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#6 – Happy Halloween

cylon_jackolanternLast night we had another successful meeting. Although we were missing a few of our “regulars” we had plenty of new people to make up the difference and despite the problems with tokbox (which we are becoming accustomed to) the group had a nice combination of silliness and skepticism.

Here’s a quick run-down of some of the topics with related links for reference:

Tokbox Problems

Although tokbox is pretty easy to get running (for some) it continues to plague us with dropouts, audio delays, extremely poor Linux support, and the list goes on and on. For me the most frustrating part is the audio delays, since it causes everyone to take just about the same time to pause before talking (thus everyone tends to talk at the same time, for no fault of their own).

If anyone has suggestions on a better software solution please let me know and we’ll try it for future meetings. In the mean time, I really appreciate everyone’s patience when problems occur.

Scheduling

The schedule has been changing a bit. I’m trying to discover the best times that people are available and I’m testing my own limits. The current schedule will be alternating Wednesdays and Fridays although I have found the meetings are better when we don’t have them too often, so I may be moving to a bi-weekly schedule.

The next few meetings will be Wednesday Nov 4th and then Friday Nov 13th so mark your calendars! I’ve been getting some feedback from interesting people you probably know so make sure you attend! You wouldn’t want to miss that rare opportunity to talk with someone wonderfully interesting.

Book Club

AtheistGuideThanks to Cary and Rebekkah we are starting a book club. The idea is to choose a book that we all read (anyone who wants to participate) and we discuss it. This can be done online (using a collaboration tool such as Google Wave) and during a special video chat session just for the club.

The first book we’re starting will be “Atheist’s Guide to Christmas” by Ariane Sherine. If you want to participate, contact Cary Collett (@qaphsiel), Rebekkah Berg (@ymberlenis), or myself so we can let you know how to get access to the discussion area and when the video chat will take place. Then all you need to do is find a copy of the book and start reading.

Thank you to all of this week’s attendees:
Cary Collett (@qaphsiel), Sharon Hill (@IDoubtIt), Kelley Clark (@kelleyclark), @_7654_, Juile Ward (@rationalbehavio), Ray Adam Smith Latiolais (@evilray), Sheryl Westleigh(@Noadi), Christopher Liles (@FraggedMind), Dan Johnson (@RelUnrelated), Jemison Thorsby(@TheBigBlueFrog)
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  1. CurlyEric
    October 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Sorry I missed last night. Ended up passed out in front of the laptop by 8:30 and dragged my sorry butt up to bed not that much later. Maybe next week I can stay awake long enough.

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