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by graeme
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Action working group meeting - Sunday 9th March
Replies: 2
Views: 3492

Action working group meeting - Sunday 9th March

As I am the only person here there was no meeting :cry:
by graeme
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group meeting Tuesay 4th March 6-8pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4546

Went to catch a bus to come to the meeting tonight and eventually gave up after two which shuold have appeared didn't. No wonder people don't use public transport. Maybe next time.
by graeme
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: how many staff members in the kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 5581

Rabbit ears or forest hats for those on shift, no ears or hat and you don't go in the kitchen unless with the express consent of the KM or NM. I understand why folk not on shift want to use the vollie toilet, if we improve the public toilets with hot water and a working hand drier they may be happy ...
by graeme
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this the answer to our toilet prayers?
Replies: 72
Views: 32174

This is good, our public face should be beautiful to reflect the beauty that lies within.
by graeme
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Food posters
Replies: 23
Views: 18791

Job done, they've made me hungry.
One suggestion for more clement weather is to encourage folk to sit outside and eat our lovely food to let passers-by see how yummy it is.
by graeme
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Forest Photography Group meeting Tuesday 19th Feb, 6-8pm
Replies: 21
Views: 13459

Aplogies from me also, I had to work late last night and and couldn't make the meeting.
I'm off to Berlin tomorrow and will hopefully get some photos I can share.
The plan is to shoot pretty much anything and everything I can.

Swithun, how is the new Canon?
by graeme
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 5097

Greetings Fiona
by graeme
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 30903

Nice work Martin, it looks great.
by graeme
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 30903

I agree that this is something for the VA WG to make a decision on, I can see how the hole could cause problems. Another idea would be for the projector to sit above the back wall of the Gallery and for the image to be projected using a moveable periscope arrangement which could be put in place when...
by graeme
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Re-painting/ renovating next weekend ( Sat/Su 2nd Feb ) ?
Replies: 13
Views: 9994

There is proposed building work on the toilets that would mess up any new paint. And the skip day/s will mean folk are moving stuff about the building, which again could mess up any new paint. Actually there is loads of work needing done in the building if folk have time on their hands and an inclin...
by graeme
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 30903

Could it be set up like a projection room with a hole(possibly glazed) on the wall opposite the window? I think this would put the projector in the volunteer cupboard corridor or in the volunteer toilet. It would save having to move the projector about. We could ask that no art work was hung in fron...
by graeme
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: a VW
Replies: 24
Views: 15199

Or have a 'how to deconstruct a VW camper van' workshop to facilitate removal.
by graeme
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Computer Tools for Action Room
Replies: 4
Views: 4137

Try Maplin on Dalry Road, they are really good for a/v and computer stuff.
They have an online catalogue so you can see what they stock before visiting the shop.
by graeme
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: a VW
Replies: 24
Views: 15199

The front window of the red room is cracked anyway and will need replaced at some point.
The listening post could be on a sound system inside the camper van, and maybe the forest shop could be in the back.
by graeme
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: studios (balconies)
Replies: 12
Views: 9884

Big hasps and staples bolted not screwed to the top and bottom of the doors and secured with padlocks should do the job. I think if we got the padlocks from a proper locksmith we could get ones where one key would fit them all to make it easier to lock/unlock them.
by graeme
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: laptop trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

As you are running XP try a system restore to a date before you installed the software which seems to have caused the problem.
I use free anti-virus and anti-spyware software from AVG to protect my family PCs running XP, it can be downloaded from here: http://free.grisoft.com/
Good luck!
by graeme
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Vandals
Replies: 15
Views: 10661

It would be good if there were lights that could be switched on at locking-up time to illuminate all the dark corners to make it easier and safer to check for folk still in the building.
Or buy one of those 10,000,0000 candle power torches!
by graeme
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Toilets hygiene, or the mistery of male miction
Replies: 6
Views: 4720

Maybe the toilets are just too dark and men can't see to wee.
by graeme
Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Slide projectors
Replies: 5
Views: 5332

Nice one. Can the projector in the cafe be set up to change slides automatically?
by graeme
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Rear projection after hours in the gallery
Replies: 44
Views: 30903

This is a great idea.
by graeme
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and Events WG Meeting 04th December 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4126

When I work in the kitchen at night I like seeing the smile on the face of a DJ when you pass them a cold beer.
We will make sure there is somewhere for people to put their drinks when we redo the sound desk area.
by graeme
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 16079

I too like the Gaz version.
I work for free and I'm happy to serve friendly folk.
by graeme
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: hot water health and safety
Replies: 5
Views: 5847

I have turned the thermostat down from 65 degrees to 50 degrees.
by graeme
Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: hot water health and safety
Replies: 5
Views: 5847

There should be a thermostat somewhere on the hot water tank, I will have a look tonight.
by graeme
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Vandals
Replies: 15
Views: 10661

Does this stuff really offend us? It certainly doesn't offend me. How edgy is edgy anyway? Bear in mind these are the ramblings of a pished full-on mid-life crisis dude!
My arse, I'm among friends and I can say what I want. I love you all xxxxxx
by graeme
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Bike stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 3072

