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by Martin
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Edinburgh phoaties
Replies: 28
Views: 18127

Re: Edinburgh phoaties

Just wanted to say this one is really good:

stuart wrote:Image


Now take 11 more like it and you can sell your own calendar! :-)
by Martin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Feel Good Words
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: Feel Good Words

These should all go on a page on the website too.
by Martin
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Leaving a poster in the window
Replies: 22
Views: 7855

Re: Leaving a poster in the window

They tore it down. The cunts!
by Martin
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Leaving a poster in the window
Replies: 22
Views: 7855

Re: Leaving a poster in the window

The font on the final poster is Palladio, in case anyone was wondering. :)
by Martin
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Leaving a poster in the window
Replies: 22
Views: 7855

Re: Leaving a poster in the window

It's up.
by Martin
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Leaving a poster in the window
Replies: 22
Views: 7855

Leaving a poster in the window

I think we should leave a poster up in the window before we hand over the keys. The building will probably stand empty for a long time. Next month many new people will come to town and walk by and not know what was there. Others will walk by and remember, but think we are gone for good. Something li...
by Martin
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Preparations for Departure
Replies: 59
Views: 16771

Re: Preparations for Departure

Can the Dorkbot stuff on the organ be left alone please, I can come and take it away myself on the 18th but I won't be there first thing, lunchtime at the earliest.
by Martin
Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Edinburgh Raft Race this Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Edinburgh Raft Race this Saturday

This Saturday is the annual Canal Festival and Raft Race: http://www.edinburghraftrace.com/ We at the Hacklab are entering a raft. Brittonie is apparently also now building a last minute entry! It sounds like there are still places available if you want to build a raft in the next 24 hours. Please c...
by Martin
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Events@ is bouncing
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: Events@ is bouncing

If nobody's looking at it there then just delete it. So long as someone gets the mails it's not needed, is it?
by Martin
Thu May 12, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Hitching Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: Hitching Advice

Been a long time since I hitched too, at least outside the Highlands where it's easy. But the A1 always had a bad reputation for hitching, and I did have a pretty slow time getting anywhere on it. Bits of it have been upgraded to motorway, so you can't wait by the side of the road on those, and even...
by Martin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: goodbye and good luck
Replies: 14
Views: 3974

Re: goodbye and good luck

All the best to you. Have a fantastic time.
by Martin
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: NEW COUCH!-check it out!
Replies: 28
Views: 9510

Re: NEW COUCH!-check it out!

Awesome! I will arrange a vehicle to come get it in the next couple of days.
by Martin
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: NEW COUCH!-check it out!
Replies: 28
Views: 9510

Re: NEW COUCH!-check it out!

Does this all mean the sofa now in the lobby is surplus to requirements? If so I'd love to give it a new home.
by Martin
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: shooting video of The Forest? (was 'hi there')
Replies: 27
Views: 5743

Re: shooting video of The Forest? (was 'hi there')

Hey Jon, thanks for the second edit. I'd really love to have the whole bit of footage you took of the organ too. It hasn't worked so well lately and I think that rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" you shot it playing was actually one of the best it ever did. It'd be great to have the w...
by Martin
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 14816

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

As far as the nicknames go, just putting them in a smaller font below the actual name of the dish would be a big improvement. Then they're still there but it's clearer what people are actually supposed to ask for.
by Martin
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Jobo found in darkness/ Intro B&W
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Jobo found in darkness/ Intro B&W

Hi folks,

I'm one of the former darkroom co-ordinators.

The Jobo processor that's in there is missing all its bits. We never had them. I kept the base part because it still works as a temperature-controlled bath you can keep your solution bottles in.
by Martin
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

Go for it!

The bottles were only meant to be temporary, the whole idea was for people to build their own interesting bits for the marbles to run down and to put all these together.
by Martin
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: the future existence of the marble run
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: the future existence of the marble run

Tom and I were going to come have a look to see if we could make it run more smoothly.

