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by Martin
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 5098

That suggests it hasn't actually found it then. Looking around, it sounds like Sweex cards use the ISL3886 chip for which it seems there isn't actually a finished Linux driver. There is a hack to use the Windows driver in Linux, but it's a bit fiddly to set up: http://patrick.vande-walle.eu/software...
by Martin
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 5098

If it's found the card you don't need to get any drivers - Ubuntu's got its own.
by Martin
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: The Image Fulgurator
Replies: 1
Views: 2081

The Image Fulgurator

This guy runs an optical slave flash through an SLR backwards, to project images into other people's photographs at exactly the moment they take them:

http://www.juliusvonbismarck.com/fulgurator/idee.html

Seems like the sort of device the Forest should have!
by Martin
Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Sound Engineer Training
Replies: 22
Views: 4579

I'd like to come to this too. I quite often get asked to help out with the stuff since people know I do techy stuff, and then I wind up tracing cables and figuring something out on the spot. It would be good to know how everything's actually supposed to work.
by Martin
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artists facilties 3rd July
Replies: 13
Views: 4951

I was at the last one and will be at this one too.

If people with an interest in the computer situation can attend, we can come up with a solution. I have a few ideas.

Who's dealing with balcony stuff?
by Martin
Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: social centre in glasgow?
Replies: 10
Views: 2167

There was a place in Glasgow for a while some years ago, on Albion St. I know one of the people who was involved in it is still in Glasgow. If you're starting a list let me know and I'll see if she's interested.
by Martin
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 5098

I don't think it's ever going to be possible to run Premiere acceptably under Linux. It will load in a virtual machine (VMWare) but I expect video performance would be poor because it's not going to be accessing the video card directly. Give Cinelerra a try - read the tutorials etc as it might work ...
by Martin
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Camera missing after photography workshop - FOUND now!
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Found now - it was hiding amongst some stuff in the darkroom.
by Martin
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Camera missing after photography workshop - FOUND now!
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Camera missing after photography workshop - FOUND now!

Has anyone seen my camera? I lent it for use in the photography workshop Meghan ran last month. Meghan thought Xabina had it but that was actually a different one. Mine is a Minolta X-700 that once looked like this picture, but it's missing the front panel that says MINOLTA, so you can see some wire...
by Martin
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: stolen power plug
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

No, I told him before I'd look for one at home but the one I gave him was found at dorkbot while rummaging in the stash.
by Martin
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: stolen power plug
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Um. This might have accidentally wound up with Pitor. Dorkbot were scouring the stashes of old power supplies looking for a 15V one for the old laptop Pitor found in the free shop, also a Toshiba. One got found, but maybe it was yours...
by Martin
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: WiFi Password?
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Greg from Dorkbot had volunteered to get a distro running on the WRT54GL router that has been gathering dust in the action room, but he wasn't going to replace the existing router yet. Maybe he's set it up and left it running, giving a new "forest" network that has a password on. If you se...
by Martin
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: WiFi Password?
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Not me.
by Martin
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Computers are shitted
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

On oak there were some filesystem errors, sufficient that the system wouldn't mount the root filesystem. Booted from a CD, fscked it, and then it was fine. On willow there were I/O errors. I opened it up to look at the cable which seemed to be well attached at both ends. I took it off and reattached...
by Martin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Computers are shitted
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Fixed.
by Martin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: XSLT tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Weekdays are best for me, yeah, so long as it's not dorkbot night.
by Martin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: water
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

The gauge is cool but not essential. Don't tell Tim I said that about his plumbing though.
by Martin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: server
Replies: 9
Views: 4758

Feck, forgot the power connectors.

I have SATA data leads and all the screws you can eat. The power connectors should be obtainable from a computer shop in town for a couple of quid, or at Maplin.
by Martin
Fri May 30, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: XSLT tutorial
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

I'd be interested.
by Martin
Wed May 28, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the vegan endless "war on burritos"
Replies: 10
Views: 4988

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by Martin
Mon May 26, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: server
Replies: 9
Views: 4758

The SATA card is now in the top of the blue cabinet in the action room.

Go go go.
by Martin
Sun May 25, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: server
Replies: 9
Views: 4758

Any particular reason to use that rather than the old Infoseed dual-P3 server?
by Martin
Sun May 25, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: server
Replies: 9
Views: 4758

I've bought a SATA card for a tenner so we can just get on with things as planned. If we score a better machine off freecycle then fine, but it seems a dumb thing to be waiting on.
by Martin
Sun May 11, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Warning - our printer has a watermark
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Warning - our printer has a watermark

This may be of concern to some users of our printer. Like many color printers, ours prints a hidden watermark with the time, date and serial number of the printer. This watermarking system was developed to help trace counterfeiters, but the encoding has now become public knowledge, which means that ...
by Martin
Fri May 09, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: action room computer loose cables
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Electrical tape is your friend.
by Martin
Sun May 04, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: action room computer problems
Replies: 8
Views: 3539

