August 8th, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Other To Dos
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Right of Repair Meetup
9/15-17 Freedom Rally
9/9 Worcester Pride Parade
Entry fee is $20.
8/19 Pirate Picnic
Near Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Schedule:
- noon-1pm: food and training;
- 1pm-2:30pm: map cameras;
- 2:30pm-3:30pm: come back and debrief.
blog post Facebook event Email act-ma
- Post to other event listings
- call members (jokeefe, Malt, Joe, Matt, Aaron)
- make poster - asked designer, jokeefe will follow
- put up posters
- write how-tos
- post press release
Possible picnic in Worcester on 9/30.
Planning for 2018 Elections
Other To Dos
S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017
Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)
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.
- Review regular IRC meeting day. Poll sent to email list - Sent (jokeefe)
- email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
- finish setup of myBB (jokeefe)
- install mattermost as slack alternative (jokeefe)
Mayfirst is looking at setting up a Discourse instance we could use.
- 8/19, noon-3:30pm, Pirate Picnic/Surveillance Camera Mapping Outing, Boston Common, Boston
- 8/30, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 9/15-17, Freedom Rally, Sign Up Form
- 9/19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- 9/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 10/4, Wikileaks' 10th Birthday Party
- 10/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 11/4, 11am-2pm, South Boston Cryptoparty, South Boston BPL Branch, 646 East Broadway
- 11/8, City Election Day
- 11/11-12, Boston Anarchist Bookfair, Boston University George Sherman Union
- 11/29, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
- 12/17, Chelsea Manning's Birthday
- 12/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
See: 2017 calendar
Moved picnic to near the boston common visitors center.
Right of Repair Meetup was well attended. They have bills before the legislature and a hearing in September. We can help get people call legislators to support it.
Will get a table for Freedom Rally. Joe will register it. jokeefe will email out the details.
8/19 Pirate Picnic - jokeefe will post a draft Press release and followed up with the designer about the poster
[9:02pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_8th,_2017_IRC_Meeting [9:02pm] papegaai: Title: August 8th, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) [9:02pm] jokeefe: Anything to add? [9:03pm] Malt: Yes, sorry [9:03pm] Malt: there's an alt-right rally in Boston [9:04pm] jokeefe: ok [9:04pm] Malt: Aug 19th, called the "free speech rally" [9:04pm] Malt: `2-5 [9:04pm] papegaai: Malt: Error: "2-5" is not a valid command. [9:04pm] Malt: 12-5 [9:04pm] jokeefe: where? [9:04pm] Malt: the common [9:05pm] Joe: O my [9:05pm] Malt: gavin mcinnes, augustus invictus, based stickman [9:05pm] Joe: It could be interesting [9:05pm] Malt: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheNewRight/comments/6r4e3h/boston_free_speech_rally_august_19th/ [9:05pm] papegaai: Title: Boston Free Speech Rally - August 19th! : TheNewRight (at www.reddit.com) [9:06pm] Malt: might be good for making inroads with other lefties if we went to support [9:06pm] Joe: Perhaps we can get some of their followers to join with us? [9:07pm] Malt: perhaps [9:07pm] jokeefe: hmmm… would prefer to focus on what we are doing, not get involved in either side. [9:08pm] jokeefe: we are scheduled to meet at the parkman bandstand on the common [9:09pm] jokeefe: move? [9:09pm] Joe: I agree that what we are doing is important. [9:09pm] Malt: i think there's going to be a fight [9:09pm] Malt: i expect the counter protest will get disruptive [9:10pm] jokeefe: not sure, but it isn’t exactly a picnic vibe [9:10pm] Malt: based stickman is organizing a militia [9:10pm] Malt: gavin's got his proud boys [9:10pm] Malt: they're spoiling for a fight [9:11pm] Joe: Want to move the date to Sunday instead? [9:12pm] jokeefe: no [9:12pm] Malt: we could act as a pressure release valve [9:12pm] Malt: try and get some folks looking for cameras instead of at their fists [9:13pm] Malt: kind of like what vermin supreme does [9:13pm] jokeefe: don’t see either side being