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by chombee
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25579

I can't be at the meeting, but if it's anything like what I'm imagining, a room full of different tables and people wander around and look at each, then I've done them before. It's easy you just need to be open and approachable and use the right words to make us sound good. But if you don't have lot...
by chombee
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25579

All on my own :(
by chombee
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25579

I can do 3-7.

9-11 Swithun _______ _______
11-3 Gaz _______ _______
3-7 Sean _______ _______
7-8 Swithun _______ _______
by chombee
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: What was the last book you read?
Replies: 87
Views: 92568

King Rat by China Miéville. His first novel. Urban fantasy set in London, a modern take on King Rat and the Pied Piper, a series of gruesome murders, a detective, a cycle ride through London, long descriptions of jungle music ultra-cool consumerism which feel like brand placement but I don't think h...
by chombee
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: A tidier bb
Replies: 2
Views: 3162

I'm not sure we should edit and delete posts. Tidy the bb by splitting it into a good selection of forums, and have moderators move posts into the right place when they're posted in the wrong place (if the moderators should have some spare time that they wish to spend tidying the bb). But editing an...
by chombee
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 33086

That's a Sunday. Perfect. Not strictly cleaning but it would be nice to decide before-hand whether we want to sort out the office computers where they are, or knock the whole thing down and build a new one elsewhere.
by chombee
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Another Freaking Hotel?
Replies: 26
Views: 19873

It seems they are doing this with many listed buildings in Edinburgh now: leave the facade intact, demolish the building and replace it with something shit.
by chombee
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: other cool foresty organisations
Replies: 84
Views: 116149

Access Space

Access Space -- http://www.access-space.org/ Just got posted to the Infoseed list. Maybe an inspiration for our ideas about a new office/meeting space. Also the kind of thing Infoseed always wanted to be. a community space equipped with locally recycled computers running free, open source software. ...
by chombee
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: No Power hour
Replies: 2
Views: 3872

I'm into it. As long as we actually do something good, instead of just cut the power and say: "this is what it will be like to be green" (crap). But yes, doing something good without power, very good.
by chombee
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Another Freaking Hotel?
Replies: 26
Views: 19873

It's got nothing to do with "changing something old into something new is bad." The Odeon was a great cinema and it's still a great building. Smashing it down to build a hotel is wasteful, and just utterly tasteless and totally unimaginative. Edinburgh doesn't need any more hotels or new hotel devel...
by chombee
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Office computers
Replies: 6
Views: 5744

We can recover two working PCs from what we have in the office. They're decent spec hardware, so don't throw them away. Blue just needs a new hard drive and Ubuntu installed. Grey just needs a new mouse. Once that's done we can setup filesharing between them, and allow laptops to login too. I think ...
by chombee
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Office computers
Replies: 6
Views: 5744

I think the mess with all the files has three causes: 1. The new hard drive in Blue died just after Duncan had backed up all the files from the old hard drive and restored them onto the new one, and now we're dumped back with the old hard drive. This was just unlucky. 2. We were running both Windows...
by chombee
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 2356

Wow! This could be really great.
by chombee
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Office computers
Replies: 6
Views: 5744

Office computers

I gave up on trying to print at the forest today, it was easier to walk to my office, print it illicitly, walk back. I really could have done with Infoseed actually, but didn't feel comfortable going in there with the Infoseed regulars disappeared and Frank & friends using the place. The office is t...
by chombee
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Phone Number Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

jh
by chombee
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Phone Number Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

Well, either a guilt trip or a clue to the working group meeting times. Which'll it be? I'll finish it off at the weekend.
by chombee
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events meeting Tues 4th Sept 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 3609

No Shows – Problem in general. Same for newbies and established volunteers. Biggest excuse is people didn't have the Forest phone number. Other discussions on verbal warning. Jane to make Forest Phone number thing. The forest's phone number is really hard to find on the website. Is the plan to make...
by chombee
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Phone Number Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

Forest Phone Number Cards

Remember the forest card I tried a while ago with all the working group meeting times on? Here is one with the Forest's phone number and address. Looks pretty cool printed black and white I think, but maybe even better in colour. P.S. the photo for this is nicked from the website so credit to whoeve...
by chombee
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TableTop - Finished eventually
Replies: 28
Views: 22197

Hey, this is really good Alex. Typo police: * Change "All you have to do it turn up" to "All you have to do is turn up." * Change 'look at the webpage under the 'What We Do' section on The Forest website.' to 'look at the 'What We Do' section of The Forest website.' * Change apoologies to apologies....
by chombee
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: STFU Electronic Music Festival - 5/6/7 October at the Forest
Replies: 15
Views: 13800

Drool.

I say no to booze. Tea and electronica.

Have they made a flyer for it? (I see flyers for previous events but not for this one). If there were a flyer I'd distribute a bit around informatics. Not that I really want huge crowds to come and spoil the coolness.
by chombee
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Zip file with final abiword and pdf versions, minus drawings that the va group will add
by chombee
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Ok I'll get it to you tomorrow, hope it'll be quick enough. You might actually want to recreate it in photoshop or gimp or whatever if you're going to mess with it much, cause it'll be a little weird. I did it in Abiword (a word processor) cause I don't know how to use any graphics thing well. The f...
by chombee
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

I won't be in the least bit offended if somebody wants to do a better job than me and modify or completely replace this, but since no one is stepping up, here is an attempt. Pretty heavy on the text. Will this look okay printed out huge? Does it need some colour or had we better print in b&w? (I tri...
by chombee
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: REMINDER: Visual Arts Meeting Tomorrow (thurs)
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

by chombee
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Darfur Now Concert -- Sept. 5th
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

Darfur Now Concert -- Sept. 5th

http://darfurnowconcert.googlepages.com/

£5/£3, Motion Gallery, The Electric Ghosts, Sellotape. Money goes to sustainable development in Darfur.

