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PLUG => Meetings => Topic started by: ssfc72 on March 29, 2021, 05:36:48 pm

Title: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: ssfc72 on March 29, 2021, 05:36:48 pm
Hello everyone.  Let me know if you are interested in a video meetup for this Wed. evening.
You can attend at anytime after 7:30 pm, if that is better for you.  The meetup usually goes until a least 9 pm.

If there is enough people interested, then I will send out a Link to the meetup at around 7:15 pm Wed.
Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: ssfc72 on March 31, 2021, 04:22:31 pm
Ok, the video meetup is a go for this evening.
Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: ssfc72 on March 31, 2021, 07:23:45 pm
Link for this evenings Jitsi video meetup
https://meet.jit.si/BetterComfortsPlanRight
Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: ssfc72 on April 01, 2021, 05:20:30 am
We had a good video meetup last evening.  There was Glen M, Brian P, Glen G, Hugh, Kal, Llyod and myself.
A couple of people in the group have had the COVID shot and they did not have to wait hardly at all, at the clinic, for the shot to be given and they did not have any ill effects other than slight soreness, for a few hours, at the spot where the needle was given.

I mentioned that I started using a different free Income Tax software program this year, GenuTax and I found it to be not as easy to use as my usual tax program, StudioTax.  The GenuTax made me answer a lot of questions that didn't apply to me and when I got into the Capital Gains reporting section, I gave up on it and went back to using StudioTax.  I may also try FutureTax, since it will run under Linux using Wine.
 
We had quite a discussion on goods coming from China and whether people are going to start wanting to buy their goods from a country other than China.

I also spoke about the Astrazeneca vacine and it's issue with blood clotting. I had blood clots in my legs, when I was in the hospital, from my motorcycle accident back in 2011.  I am wondering if I should stay away from the Astrazeneca shot?
Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: gmiller1977 on April 01, 2021, 11:38:25 am
It was a lively meeting at the end for sure LOL.  We talked until the wee hours of the morning, and then Hugh and I chatted further until about 1:15am.

Not sure if you were present for it or not, but, we also discussed brisket and different types of smoking practicies.  Lloyd also mentioned that he got a couple of 10TB HDDs

I mentioned that I was using my cell phone for a data connection last night as I'm up north.  During the entire discussion (from 7:30PM to when it ended after 1am), I only used 3GB of data.  I thought that was pretty impressive that jitsi is capable of sending such good quality video and I didn't blow over my data plan.

Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: Jason on April 01, 2021, 12:29:22 pm
3 GB for 5 1/2 hours. That's pretty amazing. As well as the chat going on that long! Did you note what resolution you were at?
Title: Re: PLUG Mug Jitsi video meetup, Wed. March 31, 7:30 pm
Post by: gmiller1977 on April 02, 2021, 11:02:04 am
3 GB for 5 1/2 hours. That's pretty amazing. As well as the chat going on that long! Did you note what resolution you were at?

I did not, I just leave it at the defaults that Jitsi uses.  There were at least 4 other members that had their cameras on too, as well as the mysterious Hugh who was voice only.  I was really surprised with the efficiency.