[occupyaustin-it] How can I help?
nolan at thewordnerd.info
Wed Nov 2 07:25:26 CST 2011
Wait, how do you know about the letter? I don't recall posting about it
anywhere or sharing the response. *confused*
Thanks for the recording.
On 11/02/2011 12:09 AM, Gregory Foster wrote:
> Hey Nolan, good to see you here. I appreciated that letter you sent
> to Art Acevedo and for sharing his response. Pretty informative.
> I really like where you're headed with the distributed communications
> infrastructure idea. Hope you can make the meeting Wednesday night.
> Here's the stream archive for yesterday's GA:
> On 10/31/11 9:19 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
>> Cool deal, on it. I'd hoped to have something to show off tonight,
>> but I'm having troubles with Tropo (wasn't that a TOS episode?)
>> Hey, given the increased emphasis on getting streaming infrastructure
>> up, did anyone archive any video of the entire GA tonight? I couldn't
>> make it but am trying to get caught up.
>> On 10/30/2011 10:04 PM, Sam Williams wrote:
>>> Thank you for recognizing a valid need to communicate between
>>> various Occupy locations. We welcome your contributions, even if
>>> you aren't offering to suffer arrest, jail, torture, or other nasty
>>> things. A multi-modal communications channel could be very
>>> helpful. Please pursue it. Let us know your progress.
>>> Thank you,
>>> On Oct 30, 2011, at 6:14 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
>>>> So I sent an email to the default IT email address. Then I looked
>>>> down one line and saw this mailing list. :)
>>>> Events of the last few days have encouraged me to get involved. I
>>>> don't think I'm brave enough to get arrested, but I'm happy to do
>>>> what I can to create a good and solid infrastructure for those of
>>>> us who are, and not just in the area of IT.
>>>> I'm an Android and web developer. My tools of choice are Scala and
>>>> Lift, both great at real-time and dynamic applications, but I can
>>>> probably brush off disused Python/PHP skills given a bit of
>>>> support. Are there any cool projects under development?
>>>> Today when I was watching the livestream, I saw a couple instances
>>>> where people at the jail needed to get in touch with people at City
>>>> Hall to ask/communicate something but didn't have a phone number
>>>> for anyone there. Does creating some sort of cooperative,
>>>> multi-modal communication channel between fixed and mobile
>>>> locations seem like it might be a useful project? Basically I was
>>>> thinking that you'd have a public computer at base for folks to
>>>> check email/surf/whatever, and that computer is running some sort
>>>> of background web app using something like HTML 5 notifications.
>>>> That app receives texts, IMs or even voice calls from fixed
>>>> numbers, then displays the messages as text notifications. Someone
>>>> using the computer can then be tasked to get information, find
>>>> someone, etc. and responses to the given notification get relayed
>>>> to the original texter, voice call, IM, etc. This way, people at
>>>> remote locations with a need don't have to count on contacting one
>>>> specific person. They
>>> just need the phone number/XMPP address of the communication
>>> channel, and the hope that someone is at the computer. It isn't
>>> certain and entirely reliable, but it might be more efficient.
>>>> Does this sound potentially useful? I'm happy to do it if so, but
>>>> my impression is that there's enough needing done that I don't want
>>>> to waste time cranking out code that solves a need I imagined. :)
>>>> I'm also open to any other ways that I might help, just let me know.
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