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by chombee
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Language Pedantry Joy Log
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Language Pedantry Joy Log

P.S. I recently observed in the Edinburgh university library that someone had put laminated signs above all the bins that said "LITTER DISPOSAL POINT" with an arrow pointing down. The thought behind such an action is absolutely fascinating. A. to think that people cannot see bins and don't...
by chombee
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Language Pedantry Joy Log
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Language Pedantry Joy Log

I just discovered this blog, by an American I think living in Edinburgh, and I love it already. Long essays about misleading grammar on council notices and people's post-it notes. Beautiful. http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/ Have you ever found one of those City of Edinburgh Council stickers on ...
by chombee
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: fuck you itunes
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: fuck you itunes

Fuck you tube http://www.getmiro.com/

Their adopt a line of code thing is cute.
by chombee
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: forest stall rota for Meadows Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: forest stall rota for Meadows Festival

Aww, I'm gonna completely miss this as I'm out of town. Would love to be there.
by chombee
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: can anybody help me to insert new fonts?
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Re: can anybody help me to insert new fonts?

What computer are you using, one of the linux ones in the action room? If you've downloaded a zip file then it should be on the desktop somewhere. Right-click on the file and choose "Extract Here" to get the files out of it. To install a font that you've downloaded on ubuntu you need to pu...
by chombee
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: shop entry/hallways
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: shop entry/hallways

Isn't the big bookcase for the hall intended to go in the front room, for Old Hat Books? I think it might be.
by chombee
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Madame Nana's Cafe JACOBINS - Forest inspired Korean seed
Replies: 10
Views: 3323

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

Could somebody liberate some of the photos from facebook and put them on this thread, or somewhere else accessible?
by chombee
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Plans for front room
Replies: 15
Views: 6069

Re: Plans for front room

Wow, this sounds really fantastic. For things that will have to be done regularly to keep the front room/library looking nice, e.g. maintaining plant life, there is a cleaning crew starting up every Monday at 8, maybe we can do some of it. I suppose you have your library volunteer as well. Can't wai...
by chombee
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: BB update
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: BB update

Someone should make a backup of the bb content though
by chombee
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Computer top priorities
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Re: Computer top priorities

Screenshot.
by chombee
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest laptop instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

Forest laptop instructions

For Nix.
by chombee
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Computer top priorities
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Computer top priorities

I don't have time but if you have some time and some computer skills here are some important things that nee doing: * Put in place a way to easily backup the music on the laptop's external hard drive. More than once in recent years we've lost all the music due to a hard drive failure and had to reco...
by chombee
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

The music is back! And I've configured rhythmbox and soundjuicer as necessary.

Mike, can you pm me the admin password for the laptop? I need it. Thanks
by chombee
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

The replacement for the replacement hard drive arrived today, and it works. Erik who has the most recent backup of the forest's music (July 2008) got in touch with me, he is very busy but if I can bring the hard drive to him on a weekend he can put the music on it. So I will do that and then bring t...
by chombee
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

Yeah that's what I thought, but I just thought that the drive's auto on/off as your computer goes on/off feature might be some USB 2 thing. It's not though, I tried it on my friends computer that has USB 2 and it still didn't turn on. It's on its way back to dabs now, I should get a replacement from...
by chombee
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

My only worry is that the hard drive says USB 2.0 and the forest laptop is probably USB 1 and that might be why it doesn't work. My laptop at home is USB 1 too, as are all the machines in my office, the only USB 2 I have is my one laptop per child, I hooked it up to that and the lights still didn't ...
by chombee
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

New hard drive arrived today. It's bricked, doesn't power on.

