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Sidekick Needed!

For the June 2010 Web414 Show (uh, Meeting) I am in need of a sidekick.

We'll be interviewing Todd Sattersten about the future of publishing, and while I'll be sitting in the captain's chair, I am in need of a second-in-command.

Sidekick duties include yelling loudly, making comments, laughing, and providing witty banter.

If you are up for it, reply here, or if you can do it in 140 characters or less, reply to @web414 on Twitter.

(We also need a camera operator, so if that's more your bag, let me know!)

Web414 Rides Again!

Web414 November 2009

We were happy to be back at the Chase Commerce Center (the location of BarCampMilwaukee4) for the November 2009 Web414 Meeting...

There was a great discussion about how you run your business (be it small business or freelancing) and how to deal with clients, getting paid, insurance (or lack of) and lot's of other things. This is always a hot topic, and one we're sure to revisit in the future.

Where will we be next month? Who knows? The ongoing TBD venue question is always exciting, no?

Everyone Loves a Good Show

We love it when you come to Web414, we really do, but we know you can't always make it, heck sometimes we can't make it, but we try...

You probably know we have what we like to call a "Staff Photographer" in John December, and we thank him for his efforts, but hey, we welcome anyone to come and take photos, and share them with the world under an open license. It's all good...

While photos are a great way to document the show/event/meeting, whatever it is - we also love to broadcast it live to the world, and that's where you come in. You've probably seen that Gabe and I set up cameras and record the show, and we usually try to stream it as well, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, so we're looking for people to help with these tasks. Do you want to be in charge of a video camera? Moving it around, pointing it at things? Do you want to stream it live from your laptop so someone (besides Gabe!) can keep an eye on it? Do you want to follow the IRC channel for people not there, in case they have questions/comments? Do you want to bring some mics and give us actual audio for the stream watchers to hear?

We'd love for people to help out with these things... just show up, and let us know what you want to do, and we'll try to accommodate you, and thank you, and love you.

So... what can you do for Web414?

What is a PhotoCamp?

PhotoCampMilwaukee is happening May 2, 2009 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin…

Hopefully this brief presentation will explain a few things…

The Web414 Show

The Web414 Show

This photo illustrates the new format of Web414 for 2009. It's set up like a talk show. We've got a guy (heygabe) at a desk, and a couch next to the guy with guests... Gone is the podium and standing, we're kicking out a relaxed vibe now... We also need to add a countdown clock, and a few other features, but hey, we're putting on a show now! Oh, and on the far wall, those are photos by Simon McConico of Valo Photography, which were still up from the previous night's Spreenkler meeting at Bucketworks.

Support Bucketworks, Become a Member

Did you enjoy BarCampMilwaukee3, or MilwaukeeDevHouse3, or any of the monthly Web414 meetings we've had this year? If so, we'd like to ask you to consider becoming a member of Bucketworks.

Bucketworks + Web414

Join Bucketworks today!

For the past few years, Bucketworks has been a gracious host for Web414 events, and a good supporter of our community, and we (in cooperation with Bucketworks) would like to continue to provide these great events at no cost to those who attend. In order to do this, we're asking you, the members of Web414 to consider becoming members of Bucketworks.

Membership is cheap! Starting at just $20 a year for students, and $40 a year for individuals. If you come to DevHouse, BarCamp, and the occasional Web414 meetings, that's a great value.

Bucketworks is good for Milwaukee, and has been a great partner of Web414, and we want to do even more in 2009, so help us out if you can.

Join Bucketworks today!

We thank you for you support... and look forward to providing greatness in 2009 and beyond!


Yeah, it's on...

MilwaukeeDevHouse3 is Friday, November 21, 2008 at 6pm at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Join us!

MilwaukeeDevHouse3 - November 21st, 2008 6PM Bucketworks

BarCampMilwaukee3 is over…

We somehow managed to pull it off again, and BarCampMilwaukee3 happened without any unfortunate incidents, even though there was threat of desks being burned to the ground…

In the coming weeks I will try to follow-up on specific things about BarCampMilwaukee3, but for now I will just ramble on aimlessly…

Wifi seemed good and the internet connection worked. This probably sets a new record for Bucketworks.

I did not get to complete my robot, but it looks like Royce Pipkins may be starting up a Milwaukee Robotics Club. (Possibly meeting at Bucketworks.)

We had a desk building competition (sponsored by Bucketworks) and I did not win, despite building two (yes two!) amazing desks…

Blake Hall and I (mostly Blake!) started working on the new BarCampMilwaukee web site & infrastructure. We should be done before BarCampMilwaukee4…

We’ll be discussing what worked/what didn’t and ideas for future *Camps in Milwaukee, including some sort of “FoodCamp” and DrupalCampWI2, and WordCamp, and others I forgot about…

Discussing where? At Web414 on Thursday, October 9th, 2008… 7PM at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BarCampMilwaukee3... soon!

Good gosh, we're this close to BarCampMilwaukee3! The whole thing goes down October 4th/5th, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Bucketworks.

BarCampMilwaukee3 Banner by KeVroN

There's also a Friday night pre-BarCamp party event being planned that we need to spread the word about. Details should be available soon.

This is our 3rd BarCamp in Milwaukee (hence the "BarCampMilwaukee3" title!) and it feels like we're in the groove of getting these things up and running. This year seems so much more mellow than last year. I've been keeping an eye on registration, and I've seen some interesting people sign up. As of writing this we're at well over 100 people, and I'm guessing we'll see that shoot up in the next week, and get more people who didn't even sign up attending.

Remember to check out the proposed sessions to see what people are interested in doing. I'm pretty excited about the Hobby Robotics Make'n'Take Session and of course the The Future of Microblogging session looks amazing!

BCMKE3 T-Shirt

And have you see the shirt Mike Rohde designed? It incorporates tagging! How sweet is that?

So join us! It's not too late to sign up... head over to barcampmilwaukee.com and use the signup wizard to register... We hope to see you there.

