January 11th, 2016 IRC Meeting
Review & Decisions
- quick how to publicize and run a regional meeting document
- text for campaign site
- Post videos on:
- June, PirateCon 2016
- 1/16, 4pm, Arisia Cryptoparty
- 1/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty
Every Wed., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
Meeting starts with masspirates.org getting clobbered by a script kiddie. Sigh ... They went away after a while.
Outline of how to run a regional meeting: https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016RunningRegionalMeeting. Jamie and Steve planning a regional meeting for Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington (and perhaps Boston). Perhaps hold after the 2/9 NH primaries?
No pirate presidential candidates this year. Interesting, John McAfee is running for president on the libertarian party ticket. https://mcafee16.com/ His web site is "(c) 2015 All rights reserved". Not very piratey.
21:03 < Kendra> Hi Steve 21:03 < srevilak> hi all 21:03 < bestpiggy> hello 21:04 < jokeefe> wiki is slow 21:05 < jokeefe> Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_11th,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:05 < srevilak> yes, load on rose is a seems a bit high right now 21:05 < jokeefe> ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:05 < aquaticonions> Guten Tag, Eli Haber from Lexington 21:06 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:07 < Kendra> Kendra Moyer, Highland Park, Michigan 21:07 < bestpiggy> olivia Píñeyro, Boston 21:08 < jokeefe> Review & Decisions 21:09 < jokeefe> Steve and I had a casual meeting on Saturday. Mostly talked about calling people asking them to organize regional meetings / call people and start posting to the blog more reliably 21:12 < jokeefe> Moving on to https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016RunningRegionalMeeting 21:12 < srevilak> heh, rose is slow because masspirates.org is getting clobbered 21:12 < srevilak> Someone's going post comment happy 21:13 < Lulu> Sorry. Feeling poorly 21:13 < Lulu> Lucia Fiero 21:14 < Lulu> ? 21:14 < Lulu> ahoy? 21:18 < jokeefe> ahoy 21:18 < jokeefe> ddos attack, perhaps 21:18 < jokeefe> quite understandable Lulu 21:18 < jokeefe> just editing https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016RunningRegionalMeeting 21:18 < jokeefe> Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_11th,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:18 < srevilak> No, looks like we're being crawled by several bots at once 21:19 < srevilak> seems to be backing off though 21:19 < srevilak> Note to self: need rate limits in robots.txt 21:19 < jokeefe> would be interesting to see who they are 21:21 < srevilak> IP address is from the netherlands. 21:21 < srevilak> But who knows where the requests themselves originate 21:22 < srevilak> us, an nycga.net 21:22 < srevilak> load has dropped from 8 -> 1.8 21:22 < srevilak> seems okay now 21:23 < jokeefe> 8/sec? 21:23 < srevilak> 1 minutes load average of 8.0+ to 1 minute load average of 1.8 21:24 < srevilak> aka, "man uptime" 21:24 < srevilak> :) 21:26 < srevilak> might have been script kiddies, but definitely not full fledged DDOS 21:26 < srevilak> looks back to normal now 21:27 < jokeefe> good 21:27 < jokeefe> so I updated https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016RunningRegionalMeeting 21:27 < jokeefe> if you have any changes, please put them there 21:27 < jokeefe> Who is going to Arisia? 21:34 < srevilak> will not be able to make it this year 21:34 < jokeefe> No worries 21:35 < jokeefe> Who can organize a regional meeting? 21:35 < jokeefe> Steve and I are working on a joint one for our two regions 21:36 < jokeefe> aquaticonions, would you be able to help srevilak and I? 21:39 < aquaticonions> possibly. details? 21:40 < jokeefe> working those out 21:40 < jokeefe> looking for a location. 21:40 < jokeefe> date likely early Feb 21:41 < aquaticonions> Depending on the day, probably 21:41 < jokeefe> Likely a weekend. Are there any bad for you? 21:41 < jokeefe> and would you be able to make calls? 21:41 < jokeefe> or email people personally? 21:42 * srevilak just registered for hope XI 21:42 < Kendra> I have a question too about national elections and if any state Pirate Party trying to run anyone for president? I am sure I would have heard. 21:43 < srevilak> To get on presidential ballot in 1 state requires 10k signatures 21:43 < srevilak> that's a lot 21:44 < Kendra> Maybe next time if we start early 21:44 < jokeefe> various people have said they are interested in the nomination, but they tend to be only interested in being write in candidates. 21:44 < jokeefe> Between the Greens and Libertarians, there isn’t usually much interest at that level 21:45 < jokeefe> Then again there is this guy - https://mcafee16.com/ 21:45 < Kendra> I think there is some value in having an active party regardless, you still have a soapbox of sorts. 21:45 < jokeefe> Oh, I see he is now a Libertarian and no longer running for his cyber party 21:45 < aquaticonions> I'll need to check; I can email you @jokeefe 21:46 < jokeefe> thanks aquaticonions 21:46 < jokeefe> The US Pirates decided to be more decentralized in their structure 21:47 < jokeefe> Don’t think McAfee is our type of candidate. His site is © 2015 John McAfee. All Rights Reserved. 21:48 < srevilak> :) 21:49 < Kendra> I had a philosophical long convo with an older activist about "why bother?" with the 3rd parties, years back, and he said it provides a fairly legitimate platform from which to share your perspective. For anyone questioning their motivation or involvement. 21:50 < Kendra> as I do from time to time 21:50 < jokeefe> Agreed. Though I think the personal touch is needed, thus the emphasis on state rep/senate. 21:50 < Kendra> Yeah politics are ususally local 21:50 < jokeefe> More european approach: elect the legislature 21:51 < srevilak> Plus, state & local campaigns are tractable possibilities for a non-millionaire 21:51 < jokeefe> very true 21:51 < Kendra> My town is two square miles here, it would be pretty easy to take over 21:51 < jokeefe> how many people? 21:52 < Kendra> I'm not sure, but it is depoulated and I know everyone here. 21:52 < srevilak> 11.6K (estimate for 2012) 21:52 < jokeefe> that is doable 21:52 < jokeefe> very 21:52 < jokeefe> think Arlington’s population is more than that 21:52 < Kendra> The last mayor was an ex-convict who sold all the abandoned commercial properties on the main road over here to his mother. 21:53 < jokeefe> hard not to go up from there 21:53 < Kendra> Yeah it's little and we all know each other, my mother ran for mayor 21:53 < jokeefe> Any other changes to https://piratenpad.de/p/MAPP2016RunningRegionalMeeting ? 21:54 < Kendra> I would try to have the meeting close to a debate or some other electoral event 21:55 < srevilak> NH and Iowa are coming up, but coming up quick 21:56 < jokeefe> true 21:57 < jokeefe> anything else? 21:57 < srevilak> NH is Tues, Feb 9th 21:58 < jokeefe> shall we adjourn? 21:58 < srevilak> we're at time, so motion to adjourn 21:58 < aquaticonions> second 21:59 < jokeefe> all in favor 21:59 < srevilak> aye 21:59 < Kendra> aye 21:59 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:59 < jokeefe> thanks 21:59 < Kendra> nite all 21:59 < jokeefe> aye