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I'm not very competitive, SUSAN. And I gave you a head start.
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I slept 7 hrs and 45 minutes before the cat woke me. I stayed in bed for another 15 minutes so I could count it as 8 hrs. I'm awake today, feeling better.
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Thanks, JOL, for the reassurance that we've downloaded the right thing.

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Jol, thanks for the info it is the beta version. Yeah!

Boo, I don't think I want to have a competition with the brain training... I might give up if I fall behind and I don't want to risk it! Thanks, though.

I'm looking forward to our next talk party!

~ Susan

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Susan and Boo,
I'm glad you downloaded Beta and I'm excited because next time we'll be able to see more of each other. I haven't experienced the "big eyes" syndrome using Beta for my French club.

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I downloaded the beta Skype, for our next visit. When I check "about", it says I have Skype (BETA) version 5.0.0.105

I have an HP laptop, using Vista for Windows.

SUSAN, if you're looking to add a friend to your Lumosity training online, you'll find me listed as Bsuebea. I'm in the Basic Training course, probably pretty far behind you, since I just started.

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Susan, If you open Skype from whatever icon you have, then you can tell if it's Beta by looking under "Help" then "About Skype"....I'm pretty sure it will automatically go to the Beta for you.



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Oh Boo, I'm so glad you got some sleep! When I saw you on Saturday I knew just how tired you were. It sounds like a wonderful 4DW! I didn't even notice about the mistype, that's funny! I guess google just puts out any similar websites... I didn't dig enough to find out that they are from the same company but it is pretty cool! It's on my list today to try the website out. I'll let you know about the differences in the games, if any. The really great thing about the website is I can use it at work on my phone. At least I hope so!

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You are so right about the sleep, SUSAN. I was really strung out from lack of it by Saturday when we chatted. You could only see my eyes, but the rest of me looked sleepy, too.
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I slept 9.5 hrs Saturday night and 10 hrs last night. My major goal this week is to get 8 hrs per night. I've completed 2 days of a sleep 4DW. It's wonderful.

As you have discovered in your googling, I mis-typed lumosity.com. I had it as luminosity.com.

My free app for Brain Trainer only gave me a few trial games. To get the rest, I joined lumosity, too. Now, I can train on either the PC or the Ipod Touch. I got started and found it fun.

I checked on your game on Amazon and found that Radica is produced by Lumosity. So, it's all the same training program. We found it from two directions. How cool is that?

Gotta take off now for tap class. Have a great day!

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Jol, I just downloaded skype beta. It was very easy to do but I don't have a new icon on my desktop. Will it automatically use the beta version when I go online next time?

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I googled luminosity brain training and found their website! It looks awesome. I signed up and I hope to start using it today! Thanks, Boo, You really are a wealth of information!

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I didn't look up the Luminosity one, Boo, but here's a link to the one I have (it came with a book called "The Memory Bible"... I'll bet the games are very similar.
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There is definitely a lot of hope for our brains!

I hope you got a good night's sleep, you looked like you really needed it!

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Kooper was very cute. He has a great personality.

My brain is tired today. I think I'll take a bath and go to bed early. The family is watching "Invention of Lying". Good movie, but I've already seen it.

I find the brain-training conversation very interesting. Since science is proving that our neural passageways can be redirected with mental exercise, it gives me hope that we can fix some of the problems created by our years of on and off dieting.

I checked the free app I downloaded. It's called Brain Trainer by Luminosity. They measure BPI (Brain Performance Index). It sounds like your thing, SUSAN. Is this a copycat of the program you're using?


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I really enjoyed it too! I thought maybe Kooper cut the line so he could have you all to himself!

Until next time...

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Jol and Boo, I just want to say thanks for the nice talk party! Sorry about the abrupt exit, apparently my computer lost the internet connection. I had to shut it down and bring it back up! It was great talking to you both! emoticon

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Hi all,

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The fourth Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be Saturday, August 14 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time).

Anyone who is timezone challenged like me can look at www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc
k/converter.html
for help.
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Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!

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I think it will be 7pm eastern time... looking forward to meeting your grandkids, Boo! I hope my computer will work better this time so that I can keep up with the conversation.

