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Group activities
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-23 22:32
i'm kinda jealous of folks from lainchan with all their nice collaborative projects in the past! in the past they've made a zine, private tracker, learning resources and other things for their community.

do you think we can do something together, given our small useebase and mellow pace? please think about interesting activities we could participate in.

one thing i had in mind was to volunteer for certain microcolumns in the newspaper. pick a day or week, write about a subject you want to share - maybe even have a designated editor to keep things together and make updating simple.

have a nice day! share your ideas.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 06:31
What about DX'ing with VHF, HAM, or just talk the skip with each other on the Civilian Band? We'd have to set up a QSL Card thread so we know that were contacting each other. It'd would take a long time before we would start to find one another out there.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 07:09
the postcard thread(s?) are the best idea i've seen around here.

i do like the newspaper conceot but a simple zine would be my personal suggestion.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 14:32
>>2
I'm getting my license at some point (as soon as I find a place to take the test in my area), and I would be happy to talk.

We could also work out some kind of shortwave station, so we can reach further.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 15:12
I put together the zine for SAoVQ. I could do the layout if enough people are interested.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 18:17
>>4
I've not got my cert yet but I could if a few folks here wanted to do exactly that.

>>5
I like the idea. What would the subject matter be? Would it work like a wiki wherein any of us would submit content and be unable to see anyone else's stuff until it's published?

Also I've not seen the SAoVQ zine either. Could you link me?
7 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 19:54
>>3
>>5

I like the idea of a zine, but as OP alluded to, I wonder if our userbase is large enough to support it. I enjoy taking pictures of nature things, so if we do one I would love to contribute some photos.
Iyashi-kei is a pretty nebulous concept to organize a group project around.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 20:56
>>7
that's what i was wondering about! i know office is built upon earlier ykk/aria communities, we're pretty much in the boonies of internet.
>>6
as for the content, there are some iyashikei themes that might translate into real life, i suppose? things like cooking, brewing, gardening, wandering, observing. expressing those things through a medium beyond board posts sounds nice, might even make things more lively.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-24 22:08
>>8
That sounds delightful. Would it work like a webpage with a new page for every edition of the mag or would it be released as pdf files?
10 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 05:03
I could take photos for it. I'm okay with a camera.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 10:39
>>2
>>4
>>6
I always think of this place as a sort of anonymous telegraph office rather than a post office, so radio would be cool. I think the cost pushes this out though - FM (2M) & CB are both intended to be pretty local, and proper HF gear for amateur radio is fairly expensive, used or new.

A regular CW net with QRP kit radios could be doable and cheap, but I'm a while out from being able to actually copy morse at any speed haha!
12 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 12:23
I would be willing to write about various stuff, such as my teaching and just general things about life, if people are interested. I teach high school kids and I really enjoy my day-to-day interactions with my students. I'd love to sprinkle some of that joy into your lives.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 13:05
>>6
Here is the saovq zine: http://b.1339.cf/ocfjxbd.pdf
I got it from here: http://secretareaofvipquality.org/read.cgi/saovq/1442170782
14 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 14:02
>>13
first link is giving me some nasty malware
15 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-25 19:31
>>14
Oh, you're right. Sorry! Guess we will have to wait for the layout guy to return.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-26 12:46
>>2
>>4
>>6
It might be a long shot, but what if we somehow set up an rtty news service that could show posts from the textboard over radio?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioteletype
17 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-26 13:37
>>6,13,14
The SAoVQ Zine is over here: https://secretareaofvipquality.org/files/zine_vol1.pdf
It's formatted in a way that people can easily print it doublesided onto A4 to get a physical zine. To read it in order print it out or start at the right side of page 1, continue to the left side of page 2, then the right side of page 3 etc.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-26 14:41
>>16
Possible, but beacons still need to ID with a callsign so someone would have to take responsibility for it. I've wondered about the possibility of running a RTTY BBS system actually, a sort of pseudo-internet over HF rather than the overly complex packet modes.

