May 16th, 2016 IRC Meeting

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  • Democracy/IT meeting

Campaigns Status

2016 Campaign

  • Update on Aaron James running for 27th Middlesex State Rep. district

PirateCon 2016

  • Date set at 6/25. Have 4 speakers.
  • Speaker sign up & registration (pay/nonpay) forms and conference page are up.
  • Todo:
    • Get word out
      • Send email to supporters
      • Email act-ma and other lists
      • Call supporters
    • Lockdown audio and streaming setup
    • Flyers
    • Get speakers
    • Finalize schedule
    • Food
    • Plan post-conference activity

Boston Pride Parade

We are marching again this year on 6/11. Got marshals, need:

  • Sign up form / social media events
  • Flags

How is the pirate ship?

Upcoming Events

  1. 5/19, Digital Fourth meeting, 11am-noon, Cafe Algiers, Havard Sq., Cambridge
  2. 5/22, Together Boston Cryptoparty, noon-6pm, Danger!Awesome, 10 Prospect St, Cambridge
  3. 5/25, 12:30pm, Hand in signatures for Aaron James, Elections Division, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston
  4. 5/25, Digital Fourth meeting, noon-1pm, Tatte Cafe, 101 Main Street, Cambridge
  5. 5/25, Last date for speakers to sign up
  6. 5/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  7. 6/5, 1-3pm, IT/Democracy Meeting, noon-2pm, 111 Sunnyside Ave, Arlington
  8. 6/10, 6pm, Boston Dyke March, Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Boston
  9. 6/11, 10am-4pm, Boston Pride Parade, Boston
  10. 6/25, 10am-6pm, PirateCon 2016
  11. 6/29, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  12. July, WMass Cryptoparty?
  13. 7/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  14. July-Aug Pirate Picnic
  15. 8/31, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
  16. Sep., Freedom Rally
  17. 9/28, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville

Every Wed., Digital Fourth meeting, noon-1pm, 101 Main Street, Cambridge


  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville,
  • igel: William Fleurant, Arlington
  • Bluestreak


