June 24th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Facial Recognition Tech
New national time
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
Boston Sex Worker Event
Major sting against Sex workers
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?
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)
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Conference survey
- Statement on Archive.org Suit
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
Facial Recogition Tech. Boston passed moratorium unanimously on use of the tech. No update on state moratorium yet.
Pirate National. PP Wisconsin suggested moving natl' IRC meeting to Sundays 9pm. Would potentially interfere with pirate news recordings. That said, could also encourage us to keep them shorter and more focused. Agree to support national meetings at Sunday 9pm.
Pirate News. Preference for sticking to the usual time of Sunday 7pm.
Boston Sex Worker Event. Discussion of MA's phased reopening. Tentative Red Umbrella day on July 25th or Aug 22nd. Will send dates around for feedback.
21:05 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/June_24th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:05 <@jokeefe> ids 21:05 <@jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:05 < Pirate_Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:05 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:05 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:05 < Malt> sam capradae, worcester 21:06 < Pirate_Joe> Review - Major sting against Sex workers 21:07 < Malt> ugh~ 21:07 <@jokeefe> discuss under Boston Sex Worker Event? 21:07 < Pirate_Joe> Sounds good 21:07 <@jokeefe> Review 21:07 <@jokeefe> Facial Recognition Tech 21:08 <@jokeefe> Boston city council passed a moratorium unanimously 21:08 <@jokeefe> Still working on the state moratorium, but haven’t heard an update yet 21:08 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:09 <@jokeefe> New national time 21:09 <@jokeefe> PP Wisconsin suggested moving the national party IRC meeting to Sunday at 9pm Eastern 21:10 < Pirate_Joe> I am against, Monday would be better. Plus I don't want to rush through our recordings if I don't have to. 21:11 <@jokeefe> I can do Mondays 21:11 < Pirate_Joe> Though I am keen to hear what you all are thinking. 21:11 <@jokeefe> Malt’s schedule is the least flexible 21:12 <@jokeefe> Though we are all working from home, so could try during the afternoon on a weekday if that is better for everyone. 21:12 < Malt> what 21:12 < Malt> sorry 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:08:58@jokeefeDecisions/Endorsements 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:09:00@jokeefeNew national time 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:09:24@jokeefePP Wisconsin suggested moving the national party IRC meeting to Sunday at 9pm Eastern 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:10:26Pirate_JoeI am against, Monday would be better. Plus I don't want to rush through our recordings if I don't have to. 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:11:15@jokeefeI can do Mondays 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:11:17Pirate_JoeThough I am keen to hear what you all are thinking. 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:11:51@jokeefeMalt’s schedule is the least flexible 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:12:11← Malt has quit (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) 21:12 < Pirate_Joe> 21:12:14@jokeefeThough we are all working from home, so could try during the afternoon on a weekday if that is better for everyone. 21:12 < Malt> i haven't been attending national meetings 21:13 < Malt> whichever works for y'all, i'll try and make what i can 21:13 < Pirate_Joe> We would like you to. Your keen insight is always welcome. 21:13 < Pirate_Joe> Would Monday's work for you Malt or are Sundays better? 21:14 < Pirate_Joe> We could try to move recordings to Monday though this week I failed to attend. 21:14 < Malt> if we could group it close to when we have our recordings i might be able to make that 21:14 < Malt> two birds one stone 21:14 < Malt> fewer things to remember would be nice XD 21:15 < Pirate_Joe> Thing is moving the recording or meeting to the same time would present challenges to both. 21:15 < Pirate_Joe> Though I can say perhaps shorter recordings would be better so maybe we can give it a shot. 21:16 < Malt> i meant one after the other 21:17 < Pirate_Joe> You all are my bro's and the reason I'm still part of the party after what happened with the national committee. So I am happy to work with you for the greater good. 21:17 < Malt> mondays are usually when i teach around that time 21:17 < Malt> but my student has been flaky of late and i think she will drop soon 21:17 < Pirate_Joe> Ok, then lets accept the Sunday change for now with an option to strike it for any reason. 