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by swithun
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: no tabasco = a travesty
Replies: 3
Views: 2580

Re: no tabasco = a travesty

You want smoothie on a burrito? The salsa should have chilli powder in it, and plenty of jalapeños.
by swithun
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: content from the old joopla(?) website
Replies: 8
Views: 4382

Re: content from the old joopla(?) website

Duncan knows about the Old Bluey's disks.
by swithun
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Web wireframe discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 9459

Re: Web wireframe discussion next week - doodle poll

In your dreams. You is just the J-Dawg's beard. He bats for the other team, isn't that right, boys?

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by swithun
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web links opening in new page
Replies: 15
Views: 6524

Re: web links opening in new page

Erk. That will be me in a few years. For a guy who's big on usability, why does he have 3 button cuffs?
by swithun
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: web links opening in new page
Replies: 15
Views: 6524

Re: web links opening in new page

Time to go Jakob Nielsen on these tumblweeds. Pages should only open by default in a new tab/window if they are needed while doing something on the page they were spawned from, e.g. instructions for filling in a form. The rest of the time, if people want a new tab/window, they can hold down Ctrl or ...
by swithun
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: edit and delete own posts?
Replies: 18
Views: 7587

Re: edit and delete own posts?

Apart from an embarrassing moment when everybody could edit everyone else, I haven't been able to work out why. There seem to be several ways to set permissions for groups, and I can't have set them all everywhere.
by swithun
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: edit and delete own posts?
Replies: 18
Views: 7587

Re: edit and delete own posts?

Don't worry - I can still edit your posts.

You don't have an edit button for 30 minutes after you posted a message? Does anyone else have this problem?
by swithun
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 17008

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

Ca plane pour moi. The IE6 issue seems to have fixed itself too.
by swithun
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 17008

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

Not often you get one over on Ling the Merciless. An alternative to the single pixel method is to have a transparent GIF for the logo and keep the pink CSS colour underneath. The attached image has dark corners and the Forest lettering in white and is transparent where the pink used to be. The advan...
by swithun
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 17008

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

You want something like: #wrapper #sidebar #top { background: #fd595c url('background.png') repeat; ... } where 'background.png' is the attached file. I think you can have both a colour and an image. If, for any reason, the image doesn't load, then the colour will be used, or will be used first if t...
by swithun
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 17008

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

What the dillio, homeslice? Back in the day, there were only 216 colours that you could be sure all browsers would display the same. 216 is 6 cubed, so for each channel (red, green, blue), there could only be 6 possible values (00, 33, 66, 99, CC, FF). Use them, and you're good to go, homey Joe. In ...
by swithun
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 17008

Re: Web meet-o-rama Fri 19 Mar 2010

In IE6, the pink right hand side bar gets shifted down to the bottom right of the page, according to one unfortunate IE6 user. But I don't have access to such an old browser, so I can't say what the CSS issue is exactly. And it is IE6. So it is more FYI than WTF.
by swithun
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Giant Marble Run
Replies: 45
Views: 19840

Re: Giant Marble Run

How much would it cost to hire Heinz Wolf for a day?
by swithun
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: edit and delete own posts?
Replies: 18
Views: 7587

Re: edit and delete own posts?

I've set editing/deleting time to 30 minutes. Use it wisely.
by swithun
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: the myth of strong passwords
Replies: 12
Views: 9208

Re: the myth of strong passwords

It would be vulnerable to a dictionary attack cubed. Mwahhhahha.
by swithun
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: new proposal for the front room
Replies: 19
Views: 7954

Re: new proposal for the front room

She can get full size ones from .
by swithun
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: new proposal for the front room
Replies: 19
Views: 7954

Re: new proposal for the front room

Here a couple of shots with my new wide angle lens.