(Cross-posted from RasterWeb!)

Web414 August 2008 IRC Log

There is usually an IRC backchannel at Web414 Meetings... Here's a partial log from the Web414 August 2008 Meeting. (Show me the whole thing!)

(07:31:34 PM) iraster: I made it!
(07:31:36 PM) tapps: gotta love AIR
(07:31:46 PM) KeVroN: AIRtastic
(07:31:48 PM) iraster: Linux is easy!
(07:32:00 PM) iraster: unless you want AIR on Linux :(
(07:32:16 PM) rohdesign: Linux is easy with a PHd!
(07:33:12 PM) tapps: linux isn't as easy as beer smores...
(07:33:26 PM) hypnagogic: you've all heard of inhale for linux--it's like an air knockoff (http://tinyurl.com/5c3kak)
(07:33:29 PM) rohdesign: or as tasty
(07:33:34 PM) KeVroN: beer smores are the shizz
(07:36:05 PM) heygabe [n=gabe@h69-131-24-92.nwblwi.broadband.dynamic.tds.net] entered the room.

Web414 July 2008 IRC Log

There is usually an IRC backchannel at Web414 Meetings... Here's a partial log from the Web414 July 2008 Meeting.

(07:46:09 PM) Video_Villain: the agreement: what you will and will not do
(07:46:14 PM) iraster: i made it!
(07:46:32 PM) Video_Villain: the license - who owns what and what are they allowed to do with it?
(07:46:41 PM) iraster: hmmm, should I start using contracts?
(07:46:52 PM) Video_Villain: Privacy and non disclosure
(07:47:05 PM) Video_Villain: schedule: when payment and milestones are do
(07:47:29 PM) talentline411: setting expectations... always a good thing
(07:47:30 PM) Video_Villain: scheduling: know thyself
(07:47:45 PM) Video_Villain: respect your client
(07:47:52 PM) KeVroN [n=KeVroN@h69-131-24-92.nwblwi.broadband.dynamic.tds.net] entered the room.
(07:47:57 PM) iraster: scheduling the raster way: fuck sleep
(07:48:02 PM) rohdesign: heh
(07:48:02 PM) Video_Villain: but know how to peg the difficult ones
(07:48:12 PM) Video_Villain: (that's my favorite!!!)
(07:48:21 PM) iraster: PITA
(07:48:27 PM) KeVroN: i have one in the buttttt
(07:48:27 PM) Video_Villain: I want a pony!!!!
(07:48:33 PM) iraster: charge them double... or triple
(07:48:34 PM) littletinyfish: I thought my last one would be easy, but damn ifthat was not the case.
(07:48:58 PM) iraster: change orders!
(07:49:11 PM) Video_Villain: ::schedule downtime
(07:49:28 PM) iraster: downtime? ha... don't sleep!
(07:49:33 PM) Video_Villain: - time tracking
(07:49:38 PM) Video_Villain: --track everything
(07:49:49 PM) blissdev: ooh hierarchy
(07:49:52 PM) Video_Villain: --record task and time spent
(07:50:06 PM) iraster: track how many beers you drink while working on the project
(07:50:16 PM) Video_Villain: --take personal notes
(07:50:21 PM) blissdev: what do you use that data for raster?
(07:50:28 PM) rohdesign: except for raster that would be boyland sodas as he doesn't drink beer
(07:50:34 PM) Video_Villain: --our time is important
(07:50:37 PM) iraster: document everything! it will come in useful in the future
(07:51:05 PM) Video_Villain: do an end-of-project wrap-up with yourself
(07:51:05 PM) iraster: root beer!
(07:51:15 PM) iraster: have a meeting with yourself
(07:51:25 PM) Video_Villain: --learn from your mistakes
(07:51:36 PM) Video_Villain: TIme Tracking Apps
(07:51:44 PM) Video_Villain: --calendar.google.com
(07:51:48 PM) blissdev: man, she didn't put my suggestion on there
(07:51:49 PM) iraster: i used a text file... super easy
(07:51:50 PM) Video_Villain: --getharvest.com
(07:51:57 PM) Video_Villain: --tickspot.com
(07:52:07 PM) blissdev: (uh oh she changed it fast)
(07:52:08 PM) Video_Villain: billing!!!
(07:52:15 PM) Video_Villain: --be consistent
(07:52:23 PM) Video_Villain: --keep good records, and backup!
(07:52:38 PM) Video_Villain: --don't forget your friends...at the IRS!
(07:52:41 PM) iraster: backup... hell yes! use AmazonS3 like raster does
(07:52:43 PM) Video_Villain: (my friend and ours)
(07:52:50 PM) iraster: get a good accountant!
(07:53:27 PM) iraster: a *really* good accountant
(07:53:28 PM) littletinyfish: Freelance taxes last year cost me 25% of what I earned.
(07:53:54 PM) rohdesign: ouchie
(07:54:00 PM) Video_Villain: ask jeramey for the ditching the govenrment
(07:54:09 PM) Video_Villain: --offer multiple methods of payment
(07:54:16 PM) Video_Villain: --clean legible invoicing
(07:54:20 PM) rohdesign: eggs, milk, stones
(07:54:37 PM) Video_Villain: Getting Paid
(07:54:57 PM) Video_Villain: --Make it clear what you expect and when
(07:55:07 PM) Video_Villain: --penalties for late payment
(07:55:34 PM) Video_Villain: --reward the ones that pay on time
(07:55:48 PM) Video_Villain: --legal action (kick um around all the time)
(07:55:51 PM) KeVroN: hris has
(07:55:53 PM) iraster: i think i break most of these rules
(07:55:54 PM) KeVroN: chris has
(07:56:14 PM) littletinyfish: I wanna hear Chris talk about that.
(07:56:19 PM) littletinyfish: We need more freelancing seminars.
(07:56:27 PM) Video_Villain: --re-evaluate payment schedule if necessary
(07:56:47 PM) littletinyfish: JeremyJohns.
(07:57:41 PM) KeVroN: what percent? 20-30
(07:58:35 PM) littletinyfish: Jeremy Favre
(08:02:04 PM) KeVroN: JerameyFavre
(08:04:22 PM) heygab1 [n=gabe_2@rrcs-98-100-174-52.central.biz.rr.com] entered the room.
(08:05:22 PM) heygab1: Should I stream the Chat?
(08:05:44 PM) blissdev: stream the chat?
(08:05:57 PM) blissdev: on ustream?
(08:06:05 PM) heygab1: Sure. CamTwist it. :)
(08:10:29 PM) littletinyfish: Take stickers!!!
(08:11:59 PM) KeVroN: Luv this idea!
(08:13:58 PM) heygab1 left the room.
(08:17:19 PM) Video_Villain: they are trying on shirts, and modeling them for a startup.
(08:20:03 PM) heygabe left the room (quit: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)).
(08:20:29 PM) heygabe [n=gabe@rrcs-98-100-174-52.central.biz.rr.com] entered the room.
(08:20:45 PM) heygabe: Ok. I'm here.
(08:20:57 PM) heygabe: And I'll be streaming this channel on uStream.
(08:24:16 PM) heygabe: Welcome to Web414's July Meeting.
(08:26:07 PM) heygabe: No live stream is available tonight, but thanks to the magic of the internet, we're able to stream the #web414 channel on Freenode.net over Ustream. Wow. That's really stupid.
(08:27:35 PM) talentline411 left the room (quit: "ChatZilla 0.9.83 [Firefox 3.0/2008052906]").
(08:28:26 PM) littletinyfish: Back in action.
(08:34:05 PM) blissdev: Anyone going to Barcamp Madison?
(08:34:46 PM) blissdev: end of this month
(08:37:00 PM) littletinyfish: The end of the month has me very busy.
(08:37:26 PM) blissdev: i think ashe is and perhaps mathias
(08:37:30 PM) blissdev: other than that idk
(08:38:30 PM) heygabe: I'd like to go, but I don't want to take up space that someoen from the madison community might be better of using.
(08:38:41 PM) heygabe: Esepcialy since I won't be there or the whole thing.
(08:38:48 PM) blissdev: Hmm... that's a good point, I wonder how full they will be.
(08:39:32 PM) heygabe: I'm going to move Twitteriffic Growl notifications down here too. :)
(08:42:29 PM) rohdesign: Can some developer types have a look at this open source conference registration app? Runs on Apache/PHP: http://vsis-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/information/conftool.en.html
(08:43:41 PM) littletinyfish: Beardless Pete!
(08:44:01 PM) heygabe: Srsly?
(08:44:02 PM) iraster: we need a drupal master to get barcampmke site up to date
(08:44:26 PM) rohdesign: something to manage people registering
(08:44:28 PM) heygabe: No Beard?
(08:44:32 PM) blissdev: haven't seen brad in awhile
(08:44:35 PM) littletinyfish: In the vid.
(08:44:39 PM) rohdesign: might there be a drupal plugin we can use for managing that?
(08:44:44 PM) heygabe: Oh.. Sad.
(08:44:47 PM) littletinyfish: IRL Pete is still quite bearded.
(08:44:55 PM) heygabe: I thought pete was going Babyface on us again.
(08:45:30 PM) littletinyfish: No, he's a Skoal man...too rugged to not have a beard.
(08:45:56 PM) littletinyfish: The Bucketworks logo kinda looks like the new MillerCoors logo.
(08:46:00 PM) iraster: maybe i will shave before bcmke3
(08:46:26 PM) iraster: as a fundraiser
(08:46:32 PM) heygabe: Don't be crazy.
(08:46:41 PM) littletinyfish: Auction off your beard hairs.
(08:46:44 PM) heygabe: There's no money in shaving.
(08:46:52 PM) heygabe: Except, you know, as a professional shaver.
(08:47:14 PM) blissdev: later irc peeps
(08:47:19 PM) blissdev left the room (quit: ).
(08:47:26 PM) heygabe: Blis says goodbye.
(08:47:37 PM) littletinyfish: VidGabe!
(08:47:40 PM) Video_Villain left the room (quit: ).
(08:47:49 PM) iraster: man, my modeling career is really going to take off now!
(08:47:50 PM) littletinyfish: Beardless VidGabe.
(08:48:13 PM) iraster: @heyg4braham!
(08:48:26 PM) littletinyfish: haha!
(08:48:59 PM) littletinyfish: When is BCMKE3?
(08:51:24 PM) iraster: bcmke3 is oct 4/5 2008
(08:51:41 PM) iraster: with pre-party event on oct 3 2008
(08:52:04 PM) littletinyfish: Sweeeeeeeeet.
(08:52:30 PM) iraster: videovillain is teh funny
(08:53:52 PM) iraster: wha wha wha waaaaaa!
(08:55:44 PM) heygabe: Someone describe using UStream to relay a IRC channel.
(08:55:50 PM) heygabe: Becuase that's neato-cool.
(08:56:35 PM) littletinyfish: Psyphy Machine
(08:56:39 PM) littletinyfish: GetDropBox.com
(08:56:44 PM) iraster: irc-tarded
(08:56:46 PM) littletinyfish: Javapassion.com
(08:57:01 PM) littletinyfish: Pencil Project.
(08:57:02 PM) iraster: heygabriel is irc-tarded
(08:57:26 PM) littletinyfish: Penny Arcade Expo
(08:58:07 PM) heygabe: Think about the bandwidth I'm wasting!
(09:01:10 PM) heygabe: Can I pimp Evernote?
(09:01:43 PM) heygabe: I've been lovin' Evernote. It's out of closed beta and the way it synchs across mutliple machines and the web is fantawesome.
(09:02:06 PM) heygabe: I kind of wish Basecamp worked the same way.
(09:02:29 PM) heygabe: And the i-Site integration for quick capturing notes is really, really cool.
(09:02:59 PM) heygabe: It does OCR on the pictures you upload and so the text in those pictures becomes searchable.
(09:03:03 PM) heygabe: that is all.
(09:10:13 PM) rohdesign left the room (quit: "See ya...").
(09:11:54 PM) heygabe: That'll do it for Web1414 Tonight, gang. I hope you weren't too disappointed. We'll resume regular broadcasts again in the future.
(09:12:03 PM) heygabe: Good Night Everybody
(09:13:57 PM) aufgehts [n=deg@CPE-70-92-21-28.wi.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(09:19:59 PM) littletinyfish left the room (quit: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)).
(09:23:47 PM) KeVroN left the room (quit: "Later Bitches!").
(09:25:24 PM) heygabe left the room (quit: ).