21:18 <@jokeefe> Having shorter recordings could be good 21:19 < Pirate_Joe> We want to keep them to 5 minute blasts. If we have more to record we really should do separate videos for them. 21:19 < Pirate_Joe> Internet attention spans are short. 21:20 <@jokeefe> Are others ok with a national meeting change to Sunday? 21:20 < Malt> lol yeeeaaaahhhhh 21:20 < Malt> i think there's some demand for more thorough coverage, idk if we're the ones for it 21:20 < Pirate_Joe> So long as we link our references, people will keep coming to us. 21:21 <@jokeefe> People listen to hour long pod casts, so going over 5 minutes isn’t the end of the world 21:22 < Pirate_Joe> True, but our usual drop off of viewing is about 5 1/2 minutes. 21:22 <@jokeefe> the joys of analytics 21:22 < Pirate_Joe> Until we are bigger, having easier to consume content with 0 ads is the way to go. 21:23 < Pirate_Joe> Well, lets never have adds actually. 21:23 < Pirate_Joe> ads are evil in many ways..... 21:23 < srevilak> yes, no ads please 21:23 < Malt> that's a smart point 21:23 <@jokeefe> Aye 21:23 <@jokeefe> So national meetings at Sunday 9pm it is. 21:24 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:24 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> Lets stick to Sundays as usual. 21:25 < Pirate_Joe> jokeefe, do we usually link people to the blog/wiki/crew on every video? 21:25 < srevilak> Sunday 7pm is good 21:25 <@jokeefe> Not everytime. usually only if we mention something there. 21:26 <@jokeefe> We should have a stock Find us/sign up at set of links 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> I suggest we do them in every video. 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> The main point of the views is to help with the cause and inform the public. Having them all on your email blasts would be clutch. 21:27 <@jokeefe> Agreed 21:27 < Malt> nice 21:27 <@jokeefe> Sunday 7pm is fine for me too. Ok for you Malt? 21:27 < Malt> good by me 21:27 <@jokeefe> great 21:27 <@jokeefe> Boston Sex Worker Event 21:27 < Pirate_Joe> I am sorry for missing the last one. I had 9pm for the recording. 21:28 <@jokeefe> It happens 21:29 < Pirate_Joe> https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/when-will-phase-3-of-reopening-begin-in-massachusetts/2147527/ 21:29 <@jokeefe> More domain seizures, ugh. 21:30 < Pirate_Joe> phase 3 will be no sooner than july 6th 21:30 <@jokeefe> Have we started to ban people from the current site of the pandemic? 21:31 < srevilak> You mean Florida? 21:31 < Malt> that's a real confluence of shit 21:31 < Pirate_Joe> New surges of the pandemic are still all in the west and south. 21:31 <@jokeefe> one among many, FL is bad 21:31 < Pirate_Joe> today has had the highest amount of +s so far 21:32 < srevilak> CA and Texas had large jump in # of cases yesterday 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> So I would like to shoot for Aug but we will see 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> Like late August 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> What Businesses Are Still Closed in Massachusetts? 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Any business in Phase 3 and 4 of the reopening plan is still required to stay closed. That includes: 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Bars, nightclubs, dance clubs, beer gardens, breweries, distilleries and wineries (Phase 4) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Outdoor weddings, events and large gatherings with moderate capacity (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Outdoor camps (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Movie theaters (Phase 3 for moderate-capacity theaters, Phase 4 for large-capacity theaters) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Gyms, fitness clubs and health clubs (Phase 3, with their sauas, steam rooms and hot tubs in Phase 4) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Indoor amateur sports and athletic facilities besides for youth programs (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Museums and aquariums (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Indoor historic spaces (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Moderate-capacity theaters and performance halls (Phase 3) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Large-capacity venues, like theaters, ballrooms, stadiums and convention halls (Phase 4) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Amusement parks, theme parks and water parks (Phase 4) 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Non-athletic instructional classes for arts, education or life skills, for anyone 18 or older and in groups of any size (Phase 3) 21:34 < Pirate_Joe> Outdoor events are phase 3, so holding a large meeting will still have to wait. 21:35 < Malt> i mean this with no disrespect, but how large is large? 