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by swithun
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: our website, so big and scrolly
Replies: 100
Views: 40418

Re: our website, so big and scrolly

An artistic and static (but regularly changing) front page would be good. It would take the pressure off the dynamic content having to look fancy. All CMSs suck. I don't have a preference for either drupal or tumblr. If tumblr is simple, can't drupal be configured to be simple too? It would be a sha...
by swithun
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I AM UNCLEAN: Virus question
Replies: 7
Views: 3136

Re: I AM UNCLEAN: Virus question

Leave FaceBook. It is the only option.
by swithun
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cafe and events minutes 8th march 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Re: Cafe and events minutes 8th march 2010

I believe I may speak with a certain amount of authority on the subject of nachos. With the grill on the middle shelf, the full plate of nachos should fit under and not burn. Putting the shelf too high, you can't get a decent serving, and too low and you end up with something that Desperate Dan woul...
by swithun
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: This week I've been mostly listening to...
Replies: 216
Views: 215602

Re: This week I've been mostly listening to...

Following some links from , I found an album of awesome 70s funk from Benin, West Africa. The group, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, dish up haunting wahwahs, demented keyboards, frantic percussion and beautiful singing. Time to brush up on my Yoruba.
by swithun
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Rip the lid off it
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Rip the lid off it

Excellent (monochrome) issue of CIA nights. Who needs garish colours when you have factual hard-hitting investigative reportage? Reminds me of the incident.
by swithun
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events Meeting - 4 February
Replies: 3
Views: 3997

Re: Cafe and Events Meeting - 4 February

These are the prices for Zapatista coffee from Cafe Liberdad in Hamburg: The beans cost 63€ for 5 kilos (10 x 500g bags) P&P * 4 kg — 14,56 € * 8,5 kg — 17,78 € * 13 kg — 19,14 € * 17 kg — 21,11 € * 22 kg — 22,36 € * 27 kg — 24,34 € 20kg would cost 274€ or ~240GBP. Can the Edinburgh Zapatistas b...
by swithun
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events Meeting - 4 February
Replies: 3
Views: 3997

Re: Cafe and Events Meeting - 4 February

I can't make the meeting, but I'll see what I can find out about getting some Zapatista beans from our Hanseatic friends.
by swithun
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: zapatista coffee for the cafe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

Re: zapatista coffee for the cafe?

The Hamburgers were tricky to pay, if I remember well. I had to grovel in German to them, after we hadn't coughed up for several months. But maybe things are more organised now, or they can take international orders more easily. From either supplier, I would be in favour of getting more Zapatista co...
by swithun
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Private forum
Replies: 16
Views: 9528

Re: Private forum

Who would the members of your gang be?
by swithun
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Nachos rule
Replies: 21
Views: 12174

Nachos rule

I had the best nachos in a long time last night at the Golden Hour. I think there were 3 layers, each lovingly grilled, but not burned. A structural engineer couldn't have positioned the chips better than Donald, for maximum salsa potential and optimal melted cheese absorption. I initially thought t...
by swithun
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Epoch Times?
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: Epoch Times?

Gong bashing. You got my vote.

Going .
by swithun
Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Message from ForestSpeaks
Replies: 0
Views: 1639

Message from ForestSpeaks

This came in on the ForestSpeaks list. I don't know if you are interested in it: From: info@mattroberts.org.uk Subject: SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE - Open for applications SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE - Open for applications We are currently seeking submissions for the inaugural SALON VIDEO ART =20= PRIZE select...
by swithun
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and events meeting 3rd december 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 20144

Re: Cafe and events meeting 3rd december 2009

I notice the Salad Plate has changed name. What is DFW?

For the Falafal meal:

The sexxxy accident (who's your fava?)
by swithun
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Cheap Train Travel (Glasgow-London return) via Scottish Sun
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Cheap Train Travel (Glasgow-London return) via Scottish Sun

I've always wanted to go to Preston. One of the newest cities in Britain, but with a long history, Proud Preston boasts the National Football Museum, the birthplaces of the Arkwright mill and the Temperance movement, and the second largest bus station in Western Europe. Not that you would see it if ...
by swithun
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Building day 22/11/9 progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Re: Building day 22/11/9 progress

I didn't see Martin last night, so there wan't much progress on the printer front. But I did manage to get redwood (the one working Linux box) to be the recipent of scans from the printer. I got the router to assign a fixed IP address to redwood - the same IP address as the printer tries to send sca...
by swithun
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Building day 22/11/9 progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Re: Building day 22/11/9 progress

Coolio. For once it might all go according to plan.

