Japan Zoom Sunday, 12/27 8ish?
posted December 24, 2020 6:34 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun December 27 at 8:00 PM
I keep meaning to propose another one of these, and it’d be a nice to hang out and chat and what have you again, possibly with a side of Among Us if anyone is up for it.
Either day works for me. Heck, right now, all days work for me, it’s vacation!! Funny thing, I didn’t realize we can post meetups from phones, I’d just sort of assumed it was like the rest of the site.

(Why yes, I use the classic scheme, why do you ask?)
posted by Ghidorah to Online (13 comments total)

Sunday would be an easier day for me
posted by emmling at 9:09 PM on December 24, 2020

That works fine for me. Hopefully we can get a couple more folks together, but as far as first come, first serve goes, let’s go with Sunday.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:24 PM on December 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sunday should work for me too. What time are we thinking?
posted by lesser weasel at 10:18 PM on December 25, 2020

I just updated this, so, uh, 8?
posted by Ghidorah at 10:26 PM on December 25, 2020

Oh hey I’m taking Monday off so Sunday night definitely shouldn’t be a challenge! Thanks for inviting me :0
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:41 PM on December 25, 2020

I can also host Jackbox games, too! (If you’re okay with meeting up via Jitsi Meet, which is kind of like Zoom except you don’t need an account and also none of that ridiculous amount of news stories about huge security issues)
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:43 PM on December 25, 2020

Hey! Just spent an hour struggling with new router PPoE and other assorted bullshit and now I haz Internet again, so I'm in. Wouldn't mind trying Jitsi Meet. Maybe start the Zoom and we can then kick over to Jitsi for games.

(Kept messing around with the stoopid settings. Other rj11 outlet. Finally gave up and just rebooted the brand new out of the box wirecutter recommended router, and VOILA!)
posted by Gotanda at 1:05 AM on December 26, 2020

As long as it’s relatively simple to set up. Most of the zoom stuff has been patched up, and I’m less unnerved by using that than I am posting on metafilter, so whatever works. I’ve heard of Jackbox, and it sounds like fun. If you want to handle the setup, that would be great.
posted by Ghidorah at 1:34 AM on December 26, 2020

Yeah honestly Zoom having Chinese government surveillance of users even outside China is merely the latest in a long line of reasons to be kind of suspicious of Zoom’s privacy track record, heh.

If folks are willing to try out Jitsi Meet, you just have to hop over to https://meet.jit.si/MefiJapanMeetup at let’s say 8:00 Sunday night — you don’t even need an account. Or, y’know, you can do the Zoom option if you’d like, but I won’t be able to host Jackbox games in that case.
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:10 AM on December 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

It was good seeing you all again!
posted by lesser weasel at 4:54 AM on December 27, 2020 [2 favorites]

Huh, some glitch in the system maybe but I didn't receive a notice for this one! Sad I missed it but hope you had a good time! May 2021 be a safe, happy, healthy year for us all. 良いお年を!
posted by misozaki at 5:02 PM on December 28, 2020

The lack of notifications has been an issue since the introduction of the "online" meetup category. Ghidorah posted to MetaTalk about it back when we were doing this weekly, but nothing's changed.

posted by Strutter Cane - United Planets Stilt Patrol at 7:48 PM on December 28, 2020

Oh no! We'll be hosting a new year's eve party timed for NA EST (the One True Time Zone) if anyone has no plans for new year's day and feels like joining. MeMail me and I can share the link!
posted by DoctorFedora at 10:55 PM on December 28, 2020

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