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Virtual AC Do - Every Saturday until after COVID

Old Mar 22, 20, 5:12 pm
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Where: On your computing device. Anything with a Zoom client. https://zoom.us/download - You probably want "Zoom Client for Meetings" or "Zoom Mobile Apps".

When: Saturday November 25 2023 @ 1700 PDT / 2000 EDT / 2130 NDT - We will likely go quite late, typically ending after 0100 PDT.

The link will be the same every week. We don't need a list, many people will be here. Just add your name if you want the link PM'd to you around 1630 PDT before the do.

Suggestion: Please include your forum handle (and optionally your name) when logging onto Zoom.

Please send me the same link as last week:
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Virtual AC Do - Every Saturday until after COVID

Old Mar 21, 20, 6:48 pm
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: YYZ
Programs: AC SEMM / HH Diamond
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Originally Posted by capedreamer
Also down. Weekends work best. Zoom is my preferred medium.

I can make weekdays work, but especially once we span time zones then weekends will be easier.

And I'm mostly agnostic about the technology, but my preference is zoom.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 8:20 pm
Join Date: Sep 2014
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I am in. Teams or Zoom works for me.
If i am going to be on camera I will shave and do my hair... it's been a little leisurely around here...
Any time works

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Old Mar 21, 20, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith

Also, how do we keep this from turning in to a lecture where one person is talking and 20 people are listening because we can't break off in to smaller groups the way it usually happens in person?
If we make everybody co-hosts we can use Breakout Rooms in Zoom

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Old Mar 21, 20, 8:57 pm
Join Date: Sep 2018
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Audio only, but https://discordapp.com/ might be a good option or teamspeak (used for e-sports teams), especially if it was more of a drop-in type thing.

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Old Mar 21, 20, 9:32 pm
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next someone needs to put up a webcam with a virtual MLL
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Old Mar 21, 20, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700
next someone needs to put up a webcam with a virtual MLL
Zoom lets you use any image as your virtual background
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Old Mar 21, 20, 9:41 pm
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Im in if the time works. Late afternoon PDT is best for me. If you insist on cameras Ill wear my WW 1 flying ace uniform: leather helmet, goggles and khaki scarf trailing in the wind.

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Old Mar 21, 20, 10:55 pm
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I'd second an AC-specific discord channel; 500 person audio-do would be pretty awesome.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 12:39 pm
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Fun idea

Stay safe and healthy out there...
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Old Mar 22, 20, 2:33 pm
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This sounds great, I'm in! Pretty much any time works for me, weekdays and weekends. I also like the idea of it being a weekly/regular thing.

Blackboard has been working really well for my uni classes, it could be another option.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 2:42 pm
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I am 100% in...

I haven't been on FT in a while, but it looks like I came on again at the right time!

This should be a good laugh!
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Old Mar 22, 20, 3:22 pm
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Could be fun and worth a shot.

We've been using Zoom to fairly good effect. If someone already has a Pro (or better) account, then we get past the 40 minute limit.

Our current tally is now 6 virtual cocktails sessions between beer o'clock on Friday and tonight.

This social distancing is really hard work!
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Old Mar 22, 20, 3:31 pm
Join Date: Sep 2011
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If time works I would like to join.

I think my Zoom licence allows for up to 65 participants but I can check with my IT group to confirm
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Old Mar 22, 20, 3:34 pm
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If things truly gets out of hand, my Zoom license allows 500 users. Same here, set a date and time and I'll see if it works for me.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 3:36 pm
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Lets set a date then.
How about upcoming Saturday? March 28 - around 5PM PST?
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