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by chombee
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fothcoming Volunteer Party
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Yeah, clearly volunteer parties are not forest working group only.
by chombee
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: CCTV Meet - 20th Apr
Replies: 22
Views: 8235

I can do some work on this at the weekend, making posters and stuff, if needed. I'll be at the NM training Friday night so we can talk about it then, There seem to be lots of people around who don't want to volunteer in the kitchen, but would be happy to be in the space doing this Tranquility thing....
by chombee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind The Scenes - 17th April 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6629

We Dream The City say:

We will of course keep you informed as the project progresses. Let me
know who is interested on Forrest's side, and we'll set up a meeting
to bainstorm weaving Forrest in to the action.
All the best,
- Daniel
by chombee
Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind The Scenes - 17th April 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6629

So how do We Dream The City arrange to get their grant from us? I need to reply to them but don't know what to tell them.
by chombee
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind the Scenes Working Group: thurs. 17th ---8.30
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

For the agenda:

* Monthly grant. We've had three applications so far.

* If there has been any progress on the new website, I'd like to know.

I felt the last BTS meeting was a bit unnecessarily long. That can be depressing. Would like to keep this one to a schedule.
by chombee
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the cult of scientology
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

I'm not sure about allowing neo-nazis to run events although if anyone will pick up the Tenerife travel guide that we have in the library and turn to the center page photograph they will get a surprise. I'm not sure if scientology is quite the same as other religions, I think they're quite active in...
by chombee
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the cult of scientology
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

Okay, scientology is bad yes, I don't have a problem with showing films or whatever at the forest to draw attention to the bad things they do. Also this wouldn't necessarily hace to be Anonymous' stuff. But maybe you can settle some of my worries about Anonymous. Much of what I've seen from this cam...
by chombee
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

Well, the offer is there, but time is ticking down for someone to say we want it, once I get round to putting it on freecycle if someone wants it it's gone.
by chombee
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

I am happy to bring this mac into the action room if it's wanted but do observe the spec I posted above, it's rather low. And it needs a new hard drive.
by chombee
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the cult of scientology
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

I worry that anonymous are not people we would want to support either, and their campaign seems counter-productive, just giving scientology more attention and allowing them to play the religious persecution card. Does scientology really need dealing with in this way? I thought they were doing a pret...
by chombee
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe & Events working group – 2 april 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 5731

A plan for the future would be to hook the mac up to the jukebox then it could be automatically backed to the server like the action room computers are going to be.
by chombee
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

So I did get it to boot linux but off an ATA hard drive that I connected directly to the mobo, not via the PCI-to-SCSI card. Presumably it could be made to boot OS X just as easily. It was kinda slow, I gotta admit. Does anybody want this computer? Come round to my flat and you can have it. It seems...
by chombee
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: grey-computer in the old office
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Crunchbang ftw. But seriously, let us try and stick to just one distro for forest machines to keep confusion within control. Hardy is not far off (less than a month I think), so wait for it to come out and then do a fresh install. But if you want to get to the bottom of why nautilus is crashing, run...
by chombee
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Scribus Open source
Replies: 8
Views: 2832

There may be other video editors that are better than jokosher or whatever.
by chombee
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 4702

Can't commit any time to this right now either, I may have a spare day on a weekend soon but can't really foresee it in advsance. I think this one may lie dormant for a while until someone has time to pick it up. I second Martin's options for buying though.
by chombee
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: linux installation assistance
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

You want a linux mailing list such as edlug, the Edinburgh Linux Users Group, or one of ubuntu's mailing list or forums: http://www.ubuntu.com/support/communitysupport or those of another linux distro, or general linux help forums. This forum is about fixing things that are broken at the forest.
by chombee
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Controversial film idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Hell yes. And schnews are awesome. I believe it has already been arranged?
by chombee
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 4702

Yeah we need this, the new action room computers are filling up with files all over the desktop, and people are all sharing the one user account and complaining that other people keep changing the user preferences, especially for printing. Could we set up user accounts such that people can use the s...
by chombee
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: printers action room
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