  • igel
  • davidd




[9:10pm] jokeefe: agenda -,_2016_IRC_Meeting [9:11pm] jokeefe: ids - provide what you want [9:11pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville, [9:12pm] igel: William Fleurant, Arlington [9:14pm] jokeefe: The Democracy/IT meeting went well [9:14pm] jokeefe: walked through backing up server [9:15pm] jokeefe: talked through PirateCon layout and tech issues [9:15pm] igel: yup [9:15pm] jokeefe: like streaming PirateCon [9:16pm] igel: wiki has empty notes, hmm [9:16pm] jokeefe: Next one is 6/5, 1-3pm. Will do a test of streaming options and see which one works best [9:16pm] jokeefe: wasn’t updated. will do it. [9:17pm] igel: i see it in revision control [9:17pm] igel: wait.. no i dont [9:18pm] igel: no worries [9:20pm] igel: [9:21pm] igel: i remember last year we survey'd LTE/HSPA+/Wi-Fi - it was where most of the concern was, iirc [9:22pm] jokeefe: possibility, but we need to keep the number of outgoing connections to a minimum [9:23pm] jokeefe: WIFI may not be fast enough [9:24pm] igel: hmm [9:25pm] igel: ok [9:25pm] jokeefe: Aaron James will hand in signatures on Wednesday the 25th. they moved it back [9:26pm] igel: aah, same time? i cant make that early [9:26pm] igel: heard it was tomorrow @ 11am? [9:27pm] jokeefe: got moved [9:27pm] jokeefe: will update the website. [9:27pm] Bluestreak joined the chat room. [9:27pm] jokeefe: send email update [9:27pm] igel: ok, i think it hit the yeah email.. [9:28pm] igel: hi Bluestreak [9:28pm] Bluestreak: Oops, was cleaning kitchen when alarm went off [9:28pm] jokeefe: hi Bluestreak [9:28pm] Bluestreak: Was sleeping last week [9:28pm] Bluestreak was promoted to operator by igel. [9:28pm] Bluestreak: and the week before [9:28pm] jokeefe: agenda -,_2016_IRC_Meeting [9:29pm] jokeefe: discussing when Aaron will hand in signatures [9:29pm] Bluestreak: What did I miss? [9:29pm] jokeefe: moved back to the 25th [9:29pm] Bluestreak: Oh.. Could make it to that. [9:30pm] igel: i'll see if i can swing it [9:30pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:33pm] jokeefe: PirateCon planning - we walked through the site. nice space. [9:34pm] igel: yea+ [9:35pm] Bluestreak: I had been in one corner of that space with the wall up [9:35pm] jokeefe: how did it feel? [9:35pm] Bluestreak: Right across from T, great location [9:35pm] Bluestreak: Good energy. [9:35pm] Bluestreak: We needed it DMC planning was falling apart. [9:38pm] Bluestreak: Who listened to The Young Jurks? [9:39pm] jokeefe: Is this it? [9:39pm] Bluestreak: Also, when can you be on the show, jokeefe? [9:40pm] Bluestreak: yup [9:40pm] igel: at the 41:20 mark, [9:41pm] Bluestreak: I called in about my son’s privacy concerns. [9:41pm] Bluestreak: Really like the idea of giving police more training [9:41pm] igel: hell yeah that sa riot i was just looking at masscann for people who might want to talk about upcomming votes,, etc.. [9:44pm] igel: i didnt hear that part.. just aaron on drug war topic.. [9:44pm] Bluestreak: lol [9:45pm] Bluestreak: Weird, I know [9:45pm] Bluestreak: Sell your oxies? What the big deal? [9:45pm] Bluestreak: What a Pirate! [9:45pm] Bluestreak: I was messaging Lauren [9:45pm] Bluestreak: I asked her to ask him “Why run as a Pirate?” [9:45pm] Bluestreak: He said “They returned my calls!" [9:46pm] igel: the mayor is comparing pot to oxies and liquor.. lame+ [9:46pm] igel: nice haa. [9:46pm] jokeefe: so it went well? [9:47pm] Bluestreak: Listen and tell us what you think!! [9:48pm] Bluestreak: And ping Lauren about being on the show [9:48pm] Bluestreak: Also, sorry I don’t have the energy to chase down speakers this year... [9:48pm] Bluestreak: for PirateCon [9:49pm] jokeefe: thanks for the reminder [9:49pm] Bluestreak: I’m going to bug you about TYJ because we need the publicity. Also... [9:49pm] Bluestreak: Perhaps Lauren would like to speak? [9:50pm] Bluestreak: About… the importance of alternative media? [9:50pm] Bluestreak: Or about her role in “The Hacker Wars?” [9:50pm] jokeefe: good ideas [9:50pm] Bluestreak: Do you need my help asking her? [9:50pm] Bluestreak: You have a good rapport, still, right? [9:51pm] jokeefe: I can ask her [9:52pm] jokeefe: Boston Pride Parade - the sign up form is up. Bluestreak would you be able to make a FB event? [9:52pm] igel: how about masscann/norml ? [9:52pm] Bluestreak: Sure thing! [9:52pm] igel: i think legalization is on the ballot this year?? [9:53pm] igel: dunno [9:53pm] jokeefe: could work [9:54pm] Bluestreak: yes there are two ballot iniaticves [9:54pm] Bluestreak: oh! [9:54pm] Bluestreak: a debate! [9:54pm] Bluestreak: Between the two initiatives! [9:55pm] jokeefe: Ordered a bunch of flags. [9:55pm] igel: i would (like) to think it'd be tough to find anyone against it.. [9:55pm] jokeefe: Need someone silk screen our logo on them [9:55pm] jokeefe: well, lot of pols against it [9:56pm] igel: yeah, its bakers propaganda machine and mass inc. polling cohorts heh.. /rant [9:57pm] Bluestreak: Where are the old flags? [9:57pm] Bluestreak: I’ll bet people from Parts and Crafts could hook us up with silk screeners [9:57pm] jokeefe: Thought the flags went to you all [9:57pm] Bluestreak: Sigh. [9:58pm] Bluestreak: It’s been a rough year. I thought you or Steve had them [9:59pm] jokeefe: will check [9:59pm] Bluestreak: OK great [9:59pm] jokeefe: we are at time [9:59pm] Bluestreak: Motion to adjourn [10:00pm] igel: winding down yea [10:00pm] jokeefe: don’t forget that Together Boston cryptoparty is Sunday [10:00pm] jokeefe: Somerville one is next Wednesday [10:01pm] igel: no-charge right? [10:01pm] igel: :S [10:01pm] jokeefe: yes it is free [10:01pm] igel: saweet arright [10:01pm] jokeefe: all in favor of adjourning? [10:01pm] igel: aye [10:02pm] Bluestreak: aye [10:02pm] jokeefe: aye [10:02pm] jokeefe: check out if you can [10:03pm] igel: just saw it hit the inbox [10:04pm] igel: cheers all [10:04pm] jokeefe: night [10:04pm] jokeefe: thanks all