We've talked about the things created at the meetings being released under a Creative Commons license... but for a group effort like the above, how would we do that? Does each individual choose a license for their comments? Do we as a group, choose one, or does your use of the IRC channel act as compliance to a specific license of our choosing?

Bucketworks Needs You!

Folks, we need to put a drop in the bucket... and no, I'm not talking about water... we got plenty of that!

Bucketworks storm damage...

During the storm, things got a little crazy (see Flickr) and there is water everywhere. It ain't pretty. If at all possible, can you put a drop in the bucket? If you've ever attended a Web414 or a MilwaukeeDevHouse, it would be cool if you could chip in a few bucks to help our little clubhouse make it through this disaster. Bucketworks has been a gracious host to us, and it's a time of need for them, so put a drop in the bucket and let's hope it adds up enough to get everything back to normal.

Right now Bucketworks is closed. Until the damage is assessed, they can't open again. What does that mean for the June 2008 Web414 Meeting? We're not sure yet... we may have to move it, as well as other events scheduled there in the near future. Like I said, there's a lot of water...

Jenn has a post on bucketworks.org that tells more, so please go there and see what is up...

And seriously, go pitch in some money! So far it's just Gabe and I that have done so, and that's pretty sad. I know there are others out there who can help, even if it's just $5 or $10.

(Originally posted on RasterWeb!)

