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by chombee
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: golden hour live
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

Ryan, there's another thread somewhere where we were talking about podcasting. I think it's the 'itunes for forest' thread that martinc started. The stuff on there about places to host podcasts is relevant to this. Somebody just pointed out http://ourmedia.org/ to me, it seems to be a project of arc...
by chombee
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: a forest wiki, rfc
Replies: 11
Views: 8131

I don't think it's a good idea to have a wiki on top of our existing website and bb (and other forest stuff online, like facebook, myspace, the 23hq account, yahoo mailing lists). Both for reading the sites to get info and for posting info to the sites, it is too much different stuff to learn, infor...
by chombee
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: talk/lecture video showings
Replies: 6
Views: 5667

For linux there's a package called clive that rips from youtube or google video, you can feed it a list of URLs in a file and it'll munch them one by one. Very handy. There are many many ways to do this ofcourse. I enjoyed the videos you posted, any more to post? Or is this just going to spoil the c...
by chombee
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

i guess i'm missing something here on the internet streaming part of this... hasn't anyone clicked on the circle R next the What' On? section in the side bar? that's a streaming radio that plays anything we put into it. it would be nice to mix in some DJ commentary/forest talk into the mix. I'm not...
by chombee
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

What would we podcast exactly? Like are we gonna record stuff specifically for podcasting? Or are we gonna record gigs in the cafe and podcast those? Either would be really cool. For streaming bandwidth, maybe we should just use some service instead of buying our own? http://www.libsyn.com/ (I'm sur...
by chombee
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: golden hour live
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

Oh okay a found a list. So assuming we don't just want to use our site (I don't know about that), check here: http://soundblog.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D380EA83E108537F!2532.entry The first on the list is http://www.archive.org/ "A non-profit digital library offering permanent free video hosting for...
by chombee
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: golden hour live
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

It might be easiest not to do this on the forest website, but to upload the stuff to some hosting service and then just link to it from our site. Especially if the music can be given some kind of free content license, e.g. creative commons. It's not really something I've done before so I dunno what ...
by chombee
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

Magnatune is pretty awesome I think. I'll drop by for lunch on Sunday and have a go at doing this in the action room, if it's empty. Or the cafe if it's quiet. Anyone who's interested feel free to drop by. I think the most difficult thing is going to be getting ahold of the forest's music and gettin...
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

Oh yeah, like a 'podcast'? We just need some music player that can generate a podcast of what it plays and make it available online. I wonder if it exists already? Or should we do it ourselves?

This sounds like a coffee-fuelled action room hack session to me. What are you doing at the weekend?
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

i think you have found a way to hack magnatune and download the tunes for free. Well yes, but I don't think Magnatune are trying at all to hide this. The fact is that any music you can play on your computer you can download and save to a file on your computer. It is usually trivial to do even if th...
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

Ryan, what you're talking about is not the same thing as what Martin is, though I think it could be done also with linux software.
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

I correct myself, forest radio does actually let you choose which track you want to play and not just listen to it like streaming radio. So what we're talking about is basically letting people do the same thing through Rhythmbox instead of through the forest website? Would be fun.
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

I see the Fores Music part of the website already has a thing called The Listening Room that sounds like it's meant to let you play all the music through your browser before paying for it. It's not working though. And ofcourse there is Forest Radio which is working. Could we make that available as a...
by chombee
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: itunes for the forest
Replies: 17
Views: 10034

Cool idea Martin. I had a very brief glance at this and on first impression I don't think we would need to make a database of our music and stream it. Looking at the Python excerpt you posted, you can download the file it's using http://magnatune.com/info/song_info_xml.zip and unzip it and see the X...
by chombee
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: linux computer in action room
Replies: 18
Views: 9755

By your comp you mean your laptop right? If it was always working before, and now it keeps appearing and disappearing, and it does this on more than one computer, then I would guess the wire or connector on the hard drive has gone faulty. It seems a reasonable hypothesis, but I'm no hardware faults ...
by chombee
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: linux computer in action room
Replies: 18
Views: 9755

