Funny what you’ll find when you look. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading old Universalist General Convention minutes, available at Google Books. The proceedings of the 1874 convention, in New York City, were particularly interesting. The sixty-seven delegates served a different role than our General Assembly delegates today. For one thing, the General… Continue reading UGC resolution . . . from 1874
All I have to get a sense of General Assembly this year is the official media, official news and bloggers. Yet I get a sense — unqualified and unquantified — that something is missing. Perhaps paler or less enriched would be more descriptive. Or at least less frantic. So instead of speculating, I’ll ask. For… Continue reading What’s the tone at GA this year?
Still not thrilled with using a proprietary media format, but first things first. I got it to work. With wifi no less. (And you get to see what my desktop looks like.) Now, how did I do it? Not entirely sure. I am using VLC — the Swiss Army knife of media players; available for… Continue reading Got the GA media feed to work in Linux
(Please read to the end; I have something to ask you.) UU Mom was looking to watch tonight’s opening session of the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly (UUA GA) online, but it is only available in a proprietary Windows format. She noted: It would be nice if they’d use an Open Source program. We missed… Continue reading Watching GA from a Linux machine (and open formats)
I’ve been thinking about how to reduce my plastic use, if for no other reason than it doesn’t biodegrade in a lifetime. (Crumbling isn’t the same.) Because the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly is coming up, I have to wonder again about the Banner Parade — a major feature of the opening plenary session —… Continue reading Reducing plastic: Banners at General Assembly
Scott McNeill has created a site with details and photos for the amenities General Assembly attendees might need in Fort Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale Info for GA 2008