interested in being diverted [9:13pm] Joe: It is a good opportunity to get a name for ourselves as well. So that not everyone on our side has lost their minds. [9:13pm] jokeefe: https://www.facebook.com/events/101232260566245/ says boston common and city hall [9:13pm] papegaai: Title: The Second Boston Free Speech Rally (at www.facebook.com) [9:14pm] Joe: I reread my statement and see that it's really harsh, sorry. [9:15pm] Malt: https://www.facebook.com/events/101232260566245/permalink/104093806946757/?action_history=null [9:15pm] papegaai: Title: The Second Boston Free Speech Rally (at www.facebook.com) [9:15pm] Malt: how many garret kirklands are there [9:16pm] Malt: is it the same garret kirkland with this party? [9:16pm] jokeefe: only one that I know [9:16pm] jokeefe: how about we meet by the boston common visitors center. then anyone walking by who wants to join us can. [9:17pm] Joe: I may be a little late on the 19th but I'll be there. [9:17pm] jokeefe: great [9:18pm] jokeefe: so move? [9:18pm] Joe: Second [9:19pm] jokeefe: all in favor? [9:19pm] Malt: aye [9:19pm] Joe: Aye [9:19pm] jokeefe: aye [9:20pm] jokeefe: any opposed? [9:21pm] jokeefe: motion passes [9:22pm] jokeefe: Review - Right of Repair Meetup [9:23pm] jokeefe: It was well attended. [9:23pm] jokeefe: They have bills before the legislature [9:24pm] jokeefe: Hearing in September [9:24pm] jokeefe: We can help get people call legislators to support it [9:24pm] Malt: i had meant to make that but forgot i had guests this week [9:24pm] jokeefe: no worries [9:25pm] jokeefe: want to avoid apple/etc locking down hardware so people cannot get their electronics fixed [9:25pm] jokeefe: will email my notes [9:25pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements [9:25pm] jokeefe: 9/15-17 Freedom Rally [9:26pm] jokeefe: unfortunately, haven’t seen much interest in attending this year. [9:27pm] jokeefe: thoughts? [9:29pm] Malt: we should prepare a broadsheet on that pernicious bit of legal wrangling the senate dems just pulled [9:29pm] Malt: that might get some converts [9:29pm] jokeefe: you want to write it up? [9:30pm] Malt: sure [9:30pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:30pm] Malt: haven't heard back from worcester farmers [9:31pm] Malt: and the folks running the makerspace are getting married this weekend, so i haven't been able to book a preliminary meeting space just yet [9:31pm] jokeefe: good to know and good for them [9:32pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds) [9:34pm] jokeefe: thoughts on Freedom Rally? Yay or nay? [9:34pm] Malt: i don't think we need a table but flyering the event might be fun [9:35pm] Joe joined the chat room. [9:35pm] jokeefe: ahoy Joe [9:35pm] jokeefe: thoughts on Freedom Rally? Malt suggested just flyering, not getting a table [9:35pm] Joe: Ahoy sir, turns out my computer is angry at me. [9:36pm] jokeefe: they get that way [9:36pm] Joe: I asked it to keep up.... [9:36pm] Joe: lol [9:36pm] Joe: yes they do [9:36pm] Malt: enjoying win10 on my new laptop [9:36pm] Malt: just today noticed i bought a machine without a visual drive [9:37pm] Joe: How is the performance? [9:38pm] Malt: it's taking a bit to tone down all of the apple-wannabe visual tricks and flourishes, but not bad [9:38pm] Malt: there's a weeeeeeiiiirrrrd 1 second wait for audio to start playing on streaming videos [9:38pm] Malt: but it's not out of synch [9:39pm] Joe: Hmmm, prob just a driver issue. [9:39pm] Malt: i had to undo a win7 downgrade to get back to win10 so i'm just glad it frakkin boots [9:39pm] Malt: ugh there are like two proprietary audio programs in addition to the windows interface [9:39pm] Joe: Yeah, my main comp is on the fritz, I need a new powersource. [9:39pm] Malt: sorry i don't want to derail the meeting [9:40pm] Joe: I am also sorry [9:40pm] jokeefe: thoughts on Freedom Rally? [9:40pm] jokeefe: table or not to table? [9:40pm] Joe: Well, if we mingle with the free speech rally, it would be click-baity to get them to come [9:41pm] Malt: freedom rally is different from the free speech rally [9:41pm] jokeefe: yes [9:41pm] jokeefe: pro-Cannabis rally. many more people [9:42pm] Joe: I understand, still, it's a chance to get people out there. [9:42pm] jokeefe: agreed [9:43pm] jokeefe: tables are $300 by 8/10. and there are three days, 