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by neil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Drivers Sought for 29 & 30 August
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Drivers Sought for 29 & 30 August

I can drive and over 25. Should be free on Monday. Give me a call if needed.
by neil
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: MIRA's GOOD BYE PARTY :D
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: MIRA's GOOD BYE PARTY :D

Good luck Mira!

It was a pleasure working with you xx
by neil
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: cRRRRRRazy night shift
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: cRRRRRRazy night shift

Sweeet!! I have so often felt the same way after a night shift at the forest. This is what made the place so amazingly brilliant for me. You can forget all the stupid meetings and organisational stuff. Nothing beats being in the midst of a great night when everybody comes together to create the best...
by neil
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Action Team
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Forest Action Team

My description of how people came to be in the FWG is entirely accurate. All of this was done via a process of consensus decision making. FAT was by no means an afterthought. You should know, Ken, as you were at the meeting in which it was established and you agreed to it, as did everyone present. I...
by neil
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Action Team
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Forest Action Team

Hello. I'm surprised no-one else has answered this so far. As someone who was involved in setting up the FAT, I can provide some background info. Previous to the FAT, forest was run by a group called the forest working group (FWG). The FWG was a fairly exclusive little group. Access was gained eithe...
by neil
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: kitchen fun times
Replies: 13
Views: 7184

Re: kitchen fun times

Wow Scoutt, you are totally psychic!
by neil
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: edinburgh city centre survey - have your say
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: edinburgh city centre survey - have your say

Good survey. They have this question:
How would you like to see Edinburgh's nighttime economy change in the next few years? Are there any types of venue you would like to see introduced?

I said:
More community-run, non-commercial venues would be good.

:D
by neil
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Films@TheForest Fundraiser - 25th of Feb.
Replies: 27
Views: 6399

Re: Films@TheForest Fundraiser - 25th of Feb.

Cool! I remember those old Kodak tapes.
by neil
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Register to Vote!
Replies: 12
Views: 4759

Re: Register to Vote!

Wow - a serious, considered post on the subject of politics. A first for the bb!
by neil
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 20967

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

It only seems to work with https addresses.
by neil
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

this forum

Obviously, there is a lot of important stuff in this forum. But does this topic merit a forum entirely for itself? Possibly all posts related to volunteering should be for either the People's Forum, the EVS, or the FAT forum? It's good to keep the total number of forums down to a minimum so the scop...
by neil
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: BB signup question.
Replies: 10
Views: 4432

Re: BB signup question.

Fair point. Got any suggestions for a replacement question?
by neil
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: please help with icky jobs
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: please help with icky jobs

So where is the old hinge?
by neil
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: icon competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: icon competition

Wow! Now I haz excellent new logo:
http://www.robosoul.co.uk/
by neil
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Need lightbulbs for the kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Need lightbulbs for the kitchen

Bulbs are cheap at Ikea. Are we needing special, fancy bulbs, or just normal ones? Do you have specifications, or maybe dud ones I could take with me as samples?
by neil
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: candles asap/...
Replies: 17
Views: 6804

Re: candles asap/...

I could get some in the next few days. Do we need tea lights (the tiny wee candles) as well?
by neil
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: please help with icky jobs
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: please help with icky jobs

What is the story with the hinge? Do we still have it? I think I got that hinge in the hardware shop on Bread Street. Maybe we can get another one from the same place.

Did the screws just pull out of the frame, or did the hinge itself break?
by neil
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4447

Re: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

Here is a revised faq I did a few weeks ago due to the other one being a bit too long. I don't think it ever made it onto the site. Q: Why does Forest need my help? A: We run a successful business and charity, which is not-for-profit. It’s important to note, that we DO make a profit, and we DO pay r...
by neil
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: NEW COUCH!-check it out!
Replies: 28
Views: 9731

Re: NEW COUCH!-check it out!

nice!
by neil
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 15126

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

What about a proper tea cabinet with labels (I see this has been discussed before), which could be a handsome thing called the Handsome Jack, and would improve the whole tea ordering process for customers and vollies? Like! I make a completely plain, clear print version, in no particular style, and...
by neil
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: privacy policy
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Re: privacy policy

Yes, good points. We probably should have a proper privacy policy. I will get to work on that. If anyone's wondering about the members thing, we are required by the Scottish charities regulator to keep a record of our members' names and addresses. This record will be kept by me in my home (so no ran...
by neil
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 15126

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Very much like the colour and improved readability. I suspect the removal of many jokes and much innuendo will not be popular, not to mention the nicknames all the dishes had. The Handsome Jack, for example, must always be the Handsome Jack as this is named after one of our dear, departed friends. I...
by neil
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: privacy policy
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Re: privacy policy

At the Forest, we value your privacy a great deal. Almost as much as we value the ability to take the data you give us and slice, dice, julienne, mash, puree and serve it to our business partners, which may include third-party advertising networks, data brokers, networks of affiliate sites, parent ...
by neil
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: privacy policy
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

privacy policy

Can we put this privacy policy on our site?
http://www.itworld.com/print/129778
by neil
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Please submit forest videos for website
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Please submit forest videos for website