Web414 April 2008 IRC Log

(07:12:36 PM) mode (+ns ) by kubrick.freenode.net
(07:12:37 PM) mode (+tc ) by ChanServ
(07:12:37 PM) mode (-s ) by ChanServ
(07:12:37 PM) mode (-o raster ) by ChanServ
(07:13:41 PM) obrazu [n=Itineran] entered the room.
(07:13:45 PM) obrazu: sup pete
(07:13:58 PM) obrazu: 1st WOOT!!
(07:14:16 PM) iraster: web414!!!!!
(07:14:31 PM) obrazu: web414 FTW!!!
(07:19:01 PM) blissdev [n=blissdev] entered the room.
(07:19:16 PM) blissdev: web414 w00t!
(07:20:05 PM) Video_Villain [n=doubleri] entered the room.
(07:20:21 PM) Video_Villain: Time for some harsh language. ;)
(07:21:38 PM) tapps [n=t] entered the room.
(07:21:59 PM) Video_Villain: No signal! Now's our chance!
(07:22:05 PM) tapps left the room (quit: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)).
(07:22:29 PM) tapps [n=t] entered the room.
(07:22:31 PM) tapps: yay for patchy internets!
(07:22:57 PM) blissdev: weee!
(07:23:18 PM) iraster: pizza is on it's way
(07:24:13 PM) KeVroN [n=KeVroN] entered the room.
(07:25:19 PM) Video_Villain: I love you internets.
(07:25:41 PM) obrazu: sup web414
(07:25:52 PM) blissdev: sup
(07:29:00 PM) jason [n=littleti] entered the room.
(07:29:54 PM) iraster: doing intros name, twitter handle, ringtone
(07:30:45 PM) Ash1 [n=Ashe] entered the room.
(07:30:58 PM) Ash1: epic fail
(07:31:42 PM) Video_Villain: that was epic
(07:32:04 PM) Ash1: fail
(07:32:06 PM) Ash1: yes
(07:33:00 PM) littletinyfish_ [n=littleti] entered the room.
(07:33:01 PM) Video_Villain left the room (quit: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)).
(07:33:03 PM) mrohde [n=mrohde] entered the room.
(07:33:15 PM) littletinyfish_: Hungry.
(07:33:18 PM) obrazu: ditto
(07:33:33 PM) Video_Villain [n=doubleri] entered the room.
(07:33:34 PM) Ash1: btw, pizza is $5/each, if you havent already given me teh monies
(07:33:51 PM) tapps: mmm.. monies..
(07:34:09 PM) littletinyfish_: DONUTS!
(07:34:09 PM) Video_Villain: there goes the flip
(07:34:10 PM) obrazu: i has payedz
(07:34:13 PM) Ash1: mmm edible money
(07:34:18 PM) littletinyfish_: LOVE DONUTS!
(07:34:35 PM) joonathan [n=testt@24-158-14-111.dhcp.mdsn.wi.charter.com] entered the room.
(07:34:44 PM) joonathan is now known as tronathan
(07:34:45 PM) Video_Villain: logistical food situation?
(07:34:57 PM) Video_Villain: raster just talked about personal issues.
(07:35:25 PM) tronathan: howdy all
(07:35:30 PM) Ash1: hi:}
(07:35:30 PM) Video_Villain: raster also just pulled out some kind of mega flask
(07:35:33 PM) littletinyfish__ [n=littleti] entered the room.
(07:35:42 PM) littletinyfish__: I can't believe the establishment couldn't coordinate water.
(07:35:54 PM) Ash1: @videovillain That was a horrible euphemism
(07:36:20 PM) Video_Villain: thanks
(07:36:31 PM) Ash1: im here for you, bro.
(07:36:32 PM) Video_Villain: I'm just adding color to the event. ;)
(07:36:32 PM) tronathan: water is quite challenging too corrdinate, flows to lowest energy state, ec
(07:36:47 PM) Video_Villain: oooo...coffee
(07:37:02 PM) Ash1: pizza check, brb
(07:37:26 PM) mrohde: Looks like only KevRoN and I got the note about the torn jeans thing.
(07:37:56 PM) Video_Villain: there goes the projector. raster tried to point it out. it was funny.
(07:39:15 PM) Video_Villain: milwaukee water is great, no problem here.
(07:39:42 PM) blissdev: yay milwaukee
(07:39:52 PM) ***tapps hungry
(07:40:46 PM) tronathan: hmm, sounds like the pizza project is behind schedule (and overbudget?)
(07:41:05 PM) Ash1: pizza on teh way
(07:41:13 PM) obrazu: geek squad FTL!!
(07:41:14 PM) Video_Villain: i have some pizza VC if necessary. ;)
(07:41:32 PM) tapps: *nods in agreement with obrazu*
(07:41:35 PM) tronathan: I want 170% of my pizza back in 7 days
(07:41:57 PM) Ash1: @tronathon that is a long digestion period, is it not?
(07:42:50 PM) tronathan: That's how long you have to turn a "profit" (gross) on my "investment" (delicicous)
(07:43:25 PM) tronathan: Big party at BitTorrent today, their DNA product went gold yesterday (DNA = CDN)
(07:43:46 PM) Ash1: @tronathan K. I love you. You win.
(07:43:46 PM) blissdev: cdn?
(07:44:06 PM) tronathan: Content Delivery Network
(07:44:36 PM) blissdev: ah, i should know that, thanks :)
(07:44:55 PM) mrohde is now known as rohdesign
(07:44:57 PM) obrazu: VideoVillan taping f1 challenge?
(07:46:15 PM) tapps: gross
(07:46:22 PM) blissdev: very
(07:46:43 PM) Ash1: omgwtfpizza
(07:47:03 PM) liltinyfish_ [n=littleti] entered the room.
(07:47:04 PM) Video_Villain: what's gross?
(07:48:18 PM) liltinyfish_: I'm interested in participating in any way. Curious as to what it takes to be a designer.
(07:48:33 PM) blissdev: liltinyfish_: make things?
(07:48:52 PM) liltinyfish_: Hyar hyar hyar.
(07:49:20 PM) Ash1: anyone else cold?
(07:49:31 PM) liltinyfish_: Yes.
(07:49:46 PM) obrazu: i'm fine
(07:49:59 PM) obrazu: but I'm almost never cold, so I'm not a good judge of that
(07:49:59 PM) tronathan: A friend of mine was wrecked for the last few days but i am unscathed
(07:50:15 PM) tronathan: <reaches for knock-on-wood multivit>
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(07:52:45 PM) liltinyfish__ is now known as liltinyfish
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(07:53:31 PM) tronathan: someone wanna liveblog me in on the presentation?