It doesn't seem likely that there's a way to prevent the printer settings from being changed/saved/ They are a user preference, the user is allowed to set them. Think the way around this might be to give people who use the computers often their own accounts. It would be nice if you could create an a...
by chombee
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Old Power Mac G3, do we want?
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

Hngh. I've discovered that these particular macs shipped with a broken version of openfirmware and it's notoriously difficult to get them to boot anything. And this one doesn't just have to boot from where it expects to find a hard drive, but from a SCSI drive connected to a PCI-to-SCSI card. It was...
by chombee
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Behind The Scenes working group meeting: Thurs 20th
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Behind The Scenes working group meeting: Thurs 20th

Thurs 20th March, 8pm, in the forest, according to my diary. All are invited. Where exactly do we meet for this? Bottom-liners: chombee and ravanwin. This working group deals with: Business & Admin, Projects & Grants, Shop, Website. Points for the agenda: I don't have any, but Milk has been ...
by chombee
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Student Flats on the meadows - no deal!
Replies: 18
Views: 5774

Ugh, This is terrible.
by chombee
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: -- Stuff that needs updating/fixing/doing with the website
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

beev: installing wordpress is no problem. but is there a plan for making it look cool? can a blog ever look good enough for our site? i need convincing. Hmm. Well, I am okay-ish at web design but am not a graphic artist. As far as I know we don't have an active webby graphic artist with us right now...
by chombee
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 13854

Was in the forest today, the gold room is basically the free shop. There is the overflowing/strewn all over the place free shop, including a stack of crates as tall as a man again , then there is one table with only a couple of chairs, the free Internet, and the plants. And the message boards. That'...
by chombee
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: -- Stuff that needs updating/fixing/doing with the website
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Totally missed this meeting, sorry. I'm into the idea of investigating whether our whole site could be done as a wordpress blog. I'm totally up for working on it once I have a bit more time on my hands. Think the problems with it run deeper and just sorting it out within joomla. Was talking to James...
by chombee
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: 10-12 Menu
Replies: 42
Views: 17771

Call me a purist but I say a crisp sandwich can ONLY be made with margarine and plain crisps and nothing else. Anything else should be considered a a volunteer cock-up of hilarious proportions.
by chombee
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3556

It's quite ridiculous how much trouble I went to trying to fix this and how much more I would have done if I hadn't run out of time. You just don't think to check if it's plugged in.
by chombee
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3556

Crazy. That definitely wasn't me by the way. Where is the main phone socket anyway? So this pppoe discovery thing ... I'm trying to understand why it was failing. It turns out the cables and switch connecting the PC to the modem were fine. And as I recall the modem was turned on even if it wasn't pl...
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Toilet Cleaning Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 3757

Toilet Cleaning Posters

Posters asking people to clean the toilets for £5 and to not mess up the toilets. Enough detail? Clean Our Toilets 1 Clean Our Toilets 2 Urinating while standing is forbidden 1 Urinating while standing is forbidden 2 Urinating while standing is forbidden 3 Source files (SVG/Inkscape) All art grabbed...
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Max upload limit reached
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Max upload limit reached

for all uploads on the bb. Can't upload any more files. Can this be fixed easily? Or should we look into a better way of uploading and archiving all our posters and stuff?
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3556

I agree. The replacing will be no more work than fixing what we already have (just for it to break again one day). I was gonna suggest the same but was waiting until I had a specific place to buy one from. But since you offer Swithun... It was a WRT54GL. Careful though, I've heard recent models in t...
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: 10-12 Menu
Replies: 42
Views: 17771

10-12 Menu:

* Crisp sandwich



How long will it take before somebody makes one wrong? And how will they get it wrong? I messed up jam on toast the other day. I made margarine and jam on toast.
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: I Am The Free Shop, take what you can, leave what I need.
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

I Am The Free Shop, take what you can, leave what I need.