Dodgy connector on the hd?
by chombee
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: linux computer in action room
Replies: 18
Views: 9755

I have spare ram sticks too and there are probably some actually in the action room. I just don't have the time to deal with that room. If anyone has time to boost the ram on the far-right machine please do so.
by chombee
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

Yeah it has a wired network card. We wouldn't use wireless.
by chombee
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: A proposal for a film showing
Replies: 3
Views: 4054

ruairidh, this is funny, two friends of mine just recently decided they wanted to organise a showing of just those films at the forest. And they had a plan to make a bit of an event of it and distribute some media. I will pm you and put you in touch with them.
by chombee
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the tragedy of facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 14772

I think Dai is a CIA agent.
by chombee
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

I can't get this thing to boot from the hard drive, whether I install OS X or Linux. It boots LiveCDs, and I was even able to install Ubuntu on the hard drive (on the third attempt). I dunno why it won't boot. Is it worth me bringing it in? Does someone think they can take a look? I think it can be ...
by chombee
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

You weren't kidding. I just read a post from someone who upgraded from Panther to Leopard and looked at the size of all the programs: Before After ----------------------------------------------------- Address Book 2.3 MB 47.5 MB iChat 2.7 MB 110.4 MB Safari 5.4 MB 55.8 MB Mail 6.3 MB 286.5 MB iCal 9...
by chombee
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

Oh okay. Will do.
by chombee
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

Leopard is their most recent one, right? It doesn't support this model. The one before Leopard (Tiger) was the last one to support the G3's. I got a SCSI cable from action room and connected the hard drive, but it turns out the drive seems fucked. It wouldn't boot, and I couldn't partition it to try...
by chombee
Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: a VW
Replies: 24
Views: 13824

I'm not sure how you're going to get it into the gold room, but it could be awesome.
by chombee
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BYOB at events for performers
Replies: 6
Views: 4730

I say we make a night manager book containing every single thing like this that people need to know and keep it in the kitchen. Get on it Alex!
by chombee
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 0
Views: 2387

Installing Ubuntu

When setting up Cherry today I got the same problem as we keep having with these old computers ... you burn a brand new install CD and verify it and yet the installer still finds files it can't read. How did you guys install all the others anyway? What I did was install a text-only system with the '...
by chombee
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Another computer setup
Replies: 0
Views: 2431

Another computer setup

I got another computer, cherry, setup with Ubuntu in the action room. It only has 256MB RAM so it's pretty slow. We need to double the RAM on it. If anyone gets a chance can they search the room for a suitable RAM stick? In the meantime things could be alleviated by installing lighter applications: ...
by chombee
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Computer Tools for Action Room
Replies: 4
Views: 3779

Blank CDs (there's already a box here but I think it's safe to say we need more). Pens for writing on blank CDs. Storage for CDs so we don't have to keep burning then again. Cable ties. Labels. By the way people are already starting to use the action room computer in the way the office computers are...
by chombee
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Computer Tools for Action Room
Replies: 4
Views: 3779

Computer Tools for Action Room

I think we need to just shell out and buy a set of all the tools we need for constructing and repairing computers in the action room, and keep the whole set locked away somewhere in the room. It's too much of a pain in the ass without them. Like today, I came in to try to fix the computer that was c...
by chombee
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: laptop trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 3381

It sounds like you probably need to reinstall the operating system, although I don't know much about Windows these days. It could also be a hardware problem I s'pose.
by chombee
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 10590

Old Power Mac G3, do we want?

