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by chombee
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Videos on Website
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

tis easy to embed youtube videos, just a copy and paste, right milk?
by chombee
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: desktops in action room
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

I don't really think we need usb sticks or offsite storage, we can put our hard drives to use.
by chombee
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: desktops in action room
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

Yeah we should get together. I spent all weekend sorting out the music and jukebox, so am not keen to take the lead on this one, but I'll come along
by chombee
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: desktops in action room
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

If we want to stop people from installing programs we can just take away the necessary permissions. As for user quotas, depends on the size of the hard drives and the number of users, I think they might be 80GB drives. I would go for no enforced quotas, but then if one user fills up the whole disc i...
by chombee
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: desktops in action room
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

I think we are using the computers wrong. Thing is, Ubuntu is designed to be a mulit-user system in which each user has an account and logs into that account when they use the computer. You're not meant to have everyone using one login like we do. Ubuntu thinks that all of us are one person and beha...
by chombee
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: desktops in action room
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

Oy. I guess we should come round one day and do that rsync thing we've been talking about.
by chombee
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

The Linux Emporium sells linux compatible wireless cards in the UK, either buy one from them or find the same model somewhere else:

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/wireless/
by chombee
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Big Fauz Pas Friday July 4th
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Big Fauz Pas Friday July 4th

We gave them a grant to do their performance. These guys want to be shown how to use the lights and sound system in the hall. I don't know. Who should I put Jose in touch with this time? As far as I know there is no permanent sound system in the hall, so it sounds like they want to move the PA upsta...
by chombee
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Sounds like you're doing the right thing. Ubuntu will detect your Windows installation and offer to resize it for you and install Windows alongside. Just make sure you choose the 'Resize partition whatever and used freed space' option instead of the 'use entire hard drive' option. It is very easy th...
by chombee
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Well, Premiere not withstanding, I was just over at my friends place, they use Windows virtual machines on Ubuntu a lot. They say it is really easy to setup and then pretty much works just as if you had Windows installed. Their only caveat was accessing external hardware, if you connect a bluetooth ...
by chombee
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goodbye Windows..hello Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

I don't think Adobe Premiere will work in Wine, that's my guess. In general, not all programs work under wine, some do, some don't. My advice is to avoid it. Trying to force programs from one proprietary system to work on a completely different open system is ugly. Your best bet for getting stuff li...
by chombee
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: July 4th event poster -- can this go up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Also text:

Dance Performance
*DO NOT DANCE UK *presents "*Big Faux Pas"*
Friday 8pm
Above the Forest Cafe in the Hall
Free Admission.
Come enjoy dance works by the DO NOT DANCE UK collective. A night of short
experimental and technical dances.
by chombee
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Event listings
Replies: 1
Views: 1249

Event listings

You know, those little paper ones we've had for the last few weeks. Great stuff. Who makes them? I think Olivier was doing it but it's been someone else recently. Jose is organising an event for a week on Friday and has a poster for it, which he requests goes in the listings. The poster is here: htt...
by chombee
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: July 4th event poster -- can this go up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

July 4th event poster -- can this go up?

I don't have access, but Jose sent me this poster. Someone put it on the site?
by chombee
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the scenes working group meet, TOMORROW (Thurs) 8.30
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Behind the scenes working group minutes, 19 Jun 2008. I want to apologise about the faciliation for this meeting. I was sort-of-not-officially facilitating, basically it wasn't really facilitated, but it needed to be because when we all just have a conversation and talk at once the European voluntee...
by chombee
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the scenes working group meet, TOMORROW (Thurs) 8.30
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Behind the scenes working group meet, TOMORROW (Thurs) 8.30

Add your agenda points here. Mine: The monthly £100 grant. We have had a number of exciting applications: blind cider date , Voices of the Wilderness , Bosnian folk music . Ryan, did you receive a CD from two clowns? If so that is another £100 application, and also a guy called JM told me he was gon...
by chombee
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Basic Bike Maintenance - Saturday 14th June 2pm.
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

This was on faceberk but not our own site. Sob. Ryan, if you want to be reminded of things there is this great site called rememberthemilk.com.
by chombee
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: mural in downstairs hall way for august
Replies: 12
Views: 3839

This seems to be the overriding rift within the forest that in order to exude control on quality (or rather - maintain a unified theme or style) we seem to believe this negatively affects "openness". Does it? Not necessarily, I think a balance can be struck. For example, if we saw the ben...
by chombee
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: The SHOP NEW LOGO COMPETITION
Replies: 15
Views: 5415

There's a place near my house in Newcastle that tries to imitate the honest ed's signage approach but with a geordie twist to it, and let me tell you its fucking horrible. They sell carpets. Honest Ed may be responsible for spawning thousands of awful copy cats.
by chombee
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: meadows tent
Replies: 25
Views: 4123

I've worked in bars before. We can figure it out. It isn't hard.
by chombee
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: meadows tent
Replies: 25
Views: 4123

Someone write in my shifts for me? Dunno when I'll be able to drop by.
by chombee
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: meadows tent
Replies: 25
Views: 4123

Sat:

11-3
12-2
12-5 Sean
2-5
3-6

Sun:

11-3 Sean
12-2
12-5
2-5
3-6
by chombee
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: meadows tent
Replies: 25
Views: 4123

So is there a rota yet? I'm happy to do a whole day at the bar, or half of one day then half on the next, or maybe all or most of both days if pushed. Depends how many other people want to be on the bar and how many we need on the bar at a time. I like the idea of serving beer on the meadows all day...
by chombee
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: for all you open source fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

I think the forest should pay for my tickets so I can go to this and have a good time.
by chombee
Wed May 28, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: coffee
Replies: 3
Views: 2935

Nice Swithun. I went to a film showing/talk from the Scottish Zapatista Solidarity Campaign at the weekend. Did you know that this Scottish group is twinned with a Zapa autonomous municipality in Mexico? They have direct communication with them, send representatives to visit them, and raise money fo...
by chombee
Tue May 27, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the vegan endless "war on burritos"
Replies: 10
Views: 4502

A lot of customers seem to look at our wraps and think they are the burritos. It's an understandable mistake. Then they will ask for it to be heated up, or sometimes silly volunteers will offer to microwave wraps. I hadn't heard of someone actually ordering a burrito and getting a grilled wrap on a ...
by chombee
Tue May 20, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Screen hinges for old thinkpad
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Screen hinges for old thinkpad

Anyone know anything about fixing or replacing these?

