There was some talk about getting Linux/Free Software on the forest's jukebox/mac machine as well. I don't particularly want to push for this to happen quickly right now, but I found some music software that I think would be good to use so I thought I'd share. Screenshot:
I had been talking to Tim about figuring out a way to show off the Forest's free music attitude and get the names of artists that play on the jukebox on display somehow, along with info about where people can download or buy the music. This music player looks quite good for that, cause as well as displaying the track info like aritst name and album, it also displays album art for the current track and for 'recommended artists' (not sure exactly how that works), and it has top tracks and top albums charts.
We thought about hooking up the computer to the projector so we could project this info about the music onto the wall, but I now think it's dumb to run the projector all day. I think it'd be better to rearrange the furniture a bit so that the monitor (or a second monitor) displaying info about the artist points out into the cafe, although the keyboard and mouse could still be behind it so you have to go behind to change stuff.
I've had it with you. If I had an image of a laser gun I would absolutely position it right here in my hand...
Ha! I have a real laser absolutely positioned in my hand!