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by chombee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: python script hacker needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

Okay how about this? Any other tweaks let me know. Btw if we wanted to do some more event calendar scripting there's this Python module for creating HTML event calendars: http://neverfriday.com/eventcal/ Hack a little CGI for it and you could have, for example, an interactive online calendar. I gues...
by chombee
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: python script hacker needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

by chombee
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: python script hacker needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

Okay. Well the original version of the script creates a page with: * Left column with one big cell, apparently for an image * Right column split vertically into 8 equal-sized cells. One with the month in it, and the others for each of the seven days. Keeping in mind that I've barely tested this and ...
by chombee
Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 16005

KMs and NMs get volunteers to translate things for us in quiet times. It'd be cool to get lots of languages for lots of different posters, over time. Lets get Nana to do them in Korean and Japanese.
by chombee
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 16005

I like it. It's still nice to have a copy of Burroughs up, just for the people who can read it, it's funny.
by chombee
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 16005

* Only one warning if you break these rules -- okay * Permanently bar any offender -- I thought all forest barrings were temporary? Or at least, they could be revoked if the person wrote us a letter or whatever * The forest reserves the right to bar anyone for any reason without need for explanation...
by chombee
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: How To Run A Film Night.
Replies: 1
Views: 4745

It's really great. I'm going to photograph it and post it to passive aggressive notes by the way.
by chombee
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: FOREST SHOP SITE FUCKED!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 37
Views: 21922

Go with the paypal buttons. With luck creating a button will be a copy-paste from their site.
by chombee
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: FOREST SHOP SITE FUCKED!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 37
Views: 21922

You mean the shop on forest.org.uk right? When you click on Books & Literature or whatever nothing shows up? Who's currently in town that knows anything about logging into and administering the site? I'm afraid I don't have any logins or passwords and have never even looked at the forest site or the...
by chombee
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: building HALF-day. wed. 5th dec. 10am - 4pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4826

A week day during the daytime is not good.
by chombee
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the tragedy of facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 16591

Maybe we can flood wastebook with so much forest junk that people just stop using it entirely. Personally, I strongly feel we shouldn't be using facebook for anything we don't put somewhere else on the internet. I can't be the only one on this planet who doesn't use it and doesn't want to? I agree w...
by chombee
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

Hmm. Thin-clients are cool, but it's a bit lame that the BBC doesn't cover it until some commercial company shows up and claims the idea is theirs. "The key to the technology is our software that turns the machine into multi-user system," said Mr Booth. Thin-client stuff has been in Ubuntu for years...
by chombee
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet in actuion room
Replies: 8
Views: 6522

Okay I'll come by at 2m but I can't stay for long.
by chombee
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet in actuion room
Replies: 8
Views: 6522

Martin, are you gonna be there today at 2 or should I be?
by chombee
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

Yeah it is kinda cool. Does GOS run on any of these little computers, or is it just for cafe computers? Personally I wouldn't like to promote one particular company like Google too much (and give them all your data), but if it could be made to either work with lots of different online services or wo...
by chombee
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

As it happens, I think the XO's do automatically form a beowulf cluster when you turn them on within range of each other. At least I think I heard that they share processing power.
by chombee
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Passive aggressive notes
Replies: 6
Views: 4615

Passive aggressive notes

by chombee
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

It costs about £200 right now (depending on the exchange rate) to buy one (this is the price of one laptop for you, and one for a child in the developing world), add to that the cost of delivering it to a mail forwarder in the US (about $30 I'd guess) plus the cost of getting that mail forwarder to ...
by chombee
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

So lots of people helped today and we've gotten much done on the action room: Thursday: Internet access to the room, a hub setup in the room, two desktop computers installed and the server. I think. The hub is one the floor right now but Graeme says he can fix it to the underside of the desk which s...
by chombee
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

The Eee looks better in paper cause its' a higher spec than the XO, but I think the Eee is fugly, the XO is much cooler. The Eee just looks like they've made a cut-down laptop and squeezed a cut-down desktop operating system onto a tiny machine with a 7-inch screen. Checkout this screenshot: http://...
by chombee
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Sorry, on SATURDAY, not Sunday. I'm coming at 11 on Saturday to work on the room.
by chombee
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 10871

How to order an XO laptop

Cause I think a few people round there might want to, there is a way to get one delivered to the UK using a courier service: http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/g1g1/give_one_get_one_globally.html Basically get them to deliver it to a mail-forwarding service in the US, and then get the mail-forwarder...
by chombee
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Sounds like you got plenty done after I left then. So what is still to do on Sunday? Mainly install more clients, right? I guess there's not much point in setting up the server and the SSH folders until we have the big hard drive for it. By the way is that the hard drive Tom bought for Infoseed that...
by chombee
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

I'll be there in 30mins. I can stay for about 2 hours I think.
by chombee
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Ok
by chombee
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Yeah I think I can come on Thursday evening. What time?

