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by James
Fri May 08, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

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

Tomorrow .......... ! Looks like it'll be a close one with the rain, will keep an eye on the forecasts.
by James
Mon May 04, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: camping on tyninghame beach
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: camping on tyninghame beach

This would be brilliant - http://edinburghnightrides.blogspot.com/ is on the 9th and it would be great if there were already people on the beach to meet and hang out with when we get there.
by James
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

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

Sorry to hear that Mike. Time: Well, that's up to the people - I was hoping to attract people who aren't great cyclists hence a short route. I just found out today there is a trail into the hills to the south that would take longer, so may be able to prepare two routes, a short one and a long one. I...
by James
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

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

well. lots of people I've talked in person seem keen, so let's have a go ..... join us!

http://edinburghnightrides.blogspot.com/
by James
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 9th May 2009 - Night Time Bike Ride to Tyninghame Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

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

Starting 9pm in Bristo Square, and ending up in Tyninghame Beach as the sun rises ..... I did an event like this in London several years ago and it was great. It would be fun to try it here. Would anyone be interested in taking part or helping out? I've already been talking to people about this in p...
by James
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

Can one person not just do a 36 hour week? I never understood having 2 people do a job that one person can do especially when it comes to admin as unless both people are totally in sync with each other and remain completely organised then you end up having to search around for work/files What happe...
by James
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

The Forest is looking for someone to work as an ADMINISTRATOR to ensure we actually file some bits of paper with some kind of official people on the rare occasion, thus enabling us to stay open and do the cool shit we do. Job Description: EVS administration and support Charity administration Hall ma...
by James
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: EVS
Replies: 5
Views: 3548

Re: EVS

I have now emailed or phoned everyone we have choosen. To everyone else; we are very sorry. We had many very good applications and we can only take a few people. If we could take more we would. We spent a long time narrowing it down to a list, and it was very hard. We just spend 3 hours going throug...
by James
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 15/01/2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: Behind the Scenes 15/01/2009

Present: Ryan, Dai, James, Gareth, Mike ADMIN JOB- AP: James to make posters to advertise admin position externally for a week. NETWORK: James and Mike busted someone using lots of bandwith to download torrents, may have also had a virus which is illegal and could get us a problem. It should be a p...
by James
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Replies: 15
Views: 5616

Re: Volunteer Co-ordinator

it absolutely must be
talk to Emi about helping
thanks
by James
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: EVS
Replies: 5
Views: 3548

Re: EVS

You get extra points for being keen!
We are deciding on Sunday.
by James
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

Re: voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan

Volunteer Fair on 21st January details Hi all, Firstly thank you for agreeing to take part in the event, we hope it will be very popular and look forward to seeing you all there! Attached is a map of the campus. The building marked J is the Students Association where the event will be taking place;...
by James
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Corporate Watch Material for the shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: Corporate Watch Material for the shop?

I think this would be good! beth@corporatewatch.org shop is your duty now :-) .... from minutes (discussion of artist's facilities manager post) Duties: Cave/events integration Shop equiptment/hall set up darkroom screenprinting studios sound gear workshop Forest PA hire promoting artists facilitie...
by James
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Corporate Watch Material for the shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Corporate Watch Material for the shop?

dear bookshop/social centre/social space, i work at a political research group called 'Corporate Watch'. we are currently trying to expand our distribution and were wondering if you'd be interested in stocking our reports and/or newsletters? please see our website for information on our publication...
by James
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Promoting Open Source
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Promoting Open Source

I ended up doing a talk on Open Source at Big Blether last summer and all (coughthree) of my audience who were new to the topic seemed very interested. I focused on the political reasons (free of control by big corporations like ms) and pragamatic ones (security, etc) and talked about running OS pro...
by James
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Balcony intrusers bastards!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Balcony intrusers bastards!!!

ps. just also be aware that it is possible to climb from the hall to the balcony using only one of the high stools lying about the hall. Sure, lets sort out the keys but still do warn artists.
by James
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Fire Alarm Push Button Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Fire Alarm Push Button Panels

The key to replace these and replacements are in a small blue cash box on the very very top shelf of the kitchen.
They need to be stored somewhere accessible at all times
Careful; they are very fragile

Does anyone know a local place to pick up some more spares?
by James
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: STOP TESCO OWNING PAISLEY
Replies: 2
Views: 700