(07:54:14 PM) blissdev: discussing a potential milwaukee f1
(07:54:24 PM) liltinyfish__ [n=littleti] entered the room.
(07:54:36 PM) tronathan: thx
(07:54:44 PM) liltinyfish__: cmd.gotdns.org/wingspan
(07:54:49 PM) tapps: hmmm.. looks like pizza is behind me. not sure how much attention i can pay attention to anything but that pizza...
(07:55:00 PM) ***tapps nom nom nom nom nom
(07:55:15 PM) obrazu: pizza is here??!!?!
(07:55:27 PM) blissdev: yes
(07:55:39 PM) blissdev: i think we are waiting for presentation to finish
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(07:57:12 PM) iraster: break time..... food
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(08:06:25 PM) hypnagogic [n=chatzill@101.sub-70-193-20.myvzw.com] entered the room.
(08:06:56 PM) hypnagogic: Wat are you all doing?
(08:07:02 PM) hypnagogic: I can't see you all dammit
(08:07:12 PM) hypnagogic: It sounds like you are strangling musical instruments
(08:08:15 PM) blissdev: haha
(08:08:20 PM) blissdev: we are currently breaking for food
(08:08:45 PM) blissdev: should be back in session soon
(08:08:56 PM) tronathan: anyone doing the robot?
(08:09:23 PM) blissdev: i see no robots at this current time
(08:09:29 PM) hypnagogic: Where are the robots
(08:09:31 PM) tronathan: how about headspins?
(08:09:34 PM) blissdev: looks like we are starting up again
(08:09:36 PM) hypnagogic: I want robotical robotics
(08:09:40 PM) tronathan: those would be two of my favorite breakin' moves
(08:09:44 PM) blissdev: haha
(08:09:58 PM) hypnagogic: Kev should do the robot.
(08:10:14 PM) tronathan: Who the F is Greg Tracy?
(08:11:02 PM) blissdev: according to google he is a stuntman
(08:11:20 PM) Ash1: pete ate the boob
(08:11:37 PM) Ash1: mmm boob
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(08:13:51 PM) liltinyfish_____ is now known as liltinyfish
(08:14:14 PM) hypnagogic: fire up the autobob
(08:14:26 PM) liltinyfish: Do you think the name (Midwest Teen Sex Show) has something to do with the # of subscribers?
(08:14:50 PM) liltinyfish: I'm interested and I'm NOT one of the perverts.
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(08:15:23 PM) Ash1: don't believe him, liltinyfish hangs out at Alterra with PornBoy all the time. I've seen it.
(08:15:32 PM) blissdev: lol@pornboy
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(08:15:55 PM) raster_: raster: ursurper!
(08:15:57 PM) Video_Villain [n=doubleri] entered the room.
(08:15:57 PM) raster_: :)
(08:17:17 PM) tapps: you know you've made it big when you have a wikipedia article that doesn't get deleted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest_Teen_Sex_Show
(08:17:22 PM) blissdev: raste1?
(08:17:25 PM) hypnagogic: If you type google into google, you can break the internet.
(08:17:36 PM) Video_Villain: gk2gk didn't pay?! awful...
(08:17:57 PM) Ash1: note to self: buy domain "geekongeek.com"
(08:18:46 PM) Video_Villain: bought.
(08:18:59 PM) Ash1: @videovillain f'in squatters
(08:19:20 PM) Video_Villain: already have the site up.
(08:19:34 PM) Ash1: already haxx0red it
(08:20:31 PM) tronathan: Registrant Contact:
(08:20:33 PM) tronathan: geekongeek.com Private Registrant geekongeek.com@proxy.dreamhost.com
(08:20:34 PM) tronathan: DreamHost Web Hosting
(08:20:49 PM) Ash1: tronathan is my new main d00d
(08:20:56 PM) tronathan: Any other bubbles you need burst, ash?
(08:21:13 PM) hypnagogic: It's nearly impossible to hear the speaker... can anythin be done about that for those of us who are attending cross continentally?
(08:22:12 PM) Ash1: you could do it with drupal. just saying.
(08:22:14 PM) blissdev: hypnagogic: I'm guessing not right now, there's probably some we could do though.
(08:22:28 PM) blissdev: no ash, there are certain things you can't do with drupal
(08:22:33 PM) hypnagogic: just make the speaker wear the camera on their elbow, with the lens pointed up at their face.
(08:22:35 PM) hypnagogic: that'll work.
(08:22:37 PM) Ash1: @hypnagogic sound tech said it's up as far as we can make it right now :P
(08:22:44 PM) hypnagogic: actually, it's kev's head blocking all the sound, prolly.
(08:22:46 PM) hypnagogic: Thanks tho.
(08:22:51 PM) rohdesign: Gabe says the sound is maxed on the broadcast
(08:23:05 PM) blissdev: Probably need an external mic at some point.
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(08:23:26 PM) Ash1: did everyone who paid for pizza get some?
(08:23:28 PM) hypnagogic: We ort to set up a mic stand thingie for that, or somethin
(08:25:24 PM) Ash1: @hypnagogic We are still relatively new to the whole broadcasting thing. That's definitely something we will take into consideration (and I even have a mic at home!)
(08:26:23 PM) tronathan: i have a lav mic but not enough wire to get very far
(08:26:27 PM) blissdev: I wonder how that would work with ustream
(08:27:08 PM) blissdev: can you select audio input streams?
(08:27:14 PM) blissdev: i'm a ustream nub
(08:27:35 PM) Ash1: ::clears throat:: i think you mean *n00b*
(08:27:49 PM) blissdev: same thing
(08:29:59 PM) Ash1: maybe we can get videovillain to use his fancy pants equipment to help us stream web414 meetings
(08:30:22 PM) tapps: "let me in!"
(08:30:45 PM) tapps: http://flickr.com/photos/heygabe/2400462833/
