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by Duncan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website meet for anyone that is interested
Replies: 23
Views: 8367

Re: Website meet for anyone that is interested

Wow, that actually worked well. Our winner is 3pm (1500hrs) this Friday, so see you all then.

Is the action room likely to be available?
by Duncan
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: BB signup question.
Replies: 10
Views: 4417

Re: BB signup question.

The idea was that the answer would be in some obvious About Forest section on the web pages. Bots might be smart enough (or patient enough) to pick it up if it's right there with the question.
by Duncan
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Radical Poetry Reading with Nicole Carter!
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Radical Poetry Reading with Nicole Carter!

Radial Poetry Reading.
by Duncan
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Centre?
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Re: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Cent

There will be really old stuff somewhere that Matthew did for the Prince's Trust.
by Duncan
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: hard rock monday makes the press
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: hard rock monday makes the press

It's worth it for Swithun's response :)
by Duncan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Ellie's tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Ellie's tree

Ah, just found a picture, the Swedish ones do indeed have quite different 'cut' leaves.
by Duncan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Ellie's tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Ellie's tree

Yeah, I thought it was a silver birch, but the leaves don't look at all like birch to me, unless the Swedish one is really different. I have tried googling but didn't find anything useful.
by Duncan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Ellie's tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Ellie's tree

So I was visiting Ellie's tree on Arthur's seat (I think it's a maple of some sort) and it isn't looking very well. It has hard white raised spots on the bark, and the leaves are looking a bit yellow and curled rather than lush green. Anyone here with any expertise on such things? Is it a serious pr...
by Duncan
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Nachos rule
Replies: 21
Views: 6858

Re: Nachos rule

We should totally have Nachos Night for Forest X, with 10 different types of nachos!
by Duncan
Sat May 30, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

Oops, I did all this months ago (and it was the most incredible boring thing I've ever done) but I never uploaded the updated files. Was waiting for no one to be on the bb. Sorry.
by Duncan
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: greenman festival
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Re: greenman festival

21st to the 23rd of August. Does look rather good.
by Duncan
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Name it!
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Name it!

A rose by a vulgar name would still smell as sweet.x But would it though? The brain is a fickle thing. Perception is entirely abstract, informed by context and experience as much as raw sensation. Not entirely different to what Amelia is saying but I wouldn't apply it to committees in the same way....
by Duncan
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Name it!
Replies: 27
Views: 3699

Re: Name it!

Sorry, I totally didn't contribute, wasn't at the meeting and I couldn't think of anything good, but I'm going to express an opinion anyway. It's vulgar. Not only that but it's classic design by committee, a degenerate mash of creative elements to achieve consensus. You should have listened to Jones...
by Duncan
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FUNDRAISING EVENT Meeting...April, 4th, h 2 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: FUNDRAISING EVENT Meeting...April, 4th, h 2 pm

Sometimes I close my eyes anyway.
by Duncan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach

I'd be really in into this, but my question is, how do you make it take long enough ?

A directish route to Tyninghame from Edinburgh (I've actually cycled it at night before, and it was great) only takes about two and a half hours.
by Duncan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: JADERY-DONKERY DANCE PARTY SAT 4TH APRIL
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: JADERY-DONKERY DANCE PARTY SAT 4TH APRIL

I'm in your refrigerator, warming up my dancing shoes
by Duncan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Forest Fundraiser Minutes 28 March
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

Re: Forest Fundraiser Minutes 28 March

Jane wrote:BY THE WAY, THERE"S GOING TO BE THEME PARK IN OCEAN TERMINAL. I'm fucking excited.


I don't care about the Forest anymore.
by Duncan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Madame Nana's Cafe JACOBINS - Forest inspired Korean seed
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Madame Nana's Cafe JACOBINS - Forest inspired Korean seed

Beware false idols and false ceilings.
by Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Forest Fundraiser Minutes 28 March
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

Re: Forest Fundraiser Minutes 28 March

Perhaps we should encourage responsible family planning by charging extra for third and subsequent children?
by Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FUNDRAISING EVENT Meeting...April, 4th, h 2 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: FUNDRAISING EVENT Meeting...April, 4th, h 2 pm

We once completely filled the forest with smoke, not just the main cafe room, but the hall and up the stairs as well. It was great. Why is it not nice ?
by Duncan
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Another Freaking Hotel?
Replies: 26
Views: 11863

Re: Another Freaking Hotel?

Student flats is a side issue. The point is the Odeon, and particularly its insides, is one of the most important pieces of early 20th century architecture in Edinburgh. It's grade B listed, and was in line to be upgraded to A. It has a huge auditorium inside which has been covered up for years. Eve...
by Duncan
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

I knew this was a risk. I used the automatic upgrade stuff that's supposed to merge in mod changes and it worked fine for the mods I'd applied, so I hoped it had too for anything else, but I guess not.

Oh well, what were the mods that you put on ?

I can look them up and reapply.
by Duncan
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: kitchen grant - get that good stuff we wants
Replies: 11
Views: 3931

Re: kitchen grant - get that good stuff we wants

The site's been updated apparently;

The 2009 small grant scheme will open on 21 April 2009.
by Duncan
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The worst thing cleaned off a floor ...
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: The worst thing cleaned off a floor ...