STOP TESCO OWNING PAISLEY

STOP TESCO STOP TESCO OWNING PAISLEY are a new campaign group, set up to oppose Tesco's plans for 136,000 ft2, 24 Hour Tesco Extra store at Wallneuk Industrial Estate on Renfrew Road. Using a mixture of techniques including political lobbying, publicity stunts and online networking, the campaign gr...
by James
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Working Groups Meeting Schedule 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Working Groups Meeting Schedule 2009

no, but its easy to make using the formulas we write on the big giant poster above the counter that noone seems to read :-)
maybe whoever makes a calendar could post it here?
by James
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: hackerspaces call-in
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: hackerspaces call-in

they have a mailing list at http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
they are trying to sign us up to .. if anyone wants to sign up and represent, go for it .. we are listed on their site.
by James
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: hackerspaces call-in
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

hackerspaces call-in

Hello everyone, it's been about time to set up yet another hackerspaces call-in, and we haven't rested thinking about it recently. Since we're currently at the 25C3 congress in Berlin, Germany, we were talking to the POC staff yesterday and had them prepare us their server for the upcoming hackersp...
by James
Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: good one
Replies: 30
Views: 3048

Re: good one

shame this isn't real and is just a wind up
if it wasn't I would just invite the complainer to the next gender fuck party. that should make sure they never come back.
by James
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 18/12/2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: Behind the Scenes 18/12/2008

well yes.
basically we have money from grants that makes our bank account look very large
when really it's earmarked for certain things and can't be spent freely
but that's not hard for the admins to take out of money reports before passing on to the committee. 10 mins work.
its really not a problem.
by James
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 18/12/2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: Behind the Scenes 18/12/2008

tech stuff - i just suggested a book in locked cupboard in admin office for storing passwords and so on by pm

money - why does grants and evs make it complicated?
but yes, people should be looking at fiqures now we have them.

I apologise for missing this meeting. had to do overtime for my other work
by James
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: computer problems
Replies: 30
Views: 9552

Re: computer problems

I don't think jay meant it to be wiped, i think he said he just left the disk in and he was worried someone else would - he asked me to take the disk out and I did, but I guess not quick enought :-(

lets make this a lesson and talk abut proper file storage solutions very soon
by James
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: both cave keys missing
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: both cave keys missing

not in the kitchen
it will just get lost or be a prime candidate for lifting.
all KMs can also get to the key stash the admins are building up, so it is accessible most of the time
unfortunately, cave is not one we have yet ...
by James
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

Re: voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan

thanks guys
will post more as it comes
by James
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

voluntering fayre @ Heriot-Watt University, 21st Jan

So, H-W are launching a Data Base of cool volunteering opportunities for their students, and we are in it. As part of that launch: we have decided to have a New Year's launch. As I mentioned, we are having a volunteer fayre to both launch the initiative and give you the opportunity to meet our stude...
by James
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events Wed 3rd Dec 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Cafe and Events Wed 3rd Dec 2008

locals do that to :-( :-p
by James
Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: suspended tent in the front room?
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

suspended tent in the front room?

The other day I quickly babbled to you about a suspended tent that a group of us have just made but have no way of keeping. Here's a hopefully more coherant description and some pictures... The tent is about four metres high by two metres wide; a metal spiralling frame wrapped in old rags that need...
by James
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web team meeting, monday 6th
Replies: 29
Views: 9520

Re: web team meeting, monday 6th

he was faceless in that no-one knew who he was until now ... good to know, thanks sorry if I sounded harsh, but really no-one should be touching php4 with a barge pole after aug 08. can you ask him? thanks apache 2? apache 1 stable is still decent and is supported, no need for extra hassle on that f...
by James
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events Wed 3rd Dec 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Cafe and Events Wed 3rd Dec 2008

the vollie folder lives on the desk in the admins office
i moved it a month ago for the safety of the confidental data
i did talk to emi 1st ....
i guess she was doing that not understanding me speaking and just nodding to make me go away thing people do .... I hate it when they do that :-(
by James
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb dates got fucked
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: bb dates got fucked

good god
look, i'd been doing last years accounts for 2 hours and my brain was confused
nothing to see here
move along folks
i'm not stupid
really .......
by James
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb dates got fucked
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

bb dates got fucked

this is a link to a private topic, sorry
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5368&p=27422&hilit=blender#p27422

does anyone else see the 1st 2 posts as 2005, the 2nd 2 as 2008?
wtf?
by James
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?
Replies: 26
Views: 6826

Re: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?