8 hours each we need people for [9:43pm] Joe: I can pay for half of the table and do one of the days. [9:43pm] jokeefe: if we just flyer, then we can concentrate on a few hours [9:44pm] Malt: yeeeaaah. if i was confident i'd be able to sample the wares i'd hold it down the three days myself, if my wife allowed. [9:44pm] Joe: Malt, I'll buy you some of the goods if you go to all three days. [9:45pm] jokeefe: I can work one day [9:46pm] jokeefe: We don’t have to be there all three days [9:46pm] Malt: . . . that's a hard bargain [9:46pm] Joe: I'll do Friday or Sunday [9:47pm] Joe: Prefer Friday [9:47pm] jokeefe: I can do Sunday [9:48pm] Joe: I would also like to look in to lanyards, people love them [9:48pm] jokeefe: ok [9:48pm] jokeefe: Well, if you two are game, we can call volunteers and ask them to work the table. Aaron can work some of it. [9:48pm] jokeefe: So go forward with it? [9:48pm] Malt: i need to check availability [9:49pm] jokeefe: ok [9:49pm] jokeefe: 9/15-17 [9:49pm] jokeefe: Fri-Sun [9:50pm] Malt: would we have an awning? [9:50pm] Malt: some shade [9:50pm] jokeefe: yes, need one [9:50pm] Joe: I already blocked it off on the calendar [9:51pm] Joe: I would also like to bring a few coolers to hand out waters if that's allowed. [9:51pm] jokeefe: I am not sure [9:51pm] jokeefe: so lets go for it, then. Joe, would you be able to arrange payment and registration? [9:51pm] jokeefe: I can email you the details [9:52pm] Joe: I can. I'll prob just put the 150 in the account and cut a check if that's ok [9:53pm] jokeefe: sure [9:54pm] Malt: what are the restrictions on selling "Product?" [9:54pm] jokeefe: 9/9 Worcester Pride Parade - any chance to see which Pirates in Worcester can attend, Malt? [9:54pm] Malt: if we Know Some People could we offer converts "cookies" [9:54pm] Malt: not yet but it's on my list [9:55pm] jokeefe: ok, thanks [9:55pm] jokeefe: there are a lot of people at Freedom Rally [9:55pm] Malt: if people signed up, though? [9:55pm] Malt: hm [9:55pm] Malt: false positives [9:56pm] Joe: The freedom rally is a big event, I don't want us missing out on it. [9:56pm] jokeefe: 8/19 Pirate Picnic - Will post a draft Press release. followed up with the designer about the poster [9:57pm] jokeefe: Any update on the fundraiser, Joe? [9:58pm] Joe: Unfortunately not, I have not had any free moments to do proper research [9:59pm] jokeefe: ok, think we have a shared document for past fundraisers. will send that out [9:59pm] Joe: The new company is kicking my butt and I have had a hard time keeping up, but the new manage I'm training is showing a lot of promise [9:59pm] jokeefe: good [9:59pm] Joe: manager. [10:01pm] jokeefe: we are at time [10:01pm] Joe: I should have some time this upcoming Sunday to get caught up on my pirate business. I'll have to get the event stuff done tomorrow and put the money in asap. [10:02pm] jokeefe: thanks [10:02pm] Malt: so, about calling [10:02pm] Malt: working for the union, we'd call till 8pm [10:02pm] jokeefe: yes [10:02pm] Malt: do you have any suggestions on how late i should or shouldn't be calling? [10:02pm] Malt: i haven't yet checked the website [10:02pm] Malt: the phone database [10:03pm] jokeefe: 8pm is probably a good time to stop [10:04pm] Malt: thank youuuuuu [10:04pm] Malt: honestly it might seem silly but even that light a touch can help set me on task [10:04pm] jokeefe: please try to login. I can walk you through it [10:04pm] Malt: gotcha [10:05pm] Malt: logging in now [10:06pm] Malt: just updated my password [10:06pm] jokeefe: Joe, if you could call folks up in Lowell area about the 19th, or Freedom rally, that would help [10:06pm] jokeefe: thanks [10:06pm] Joe: I can and will [10:07pm] jokeefe: thanks. if you have any issues using the db, I can help [10:07pm] Malt: is there a FB event for it? [10:07pm] jokeefe: https://www.facebook.com/events/828667743958888/ [10:07pm] papegaai: Title: Pirate camera mapping picnic (at www.facebook.com) [10:07pm] jokeefe: we are at time. shall we adjourn? I can hang out to help with db stuff [10:08pm] Malt: i'm all set with adjourning [10:08pm] Malt: Joe? [10:08pm] Joe: Aye [10:08pm] Joe: I need to go, I'm available by phone anytime for either of you. [10:09pm] Joe: good night guys [10:09pm] jokeefe: aye [10:09pm] Malt: night [10:09pm] jokeefe: good night