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by Martin
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: any photographers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

by Martin
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Bussiness and admin meeting 21 feb 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 4397

Please tell me our insurance policy really does contain the phrase "wicked parties".
by Martin
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Raised speakers would be a good thing
Replies: 9
Views: 4875

Yeah, it would need to be done as a curtain.
by Martin
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Raised speakers would be a good thing
Replies: 9
Views: 4875

What sort of stuff do we need to drape with? Thick fabric to absorb vibration?
by Martin
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: furniture buying - top tips
Replies: 55
Views: 24831

I would sit on these.
by Martin
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: WALL ART SUBMISIONS
Replies: 12
Views: 6212

I like this.
by Martin
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Action meeting - February 10th 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

More info on dorkbot, if it's any help: http://dorkbot.noodlefactory.co.uk/wiki/DorkbotWorkshop Tonight will be a year since this series of events started, and we'll be discussing its future. One idea I'll be proposing is to separate out the current get togethers which are largely a core of regulars...
by Martin
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: gallery lights
Replies: 12
Views: 5996

Fluorescent lights have wacky colour spectrums that can make colours look way off what they would do in daylight or incandescent light. Some are better than others, but certainly old cheap ones may not be the best thing to light a gallery with.
by Martin
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

by Martin
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

I have just come in and fixed it. Someone had unplugged EVERYTHING - microfilter, modem, phone splitter, downstairs phone extension - from the main phone socket, and just plugged in the kitchen phone directly. As soon as this was plugged in again, the net came back up. Please don't unplug things. I ...
by Martin
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

The PC can't find the modem over ethernet - this could be because the modem's dead, or the switch is dead, or one of the cables is faulty or loose. Get a crossover cable that's known to work and test with just that between the PC and modem. Buying a WRT54GL to replace the PC with would be nice, but ...
by Martin
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Shit. That had been working very nicely for a long time. I'm afraid I'm out of town till tomorrow night.
by Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Zine stall at the Knockengorroch Festival
Replies: 8
Views: 4804

by Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group meeting Tuesday 19th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 21
Views: 8549

Forest Photography Group meeting Tuesday 19th Feb, 6-8pm

Hello! The Forest photo group kicked off this week on the 5th. We chatted a bit about what people would like to do, and talked about some of the basic settings of cameras and what they do: shutter speed, aperture and ISO rating. Here's a great illustrated article by Simon Mackie explaining all of th...
by Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

by Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

by Martin
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 37907

I agree this should be talked about. Whilst there is a good argument for paying people where expecting volunteer labour is unfeasible (KMs, scrubbing loos), it's a fine line. There are a lot of potential implications, including that volunteers may feel less inclined to do basic ongoing cleaning as &...
by Martin
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

I have spare cameras. Come!
by Martin
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Sales and Distribution
Topic: The Golden Hour Book: Sales and Distrobution
Replies: 76
Views: 44823

I make it 78 plus 5 still on sale/return.

And I forgot to get one myself yet...
by Martin
Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 37907

Re couches, chairs and tables: I agree that there are some that are just shit, which should go. Having a nice mix of old stuff is part of the whole nice cosy ambience, though. If I came in to see shiny new furniture everywhere I'd feel like Forest had sold out and turned into a trendy wine bar.
by Martin
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

Okay, the pre-meeting didn't materialise... but everyone please remember to come to the first meeting this Tuesday the 5th at 6pm in the Action Room!
by Martin
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Yasmin here! Daniel?
Replies: 21
Views: 15539

I can show you how to do prints. I'd still like someone to run me through developing film, but I could probably figure it out myself if I have to.
by Martin
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: The dream can come true...
Replies: 51
Views: 26095

by Martin
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 37907

With all that said, let's not forget the good stuff when we're evaluating things. Most days I am still amazed that we exist and that we are great for being here. It isn't all about being cool and new and more and hip. So long as we continue to exist and to provide an alternative and a home for so m...
by Martin
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 37907

by Martin
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

A word of advice to anyone thinking of shooting stuff to be used like this: try to use as much exposure as you can get away with. It's always been common advice when using slide film to lean towards underexposure when in doubt, because if you overexpose then the highlights blow out completely. I ten...
by Martin
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: The dream can come true...
Replies: 51
Views: 26095

by Martin
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

A roman blind is no good I'm afraid. The supports that go through it would add horizontal lines across the image, and the rear projection material is plasticy stuff that rips easily if you make holes in it. It should be kept as an unblemished sheet. The best way to set this up as a blind is to use a...
by Martin
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