Think we'd better tape these on.
by Martin
Sat May 03, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artist Facilities WG meeting 1/5/08
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Would need to make sure we can actually secure the desktop machines effectively with that. Laptops have a standard slot to take a security cable like that, I don't think these cases do. The cases came with little metal clips that you can put through a slot on the back and put a padlock through, but ...
by Martin
Thu May 01, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artist Facilities WG meeting 1/5/08
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Artist Facilities WG meeting 1/5/08

AFWG meeting 1/5/08 Present: Meghan, Martin L, Ryan, Lauren. Apologies: Nix Agenda: 1. Minutes from last meeting. 2. Screen printing. 3. Darkroom. 4. Swapping PAs. 5. Computers. 6. Golden Hour book. 7. Publishing task force. 1. FOLLOW UP. Computers - new stuff bought, 4th machine built, fileserver s...
by Martin
Thu May 01, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: art in the cafe july
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

This looks fucking sweet, bring it on.
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: events equip budget warning:
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

Hmm. Maybe the counter period is not the same as the specified lifespan.
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events equip budget warning:
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

I'm confused now, looking back through old threads for projector stuff.

This thread suggests we bought a new projector in July '07:

http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2930
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events equip budget warning:
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

I don't think we can have used it that much.

My bet is that the lifetime counter didn't get reset when the bulb was replaced last time. We may have not needed this replacement. Did we keep the old one?
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events equip budget warning:
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

When was the last time we needed a new bulb?
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Darkroom tonight!
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Darkroom tonight!

I'll be doing some printing tonight. Come along if you wanna know how.
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet boned
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Seems to have randomly fixed itself. I didn't change anything so I'm going to go with the hypothesis that the problem was at the ISP end.
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: events equip budget warning:
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

How much was the bulb, is that the only purchase? The way the budgets were worked out was thinking through everything that needed to be bought in a typical year. I don't recall projector bulbs featuring in the discussion so this might be considered an oversight. Then again, we shouldn't need to buy ...
by Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 4716

Remote storage in user accounts on the server is the only thing we need I think. For client machines it's easiest if they all just log in as forest. I don't think people will want to log out and log in all the time, it just creates more ways to set things wrong. Also this means we can use stock ubun...
by Martin
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: P.a. system
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

You can put this on the agenda for the meeting on Thursday. There's already a thread about it, go there and suggest this be discussed: http://www.theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4493 Better still come along. This is how decisions get made, not by posting stuff on the BB and assuming everybody ha...
by Martin
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet boned
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Internet boned

The ADSL is playing up, it connects okay but then stops working shortly after. I don't know if the problem is with our modem, or some issue with the phone line here, or if it's a problem at the other end. That modem has been rock-solid since I bought it and everything was working fine a few days ago...
by Martin
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: views on materialism?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2888

can we still have free will if we are living in a materialist world?


Daniel Dennett gave an excellent lecture on this topic at Edinburgh last year, which I believe may have been recorded.
by Martin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

Thoughts: Purpose-built CCTV systems will be expensive, and designed for always-on and record-everything, probably hard to adapt to what we want. Also frankly the quality is shit and this is continuously reflected in court cases where they're not up to scratch as evidence. I think we're best off wit...
by Martin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

Okay, how do we choose what to buy?
by Martin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

It's 640x480, 30fps. Gets motion blur in low light. But we'd need to spend Actual Money for better.
by Martin
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

Okay. I have the webcam that I bought already as requested by the last FWG meeting. Shall I bring that in and plug it into the kitchen machine and start testing things?
by Martin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

Another option is to have a rolling loop of say 10 minutes footage. If something's just happened, you hit a button and the last few minutes are saved for reference. If you don't, they're lost forever...
by Martin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8282

Polaroid is the ideal barred cam. Take photo, put in book. Everything else is a faff.

We should stock up on polaroid film though, it's going out of production.
by Martin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Darkroom tonight (sorry, cancelled)
Replies: 0
Views: 1558

Darkroom tonight (sorry, cancelled)

Sorry - have had to cancel as I'm going to be leaving town this evening
by Martin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Anyone else for the Ansel Adams exhibition?
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Think I'll be doing this around Friday lunchtime now, actually.
by Martin
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Action WG meeting Sunday 13th April
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Action WG meeting Sunday 13th April

ACTION WG MEETING 13/4/08 Present: Nix, Martin L, Meghan, Graeme, Gandolf, Olivier, Ras, Amelia Agenda 1. Use of action room 2. Workshops 3. Bikes 4. Knockengorroch 5. Action room door USE OF ACTION ROOM Poster now in action room explaining use of room. Kudos to whoever did it. Cleaning rota for act...
by Martin
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: People winking. Seriously. (A0 Proposal!)
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Ah, I see. Wrote the comment between your two posts.

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