[nSLUG] A summertime NSLUG/HCC backyard social

Jack Warkentin jwrk at eastlink.ca
Fri Jul 2 02:04:25 ADT 2021

Hi Joel

Great! I plan on attending.

Is there anything I can bring?


Joel Maxwell wrote:
> Followup - Saturday July 10th is the date for the backyard social - 
> raindate Sunday July 11th.
> Time between 2PM and 5PM - if there happens to be more interest than 
> what outdoor guidelines will be by then, the end time will be extended 
> to allow for milling in and out. FWIW, the end time isn't a hard stop 
> anyway.
> Anyone who needs a physical address, please reach out and I'll send a 
> private reply. HCC members may have a delay in seeing this email - there 
> appears to be issues with that mailinbg list this week.
> Now let's hope for sun!
> --Joel.
> On 2021-03-03 20:20, Joel Maxwell wrote:
>> Not particularly. I presume that would happen organically - this
>> wouldn't (necessarily) be a tech-talk style.
>> The most technical scenario would be gear set up on makeshift tables
>> and power breakouts with the respective display brightness cranked up
>> in lieu of shade - but even that can be too much for natural sunlight.
>> The "format" would be more like the coffeeshop outings, except
>> outdoors, ability to spread out over 100 square meters (or so), and
>> generally an excuse for a social event for those who lacked that for
>> many months.
>> I'd imagine there would be talk of projects that received attention due
>> to more time at home, reactions to computing paradigm shifts (e.g. the
>> work-from-home model), and bouts of justified paranoia. 😄️
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Joel Maxwell
>> On Wed, 2021-03-03 at 23:26 +0000, Malcolm MacDonald wrote:
>>> Looking for topics?
>>> Malcolm MacDonald
>>> geekymalcolm at outlook.com
>>> From: nSLUG <nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca> on behalf of Joel Maxwell
>>> <jaymax at runbox.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:14:53 PM
>>> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
>>> Cc: Halifax Computer Club <hcc at chebucto.ns.ca>
>>> Subject: [nSLUG] A summertime NSLUG/HCC backyard social
>>> Hope everyone is doing well in spite of the variety of lockdowns,
>>> bubbles, and other forms of isolation.
>>> I hosted an NSLUG social at my house the summer of 2019, and I plan
>>> to
>>> re-mix the idea this coming July. It'd be in my backyard to help
>>> cover
>>> most chances of contingency plans, during the afternoon of a July
>>> Saturday or Sunday (the 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, or 25th
>>> depending
>>> on the weather) while avoiding the long weekends.
>>> More details to follow once the warmer months approach, but sending
>>> this message now to get the idea out well in advance. Only other
>>> detail
>>> I'll add for now is that my residence is located in the
>>> Hydrostone/Convoy Place area of Halifax.
>>> Feel free to add some chatter in the lists.
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwrk at eastlink.ca
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6

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