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by Martin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: computer network issues - café to action room
Replies: 25
Views: 9957

Re: computer network issues - café to action room

Dorkbot crew will have a look this evening.
by Martin
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website magnification
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: website magnification

Don't specify font sizes on the web in pixels. A pixel doesn't correspond to anything useful, how big it is depends on the monitor and resolution, and some browsers (IE6 and IE7 particularly I think) will refuse to resize text with an explicit pixel size. Specifying in points is theoretically better...
by Martin
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Film night Monday 20th July - In the Shadow of the Moon
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Film night Monday 20th July - In the Shadow of the Moon

This didn't happen, mainly on account of the July events book not existing when I first proposed it and being full of other stuff by the time I got back to it.

But I've got it sitting about on DVD if you fancy putting it on sometime.
by Martin
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: NEW DARKROOM MANAGER
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: NEW DARKROOM MANAGER

First I've heard of it actually but I've been way too busy so happy to step back. :-)

The darkroom@theforest.org.uk emails are still coming to me (and being forwarded back out to Dandolo too from my account) - Milk, could you change that over?
by Martin
Thu May 28, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 5077

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

thankyou!
by Martin
Thu May 28, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: change the film night
Replies: 18
Views: 4206

Re: change the film night

When does our current license run out?
by Martin
Wed May 20, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Film night Monday 20th July - In the Shadow of the Moon
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Film night Monday 20th July - In the Shadow of the Moon

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, I'd like to show this film in the cafe on 20th July. There are a lot of documentaries about the moon landings. You've probably seen a few on the telly. They show all the stock footage and narrate it with tedious details about how much ...
by Martin
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: soldering iron and solder
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: soldering iron and solder

I haven't seen a forest soldering iron for a long time.

We have one in the dorkbot toolbox which you can use if it's urgent but it is NOT to disappear into the black hole of forest tools.
by Martin
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Dark room temporarily out of use
Replies: 5
Views: 2145

Re: Dark room temporarily out of use

Excellent, thanks Lynne!
by Martin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 5077

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

Fucked for me too, yeah.
by Martin
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: BB self-registration temporarily disabled -UPDATE Re-enabled
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

BB self-registration temporarily disabled -UPDATE Re-enabled

Due to ongoing spam problems, registering new users on the BB is currently disabled until we can sort out a good way to prevent spammers from registering accounts.

If you want an account, please ask an existing member to post in this thread or PM me and we'll sort it out.
by Martin
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: OAK is cunted
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: OAK is cunted

Apparently it's okay to run the computers and printer in the action room now.
by Martin
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: donated photography equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: donated photography equipment

Mike, you're too quick for me. :)
by Martin
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: donated photography equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 2557

Re: donated photography equipment

Feel free to move it to the darkroom! I'm out of town just now but can have a look at it soon.
by Martin
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Slushie machine is go go go
Replies: 11
Views: 4990

Re: Slushie machine is go go go

Last seen abandoned and unloved in the workshop.
by Martin
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Inactive users
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Re: Inactive users

Sadly, the BB control panel doesn't have a "from orbit" tickybox for deleting users. Perhaps we should file this as a bug.
by Martin
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Inactive users
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Re: Inactive users

Nuke 'em.
by Martin
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: hackerspaces call-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2868

Re: hackerspaces call-in

I was at 25C3. Missed the call-in, but I've spoken to many of the people involved before. I'm on the mailing list now.
by Martin
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Network Security
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: Network Security

Ah, I remember why we didn't upgrade. Kamikaze is stable on the OpenWRT side but the X-Wrt web interface hadn't quite caught up. They have a build now for 8.09RC1, precompiled images here: http://downloads.x-wrt.org/xwrt/kamikaze/8.09_RC1/brcm47xx/default/ Backup the configuration from the current s...
by Martin
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Network Security
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: Network Security

The ssh login details are the same as for the web interface.

We were sticking with White Russian while Kamikaze stabilised. If it sounds like it's up to scratch now, we could upgrade.
by Martin
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: good one
Replies: 30
Views: 4997

Re: good one

Same person. Seems she's not disgusted enough to stop coming in, then!
by Martin
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: both cave keys missing
Replies: 11
Views: 4564

Re: both cave keys missing

Key fob.
by Martin
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb dates got fucked
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

Re: bb dates got fucked

No... is the day getting confused with the year for you somehow? The first couple were posted on the 5th, the second two on the 8th?
by Martin
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Network Security
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: Network Security

Is there a "forest network for dummies" document anywhere? No, but here's a quick summary: The WRT54G router is the brains of the operation. It is running OpenWRT with the X-Wrt web frontend - see documentation at those sites for details on the software. We are currently running version 0...
by Martin
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Network Security
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: Network Security

Our previous wireless router is still in the action room, I think. It's a D-Link DSL-604+. What you'd probably want to do is set that up with the old connection settings (SSID "forest", unencrypted), have it do DHCP+NAT on that wireless network, and assign it a static IP on the wire. Then,...
by Martin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?
Replies: 26
Views: 9984

Re: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?

Assuming the partition table is readable, it's easier to mount later by loopback if you do things per-partition. So for each partition: dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/path/to/image-file-partition-1 Then, to mount read-only on loopback: mkdir /mnt/partition-1 mount -o ro,loop /path/to/image-file-partition-1 /mn...
by Martin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?
Replies: 26
Views: 9984

Re: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?

