[Wolves] Online Meetings and Staying in Touch

Andy Chamberlain triumph900 at talktalk.net
Wed Mar 18 10:49:48 UTC 2020


Software downloaded and got onto freenode.

I will keep checking it out to see what is going on.


On 18/03/2020 10:46, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm not available tonight, I'd planned to tie in a maintenance visit to
> the office with the LUG meeting, followed by visiting my mum. Since the
> LUG meeting is now off, I'm staying for dinner at my mums.
> That said, virtual meetings are a good idea. I think we're all going to
> lack human interaction over the next 3-6 months to some degree. Perhaps
> someone could take it on themselves to run one tonight, or we can try
> next Weds. If someone could run one tonight then we can keep to our
> usual fortnightly schedule, otherwise we'll be off by a week, unless we
> do it weekly.
> I'd intended to say there has been discussion on the lugmaster and
> Birmingham LUG lists about an open source web conferencing platform
> called Jitsi which looks promising:
> https://jitsi.org/
> I believe it's self-hostable too if you don't want to use the hosted
> version. I'm going to forward a mail that was posted to the lugmaster
> list in a moment which contains links to a 'Corona Virus Tech Handbook',
> about how technology can help fill the gaps left by social distancing
> and self-isolation. The section on Event Alternatives will be useful in
> this instance.
> If anyone is interested, please join us on IRC in the #wolveslug channel
> on Freenode. If you've never used IRC, it's like multi-player Notepad. A
> plain text chat room which pre-dates things like Yahoo Chat and MSN etc.
> Start by installing an IRC client like Hexchat, join the Freenode
> network and then the #wolveslug channel. Andy, ask if you want to join
> in but don't know how, then please ask for help, though I won't be
> around most of the day, perhaps others will help.
> In the meantime, please use the list to keep in touch, ask questions or
> post links to articles or software you think others might find
> interesting. It's something I've been trying to do myself as we need it
> to stay alive. Don't worry about whether you should, or about getting
> criticised, or about whether anyone replies. You won't know how many
> people read the article or followed the link without thinking of
> anything useful to say.
> Ad
> On 18/03/2020 09:31, Andy Chamberlain via Wolves wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am interested in a Virtual meeting, but I am an enthusiastic user of
>> Linux and lack the knowledge to set up my laptop to enable a virtual
>> meet up.
>> If one of you computer experts could post further information on how to
>> make this work or direct me to websites that could help me I would be
>> very grateful.
>> I am retired and a widow and feel very alone and isolated now and this
>> would help me through this difficult time.
>> Thank you for any information the group can offer.
>> Best regards
>> Andy
>> On 17/03/2020 23:04, baden powell via Wolves wrote:
>>> I'll come out of the shadows to say that, as someone who finds night-time
>>> driving a challenge, virtual meetups would be of interest, especially
>>> if we
>>> were to try out the various tech for those as a part of the meetups
>>> themselves.
>>> atb
>>> B
>>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 8:35 PM Chris Ellis via Wolves <
>>> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> We could do some kind of virtual meet up over Zoom or similar, if people
>>>> are interested in thst kind of thing?
>>>> Chris
>>>> On Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 15:09 Adam Sweet via Wolves, <
>>>> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> As Iain pointed out to me on IRC, I gave out the wrong IRC channel.
>>>>> It's
>>>>> #wolveslug, not #wolves. Sorry to anyone who might have been sitting in
>>>>> the wrong channel for hours.
>>>>> Ad
>>>>> On 17/03/2020 11:01, Adam Sweet wrote:
>>>>>> As it happens since government advice is now to avoid unnecessary
>>>> social
>>>>>> contact, including pubs and restaurants, I think it's a good idea to
>>>>>> cancel this meeting and postpone future ones until further notice.
>>>>>> Personally, I was thinking this should be the last one for a while,
