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by chombee
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 28572

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

What's the situation Mike? Stevie and I tried to have a look today. Above the kitchen seems to be a router and a switch but no modem. In the spare router box is a modem and a router and a couple of power supplies, but seemingly not the right power supply for the modem (wrong voltage). In the office ...
by chombee
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 28572

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

If more than one router is available, keep the other(s) somewhere safe (in the office) as spares for when the next time this happens.
by chombee
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 28572

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

Surely forest can buy a new router?
by chombee
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 28572

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

Thanks Mike. It's quite important to get this sorted. Birgit is having to enter events into tumblr in the cafe and is hardly ever able to actually logon (not helped by tumblr itself being unreliable as well). Also I keep meeting with people in the cafe to talk about web stuff and finding we can't br...
by chombee
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 21858

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Thanks Mike.

By the way, although I do like sarcastic jokes and pretty pictures, I actually think these plain menus look very nice!
by chombee
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 21858

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Update the web page. Can you update the PDF link Swithun?

Unfortunately the tool I used to convert the PDF to PNG image files for the web page has changed the fonts a bit. Might try again later from my computer at work, which didn't seem to do that.
by chombee
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Films@TheForest Fundraiser - 25th of Feb.
Replies: 27
Views: 9590

Re: Films@TheForest Fundraiser - 25th of Feb.

Hey, these should go on the forest website as well? You can email them to Birgit at events@theforest.org.uk
by chombee
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 21858

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Can someone upload the menu PDF to theforest.org.uk server so I can link to it on cafe page? Thanks
by chombee
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options
Replies: 45
Views: 21858

Re: What has happened to the menus? Redesign options

Putting this on the website now. Felafel should be falafel?
by chombee
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Forest Website Is Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: New Forest Website Is Up

Thanks to Swithun, Duncan and Mike it's now blog.theforest.org.uk.

theforest.org.uk and forestcafe.tumblr.com redirect to it. We couldn't get it showing up directly at theforest.org.uk without breaking our @theforest.org.uk email addresses.
by chombee
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Forest Website Is Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: New Forest Website Is Up

It's good to know about Gelato for the future, I mean, it's good to know that the option exists, but I imagine it would be quite a big job to move from tumblr to gelato and I wouldn't have time to work on it anytime soon. I've put in a lot of time on the website over the last month and am planning t...
by chombee
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Forest Website Is Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: New Forest Website Is Up

The banner logo is actually just a temporary placeholder, something better is in the works. bb link is on the contact page. Swithun is looking into using theforest.org.uk instead of forestcafe.tumblr.com. I agree that it sucks, but I'm not sure if it's going to be possible or not. Mike has looked in...
by chombee
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: New Forest Website Is Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

New Forest Website Is Up

Just went live. Take a look, and donate or buy something for the Save The Forest campaign! We are still waiting for a few pieces of art and some writing and editing to come in, these will be added to the site soon. Let us know if you find any mistakes: email website@theforest.org.uk. If you would li...
by chombee
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Request: Forest Online Storage Locker
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

Re: Request: Forest Online Storage Locker

Sounds like a good place to start
by chombee
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Request: Forest Online Storage Locker
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

Request: Forest Online Storage Locker

Hey, I have my hands full with the website so if anyone could do this research for me that would be great! We really need an online storage space to keep a lot of Forest files: source files for logos and posters, photos, PDFs like the Press Pack. I'm thinking about the kind of stuff that is useful f...
by chombee
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6641

Re: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

That Medina post is generally incoherent! :)
by chombee
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6641

Re: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

Thanks Neil. I've integrated that into the Info & Donations page and also edited the rest of the page. I think it's looking alright now, except that it needs a couple of good images to break up the text:

http://forestcafe.tumblr.com/savetheforest

The How You Can Help page still needs fixing up.
by chombee
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6641

Re: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

The Info & Donations page really needs its text editing (too long and repetitive, I cut-pasted it all together from multiple sources) and needs some good images to break up the text. The How You Can Help page needs the same, and some general updating and fixing up. Some of the suggestions should...
by chombee
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6641