Sounds cool, although forest homepage loading time seems dramatically slower. Could it be all the videos slowing it down? Is it worth keeping it to just a couple on the homepage at a time?
by neil
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: icon competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

icon competition

Graphic designers! I need a logo for my company. The company is called Robosoul . The purpose of the company is to develop technological resources (such as websites and applications) which help people to learn things. The logo should be simple, cool and eye-catching. I will pay £30 to whoever comes ...
by neil
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Free Market 14th of December in Bristo Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: Free Market 14th of December in Bristo Hall

Freegle are cool and not for profit. No reason why they shouldn't advertise themselves. Not sure what exact regulation is on wheelchair access wrt fire safety etc. I would say that if this person comes along with people who can help them up & down stairs, then no problem. If they are relying on ...
by neil
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: forest publishing site
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

forest publishing site

Nice aesthetics. Don't want to fuck about with them too much, but the link back to forest site is totally non-obvious. Any chance it can be made a bit clearer?
by neil
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: total kunst website
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

total kunst website

Just saw this. Nice work! How about a prominent link back to forest main website? It's easy for web n00bs to get lost otherwise!
by neil
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old hat books website
Replies: 1
Views: 873

old hat books website

Who does the old hat books website? It should have a prominent link for returning back to forest homepage.
by neil
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising meeting, Sunday 14th November
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Fundraising meeting, Sunday 14th November

A picture paints a thousand words... or in this case, around a hundred. These are the notes Scout took during the meeting. Download if you missed the meeting, or you'd like a reminder.
IMG_0042.jpg
by neil
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: I want to help.
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: I want to help.

The Herald article contains some inaccuracies. It says in the first paragraph that Forest Cafe is run by EUS. This is not true. Forest Cafe is run by volunteers, by us. In the fourth paragraph it says that Forest Cafe is up for sale. This is not true either. The building is for sale. Forest Cafe is ...
by neil
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: ordered new cleaning gear
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: ordered new cleaning gear

Sorry Scout. I totally misread the post above from Mira. I thought it was from you and you wanted to join this thing. I did it myself to save you the bother and because it required info about the charity that you probably wouldn't have had. And they wanted contact details for the person who would be...
by neil
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: tea strain
Replies: 24
Views: 8983

Re: tea strain

Seems what we need is an apothecary cabinet (expensive), or 3 or 4 of these:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mini-chest-9-draw ... 482wt_1156
by neil
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: INKY FINGERS = AWESOME
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: INKY FINGERS = AWESOME

yea it was good.
by neil
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: ordered new cleaning gear
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: ordered new cleaning gear

Ok, I've just registered us with these guys. I put Scout as the main contact and Jamie as the management contact. They should be in touch in the next couple of days.
by neil
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: tea strain
Replies: 24
Views: 8983

Re: tea strain

Nice idea, Jamie. Like!
by neil
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: tea strain
Replies: 24
Views: 8983

Re: tea strain

Fix it, Nix. Make it better.

I got strainers today. More teaspoons is always good. Anyone want to scour the charity shops?
by neil
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: tea strain
Replies: 24
Views: 8983

Re: tea strain

I think the general disorganisation of the tea is one of the worst things about working in the kitchen. The way you have to search through all those boxes & jars to find the one you want is annoying enough. It's made worse when you've just agreed to get someone a cup of tea and charged them for ...
by neil
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: tea strain
Replies: 24
Views: 8983

tea strain

I was going to buy some more tea strainers but before I do... is it time for us to give up on loose tea? Pretty much everything we sell is in tea bags. Although a nice bit of proper tea is a lovely thing, is it worth keeping on the one or two loose teas that we have? They are messy and tea strainers...
by neil
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Proposal: Rad animal people outside bathrooms -> Benk
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

Re: Proposal: Rad animal people outside bathrooms -> Benk

I like this very much!!
by neil
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 8pm Meeting last Monday of month
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

Re: 8pm Meeting last Monday of month

Should this still be a sticky?
by neil
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: cable from sound desk to projector
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: cable from sound desk to projector

I also have a 2-port VGA switchy box I'd be willing to donate it there's a use for it.
by neil
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: cable from sound desk to projector
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: cable from sound desk to projector

I have very long VGA cable I could bring in if that would help?
by neil
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Please Help Me
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Please Help Me

I'm sure the banks will be gutted.

I'd like to do the same thing, for the same reasons. If anyone's interested, pm me.

Thanks.
by neil
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ARGH a jukebox interface appears
Replies: 24
Views: 4998

Re: ARGH a jukebox interface appears

Apache comes as standard with OS X, php doesn't. I haven't installed it, so I'm pretty sure it's not there.
by neil
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ARGH a jukebox interface appears
Replies: 24
Views: 4998

Re: ARGH a jukebox interface appears

Hi Iain,

I'll pm the access details you need.

No php installed atm.

I'll pm static address as well.

Cool, nice work!
by neil
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Proposal: cave corridor drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 3203

Re: Proposal: cave corridor drawings

nice idea.
by neil
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Apply now to be the building manager!
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Apply now to be the building manager!

Previously it was £7 an hour. Probably, it will stay the same.

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