Monthly chat this Sunday (Monday morning in Asia/Australia/NZ)

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Chris Watkins

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Aug 6, 2012, 2:03:18 PM8/6/12
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It's time to start a monthly chat, starting this Sunday. Hope you can make it!

I've just picked a time that looks good - we can always change it next time.

Date: Sunday 12 August (2nd Sunday of the month)

Time: 10pm GMT. That's 3pm PDT/6pm EDT for North Americans, 8am Monday AEST for Australians... or use the Time Zone Converter if you need.

Details are also at Appropedia:IRC #Regular meetings.

We use IRC - it's an old fashioned chat, good for open conversations. See the section on Using IRC - there are some easy ways to get online.

Looking forward to it.
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Danyl Strype

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Aug 7, 2012, 4:41:17 PM8/7/12
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Kia ora Chris

I'll try to make it this Monday.

Looking to the future, if you could get a Murmur server running, and
we could all get Mumble clients, we could have a voice chat? A lot of
groups are starting to do voice conferences using Mumble, an open
source/ free code alternative to Skype. It's been described as "voice
IRC":
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

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Chris Watkins

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Aug 8, 2012, 4:05:53 AM8/8/12
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Thanks Strypey - I'll look into that.

I like text chat for a few reasons - say, if Kili (Chris Sam) wants to join us from Tanzania, understanding our various accents over a local connection might be a challenge. And having a written record of the chat can be useful.

But I'd like to connect more with fellow Appropedians one-on-one or in small groups, and I've been looking for an open source alternative to Skype!
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