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digitalmars.D - So. How 'bout that BeerConf?

reply Ethan <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the 
term BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be 
sullied by a virus carrying a similar name to bottled water 
passing itself off as beer.

Who's keen for an online BeerConf?

DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a holiday 
weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a webcam in 
some kind of online meeting thing on a day during that weekend. 
Google might be the easiest but we're unimpressed with the 
quality lately so multi-platform suggestions (yes, that also 
includes mobile phones) would be welcome.

[1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
May 29
next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On Friday, 29 May 2020 at 14:21:54 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the 
 term BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be 
 sullied by a virus carrying a similar name to bottled water 
 passing itself off as beer.

 Who's keen for an online BeerConf?

 DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a 
 holiday weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a 
 webcam in some kind of online meeting thing on a day during 
 that weekend. Google might be the easiest but we're unimpressed 
 with the quality lately so multi-platform suggestions (yes, 
 that also includes mobile phones) would be welcome.

 [1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
I wouldn't say no, but I probably won't be able to drink beer until the end of June.
Jun 07
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 29 May 2020 at 14:21:54 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the 
 term BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be 
 sullied by a virus carrying a similar name to bottled water 
 passing itself off as beer.

 Who's keen for an online BeerConf?

 DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a 
 holiday weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a 
 webcam in some kind of online meeting thing on a day during 
 that weekend. Google might be the easiest but we're unimpressed 
 with the quality lately so multi-platform suggestions (yes, 
 that also includes mobile phones) would be welcome.

 [1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
In a move I'm sure will surprise exactly nobody, I'm in. BeerConf!
Jun 08
parent Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Monday, 8 June 2020 at 13:24:19 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 On Friday, 29 May 2020 at 14:21:54 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 [...]
In a move I'm sure will surprise exactly nobody, I'm in. BeerConf!
BeerConf!
Jun 08
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy gmail.com> writes:
On 5/29/20 10:21 AM, Ethan wrote:
 My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the term 
 BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be sullied by a virus 
 carrying a similar name to bottled water passing itself off as beer.
I like them with limes, but prefer Pacifico if I'm going to drink that style of water.
 
 Who's keen for an online BeerConf?
 
 DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a holiday 
 weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a webcam in some 
 kind of online meeting thing on a day during that weekend. Google might 
 be the easiest but we're unimpressed with the quality lately so 
 multi-platform suggestions (yes, that also includes mobile phones) would 
 be welcome.
 
