May 1st, 2018 IRC Meeting

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MeshNet Effort



Email newsletter

Topics for next newsletter?

Video Newsletter

Week in review set for Sunday. What time?

Party Conference

Pride Parade

Computer Donations

Statements In Process

  • MA Bill H.3641: An Act relative to electronic tolling - Approved our opposition to it. Past position is to remove the tolls on the Pike since it has long been paid for.
  • US S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)

Other To Dos

FOSS Tutorials

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.


  • 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 slack alternative (jokeefe)

Upcoming Events


  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell


  • ChanServ
  • igel
  • hvxgr




[9:07pm] jokeefe: Agenda:,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:07pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:07pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:07pm] Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:08pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:08pm] Pirate_Joe: Nay
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Review
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Cryptoparty
[9:09pm] jokeefe: What did you think of it?
[9:10pm] Pirate_Joe: It was interesting. I would have enjoyed learning more about my choice topic but I understood the other ladies concerns
[9:10pm] Pirate_Joe: All in all it was an enjoyable experience.
[9:12pm] jokeefe: good, will have to cover your choice topic. we could use one of the videos to cover it if you want.
[9:12pm] Pirate_Joe: We already did I think, lol
[9:13pm] Pirate_Joe: Kind of.
[9:13pm] Pirate_Joe: Seems straight forward and legit.
[9:14pm] jokeefe: ok
[9:14pm] Pirate_Joe: Have we ever thought to try the crypto parties at schools?
[9:15pm] Pirate_Joe: As a free service?
[9:16pm] Pirate_Joe:
[9:17pm] jokeefe: We did the one at Tufts, but haven’t done one with high school students.
[9:18pm] Pirate_Joe: I would think HS kids would need it more than higher education students.
[9:18pm] jokeefe: agreed
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe:
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe: Sorry, ment to send this link
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe:
[9:20pm] jokeefe: A Somerville librarian suggested having it at the high school. hadn’t heard where it went. will follow up
[9:23pm] jokeefe: MeshNet Effort
[9:23pm] jokeefe: The tech meeting went well
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Another is coming up.
[9:24pm] jokeefe: making progress on the hardware
[9:25pm] Pirate_Joe: I have some equipment I would like you to inspect. If it helps, perhaps we could add a node here in Lowell.
[9:25pm] jokeefe: cool
[9:25pm] jokeefe: there is a meeting on the 12th and likely others
[9:25pm] Pirate_Joe: I will let you know when I have it available.
[9:25pm] jokeefe: website is up at
[9:25pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:27pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:28pm] jokeefe: Email newsletter - any items we should have in it?
[9:29pm] Pirate_Joe: Lets cover current topics over this last month for the first one.
[9:29pm] jokeefe: for the video recording?
[9:29pm] Pirate_Joe: Not that we will run out of things to talk about I'm sure.
[9:30pm] Pirate_Joe: Yes
[9:30pm] Pirate_Joe: Wrong topic?
[9:30pm] jokeefe: next topic
[9:30pm] jokeefe: anything for the email newsletter?
[9:31pm] Pirate_Joe: ?Nay
[9:32pm] jokeefe: what topics should we cover?
[9:33pm] jokeefe: for the video
[9:33pm] Pirate_Joe: Trump and Kaynayaya
[9:33pm] Pirate_Joe: ?
[9:33pm] jokeefe: oh please no
[9:33pm] Pirate_Joe: lol
[9:34pm] Pirate_Joe: Just current tech topics would be fine with me.
[9:35pm] Pirate_Joe:
[9:36pm] jokeefe:
[9:36pm] jokeefe: I weep
[9:37pm] Pirate_Joe: omg, thats funny
[9:38pm] jokeefe: emailed national party folks
[9:39pm] Pirate_Joe: Nice, I hope everyone gets to attend.
[9:39pm] jokeefe: hopefully
[9:39pm] jokeefe: Party Conference - 6 responses so far
[9:40pm] jokeefe: Pride Parade - Didn’t sign us up. There isn’t enough interest.
[9:41pm] jokeefe: That is all I have updates for
[9:42pm] Pirate_Joe: Sorry to hear that. Maybe we could send them a letter of support in the very least.
[9:42pm] Pirate_Joe: Let people know about it.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: We can do that
[9:47pm] Pirate_Joe: Thats all I have this evening sir.
[9:47pm] jokeefe: Shall we adjourn then?
[9:49pm] Pirate_Joe: I second
[9:49pm] jokeefe: then we are done. Thanks. Will email about the video topics and time.