Take what you can. Oh god please take something , take it away! Oh the free shop. I think sorting out the free shop is one of the worst jobs the forest has. I really hate it. Maybe it's just me. Anyway today I think I threw out 3 rubbish bags full of total crap (such as dozens of floppy disk drives ...
by chombee
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3556

I had a look yesterday and sure enough the server is not booting all the way. It is saying "Unable to complete PPPoE discovery." (The discovery times out.) So I guess this means it can't find the modem for some reason. The modem is connected to a switch which is connected to the server. Al...
by chombee
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down today
Replies: 13
Views: 3556

Internet down today

It was out when I was at forest at 3 today. As far as I know it's still down. I heard milk looked at it after I left, learn anything milk? What I saw was: I could ping the server (using internal IP address) from the action room and get a response. But I could not ssh to the server. ('Connection refu...
by chombee
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Drupal Meetings at the Forest
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Hey wow, we have a drupal users group meeting at the forest? That might +1 drupal for anyone future forest website if it does happen.
by chombee
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

What's the 21st? I wrote the wg meeting down as the 19th. Am I being stupid?
by chombee
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

I don't think this is a case of one person blocking the group decision. The consensus process hasn't been applied to the cleaner thing yet. We have only had an open discussion about it on the bb. We'll do the consensus tonight and will have a decision. Dan, I think it would be great to get these peo...
by chombee
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web Updates::: help
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

P.S. according to new meeting times Ryan just posted next BTS wg meeting is Tues 19th Feb, 8:30. That's like a week and a half from now. If interested in website stuff, put it in your diary?
by chombee
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web Updates::: help
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Can't make it tomorrow. But we have a few people around who've been talking about doing stuff with the wesbite. Myself, milk, martinc, maybe some others, and now this woman. We should all come to a Behind the Scenes working group meeting soon.
by chombee
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

Will be there tomorrow. People, we work by consensus. That is how we make decisions together as a group. You cannot do consensus decision making with discussion. This attitude of all action no talk that has appeared is destructive. Oh god Shannon please no! We are def suffering from too much talk an...
by chombee
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Writing on the site
Replies: 6
Views: 3148

Oh, P.S., another point about the existing site. Ryan updates his page. No one knows. I don't think there is any way to know when something gets updated except to browse to that page? If Ryan had a blog category instead, then what Ryan posts would pop up on the front page in with everything else.
by chombee
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Writing on the site
Replies: 6
Views: 3148

Danny, that definitely doesn't normally happen with wordpress. It sounds like your stylesheet was messed up. It shouldn't have been, Beev: Wp makes it easy to publish your thoughts in a matter of seconds, but is it up to hosting all our media stuff, and presenting it in a coherent way? Yeah that's t...
by chombee
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

Oh no that obviously wasn't what he tried to say. Damn, I look stupid again.
by chombee
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

I think beev may have fallen victim to those word replacement rules that the board has? (pet trainer)

Let's see:

kitchen manager
by chombee
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Writing on the site
Replies: 6
Views: 3148

I've actually been thinking about this and talking to a few people. But my idea was to make it easier to post the site by ... using wordpress instead of what we have. Now I am confused. The site already has wordpress? Wordpress is clumsy? I thought that posting to a wordpress blog was as easy as pos...
by chombee
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Sign out front.
Replies: 77
Views: 31738

I just had a potato with curry, two salads and a coffee at the forest and it was fucking amazing*
by chombee
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: a forest wiki, rfc
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

That can happen, it's a major problem for someone like wikipedia say, but you can also set it up so that only people with accounts can edit it and then only give accounts to people we know. It depends what we want to do. It could be public like the bb, where we attempt to let random joe publics get ...
by chombee
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: a forest wiki, rfc
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

It makes is quicker and easier for lots of people to add stuff to the site without having to know much technical stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Actually I've changed my mind, I think a wiki would be a bad idea for the forest, as it's not fundamentally any easier to use than the CMS we have...
by chombee
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: a forest wiki, rfc
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

And organising the board so that it's easy to know where to find stuff.

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