Re: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

Thanks Milk, What date should the Medina post say? And I will correct it. (I didn't write it, and I don't have a facebook account so I can't follow the link to find out). Also, isn't there a poster for this Medina event? That broken link is my fault (I deleted a couple of old blog posts and moved th...
by chombee
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 6641

Save The Forest website reorganisation and help needed

I've reorganised the Save The Forest content on the website. It was a real mess, hopefully this clarifies things better. I've collected information from three blog posts (that were buried and unfindable under all the other blog posts) and the press pack and put it together into two static pages abou...
by chombee
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Please submit forest videos for website
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: Please submit forest videos for website

Could be. I also increased the number of posts per page from whatever it used to be to 15 (the maximum), that might have something to do with it. There's only 3 or 4 videos on the front page anyway. I'll try not to post too many. They can be queued up and one posted every week. I was thinking of doi...
by chombee
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Please submit forest videos for website
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Please submit forest videos for website

A Google Video search for "Forest Cafe" Edinburgh finds about 270 videos: videos of events, short documentaries about the forest, Ben Lancaster's christmas messages, etc etc. You can save a Google Alert so that you'll get an email whenever a new video hits those search results. I've posted...
by chombee
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Tumblr password changed
Replies: 0
Views: 1650

Tumblr password changed

I have changed our tumblr password. This is because I'm planning to make changes to the site, some small some big, and currently I don't know who/how many people have the password. I've PM'd the new pass to Catalina cause I'm told she does all the events posts. If you need or want to post to the sit...
by chombee
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: IT/website coordinator?
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: IT/website coordinator?

Sure go ahead, I've PM'd you an email address to use for me.
by chombee
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: IT/website coordinator?
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: IT/website coordinator?

Right now I don't think there is anyone. I agree someone needs to be the go to person for the website, and someone needs to coordinate everyone who's posting to it and exert some quality control, it's getting to be a bit of a mess. I'm interested in taking this on and giving the website some love. I...
by chombee
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website stuff yetafuckinggain
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: website stuff yetafuckinggain

Could you take the old site offline? We don't need a complete wildcard redirect to tumblr, we just need those pages to go offline so that (in time, when google updates its index) they will stop appearing in google searches.
by chombee
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website stuff yetafuckinggain
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: website stuff yetafuckinggain

Agree, many links to the old drupal site come up in a lot of google searches, e.g. if you google "the forest cafe edinburgh".
by chombee
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Edinburgh Odeon update
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: Edinburgh Odeon update

They've probably got no chance of getting the Odeon, but I think it'd be worth having a chat with Sarah Colquhoun and her ten friends anyway.

http://www.thenewvictoria.com/

https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl= ... Project%22
by chombee
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: really awesome postgrad looking for a flatmates (and flat)
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: really awesome postgrad looking for a flatmates (and fla

if you're reading this message board that might be enough


If only you knew...
by chombee
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: QoS solution for streaming Sunday's hall fashion show?
Replies: 8
Views: 3275

Re: QoS solution for streaming Sunday's hall fashion show?

How about just turn off the wireless?
by chombee
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Anyone want a free VPS on gandi.net (for one month)?
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Anyone want a free VPS on gandi.net (for one month)?

I used to have a VPS on gandi.net and now they're trying to get me back by sending me promo codes. I can give the promo to someone else. It gives you a VPS for one month for free. Anyone want it?

