January 15th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Platform Discussion
- 5 Tabled Projects
- 6 Upcoming Events
- 7 Participants
- 8 Summary
- 9 Minutes
- RT4 FBI surveillance letter - Posting on our site
- Amazon Ring Local PD partnerships post - any changes to the post Malt wrote?
- MassMesh organizing meetup
- Statement on War on Iran?
- Get Boston Pride Festival Table?
Goals for Q1 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
Lobby Day for S.899 (An Act relative to forfeiture reform)
- post announcement (jokeefe) - done
- setup sign up sheet (jokeefe) - done
- setup FB event (jokeefe) - done
- email announcement (jokeefe) - done
- post reminder announcements (jokeefe)
- Worcester (Malt)
- Boston (jokeefe)
- Next pirate news recording?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Next meeting will be in February. Topics are:
- find discussion/voting system;
- update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
- write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Boston Sex Worker Petition
- jokeefe contacted friend who refurbishes computers for a non-profit
- Archived https://piratenpad.de/p/MassPiratesComputerDonations - move to wiki
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.
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.
- 1/21, 10am-3pm, D4 lobby day for S.899 (An Act relative to forfeiture reform)
- 1/21, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
- 1/28, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 1/29, 7-9pm, Boston Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, Boston
- 2/?, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Diesel Cafe, Somerville
- 2/4, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
- 2/11, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
- Spring 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
- Spring 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
- Malt (Sam capradae, Worcester)
Restore the fourth email went out. Blog post will go up tomorrow.
Amazon Ring/Local PD partnerships. Malt still working on post.
Meshnet Organizing. Had a productive organizing meetup. Planning a follow-up in February. Jokeefe has a recording, but it needs editing.
Boston Pride. Tabling is $140 for 5x10 and $200 for 10x10. Could be an opportunity to talk with people. Massmesh may be willing to share the table. Booths are 10' deep, so we have a choice of 5' frontage or 10' frontage. jokeefe will talk with massmesh, to see if they're interested in sharing a booth.
Projects. S.899 (An Act relative to forfeiture reform).
Regional Meetings. Malt looking into a site for a Worcester meetup.
Video Newsletter. Have had issues with youtube lately. May try mumble, do audio recording, and use background image or black screen for video. jokeefe and srevilak will try a recording Sunday @ 7p
Democracy and dogfood. Next meeting Feb 2, from 11a - 1p. Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. At least for now.
21:00 <@jokeefe> let’s start 21:00 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_15th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:00 <@jokeefe> ids 21:00 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:00 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:01 <@jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:01 <@jokeefe> ahoy 21:01 <@jokeefe> we just started 21:02 < Malt> Hi friends 21:02 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:02 <@jokeefe> Review 21:03 <@jokeefe> The Restore the 4th letter went up. I will post on our site tomorrow 21:03 < srevilak> Saw the letter today -- looked good 21:04 <@jokeefe> Amazon Ring Local PD partnerships post - any more changes? 21:06 * srevilak thinks malt needs a better IRC client :) 21:06 < Malt> Ok 21:06 < Malt> Sorry 21:06 < Malt> Bunch of crap 21:06 < srevilak> no worries 21:07 <@jokeefe> any more edits to the Ring post? 21:08 <@jokeefe> guessing no, then? 21:08 < Malt> I haven't given it a thought, sorry 21:08 < Malt> I forgot to even check the feedback 21:09 <@jokeefe> Well look it over then. Happy to give more feedback. 21:09 <@jokeefe> MassMesh organizing meetup 21:10 <@jokeefe> Had a productive meeting last weekend. 21:10 < Malt> Neat 21:10 <@jokeefe> Planning a follow up in February 21:11 <@jokeefe> I recorded it, but needs some editing 21:11 < Malt> Cool! 21:12 <@jokeefe> BTW: srevilak, can I come by and get the video you got of the conference this weekend? 21:13 < srevilak> Sure. Alternatively, I found my 64gb thumb drive. If if all fits, I could drop it off 21:13 < srevilak> Does that work? 21:13 < Malt> I remember when that was a significant amount of storage 21:14 <@jokeefe> yes, that works srevilak 21:14 < srevilak> Cool 21:14 < srevilak> Heh, DATs used to be a significant amount of storage 21:14 <@jokeefe> I still have a few of them 21:14 < srevilak> Backing up to a whole 1.3 GB tape drive 21:15 < Malt> I still like em better than most straight digital recorders 21:15 <@jokeefe> when that was a lot of space 21:15 < srevilak> I have around 50 from my days as a sound engineer 21:15 < Malt> Niiiiice 21:15 < srevilak> Unfortunately, my DAT player died :( 21:15 < Malt> OH NO 21:16 < srevilak> Yeah, one of these days, would like to pick up a Panasonic SV-3700 that's in decent condition 21:16 <@jokeefe> Yeah, I don’t think the price changed from the 90s 21:16 < srevilak> I had a lot of copies of rough mixes and various bootlegs. All local music 21:16 < Malt> put an ask out at ewaste places? They get nice shit on occasion 21:17 < srevilak> Heck, here's one for $40 https://www.ebay.com/p/1200247580 21:17 <@jokeefe> cool 21:17 < Malt> You should absolutely digitize those, there was an archive of early London breakbeat stuff which was incredible to find 21:18 <@jokeefe> Still have my PC internal cassette tape player ;-) 21:18 <@jokeefe> I agree with Malt. Sharing is caring. 