View Full Version : Southern Tas (and wannabes) get together - Autumn '20

23rd April 2020, 11:25 AM
Hi all,

Autumn has arrived, not only in season, but for many in mood as well. While we can't share a cup of coffee with a slice of Maja's cake, I propose a virtual get together.

Who: Anyone. If you're not in Tasmania, just put on a warm jacket and pretend. But seriously, everyone is welcome regardless of where you are. I'm sure a lot of us who have been stuck at home for several weeks could do with seeing real faces and participating in a chat.
Date: Monday 27 April
Time: 18:00
How: I will host a video conference using Zoom. On Monday, I will post the meeting link in this thread. In the interim you can install Zoom on your computer, phone or tablet. To keep a semblance of order if we have lot's of participants, I will run the get together as a circular chat format, where everyone gets a turn in sequence to share and respond to others.

IF YOU ARE A TECHNICAL NUMPTY don't let that stop you!
If this sounds too complicated, but you would like to participate, it is really quite easy once you know how. If you are stuck, PM me your phone number before Monday afternoon and I will call you and help you get set up before hand.

Some helpful suggestions:

Use headphones if you have some available.
Mute your microphone in the zoom app and unmute when you want to talk. If you're connecting from a computer, you can use the space bar like a walkie talkie (press to talk). This all helps reduce feedback.

I'm looking forward to catching up with those who regularly attend the get togethers, and hopefully meet a bunch of you from further afield too.

Kind regards,

P.S. If you feel compelled to tell me we shouldn't be using Zoom for one reason or another, please don't. :)

23rd April 2020, 02:45 PM
This sounds like fun,great idea Lance.

Count me in.

Cheers Matt.

24th April 2020, 11:25 AM
Interested to know what you mean by the P.S. comment about Zoom?

24th April 2020, 12:49 PM
Interested to know what you mean by the P.S. comment about Zoom?Simply because like anything, everyone has opinions, and anticipated responses of "Zoom is bad because of xxx, you should be using yyy if you care about zzz" isn't going to alter the get together, so didn't want the thread to degenerate into a technology debate. That's all. :)

24th April 2020, 01:45 PM
Thought that might have been the reason but also thought I might be missing something (do that quite often).

24th April 2020, 03:02 PM
Just as a PSA, Zoom did have a security breach recently, so if you haven't changed your password in the last couple of weeks it's probably a good idea to do so

25th April 2020, 09:56 AM
Hi Lance

On the Numpty side of things...Will try and download Zoom - you may have to intervene !!
Thanks for the offer to assist !

Cheers Yvan

27th April 2020, 01:37 PM
Hi All,

The details for the get together are below. I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it this evening.

Topic: Woodwork
Time: Apr 27, 2020 06:00 PM Hobart

Join Zoom Meeting
Launch Meeting - Zoom (https://utas.zoom.us/j/91346646392)

Meeting ID: 913 4664 6392

27th April 2020, 02:37 PM
I will probably jump into this, could be fun.

27th April 2020, 06:58 PM
Just a quick note that I've edited the above as the details changed. If that doesn't work...

New meeting invite is Launch Meeting - Zoom (https://utas.zoom.us/j/91346646392)

Meeting ID: 913 4664 6392

27th April 2020, 08:13 PM
Is the meeting still in progress