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by neil
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Apply now to be the building manager!
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: Apply now to be the building manager!

Due to the urgency of the situation, we have to bring the closing date for this forward to Thursday 23rd at 12 noon.

That is very soon! We need to get a new building manager very very soon!!
by neil
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: PRIJECTOR NEEDED for 25-26th Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: PRIJECTOR NEEDED for 25-26th Sept

What's the event?
by neil
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Apply now to be the building manager!
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Apply now to be the building manager!

Starting in early October, the Forest needs a new Building Manager. The position is for around 27 hours per week. Main duties: Promote, manage and rent facilities such as the Cave, Bristo Hall and the Screen printing room. Organise, manage and maintain the forest's equipment. Maintain the building b...
by neil
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ARGH a jukebox interface appears
Replies: 24
Views: 9855

Re: ARGH a jukebox interface appears

After much faffing about, I managed to stick a new plug on the end of that network cable. So the scrobbles should be scrobbled. And the interface should interface. You getting on alright with applescript, Iain?
by neil
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Proposal for the front room
Replies: 14
Views: 5952

Re: Proposal for the front room

like the poster. great photo!
by neil
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artist Facilities Working Group meeting 9th September 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4878

Re: Artist Facilities Working Group meeting 9th September 20

Yo Stevie, I'm up for helping with grants if poss....
by neil
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Proposal: Pigeonholes
Replies: 14
Views: 9471

Re: Proposal: Pigeonholes

Pigeonholes in the hall is terrible system. Random people look through them. Shit goes missing. Terrible!
by neil
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Zoetrope update, new submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: Zoetrope update, new submissions

cool!
by neil
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Proposal for the front room
Replies: 14
Views: 5952

Re: Proposal for the front room

Like the diagram!

Sounds like a decent idea. I think it would help to reduce draft from the doorway in winter. This would, of course, be nice.
by neil
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Proposal: action room
Replies: 17
Views: 6311

Re: Proposal: action room

Support removal of ugly/unclean carpet.

If it is a decent wooden floor it might be a shame to paint it, no? A natural, varnished wooden floor is a joyous thing!
by neil
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Another mention in the Guardian
Replies: 0
Views: 1157

Another mention in the Guardian

We get a mention here, as part of Sophie Cooke's perfect day:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/a ... ays-out-uk
by neil
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: volunteers tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: volunteers tonight

I'm free between 7 and 10 if there's something I can do then?
by neil
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Trad Musicians seek trendy showcase space...
Replies: 2
Views: 3140

Re: Trad Musicians seek trendy showcase space...

Under 18s not a problem when we're not licensed. September = no problem. To book the cafe for an event, you need to come in and ask at the counter for the events book. If the night you want is available, write your event in the book and you're sorted. Make sure to read the info that's attached to th...
by neil
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Centre?
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Cent

Oh, here is a visually unappealing version: http://theforest.org.uk/drupal5/grow-your-own-forest The main keys to success: Get cheap rent and sell everything for at least three times what it cost you. Also, if you do proper stockcheck/counting/accounting of everything, you will probably get a lot le...
by neil
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Centre?
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Re: Financial plan: Can you help out the Glasgow Social Cent

I can't seem to find the original "how we started" webpage. Anyone know where that's gone?
by neil
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: vandalism in the gallery
Replies: 14
Views: 4731

Re: vandalism in the gallery

I did it. Took about an hour. One is torn, one has broken thread, two are missing.
by neil
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

Just got off the phone with highly annoying BT legalspeak person. They flatly refuse to give any ground on the contract. They are sending me an official statement of their legal position and telling me I should take it up with the telecoms regulator. So that, I suppose, is what I will do.
by neil
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: early shift of help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: early shift of help!

Sorry I won't be there. I feel like an absolute spanner for just dumping those bog roll holders last night and not sticking around to fit them. I was only thinking of my empty stomach! Hopefully someone will have time to do it this morning. They're in the new cupboard in the new loo. Off to work now...
by neil
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Weekly programme 26th-31st July
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Weekly programme 26th-31st July

sounds fine
by neil
Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: forest widget for mac peoples
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

Re: forest widget for mac peoples

I was trying to set it up on the G3s in the action room but wouldn't work. They're running 10.4.11, so I dunno if it would work for you Dirk. How many mega cycles is your G4 chip? If it's 867MHz or above, you could update to Leopard, which is a big improvement on Tiger. Will make your laptop useable...
by neil
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: ARGH a jukebox interface appears
Replies: 24
Views: 9855

Re: ARGH a jukebox interface appears

This be very good! Are you on it? Do you need admin access to the iMac, or do you have that already?
by neil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: aren't our friends amazing?!
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: aren't our friends amazing?!

that girl is a machine!
by neil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: bathroom supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 6221

Re: bathroom supplies

Can anyone tell me what we pay currently for loo roll? It may be that we could save money by switching to the other type.
by neil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: G4 iMac for action room?
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

Re: G4 iMac for action room?

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the G4 (big, grey Powermac) we already have? This has ample power and already got Gimp installed. If we can get this set up somewhere, we shouldn't need anything else.
by neil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Action room clearout - 18th July
Replies: 6
Views: 6697

Re: Action room clearout - 18th July

Sweet. Seriously nice job!
by neil
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: bathroom supplies
Replies: 9
Views: 6221

bathroom supplies

We need loo roll & soap dispensers for the new loos.. I've always liked coreless toilet rolls for eco-friendliness, always thought we should have that shit in the forest. How about these double action dispensers for coreless boys, only £8.80 each? http://www.caboodle.co.uk/NETCatProductPage.proc...
by neil
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: G4 iMac for action room?
Replies: 4
Views: 3022

G4 iMac for action room?