If you did get a CW net together Hellschreiber could be a fun little mode for news broadcasts, it's an OOK mode so you don't need much to transmit/receive it.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-26 23:55
>>17
God. That's so funny. I'm quite new to VIPPING but this is rich man.

>>16
Could you explain that further please? I think I get what you mean but I'm a bit slow if you catch my drift.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-27 01:47
>>19
An RTTY is just a machine that converts radio signals to text (think fax machine).

I was suggesting that we broadcast afternoon over a HF or shortwave radio station, and anyone with an RTTY can print out the posts and read them.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-27 20:37
>>17
This is great.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-28 23:37
I'd contribute to a zine as well!
A revival of the newspaper would be really cool, too. I'm not much of a writer, though.
Oh, and there is the choose-your-own-adventure thingie on the wiki!
23 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-29 14:56
Assuming we're moving forward with the zine, I'm on layout and we already have multiple writers/contributors. We just need an editor to compile all the entries, keep track of the project and set deadlines to meet. Anyone up for a management role?
24 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-29 22:16
i'm doing a little crafting project and wanna write about it!
25 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-30 20:45
>>24
That sounds neat. what are you crafting?
26 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-09 18:17
I'll contribute some graphics
27 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 03:20
You could always help collaborate on a language; Sajem Tan for example.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 20:58
>>27
Conlangs seem pretty cool though i don't know anything them. you're the anon who posted about it on sushichan, aren't you?
29 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 23:46
>>28
They are pretty cool, but I prefer the term "glossopoeia" since it has more cultural and historical clout.

There's no linguistic credentials necessary to help or to learn. Contact me if you're interested.
30 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 02:21
>>28
>>29
I'm down for creating a conlang. I've made only one before, but it wasn't too hard to invent.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 02:43
>>30
Here is our Discord server. Be sure to check the #resources channel first to get an overview of what we've done.

https://discord.gg/5Y8Zj4N
32 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-21 00:43
Ok guys, after many months of schedule problems, I am finally going to take the test for my radio licence on Saturday.

Wish me luck!
33 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-21 05:04
>>32
Good luck, man.
34 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-21 08:20
>>32
Good luck, you can do it!
35 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-23 04:33
>>1
You might be interested in contributing to the PostGarden: https://postbox.garden/ .
36 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-23 09:12
>>35
An analog BBS. Neato.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-23 21:21
>>35
No waaaaay!
38 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-24 21:54
>>35
That's amazing
39 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-25 00:42
>>35
The future is now.
40 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-25 16:58
>>35
I'm kinda interested but first I have to figure out how much it's going to cost to send a letter across the ocean.
41 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-09 00:12
>>2
I haven't been here in awhile but I got my technician license literally a week ago for unrelated reasons. I would be more than happy to make a contact once I get a proper setup.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-12 00:38
>>35
When I have a free moment I wish to send something to this.
43 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-12 21:11
>>31
https://discord.gg/v9dKdRC

This is another project with the same basic set-up.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-16 08:30
I'm jealous of people in general who have the useful skills to contribute to projects of any kind.
45 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-20 00:52
>>44

learn some shit bro
46 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-02 21:46
Local Democratic Socialist chapters.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-04 00:43
>>46
lame. More politics. God you drumpf and bernie bros are so wound up. Relax.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-05 00:48
This collection unpacks the shorthand that ignores the media produced by people of color, further erasing the rhetorical, oral, and aural traditions of these communities. It illuminates, disrupts, and challenges what is assumed about the relationship between people of color and technology. Digital writing environments provide contributors of this collection with the necessary media to create and communicate for the purposes of social activism, and these online spaces undergird the pedagogical practices of instructors engaging students with culturally relevant digital composing. Chapters expose the coded language about the same deficit narratives traditionally told about these populations, and the new media re-mixers re-write what is possible with access to ‘jailbreak’ the coded shorthand with liberated imaginations.

http://ccdigitalpress.org/book/shorthand/
49 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-05 02:56
>>2
That would be so freakin sweet - an amateur ham afternoon.dynu group

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