The Furlough: A Virtual Pipe Club.

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chilllucky

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A couple friends and I have been video chatting every other evening on Google Meets as a virtual happy hour during our self-quarantine. I see no reason why a few of us couldn't do the same thing for a pipe and a little chit chat.

I think I have started a google calendar event with conferencing that will allow it. If you have a gmail address, follow the link to be invited to virtually have a pipe with me today, Saturday March21, from 3-5pm Central Standard Time. Google Calendar - https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Y29vM2lwMzNjbGozNGI5bzZjcTNlYjlrNzFnajJiYjFjb3BtNGI5aDc1aW0yYzFnNnBnamNvOWc3MCBzdGxsdWNreUBt&tmsrc=stllucky%40gmail.com

If you are more tech savvy than me (likely) and can set up a virtual meeting in another application that's more likely to be useful or successful, by all means run with this idea. Just send me a link so i can participate.
 

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Well, you're posting to a forum, so you have some sort of internet accessing device. IT is pretty far from my area of knowledge, but even if you don't have a webcam or a broadband connection, I think you could get into our meeting just typing into the chat feature. You're certainly welcome in whatever form you can appear.
 

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Well, you're posting to a forum, so you have some sort of internet accessing device. IT is pretty far from my area of knowledge, but even if you don't have a webcam or a broadband connection, I think you could get into our meeting just typing into the chat feature. You're certainly welcome in whatever form you can appear.
O okay i thought you have a camera most of my activity is at work but i will try to chime in when i can
 
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chilllucky

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Tomorrow afternoon: Friday, March 27th from 3-5pm central, I will be on my "porch" enjoying a pipe break during our time at home. If anyone wants to join me by video conferencing, PM me with a Gmail address, and I will invite you to the meeting.
 

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Thanks. I will try to be there! Might a reminder go out mid morning tomorrow?

And, does Google Meet require a specific app, or does it run all right in a browser.

Old School- What sort of computer do you have? May work better than a smart phone anyway. May.

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chilllucky

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This is my understanding, please keep in mind that I am a woodworker and not an IT guy or even one who works daily with computers.

You will need to download meet if you are using your phone/tablet. If you are on a desktop/laptop computer, you can go to meet.google.com and enter the meeting code from the invite.

More generally, I believe the meeting can have up to 25 persons in it, tho only 5 would be able to speak at once. So far that has not been an issue.

As for reminders: it's an event in your calendar, you ought to be able to set an email reminder or a phone alarm for however far ahead of the event you wish.

I imagine conversation will proceed as it usually does at pipe club meeting, "what are you smoking?" And move organically from there.
 

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