Just wondering if we should get another iMac for the action room. I'm planning to come & fix up pinky so he works a bit faster, but we could probably use another one with a bit more power. There's a G4 coming up on eBay tomorrow which is in Dalkeith so I could go & collect it instead of payi...
by neil
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: forest speaks , total kunst yahoo groups
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Re: forest speaks , total kunst yahoo groups

The georg thread was on theforestspeaks. Should still exist. theforestcafe turned into private committee discussion and was a members only group
by neil
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Drink?
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Re: Drink?

me too. 'bout 7.45
by neil
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: forest widget for mac peoples
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

forest widget for mac peoples

Contemplating the nature and purpose of life, it occurred to me that what the world really needs is a forest dashboard widget so that Mac users can get the latest forest news pumped straight to their desktop. If you use a Mac and you want forest news, let me know either here or in a pm and I'll send...
by neil
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: maybe useful storage thing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1119

maybe useful storage thing?

Anyone got a use for this? It's out of my kitchen. Is about waist high and quite deep. The drawers go all the way back.
IMG_0001.jpg
by neil
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We could always ask Standard Life for another computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 6813

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

Good.... as long as they don't mind that we already lost their laptop!
by neil
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Back to Forest
Replies: 26
Views: 24169

Re: Back to Forest

I'm very much in favour of the doing more with less policy. It's at the heart of forest ethos. And at the moment we need to save money any way we can.
by neil
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb private messages reply all
Replies: 13
Views: 4636

Re: bb private messages reply all

If there's a bb update available then we should get it installed, for security reasons if nothing else.
by neil
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

Thanks Mike.

I just found out BT have us signed up to a 2 year contract for broadband since February! This was done without authorization so I'm making a complaint in an attempt to extricate us.
by neil
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

For £21.97 per month (extra £4) we can get a faster upload speed (2.5 instead of 1.3 meg) and one static IP address. Anyone think this would be worthwhile?
by neil
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

Our new router is running dd-wrt so I should be able to get some pretty decent figures soon


New router?
by neil
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

I just called Be again. They're offering genuinely no limits (they say), up to 20meg broadband for £17.88 per month. I'm thinking we should just go for this. Be have a good reputation and it sounds like BT have been pretty shit lately? And Be is cheaper. They will also give us a free router, which m...
by neil
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

Thanks.
by neil
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

I'd still like to know how many gigabytes we download per month, to be sure we won't fall afoul of any fair usage policies. Can anyone measure this and give me a rough figure? Also, can anyone confirm that the slow speeds are due to lack of bandwidth and not the limitations of some ancient piece of...
by neil
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Sales and Distribution
Topic: the golden hour book II - sales and distro
Replies: 29
Views: 14558

Re: the golden hour book II - sales and distro

Let me know if you want a hand...
by neil
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Sales and Distribution
Topic: the golden hour book II - sales and distro
Replies: 29
Views: 14558

Re: the golden hour book II - sales and distro

Ryan, have you ever heard of spreadsheets? Google docs?
by neil
Mon May 17, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Vibe - Out Now!
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Forest Vibe - Out Now!

this is, indeed, a magnificent piece of work!
by neil
Mon May 17, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: BTS meeting this Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 587

BTS meeting this Thursday

Hey!

The next Behind the Scenes working group meeting will be on Thursday 20th May at 8pm.

Be there if you want to be involved in: grants, shop, paperwork, technology, volunteering.

It will be exciting. It will be fun. You will never forget it.
by neil
Wed May 12, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 13324

Re: upgrading broadband

I'd still like to know how many gigabytes we download per month, to be sure we won't fall afoul of any fair usage policies. Can anyone measure this and give me a rough figure? Also, can anyone confirm that the slow speeds are due to lack of bandwidth and not the limitations of some ancient piece of ...
by neil
Mon May 10, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: big IDEA: Jukebox in the Cafe
Replies: 25
Views: 12111

Re: big IDEA: Jukebox in the Cafe

I've been thinking it might be good to get an old jukebox or radiogram and fit it with a touch screen monitor hooked up to a computer. Would cost money, though - including around £200 for the monitor. I'd use an old Mac Mini, but I'm sure most people would prefer to set up a Linux box again. And the...
by neil
Sat May 08, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: big IDEA: Jukebox in the Cafe
Replies: 25
Views: 12111

Re: big IDEA: Jukebox in the Cafe

I looked at a lot of alternative media players before setting up iTunes on that one. Unfortunately they're all crap by comparison. I tested out the most promising one but it was clunky and buggy and a pain. If you're having specific issues, why not let me know? There might be a simple solution. Alte...
by neil
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Project idea - Drums?
Replies: 19
Views: 11558

Re: Project idea - Drums?

drums = pain
by neil
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: oh no
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: oh no

At least you got your avatar back.
by neil
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: new can opener and salad spinner please
Replies: 3
Views: 3347

Re: new can opener and salad spinner please

I could go on a candle run sometime next week. Want to come along & help?

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