Re: Knifecrime Island Meets Chocolate City

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My schedule is wide open. I'll definitely try to make it whenever we decide on.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-28-15 6:08 AM
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There's Bourneville meetup?


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04-28-15 6:23 AM
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If an actual Knifecrimean is going to be there, I retract my recent suggestion for the next DC meetup.

Not sure what I'll be able to make next week but will try to join whatever's worked out.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 04-28-15 6:48 AM
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Like I said in the other thread, my schedule is flexible. I'll happily defer to others' preference. Per the other thread, I think Dupont is probably easiest, since it's near ttaM.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 04-28-15 7:04 AM
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I'm likely.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 04-28-15 5:33 PM
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I might be able to come out for Sunday or Friday. Other days unlikely.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 04-29-15 5:46 AM
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I think Friday is probably my preference, as Sunday evening I'm likely to be knackered, as it'll be some ridiculous time UK time, and I won't have adjusted.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 04-29-15 7:04 AM
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Friday is good for me.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-29-15 7:31 AM
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Belatedly chiming in here to say that I will be in DC on Monday (5/4) if perchance anyone is around for an evening meetup.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05- 1-15 3:45 PM
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I'm around. Fridays I have an 8PM thing, unfortunately, so either early or late. Monday maybe.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05- 1-15 4:02 PM
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I may be free Monday. I have a day time thing, all day, but may be free in the evening.

Friday still the preferred day for a general meet-up, though, if people can do that?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 5:52 AM
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Since ttaM is in this thread, I have a question to ask.

I want to get an inexpensive radio for the kitchen so that I can listen to to the news or classical music while I'm cleaning. My regular clock radio sounds terrible, scratches and gets a bad signal. I'm not looking for high quality acoustics, just something solid.

I would be willing to pay a bit more if it was wifi, and I could stream over the internet too. Well, really, that sort of thing should probably be for the living room.

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Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 6:58 AM
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Hey Witt, I'd love to meet Monday, but I have an experiment that I'm expecting to run late. If you and others end up meeting Monday, I'll try to join when I'm done.

So, Friday evening, we need a place and time. I'll suggest Fox and Hounds for full dive and Hank's for not-dive with patio space. 6 pm, maybe?


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 9:54 AM
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I don't know, I'm afraid. What we used to use for that was an Altec Lansing iPhone speaker/dock, which was surprisingly cheap, and sounded fine. The internet radio/streaming side was handled by the phone.

Now we have an open plan kitchen/living room, so we can just use the proper hifi, which has a Raspberry Pi with a Pi-Dac+ acting as the streamer/internet radio.*

* really recommended, and amazing for the money.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 9:58 AM
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re: 13

I'd have a strong preference for somewhere without loud music. When we met up in SF, there was lots of people there I really wanted to talk to, but basically couldn't because the music was too loud for conversation.

Other than that, I don't mind dive or non-dive. No preference.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 9:59 AM
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That SF place was really horrible, acoustically.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:03 AM
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I'd love to meet Monday, but I have an experiment that I'm expecting to run late.

This sounds like the opening to a disaster movie.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:08 AM
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And yeah, the place in SF was atrocious. I blame nosflow.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:09 AM
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15: Fair enough. I don't think either has especially loud music on their patios (I'm assuming nice weather), but if someone else has a better idea, I'm not particularly attached to either place.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:10 AM
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17: If it finishes early, I can bring my new re-animated "friend" to the meetup.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:12 AM
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So glad I wasn't the only person ready to assault the sound system at that place! Here's wishing you better luck, knifecrimers and chocolatièrs!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 10:25 AM
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Assaulting the sound system would have been as clear-cut a case of self defense as ever existed.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05- 2-15 12:05 PM
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Hank's Oyster Bar on Friday around 6 sounds good to me.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 5-15 3:33 PM
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Cool.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 5-15 3:44 PM
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I'll ask Heebie to bump this tomorrow.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 6-15 6:52 PM
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Thanks. I was trying to remember to do that.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 6-15 7:17 PM
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I just messaged her.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 6-15 7:21 PM
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Thanks, bumper.

So, who's coming?

Where & when are we meeting?
(I like Hank's on Q at 6-ish.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 7:09 AM
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I'll likely arrive a little late, but I'll be there. Possibly +1 later in the evening.