If we could setup one machine and plug it into the printer, even without Internet, then people would be able to print from USB drives or whatever.
by chombee
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: web page updating
Replies: 35
Views: 26446

Pogo's work on the site has been really amazing, but from what little I've learned our site though easy to use if you know how is kinda complex, it runs on pretty powerful software. That's fine when the person who set it up is around to guide things. And pogo really did try for a long time to get ot...
by chombee
Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Swellbelly aftermath
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Swellbelly aftermath

How do people feel about asking bands and events organisers to also organise us some help with sweeping, mopping, and taking out trash at the end of the night or the next morning, if their event is going to be huge? I thought the mess left after the swellbelly etc. gig last night was a bit much. I'm...
by chombee
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

So I showed up on Saturday but it seems no one else did? There wasn't much I could do on my own. The new printer arrives on Tuesday I think. We need to get a group of people, like 6-8 people, together at once for a day or half-day to get the action room work done. It isn't gonna happen any other way...
by chombee
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

I agree with what Martin said. We probably need to secure the machines somehow, then. Ryan, I am not sure about charging people a fee for storage space. In theory we could do it, yes, but storage space is really easily available. I have about 600mb on one server and 1Gb on another, both for free and...
by chombee
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

"need standard install procedure like infoseed had (ask Tom)", "Try to copy infoseed system where ubuntu packages are fetched from server and not internet to save bandwidth", Tom can tell us exactly how to do this, but as I recall what he did was to set the apt cache on each client machine to point ...
by chombee
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Oh, p.s. we thought that when we move them to the new office upstairs we would setup the two forest office computers, blue and grey, in exactly the same way as the action room computers, using the same server. Don't see why not? p.p.s. this means no Windows at all! We will not have photoshop until w...
by chombee
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 26480

Just in case anyone missed it, Can we all meet on Saturday at 11 in the Action Room to discuss and take action on this? We all need to get together in the same place at the same time if we're gonna make things happen, and meeting at unspecified times on week days isn't gonna work. About computer don...
by chombee
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: ACTION room needs ACTION
Replies: 5
Views: 3676

P.S. I'll be there tonight from 7 or 8 to see if there's anything that can be done, and tomorrow night too. I can't come at noon on a week day though.
by chombee
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: ACTION room needs ACTION
Replies: 5
Views: 3676

I think Dorkbot already moved up the computers from infoseed, and there is a plan for some of this to be there tonight setting up, and tomorrow too.
by chombee
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and events meeting 6 November 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 7953

Also, I was supposed to update the menu with the handsome Jack and a few other tea changes, but it never happened. This is because I have been unable to access an up to date version of the menu which I could change. If anyone has advice, please pass it on. I think the latest version of the menu is ...
by chombee
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

Hmmm... does the log show any wireless connections working successfully? Alex wasn't getting wireless on his laptop last night. Is the router that the front room PCs are connected to the same one that sends out the wireless signal? It could be that router is broken. Or loose wires, yes.
by chombee
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down
Replies: 6
Views: 5437

Both wireless and front room computers was down, I think. The front rooms computers for sure. Dunno about the office. I was unable to ssh into the server from the front room computers. I was using 192.168.43.1 as I recall, and getting "network unreachable". I couldn't get broadcast ping responses fr...
by chombee
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: cafe and events working group nov. 6. 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4842

P.S. I'll try to make the meeting day.
by chombee
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: cafe and events working group nov. 6. 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4842

I think Shannon's idea is really good. It has many pros, and the only con I can think of is that it's a lot of work and investment to implement it. The kitchen could do with an overhaul, I think the menu and the kitchen are too complicated right now, and too expensive. Hopefully this should simplify...
by chombee
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 50916

If we want to put one computer outside as a gimmick I don't care. But I'm against moving all our public Internet computers to outside, if that is what's proposed. I think it would be shit to use them from outside. And the forest wants people to use the Internet, we're always wanting people to visit ...
by chombee
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Gamers at The Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 7381

Maybe they don't use computers?

I think it's cool but do we have that much space, 4 tables big enough to sit 6 people at each table but with space to expand if possible at that time of the week very Saturday between 12pm and 5pm?

Maybe we could suggest Sunday to them. Or in the morning.
by chombee
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest bikes - decisions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 5194

Good idea about the tier system Ryan. Graeme, I think all your suggestions are good on all the decisions. ID: What will we accept and do we keep it until the bike is returned? Keeping someone's ID is a big responsibility and scares me, we lose things. I like the idea of taking a photo of the person ...
by chombee
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 50916

Keyboards outside is silly.
by chombee
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 50916

I like Laura's ideas a lot. Bit of a worry about reducing the number of tables and chairs for customers, we are often full as it is, but it would surely get rid of the people sleeping in there.
by chombee
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: other cool foresty organisations
Replies: 84
Views: 116334

SDF Public Access UNIX System. http://sdf.lonestar.org/ The Super Dimension Fortress is a networked community of free software authors, teachers, librarians, students, researchers, hobbyists, computer enthusiasts, the aural and visually impaired. It is operated as a federally recognised non-profit 5...
by chombee
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 50916

A problem with the gold room right now is * The free Internet is in there, it attracts moochers and weirdos * The free shop is in there, it attracts moochers and weirdos * The room is out of sight of the cafe where the volunteers and KMs are most of the time, creating a hideout for moochers and weir...
by chombee
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The computer in the office playing up.
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

In the meantime, before the new office overhaul, Duncan has said he will come and reinstall Windows on that computer, which ought to sort it out for a while.
by chombee
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25659

martin -- yes. That sounds great.
by chombee
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25659

Oh, another thing people usually do at these things is collect email addresses to add to their email announcements list. But we don't have one, do we? Just the bb which requires people to actually go and sign up themselves, and which is pretty difficult, and the disused yahoo group which I think is ...