Surely this should be in hugs and hellos?
by Duncan
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website Authorities
Replies: 24
Views: 7577

Re: Website Authorities

Ok, I'm not sure if it's changed since my first go but more thorough testing says: It does complain if you don't include digit AND punctuation. BUT, it doesn't enforce it, at all. It appears to complain, but if you ignore it it'll let you have whatever. Happily accepted the password 'tree'. I agree ...
by Duncan
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website Authorities
Replies: 24
Views: 7577

Re: Website Authorities

i've got the event view installed and displaying event poster images on the front page. you only have to include either one upper-case letter, a number or a non-alphanumeric character for a password the site will accept. that is way not super strict password forming requirement, no? That is so way ...
by Duncan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Website Authorities
Replies: 24
Views: 7577

Re: Website Authorities

Is it possible we can get rid of Drupal's fascist password restrictions? It's far too heavy handed. From what I've read up it used to have settings in Drupal 5 but the way they integrated it into the core thing of 6 took the settings away, forcing super strict password forming. I think fixing requir...
by Duncan
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 9435

Re: New Forest website beta testing

First off, I'll qualify that I'm fussy so and so. And especially if I think something is good I'll be even more so, so it can be perfect. I should also get sussed as to how fix stuff myself, but I haven't yet. For starters : The neon pink, needs to tone down to something more like Chris' off red. Th...
by Duncan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: BB update
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: BB update

chombee wrote:Someone should make a backup of the bb content though


Oh I did, that was the first thing. But we should do it regularly (and frequently).
I'd volunteer but I know fine well I'm hopeless at such things.
by Duncan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: BB update
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

BB update

To begin, all seems to be fine now, but... The BB was behaving strangely yesterday, went down completely, then came back up, working, but a bit patchy. I couldn't get access to any of the diagnostics on the database or the BB admin panel. Was a bit concerned that we were going to lose stuff. I had a...
by Duncan
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Posting minutes in the Red Room
Replies: 9
Views: 3424

Re: Posting minutes in the Red Room

We need an Orwellian Big Brother type voice that continuously reads out the minutes over a tannoy, and can't be switched off.
by Duncan
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: hugs and hellos
Replies: 32
Views: 7717

Re: hugs and hellos

I visited my friend's new baby for the first time today. I gave him a little Piglet soft toy (classic Pooh of course).
by Duncan
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: BB self-registration temporarily disabled -UPDATE Re-enabled
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: BB self-registration temporarily disabled -UPDATE Re-enabled

Yeah, the website bit is more of an aspiration, I never learned how to edit anything in the Joomla age.
I shall set about rectifying.

Anyway, the search is often more important than finding the answer ;)

Edit, even better :

http://www.duncanm.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/forest/
by Duncan
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: BB self-registration temporarily disabled -UPDATE Re-enabled
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: BB self-registration temporarily disabled

Forum registration is back, with a new Forest based question to prevent spammers. Ask in the Cafe or look on the website for the answer.
by Duncan
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I'm dreaming of the Forest toilets... or is it delirium
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: I'm dreaming of the Forest toilets... or is it delirium

How about we round up bongo drummers and ship them to a concentration camp?
by Duncan
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Stand by for action

So, all went well, we're now on a fresh new server with the fancy versions of PHP and MySql etc.

We also have double our storage allocation, now up to 12GB.

The fact that no one has actually noticed I think is all due credit to Milk and myself ;)
by Duncan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Stand by for action

Nope, I'm currently semi-mobile and recuperating in Fife so it's all cyberspace.

Physical presence is like so last century.
by Duncan
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Stand by for action

Ok, we're on for 10pm Thursday (5pm EST).
by Duncan
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Stand by for action

Hey Dirk,

This shift is just onto a newer server at our host, won't change anything about the site, just allow us to do more when we want to.
by Duncan
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Re: Stand by for action

Cool, I'll suggest Thursday late or Friday.
by Duncan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Stand by for action
Replies: 15
Views: 4626

Stand by for action

Right, from Barnabas, The new server is up and we can do the transfer, but since DNS/Nameservers will have to be changed on your domain(s), which only you can do and because your site will have some downtime, we should schedule a time when you and anyone on your technical staff and myself are availa...
by Duncan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Camera advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

Re: Camera advice

I bought a Sony Alpha 200 last year, which I'm very happy with. It's cheaper than the equivalent Canons and Nikons, and it's got image stablisation built into the body. The others I believe only have this in the more expensive lenses. Especially good for low light stuff. Generally, you have to stick...
by Duncan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Amp gone boom.
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Amp gone boom.

The rhythms of the universe want the film sound to be over the PA.
by Duncan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 7654

Re: upgrading broadband

Well, I've been a Telewest/Virgin customer since the early days of cable and they've been very good. There is some throttling on residential connections at certain times of day after you pass a certain quota (a lot of video downloads) but mostly get full 10 meg, much better than any ADSL I've experi...
by Duncan
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 7654

Re: upgrading broadband

Would cost £46 (including vat) a month for Virgin business 10meg.

I don't know, but I reckon their throttling will be less or non-existant for business connections.

I'd be happy to get in touch with them and at least find out if it's a possibility.
Installation would cost, no idea how much.
by Duncan
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 7654

Re: upgrading broadband

It might be worth checking out Virgin. I did make a thorough attempt to get cable many moons ago but they (Telewest in those days) refused to accept that we could be connected, despite the existing sockets of theirs. But that was ages ago and may worth another go.
by Duncan
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 13371

Re: Jukebox Issues

My current budget pick would be the Seagate FreeAgent Desk 500GB USB2.0, at about 60 quid, with 5 year warranty. The equivalent Western Digital only has a 2 year warranty. The likes of the MyPassport are more compact ones (which we don't care about) that use slower laptop drives, and are more expens...
by Duncan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 15/01/2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Behind the Scenes 15/01/2009

Apologies I won't be there I'm afraid.
by Duncan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I'm dreaming of the Forest toilets... or is it delirium
Replies: 19
Views: 3850

Re: I'm dreaming of the Forest toilets... or is it delirium

The only acceptable art is that which has been democratically chosen by telephone poll.

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