Swithun looked thru the oldcomp folder and couldn't find it - but I think that's from whitey.
He took a HD which we think was from Bluey but I don't think he had luck with that either ...
by James
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: climate march on Saturday 6th December
Replies: 0
Views: 479

climate march on Saturday 6th December

We, the Scottish Climate Change Campaign, are organizing a climate march on Saturday 6th December, as part of the Global Day of Action during the United Nations Climate Talks in Poznan , December 1st to 12th 2008, to call on UK politicians and world leaders to take urgent action on climate change. ...
by James
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 8pm Meeting last Monday of month
Replies: 12
Views: 5592

Re: 8pm Meeting last Monday of month

tues doc's sounds cool - just note that the original plan was that it was in the 7 to 9 slot so there still time to have a band play after it was felt, and i agree, that 2 nights of film where no-one could talk in the cafe was to much Tariq is still in town, if anyone has contact details they could ...
by James
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web team meeting, monday 6th
Replies: 29
Views: 9520

Re: web team meeting, monday 6th

php4.4.7 !? really. that's very serious. there will be no more security releases for php4 ever, you realise? we need to sort something. a fee? how do they justify charging that maybe its time to jump to a new server - if were going to have to pay a sum of money anyway. all options are worth looking at
by James
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web team meeting, monday 6th
Replies: 29
Views: 9520

Re: web team meeting, monday 6th

hey, so the css and the php is fine but i don't know how the drupal5 templating system works for various reasons I just don't have time to learn. There are whole books on this topic, it clearly isn't trivial. I contacted the scottish drupal users group to try to arrange something, but nothing has ha...
by James
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 22488

Re: moving the freeshop

Now the decision has been taken the work must be done ...who's in?
Emi has offered to help and whoever does it will have to talk to Charlotte first to plan where it will fit in with the current contents.
by James
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Are you a cyclist?
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Are you a cyclist?

Spokes are lobbying the Scottish government to put £20m investment into bike facilities in next years budget. The money would come from a planned £134M increase in road funding. This would make a tiny impact on the roads budget but would make a massive improvement to cycle funding. Currently, the pa...
by James
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Buy Nothing Day
Replies: 39
Views: 6380

Re: Buy Nothing Day

esmi wrote:Taking Photos: James from the Forest? Everyone ask friends.


I'm up for that, or I will be involved in some other way. I will let you know!
by James
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 22488

Re: moving the freeshop

Decision from today's FWG meeting: Free Shop will be moved to the shop and trialled till the next meeting (Mid Jan) , and we will discuss how well it is going. This has been a massive debate, and normally the FWG wouldn't get involved, but it seemed the only way to settle the question. If people fee...
by James
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: let's make a volunteer info guide!
Replies: 29
Views: 12763

Re: let's make a volunteer info guide!

thanks for the input! so, james or others: can you give more of the information you suggested? eg. how do you actually get in touch with the film people? where are the library stickers?[/b] do you really think I should put info about consensus decision making? this guide is supposed to just be an i...
by James
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 10419

Re: The bigger picture

Does that count for me? most of you know who Gandhi is in real life but some of you don't. Those that don't shouldn't trust me, those that do should trust me....sometimes. You should all trust me on this, apart from those that don't. You seen the new posters asking after your identity? I'm starting...
by James
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: let's make a volunteer info guide!
Replies: 29
Views: 12763

Re: let's make a volunteer info guide!

booklet sounds cool. Maybe some info on consensus decision making? explain the magic hand symbols with fun photos "Join the Forest BB (Bulletin Board)" tell them the secret password i was kind of thinking this should be more practical .. so THE LIBRARY: tell them where new stickers are to ...
by James
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Charlotte, the new shop manager
Replies: 0
Views: 1098

Charlotte, the new shop manager

:-)
pm her on this board if you have any questions - her username is chacha
or just visit one day ...
by James
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Action WG - Sunday, 9th November, 7pm - 8:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

Re: Action WG - Sunday, 9th November, 7pm - 8:45pm

As said at meeting, forest things will of course be in - they should book time. Roman will note cia nites (All night) and publishing (1 hr?)

Roman will be pushing people to the craft room if it turns out they can use the craft room instead
by James
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?
Replies: 26
Views: 6826

Re: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?

Lynne will be here.
ask her nicely
look in /home/oldcomp

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