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Video Hangout, 10am 18 June 2022

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we’re boring, but we’re not exactly exciting either. Maybe we talk Terry Pratchett, or heavy metal, or pets, or the boundless stupidities of software. But the good news is, we’re always there for each other despite being locked inside by this pandemic. We’re doing the morning […]
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May 2022 Video Hangout

It’s spring. We can leave the house without freezing. Why are we still meeting? Oh. Pandemic. Right. Saturday 14 May 2022, 7PM, to support the West Coast folks. I need a little more text to keep the invite below the preview, so here’s a snippet of the in-progress OpenBSD storage book. It’s fairly generic material […]
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Video Hangout, 10 AM, 16 April 2022

Last month’s hang out was in the evening, so we will meet in the morning. 10 AM Detroit, on 16 April 2022. The zoom invite follows at the end of this message. I have a few new Patronizers at this level, and I’m always delighted to see new faces, so don’t be shy. If it […]
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March 2022 Video Hangout

Welcome to False Spring, which is a step before Fool’s Spring, which comes before Taunting Spring. It’s a perfect time to sit inside and talk online while all any of us really wants to do is hang out on the taco shop patio and sample the abuela’s latest masterpieces. Saturday, 19 March, 7PM Detroit time. […]
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January 2022 Video Hangout Time

The time given in the Zoom invite is wrong. It had expired before you read the note. Because I’m an idiot who’s trying to do too many things simultaneously. 22 January, 7 PM EST is the actual time. The meeting ID and passcode are correct. Share this:TwitterFacebookMoreRedditLinkedIn
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January 2022 Video Hangout

This seems like a really good month to stay home as much as possible. If you must go out, don’t click any covids. But why not join me on the evening of Saturday 22 January to hang out on Zoom and talk about random crap? My Patronizers’ random crap is usually more interesting than the […]
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December Sausage, and all-Patronizer Video Hangout

Hello my dear Patronizers! My big news is the tendinitis in my left arm and up through my shoulders. Apparently you can’t work for 20 years as a system administrator while writing dozens of books on the side without straining your body. Yes, I have an ergonomic workstation, split keyboard, and all the proper tools […]
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November 2021 Video Hangout

It’s the month for an evening meeting, so that the West Coast people can join. I mean, they could. Theoretically. If any folks from the West Coast ever appeared. I am increasingly convinced that the West Coast is a myth pushed by Big Geography. December’s meeting will be open to all Patronizers, so if you […]
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October 2021 Video Hangout

My October is filling surprisingly quickly, so this month’s chat is happening more quickly than I’d like. 9 October 2021. 10 AM EDT. Sorry for the short notice. I’m contemplating opening the December hangout to all Patronizers. I’m not sure if this would be to let folks know what they’re missing, or a bizarre threat […]
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