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by Martin
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Blender Party Planning Minutes
Replies: 101
Views: 29911

How thick's the chain? A pair of bolt cutters will most likely do the trick.

CD decks would be neat to have but how much do you think they'd actually get used? Would probably cost something like 400-500 quid for a decent pair.
by Martin
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: espresso machine
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

It could be a really quick and simple fix. Worth at least getting it looked at.
by Martin
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the display fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 17045

Do we think the previous failure was faulty glass or is that just what happens to a display fridge when people lean on it for months as is inevitable with one in that position really?
by Martin
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 11267

Just to clarify I'm mentioning that to Andy in case it's useful to him, not to say that there shouldn't be forest ones. Though I think some thought needs to go into how a workshop will fit in to the local picture alongside the bike station, and if free how to keep it sustainable and not abused. Grae...
by Martin
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 11267

Andy, the bike station run a fix-your-own-bike thing on wednesdays and saturdays, 3 quid an hour for a stand and tools and grease and expert advice.
by Martin
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 24007

How about painting it to look like it's covered in shit?

Like trampled soil with dead plants and mud running down it and the odd stray twig or bit of garbage or used condom.
by Martin
Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 24007

It has been pointed out to me that all-black stairs can be considered a safety hazard - they should have some lighter shade on the edge of the step at least so you can see them easily.
by Martin
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Manifesto: copyright law
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

I don't see any reason calling something a "manifesto" would affect its status under copyright law. However, since (I would have thought) manifestos are generally things that the authors want to see as widely distributed as possible, there might exist statements in or accompanying them whi...
by Martin
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Forest has a Huge Hall available for Hire
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

There should be a sign in the kitchen facing the vollies about all the shit people could possibly ask about.
by Martin
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Forest has a Huge Hall available for Hire
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

by Martin
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Golden Hour Book Unleashed
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

A handful of photos from the launch:

http://www.23hq.com/photogroup/forest/tag/golden%20hour
by Martin
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Perl help
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

I was just over there for the CCC camp! Will be back in December for the congress. Terminal is just a window running your shell, the program that takes commands and runs them. If you run 'perl' from there, that's your interpreter. If you have a script you want to run, saved in a file, 'perl <filenam...
by Martin
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Perl help
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

The Llama Book is a good introduction. I have a copy around somewhere, will have a look.[/url]
by Martin
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Shifts to cover before the forest DIIIESSSSSSS
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

I get back to Edinburgh on Monday morning, can do any night shift that evening.
by Martin
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: SKIP PERMIT NEEDED.
Replies: 32
Views: 19372

At least as of last night, there's no lock on the left hand balcony door anyway.
by Martin
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Rowling
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

I think the first one was way best.
by Martin
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: "BOXWARS BEGAN" this SUNDAY 8th!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Alex - still want me to put any of these on 23hq?
by Martin
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Rowling
Replies: 8
Views: 5496

Oh fuck yes.
by Martin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: "BOXWARS BEGAN" this SUNDAY 8th!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

I'd like to keep my photos under my own 23hq account, so let me know which ones you want and I'll post them myself.
by Martin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: "BOXWARS BEGAN" this SUNDAY 8th!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Eh, who turned off HTML and editing? http://void.printf.net/~martin/photos/BoxwarsBegan/ http://void.printf.net/~martin/photos/BoxwarsBegan/.slide_dsc_3510.jpg http://void.printf.net/~martin/photos/BoxwarsBegan/.slide_dsc_3514.jpg http://void.printf.net/~martin/photos/BoxwarsBegan/.slide_dsc_3570.jp...
by Martin
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: "BOXWARS BEGAN" this SUNDAY 8th!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Photos are here:

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These are my favourites:

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by Martin
Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: "BOXWARS BEGAN" this SUNDAY 8th!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

I will bring my DSLR and probably something to shoot video on too. May not be able to stay till the end but should still be able to get plenty of stuff.
by Martin
Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Chaos Communication Camp, near Berlin, 8th-12th August
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

