[Hpr] New year's post mortem

Klaatu klaatu at straightedgelinux.com
Thu Jan 8 18:27:03 PST 2015

No, it wasn't bad at all, and it's always fun. But I think that in terms
of utilizing the event, we are doing it poorly. People can jump on and
hang out any time; it feels like it would be smarter to use it as a time
to trick people into giving us a whole big dump of shows :-)

And in terms of re-listenability, I personally think that the NYE show
has zero potential. I can't imagine why anyone would want to listen to a
show of people just hanging out not really talking about anything. Then
again, people are strange so maybe I'm wrong!


On 01/09/2015 12:52 PM, Jason Dodd wrote:
> I like the show as is but would probably also like an unconference,
> too.  Was the show this year bad?
> I thought the specific point was to be pub like for new year.  If it's
> shifting to another day it wouldn't be the same, which might not be
> bad.  Do you think we'd be able to get speakers for an unconference
> during the holiday season?
> On 01/08/2015 06:14 PM, Mike Ray wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please excuse the top-posting...
>> Here's my tuppence worth.  I listened to about five or so hours worth in
>> all.  Much of which was very entertaining.  I happened to catch the bits
>> where Jonathan and another chap I don't know were talking about
>> syntax-highlighting for blind programmer's and I was screaming
>> 'Emacspeak, Emacspeak' at my computer.
>> But this was the first time I have tried to use mumble and failed
>> miserably.  Both on Windows and Linux.  I'm keen to hear how Jonathan
>> has done it.  I think Qt is forever moving forward with accessibility so
>> maybe later this year it will be more usable.  There's supposed to be a
>> lib which should make writing a client easy so if I can get my head
>> round that maybe I'll have a crack at writing a GTK client.
>> Now I have to admit to finding some of what I heard a little like
>> overhearing a chat in a pub.  But I know the content can only be as good
>> as those who join in.
>> Not sure there is really enough stuff to fill 26 hours though, and to
>> justify the amount of work it makes for the obvious, yourself and Ken
>> mostly I guess :)
>> Don't worry about hearing it referred to as the 5150 show, your efforts
>> are much appreciated.
>> Mike
>> On 08/01/2015 22:43, Fifty OneFifty wrote:
>>> While it's fresh in our minds, I thought we might go over what we'd
>>> like to do different next year.  I truly did not mean to monopolize
>>> the show (I heard it called the FiftyOneFifty New Year's Eve Special
>>> on tllts last night).  What does anyone think of going back to the
>>> original 12 hr format?  At the risk of offending our round the world
>>> listeners,  until about 9-10am my time, there was usually just me and
>>> one other person talking, and participation dropped of after midnight
>>> in California (sorry JRullo, we may have to leave New year's in Hawaii
>>> to the after show).
>>> What else could we do differently?  I know there were some
>>> accessibility issues in Mumble (Jonathan tells me he solves them with
>>> menu shortcuts).  If we want to do something, we have a year to come
>>> up with an accessibility how-to, contribute accessibility friendly
>>> code, or find a different platform.
>>> 5150
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