Posted 07 February 2003 - 09:58 PM
My first 2600 meeting (and probably my last) was a complete no-show. Jinrai, Saitou and myself stayed for about an hour or so with my laptop out playing around. No one even remotely looked like they were there for a 2600 meeting.
Disappointing, but sadly, it was exactly what I expected.
Posted 07 February 2003 - 10:34 PM
Posted 08 February 2003 - 12:31 AM
That is scary.
And I don't want to hear the comment about "start forming the meetings yourself and get it going". I like to think I do a lot to further the hacking community. I cannot stretch myself any thinner than I already have. If I could organize a local meeting, I would! I don't have the time, and I guess no one else does either.
In summary, I am not blaming anyone for the failure of the meeting. I am just pointing out how disappointing it was. That's all. That is why I have such joy and respect for the DDP and the friends and community that I have here online.
I love you guys!
Posted 08 February 2003 - 01:07 AM
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Posted 09 February 2003 - 07:09 PM
Although most people there are friendly and some interesting conversations and learning opportunites do present themselves and some swapping of laptops and computer help has happened i'd say not quite worth the time. For the three or mores hours i am there fifteen to 30 minutes of it are quality. I often think i could of learned more by just reading and trying a few things myself. I agree with screamer that it seems more of a place to "meet like minded people" and not much else goes down.
Posted 10 February 2003 - 08:21 PM
However this is the downfall… at around 7ish people start to leave… they all go to a popluar Chinese Restaurant to eat. And from there the real good conversations cease to exist. Now back at the 2600 meeting the place is now empty with only a few people still lingering around.
Anyway my main complaint is that most of the people who attend the 2600 meetings aren’t willing to “DO” anything… they just hang out and talk. Instead of trying to make and create new things… they’re doing all the things other people are doing. There really is nothing big going on… no one is collaborating on projects… they all just talk… instead of trying to make a difference.. they just chill. I mean in AZ2600 they do small speeches and do projects but in NYC there is nilche going on. I think I may be the only one along with a few friends on mine in nyc that actually want to explore and learn.. and try new things. Maybe im ranting but that’s how I feel.
Oh yea one more thing everyone is constantly being harassed by the security guards if we don’t sit properly or plug on laptop in the floor outlets.
Posted 11 February 2003 - 12:41 AM
As far as projects, I keep that going with the DDP online. The meetings would be a place to talk about things, learn, kick around ideas, maybe some projects. I took some RFA stickers to my meetings (or lack of a meeting, I should say) along with my newest article to pass around. But when it comes to projects, I prefer to work with people here who I have formed strong relationships with.
Posted 11 February 2003 - 05:42 AM
area, but I have similar experiences
to M from S and Epiphany only I
enjoy our meetings. For those who
come early we often exchange
hardware. Hardly anyone will be
there at five, but by six there can be
up to thirty people (men and women,
young and old). For me that’s a lot
of conversation. It is disorganized,
but like a party. Most conversation
is talk tech. There are “how-do-you-
do’s” and some personal small talk,
but some people have been friends
here for a long time.
We do have the same problems with
security. They seem to go after the
younger guys. Maybe some of your
older members can intervene.
I like to devise solo projects, but if
someone wanted to work on a project
at a meeting or elsewhere, I’m there,
pal. I’ll bet people would do a project
if asked. See if anyone has a RC
helicopter. I often bring in projects
I’m working on and I always see other
people bring in theirs. Show and Tell
Stank’s problem’s more serious. Having the numbers is important. Of course we’d love to have you here, Stank, but we may be quite a distance.
Posted 11 February 2003 - 07:48 AM
went to a few good meetings then - we moved them to a room at bridgeport univ. - the meetings I went to were a lot like a 'show and tell' - people would bring cool toys , home-made phreaking boxes, manuals, etc. and pass them around, explain them.
unfortunately a lot of group politics and bullshit, as well as a desire for a more central CT location screwed things up - in addition to the forming of NESIT and turning into 'a formal group that hosts a 2600 meeting'. I don't claim to know the whole story so I'll just leave it at that - but I haven't been to a meeting in over 2 years since all the NESIT junk started happening - but I still keep in touch with some of the people I met there as they were pretty cool - a couple of them run pcburn.com now.
unfortunately I never got to meet T.Icom - he went to those CT meetings further north
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Anyway I enjoy talking and i do have fun at the 2600 meetings. I just wish people were a little more active.
Posted 11 February 2003 - 09:52 PM
Ok, well actually, he said he would show us around a little bit. We will have to cover room and board ourselves.
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