Bike stuff

First off, please accept my apologies for losing focus on the Forest bikes. Now to business.. Forest Bikes: Forest bikes will be up and running as soon as is humanly possible and when those bikes which Forest folk(you know who you are) have borrowed are returned. There are lights(mostly from donatio...
by graeme
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Office
Replies: 7
Views: 4777

Did you find the barred cam?
by graeme
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: November volunteer party
Replies: 4
Views: 6114

I will be there at some point in the evening.
From my childhood (a long long time ago) I have The Singing Ringing Tree for your viewing pleasure, If you have a fear of talking bears, giant fish or evil dwarves you may want to hide behind a sofa.
by graeme
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 27252

Newington Bandit, couldn't you do a running translation for us?
by graeme
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and events meeting 6 November 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 7989

I have started a Christmas film thread over in the Film forum...
by graeme
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 27252

Christmas Films

To kick things off please take a snowy stroll down wikipedia way... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_film Post which christmas films you think we should show. Post any christmas films that you have. When we are all done posting Mr Crowe & Co. can do some selecting and scheduling. Santa only co...
by graeme
Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: exploading toilet
Replies: 9
Views: 7513

The upstairs toilet door now has a lock.
There are two keys, one on the spanner and one in the key drawer(it is attached to a brass door handle ring) in the kitchen.
by graeme
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: public spaces photo wall in gold room
Replies: 11
Views: 5816

Digital photos

We could keep one internet PC and use the flat screen monitor on the other one to show digital slideshows/videos. Or buy a decent sized digital photo frame.
by graeme
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Gamers at The Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 7422

Maybe we only exist in one of their games! The Forest, The Cave, The Gold Room, The Bearded Ones...
by graeme
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: blackout curtains?
Replies: 14
Views: 10561

Thermal lined sounds like a good idea.
And here's a thought, do they need to be fire retardant?
by graeme
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: public spaces photo wall in gold room
Replies: 11
Views: 5816

I also like the idea.
Did I see a suggestion(I could search for it but I'm feeling lazy) that digital images could be sent to us and we would print them up and display them?
by graeme
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Gamers at The Forest
Replies: 10
Views: 7422

These will be board games played with oddly shaped dice, and players with small rucksacks according to their FAQ! As occasional users they could add some geek chic to the space, but I don't think they could use it on a regular basis as there are sometimes events on a Saturday afternoon. On the plus ...
by graeme
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Building day Sunday?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 5401

This FOH day kind of snuck up on me and I forgot to reschedule my usual Sunday vist to my Mum. I will work extra hard next time. xxx
by graeme
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: swell belly gig
Replies: 6
Views: 5715

Me help.
by graeme
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 43594

I hadn't thought of that, maybe one day my Standard Life pass will also work in the Forest, and we can implement an appropriate business dress policy at the same time. And we will need lanyards :D
by graeme
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 18246

I am going to do bike stuff on Saturday(12-3) as there are a couple of newly donated bikes that haven't been looked at yet.
This is work that has to be done anyway and having it as a workshop will allow folk to come, help and learn.

How should it be advertised?
by graeme
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest bikes - decisions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 5212

I agree with loaning the bikes out on a short term basis.
It would give us a chance to check the bikes over on a regular basis and pick up on any potential problems, pump up tyres, lube chains etc.
by graeme
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 43594

Lock barrel

There is at least one new and unused lock barrel with 3 keys in the workshop if you need it.
by graeme
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest bikes - decisions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 5212

No worries about poster I had forgot you forgot!
I like Nix cave poster and a variation on that would be good.
We have barred cam which could also be bike cam, I want to start taking more photos and may think of a way to be creative with the bike loan photos as a personal project.
by graeme
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: getting a new VCR
Replies: 3
Views: 3133

film the death and play it on the new vcr as a warning.
by graeme
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest bikes - decisions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 5212

Forest bikes - decisions needed

Forest bikes is almost ready to go, but first we need to make some decisions. Deposit: How much should it be? I suggest £10 for vollies and £20 for non-vollies. ID: What will we accept and do we keep it until the bike is returned? Keeping someone's ID is a big responsibility and scares me, we lose t...
by graeme
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Silent Films
Replies: 2
Views: 3914

Silent Films

I was in the cafe on Satuurday and found a silent film DVD in the cupboard and stuck it on out of interest.
It worked really well with the MAC music.
If we had more silent films this could be done more often.
I have an old 8mm camcorder in my attic so we could even make our own films!
by graeme
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 51019

Ideas are flowing and things are happening, this is very good. It would be great if we could concentrate on the Gold Room at the next FOH day. What about the window, could it be a mini gallery space open for submissions or a showcase for our in-house artists? Or do we love our plants enough to give ...
by graeme
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 43594

Me likey electronic fobby idea.
If a fob could open more than one door our KMs would no longer have to look like prison warders, unless they have carefully cultivated and cherish that look of course!
by graeme
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 23999

Sorry guys having a miserable day/week/life, I know the Forest has a cafe and isn't a cafe and I should have written that. I would hate to see a cafe sign and was thinking more along the lines of advertising the fact that inside there is food, art, music, books, films, conversation, etc etc. For the...