I have had rather a lot on my plate recently -- in fact so much so the table has collapsed and plunged through seven floors of my tower. There are vague glimmerings of light in the distance, but I appear to be working harder than ever before, for very little reward.
Anyway, that, life events and running Grand Tribunal have taken so much time our Arcane Connection podcast has been on hiatus for a couple of months. I'm not planning an episode dedicated to Hibernia, the latest release, and am thinking of trying to record some content. However generally I feel the need for a break, so here is my suggestion -- at 11.30pm (23.30 GMT) tonight I plan to try an (unofficial) Google Hangout. Would anyone be interested in a 30 minute chat about Ars, Hibernia, and maybe using that opportunity to schedule some recordings for the podcasts too?
I have never used Google Hangout -- but I'm going to try, if anyone is interested. My user name is chrisjensenromer. So anyone up for this?
I'm in Central daylight time five hours ahead of you, that makes it 6:30 for me when I'll be with my two boys and no other adults. I won't make it I'm sad to say, oddly it's even a tiny bit more sad because I use google hangouts on a weekly basis for work.
I only noticed CJs mail about this a short while ago this morning.
What the deuce is a Hangout? Voice, video, or text only? While I'd like to participate I can't say that I have any sort of hardware for this. Wait, doesn't an iPad have those fancy new gizmos? But I still need to know that it is and how it works.
If CJ tries again maybe I can join in. I'm willing to talk about whatever. Even the unlikely suggestions for sordid ArM books brought up late sunday night after GT, at the bar, when only the Norwegians, the local Cheltenhammians (?) and myself were present. Things not possible to mention on an open channel.
You should be able to use it via iPad, yes. It is a google service similar to skype, but improved for multicalls. It includes image and sound. The one speaking appears in the screen of the others IIRC. Combined with google drive you can also add writing to the media used.
So it's a "video-phone" for those of us old enough to known old school SF. Thanks Xavi.
Count me in then for next time (provided I'm available), I now know I (should) have the requisite hardware to participate. And being CET the time zone issue should not be as worrisome for me if CJ sets something up.
Three of us on a video-call, with a 4th person joining us on chat.
Also, cj needs a head-set.
Could someone set up a kick starter campaign for buying cj a head set please? I personally have no experience with doing so, but understand that you can only start projects from certain countries.