Discussion means

Brian Rice water at tunes.org
Mon Oct 30 14:36:49 PST 2006

On Oct 30, 2006, at 2:17 PM, Tom Novelli wrote:

> I haven't tried VoiP, and I'm not willing to spend any time or money
> on it. I've got a win98 box with a microphone & speakers/headphones
> (for Audacity!)... Will that work for Skype?

Yes. Skype is free (as in beer) to download and use, so there's no  
question of charges/rates. It also works on Linux and MacOS X so you  
don't need Windows to use it.

> I'd rather use the cellphone and talk to one person at a time.
> There's also IRC/IM but I think that's a waste of time... I like the
> phone & email..

That's fine. My number is on the vCard on my website. Read it as a  
text file if you don't know what to do with that file format - I'm  
not going to broadcast my phone number even if it is available online  
in some form.

> Also, what hours are you guys available?  Generally I'm available from
> 5-10pm weekdays, 7am-11pm weekends (Eastern Time)

I'm on Pacific time, so allow for a 3-hour phase-shift here for  
morning calls. I'm currently working-at-home/unemployed so my  
schedule is mostly open and rearrange-able.

> On 10/30/06, Faré <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm fahree on skype. I haven't tried a free-software-based VoIP yet
>> but I suppose we could install a server on bespin, though we might
>> require user-mode-linux or some such for that.
>> Thanks a lot to Tril and you for getting the server running!
>> Local news: I'm trying to start something with Patrick Collison of
>> CROMA fame who is now at MIT. We intend to start from Ian Piumarta's
>> pepsi and build something from it: add persistence and a UI, maybe
>> build mzscheme, CL and/or Slate compatibility layers. Hopefully, we
>> may recruit more people around here along the way, to build a kernel
>> of hackers around Boston. Nothing replaces head-to-head  
>> communication!
>> [ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics | http:// 
>> fare.tunes.org ]
>> If a trainstation is where the trains stop, what is then a  
>> workstation...
>>         -- Lars Lundgren <d95lars at dtek.chalmers.se>


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