 [1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
Today was actually the day my flight was supposed to leave for a family vacation in London, including dconf. I'm totally down for an online get-together, and I would stress to everyone that you don't have to be a beer drinker to enjoy BeerConf. Indeed, I think some of our non-drinking D friends enjoy BeerConf more than some of us due to the entertainment we provide. -Steve
Jun 12
parent reply Ethan <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 I'm totally down for an online get-together, and I would stress 
 to everyone that you don't have to be a beer drinker to enjoy 
 BeerConf. Indeed, I think some of our non-drinking D friends 
 enjoy BeerConf more than some of us due to the entertainment we 
 provide.
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too. Any suggestions for video conferencing software? I assume no one wants to install the security nightmare that Zoom represents (I haven't). Slack supports video calls, but we've discovered a limit of around 15-20 participants. Which may not be a problem at all really. So perhaps the dlang Slack is going to be the best place to do this.
Jun 17
next sibling parent Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 13:43:30 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 [...]
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too. Any suggestions for video conferencing software? I assume no one wants to install the security nightmare that Zoom represents (I haven't). Slack supports video calls, but we've discovered a limit of around 15-20 participants. Which may not be a problem at all really. So perhaps the dlang Slack is going to be the best place to do this.
dlang slack, Sounds like a plan.
Jun 17
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy gmail.com> writes:
On 6/17/20 9:43 AM, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
 I'm totally down for an online get-together, and I would stress to 
 everyone that you don't have to be a beer drinker to enjoy BeerConf. 
 Indeed, I think some of our non-drinking D friends enjoy BeerConf more 
 than some of us due to the entertainment we provide.
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too. Any suggestions for video conferencing software? I assume no one wants to install the security nightmare that Zoom represents (I haven't). Slack supports video calls, but we've discovered a limit of around 15-20 participants. Which may not be a problem at all really. So perhaps the dlang Slack is going to be the best place to do this.
Google meet recently allowed premium features to everyone, even if you aren't paying. It looks like it supports up to 250 people? I haven't ever used it, maybe someone can vouch for it. I'm good with next weekend. -Steve
Jun 17
next sibling parent aberba <karabutaworld gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 17:27:08 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 On 6/17/20 9:43 AM, Ethan wrote:
 [...]
Google meet recently allowed premium features to everyone, even if you aren't paying. It looks like it supports up to 250 people? I haven't ever used it, maybe someone can vouch for it. I'm good with next weekend. -Steve
I've used Google meet couple of times for developer talks. I actually like it more than zoom. Has a live caption for real-time caption. Helpful when talking to different people.
Jun 17
prev sibling parent reply Ethan <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 17:27:08 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 Google meet recently allowed premium features to everyone, even 
 if you aren't paying. It looks like it supports up to 250 
 people? I haven't ever used it, maybe someone can vouch for it.
We use Google's video suite here. It works, but it drops to potato quality frequently. Probably wasn't an issue before corona, but they're clearly not dedicating enough server capacity for demand. Not that it matters for just drinking beers I guess.
Jun 18
parent reply Jan =?UTF-8?B?SMO2bmln?= <hrominium gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 18 June 2020 at 09:48:31 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 17:27:08 UTC, Steven 
 Schveighoffer wrote:
 Google meet recently allowed premium features to everyone, 
 even if you aren't paying. It looks like it supports up to 250 
 people? I haven't ever used it, maybe someone can vouch for it.
We use Google's video suite here. It works, but it drops to potato quality frequently. Probably wasn't an issue before corona, but they're clearly not dedicating enough server capacity for demand. Not that it matters for just drinking beers I guess.
Tomorrow there will be an online NimConf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxLL3km21Aw Are there any plans for an online Dconf, or is DConf2020 definitely buried?
Jun 19
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 19 June 2020 at 20:38:46 UTC, Jan Hönig wrote:

 Are there any plans for an online Dconf, or is DConf2020 
 definitely buried?
Yes, we're looking at doing DConf Online. I should be ready to make an announcement in the near future.
Jun 19
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Greatsam4sure <greatsam4sure yahoo.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 13:43:30 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 [...]
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too. Any suggestions for video conferencing software? I assume no one wants to install the security nightmare that Zoom represents (I haven't). Slack supports video calls, but we've discovered a limit of around 15-20 participants. Which may not be a problem at all really. So perhaps the dlang Slack is going to be the best place to do this.
Try jitsi from jitsi.org. it is open source and free with no time limit. It does everything zoom is capable of but more secure
Jun 17
parent Laeeth Isharc <laeeth laeeth.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 19:00:29 UTC, Greatsam4sure wrote:
 On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 13:43:30 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 [...]
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too. Any suggestions for video conferencing software? I assume no one wants to install the security nightmare that Zoom represents (I haven't). Slack supports video calls, but we've discovered a limit of around 15-20 participants. Which may not be a problem at all really. So perhaps the dlang Slack is going to be the best place to do this.
Try jitsi from jitsi.org. it is open source and free with no time limit. It does everything zoom is capable of but more secure
Brave browser nightly now comes with video calling built in. They took Jitsi and removed telemetry and changed room key to 43 chars so harder to guess. I haven't played with it much yet though. https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/1266054046147678208?s=19
Jun 21
prev sibling parent reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 13:43:30 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 I'm totally down for an online get-together, and I would 
 stress to everyone that you don't have to be a beer drinker to 
 enjoy BeerConf. Indeed, I think some of our non-drinking D 
 friends enjoy BeerConf more than some of us due to the 
 entertainment we provide.
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too.
I'm nearly weaned off the Novaminsulfon/Ibuprofen/Paracetamol, but I can just drink water... :-) Iain.
Jun 21
parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 17:07:59 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 13:43:30 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Friday, 12 June 2020 at 12:37:15 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 I'm totally down for an online get-together, and I would 
 stress to everyone that you don't have to be a beer drinker 
 to enjoy BeerConf. Indeed, I think some of our non-drinking D 
 friends enjoy BeerConf more than some of us due to the 
 entertainment we provide.
Check the NG for the first time in a couple of weeks, and see replies for online beerconf. This pleases me. Midsummer is this weekend, but I guess we can delay it a week to give Iain a chance to prepare for beer. My birthday is also next week, so I can use that excuse too.
I'm nearly weaned off the Novaminsulfon/Ibuprofen/Paracetamol, but I can just drink water... :-)
I've just realized that you meant next weekend (beginning 27th), I will be ready to join by that time. Not quite on the same level as you though, however, being an Aussie, I probably wouldn't able to anyway... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ9JymhVEeQ&t=1462
Jun 21
prev sibling next sibling parent bauss <jj_1337 live.dk> writes:
On Friday, 29 May 2020 at 14:21:54 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the 
 term BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be 
 sullied by a virus carrying a similar name to bottled water 
 passing itself off as beer.

