Friday, May 26, 2006

First Skypecast

We had 10 programmers from around the country on a Skypecast (conference call) for 90 minutes last night discussing creating web services for Cyc. We've got some issues to work out with microphones and with getting on the call in the first place. Still, it was a worthwhile call.

We'll be talking again next Wednesday (May 31, 2006) at 8:30pm Central Standard Time. Central time is one hour earlier than the East Coast and two hours later than the West Coast. It's a public call, so anyone can join, but we usually mute people to improve sound quality. There's chat that happens alongside the audio, and we may use VNC to do screen sharing next time. To join the call, you first have to join Skype (for free). Go to Then, on the Skype home page, there's a link for skypecasts. Then look for "Find a Skypecast" "starting soon". Or you can just visit the link:

We don't need to get your skype address ahead of time. You just click your way into the call. Once in, we may add you to a group chat, and if you want to participate in Cyclify, you can put your contact info into chat.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Please test how your microphone sounds before joining the call. Do this by placing a test call to the skype number: echo123. Most people have their mikes way too close at first, and once you're on the call it's hard to tell.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger Cycic said...

Hi John,

I am planning on attending the Skype conference, but don't see it in the up coming Skypecasts.
I is it still happening.

I just created an account here and tried my usual online name, Nanoguy, but it seemed to be taken already by someone else. So I tried Cycic as a play on psychic and now realize that I misspelled it anyway.

I have been having trouble entering events into OpenCyc 0.9.5 so maybe I could get some help with it.

Hope to chat later.


- Cycic AKA on SourceForge Nanoguy

At 8:15 PM, Blogger #$JohnD said...

You can use the link
right now.

At 11:10 PM, Blogger Ben said...

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At 9:49 PM, Blogger Jonh Neo said...

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At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you aware of the Semantic MediaWiki Project? I would think collaboration between it and the cyc foundation might be useful.

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said... is important as it lays out the intent, motivation, justification, and scope of your effort but as it's nearly inaudible, can you please re-do? (You can probably understand yourself and thus can re-enunciate your prior words into a good microphone.)

At 6:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By any chance was this Skypecast recorded/archived and is available freely, would be very helpful to understand what vision ppl have of Cyc. project.



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