Factotum is now Two Bit Labs

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in working | No Comments

I’ve joined forces with my good friend and colleague Todd Huss to form Two Bit Labs, and to keep things manageable I’ve migrated all of my blog posts over to our new site. If you followed the old feed, it will redirect here, so you should continue to get updates on the new blog without […]

Coworking review roundup

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in working | No Comments

Well, I’ve hit all the downtown coworking spots I could find in SF and Berkeley (if you can recommend one I’ve missed, post a comment here or drop me an email at coworking [at] factotum [dot] me. There are at least a few more in the Mission and Potrero Hill, which I’ve ruled out as […]

Coworking review: Sandbox Suites

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in working | No Comments

My latest stop on the SF coworking tour was Sandbox Suites. They have 3 locations: SOMA, Union Square, and Berkeley. I checked out all 3 locations. Sandbox Suites is on the expensive side, but it’s also the best fit I’ve found so far. Having access to sites on both sides of the bridge is a […]

Coworking review: Nextspace

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in working | One Comment

Updated 11/3: there are now some fixed desks available, and I corrected the con about the conference room–you do get 4-8 hours a month free with a paid membership. After spending a few hours at The Hub, I headed over to check out Nextspace at 2nd and Market. Nextspace has the feel of a well-funded […]

Coworking review: The Hub SOMA

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in working | No Comments

After spending a few days at Citizen Space and Berkeley Coworking, I headed to The Hub SOMA. The Hub is an interesting setup–it’s a loosely affiliated network of coworking spaces around the world, and focuses on people working for social and environmental change. I’m not sure what the real benefit of the network is, as […]

Coworking review: Berkeley Coworking

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in working | One Comment

My second coworking experience was Berkeley Coworking, on Shattuck near Ashby BART in Berkeley. I was hoping to find an East Bay option where I could drop in once a week or so, as I expect to spend most of my time in San Francisco. Berkeley Coworking had a garage startup feel–pretty plain decor, even […]

Coworking review: Citizen Space

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in working | 2 Comments

Updated 10/30: I moved price from con to pro after checking out more spaces I’m making the rounds of the coworking spaces in San Francisco and the East Bay over the next couple of weeks to see if it’s a good option for me, and compare the options. My first stop was Citizen Space in […]