 Who's keen for an online BeerConf?

 DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a 
 holiday weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a 
 webcam in some kind of online meeting thing on a day during 
 that weekend. Google might be the easiest but we're unimpressed 
 with the quality lately so multi-platform suggestions (yes, 
 that also includes mobile phones) would be welcome.

 [1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
I'm all for it. Just need a time and place and I will try to see if my schedule fits in
Jun 17
prev sibling parent reply Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy gmail.com> writes:
On 5/29/20 10:21 AM, Ethan wrote:
 My lasting contribution to the D community has been to coin the term 
 BeerConf[1]. It seems a shame that my legacy would be sullied by a virus 
 carrying a similar name to bottled water passing itself off as beer.
 
 Who's keen for an online BeerConf?
 
 DConf was going to be held during midsummer, and that's a holiday 
 weekend in Finland. So I'd like to suggest turning on a webcam in some 
 kind of online meeting thing on a day during that weekend. Google might 
 be the easiest but we're unimpressed with the quality lately so 
 multi-platform suggestions (yes, that also includes mobile phones) would 
 be welcome.
 
 [1] https://dlang.org/blog/2017/04/19/the-dconf-experience/
We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so I grabbed a beer and joined. anyone is welcome! https://meet.jit.si/e2BKLzOlQLA8rF9d password beerconf2020 -Steve
Jun 28
parent reply Ethan <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so I 
 grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
Jun 28
next sibling parent aberba <karabutaworld gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 18:19:38 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so I 
 grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
Will be nice to have something like this at least once a month.
Jun 28
prev sibling parent reply Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 18:19:38 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so I 
 grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
I completely forgot about this... snif.
Jun 29
next sibling parent reply Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 June 2020 at 13:57:13 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 18:19:38 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so 
 I grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
I completely forgot about this... snif.
Well we always can have another .... probably in a months time though .... I still haven't fully recovered.
Jun 29
parent jmh530 <john.michael.hall gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 June 2020 at 14:10:49 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
 [snip]
 I completely forgot about this... snif.
Well we always can have another .... probably in a months time though .... I still haven't fully recovered.
Maybe make an announcement of the date/time in the announce forum?
Jun 29
prev sibling parent reply Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy gmail.com> writes:
On 6/29/20 9:57 AM, Atila Neves wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 18:19:38 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so I 
 grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
I completely forgot about this... snif.
You were pinged on slack. And missed. I think everyone agrees we should do something like this more often. -Steve
Jun 29
next sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On Monday, 29 June 2020 at 14:28:42 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 You were pinged on slack. And missed.

 I think everyone agrees we should do something like this more 
 often.
I would be up for that. Iain pinged me but I'm afraid I was a bit off colour over the weekend -- would be good to have another go :-)
Jun 29
prev sibling parent Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 June 2020 at 14:28:42 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
wrote:
 On 6/29/20 9:57 AM, Atila Neves wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 18:19:38 UTC, Ethan wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 June 2020 at 16:05:32 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
 wrote:
 We have 4 ish people right now, it just passed noon here, so 
 I grabbed a beer and joined.
11 now. And not nearly enough beers by the looks of things.
I completely forgot about this... snif.
You were pinged on slack. And missed.
I have it set to DND during the weekend... :(
Jun 30