~ Susan

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7/29/10 9:41 P

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The 13th and 14th are the rummage sale days, from 9am to 4 pm, wisconsin time. So, the time you've chosen should work fine for me. I checked the world clock converter, and 4pm in California is 6pm in Wisconsin. My daughter Liz and her family will be here for several days that week. So, you may get to meet my 15-yr-old granddaughter Carly (the swim champ) and 13-yr-old grandson Sam (the one whose Facebook quotes amused us all). Sam has tired of Facebook and has removed his page. Carly has a page now, though.

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7/29/10 9:58 A

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Cool, thanks! I'll pencil it in my calendar.

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7/28/10 10:10 P

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That's okay...I was a little afraid something supernatural might happen to us heathens on the 13th anyway. How about Saturday, August 14th? Boo?

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7/28/10 9:57 P

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Sh*T! I just switched my schedule for a coworker who needed the day off, now I'm working...

Sorry!

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7/28/10 8:21 P

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What about Friday, the 13th (Whoooooo-hooooooo)from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time). That's August 13th?


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I have to work this coming weekend but that's probably too soon to plan this thing anyway. I'm working the weekends of Sept 4th, and Oct 2nd also. The Fridays I have off (in case everyone wants to meet up on a Friday) are Aug 13th, Sep 10th, Sep 17th, and Oct 1st. My schedule ends the weekend of Oct 2nd, hopefully we can schedule it before then... You can extrapolate from this info when I can make it, though I will probably be unavailable on the weekend of Sept 26th also, due to my Mom's birthday.

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7/23/10 1:27 A

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I'll be out of town from Thursday, August 5, to Tuesday, August 10. Otherwise, I think I'm OK.

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7/22/10 10:58 P

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Hi everyone,
When's a good time for a party again?

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That's right Boo! I look forward to seeing you!

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I think I can be home between 6:00pm and 6:30pm, CST.
So, I'll be a few minutes late, JOL. As I recall, all I have to do is sign on to Skype, so you can call me to give me the room name you're using for the day. And then I go to mebeam.com and enter the room name. Correct?

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Reminder!!
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The fourth Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be Saturday, May 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time).

Anyone who is timezone challenged like me can look at www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc
k/converter.html for help.
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Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!

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5/7/10 7:09 P

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It turns out I'm working that weekend but I'll be home at about 7:30 PM EST (I think that's 4:30 California time). So, I should be able to make it.

~ Susan

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~Simone Weal


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5/6/10 5:22 P

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I'm working all day at a "Mad Hot Ballroom" event, to help out my dance studio on the 15th. I'm not sure I can get home in time. I'll check on the hours that I'm expected to be there and hurry on home, if I can. I really enjoyed our last "meetup".



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What about Saturday, May 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time) for our next party?

Anyone who is timezone challenged like me can look at www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc
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Penguin,
Skype does video only for two people, but Mebeam allows up to eight. Skype does up to 10 for audio conference though and I like it's sound quality better than Mebeam's.

Sometimes we have technical difficulties, but it's still a fun experience!

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Question: Doesn't Skype do video, too? or is it a multiple-people versus two people thing?

DH got a Skype account on his computer this week(mine has neither web cam nor microphone). But I don't know the address and haven't used it. I suspect I won't be ready in time for this Saturday, and I'm due to take the kiddo to a cookout, but perhaps the 4th meet-up!


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Reminder!!
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The third Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be Saturday, April 10 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time).

Anyone who is timezone challenged like me can look at www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc
k/converter.html
for help.
***************************

Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!


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emoticon I'll be back from my visit to Indiana! I'm in.

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Boo, you are so on top of this. When I was getting ready for the spark meet the first time I pretty much waited until the same day...

I put it on my calendar, too. See y'all there!

Thanks, Jol for putting these meets together! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I've put Saturday, April 10 on my calendar. From checking the link you gave earlier for time zones (thanks--I've marked it as a favorite), I know that Wisconsin is 2 hours later than California. So, it will be from 6 to 7pm for me. Not a problem.

I'll play with my camera this week to make sure I can get into the rooms. If I have trouble, I'll contact you, JOL.

I have downloaded and set up an account with Skype. I also have an account set up with Logitek.Vid, since it came with the webcam. I went to the Mebeam site, just to explore. My virus tool advises me not to "join" Mebeam. So, I'll just use it for our visits.

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Hi all,
From the votes so far seems like Saturday may be best.

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The third Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be Saturday, April 10 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time).

Anyone who is timezone challenged like me can look at www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc
k/converter.html
for help.
***************************

Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!