I will deal with it asap, probably I need to post it back to Seagate.
by chombee
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

The drive is on the way. When I bring the drive in, probably this weekend, I'll sort out the lock also. Then I'll post to the bb and Mike and Ryan can come in to the forest and copy their music onto the new drive.
by chombee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

If you don't mind then it seems it'll be easiest if I just bring the empty drive into the forest and then you can copy the music back.
by chombee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

Ok, sorry for the confusion. It happens! Good pick Swith, ordered. Should arrive this week. So who has the DVD backup of the music right now? If you can get it to me I'll copy it all onto the new hard drive before I bring it in to the forest. Also if you have any other music you'd like me to put on ...
by chombee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

P.S. if you PM me or reply to this thread I should get an email, so I ought to respond quickly now, on this topic at least.
by chombee
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Jukebox Issues
Replies: 44
Views: 16314

Re: Jukebox Issues

There's some confusion about who's going to order a new hard drive, me or Mike? Sounds like Nix has been intermittently asking each of us to do it. Mike, can we clear this up? Let me know if you're still planning to order one this week or if you want me to do it. There's also the laptop lock. We def...
by chombee
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Turkish coffee pot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Turkish coffee pot?

Does anyone know a place in Edinburgh, maybe a Turkish or Greek place, where I could get one of these pots for brewing Turkish coffee called a cezve or an ibrik? Or d'you know what else I might use that would do the job? I tried using the bottom half only of one of those stove-top moka espresso make...
by chombee
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

I think we decided against that, we decided to make the forum private partially so we could feel free to speak our minds without censoring ourselves for fear of offending the applicant.
by chombee
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: ECOTOPIA - 30 arrested, support needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: ECOTOPIA - 30 arrested, support needed

Shannon and everyone are okay by the way, although it is all 'fucked up.'

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/images/2008/08/407407.jpg
by chombee
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

I disagree, in the meeting we can start off the discussion by reading out what was said on the bb. Comments on the bb aren't excluded at all. Of course someone has to remember to do this and then do it, but we've been managing that alright the last couple of months I think. Also, although opinions c...
by chombee
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

I don't understand whether you are being sarcastic or what Chris, but the thing is, I think consensus often works better than a vote or poll even for an atomic decision like the grants. This month it went smooth, we considered the application, and came to a decision together, with good reasons for i...
by chombee
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

By the way, one thing we said was that I might recommend the quarterly grant coming up next month to Orange Slice, but I had a read of the quarterly grant page to remember what sort of thing the grant was intended for and it sounds like they don't qualify: 1. The project must take place within the f...
by chombee
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

Monthly grant Homecoming String Band -- these guys wanted £50 to pay for their website hosting. There didn't seem to be much enthusiasm for this on the forum, and the grant is for £100 any way. We will say no, but we will suggest to them where they can get web hosting for less than £50 per year. Or...
by chombee
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

Billy Liar is gonna wait until September. Which is a relief cause we already have a really hard choice to make this month. I hope some people can come to this meeting cause I don't wanna have to make this impossible decision myself.
by chombee
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

Correction, Orange Slice do not withdraw their application.

No problem, Ryan.
by chombee
Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

Okay, so no one has said 7, so the meeting will be at 8 tonight . Since my first post in this thread Orange Slice have withdrawn their application, and we've had two applications, from FOUND magazine and Billy Liar: http://theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=5136 http://theforest.org.uk/bb/...
by chombee
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

At the least lets make it 8 like it used to be, and like the website still says. I'm fine with 7 also if people want that.
by chombee
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Golden Hour: Wed. 20th August: AWESOME LINE-UP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: The Golden Hour: Wed. 20th August: AWESOME LINE-UP!!!

But given that not everyone is gonna use mogrify, there is a package for ubuntu called nautilus-image-converter that you can install via synaptic package manager. Resize your images with just a click before you upload them. If someone gets a chance, install this on the forest's computers. Once the p...
by chombee
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Who wants to cycle 47miles on Sept 14th?
Replies: 23
Views: 4128

Re: Who wants to cycle 47miles on Sept 14th?

