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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2013
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    Bumping, as I am nervous about forgetting to keep this thread from dying off.

    So how is Saturday, Sept. the 7th for people?
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    fine with me, I think...
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
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    I believe I'm in the clear then.
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    Saturday 7th good. As I won't have one of the childer here, things will be a bit more settled!
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013
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    I have heard of these Skype Night things and i am half tempted to tag along to this one, just to lower the tone a bit and make everyone wonder where the funny smell is coming from. Trouble is i shall be

    1) semi conscious after a hard day's worth of getting cut up by taxi drivers, avoiding suicidal cyclists and chucking boxes at little shopchimps

    and 2) i know bugger all about skype.

    There's not much you can do about number 1 (apart from please not squeezing up the side of lorries at traffic lights if you ride a bike) but some handy hints on what to do with this Skype thing and how to connect up and stuff, all written as if you were trying to explain it to your Granddad who you recently caught trying to use your new mobile as an electric razor, might help with number 2. That is provided there'll be anyone around between about 17.00 to 19.00 GMT* which is roughly when i'll be home and moderately awake.

    Well? Anyone?


    *Yes, GMT or UCT or whatever you call it now, not BST which is what normal people are using here at the moment and which is an hour ahead. I am not normal, i use a tachograph.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013 edited
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    When I'm not trying to post from my phone, I'll edit this, but I'll be totally happy to walk anyone and everyone through using Skype and gaining entrance to the Skype Night. There is a tiny bit of a learning curve, and even I don't remember how to do everything very well. So watch this space.

    Okay, so the first thing you (the general plural "you") is to add me as a contact on Skype. Go to the Contacts tab > Add Contact > Search Skype Directory... and type "ichbinbrittanica" in the box that comes up (on the left side, in the latest version... there's also a button w/ a plus sign on it that does the same thing; I just discovered that). Then just send me a request. Be sure to put in the message box they provide who you are on WC, esp. if your username is different. That way I'll be able to see you and add you to the call as you show up. If you're not ready right when you log in, just send me a text message giving me a heads up by clicking on my username in the list on the left side. There will be a text box on the bottom of the screen, it works like IM. I would suggest double-checking your audio settings before you join by going to Tools > Options > Audio Settings. You really just need to make sure your voice is going through, and you can hear sounds.

    That's really the basic stuff you need to know to get going. If there's anything else you have questions about, post it in here.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
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    hmmmmm, laptop currently sits hidden away in my closet hooked up to my tv (Which is not in the closet). As of right now any day in the afternoon/night is fine for me. Will be there.
    • CommentAuthorAllenW
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2013
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    I never got to do one of these (first I didn't have a microphone, then I bought one and got a little nervous so I didn't, then they kind of died) but if it is the 7th, I should be able to attend this time around. There doesn't seem to be any things happening so I'd say yes.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2013
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    Okay, provided my mic speaker is still working as well as it did the other night when I tried Skyping someone, I should be able to make this one! See y'all there!
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2013
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    Yay! Bumping!

    I guess there's really not much else to say at the moment, though. But if you could all try to help keep the word out in internet-land about this, that would be cool. Tweet about it, go on the chat room and say, "golly gee, I sure am looking forward to that Skype chat", whatever.

    And, as ever, let me know in this thread if you have any questions or concerns.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    Well i can't have the 7th off. So what the fuck ever. Will the 14th work? If not just fucking do the thing without me, who fucking cares.
    I'm not in the best mood now, so forgive me but I'm not terribly convinced it's actually gonna work out.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    We'll make it work. 14th is fine for me at the moment. How is it for everyone else?
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    14th good. will nicely make up for a gig I won't get to (way too chicken to go on my own... way too wary of someone performing to risk it too!)
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    I will probably be out of town and offline the entire weekend. Y'all haven't needed me before though so... };>
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    I'm down for the 14th still. PRETEND YOURE XYZZY.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
     (11141.16)
    On the 14th I'll be at a convention in Maryland. But I'm not usually home on a Saturday night anyways! Enjoy Skype nighting
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    I'll try to pop in on the 14th at some point. Probably best for the Aussies that we didn't go for the 7th, as that's the night of the election for us. There would have been a LOT of swearing about politics. A LOT.
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    Assuming I can find a way not to stick my foot in my mouth, Saturday the 14th sounds good.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    I shouldn't try to communicate w/ people while I'm at work, as it's hard for any sort of message to get past all the "fuck"s.

    I'm feeling better about this. I hate that glu and razr can't make it, but there will be more nights. There MUST.

    So the 14th it is.

    And yes, Cam, PRETEND YOU'RE XYZZY.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2013
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    I should be able to make it for part of that! I've got a wedding to go to the day after, but it's not like I'm officiating it or anything :p

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