Yes, there's companies that will put digital files onto slide film for you for quite cheap. The better ones achieve something like 8000dpi, which means you'll get the entire resolution of even a high-megapixel DSLR image onto the slide, vs a reduction to 1024x768 when you project with a typical digi...
by Martin
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Virtual Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 3832

It would be much better to use an applet based on Flash rather than Shockwave. Shockwave is very poorly deployed compared to Flash, even my Windows system came up needing the plugin installed (manually, the auto install failed), and I've been browsing for 2.5 years on that install. There is also no ...
by Martin
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 37907

by Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

So, after all this Chris suddenly tells me that we have two big screens worth of proper rear projection material worth hundreds of quid, lying around in the corner of the hall! One of them almost fits the window as-is and makes the contrast much, much better. Here's the same image up for comparison.
by Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

Having looked at it a bit more I think pulleys are probably the way to go for a retractable system.
by Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Any chance for some non-fictional graphic novels??
Replies: 17
Views: 8216

If something's been on the BB for a few days it's a reasonable bet that quite a few people have seen it - you can also see in the forum the number of views the thread has had, if you want. Personally, if I see something I agree with, where there are already some people replying to support it, and no...
by Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

So, this is probably the best we can do economically as a system that could run parallel to a daytime exhibit. As a dedicated exhibition, there are some improvements that could be made: Firstly, blackout curtains could be hung inside the room to stop light reflected around inside the room from comin...
by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

Tested with a full screen tonight. This is how it looked, with a random image of a mural from the carousel that was in the projector.

Very contrasty images like this seem to work okay, but the image isn't really bright enough for general photography as stands.
by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

Shannon: what about no moving things around, but just raise a blind and close a flap?
by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

I should put in that there's no need for this to go in as a permanent fixture. It would still be cool to do as a project in the gallery in its own right. In which case as soon as the basic setup is tested (best done now whilst the gallery is empty), it could be stored away until it's wanted for a sh...
by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

Okay, further progress: I have bought 450x250cm of white sheeting from Edinburgh Fabrics, it is currently in a bag just through the hatch above the disabled loo. We can test with a full image tonight. A hole is a good idea, much better than having to wheel the thing in and out. I'd avoid glazing it ...
by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

by Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

We also need to give some thought to how the screens can be put up and taken down easily. It is probably easiest to set them up like pull-down/roll-up blinds, for which we'd need some parts from Homebase or B&Q or something. Finally we'll need a stand for the projector which can be wheeled in an...
by Martin
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

I only just realised there are five Tuesdays this month, which means this coming Tuesday has neither a Dorkbot nor a photography group meeting. There seem to be some keen people posting in this thread who can't wait to get started - would any of you fancy some sort of small meeting on Tuesday? It mi...
by Martin
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Yasmin here! Daniel?
Replies: 21
Views: 15539

by Martin
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21263

So, I bought a nice 45mm lens for the projector and tested it out tonight, it fills the window perfectly from the back of the room. The next thing we need is thin white sheets to make a screen out of. It would be best to put joins in the same place as the window frame so we would need 3 x 120x200cm ...
by Martin
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

I love how she's clearly not actually looking through the viewfinder.
by Martin
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

I think that one's a bit too dark for a poster really. (the one James is talking about is here: http://void.printf.net/~martin/photos/24C3/78.html to satisfy everyone else's curiosity) Actually I don't know if there should be any photos on the poster at all, because if we pick photos which are too b...
by Martin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

We would have picked a sooner date to start, but Tuesday seemed to be the only day of the week James & I could both do and that didn't clash too badly with WG meetings, today is the 3rd Tues and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays are Dorkbot. If people are super keen maybe we can get started sooner though...
by Martin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm

We're starting a photography group! Go here if you're interested, to the photography forum:

http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4000
by Martin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 31
Views: 15736

Forest Photography Group starting Tuesday 5th Feb, 6-8pm

James & I were chatting about the fact that there seem to be lots of photographers amongst the forest, many of them are just doing their own thing bout some would like to chat about it, learn from each other, and do some things together. So we have decided to start a photography group. We've boo...

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