I didn't realise this was gonna involve t-shirts and registrations.
by chombee
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New wireless router
Replies: 8
Views: 3561

Re: New wireless router

Nice one, Martin! Does the router have linux on it then? Is it running the traffic shaping script? Can we SSH to it? We've been talking about doing this for what, two years? Three? And I think it was Martin who setup the previous server way back too.
by chombee
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Who wants to cycle 47miles on Sept 14th?
Replies: 23
Views: 4128

Re: Who wants to cycle 47miles on Sept 14th?

Quite up for this I think. I hope my hybrid mountain/pathbike will be okay, it's not as fast as a mountain bike. Comfy though.
by chombee
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Monday 18th August, 8.30pm.

"Bottom-lining" just means making sure the meeting happens and attending it, as far as I know. It was something we came up with at a forest working group meeting a while back, the each working group should have a bottom-liner or two who are also on the fwg. Since the grants person pretty m...
by chombee
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Re: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Monday 18th August, 8.30pm.

Oops, this should be Thursday 21st August , not Monday. I don't think it is in your job description, I don't think this comes under "Answering emails/enquiries/phone calls" and it is not "Applying for grants" (this is grants we give, not grants we take), nor is it just "atte...
by chombee
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 6865

Behind the Scenes Meeting, Thursday 21st August, 8.30pm.

Post your points for the agenda please. Monthly grant: we've had two applications so far, Orange Slice Records and The Homecoming String Band . New grants person: I would like to not do the grants role any more, I will not have time and would like to reduce my forest involvement right down to maybe ...
by chombee
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the scenes meeting Thursday 17 July
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Good point Dan. I think it's gonna be Gareth, Nix and Bryony.
by chombee
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the scenes meeting Thursday 17 July
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Present: Sean, Milk, Dai, Gareth, Nix Grants Cold Coffee, No More Masterpieces, IKTOMS -- We had 3 applications from people coming to do performances at the forest during the festival asking for money to cover their costs. There was little to choose between the three, and it was said that grants are...
by chombee
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Meeting about tranquility implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

If I recall correctly nobody else showed up to this meeting. Later other people seemed to be having meetings about tranquility. I don't think anything came out of it.
by chombee
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the scenes meeting Thursday 17 July
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Behind the scenes meeting Thursday 17 July

Post your agenda points please. £100 monthly grant applications: Cold Coffee , an interactive performance booked at the forest during the festival. No More Masterpieces , a theatre performance at the forest during the festival. Bunny Huggers , an animal rights street clowning workshop in September, ...
by chombee
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: where to get Legal Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 2950

http://code.google.com/creative/radiohead/

The interesting thing is I don't think it's the video itself they've made available but the point data from the lidar, so people can make their own visualisations from it.
by chombee
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: where to get Legal Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 2950

The thing about anything that is stored in digital form, an image, music, a document, a computer program, etc., is that it can be copied any number of times and distributed to any number of people at virtually zero cost. I feel that artists distributing their art in digital form and then asking the ...
by chombee
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: theforestcafe on last.fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

So that's the jukebox scrobbling to last.fm right now? Sweet. So what can we do with it exactly? I see there is a list and feed of what's playing in the forest right now. And we can play the forest's personal station, that just mixes together songs that the forest plays and songs that last.fm thinks...
by chombee
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer Co-ordinator
Replies: 15
Views: 7069

I have some volunteer opportunity registration forms from the volunteer centre that I am perpetually not getting round to filling in. You need to make a sort of job description for each volunteer opportunity the forest has available, then it can go on their website and stuff. It would be handy for o...
by chombee
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: HELP - I can't edit shit
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

I'm seeing an Edit button next to the Stolen Stories thing, even though I'm not logged in and don't even have an account. When I clicked it, I got the 'somebody else is editing' message.
by chombee
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Videos on Website
Replies: 9
Views: 3703

If you host the videos on youtube then youtube will brand them for you. You could use another video hosting service, maybe there is one that is better than youtube. Or we could host the videos ourselves, and embed a free video player ourselves, such as flowplayer: http://flowplayer.org/ It is easily...

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