[Noisebridge-discuss] Tired of Noisebridge BS, As of Late

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Thu Feb 16 02:21:26 UTC 2012

I disagree about this, actually.  The floor back there needs to be kept
clear, otherwise people can't get to their shelves.  Also, "oogles" have
been storing their backpacks and rolly suitcases back there, which looks
like a perfectly reasonable place to store crap when it's already piled
high with techno-garbate.


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Dan Cote <terminationshok at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm sorry to say that I witnessed this happening, and said something and
> moved the stuff back. It was not an oogle, tweaker, or a random person who
> moved the stuff out of the member area and into the trash area. It was a
> few of our own fellow Noisebridgers who didn't want stuff on the floor in
> the member shelf area during the meeting last week. I had a feeling there
> may be repeat performance.
> I agree that the member shelves could be cleaner, but under no
> circumstances should things be put in the trash from that area. I'm sure
> there is a solution to cleaning the ancient cruft that doesn't involve the
> loss of the members' personal projects.
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>> So, I'm not sure if this came from "Hacker Alley being hacked", but I
>> was at Noisebridge the other night and found some of my belongings in
>> this big wooden crate by the e-waste area... getting ready to be
>> thrown out.
>> This was especially lame, as they were clearly labeled with my name
>> (photo attached).
>> It's becoming increasingly clear to me that Noisebridge has jumped the
>> shark somewhat. The people I find myself most running into there are
>> not into technology, hacking, or really Noisebridge. I've found them
>> to be mostly belligerent, uninterested in rational conversations, and
>> seemingly trying to push various political agendas.
>> I'm getting tired of seeing the Hackerspace that I worked so hard to
>> help build, fall apart, both socially and physically.
>> Like a radically-inclusive cell membrane in heavily-salinated water,
>> new influences are rushing in from all directions and we're beginning
>> to pop. The organelles that were keeping the cell working are being
>> pushed out, and I feel like we're falling apart.
>> I'm tired of fighting entropy all the time, just to keep the status quo.
>> I miss the Noisebridge I came to know and love.
>> The people and the technology are still out there -- we may be moving
>> apart, but I suspect we'll reform as the right conditions form.
>> Cheers,
>> jof
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