[Rustington] Portsmouth and South East Hants LUG - February 19th IRL & Virtual meet

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Fri Feb 18 17:37:17 UTC 2022

There's been a bit of a heads up on the PLUG list (why aren't you all on 
it?!), but this is the formal announcement of the February meet 
(tomorrow!). It will be at Broad Oak, with the usual IRL start of 1pm, 
and sandwiches will be available (for those attending in person and 
wanting to partake).

Things have changed a little since we last met regularly as there are no 
longer any doors on the meeting room. It isn't generally noisy and it 
will help with ventilation, so shouldn't be an issue. There is also the 
possibility that we can use the downstairs meeting room if there isn't a 
function on for some meetings - it will be clearly signposted or 
announced if we aren't in our usual 'room'.

For those either not wanting to attend in person, or not able to (to far 
to travel perhaps, or maybe a tree on the route!), I will be running the 
Jitsi room to see how the two work together - last time it had teething 
problems, this time I should have a different speaker / mic setup that 
may help - possibly - so drop in and see :-)

See you there (virtually or in person) or, well, erm, not I guess - it 
is purely voluntary, but we still don't bite and we have no plans to.

To join virtually head to:


I will enable the lobby as well as the password of 'sat22',- a totally 
random change with no discernable pattern to it! If for some reason the 
URL above has been grabbed I will update via the list and website (you 
don't seem to be able to reserve them).

I use Firefox, but I have heard that some have had issues and recommend 
Chrome or Chromium. There is also an app that you will be asked to 
download if you are using Android or Apple (it is also available through 
F-Droid). Personally I find the best option is the Electron app that can 
be downloaded from https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron as an 
AppImage or a Deb package. It is also available from Flathub and the 
Snap store as third party build, but I don't know how up to date those

If anyone wants to join by phone I can email a code when the meeting 
starts (I don't think it gets created until then with Jitsi), but I have 
no idea where you stand on call costs. It came up at the IWPCUG / IOWLUG 
meet and I investigated.

Keep safe.


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