May 21st, 2015 IRC Meeting

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  1. Together Boston Cryptoparty
  2. Parts & Crafts Cryptoparty
  3. Sunset the Patriot Act Vigil


Pirate Council In-Person Meeting


Event Planning

  1. May 23, March against Monsanto, Boston
  2. May 29-31, Panels for Left Forum, NYC
  3. Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade - Sign up form - blog post up, have asked for volunteers in email as well
  4. Jun. 20, Cryptoparty?
  5. Summer, INEAS org cryptoparty?
  6. July/Aug, Pirate Picnic, Georges Island?
  7. Sep. 19 & 20, Freedom Rally - Sign up form - have asked for volunteers in email as well, need blog post by July/Aug


  1. How goes the purchase of MAPP flags?


  1. Send email blasts
  2. Blog posts
  3. Social media posts
  4. Design materials
  5. Order materials
  6. Welcome new members
  7. Call volunteers
  8. Process PirateCon 2015 videos
  9. ...

Defer to next meeting

  1. Restore the 4th Bills - Jamie hasn't posted blog post about them. Will this weekend.
    1. SD1546 Mandates Police Bodycams, protects data - Summary, Bill text
    2. HD430, Reining in Militarization in Massachusetts - Summary & Bill text

Upcoming Events

  1. May 2, Point to Point Camp cryptoparty
  2. May 6, International Day against DRM
  3. May 17, Together Boston Cryptoparty
  4. May 21, Cryptoparty, Parts & Crafts, Somerville
  5. May 29-31, Panels for Left Forum, NYC
  6. Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
  7. Jun. event?
  8. Jul. event?
  9. Aug. event?
  10. Sep. 19 & 20, Freedom Rally
  11. Oct. event?
  12. Nov. event?
  13. Dec. event?

Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge


  • BenC
  • Jlefty - James Slate, Belchertown MA
  • jokeefe - James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • js0000 - johhny saylor wiked waltham
  • Bluestreak - Lucia Fiero
  • moorejoe


  • Wiel
  • davidd
  • Pharyngeal
  • Techrev
  • zby


  • Together Boston Cryptoparty - went well, nearly 20 people attended, more hands on. Jitsi portion was good. Possibility of doing another. Met someone who wanted to help organize on in Worcester
  • Sunset the Patriot Act Vigil - went well. 14 people at Boston. Others at Springfield.
  • Poll for Pirate Council in-person meeting, though not limited to just the Pirate Council.
  • Jlefty looking for flags. Price quotes are ~$100 which seems high.
  • March Against Monsanto starts at 1pm at the State House. Assemble between 12:30pm and 1pm.