(08:30:45 PM) Video_Villain: you want that fancy stuff? I can do fancy. I'm a pretty fancy lad you know.
(08:30:52 PM) hypnagogic: There's a USB mixing board in the Playspace, and there's a set of nice mics in the briefcase on the floor in the area of the flowspace where all the art supplies are sitting, btw.
(08:31:09 PM) blissdev: This is good info.
(08:31:12 PM) tapps: wait. who needs mics? i have my blue snowflake
(08:31:25 PM) Ash1: omg, yes tapps
(08:31:28 PM) blissdev: trying to increase ustream volume
(08:32:13 PM) ddysart [n=derek@CPE-75-86-142-21.wi.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(08:32:15 PM) hypnagogic: I think it's impossible, because most of the signal is overtaken by noise; the encoder can't tell what's what. You know how it sounds--like an ant orchestra playing in a tin can.
(08:32:26 PM) tapps: what?! no computer on weeknights??! *dies*
(08:33:11 PM) Ash1: @tapps I am going through an internet-free cleansing lately and i lurve it
(08:33:16 PM) Video_Villain: same here tapps, same here
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(08:33:40 PM) tapps: ugh ugh! no no! i will. not. cave!
(08:33:49 PM) Video_Villain: whatev's ashinator. ;) i'm 'tied in'
(08:33:54 PM) Ash1: lol
(08:33:57 PM) KeVroN: i needs internetz
(08:34:22 PM) tapps: feedback FTW
(08:34:23 PM) ddysart: ouch
(08:34:32 PM) tronathan: i burned the rope
(08:34:37 PM) Ash1: shut up, guys, that was my favorite song
(08:35:10 PM) blissdev: ustream positioning modified...
(08:35:18 PM) hypnagogic: sweeet
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(08:35:27 PM) ddysart: FWIW the audio reminds me of backgound samples from an Orb song
(08:35:37 PM) hypnagogic: Yes! Yes!
(08:35:53 PM) hypnagogic: It's like a post-apocalyptic Little Fluffy Clouds
(08:36:42 PM) Video_Villain: what's gabe's show?
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(08:37:03 PM) Ash1: gaiatv
(08:37:11 PM) Ash1: its the cutest show on the tuubes
(08:37:16 PM) Video_Villain: if it's one thing gabe is, he's a 'Showman'
(08:37:22 PM) tapps: weeble wobbles!!!
(08:37:50 PM) tapps: they weeble and they wobble... but they won't fall down!
(08:38:05 PM) hypnagogic: Just put the audio back to the normal level, please
(08:38:11 PM) hypnagogic: then the audience questions will be intelligible
(08:38:16 PM) hypnagogic: it's either "really bad" or "worse"
(08:38:21 PM) Ash1: that is so cool ^_^
(08:38:30 PM) blissdev: how do you do that emote again?
(08:38:38 PM) hypnagogic: caret, underscore, caret
(08:38:42 PM) hypnagogic: shift-six
(08:38:46 PM) Ash1: i love to hear about people from WI kicking ass
(08:38:54 PM) Ash1: no one expects us
(08:38:54 PM) hypnagogic: It's the Japanese Anime Smile: Eyes Shut, Mouth Open
(08:39:03 PM) blissdev: ^_^
(08:39:04 PM) blissdev: i win!
(08:39:06 PM) hypnagogic: Yay when WI wins
(08:39:09 PM) Ash1: but we are the cheese to this great grilled cheese-esque nation
(08:40:28 PM) ddysart: Or the cheese in the earth sandwich
(08:40:41 PM) hypnagogic: Nonesense. No cheese.
(08:40:45 PM) Ash1: @ddysart you mean the floor bread sandwich?
(08:41:24 PM) ddysart: Actually nothing is on the other side of the earth from us, just water
(08:41:43 PM) Ash1: @ddysart Sorry you couldnt make it tonight, would have been great to have you
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(08:42:16 PM) tronathan: ash wants to have ddysart
(08:42:27 PM) ddysart: @ash me too. been mean to make it down for one for months now
(08:42:42 PM) hypnagogic: what
(08:42:46 PM) hypnagogic: is ddysart?
(08:42:58 PM) Ash1: @tronathan- 1 - how do you now i dont already have him, 2 - jealous?
(08:43:01 PM) Video_Villain: ::gabe gets the dirty glare::
(08:43:26 PM) hypnagogic: the video cable was hiding under a pillar, all that time.
(08:43:28 PM) hypnagogic: oh well.
(08:43:30 PM) tronathan: touche
(08:43:35 PM) Ash1: pwned
(08:43:39 PM) Ash1: :D
(08:43:43 PM) hypnagogic: I gots to get on a plizzane
(08:43:50 PM) hypnagogic: have a nice web4141414141414
(08:44:18 PM) ddysart: ooo lighting!
(08:44:50 PM) Video_Villain: next month: microphones and lighting. watch for it.
(08:44:59 PM) Ash1: who turned off the heat?
(08:45:02 PM) tapps: i just learned about knitting. i want to do that RIGHT NOW
(08:45:31 PM) Ash1: @tapps I can teach you
(08:45:40 PM) Ash1: we can knit ::whispers:: together
(08:45:46 PM) Video_Villain: NO!
(08:45:49 PM) blissdev: whoa
(08:45:50 PM) hypnagogic: byeeee
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(08:45:58 PM) Ash1: ::dies::
(08:45:58 PM) tapps: aaahh.. so *that's* what the kids are calling it now a days :-) i'm so behind
(08:46:16 PM) tronathan: knitting is the new scissoring
(08:46:37 PM) tapps: *giggles*
(08:47:04 PM) tapps: she needs a tshirt with that..
(08:47:10 PM) Ash1: a-greed
(08:47:13 PM) Ash1: matty matty gauger is on
(08:47:16 PM) Ash1: bitchezzz
(08:47:23 PM) Video_Villain: MAD DOG!!!
(08:47:28 PM) Video_Villain: Mad Dog Gauger
(08:47:57 PM) tapps: ps. if you haven't seen the MTSS.. watch it tonight. it's full of awesome.
(08:48:06 PM) blissdev: i iz now cold!
(08:48:20 PM) tronathan: Middle Tennessee Scuba and Swim?
(08:48:23 PM) tapps: who's controlling version?
(08:48:41 PM) Video_Villain: ::sung to Prince's pussy contol:: OOOOOO...VERSION CONTROL!!!
(08:48:46 PM) Ash1: @tronathan from middle tn?