But if forest wants the space for another installation, we can take it down.
by Martin
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

it loses balls.

it needs love and tweaking.
by Martin
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: QoS solution for streaming Sunday's hall fashion show?
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: QoS solution for streaming Sunday's hall fashion show?

I have a tried and tested QoS solution for this. We used it to stream Tim and Mikey in from NZ.

iptables -A FORWARD -s !<webcam machine IP> -o <internet> -j DROP

Anything else is a world of pain and will probably not work.
by Martin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Membership
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: Membership

Hey,

Actually someone did volunteer to take over while Lucea is away - can't remember the chap's name now but email darkroom@theforest.org.uk and your email should get to them.


Martin
by Martin
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Hardware testing tools?
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Re: Hardware testing tools?

If the plan is to install Ubuntu on them, just boot from the live CD and then use its own test system (System / Administration / System Testing). That way you can confirm that drivers etc. will work out of the box at the same time as checking the functionality of the hardware. And if you do it with ...
by Martin
Tue May 25, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

I've got all the stuff - we'll be trying to build the lift tonight, from 8pm on the stairs / in the Action Room. Come along.
by Martin
Thu May 20, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

OK - I have ordered just over £50 of stuff to build the lift with. Hopefully it should all arrive in time for Tuesday's dorkbot meeting, when we will try to put something together! All welcome.
by Martin
Wed May 19, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: FoH Postcard.
Replies: 37
Views: 5535

Re: FoH Postcard.

Ryan wrote:I very much would like to move away from the "anyone can paint / we're all artists" shite.


As someone who has repeatedly been on the end of this shite when trying to explain to people that I am not an artist, I welcome this.
by Martin
Wed May 19, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jay is missing
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Jay is missing

Anyone got contact details for Fudge?
by Martin
Wed May 19, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jay is missing
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Jay is missing

Has anybody seen Jay recently? Who used to be heavily involved with Infoseed? His family have been trying to contact him for a year and a half.

I last saw him at the Forest, I think more recently than that but at least a few months ago. Anyone since?


Martin
by Martin
Thu May 13, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

Also - would Forest be interested in funding this project at all? We can build most of it from junk, but to make a reliable mechanism in a reasonable timescale it would be a huge help if we could buy some materials. We're looking at things like £18 for 50 steel ball bearings (the marbles), £8 for ma...
by Martin
Thu May 13, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

We've been discussing this project at dorkbot for a while. We've simplified things somewhat - now planning on just going from the exhibition space above the double doors in the lobby, up to the ceiling of the landing outside the hall. That's a straight line for a single lift and still gives lots of ...
by Martin
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 9063

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

S-dawg is too fast for me.

And probably more up to speed on web shizzle. Do what he says. Or the pixel gets it.
by Martin
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 9063

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

chris wrote:you got the code for that?
it'll save me some time messing about if you know it...


Snip a 1x1 pink bit out and save it as pinkpixel.png somewhere on the site.

Then replace:

Code: Select all

background: #fd595c;


with:

Code: Select all

background-image: url(/path/to/pinkpixel.png);
by Martin
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 9063

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

It may also have something to do with colour profiles . It is a color management issue, yes. I could tell you more than you ever wanted to know about this. Basically it's Apple's fault that you see the mismatch in this case. If you care about Safari users seeing this, then make the background of th...
by Martin
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The splash/landing page
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: The splash/landing page

How about a facilities button, linking to pages for: The Cave, Darkroom, Screenprint, The Hall, and Sound Team. I don't think that's as good. The idea really was to have all the things that might grab a first-time visitor's interest on the front page. I think people would be less likely to click on...
by Martin
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

Martin, would you be able to draft up where the lifts might go and what they might involve? How would they be run? Do they need to go around corners or can we find some straight lines someplace? Perhaps if we ran this off a series of vertical archimedes screws and short connecting downhill runs it'...
by Martin
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The splash/landing page
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: The splash/landing page

