Quarantini, Shaken Not Stirred
posted March 23, 2020 6:44 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Hi everyone, Who wants to get ironic and have an online Calgary IRL meetup sometime? Location: the internet! Might be good for sanity, who knows. Hope everyone is staying both safe and sane!
posted by CarrotAdventure to Online (29 comments total)

Good idea. Count me in. Lots going for the idea: booze is cheaper; commute is painless; quieter than a pub.
posted by angiep at 7:09 AM on March 24 [1 favorite]

Sounds like fun. My wife and kids may guest star!
posted by nubs at 9:55 AM on March 24 [1 favorite]

Sounds good!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:45 PM on March 24

Any ideas for a date? My schedule is, uh, pretty wide open at the moment.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:49 PM on March 24

I'm lucky enough to work from home, so am unavailable 0800-1700, Mon-Fri. Other than that, name your time and remote conferencing tool.
posted by angiep at 8:27 PM on March 24

I'm in! No strong preferences for time or teleconferencing software :)
posted by sagc at 12:36 PM on March 25

Totally! Great idea! I can make this one. I'm flexible and working remotely.
posted by Calzephyr at 5:10 PM on March 25

Hubs is recovering from surgery and may enjoy it as well. He pulled out his ham radio and has been working the bands :)
posted by Calzephyr at 5:10 PM on March 25

Right on, I would definitely kill for some ham radio action right now. I've been in touch with CJSW about getting involved as a programmer again and maybe producing some content from home. In the meantime, the internet will have to do.

How about this Saturday night?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:37 PM on March 25 [1 favorite]

I think that'll be fine. 7:30 pm?
posted by angiep at 8:34 AM on March 26

Sure, I might be a tad late as I have to go grab my parent's car after work (Trying to avoid the train for now, and they are quarantined anyway), but I'll join up when I get in. I should be getting home right around 7:30 though.

What platform should we use? I have Skype and WhatsApp on my phone, and could do video or text chat or whatever. I'm not particularly skilled in the ways of live conferencing, so if anyone has any thoughts, I'm all ears.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:43 AM on March 26

I have FB and Skype.

Do you have your ham licence Carrot Adventure? If not, you can still use a CB radio.
posted by Calzephyr at 5:58 PM on March 26

I don't, but I have always wanted to get into it! Feels like it would be right up my alley.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:24 PM on March 26

I don't have FB but I do have Skype. I might be a bit laggy if we do a video thing though. If text is good for people we could just find an empty room in MeFi Chat!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:25 PM on March 26

I'm down - I'm fine with whatever platform!
posted by blerghamot at 2:51 AM on March 27

Zoom would be the other option, if someone has a paid account
posted by nubs at 11:44 AM on March 27

I can try Zoom. I understand it has some privacy issues though.
posted by Calzephyr at 12:03 PM on March 27

We could also throw up a Discord server
posted by nubs at 7:47 PM on March 27

I think I can host it on my work's GoToMeeting account. In theory that should allow video, although my apartment building's internet can get pretty laggy at 7:30 on a Saturday when everybody's at home.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:36 PM on March 27

Here's a link; I'll fire it up at 7:30.

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
- One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,119388085#

Access Code: 119-388-085

More phone numbers:
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
- One-touch: tel:+15713173129,,119388085#

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/119388085
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 3:30 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

I have the app, just waiting for things to happen.
posted by Calzephyr at 6:32 PM on March 28

We are live!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:34 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Sweet! Just got in, gimme a minute or two to get settled and I'll be right on :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:01 PM on March 28

That was fun! Ironic to have an online local meetup, but a blast! Thanks for joining!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:38 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

That was super fun guys! I hope we can do it again.

I can't wait to try white chili as suggested by Angie--I'm quite intrigued now. Everyone Google it :-D
posted by Calzephyr at 8:38 PM on March 28

Really nice meetup for sure! Already looking forward to Calgary MeFI IRL: Potluck Edition!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 8:50 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Awesome! Thanks so much, everyone!
posted by angiep at 9:08 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

Hey - sorry to have missed this; wound up on an impromptu phone conference with some of our more long distance family last night and by the time that was over, I had forgotten this was happening.
posted by nubs at 2:03 PM on March 29

No worries! We missed you but we can always do another sometime. Homeboy Trouble was an excellent web host and made it super easy.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:04 PM on March 29

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