21:18 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:19 <@jokeefe> Should we get a Boston Pride Festival Table? 21:19 < Malt> https://www.electronicbeats.net/the-feed/download-hundreds-of-90s-rave-jungle-cassette/ 21:19 < Malt> s 21:19 <@jokeefe> MassMesh might be willing to work the table with us 21:19 < Malt> When is it? Could we recruit candidates? 21:20 < srevilak> What's the fee for the table? 21:21 <@jokeefe> I believe $140 for 5’ x 10’ deep. $200 for 10x10 21:21 < srevilak> IIRC, that's less expensive than the cost to march 21:22 < srevilak> And perhaps a better chance to talk with people and engage 21:22 <@jokeefe> that is what I was thinking 21:22 < srevilak> If massmesh is willing to share, sounds like a good idea 21:22 < Malt> Imfor it 21:23 * srevilak may even dig out the leather pants for this 21:23 < srevilak> haven't used them in many prides 21:23 < srevilak> I'm in favor 21:25 <@jokeefe> me too. Will check with Mass Mesh 21:25 <@jokeefe> 10x10 or 5x10? 21:28 < srevilak> What does the dimension measure? A 10x10 table is pretty big. Or, is this a 10' long table in a space that's 10' deep? 21:28 <@jokeefe> 10 is the depth in both cases 21:28 < srevilak> Okay, then it's 5' of frontage vs 10' foot of frontage 21:29 < srevilak> I'd say 10x10 if we're sharing, 5x10 if we're not 21:30 <@jokeefe> 5’ is about the width of what we had at the anarchist book fair 21:31 < Malt> Ok 21:33 <@jokeefe> will talk with Mass Mesh and see what they want to chip in. 21:33 <@jokeefe> We have until the end of Feb. 21:33 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:33 <@jokeefe> Lobby Day for S.899 (An Act relative to forfeiture reform) 21:33 <@jokeefe> Sign ups are done. Will send reminders 21:35 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events 21:36 <@jokeefe> Sorry, been focused on other things. Haven’t planned Boston meet up. 21:37 < Malt> Waiting on a price quote, but the place I'm looking at does 300$ pizza and drinks for 30 21:38 <@jokeefe> Thanks. Cafes or restaurants are good 21:39 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter 21:39 <@jokeefe> Still having technical difficulties with video recording 21:40 < srevilak> Would we want to consider using mumble, and doing audio recordings? 21:40 < srevilak> (I have a mumble client with recording capability) 21:41 < srevilak> Then, maybe add a background image. Or, just black screen 21:41 <@jokeefe> That would be good 21:41 <@jokeefe> Been there. 21:41 <@jokeefe> :-) 21:41 < srevilak> Yup :) 21:41 < Malt> Audio works great 21:42 < srevilak> mumble.mayfirst.org 21:42 < Malt> Podcasts are still super popular 21:42 < Malt> And we do all have faces for radio 21:42 < srevilak> We are members, so we can use it 21:42 <@jokeefe> When to record? 21:43 < srevilak> I can do sunday evening 21:43 < srevilak> I just managed to make a `masspirates' channel on mumble.mayfirst.org 21:43 < Malt> I'm spoken for Saturday and Sunday 21:43 < Malt> Apologies 21:43 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:44 < srevilak> No worries 21:44 <@jokeefe> I should be able to do Sunday evening. What time? 21:45 < srevilak> How about 7pm? 21:45 <@jokeefe> Sure 21:45 < srevilak> Great, see you then 21:46 <@jokeefe> Set my mumble client to mumble.mayfirst.org? 21:46 < srevilak> Yup 21:46 <@jokeefe> ok. thanks. will test before. 21:46 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) 21:47 <@jokeefe> Do you have any preference for say, srevilak? 21:48 <@jokeefe> s/say/day/g 21:48 < srevilak> I can't do 2/22. Other weekends in feb are okay 21:49 <@jokeefe> 2/2, 11am-1pm? 21:49 < srevilak> Works for me 21:50 <@jokeefe> great 21:50 <@jokeefe> That is all I have 21:50 < srevilak> Diesel cafe? 21:50 <@jokeefe> m a y b e. gets busy 21:51 < srevilak> There are three burrito places in Davis sq. Maybe one of them has wifi 21:52 < srevilak> Or even Starbucks. But I suppose they get busy too 21:55 <@jokeefe> let’s try Diesel once more 21:55 <@jokeefe> anything else? 21:55 < Malt> I'm set 21:55 < srevilak> FWIW, the Occupy Boston IT team used to meet in the Transportation Building food court. But that's further away 21:55 < srevilak> nothing else here 21:55 <@jokeefe> adjourn then? 21:56 < srevilak> motion to adjourn 21:56 < Malt> 2nd 21:56 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:56 <@jokeefe> aye 21:56 < srevilak> aye 21:56 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:56 < srevilak> will post transcript