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    Default A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August SEE POST 37

    The tech companies are falling over each other to provide meeting software. Let's have some fun.

    I've been told that Google meet is the best for our purposes. It's free for up to 100 people, and you can go longer than an hour. (IT'S NOW ON zOOM)

    Rules, including irrational and capricious ones.

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME, including people who have been banned and people you have on ignore. Members of WB staff are particularly welcome

    MINIMAL POLITICS, just because, it would be impossible to enforce a no politics rule

    NO SQUABBLING I'm not sure if I'll be able to mute squabblers, if I can't I'll just close the whole EBS down!

    If you register in your real name, please have a way to know your forum name.

    TIMES

    2200 UK time

    2100 gmt

    1700 us East

    1400 US west

    0900 (Sunday) New Zealand

    1100 (Sunday) Australia East

    KEVIN (BREAKAWAY) IS NOW KINDLY HOSTING.....SEE POST 37
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I'll try! I'm taking a party fishing, but should be back, or at least in cell range, by 5PM local time.

    Kevin
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    What time in Thailand?

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I think you can extrapolate that.

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    Wonderful idea, Gareth, but I can't help but think that it will end early, and badly. Good luck.

    I must offer my regrets - my good wife & I will be spending the weekend exploring (again) on Joshua Slocum's birthplace, and therefore I will be unavailable to attend.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I'll try!

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    Sounds like fun. I'll have to see what my schedule is looking like on Saturday - supposed to be installing a new dust collection system.
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I’m going to try as well. Hope to “see” many of you then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Wonderful idea, Gareth, but I can't help but think that it will end early, and badly. Good luck.

    I must offer my regrets - my good wife & I will be spending the weekend exploring (again) on Joshua Slocum's birthplace, and therefore I will be unavailable to attend.
    I don't believe there's ever been a bad EBS.
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    Brian, I hope that your beliefs never get proven wrong.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I may be at another zoom meeting at the time, but i'll have to check.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    Neighbors are thinking of hosting dinner that night but 5:00 may offer me a few minutes to sneak in a quick drink with all of you.
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I’m in. I’m at the lake. Maybe a virtual boat ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Iím in. Iím at the lake. Maybe a virtual boat ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    I don't believe there's ever been a bad EBS.
    Boom! Right you are.

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    That could be fun. I'll try to get there.
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    Shooting beetle cats that day, followed by an opening at a place that has two pieces of mine. Probably be driving between the one and the other around then.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    I'll try to remember to be there.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    Busy day Saturday but I will set the Seiko alarm chronograph for the 1400 hours of which you speak.

    I've been meaning to do more conference calls.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    I didn't think to ask for RSVP but it's nice to have them. I expected more response from the UK and antipodes.

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    I think I can make it. I'll make sure to have a cold one ready!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I think I can make it. I'll make sure to have a cold one ready!
    Yannow, a virtual EBS makes it hard for me to buy you a beer, Garret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    Yannow, a virtual EBS makes it hard for me to buy you a beer, Garret.
    It's the thought that counts!
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August

    Can't make it, as I'll be out of town visiting family, but like the man said, "Have fun storming the castle, boys!"

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    Will there be video? Like, I'd have to shower and shave?
    Would you do that for a "real" gathering? If so, that'd make you one of the fancy folks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Shooting beetle cats that day,
    How do you cook those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    How do you cook those?
    If high winds then over easy - otherwise shiny side up.
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    We'll look to be there. I've been to at least 3 EBSs so far - and all have been most enjoyable.
    Will

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    Thanks Hwyll, looking forward to it and hope the technology works!
    Having fun with zoom meetings here. Some work, some don't. And I can tell you it's hard to be serious when the chair appears to be upside down and talks like Donald Duck!

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    I'm unfortunately cancelling. I did a test run last night and things kept crashing.

    EDIT. IT'S NOW ON AGAIN BUT ON ZOOM

    see post 37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I'm unfortunately cancelling. I did a test run last night and things kept crashing.
    Thatís sad - was it the software or your local connection?
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August CANCELLED

    Ive used Zoom with 100 people and it's worked flawless. Under an hour it's free, usually thats enough fun.
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August CANCELLED

    If anyone else is good at this technology feel free to step up and set something up.

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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August CANCELLED

    I'm unfortunately cancelling. I did a test run last night and things kept crashing.
    In the spirit of help not admonishment, Gareth, that would be a local problem to your computer and or connection. Google Meet works.

    Try shutting down any other applications on your computer. Also, if there are others in your household using the same internet connection your bandwith can be reduced, especially if they are streaming or gaming or watching video. So, maybe ask them to refrain from doing so at the time of the meeting

    One workaround, if your connection is sketchy, is to try joining without your camera. When you first join the meeting, you will be prompted to allow microphone and camera. Click yes for mic; but click no for camera. Video uses more bandwith and computing power.

    Finally, download the Google Meet app for your phone. I join a lot of meetings that way. Maybe your phone will have fewer probs.

    All of the above applies to anyone who might encounter a problem connecting. There may be other workarounds that I am unaware of, so if others know them, step up and suggest them, please.


    Kevin

    Edit see post 37 for new meeting url and phone number.

    Kevin
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    Default Re: A virtual EBS. 1700 Eastern Saturday 8th of August CANCELLED

    Yes it's definitely my computer that's the problem.

    I'd love it if someone else organized it.

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