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VirtualTinyHouseCon #8 is happening now

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If you haven’t done so yet, download and run Vsee. There’s no install to go through. When you run the program, it will prompt you to fill out a short form to sign up but you can enter anything you want, and there is no confirmation email or waiting.

Unfortunately I have to go to a christmas dinner so I won’t be able to come. I know, it’s a bit hypocritical, but I expect almost everyone else have pressing engagements today too. So someone, if anyone comes, will have to post their own vsee id in the comments section below, and then people can connect to them and they can host the meeting (click on some of the icons in your video window, and under one of the menus that pop up there will be an option ” host meeting” then when someone calls you, somewhere in their video window, you can click “add to meeting” so they can see everyone else).

There is also one tinychat room in case Vsee is not working out for some reason:
VirtualTinyHouseCon Tinychat room

The VirtualTinyHouseCon is held every Saturday at 8 pm, Eastern Time. Just come to towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com and there will be a blog post there with easy to follow instructions. Everyone is welcome and anyone in the world with an internet connection could be there. You can join by video, text, audio, or any combination thereof. If you are not much of a typist it is recommended that you have a microphone. Ear buds (like for an ipod), earphones or a headset are also highly recommended unless you have vista or win 7 in which case you’re good (see second link below).
some backgrounder : https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/virtualtinyhou…m-eastern-time/
https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/read-this-if-y…tinyhousecon-4/

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Written by gregor

December 25, 2010 at 19:59

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I won’t be able to come to VTHC #8, christmas dinner and all that

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Just thought I should say that so I don’t come across as too much of a hypocrite by not showing up. I hadn’t realized this Sat. was on xmas day.

Written by gregor

December 24, 2010 at 14:59

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re: What’s next for minimalist houses?

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I’m typing with one hand in a stairwell right now because I don’t want to let this pass by entirely. Well, first of all I noticed comments are off in the article, I don’t know why, but I hope it is not because comments tend to get a bit heated on this topic. Because stifling a discussion about something because you don’t like the tone is, well, no way to encourage discussion on the subject.

If it gets heated maybe it’s because this matters a lot to some people. Anyway, I have been meaning to post on this subject, and at least I haven’t sinned lately by posting on other things instead….

But of course the first thing that comes to mind here is that this is not just a feature of Oregon, it happens everywhere.

Written by gregor

December 19, 2010 at 15:03

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VirtualTinyHouseCon #6, 7 summary

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I never wrote a summary for 6 last time because my internet connection at home has been a real problem, but Rulgert came and we must have spent at least an hour and 20 minutes talking about a bunch of stuff, mostly his super cool tree saucer project. We tried Vsee and it worked fine, except that it could not, of course, get video across over Rulgert’s dial up.

I thought Rulgert was coming to 7 too, but I guess something must have come up, because I’m here and don’t see anyone, so I’ll use the time to write the summaries. Anyway, Vsee seems to be working fine so far, though.

BTW, The VirtualTinyHouseCon was in the tiny living newsletter last week, apparently, getting the announcement posts another 128 hits. But still no takers apparently…. and in other news 6 more people have voted in the poll for their preferred time:

1-5 PST M-F typically, but not a guarantee. 1
Sunday Evening after 8pm 1
I like Saturday but wish it was in the afternoon (before 3pm est) 1 [?]
Weeknight 8pm EST 1
noon Sunday morning 1
6pm cst.

Written by gregor

December 18, 2010 at 20:16

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VirtualTinyHouseCon #7 is happening now

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If you haven’t done so yet, download and run Vsee. There’s no install to go through. When you run the program, it will prompt you to fill out a short form to sign up but you can enter anything you want, and there is no confirmation email or waiting.

If something happens to my internet connection, which is still sketchy, someone will have to post their own vsee id in the comments section below, and then people can connect to them and they can host the meeting (click on some of the icons in your video window, and under one of the menus that pop up there will be an option ” host meeting” then when someone calls you, somewhere in their video window, you can click “add to meeting” so they can see everyone else).

My Vsee Id is GregorF.

There is also one tinychat room in case Vsee is not working out for some reason:
VirtualTinyHouseCon Tinychat room

The VirtualTinyHouseCon is held every Saturday at 8 pm, Eastern Time. Just come to towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com and there will be a blog post there with easy to follow instructions. Everyone is welcome and anyone in the world with an internet connection could be there. You can join by video, text, audio, or any combination thereof. If you are not much of a typist it is recommended that you have a microphone. Ear buds (like for an ipod), earphones or a headset are also highly recommended unless you have vista or win 7 in which case you’re good (see second link below).
some backgrounder : https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/virtualtinyhou…m-eastern-time/
https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/read-this-if-y…tinyhousecon-4/

Written by gregor

December 18, 2010 at 19:59

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VirtualTinyHouseCon #6 is happening now

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If you haven’t done so yet, download and run Vsee. There’s no install to go through. When you run the program, it will prompt you to fill out a short form to sign up but you can enter anything you want, and there is no confirmation email or waiting.

I will try to bum off of the nearby macdonald’s to be there this time, though my net connection is still down at home. If something happens someone will have to post their own vsee id in the comments section below, and then people can connect to them and they can host the meeting (click on some of the icons in your video window, and under one of the menus that pop up there will be an option ” host meeting” then when someone calls you, somewhere in their video window, you can click “add to meeting” so they can see everyone else).

My Vsee Id is GregorF.
There is also one tinychat room in case Vsee is not working out for some reason:
VirtualTinyHouseCon Tinychat room

BTW, did anything happen last time without me?

Edit:
I’ll try to include a splurge like this in each post from now on,(I’m holding my computer with one hand right now any typing with the other so it is not the best)

The VirtualTinyHouseCon is held every Saturday at 8 pm, Eastern Time. Just come to towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com and there will be a blog post there with easy to follow instructions. Everyone is welcome and anyone in the world with an internet connection could be there. You can join by video, text, audio, or any combination thereof. If you are not much of a typist it is recommended that you have a microphone. Ear buds (like for an ipod), earphones or a headset are also highly recommended unless you have vista or win 7 in which case you’re good (see second link below).
some backgrounder : https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/virtualtinyhou…m-eastern-time/
https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/read-this-if-y…tinyhousecon-4/

Written by gregor

December 11, 2010 at 19:59

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VirtualTinyHouseCon #5 is happening now

with 3 comments

If you haven’t done so yet, download and run Vsee. There’s no install to go through. When you run the program, it will prompt you to fill out a short form to sign up but you can enter anything you want, and there is no confirmation email or waiting.

Someone will have to post their vsee id in the comments section below.

There is also one tinychat room in case Vsee is not working out for some reason:
VirtualTinyHouseCon Tinychat room

I can’t come this time because my internet service provider has mucked things up and I don’t have an internet connection (this post was scheduled to appear automatically).

Written by gregor

December 4, 2010 at 19:59

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