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 Post subject: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Hey all,

Melinda of MC4D fame wants to hold a meetup. My schedule is currently up in the air so I don't know if I'll be able to make either of these dates but I figured I should pass along the message. If you aren't subscribed to the MagicCube4D mailing list / Yahoo group I highly recommend it.

Consensus seems to be pointing towards January 26th. A date I'm almost certain I can make.

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From: Melinda Green <melinda (the at symbol) superliminal dot com(mercial)>
To: MagicCube4D
Subject: [MC4D] SF meet-up
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 18:31:54 -0800

Dear puzzlers,

Some of us who live in the SF Bay Area are planning to get together soon
and want to invite you! We did this once before and had an amazing time.
After talking for what seemed like 2 hours we discovered we had been
chatting for 6 and didn't break up until after 8 hours straight! We are
currently looking at Saturday January 19th and 26th. If any of you are
close enough or dedicated enough to make the trek, please let me know if
only one of those dates would work for you.

I'm sorry that most of you are too far to make this practical for you
but I encourage you to try to find and meet with other list members who
might be close to you. Some of your profiles contain your location which
is probably the best way to find others near you. I think you should be
able to see those locations in the member's list
<http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/4D_Cubing/members> in "expanded"
view. The rest of you may wish to add your locations to your profiles if
you are interested in meeting other nearby members.

Happy New Year!
-Melinda

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Thanks for forwarding the message. I think I'll definitely be there.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:24 pm 
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I'll try to be there for sure, work allowing.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:01 am 
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I can't make the 19th, but perhaps if the other date is chosen I'll be able to attend.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:05 am 
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In interest of preserving email privacy the original post has been redacted a bit. If you'd like to get in contact with Melinda either join the MC4D mailing list or PM me.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
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I'll be going as well, schedule permitting.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:57 pm 
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schuma wrote:
I think I'll definitely be there.
JasonSmith wrote:
I'll try to be there for sure, work allowing.
Bram wrote:
I'll be going as well, schedule permitting.
What's with all the pseudo-commitments? :?

I think I probably might not definitely be going, maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:20 pm 
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We're using a turbo code to decide the dates. Each of us posts our date hypothesis and confidence level and that gets fed to all others who then revise their date hypothesis and confidence level until we can all agree on a date.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:09 pm 
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bmenrigh wrote:
We're using a turbo code to decide the dates. Each of us posts our date hypothesis and confidence level and that gets fed to all others who then revise their date hypothesis and confidence level until we can all agree on a date.

Apparently so. I never heard of this, but it actually makes a lot of sense, and I'm sure I've used this approach when reaching a consensus with other people on many occasions. :D

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
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KelvinS wrote:
What's with all the pseudo-commitments? :?


I can't THINK of a more definitive way than saying I think I'll definitely ...
I usually think before I write. :D


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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:10 pm 
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In the MC4D mailing list, Melinda replied about the time as follows:
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Awesome! Clearly the best date is turning out to be Jan 26, so no turbo
code required this time. As to location, we met in at the Higher Grounds
coffee shop in Glen Park which worked well given that it has a BART
station and avoids the sometimes unpredictable downtown traffic. It's
also a super cute neighborhood with several nice coffee shops and
eateries. Once I get an idea of the likely group size I may scout around
for a different place since that coffee shop is very tiny.
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The address of the Higher Grounds coffee shop in Glen Park is:

691 Chenery St
(between Carrie St & Diamond St)
San Francisco, CA 94131

We did the last small meetup there, and that was a nice cozy place.


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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:53 pm 
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This is awesome, and although I can't be in SF on the 26th, I would like to host a sister meet-up in Austin! If anyone is in the area and interested, let me know. There are plenty of great coffee shops downtown, and we'll pick one if there are some responses.

Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:16 am 
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I just chatted with Melinda offline.

You can track her down via http://superliminal.com/cube/cube.htm or melinda (the at symbol) superliminal dot com(mercial). Barring anything major, the meetup date is the 26th. I will edit my original post saying as much.

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
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Darn. I would really like to go but I head back to the east coast on the 23rd :(

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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Melinda updated the info as follows:

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I scouted out Glen Park yesterday and decided that the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop will probably be fine for 6 and possibly more with a bit of squeezing. If we decide to move, there are a couple of other nearby coffee shops we can try. Just call or text me if you don't find us there.

And please pass the word to other SF Bay Area friends you think may be interested.

Finally, here is the Google Maps link for Higher Grounds. The space/time coordinates are in the subject line. I would love to see you all there!

-Melinda
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So the time is noon, Jan 26, Saturday. The location is not changed:

691 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

I hope I'll see all of you this Saturday!


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 Post subject: Re: SF meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:57 pm 
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I'm really bummed I couldn't make this meetup. Several things managed to go wrong that together made it impossible for me to attend. Murphy has been working overtime on law enforcement.

I hope everyone had a great time and I hope there are pictures! :D For my sake we're going to have to do another one of these soon...

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