21:36 < Malt> i think we had a little over a dozen in boston for that camera scouting day 21:37 < Pirate_Joe> Fair enough, but if we are looking to network with other groups, it's going to have to wait. 21:37 <@jokeefe> breaking up into teams with social distancing is possible 21:38 < Pirate_Joe> Also, I have a microphone. <3 21:38 <@jokeefe> great 21:38 < Pirate_Joe> Needs a little love to work proper, but man does it work. 21:38 < Pirate_Joe> Now we just need an official soap box 21:39 < Malt> socially distanced camera spotting might be fun 21:39 < Malt> oh! 21:39 < Malt> we could show people how to use plant/bug ID apps 21:39 < Malt> iNaturalist is the best one, and that's used by scientists to study populations 21:41 <@jokeefe> know any good ones? 21:41 < Malt> iNaturalist 21:41 < Malt> it's basically like irl pokemon 21:41 <@jokeefe> cool 21:42 < Pirate_Joe> Does July 25 work for a Red Umbrella day? 21:43 < Pirate_Joe> Or August 22? 21:43 < Pirate_Joe> Send to list for thoughts? 21:44 < srevilak> Both days ok for me 21:44 < Pirate_Joe> Same for me. 21:44 < Malt> i have abjured the calendar 21:44 < Malt> time has no meaning 21:44 <@jokeefe> yeah 21:44 < Malt> i might be dead or arrested, but if im free it sounds lovely 21:45 < Pirate_Joe> They are both Saturdays towards the end each perspective month. 21:45 <@jokeefe> Good idea to send to the list for others to offer suggestions 21:45 < Pirate_Joe> Seems right. 21:45 <@jokeefe> a camera mapping day would be good too 21:46 < Pirate_Joe> We could do one as the RU-SW day and the other Cam-Exposer day 21:47 <@jokeefe> sounds good 21:48 < Pirate_Joe> In Australia, they did it in the dead of summer so the most people would see. 21:48 < Pirate_Joe> I think a bunch of Pirates handing out red umbrellas and cookies would make a strong impact. 21:49 < Malt> definitely sends an image 21:50 < Malt> a very particular kind of goth 21:50 <@jokeefe> Pirate logo cookies? 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> We could do it as a bake sale for donations. Maybe cover the cost of the flyers we will be handing out. 21:51 < Malt> pirate logo sounds hard 21:52 < Malt> maybe it's a "pirate" recipe liberated from a famous brand or something? 21:52 < Malt> we could put the recipe on the flyer. that'd make people interested 21:52 < Pirate_Joe> The pirate logo would be easy actually 21:52 < Malt> oh? 21:52 < Pirate_Joe> Yeah, just make a regular cookie with a pirate logo in sprinkles. 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> Black ones at that. <3 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pirate+flag+cookie+cutter&crid=1VFDUMNN96F5X&sprefix=pirate+flag+cookie+%2Caps%2C157&ref=nb_sb_ss_ac-a-p_1_19 21:54 < Pirate_Joe> We can just shape one as we see fit. 21:54 < Pirate_Joe> just a pair of plyers and a bit of elbow grease. 21:54 < Malt> I was thinking of the P-shaped flag logo 21:54 < Malt> LMAO 21:55 < Malt> whoooooops. yes. of course that would be simple. 21:55 < Pirate_Joe> Yeah, if your looking for smooth edges you just need to apply a bit of heat which any stove will do the job. 21:55 < Pirate_Joe> may have done it once or twice as a prank. 21:56 < srevilak> https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Flag-cookie-cutter-piece/dp/B07TSY6T7J/ref=sr_1_13?crid=1VFDUMNN96F5X&dchild=1&keywords=pirate+flag+cookie+cutter&qid=1593050137&sprefix=pirate+flag+cookie+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-13 21:56 < srevilak> that's kind of neat 21:56 < Malt> I've seen a bunch of Nailed It, I can probably bake by now 21:56 <@jokeefe> $17 seems a bit much for a cookie cutter 21:56 < Malt> i made a pudding pie one time 21:56 < Malt> i wish there was foodsafe 3D printer plastic 21:57 < Malt> that would be a fun tech demo 21:57 <@jokeefe> But would be good to try a fill it with jelly 21:57 < Pirate_Joe> During both events, can we also push the meshnet tech out? 21:57 < srevilak> Here's idea: 3D print the cookie cutter. https://www.amazon.com/Printed-Pirate-Crossbones-Cookie-Cutter/dp/B07W4S831S/ref=sr_1_45?crid=1VFDUMNN96F5X&dchild=1&keywords=pirate+flag+cookie+cutter&qid=1593050137&sprefix=pirate+flag+cookie+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-45 21:58 <@jokeefe> The could work too 21:58 < Malt> that's great joe 21:59 <@jokeefe> That’s all I have and we are nearly at time. 21:59 < srevilak> motion to adjourn? 21:59 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:59 < Malt> aye 21:59 < srevilak> will post transcript