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All, I had a hunch I put the wrong time zone. I put Pacific Standard Time, but it's now Pacific Daylight Time.

The Options we're considering are:
Friday, April 2 from 2 pm to 3 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time)
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Saturday, April 3 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Los Angeles, California, Pacific Daylight Time)

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Boo, it says 2:00 PM for Los Angeles is 4:00 PM for Wisconsin.


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I think I know what time it is now. It's llam in Wisconsin, so it's 9am pacific. So, 2pm pacific will be 4pm Wisconsin. Right?

Saturday, Apr 2nd is our last performance of the Bucks regular season. We are also dancing in the playoffs. So, the 17th may be one of those days. Otherwise, the Fridays and Saturdays are pretty clear after that, for future reference.

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Oh, I can't make it on April 2nd at all this week. I have a lot of Fridays off, it's just a bad day. So, Saturday is my vote. Maybe another weekend?

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If I can get my act together with the webcam (haven't opened the box, but plan to this weekend), Friday would work. I just woke up--what's 2pm pacific in central daylight time? My brain is still asleep. I'll be home after 11 am, central on Friday. Saturday evening, I'll be at the Bucks game, shaking my body down to the ground.

I will need your Skype ID, JOL. I'll work on setting up my webcam. I'm told it's not as difficult as I fear it will be. And, then, I'll see if it works on mebeam and will try to avoid the masturbation room. If I have problems, I'll holler.
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Looking for a good time for our third webcam party. Possibilities:

Susan can make Friday earlier or Saturday evenings
I have every other Friday off
Cassie, Boo, Jana -- don't know your schedules

Options:
Friday, April 2 from 2 pm to 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
or
Saturday, April 3 from 4 pm to 5 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Can you each vote and I'll take the majority and announce it?
Just vote here or send me a message.

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We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!

Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.




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I'm planning on it. See you there!

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Hi all, let's try for another of my off Fridays. Sorry to make it convenient for myself, but I hope you all can make it. I am making it a little earlier for the East Coasters, by starting a little earlier my time. If it is too early, just join us midway. I can probably stay longer.
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The second Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be 5 PM to 6:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on Friday March 5.
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Let me know if you need help setting up Skype or trying MeBeam.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online. If you don't already have my Skype ID, please let me know and I'll send it to you privately.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!


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A successful first rendez-vous, everyone! We'll look for a good time again in about a month. I really, really enjoyed meeting you!

The time was 6 PM California time, Pacific Standard Time, on a Friday. Works for some, a little late for East Coast. Let's start brainstorming on a date and time -- just give me suggestions.

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Good luck with the technicalities, everyone...and maybe I'll be dropping in.

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I think I went into a mebeam room. I typed in test and then clicked on connect. I saw myself but didn't hear anything. Is that normal?

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Thanks Jol, I did download Skype and apparently everything does work. I couldn't get my webcam to work until I did it through Skype. I did a test call and got to hear myself. I still need to go into a test room to see if that works...

Btw, I don't know how much time I'll be able to spend on this call because my bf is coming home at 4pm and we're going out to eat. I'm thinking we'll be back home at 6:30pm or so. He only has a short amount of time before he has to hit the sack since he has to get up at 4am tomorrow morning to go to work. But I'll make time for the call and then the rest of the evening will be his. I had originally thought he was doing the evening shift this weekend but he's not. But it will be good for me, however short it is, and maybe next time will be better!

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Susan, are you able to get Skype? If so, you can come as audio and we'll work on your technical issue on the webcam.

I expect some of today will be technical issues. emoticon ...And that's okay, we'll learn and then we'll know more for next time..

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Go ahead and try to join late...I don't have a clue how many are actually coming emoticon

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Update: My daughter won't be able to get here until around 6:30-7ish...traffic could make her later. I think she's being optimistic.

We will do this again, won't we? I LOVE the idea. I've been looking at upgrading my laptop anyway and now I'll make sure to have a camera feature.

IF she does show up, should I try to join late, or will it be distracting????

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My HP laptop (which is what I use for all my home computer needs) has a built-in webcam. The software is Cyberlink YouCam. When I try to start it as the tutorial as suggested I get an error message: Cannot connect to this USB video device. Please select another capture device via settings or close any application that may be using this video device and restart YouCam.

Any ideas on what I should try next? I closed down everything that I had up already and tried to reload but got the same error message.

