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by Martin
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: a VW
Replies: 24
Views: 9967

Yes yes yes yes yes
by Martin
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 6954

Could be the hard drive, could be the controller. New drive is probably best to try first.
by Martin
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Broken computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

I think it's a hardware problem but I checked the memory too and found no problems. I'd probably try swapping out the video card next, and if that doesn't fix it then the CPU and motherboard.
by Martin
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: talk/lecture video showings
Replies: 6
Views: 3987

Some from where I am now, and previous years, might be suitable.[/url]
by Martin
Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan linex laptop meltdown
Replies: 18
Views: 6954

Nothing we've heard so far confirms a hardware problem. Unless the drive's started making funny noises too then it's just as likely the filesystem's just got screwed up somehow, in which case fsck may sort it out or it may be sufficiently fucked to need a reinstall. If you need to buy a new drive I ...
by Martin
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Yasmin here! Daniel?
Replies: 21
Views: 15544

by Martin
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Spacehijackers=genius...
Replies: 1
Views: 906

by Martin
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan's laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Unless you've stopped using the machine after deleting the file your chances of recovering it are slim, as the system is likely to have written something else over the part of the disk where it was.
by Martin
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: a forest wiki, rfc
Replies: 11
Views: 5338

There is certainly a lot of information currently stored in the BB which would be a hell of a lot easier to navigate if it was in a wiki. That said the BB does work and people do use it, and trying to get people to use something else as well could be both difficult and counterproductive unless the t...
by Martin
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Slide projectors
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

We now also have a Doctarlux PC 45mm f/2.8 MC lens. This is a very wide angle lens. It should be just right to fill the gallery window from the back of the gallery.
by Martin
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Toilets hygiene, or the mistery of male miction
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

by Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 17506

I think that's very reasonable. Take away the image behind the text though, it makes it hard to read.
by Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: building for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 6206

by Martin
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 17506

by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: BBC4 Documentary: The Genius of Photography
Replies: 24
Views: 13484

I have access to a Pantone Huey via a friend. Pretty cheap one but does the job, and recently supported by the open source tools.

Ideally you want to calibrate on the whole setup, because your video card and drivers and cable can all potentially affect what gets to the monitor.
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21265

Right, for reference:

Window is 340 x 195cm

Projection distance max. ~450cm
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: BBC4 Documentary: The Genius of Photography
Replies: 24
Views: 13484

CinePaint is a GIMP fork which supports 16-bit images. A UFRaw plugin can be built for it too. If anyone's interested in learning a bit more about UFRaw I'd be happy to help with a workshop, I've been doing some minor development work on it for a while now. In particular I've been picking up a lot ...
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Slide projectors
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

Update: All of the projectors are now in the cafe. Correction to the lenses: 1x Kodak VARIO-RETINAR S-AV 1000 75-120mm, aperture not marked but probably f/3.5, screw focus. 1x Docter VARIO-DOCTARLUX 70-120mm f/3.5 MC, rack focus. Either will fit in any of the projectors. The Docter is probably optic...
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 21265

Rear projection after hours in the gallery

Here's an idea I've been thinking about: After hours, pull a white sheet down over the gallery windows, and project images onto it from a slide projector in the gallery. This could present a very large, vivid, glowing and high-resolution image (much higher than with a digital projector) to passers-b...
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Slide projectors
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

Slide projectors

I have been working on getting more slide projectors working. This is what we have: Bodies: Kodak Ektapro 4010 - 300W, working, in cafe. Kodak Ektapro 3000 - 300W, working now, in action room. Kodak S-AV 1030 - 250W, working now, I have it, missing side panel. There was a Hanimar body too but its tr...
by Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 17506

Standing can be done really quick, I sorted out the flatscreens so we just need to put in a shelf or two.