(08:48:53 PM) tronathan: That would be the one.
(08:49:16 PM) Ash1: i mean, are you *from* middle tn?
(08:49:19 PM) rohdesign: are you a fan of TRON?
(08:49:33 PM) tronathan: Negative, home-grown madisonian. Insert granola.
(08:49:50 PM) tronathan: Who isnt a fan of tron?
(08:49:52 PM) Ash1: floor bread, eh?
(08:50:22 PM) blissdev: i use command line!
(08:50:35 PM) Ash1: jordan's hardcore
(08:52:01 PM) ddysart: whatever you did to the audio, thank you
(08:52:05 PM) tronathan: Suppose you had several gigs of stuff you wanted to upload, and you only wanted to upload it at night, off peak - how would you do that using automation so you didnt have to stop/restart the upload?
(08:52:20 PM) Ash1: butt shot! butt shot!
(08:52:55 PM) blissdev: tronathon: i would think that the app would need to break up your huge upload into pieces, and then determine how many of those pieces can be uploaded in a night
(08:53:39 PM) tronathan: was thinking of something that would turn an scp on/off at certain times
(08:54:02 PM) Ash1: cant feel my toes/fingers/probiscus
(08:54:14 PM) blissdev: jigga what?
(08:54:39 PM) tronathan: I just tuned into the webcast ... umm, whats he talking about?
(08:54:50 PM) tronathan: hi kevin
(08:54:52 PM) blissdev: version control!
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(08:54:54 PM) Ash1: i<3 matt gauger, k thnx bai
(08:54:58 PM) tronathan: Yeah but, what about it?
(08:55:07 PM) tapps: ahHAAAAH!!
(08:55:10 PM) tronathan: oh wow.. intro to version control?
(08:55:13 PM) Irenicus: if your fully comitted, do you have to use a repository
(08:55:30 PM) tapps: no repository... no way!
(08:55:36 PM) Ash1: lol, tapp
(08:55:36 PM) Ash1: s
(08:56:04 PM) blissdev: yes intro
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(08:56:48 PM) tapps: ye olde internet looks a lot like a cloud...
(08:57:51 PM) tronathan: G
(08:58:12 PM) Ash1: looks scary, i wont lie
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(08:58:33 PM) tapps: it's raining... the internets... http://youtube.com/watch?v=MaP9eiWuX3s
(08:58:58 PM) tapps: contogawhat?
(08:59:24 PM) Video_Villain [n=doubleri] entered the room.
(08:59:30 PM) Ash1: those damn europeans
(08:59:37 PM) tapps: etch it out of wood..
(08:59:45 PM) ddysart: SourceSafe - FTL!
(08:59:58 PM) Video_Villain: PPC FTW!!!!
(09:00:48 PM) blissdev: gnu, do you say as "ganoo"?
(09:00:58 PM) tronathan: Dont forget Subclipse!!
(09:01:08 PM) ddysart: Gnu, as in Gary
(09:01:10 PM) Ash1: i use subclipse, too
(09:01:12 PM) Ash1: or rather, i have it
(09:01:13 PM) tronathan: SUBCLIPSE!
(09:01:19 PM) Ash1: and pretend that i could use it
(09:01:29 PM) liltinyfish__ left the room (quit: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)).
(09:01:37 PM) Ash1: you dont want a soggy december, trust me
(09:02:00 PM) tronathan: LIKE SUBCLIPSE
(09:02:09 PM) blissdev: craziness!
(09:02:50 PM) tronathan: ooh i want to see that list
(09:02:55 PM) tronathan: I'm looking for a free svn server
(09:03:01 PM) blissdev: he has it online
(09:03:05 PM) tronathan: link!
(09:03:07 PM) tronathan: ?
(09:03:15 PM) blissdev: working on it..
(09:03:35 PM) blissdev: http://drop.io/mathiasx
(09:04:13 PM) ddysart: Installing Subversion on WIndows - http://tinyurl.com/68hdb9
(09:04:14 PM) blissdev: only file on there
(09:05:03 PM) tronathan: One of the big advantages of running SVN remotely is that you're backed up, if you lose your axe or it breaks, your repo is safe
(09:05:21 PM) Ash1 left the room.
(09:05:32 PM) blissdev: yup, definitely
(09:06:29 PM) Video_Villain_ [n=doubleri] entered the room.
(09:06:29 PM) Video_Villain left the room (quit: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)).
(09:06:58 PM) tapps: bye irc. my battery is dieeeeiinnngggggg....
(09:07:03 PM) tronathan: example: generate release notes
(09:07:05 PM) blissdev: bye tapps!
(09:07:06 PM) Video_Villain_: NOOOO!!!!
(09:07:12 PM) tapps left the room (quit: ).
(09:07:31 PM) tronathan: Also, comparing versions
(09:07:46 PM) Video_Villain_: Rick Roll back.
(09:08:32 PM) tronathan: <clapping in madison>
(09:09:58 PM) Video_Villain_: I'm coming in 3x3. (megabits)
(09:11:09 PM) tronathan: I dont beleive that you need a heavy router for a 3x3mbit connection
(09:12:01 PM) Video_Villain_: depends on the distribution, for a home, no, for a business...with many many users...perhaps
(09:12:47 PM) tronathan: I dont buy it.. a PIX 401 is $50 these days
(09:13:37 PM) tronathan: ohjeez
(09:13:41 PM) tronathan: where's my schitozphrenia medication
(09:13:55 PM) Video_Villain_: well, our BarCamp netz really crashed hard, so there needed to be a reason for it. I won't blame it all on Kruger. ;)
(09:14:45 PM) tronathan: the /wireless/ might need to be hardcore, but for pure packets.. i dunno. You would full the NAT tables on a home router, though.
(09:14:56 PM) tronathan: DDWRT shows graphs and mammary usage
(09:16:11 PM) tronathan: nighty
(09:16:17 PM) Video_Villain_: the only Mad Dog I care about it Mad Dog Gauger
(09:16:19 PM) ddysart: laterz
(09:16:19 PM) blissdev: ustream goin down
(09:16:21 PM) blissdev: haha
(09:16:37 PM) tronathan: alright, im audi .... night folks
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(09:16:56 PM) Video_Villain_ left the room.
(09:17:59 PM) iraster: bye!

