April 29th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
All meetings on hold due to Covid-19.
- Boston (jokeefe)
- Worcester (Malt)
- Lowell (Joe)
- Boston Pride Festival (emailed them that we transferred our table to 2021)
- table booked
- setup signup sheet
- Need to purchase insurance
- Need volunteer sign up form
- Tie to an activity, mapping the CCTV cameras in Boston or along the Pride parade route?
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
- srevilak/jokeefe working on sign up form.
- Joe Location still being worked on.
No clue where things are now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right to Repair
- out of committee
- next email will urge supporters to call their state senator/rep. and urge them to support it
- see if people willing to setup meeting with reps.
Facial Recognition and other bills still in committee.
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- Summer 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
- Summer 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNe Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 5/?, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
21:00 <@jokeefe> Surprised, not surprised https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/after-one-tweet-to-president-trump-this-man-got-69-million 21:02 <@jokeefe> how are you? 21:04 <@jokeefe> Agenda https://masspirates.org/wiki/April_29th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:04 <@jokeefe> ids 21:04 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:04 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:05 < srevilak> Back in the old days, the lottery was conducted differently 21:06 <@jokeefe> Joe won’t be able to make it and I guess Malt might not be able to do so as well 21:06 < srevilak> quiet meeting then 21:06 < srevilak> I spent a portion of the last two hours on a virtual town hall, re our upcoming elections 21:07 <@jokeefe> how is that going? 21:07 < srevilak> Lots of it will likely be done via mail 21:07 < srevilak> town will mail postcards out to all registered voters, to make it easy to request mail in ballot 21:07 < srevilak> Fill out postcard, sign, drop in mail 21:08 <@jokeefe> nice! 21:09 < srevilak> Yeah, ma state legislature passed legislation to allow vote by mail this election 21:09 < srevilak> sec of state office filed legislation (not passed) to extend for rest of the year 21:09 < srevilak> My state rep is filing legis to make it permanent 21:09 <@jokeefe> good to see the town is being proactive in telling people about it 21:09 <@jokeefe> wonderful 21:10 < srevilak> they're doing a good job 21:11 <@jokeefe> Looks like the pirateirc webchat is down, so Malt cannot get in 21:12 < srevilak> oh dear. 502 is not a happy number :( 21:13 <@jokeefe> yes 21:15 <@jokeefe> I haven’t sent an email update or blog post on the computer donations yet. Hope to have it by this weekend. Did you get a chance to create the web form? 21:16 < srevilak> no - I forgot :( 21:16 < srevilak> will work on it later in week 21:16 <@jokeefe> thank you. 21:16 * srevilak puts sticky note on monitor 21:17 <@jokeefe> good plan 21:17 < Malt> Hello 21:17 < Malt> It worked! 21:17 <@jokeefe> oh great 21:18 < srevilak> yay! 21:18 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:18 < Malt> So how yall doin? 21:19 < srevilak> not bad 21:19 <@jokeefe> tired. Wish we had the pandemic under control 21:19 < Malt> Yeah we're going to get forces open too soon and millions gonna die 21:20 <@jokeefe> This is going to last a long time 21:21 <@jokeefe> srevilak and I are working on the computer donations items from last week 21:21 < srevilak> On the bright side, one can still find kitty litter in pet stores 21:21 < srevilak> unlike toilet paper 21:21 <@jokeefe> Pemberton 21:22 <@jokeefe> on mass ave, cambridge 21:22 < srevilak> Worse comes to worse, I'll order a pallet, share with neighbors 21:22 < Malt> I couldn't get yeast so I found the biggest box of bisquick they had 21:23 <@jokeefe> better to do that now. you are looking at two week delay 21:23 < srevilak> Malt: bakeries. Ones around here are selling flour and yeast, in addition to baked stuff 21:23 <@jokeefe> yes, yeast is hard to find. one place had it, but would only give out one packet each. 21:25 < Malt> I think the biggest nearby bakery is tabletalk 21:25 <@jokeefe> isn’t that pretty big? 21:25 <@jokeefe> no smaller bakeries? 21:26 < Malt> Some. Decent Brazilian places 21:27 < srevilak> We've been using http://www.hi-risebread.com/ 21:27 < srevilak> Malt: in worst case, I can mail some to you 21:28 < Malt> Thanks but Gabe wants to try wild sourdough 21:29 <@jokeefe> unfortunately, the local pie/bakery closed during the pandemic 21:29 < srevilak> was that Petsi? 21:29 <@jokeefe> yes 21:29 < Malt> Boo 21:29 < srevilak> they had good stuff 21:30 <@jokeefe> they do 21:30 <@jokeefe> Since we have most of us, what should be the pirate policy on the pandemic and economic collapse? 21:31 < Malt> We had it coming 21:31 <@jokeefe> basic income, medicare for all 21:31 < srevilak> distance, wear masks, wash hands 21:31 < srevilak> and what jokeefe said 21:32 < Malt> Can't go back to what wehad 21:32 < srevilak> sure we can. It will just take a few years 21:33 <@jokeefe> https://pluralistic.net/2020/04/29/banjo-nazis/#butchery 21:33 <@jokeefe> Enforce the anti-trust laws 21:34 < Malt> Banjo nazis 21:35 < Malt> Quite the url 21:35 <@jokeefe> decentralizing our food and medical supply system 21:36 < Malt> We need to put homeless in hotels 21:38 < Malt> Halt evictions 21:38 <@jokeefe> Agree. Chelsea has been hit hard. Overcrowding is part of it. We need to get better housing for so many more. 21:39 <@jokeefe> Evictions have been halted, but at least in CA, the bankers are illegally selling foreclosed houses 21:39 < srevilak> One of the things that surprised me: as of this last week, Lexington's infection rate was the same as Somerville 21:40 <@jokeefe> wow 21:41 < Malt> As tests ramp up I think we'll find a shocking amount of adu 21:41 < Malt> Asymptomatic survivors 21:41 <@jokeefe> expect so 21:44 <@jokeefe> excess profits tax 21:44 < Malt> Internet as utility 21:45 <@jokeefe> absolutely 21:45 < srevilak> yup 21:47 <@jokeefe> we still good for recording on Sunday 7pm? 21:47 < Malt> Sure 21:48 < srevilak> yup 21:49 <@jokeefe> that is all I have. anything else? 21:49 < srevilak> motion to adjourn? 21:49 < Malt> 2nd 21:50 <@jokeefe> aye 21:50 <@jokeefe> have a wonderful night 21:50 < Malt> Nighy pals 21:51 < srevilak> will post transcript