Thanks.
by swithun
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Building day 22/11/9 progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Re: Building day 22/11/9 progress

I'm not sure how DHCP is set up at the Forest. Do the Action Room boxes already get fixed IP addresses? If not, can one log into the device that runs the DHCP server and assign IP addresses to MAC addresses? I had imagined that one could get the individual computer to ask for the same IP address eve...
by swithun
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Building day 22/11/9 progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Re: Building day 22/11/9 progress

Do the Action Room computers get a new IP address each time they boot up? It needs to be fixed for the scanner to scan to an IP address.
by swithun
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: A personal query: 'organic' dentist?
Replies: 4
Views: 2161

Re: A personal query: 'organic' dentist?

I think the metal is there to stop the organic stuff getting in.
by swithun
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Building day 22/11/9 progress
Replies: 6
Views: 4998

Building day 22/11/9 progress

I didn't get a great deal done, but I've figured out a few things: 2 boxes work OK - baoboa and redwood redwood's disk is almost full (97%). There is a 35gig folder on the desktop called 'forest films 2', and a Mac OSX image. oak thinks it is called willow and has a lot of disk errors willow has no ...
by swithun
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Sound Workshop for night managers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Sound Workshop for night managers?

I was going to say that someone had to say it. But I didn't have the balls.
by swithun
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Sound Workshop for night managers?
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Sound Workshop for night managers?

I hadn't seen Lynne's last line :wink:
by swithun
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Questions about Volunteering
Replies: 4
Views: 4672

Re: Questions about Volunteering

I think you would be free to volunteer any time. Give the cafe a ring between 10 and 7 to speak to a kitchen manager. They can tell you when the free shifts are. A shift is usually 3 or 5 hours long, between 10am and 11pm. There is a volunteer induction session, which runs every so often, which is a...
by swithun
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Fixing broken computers
Replies: 17
Views: 9459

Re: Fixing broken computers

This didn't happen. I couldn't find the network card, and the one in one of the old beige boxes under the desk was broken too.
by swithun
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: G20 protest
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: G20 protest

True - they changed the location, and it was all happening round the corner. Doh.
by swithun
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Fixing broken computers
Replies: 17
Views: 9459

Re: Fixing broken computers

I brought in a small P4 box and put Ubuntu on it. It is in the admin office and just needs a working network card. Graeme dropped on off, and it just needs to be put in. The user data from the old admin box can be copied over. I might get some of this done tonight, depending on how busy EMing is. Ot...
by swithun
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: G20 protest
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: G20 protest

This was the scene at 11 this morning. Even the pigs couldn't be arsed to turn up. Looks like capitalism will live another day.
by swithun
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Blender - Raise The Roof!
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: Blender - Raise The Roof!

Back to 3am for closing. Adjust your wallets accordingly.
by swithun
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Artist for the toilet.
Replies: 33
Views: 14444

Re: Artist for the toilet.

Bring Your Own Chalk. Like Bring Your Own Booze, but less fun.
by swithun
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Who is working in the darkroom now? (Nov 09)
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Re: Who is working in the darkroom now? (Nov 09)

info at THEforest dot org dot uk might work better. But the BB is a good place to ask questions.

Not that I can answer this one.
by swithun
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: We need you - please come to our training!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: We need you - please come to our training!!!

I got trained last week. It is fun, free and useful. It showed me the importance of getting smashed responsibly.
by swithun
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Random Posters
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Re: Random Posters

They don't make posters like that any more. My eyes are still fucked from looking at the double lady. Thanks, Alex.

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