MilwaukeeDevHouse1 Wrap-up

We held a little event called "MilwaukeeDevHouse1" on March 14, 2008 at Bucketworks, where people came together to "party with laptops" as it were. The event was modeled after SuperHappyDevHouse which originated in the Bay Area.

Jason, Kevin, and 4braham

So what happened at our little DevHouse? People hung out and worked on... well, whatever they wanted to. At one point Jon Thoms, Master of Flash, asked me what we were going to work on, and we somehow managed to hook him up with two guys with a startup that needed some Flash component. Matt Pickard taught Jeramey about clipping paths. Tracy did some crazy photo manipulation project. Nikol did... I'm not sure, but she was there... 4braham planned out some crazy Twitter mashup idea. Mike and his son Nathan scanned in drawings and made a book. KeVroN discussed when not to use Drupal, and I strung a guitar.


Things were in full swing from about 7PM on, with about 30+ people at the high point. We had food and drinks (mostly provided by Web414 folks) and ended up ordering pizza and wings later in the night. There were many photos taken, and I even made a video.

(Jeramey is already planning MilwaukeeDevHouse2, so I guess we'll call MilwaukeeDevHouse1 a success.)

BarCampMilwaukee2 Video

Web414 Video Master David Overbeck at Korporate Media lovingly crafted this video highlighting BarCampMilwaukee2, and I have lovingly uploaded it to Ourmedia and to blip.tv

BarCampMilwaukee2 Video

In the time since the first BarCampMilwaukee held in 2006, we've come a long way. The folks at Web414 have become a great force behind events like these. Web414 also helped sponsor BarCampMadison in 2007 and the recent DrupalCampWisconsin. Our next crazy idea is MilwaukeeDevHouse with MKEDH1 taking place March 14, 2008. (And hopefully BarCampMadison2 in April 2008.)

We've built quite the tech community here in Southeastern Wisconsin, and BarCamps in Milwaukee just keep getting better. People are sharing, learning, and making new friends along the way. Enjoy the video... and we hope to see you at the next big thing.

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