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I've been short of time but I hope to look into my laptop (which appears to have a built-in webcam) tomorrow. I'm off after today for the weekend... I'll definitely let you know how it's going or what my problems are as I come to them. Sorry for waiting for the last minute!

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Hi everyone,

The first Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be 6 PM to 7:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time, this Friday, January 22!

Hope you can make it. I've emailed my Skype id to those who expressed an interest. If you need it, please send me a private message.

Instructions:
On Skype, you can locate me, ask for my details and I will accept "to be friends". Then we can talk.

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!! I'll create a room on that day and tell you via Skype.

Here is a link to mebeam help.
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If anybody needs help, please let me know. We will probably spend some of Friday working out technical issues and that's okay!!!

I'm looking forward to January 20!!!

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Daughter says I have NOT got the equipment on my laptop (PC) OR my desktop (Mac). She, however, does. So it's a matter of seeing if I can get her here. She lives/works/schools with her computer, so we'll see how it goes.

I am going to be upgrading my laptop sometime this year...

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Too bad Penguin...You could just do audio/microphone if you can get a cheap external headset. But if not, like you said, in the future. I look forward to "meeting" you one day.

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My super high-tech computer lacks both a webcam and a microphone. I thought microphones were standard, but I guess not.

Perhaps in the future.

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Hi everyone,

The first Separation of Church and Weight audio/webcam open house will be 6 PM to 7:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on Friday January 22. I'm going to mail my Skype id to those of you who have expressed an interest.

You can find me, ask for my details and I will accept "to be friends".

We will be using Skype for audio. I will call everyone in a conference call as I see them come online.

We will use www.mebeam.com for the conference video. You don't have to join mebeam to use it. You just enter a room. The room name will be "SparkMeetup" and I'll create it that day. You can go check if your webcam works on it and just enter any room name to see if you can see yourself. You have to "allow" when it asks. Just allow the video. Careful, though, because if you choose a room already occupied, you might see men masturbating...Choose a room name like TestMyCall or something, not LoveCanal!!!!

If anybody needs help, please let me know.

I'm looking forward to January 20!!!

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Oh that would be fun!! I need to get on tech support to figure out how to fix my webcam though!!

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I would be happy to attend, just need to figure out the whole skype thing.

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Just wanted to write something so I'll keep current with this conversation. I, too, am a luddite in this particular area, but I think my daughter has what would be needed.

It would be fun!

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Hi everyone, when's a good time to do this? It's probably going to be hard to get consensus on a good time, so here are a few (limited) possibilities:

Friday January 22 at 5 PM or 6 PM Pacific Standard time
or Sunday, January 24 at 5 PM or 6 PM Pacific Standard time.

I can host the Skype call and will share my contact details with anyone who wants to attend. Please let me know which time you are interested in.... I'll make a decision by January 10 and then I'll be available at that time and hope many of you can join.

Hope to see you several of you there!

By the way, for Skype, a headset is mandatory since you get an echo otherwise if you use the built-in feature of your computer. A buuilt-in web cam should be fine, though!


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I have a web cam built into my computer. I ahve signed up fpr skype ages ago and would love to meet you guys!


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That would be interesting. Sadly I'm a luddite when it comes to that sort of communication and lack the tools. Though from previous experiences using various gaming/telecommunication tools, there is often an ability for those without the correct setup to join on a sideline chatroom to chime. Food for thought.



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This was posted by a team member on our team's Virtual Party Room thread, in the Challenge Forum. If you're interested in discussing it further, that's where the planning will occur. I just thought I'd bring it to your attention, in case you aren't in the habit of checking on events in the Party Room.
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Hi all on the Party Loop,

I mentioned on one of the other loops that it might be fun to have a talk/party using headphones and webcams. Skype would be great for the audio and I know it can handle a group of people. It doesn't handle groups for video though, so I recently found www.mebeam.com which allows group videos and audio. So we could do Skype for the audio and Mebeam for the video. I keep saying Meebo for Mebeam, but Mebeam is the right website. Meebo was what SP used before.

I haven't tried the group capabilities of these tools, but it would be fun to try a party/chat there!

Everyone is busy this time of year, so we should set a day & hour maybe early December or in January and have an "open house" where anybody on our message board can come if they want. Let's think of a good date...

It would be great to "see" some of you. I do Skype with my French professor in France and it's like he's right across the table from me. Pretty neat.

So think about a good time to have a good time and we'll do it!



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