[svlug] (forw) Re: [conspire] CABAL meetings of the apocalypse, Saturday, Sept. 12, 4pm

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Sep 12 12:08:40 PDT 2020


The first virtual meeting of CABAL, the LUG that normally meets in West
Menlo Park.  There will be no special topic, though I might give a
briefing about my experience installing in a tearing hurry and
administering Jitsi Meet on Amazon EC2 to provide one of major functions
of the recent World Science Fiction Convention ('Worldcon') in
Wellington, New Zealand, when it was obliged to operate as the
first-ever virtual Worldcon.


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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 00:26:42 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: conspire at linuxmafia.com
Subject: [conspire] CABAL meetings of the apocalypse, Saturday, Sept. 12, 4pm
Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.

Hi ho!  Seeing that the world is falling apart, the sky is the 
colour of a dead television channel, and the air is barely breathable, 
let's get together on Jitsi Meet!


CABAL Virual Edition:  Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, 4pm - 8pm Pacific
Daylight Time.[1]

Where?  Here, via videoconferencing:  http://meet.jit.si/cabal 


You will need:

o  Computer w/supported Web browser.  Best results reported with:
      o  Chromium
      o  Chrome
      o  Microsoft Edge v. 79.0.309 or later
      o  (some others, e.g., Firefox, might work but are not guaranteed)

o  A computer with mic and speakers/headphones.  Headphones/earbuds
   are recommended (because they avert audio feedback loops).

Upon joining @ that URL, your browser will probably ask if the page 
may have permission to connect to your microphone and speaker.  Say yes.


If you haven't done computer videoconferencing before:

o  You can check your setup for problems at https://test.webrtc.org/ .
   (Don't worry about minor bobbles like 'Reflexive connectivity'
   getting dinged.)

o  You might want to show up 15 minutes early, to thrash out problems.
   (Problems are common during first-time videoconferencing.)


I will have fresh garlic bread and other home cooking.  You probably won't,
unless you're in my household, but, hey, that's the year 2020 for you.
I expect we'll continue with 2nd Saturday 4-8 pm online CABAL meetings
for the duration of the Martian Death Flu.

When will reality get restored?  Haha.  "Der mentsh trakht un got lakht."


I will promise with extreme insincerity to give a prize to the farthest
flung videoconfercing participant.  Astronauts calling from the ISS
will automatically win.


[1] If not in the Pacific Daylight Time time zone, check using 
https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/  Or try something lik this Bourne shell
recipe (tested on Debian):

:r! grep worldclock .bashrc
    alias worldclock='zdump America/{Los_Angeles,Mexico_City,New_York,Sao_Paulo} Europe/{London,Berlin,Moscow} Asia/Calcutta PRC Japan Australia/{Perth,Melbourne}'

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Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 00:47:41 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: conspire at linuxmafia.com
Subject: Re: [conspire] CABAL meetings of the apocalypse, Saturday, Sept. 12,
	4pm
Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.

Quoting Rick Moen (rick at linuxmafia.com):

> CABAL Virual Edition:  Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, 4pm - 8pm Pacific
> Daylight Time.[1]
> 
> Where?  Here, via videoconferencing:  http://meet.jit.si/cabal 


Forgot to say:  If you can't (or would rather not) videoconference in,
via Web browser, you can _instead_ join audio-only by dialing in
telephonically.  

Call-in numbers and access PIN follow.

PIN: 3654 3335 40

Country     Dial-in Number
US          +1.512.647.1431
UK          +44.203.885.2179
France      +33.1.87.21.0005
Germany     +49.89.380.38719
Netherlands +31.85.208.1541
Spain       +34.932.205.409
Canada      +1.437.538.3987
Australia   +61.8.7150.1136
Brazil      +55.21.3500.0112
Japan       +81.3.4510.2372
Switzerland +41.61.588.0496


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