A compromise we agreed on for the action room was that we'd look for a second-hand mac we could claim to run photoshop on. I've gotten a Power Mac G3 Blue & White : * 400Mhz * 128Mb RAM (I think, it could be 256, that's on two RAM sticks, and there's two more empty slots) * 9GB SCSI hard drive * CD ...
by chombee
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Broken computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Okay. It's on my mind to come in and work on sorting out the action room, but right now I don't have any time. Hopefully I can get round to it.
by chombee
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

This laptop seems fucked, maybe beyond just the hard drive. Ryan backed up his stuff onto an external drive with a normal copy, but with some errors. I backed up his whole homedir again with rsync, but again with some errors. When he boots the laptop or when an install CD tries to read the hard driv...
by chombee
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Broken computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2773

Broken computer

The second computer that we setup (second from the printer) is said to be crashing so much it can't be used. I've run a memtest on it for one hour and no faults. So what could the problem be? Any other tests worth running, or do we just try a reinstall?
by chombee
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 9771

Actually the thing about the Eee is that you can install another OS on it, there is even an Eebuntu already. So you could try out different interfaces until you find what works well on such a small laptop, there's quite a variety to choose from. Might make it quite a good thing in the end. Ofcourse ...
by chombee
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

I can't think of a way to test whether it's hardware or just the filesystem. If there is an easier way to find out that would be good. Otherwise if Ryan's already backed up everything he wants safely, maybe a fresh install is the best thing to do, then see if it continues to have problems or not. Ry...
by chombee
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: talk/lecture video showings
Replies: 6
Views: 5667

I'd come, sounds cool. I don't see any reason not? Just book a time, and you'll probably have to hook a laptop up to the projector.
by chombee
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

Is this the hard drive inside your laptop that is having problems or your external one? Don't fsck the hard drive while it is mounted. I believe the warning it gives you is that it may cause severe damage or something similar. It may! You need to unmount the drive first. Hmm. But I don't think you c...
by chombee
Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 10285

So Ryan, I assume the computer is leaving you with a maintenance-mode shell, i.e. a text-only login, and you can't get to your desktop? If at all possible you should get some linux geek to see to your laptop in person to fix this. But failing that: What you need to do to fix it is just what it says ...
by chombee
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: free tix to the accoustic cafe at ootb on FRIDAY.
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

6-ish at the F.
by chombee
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: free tix to the accoustic cafe at ootb on FRIDAY.
Replies: 5
Views: 3018

I will go. What is the plan? Do I just show up at the blue drill, or do we meet at the forest before?
by chombee
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: new years eve
Replies: 26
Views: 14538

Bear in a tuxedo. Only bears and their "partners" should be allowed in. It will be like Sam 'n Max. Except I think that was a Sasquatch party. Can we make it sasquatches instead of bears?
by chombee
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: anyone going to glasgow soon?`
Replies: 6
Views: 3804

Or alternatively I'm going to QSS on Monday.
by chombee
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 21883

Anyway Bryony or Alex of whoever shouldn't let this talk slow them down, move one computer out of the gold room and into storage somewhere, we can bring it up again when we're gonna do something with it.
by chombee
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 21883

Or instead of a mouse we hook up some kind of joystick or other device that we attach to the wall, and they use to choose what music to play.
by chombee
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 21883

Mounting flatscreens on the wall or something like that, and using them to display stuff, is a cool idea. The trouble is if you want two screens displaying info then you need two computers connected to them (or one computer with two video outputs, which the gold room computers don't have). I'd sugge...
by chombee
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 21883

I'd be happy with either one or two computers at standing or sitting height somewhere in the main cafe, if they can fit. Probably two standing is best. I think it's reasonable when there's an event on to turn the computers and the wireless off.
by chombee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: EVents Book
Replies: 24
Views: 12774

So is it easy to add the rest of that stuff to every page by hand, after running the script? It might be possible to get the script to create the rest of it too if that would help in the future.

Looks nice, by the way.
by chombee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: python script hacker needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

Don't buy a python book there are plenty of free ones online. (Although if you are going to buy one, the big O'Reilly ones are probably best.) Since we only need to create per-day calendars, quite a lot of what's in that script could probably be cut out for our purposes. Leaving you with a much simp...