If any of the drives is thought to be dying, then there may be a limited opportunity to get stuff off it before it goes completely. I would suggest that instead of just firing it up and searching around for the files you want, you prepare a second disk with enough space to copy everything, and then ...
by Martin
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?
Replies: 26
Views: 9984

Re: Where is stuff from Old Bluey?

The computer itself was set up as a recording/editing etc machine for the cave.

The original two hard drives, with whatever treasures still on them, were stashed away in the old office.
by Martin
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: US elections
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: US elections

Using the height to show the winning margin is a nice idea, but it's still largely the more populous counties (those with a major city in them) that show up rather than the ones with the biggest percentage margin. Here's some maps that have been adjusted for the population density, and also with col...
by Martin
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.
Replies: 70
Views: 26954

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.

Gandhi wrote:how dare you pass the buck!!!
by Martin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.
Replies: 70
Views: 26954

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.

Sorted, but whoever wrote the forum software really should be ashamed. It doesn't handle summer time itself, you have to manually go and change the setting twice a year!
by Martin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: quitting
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: quitting

Done. Thanks for all your hard work.
by Martin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Teenagers- are they all evil?
Replies: 59
Views: 14248

Re: Teenagers- are they all evil?

My guess is that the cafe-front room partition is a supporting wall & knocking it through would thus be a big job, even aside from any planning issues due to the building's status.
by Martin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 16429

Re: The bigger picture

Word filters removed, since they were pretty lame and will only fuel spark's conspiracy theories.
by Martin
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 16429

Re: The bigger picture

There was at one point a forest guitar. It eventually got fucked or stolen, as is the way of all things here. If we bought a new thing every time the old one got broken the forest would go bankrupt in a month. Hence, we wind up with only the stuff that's utterly essential on a day-to-day basis. Othe...
by Martin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Project Waldflote: what Dorkbot have been doing to the organ
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Project Waldflote: what Dorkbot have been doing to the organ

Hi all, Many of you have caught a glimpse by now of what the Dorkbot group have been doing with the church organ upstairs, but for those that haven't, the secret is now out: it's come to life and plays all by itself. http://dorkbot.noodlefactory.co.uk/wiki/WaldFlote has all the details & videos....
by Martin
Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: allowed file extensions on the bb
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Re: allowed file extensions on the bb

Done.
by Martin
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website lockdown!
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: website lockdown!

I know next to nothing about the current website setup so no, but hopefully one of the others in this thread may be able to sort it out.
by Martin
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website lockdown!
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: website lockdown!

Milk, the list of articles is public, but the articles themselves are locked for me.
by Martin
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet down again.
Replies: 6
Views: 3535

Re: internet down again.

OK. What I changed was to make the ADSL modem into straight PPPoA - PPPoE bridge again, so that all the clever stuff is done on the WRT54G router. Before, it was sometimes getting into the situation where the modem lost the connection, the router lost its DHCP lease and then didn't get a new one for...
by Martin
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet down again.
Replies: 6
Views: 3535

Re: internet down again.

James - was that before or after my last message on this thread?
by Martin
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Programme 6th-12th October
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: Forest Programme 6th-12th October

prawn cocktail = the bomb.

The day they brought out prawn cocktail pringles was very nearly the end of the universe.
by Martin
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet down again.
Replies: 6
Views: 3535

Re: internet down again.

I've tweaked some stuff, might be more reliable now.
by Martin
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web team meeting, monday 6th
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: web team meeting, monday 6th

Chris, The problem is that there's no list of stuff that must be on the website, so there's no way to get it "finished". Meanwhile as long as the old site is up, people will keep adding stuff to that which will then be missing from the new site, making getting it ready an endless task. At ...
by Martin
Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web team meeting, monday 6th
Replies: 29
Views: 12917

Re: web team meeting, monday 6th

I may or may not be able to come. But anyway, as I said the other day I'm with James on this - get it live ASAP and then it'll get sorted out quickly enough. The basic what-is-forest info is already there. That and upcoming events are the two crucial things as I see it. Copy the latest forest progra...
by Martin
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.
Replies: 70
Views: 26954

Re: phpBB2 to phpBB3 move, a.k.a upgrading the bb.

Thanks beev, I was getting tired of clicking on the tiny little yellow box!
by Martin
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artist Facilities WG meeting, Thursday 2nd October 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Artist Facilities WG meeting, Thursday 2nd October 2008

Hi folks, my diary says tonight is an artist facilities meeting. I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to make Thursday meetings any more, and therefore will need to step down as darkroom liason to the AF WG, and by extension I suppose to the FWG. But here's a thread for you to post agenda items. On t...
by Martin
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: USB Negative Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 3300

Re: USB Negative Scanner

I'd be wary of this. 1. Windows only. Not even Mac support, let alone Linux. 2. It's not actually a scanner. Inside it's a cheap digital camera with a cheap lens, aimed at the slide/negative with a light behind it. You can achieve the same thing for a lot less by screwing a good old fashioned slide ...
by Martin
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: table picture
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: table picture

Pogo hasn't been seen posting on here since January, but it might be worth sending him a message, his username is just 'pogo'. I had a look at how the zoomify thing works, the images it's using are here: http://www.theforest.org.uk/zoomify/magdasTable/TileGroup0/ Each file is part of a sort of jigsa...

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