Are we supposed to post things like this?
by chombee
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Proposal to extend the free shop
Replies: 17
Views: 11480

Yeah, really cool. Also Buy Nothing Day is Nov 24th in the UK and there might be something going on in Edinburgh. A good source of ideas if nothing else.
by chombee
Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Do we want to print the file you posted? It looks pretty plain to me (maybe it's cause I'm using OpenOffice). We should at least make it PDF poster stylee with nice fonts like the forest menu? (I can do, probably). Also I was thinking of making it really huge, get it printed at copycat or something....
by chombee
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Gotta love the definition of Cabal from wikipedia (I don't think this should go on the poster): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabal A cabal is a number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in a church, state, or other community by intrigue. Caba...
by chombee
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Awesome.

Typo here: works to make protect the environment.

Otherwise really, really great.
by chombee
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

Hey, yes, good. My posters tend to be informative but dry. It really should be re-worded by a proper wordsmith. Re-word the whole thing if you can! And illustrated by a drawsmith too, unless you want a whole A0 sheet of different fonts. Although I am clearly down with this edgy art thing it is not t...
by chombee
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: SomaFM: Non-commercial free Internet radio, play in cafe?
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

SomaFM: Non-commercial free Internet radio, play in cafe?

Sorry if I've mentioned this before, but is the Mac hooked up to the Internet? If so, could we sometimes play Internet radio in the cafe? What is the legality or not of this? Somafm is a really great non-commercial station from the US. What do you think? Add some variety.
by chombee
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

P.S. we also need to make a flyer for tables. I say make it two columns to one side of A4, and print it double sided if needed. Then, hopefully, we can laminate them and bend them in half and they will stand up on their own. There is the text above, could be used, and Alex posted some work on a tabl...
by chombee
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster
Replies: 25
Views: 16457

New Working Groups/What is Forest? Poster

I've just been hearing from some non-foresters recently about how we are a secretive clique and if you're not already involved you really can't get into the forest, etc. This is bollocks and I think it's mostly to do with the prejudice and close-mindedness of some outsiders, projecting their nonsens...
by chombee
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: A Forest Closing?
Replies: 9
Views: 7217

We need a break too.

Yes I think it's a good idea.
by chombee
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Beginner’s Guide to Adventures in Building Infiltration
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

Beginner’s Guide to Adventures in Building Infiltration

Have you ever been drawn to the calm beauty of abandoned buildings, or even tempted to explore forbidden structures in the urban landscape? For some, urban exploration is a hobby or even a mission. Many urban explorers are also adept photographers who create amazing images showing the beauty of aba...
by chombee
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: WHY NOTHING WORK`
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

Dunno. But if it comes up as an attachment maybe you can edit your post and add an Img tag to make it show up in the body. Something like:

Code: Select all

[img]http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/images/smiles/icon_surprised.gif[/img]
Except with the URL of your uploaded file in it.
by chombee
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteer recruitment fair 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 25579

I think it sounds like a good idea, and since it's in October we have plenty of time to prepare. I think we should go for it. I'd quite like to be there.
by chombee
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Candy Collective (free art download)
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

Candy Collective (free art download)

Hey wow, almost 600 pages of cool art for free, and that's just one issue?

http://www.candycollective.com/issues.html
by chombee
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: No BYOB
Replies: 4
Views: 6093

Good face.

Can we say "the forest is not bring your own bottle in August, but the forest is BYOB:"

* Bring Your Own Boots
* Bring Your Own Boobs
* Build Your Own Battleship
* Battle Your Own Behemoth

etc. I bet we can 1001 of these.
by chombee
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Why I Volunteer
Replies: 3
Views: 5315

We did get a few returns though, what happened to them?

I don't have the time, but if you could pick this up it'd be great.
by chombee
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: posters for fezzie
Replies: 1
Views: 3379

We're gonna need modified menus for the festival right? With the prices of beer we sell instead of the corkage prices.
by chombee
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pre-Festival Dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 18582

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Already
WANG Party
by chombee
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pre-Festival Dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 18582

WAN party.

I'm beginning to think this is actually a good idea.
by chombee
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Rowling
Replies: 8
Views: 8932

I was just down in the office but got distracted and failed to print this. I will try to do it soon. I changed my mind, is this one better? I say both. (words of Dai)
by chombee
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Rowling
Replies: 8
Views: 8932

Rowling

I was just outside Black Medicine where they have a plaque to commemorate the late J.K. Rowling who wrote in their building. Elephant House have one too. Crowds gather and stare. The Forest cannot miss out on this marketing opportunity.
by chombee
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: sustainable living guide
Replies: 31
Views: 29174

Beat me to it, Swithun. Yes, go with yours.
by chombee
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: sustainable living guide
Replies: 31
Views: 29174

I would need the login info for our webserver, like the ftp url, username and password. I can install it and setup a template. I don't particularly want to get caught up in spending hours administering one of these right now though. The office computers are taking enough of my life. So it would be a...
by chombee
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: sustainable living guide
Replies: 31
Views: 29174

I setup this: http://www.opirg-carleton.org/fairtrade/ It's a few years old but still gets used now and again. I set an edit password, but revealed the password on the front page, so that any human being who was paying any attention would be able to edit. Seems to have worked, never had a bad edit t...
by chombee
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pre-Festival Dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 18582

:)
by chombee
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Post minutes to minutes forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 4860

Agree with Beev. One stop for minutes.