I think all the various facets of Forest should be large graphical links on the front page, not just the ones that currently have their own domains. Cafe, hall, cave, darkroom, screen printing, balconies - all should be on there in equal footing.
by Martin
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

on a tedius note. the firebrigaed won't be up for it going through a hole anywhere, as those doors on the ground floor connect two fire exclusion zones, so holes are not allowed... Arse, just saw this. Fucknuts. Must be some way to sneak it through somewhere. Or is this a good excuse to scale down ...
by Martin
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

Okay, so we met and talked a bit more about it. There is some debate about the best lift design. But I think that's okay, since I think we're going to need three separate lift sections anyway. LIFT ONE: from the basement floor level to the ceiling level just outside the admin office. I think this on...
by Martin
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Re: Giant Marble Run

OK, cool. Dorkbot are meeting tonight, we'll talk out some more of the technical details, in particular the lift design. I'm thinking of starting at the bottom in the basement, in the space surrounded by the stairs, going up through a small hole somewhere to the space by the stairs / above the doors...
by Martin
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 8642

Giant Marble Run

Hi folks, So, last weekend the dorkbot crew went on a road trip to Newcastle for the Maker Faire . One of the many cool people we met there builds lovely little ball bearing roller coasters from copper wire. About the same time, Chris asked us if we could make something awesome for Forest X. So we s...
by Martin
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Action Room Clear Out Day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Action Room Clear Out Day!

Dorkbot have been notified, we were due to have a clearout of our stuff anyway. Should be a couple of people along.
by Martin
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18066

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

I don't like the skeletons page at all as it stands, for two reasons: 1. There is nothing on it that says what forest is and where it is. These are the very first things someone should find out by following a link to our site. 2. You can't see what the options are. You have to wave your mouse around...
by Martin
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 18066

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

Yes yes yes yes to Gareth's front page plan. A big scrolly blog is a crap frontpage, whether it's drupal or tumblr or wordpress or whatever.
by Martin
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter (2009) - Caleb Larsen
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Re: A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter (2009) - Caleb Larsen

The assumption here is that if the artist de-legitimises their art then it ceases to be art. not sure if that would work. If the artist de-legitimised it then it could continue to be auctioned on a regular basis and the artist would just stop receiving their 15% cheques. Mind you if the software is...
by Martin
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Nachos rule
Replies: 21
Views: 6752

Re: Nachos rule

I sampled the nachos today, and they were indeed very fine. In fact they were so good that my friend Andy ate most of them, despite having had his lunch already. Now he owes me nachos, the bastard.
by Martin
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: ryan NEEDS bed
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: ryan NEEDS bed

I have a spare single bed at my flat on Mayfield Road. It isn't the sort that comes to bits easily. You would need a van to move it.
by Martin
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and events meeting 3rd december 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 11874

Re: Cafe and events meeting 3rd december 2009

Also, at the risk of using our menu "in memoriam" it may be nice to name something on the menu after our friend Ellie. The Maxwell? Not sure if this is a fitting tribute or in utterly bad taste but I kind of like the idea that we'll continue to honour our friends on the menu. Thoughts on ...
by Martin
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: shooting video of The Forest? (was 'hi there')
Replies: 27
Views: 5743

Re: shooting video of The Forest? (was 'hi there')

Jon, this really is fantastic. It's great that it captures evidence of so many of the different things Forest does.

Are you planning to put in some of the footage from the Golden Hour that you shot too?
by Martin
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: she's hot and pink and currently live
Replies: 12
Views: 3218

Re: she's hot and pink and currently live

Can we make the first priority to get one of the PCs into the office to replace the dodgy Shuttle machine, please.
by Martin
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: We need ... for The Cave
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: We need ... for The Cave

...actually there should be enough in the bottom drawer of the cupboard in the action room.
by Martin
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: We need ... for The Cave
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Re: We need ... for The Cave

I have kettle leads coming out of my ears, will bring some in.

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