Hank's doesn't take reservations, so a perfect headcount shouldn't be necessary.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 7:14 AM
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I may have something come up that's hard to get out of. Have to play it by ear. This is unexpected, having enough going on that there's clashes for time.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 7:17 AM
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Cassandane's parents are visiting this week, and I'm busy these days in general, so I'll check but I probably can't make it. That being said, if anyone is around Saturday night, a co-worker of mine is doing a jazz show at Mr. Henry's, near Eastern Market. (May 9, 8-11 p.m., 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) Just throwing that out there if people are still looking for stuff to do.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 7:19 AM
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I just checked in with better half to see if I can make it.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 7:33 AM
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Did you do a postal vote ttaM?


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 8:49 AM
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I'll be coming to the meetup.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 8:50 AM
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re: 33

I did. Although I'm in a safe Labour seat, so it wouldn't have mattered. No risk of a Tory or UKIP* victory.

* I'm in Ealing Southall, so _definitely_ no chance.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 3:17 PM
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Darn it. I was in DC last night.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 3:22 PM
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Oh so THIS is the meetup lw was referring to. I'll try to come!


Posted by: torrey pine | Link to this comment | 05- 7-15 5:24 PM
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It looks like I will not be able to make it. Oh well. Next time.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 12:31 PM
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I should be there just after 6:30.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:23 PM
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And ttaM damn well might need a seat.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:43 PM
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A DRINK not a seat. Don't be confusingly boring, subconscious.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:44 PM
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Butts. Butts. Butts.


Posted by: Opinionated subconscious | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:46 PM
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Teutonic butts


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:49 PM
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DD cups, DD cups, DD cups.


Posted by: Opinionated subconscious | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 1:50 PM
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America does run on Dunkin'.

I'm heading for 6:15 or so.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:04 PM
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But I don't know how long it'll take me to get there. So. See folks. I have a pink shirt on.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:18 PM
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I'm wearing a blue and white checked shirt.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:24 PM
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I'm wearing a shirt of white linen and am cold as the clay.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:33 PM
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Tight pants white jacket.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:40 PM
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I'm as cold as the clay that has been in an oven heated to the high eighties.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:47 PM
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Or even hotter, if the internal clay temperature is to be considered.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 2:48 PM
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Heading over shortly, probably be there 6:45ish.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:17 PM
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TJ wants me to let people know he has arrived.


Posted by: Bonsaisue | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:18 PM
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TJ wins. Off Metro, be there shortly.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:20 PM
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He is in the bar downstairs.


Posted by: Bonsaisue | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:21 PM
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He is in the bar downstairs.


Posted by: Bonsaisue | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:21 PM
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He is in the bar downstairs.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:22 PM
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TJ is in the bar downstairs, guys.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:23 PM
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Which bar?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:26 PM
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I think we can infer from the definite article that there's only one bar downstairs.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:28 PM
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Leaving in 5, there about 6:45. Jeans, red checked shirt, beard. Not a lumberjack.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:30 PM
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Jobs Scotsmen won't do.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:44 PM
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We're at the bar towards the back. I think TJ has the only pink shirt.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:44 PM
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Because it's not 1983.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:45 PM
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ttaM, where are you?

We have me, md 20/400, TJ, and potchkeh.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:58 PM
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On way. Got held up.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 3:59 PM
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I'm authorized to tell you all that one of our readers at the White House has arranged for a VERY special guest at this meetup.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 4:20 PM
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Not really. But if this was a halfway-decent show that's what would happen on the "trip to Washington" episode.


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 4:22 PM
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67: ... JOE BIDEN?!?!!!!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 4:27 PM
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69 to 66.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 4:34 PM
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We are having drinks and eating seafood. Turns out reservations are available for parties our size. This is NOT what the website told us. So we have a table for an hour and then back to the bar. We are outside and it is nice.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 5:01 PM
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This is NOT what the website told us.

And I was arguing with them about this, until I realized in was sounding like asshole Harvard Business School guy.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 5:06 PM
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Time please. Here that means back to the bar.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 5:32 PM
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Very nice to meet potchkeh and politicalfootball and ttaM. Nice also to see the rest of you folks again!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05- 8-15 11:22 PM
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