June 17
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.
June 18
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.
June 19
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?
June 20
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.
June 21
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
June 21
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.
June 21
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
June 28
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
June 28
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.
June 29
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.
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