>>>>>> but
>>>>>> with Mother's Day on Sunday and my own mum being over 70, I decided I
>>>>>> should probably not risk exposing myself then visiting my mum a few
>>>> days
>>>>>> later in the period when people are still asymptomatic. The guy who
>>>> used
>>>>>> the urinal and walked out without washing his hands at the last
>>>>>> meeting
>>>>>> sticks out as a good example of why.
>>>>>> That said, the LUG exists with or without me so if people still
>>>>>> want to
>>>>>> meet up then feel free, post a meeting list or ask me to.
>>>>>> Perhaps we can organise something online, there's a #wolves on the
>>>>>> Freenode IRC network (I'm the only person in there), run some kind of
>>>>>> weekly/fortnightly online game, or something else fun. Suggestions
>>>>> welcome.
>>>>>> Ad
>>>>>> On 17/03/2020 08:53, Andy Chamberlain via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>> I won't be attending for the foreseeable future. I am classed as
>>>> elderly
>>>>>>> regarding the Virus and therefore must be careful.
>>>>>>> Best of luck everyone and hopefully see you all when we are through
>>>> this
>>>>>>> crisis.
>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>> Andy
>>>>>>> On 16/03/2020 13:59, Simon Burke via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 2020-03-16 10:22, Iain Cuthbertson via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Sun, 2020-03-15 at 20:05 +0000, Ron Wellsted via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On 15 March 2020 19:34:16 GMT, Andy Chamberlain via Wolves <
>>>>>>>>>> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> On 15/03/2020 16:31, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> Living with a concerned GP means that I'm constantly
>>>>>>>>>>>> subjected to
>>>>>>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>>>> the latest COVID-19 updates, statistics, projections and a
>>>>>>>>>>>> liberal
>>>>>>>>>>>> amount of social panic.
>>>>>>>>>>>> For that reason I'm going to ask that if you've had a fever,
>>>>>>>>>>>> cough or
>>>>>>>>>>>> any cold or flu like symptoms in the last 2 weeks, or been in
>>>>>>>>>>>> contact
>>>>>>>>>>>> with anyone who has then please don't come.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Please don't be selfish. It probably won't be any of us that are
>>>>>>>>>>>> at
>>>>>>>>>>> risk
>>>>>>>>>>>> of the worst consequences, but it disproportionately affects
>>>>>>>>>>>> those
>>>>>>>>>>> over
>>>>>>>>>>>> 70 and those with underlying health conditions, so any of us
>>>>>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>>>>> contracts it could pass it on to one of our grandparents, or a
>>>>>>>>>>>> friend
>>>>>>>>>>> or
>>>>>>>>>>>> relative, or one of their children that has an existing illness.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Government advice is changing daily so we could well see the
>>>>>>>>>>>> banning
>>>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>>>> public gatherings in the coming weeks or months. Hopefully it
>>>>>>>>>>>> won't
>>>>>>>>>>> come
>>>>>>>>>>>> to that but until then we can let people vote with their feet.
>>>>>>>>>>>> In the meantime, please cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw
>>>>>>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>>>>>> away,
>>>>>>>>>>>> or into the sleeve on the inside of your elbow and wash your
>>>>>>>>>>>> hands a
>>>>>>>>>>>> lot. Also, stop touching your face and buying all the pasta.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Anyway...
>>>>>>>>>>>> Date:
>>>>>>>>>>>> 19:30 - 23:00, Wed 18th March 2020
>>>>>>>>>>>> Place:
>>>>>>>>>>>> The Royal Tiger
>>>>>>>>>>>> 41-43 The High Street
>>>>>>>>>>>> Wednesfield
>>>>>>>>>>>> Wolverhampton
>>>>>>>>>>>> WV11 1ST
>>>>>>>>>>>> Map:
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://osm.org/go/euzQda~6w--?m=&node=260118166
>>>>>>>>>>>> Purpose:
>>>>>>>>>>>> Eat, drink and talk Linux, amongst other things.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Please put your names below.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Goes:
>>>>>>>>>>>> 1. Ad
>>>>>>>>> 2. Iain
>>>>>>>> 3. Simon
>>>>>>>>>>>> Late/Maybe:
>>>>>>>>>>>> No Goes:
>>>>>>>>>>> 1.Andy
>>>>>>>>>> 2. Ron
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