So basically, the plan is just to complain to each other about how much it sucks?
EDIT: Please disregard this if you were referring to some of the posters in this thread and not the global day of action.
Um, no. Try reading the link from the BB post next time.
... if you work at a tech company or startup, lobby the management "
Also, direct action protests are just one of many critical strategies that work. You can educate yourself on this here: Hacking Politics: History of the SOPA fight - http://craphound.com/?p=4781
Also, if you scroll down to point 4, they say to be creative and do whatever you can. This includes spreading information via memes, organizing events, building websites, etc.
How about writing to your congressperson on that day? How about sending lots of PGP (or whatever the state of the art is today) encrypted emails? How about putting a long string of trigger words in every email you send that day? How about sending letters of complaint to companies which are complicit with monitoring? How about writing a big fat check to the EFF?
Those are all great ideas for the most part, just wish you could have suggested them without being so dismissive in the first place. That said, thanks for your ideas.
If you go to the link from the BB post and scroll to the bottom they suggest doing anything you can. (See the "be creative" part)
Please check out the part where they ask for suggestions in the "tell us about it" link. Please remit your suggestions there as well.