I was at the 2003 camp and will be going this year too.
by Martin
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Online bookings
Replies: 13
Views: 6409

Does this need user accounts for regular users? Does it need to be integrated with the BB? Or is it just a standalone thing?
by Martin
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Online bookings
Replies: 13
Views: 6409

It's a pretty straightforward job.
by Martin
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Forest MySpace Account
Replies: 36
Views: 33977

How about pasting up that tirade against MySpace from CIA Nights a while back?
by Martin
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Forest MySpace Account
Replies: 36
Views: 33977

do it.
by Martin
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Forest MySpace Account
Replies: 36
Views: 33977

Hmm, that's a shame. I guess on Facebook it would need to be a group rather than a user account. It could be less like an official presence maybe then, more like an "I hang out in the Forest Cafe" group.
by Martin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Excessive noise? To discuss
Replies: 36
Views: 26370

Or £20 for a simpler analogue one.
by Martin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Excessive noise? To discuss
Replies: 36
Views: 26370

We could get a noise meter for the cafe for £49 and agree a real volume limit, rather than bickering about who thought what was too loud.
by Martin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Forest MySpace Account
Replies: 36
Views: 33977

But I should add that I agree it shouldn't become second-rate publicity. If the blog posts are crap, delete them. Keep the presence minimal, enough that people can see at a glance what forest is, how they can play here, and big fat link to real website.
by Martin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Forest MySpace Account
Replies: 36
Views: 33977

I think it's nice to keep some sort of myspace presence because of the number of bands and other artists who use it. It's cool to see all the great people who play here linked there. As stands it prominently directs people to the website, which is fine. It takes no effort to leave it there and who k...
by Martin
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Excessive noise? To discuss
Replies: 36
Views: 26370

10dB = Falling leaf 140dB = Jet taking off so fourteen leaves falling at once is as loud as a jetplane? The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit. The difference between 10dB and 140dB is a factor of 10^13, not 14. So more like ten trillion leaves fallling at once is as loud as a jet plane. Not that y...
by Martin
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this BB working: test
Replies: 17
Views: 8163

I am in a tent! In Norway! But also here.
by Martin
Mon May 14, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

Seems like it would be good to get lots of people involved in looking for and discussing places. Arranging viewings etc could still go on here.
by Martin
Fri May 11, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

I used to live round the corner from that church, often wondered what the deal with it was. It sounds like the owners might be glad of some rent for it - let's get in touch. I also think we should look into the place on St Mary's Street (the one for rent at £17.5K), and also that shopfront near the ...
by Martin
Thu May 10, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

The other thing is that I don't think it would be wise to commit to buying a building without having at least a year or so's experience of trying to run the forest in it. There isn't any way to be totally sure in advance what locations are going to work well enough.
by Martin
Thu May 10, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

The problem is not just the money, it's getting the mortgage. No bank is going to give us one without a thorough business plan and multiple years of audited accounts, which we don't have.
by Martin
Thu May 10, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

I don't think the forest is in any position to take out a decades-long mortgage. I thought this conclusion had already been reached.
by Martin
Tue May 08, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

Possibly. In any case, we just want to rent a building, not buy a pub business.
by Martin
Tue May 08, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

So they're selling the business, not re-letting the space. The rent is £20K, which makes more sense.
by Martin
Tue May 08, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

Should we call about the one by the Tron? What do we say? I presume we intend to stay in Bristo Place till the end of August.
by Martin
Tue May 08, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

Man, it's true. It amazes me what the c-base and CCC can afford to have over there.
by Martin
Tue May 08, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Location Location
Replies: 48
Views: 49936

Reconnaisance Mission #1: North Bridge to Newington Road

I went for a walk earlier this evening from North Bridge down through Nicholson Street and Clerk Street to Newington Road, noting down every unused shopfront in sight on the way. I'm going to repeat this for some other areas. My aim here is not just to look for places we would definitely be interest...

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