What's this about the sound desk changing? That corner's often a bit empty and could be a good spot to fit them in.
by Martin
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 17506

by Martin
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Computers in Red/Gold Room
Replies: 36
Views: 17506

by Martin
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 5720

by Martin
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ryan's laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

by Martin
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Cave Keys Missing
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

by Martin
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Cave Keys Missing
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

I am happy to go and buy an electronic lock now, pay for it myself, and keep it safe until the stupid argument is over. Just let me know how many fobs I should get to start with.
by Martin
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old photocopier?
Replies: 5
Views: 3590

Even if we can't get toner for the old one, what's the point in paying for both?

It also doesn't make any sense to have it sitting around doing nothing either. Can we find some other organisation that needs one and transfer it to them somehow?
by Martin
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: phone
Replies: 4
Views: 2832

by Martin
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

Also the printer is up and running, and the machines in the room are set up to print to it.

I will post some more notes about it later on.
by Martin
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

Right, all the sockets are now working. There is a three-circuit fusebox in the room, two of the circuits (15A each) are for the sockets, one of them had a blown fuse so I replaced it with the fuse from the unused circuit.
by Martin
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet in actuion room
Replies: 8
Views: 4093

I'm going to come in in an hour or so to look at the networking but after that it would be good if I could get back to work. I can be there at 2pm if you can't though.
by Martin
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: internet in actuion room
Replies: 8
Views: 4093

Yup. Must be a cable loose somewhere. Fuck. I'll come and look at it.
by Martin
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

If it's just to set it up with an IP address, and we can do the rest of the admin stuff over the web interface on it, that's not so much of a problem. I don't know if I can be there on Tuesday, so could someone pass the following on to them: Ideally we would like the printer to get an IP address aut...
by Martin
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

Oh, and don't fix that hub to the desk - we don't need it, it's a noisy monster. Get a little one.
by Martin
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

<i>We've discovered a switchboard and other power and phone related stuff against the far wall. Also, there is power to the lights in the room, and to about half of the power sockets in the room. So it seems we no longer need to run power from the hall or fix the electrics. We didn't do anything, we...
by Martin
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

Me, Tom, Martin, Sean and James worked on the room last night. There are three machines installed with Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon): Server: Dual P3 500Mhz/512MB/4.3GB (300GB to be added for home dirs) Workstation 1: P4 1.7GHz/512MB/20GB Workstation 2: Athlon 1GHz/512MB/20GB The workstations are set u...
by Martin
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

by Martin
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: gold room, posters, plants etc
Replies: 4
Views: 3670

by Martin
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 20290

by Martin
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 20290

by Martin
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 20290

by Martin
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 20290

by Martin
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

by Martin
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

I have salvaged a bunch of good stuff out of what was getting thrown out of the infoseed rooms - we didn't have time to find it all at the dorkbot session. There are two more 1.7GHz Pentium 4 machines with 20GB hard drives, an Athlon 800, Celeron 600, two P3 500s and the old Infoseed server, a dual ...
by Martin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Yasmin here! Daniel?
Replies: 21
Views: 15544

We did this. I got some nice prints. If anybody else wants to do prints, I think I should now be able to talk you through setting up the darkroom, doing some printing, and then packing up. I would still like to learn to develop film, so if Daniel or anyone else who knows how to do that wants to teac...
by Martin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: ACTION room needs ACTION
Replies: 5
Views: 1908

I'm on my way in. Can't stay very long though as I have a bucket of stuff to do for work today.
by Martin
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 19945

I'm not sure how thin we're talking here, but if you mean just running an X server on the client and all the apps on the server then we'd need a hell of a server, and gigabit ethernet everywhere. I don't see the point really. The machines we took upstairs are P4s, P3s, fine on their own. Do a standa...
by Martin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Action working group minutes - 11 November 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3962

We have moved all the Dorkbot stuff, and what we think is the best of the computer gear, up to the new room and placed it in the northeast corner. We have shoved the settlement's junk further into the south end so there is a clearer area to work with now. There is a collection of extension leads by ...
by Martin
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: artist facilities working group 13 november
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Background on the electricity situation here: http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3692#16263 We didn't have any more luck finding a connection to that ring last night. Dan is trying to find out whether this room ever had power. In the meantime we have put a collection of extension leads b...

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