[9:08pm] jokeefe: agenda -,_2015_IRC_Meeting [9:08pm] jokeefe: ahoy js0000 [9:08pm] js0000: ahoy! [9:09pm] BenC: just as things pick up, I have to get off the train [9:09pm] jokeefe: ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:09pm] jokeefe: we will be here [9:09pm] Jlefty: James Slate, Belchertown MA [9:10pm] jokeefe: of course we could delay to give srevilak, noe & others more time to sign on [9:10pm] js0000: johhny saylor wiked waltham [9:10pm] js0000: does srevilak have arlington town council tonight? [9:11pm] jokeefe: ACLU dinner [9:11pm] js0000: after romero's editorial on torture, i can't support them [9:11pm] js0000: but they do a ton of good work [9:11pm] jokeefe: haven’t read that one [9:12pm] jokeefe: this one? [9:12pm] js0000: yes, that's it [9:12pm] js0000: the title alone almost make me hurl [9:12pm] js0000: but that's my problem, i know [9:13pm] jokeefe: yes [9:13pm] jokeefe: sorry, back in 2 minutes [9:14pm] BenC left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 268 seconds) [9:16pm] jokeefe: back [9:16pm] jokeefe: Review [9:17pm] jokeefe: Together Boston Cryptoparty [9:17pm] jokeefe: Jlefty - your thoughts? [9:17pm] Jlefty: I think it was cool. Especially learning Jitsi [9:18pm] jokeefe: would like to try jitsi with someone not in the same room, next time [9:18pm] js0000: nice tweets from us and them too, sorry i missed it [9:19pm] jokeefe: looks like there may be another [9:20pm] jokeefe: I wasn’t there for all of it, but it was more hands than others which is good [9:20pm] jokeefe: may even have someone willing to help with another Worcester cryptoparty [9:22pm] jokeefe: I don’t have an update on the Parts & Crafts Cryptoparty, so will have to leave it for paper_waves [9:23pm] jokeefe: Sunset the Patriot Act Vigil went well - 14 people [9:23pm] jokeefe: plus 49 more cities [9:24pm] Bluestreak joined the chat room. [9:24pm] jokeefe: From Springfield too - [9:24pm] jokeefe: ahoy Bluestreak, just reviewing today’s event [9:24pm] Bluestreak: Lucia Fiero [9:24pm] Bluestreak: Just walked in the door [9:26pm] jokeefe: now that the House has recessed, would make sense to setup visits with the four Congress people who voted for the USA Freedom Act [9:27pm] jokeefe: FastTrack passed in the Senate, BTW with Warren and Market voting against it. [9:28pm] jokeefe: Bluestreak, any other observations about today’s event? [9:29pm] Bluestreak: Not the best location for ganreing the publics’ attn [9:29pm] Bluestreak: garnering even [9:30pm] Bluestreak: Also I like the tablet displays, but [9:30pm] js0000: nice pix on twitter [9:30pm] Bluestreak: I like signs, too. [9:30pm] Bluestreak: BIG signs [9:30pm] jokeefe: 50 cities is the talking point [9:30pm] js0000: Bluestreak: glad to see you representin [9:30pm] Bluestreak: So passers by know what wew are gathered for [9:30pm] Bluestreak: Thanks. Good to be out of the house! [9:30pm] jokeefe: agreed on big signs. iPad Pro anyone [9:31pm] Bluestreak: Ok sure lemme break out ah gold cahd [9:32pm] jokeefe: Moving on to Decisions [9:33pm] moorejoe joined the chat room. [9:33pm] moorejoe: ahoy [9:33pm] jokeefe: ahoy moorejoe [9:33pm] Bluestreak: ahoy [9:33pm] jokeefe: agenda,_2015_IRC_Meeting [9:33pm] moorejoe: have it open thx [9:34pm] jokeefe: Great [9:35pm] jokeefe: Preferences for the next Pirate Council In-Person Meeting? [9:35pm] jokeefe: and location suggestions? [9:35pm] jokeefe: Worcester public library can work [9:36pm] Jlefty: Farther east would probably work better for everybody else. [9:36pm] Bluestreak: That is a great space. [9:37pm] Bluestreak: I have to agree with jlefty [9:37pm] jokeefe: probably Jlefty [9:37pm] Jlefty: I dont mind the drive [9:37pm] Bluestreak: The Allston pzzeria was pretty good [9:37pm] moorejoe: no preference, most likely I will be unable to attend [9:37pm] Bluestreak: That is a little west. [9:38pm] jokeefe: what can we do to make it easier for you moorejoe? [9:38pm] Bluestreak: And it’s right off the pike. [9:38pm] Bluestreak: Garret K might come if we have it on a Sat. [9:40pm] jokeefe: Weekend of the 30th is out. [9:41pm] jokeefe: Could do it after pride - find a restaurant and have an early dinner [9:43pm] Jlefty: have we ever tried using a doodle pad for scheduling? [9:44pm] jokeefe: yes, writing it now [9:45pm] Bluestreak: We had dinner after Pride last year. It was nice. Hard to find a restaurant, tho... [9:45pm] jokeefe: here is the poll - [9:46pm] Jlefty: since we have a lot more to get through before time, I'm share my findings on the flag situation. [9:46pm] jokeefe: please do [9:47pm] Jlefty: From my preliminary research, it seems that custom 3'x5' flags are expensive. I'm talking around $100 each. [9:47pm] moorejoe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 268 seconds) [9:47pm] Bluestreak: OK [9:47pm] Jlefty: Plain black flags, on the other hand are like 7 each. [9:47pm] Bluestreak: Is 3x5 big enough cap? [9:48pm] jokeefe: Stencil ourselves? [9:48pm] Bluestreak: I’ll buy us some flags. [9:48pm] jokeefe: What about orange flags? [9:48pm] Jlefty: That was my first reaction, stenciling is fun [9:48pm] Bluestreak: I have stenciled silk flags and here is the thing: [9:48pm] moorejoe joined the chat room. [9:49pm] Bluestreak: It bleeds through to the other side [9:49pm] Bluestreak: Of course if there is no words, that is ok [9:49pm] Jlefty: we could go with canvas, that way we could paint both sides [9:49pm] Bluestreak: Hard to catch the wind. [9:50pm] Jlefty: true [9:50pm] Bluestreak: I would like two custom [9:50pm] Bluestreak: That look like the T shirt fronts [9:50pm] Bluestreak: What color cap? [9:51pm] moorejoe: black? [9:51pm] jokeefe: ideally white or black on orange, but if black on white or white on black is cheaper [9:52pm] Jlefty: White on black would be really sexy IMO. Black flags just look so sick [9:52pm] Bluestreak: Cap? [9:52pm] Bluestreak: what say you? [9:52pm] Wiel left the chat room. (Read error: Connection reset by peer) [9:52pm] Bluestreak: Sent you a PM jokeefe [9:53pm] jokeefe: $100 a flag is too much [9:53pm] Jlefty: I can keep on hunting. But what is our per unit budget? [9:55pm] jokeefe: $300 - [9:55pm] jokeefe: is the total budget [9:56pm] Bluestreak: how many flags you want? [9:57pm] Jlefty: Okay that's cool. A stencil seems like a gift that would keep on giving [9:58pm] jokeefe: wonder if some other pirate party has a flag we can purchase. german pp’s flag is nice, but piraten != pirate [9:58pm] jokeefe: no flag for the uk’s store [9:59pm] jokeefe: we are almost at time. [9:59pm] jokeefe: so Jlefty, please keep looking. [9:59pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:59pm] Jlefty: Will do. [10:00pm] Jlefty: where are we meeting for March against monsanto? [10:00pm] jokeefe: State house, 1pm [10:00pm] js0000 left the chat room. (Quit: leaving) [10:00pm] Jlefty: cool! I've got a guest [10:00pm] jokeefe: yay! [10:00pm] Bluestreak: Awesome [10:01pm] moorejoe: ciao! [10:01pm] moorejoe left the chat room. (Quit: Web client closed) [10:01pm] Jlefty: Peace, see yall there! [10:01pm] jokeefe: motion to adjourn? [10:01pm] Bluestreak: Woo hoo! [10:01pm] Bluestreak: 2nd [10:01pm] jokeefe: all in favor [10:02pm] jokeefe: ? [10:02pm] Bluestreak: aye [10:02pm] Jlefty: aye [10:02pm] jokeefe: aye [10:02pm] Bluestreak: Ta! [10:02pm] Bluestreak left the chat room. [10:02pm] jokeefe: any opposed [10:02pm] jokeefe: ? [10:04pm] jokeefe: motion passes [10:04pm] jokeefe: night all