They were pretty awesome when I used them, but I went back to sdf.org for the community.
by chombee
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goggle
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: Goggle

Oh well, thanks for looking into it. It's probably the kind of thing that very few people care about anyway. It's cool that forest is so high on google, a lot of people must link to it. On a Duck Duck Go search for 'the forest' we're the second link under 'Places', second to a disused Australian rai...
by chombee
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Goggle
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: Goggle

I wonder if tumblr does good search engine awareness for us? We're also no. 1 when you search for 'forest cafe'. But two things are really annoying. Our number 1 URL is http://forestcafe.tumblr.com/ not our nice http://www.theforest.org.uk/ that we pay for. The no .3 URL when you search for 'forest ...
by chombee
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Action Room computer clearout TOMORROW
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Action Room computer clearout TOMORROW

I stayed up really late last night programming and then slept in. You're lucky. The stuff is going this afternoon though.
by chombee
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Action Room computer clearout TOMORROW
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Action Room computer clearout TOMORROW

All broken or disused computers in the action room are going to the dump tomorrow. If you want to salvage anything, come in and take it home with you tonight.
by chombee
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Carpet

Great. I don't know what time the skip is arriving and I have to be somewhere else tomorrow anyway so I probably won't be there. A couple of rolls of carpet in the cave sound like they'll do the job.
by chombee
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Carpet

I found a rug to go under the skip tomorrow morning. It's not big enough on its own, one more rug like it should do, if anyone can find one. They probably won't cover the whole underneath of the skip but should get all four corners.
by chombee
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web site aims?
Replies: 12
Views: 6045

Re: web site aims?

I was thinking that the front page could be something like the archive . with 7 days worth of events on it in similar format .It really good way of having lots of info on a page . Good idea! This is very easy to do if we want to do it, it's just a case of changing our tumblr theme to a grid-style o...
by chombee
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Drink?
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Drink?

I'll come to the cafe 7ish!
by chombee
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5009

Re: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?

If we ever bought PCs for the action room again (and I'm not saying we should) maybe we should go for something like the Fit-PC: http://www.slipperybrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/fitpc-linux-fanless.jpg They're tiny desktop PCs. They take up no floor or desk space. You can get brackets for the...
by chombee
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5009

Re: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?

Keyboards and mice are cheap and easy to get. If someone is offering a decent, working computer we obviously aren't going to turn it down because it doesn't come with keyboard and mouse! More news soon if I decide I can be bothered to waste my time only for things to get broken after a few days. I k...
by chombee
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web site aims?
Replies: 12
Views: 6045

Re: web site aims?

It does need to be a collaboration between a graphic designer and a coder (assuming your graphic designer can't code) but the problem is 99% graphic design, the code for a simple static front-page should be very easy. Maybe we can get Noe to work on a theme for the blog? Here#s an example of the kin...
by chombee
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5009

Re: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?

Hey, I've not been able to go through the computers that are in the office yet to see if any of them can be fixed and used, but even if they can it can't hurt to have a spare or even a better one from SL. Here are my suggested guidelines for what computers we are interested in: It must be able to ru...
by chombee
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web site aims?
Replies: 12
Views: 6045

Re: web site aims?

The tumblr site already has a collection of cool images that it cycles through at the top of the page. Rather than a splash page, I think we could do well with a blog or news-style front page but that has a big banner with nice-looking imagery and basic static information at the top, the regularly u...
by chombee
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Hardware testing tools?
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Hardware testing tools?

I'm looking forward to trying to put together new PCs for the admin office and action room out of the ones we have lying around. Before I install Ubuntu on them and hand them over to people to use I want to be able to test these PCs so that I know they don't have any hardware problems. I'm looking f...
by chombee
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: IT Team - Action Room Action Day!
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: IT Team - Action Room Action Day!

and getting the file server to appear in the Places menu would be killer


Is this just a case of using Places->Connect to Server (and check 'Add bookmark').
by chombee
Wed May 19, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: FoH Postcard.
Replies: 37
Views: 9629

Re: FoH Postcard.

I very much would like to move away from the "anyone can paint / we're all artists" shite.


Yes! It is so patronising!
by chombee
Wed May 19, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Jay is missing
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Jay is missing

I've texted some infoseed people (Tom, Jon, Dave) and they're asking around. If anyone has a phone number for Micah/Spacebunny he could be contacted also, his website says his email address is not a reliable way to get in touch with him. Hmm, I'll try emailling the folks at Indymedia Scotland too, n...

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