July 14, 2020

Naval Gazing Virtual Meetup

Our first naval gazing virtual meetup went well. We had 9 people show up, and spent about an hour talking about various stuff. Our next one will be at 3 PM on Sunday August 2nd. Meeting will be via Microsoft Teams here. Possible activities include discussion of the restarted RTW2 game and a look through some of my pictures that haven't made it onto the blog.

Comments

  1. July 14, 2020cassander said...

    I like teams a lot. Handles any number of people, requires no signup (if you use the web version) and has good sound and video quality.

  2. July 14, 2020Alsadius said...

    FWIW, I likely won't be able to make that time - it's my dad's 65th, so I'll be heading to visit them for a BBQ, weather permitting. (The joys of covid - if the weather doesn't permit outdoors, we'll be delaying instead of going inside).

    But have fun, and I'll try to make the next one.

  3. July 14, 2020Alexander said...

    I also won't be able to attend, unfortunately. Nonetheless, I'm sure that after the recent 100+ comment open thread, it will lead to successors, giving me plenty of opportunities to join along in future.

  4. July 14, 2020Aaron said...

    Google Meet is also a possibility. It is free through the end of September

  5. July 14, 2020Doctorpat said...

    That's 4 am Sunday morning my time.

    Err.... don't count on me.

  6. July 14, 2020bean said...

    I'm leaning towards Google for the moment, although Teams is also tempting.

    @Doctorpat

    Sorry about that. I had to pick between Europe and your part of the world, and for this one, I chose Europe.

  7. July 14, 2020Directrix Gazer said...

    I GM an RPG for friends and family at that time on Saturdays, so I'm afraid I'll be unable to attend.

  8. July 17, 2020DismalPseudoscience said...

    Long-time lurker (and one-time guest poster) here - planning to join, and looking forward to it!

  9. July 17, 2020Matt B said...

    Long time lurker and recent new post - planning to join too!

  10. July 18, 2020John Schilling said...

    The Google Meet link just takes me to my calendar; there's no entry or invite for this event that I can see.

  11. July 18, 2020bean said...

    That's weird. I've replaced it with a different link which I think works.

  12. July 18, 2020John Schilling said...

    That one works; testing now.

  13. July 18, 2020Alsadius said...

    I will be joining, though only for about half an hour. I'm actually at the room now, though nobody has let me in.

    Is audio-only fine? I can switch to my tablet if need be.

  14. July 18, 2020bean said...

    That was fun. Thanks to everyone who came. We spent a lot of the time talking about rockets (so far, pretty much inevitable whenever John Schilling and I are in the same room) but still got some good stuff out of it.

    There was some discussion at the end about formats. Video wasn't wildly popular, and I'm certainly not tied to it. If anyone has suggestions for a way to do something more like an in-person meetup, I'd be happy to entertain them. (I know about Mozilla Hubs, but my computer does not like it.)

  15. July 18, 2020cassander said...

    I wish I could have made it, but I got distracted by housing stuff. Good news is that I now have a contract for my new place!

  16. July 18, 2020bean said...

    Congratulations. Hopefully we'll see you next time, which will probably be in two weeks.

  17. July 19, 2020Matt B said...

    I wanted to make it up but got hung up on some yard work.

    I'll aim for the next one!

    Video is nice to have, but audio only isn't the worst.

  18. July 20, 2020echo said...

    If you did audio-only, you could try streaming RtW2 at the same time, and make a collab game out of it?

  19. July 20, 2020Aaron said...

    Thanks for hosting Bean, the discussion was great fun!

  20. August 01, 2020bean said...

    Link for tomorrow's meeting is up. Hope to see you there.

  21. August 02, 2020Alexander said...

    Thanks, it was nice chatting with you both Ü

  22. August 02, 2020bean said...

    Only had three people (Alexander, John, me) this time, but it was a lot of fun. We'll probably do it again in three weeks (Sister Bean is getting married in two weeks) and I liked Teams better. Also, I'll be sure to specify time zones.

  23. August 03, 2020John Schilling said...

    Agreed on the fun, and congratulations to Sister Bean!

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