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Old 07-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #21
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I think we'll just end up having to plan for contingencies in either case. A lot of people end up out of signal/dead battery too. In past years the most reliable seemed to be what amounted to an SMS tree that people just spammed each other messages until it got through to everyone - and SMS's seemed to be a lot less sensitive to weak signal areas than anything that hinged on the phone's data connection.

"Location Sharing" is probably not as helpful for us since we'll basically be in various locations around the convention center - it's more useful when the locations are spread out throughout town.

I have beluga on this phone, tho I've never used it. I will try to check out groupme too.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:52 AM   #22
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The location sharing would be helpful if people are trying to meetup for the few gathering events we have. Looking at Beluga it does have the sharing too. I think Groupme is just better since it has a more wide range of phones the app is available to. Not everyone has a Android or iPhone.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #23
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Me and iHap are testing GroupMe. It seems to be working pretty well so far, but the WP7 app doesn't appear to have the location map integrated (yet?) which iPhone/Android may have. The WP7 app does have a "Preview" title which may mean it's a public beta.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:04 AM   #24
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Wyeast, PM myself or iHAP and either of us can add you to the GroupMe group.

EDIT: It's cool that any member can add any other member, which would make it easy to adminstrate and add other CoG'ers.
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The hackers were playing spy. The engineer (security team) saw them coming, but they looked like a same-team pyro, so they ignored them. When their back was turned, they sapped his sentry and backstabbed him (not super easy to do, but pretty easy if you're trusted), then stole the intelligence (user data) and took it back to base (shady Russian mobsters).
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #25
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If either of you have the old PAX google doc, my #'s already on there.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:36 PM   #26
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Testing groupme now w/ iHap and WSUHoey. Could use a non-smartphone and blackberry tester.

On Android 2.1 and lower, the app does not have push enabled, so it has to poll the servers. At least w/ my phone, I had to restart it to have changes take effect on various settings (alert tone, poll time, etc). Right now it's polling every 30, but on the next restart it'll poll every 10. I'm a little concerned with battery, as it appears to gobble it down whenever I'm in-app and texting/reading...
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #27
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This is why we liked Beluga- you can use it as pure SMS if you want, which seemed simpler. I'm open to whatever works for the most people though.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #28
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I'm open to either. Like i said I may just resort to old fashioned texting if necessary. The question w/ beluga I think was if people could access it w/o an app? for (WP and non-smartphones?)
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #29
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Yeah, from what Aniako said (and by seeing how it adds members) you can add phone numbers to effectively create group SMS. Also works as a web app.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:08 PM   #30
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For the Blue Skittle Party...only 150 tickets are available and it's $20 per person.

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Only 150 tickets will be sold so buy yours now!
Hope you will come join in on the fun!

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #31
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That's Friday? I'm in. The link is busted though.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #32
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Fixed the link and it's on Thursday, not Friday.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #33
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OK, after Von's then. Should be an interesting evening
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:44 AM   #34
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Anybody thinking of going to the Protomen concert at El Corazon Friday night?
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:31 AM   #35
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Anybody thinking of going to the Protomen concert at El Corazon Friday night?
Get us some details (link to details is better as things change) and we'll post it as a point of interest, so people can kinda break off into clusters and do things and meet back up and stuff.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #36
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I accidentally bought two Blue Skittles tickets (the site said there was an error, so I tried again and then got two confirmations). Anyone wants it, $20 when I see you.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #38
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Sweet. BTW, that link is still jacked up. Trying it from a different computer, too. I had to follow the Facebook link you sent me, but not cut-n-paste the tinyurl. It's weird.

Can anyone else access the link Scott posted?
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:09 AM   #39
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Actually the tinyurl seems to work now:

http://tinyurl.com/prepaxp​arty2011

EDIT: WTF. Our site seems to strip off the "http://" when you click the link. If you get a TinyURL error, add the "http://" to the address bar and it should take you to the PayPal page. Very weird.

Or click here.
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Got 2 tix for me and Mrs. Ako. The paypal site forwarded me to a non-existing page, but I posted on the facebook event page about the troubles.
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