > * people's shit that they bring in for a session (and take out after) 
> This sort of stuff can go on tables and on the backs of chairs and on
> the floor.
> > * computers, audio equipment, projector 
> The classrooms should really not host any public computer terminals.
> People go in there, plop down and then make it slightly harder for
> others to use the room for class specific stuff.
> We're (again I'm) planning to mount projectors to the walls, along with
> some smaller speakers and all cables run along the walls and dressed
> properly.
> >     Maestro's already brought in a blue bin to store Linux 
> > Study Group stuff (meets every Tuesday at 3 PM and has done 
> > so since 83C). I really don't like the idea of anything on 
> > the floors because things tend to stay there and hide mouse 
> > traffic: shelves are way better, much easier to piss people 
> > off and maintain order and cleanliness. 
> I'm with you on not leaving anything on the floor. What I'm saying is
> let's just keep the classrooms as exactly that. A room with tables and
> chairs, lights, power, internet, projector, white boards, that's
> _shared_ with multiple groups utilizing it to teach classes and give
> presentations, talks, etc.
> >     i'm thinking of putting back the power rail in the ceiling 
> > so's for easy power of a mid-room table. Maybe a big sign that 
> Jim, I've got a million and one things I want to do for the space, one
> of which is designing a new table power and light thing that I'm sort of
> stealing from Metrix. Let me start that thread and we can discuss such
> things.
> But please, it would be awesome if the classrooms turned into a shared
> resource again for teaching for all different groups, and not just a
> cave for the Linux Users Group or where people camp out at and make it
> harder for others to use the space.
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