I've got an old X22, a super portable thinkpad, not a bad little machine, but the screen hinges are so nackered that it just falls all the way open, you have to prop the screen up against something.
by chombee
Sun May 18, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Working Group: thurs. 15th may ---8.30
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

Hey Nix, if you want some sort of mobile zine publishing, a laptop and a desktop printer and scanner seems like the way to go, because they are mobile, they are designed more to be moved around easily and not break. They are slower, but how much printing are you expecting to do? A desktop computer a...
by chombee
Thu May 15, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Working Group: thurs. 15th may ---8.30
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

P.S. read the shop section of those minutes cause I had some new post-meeting thoughts on it and I just shoved them into the minutes.
by chombee
Thu May 15, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes Working Group: thurs. 15th may ---8.30
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

I didn't finish these minutes off properly before I got Ryan to post them for me. Here is the better version. This is the working group meeting to come to -- no action points actually assigned to people! Action Points * Next Behind The Scenes meeting: We need to decide what to do about the tax situa...
by chombee
Wed May 14, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: meadows tent
Replies: 25
Views: 4123

Yeah could help out on the day, at the bar or whatever, give me a shout.
by chombee
Wed May 14, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: EVS Party
Replies: 11
Views: 2019

They are gonna be SO embarassed.
by chombee
Wed May 14, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Tranquility Team
Replies: 2
Views: 832

It's great to see someone taking this on.
by chombee
Mon May 12, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Warning - our printer has a watermark
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Maybe print out the EFF info and stick in on the printer as a warning.
by chombee
Sat May 10, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: 'Working' in the cave
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

'Working' in the cave

I just remembered I was night managing on Thursday night and I had a number of people try to take free sandwiches and cakes because they said they were 'working' in the cave. Instead of asking, they just walk into the kitchen and try to take the food. Then when I stop them they give me a story desig...
by chombee
Sat May 10, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Licence to kill cafe culture
Replies: 1
Views: 700

I was just about to post this. The disturbing headline is a bit of an exaggeration but still this is stupid.
by chombee
Fri May 09, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Personal Plea: Hi-Fi Equiptment Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 739

You can also put a request out on freecycle. I have an old, not very good hifi that I don't want. It's a CD player, but it skips a lot, maybe that can be fixed, and a pair of speakers. We have another pair of speakers in our basement too. They're not very good though, I'm not sure you would want any...
by chombee
Tue May 06, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Meeting about tranquility implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 2985

Sorry, at 6.
by chombee
Mon May 05, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Meeting about tranquility implementation
Replies: 5
Views: 2985

Meeting about tranquility implementation

Not a proper forest meeting but I'm meeting a couple of people in the cafe tomorrow who are interested in doing this tranquility thing. We want to discuss how to implement it and hopefully come up with some sort of proposal for the cafe & events working group. If you're interested, why not come ...
by chombee
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3893

Well if all we want is remote accounts on the server SSH will do the trick. GNOME programs in general, the file browser, the text editor, the PDF viewer, etc., can work over SSH, though for some programs you will doubtless have to copy the file locally to work on it then copy it back (I'm thinking o...
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tranquility Team!
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

I don't have the fonts I used at home here at work, so it's writing the meeting time on by hand. Here's a 4*a5 version for printing flyers of it. I got an email from tranquility people, they are trying to organise a meeting of the Scottish climate activists group about forming a tranquility team for...
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Opening times
Replies: 5
Views: 2853

I didn't spot that. Alex, what are you trying to pull here? It's probably because it takes 30 minutes to get the kitchen ready.
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tranquility Team!
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Oh alright then. I'll do it before I print them.
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Opening times
Replies: 5
Views: 2853

Source.
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Opening times
Replies: 5
Views: 2853

Opening times

From Alex. Alex will print these.
by chombee
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tranquility Team!
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Tranquility Team!

So. James is talking to someone about training. Someone is gonna make a rota. Apparently there are people around who don't volunteer in the kitchen who would be up for doing this tranquility thing. But, we don't just want randoms signing up for tranquility shifts. We need to work out the details. So...
by chombee
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3893

The easiest kind of file sharing to setup is SSH. Give each user an account on the server, then from any client they can login to their server account over SSH and browse the files graphically. You just need to instal openssh server on the server and openssh client on the clients, no setup needed. F...
by chombee
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: File server setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3893

No it looks like you're onto it. Do you know how to setup this NIS stuff? I was talking to Erik Chakravarty, who's a computing consultant who's helped out a bit at the forest before. We thought that perhaps you just make a shared /home partition on the server, shared with NFS (which is not the same ...
by chombee
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: How to order an XO laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 4219

Thought people might be interested in this. Edlug are hosting a live demo of a pair of XOs and what you can do with them: "One Laptop Per Child" by Arron Finnon The next meeting of EdLUG is on Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm at The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, St Marys Street Edinbu...

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