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by neil
Wed May 27, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: change the film night
Replies: 18
Views: 7068

Re: change the film night

5000 films? Did you mean to say 5000 films? Don't worry Deborah. It sounds like you have enthusiasm for this role & lots of good ideas. We usually take about 3-5 years to make a decision anyway, so that gives you plenty of time to do what you were planning. There seems to be a surprising amount of e...
by neil
Wed May 27, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 7372

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

Ok, that seems to be fixed. Some of the code changes for this mod had been wiped out during the upgrade. I've combed through most of it, but not all, so there may still be little bugs. Seems fine though. Anyone upgrading the bb: please keep in mind that overwriting files will wipe out any modificati...
by neil
Tue May 26, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: change the film night
Replies: 18
Views: 7068

change the film night

I know this will be unpopular, but I'd like to suggest we dispense with the film night in its current form. We pay money to the PPL every year for the right to show commercially released films. It's a couple of hundred quid. This is money we could save. The idea of going local/independent with our m...
by neil
Tue May 26, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: New Forest website beta testing
Replies: 41
Views: 18141

Re: New Forest website beta testing

Milk, what more do you need? This has been taking forever....
by neil
Tue May 26, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 7372

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

Any chance of action on this? Any more info I need to give?

I no longer have access to forest servers so there's nothing else I can do. But if nobody else is going to fix it then please give me the required permissions and I'll do it at some point.
by neil
Tue May 26, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: who is updating the frontpage?
Replies: 6
Views: 4465

Re: who is updating the frontpage?

I went to the forest website to look up the date of the next admin meeting. The main message on the main page is this:
PLZ NOTE: Cafe and gallery will be shut on
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd Feb
for rewiring works
Just sayin'
by neil
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Looking for people with unusual bikes for documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Re: Looking for people with unusual bikes for documentary

Do you know Vijay? He lives in London & rides a penny farthing. I could pass on his email if you like.
by neil
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 16/04/2009 8pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3142

Re: Behind the Scenes 16/04/2009 8pm

minutes Present: Ida, Emma, Neil Agenda 1. Shop 2. Money 3. FWG meetings 4. Charity AGM 5. APs from last meeting Shop Ida has been doing a great job managing the shop. It’s been making more money recently. However, Ida is leaving soon and so she must abandon shop. We will need to find a new manager,...
by neil
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Artist Facilities - 02/04/09
Replies: 18
Views: 11190

Re: Artist Facilities - 02/04/09

Re: lockable box for tools. There is a big lockable metal cabinet in the workshopp room. This was originally intended for locking valuable tools to prevent theft. Sadly, it was never kept locked. I don't know what happened to the keys. I may still have one. I'll have a look for it if the cabinet is ...
by neil
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Name it!
Replies: 27
Views: 9025

Re: Name it!

Thanks, Amelia. I think Duncan & I shall take your disagreement to be a validation of our point.
by neil
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 19/03/2009 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: Behind the Scenes 19/03/2009 8pm

I'm afraid my freecycle request for red paint has yielded nothing.
by neil
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: a death in the family
Replies: 9
Views: 3821

Re: a death in the family

That is so sad. Thanks for posting this. I only knew Ellie vaguely, and would not otherwise have known. It's always tragic when someone dies so young. She will be missed.
by neil
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Name it!
Replies: 27
Views: 9025

Re: Name it!

Sorry, I totally didn't contribute, wasn't at the meeting and I couldn't think of anything good, but I'm going to express an opinion anyway. me too.... It's vulgar. Not only that but it's classic design by committee, a degenerate mash of creative elements to achieve consensus. this is absolutely tr...
by neil
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 7372

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

As far as I remember, the only mod I applied to the new bb was View or Mark Unread Posts
by neil
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 7372

Re: bb issue since upgrade?

Duncan, which version did you upgrade from/to? Were any of these files changed or replaced... common.php search.php viewtopic.php includes/constants.php includes/functions.php includes/functions_display.php includes/functions_privmsgs.php includes/ucp/ucp_pm.php includes/ucp/ucp_pm_viewfolder.php la...
by neil
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: bb issue since upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 7372

bb issue since upgrade?

Under "view unread posts", is the "mark forums read" button working for people?

It ain't doing it for me, roughly since the time of the upgrade, I think.
by neil
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 19/03/2009 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4358

Re: Behind the Scenes 19/03/2009 8pm

I've taken down the grants posters from the cafe. They're next to the till.
by neil
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the shop- new season
Replies: 13
Views: 5487

Re: the shop- new season

Nooooo! Multiple posting = bad!! One bb post is enough for any subject.
by neil
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free small heater
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Re: Free small heater

I finally brought this in today. Sorry, I know it would've been better if I'd managed it before everything was rewired! Anyway, I forgot to put it in the workshop and I left it in a plastic bag on the floor of the cafe. Yes, I am a twat. I did put a label on it, though, saying what it is. So if it t...
by neil
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: hugs and hellos
Replies: 32
Views: 13900

Re: hugs and hellos

Now that you're bored of reading about nice things, why not have some fun reading about the shit things that happen to people...

http://www.fmylife.com
by neil
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Edinburgh Uni Students occupy George Sq Lecture Theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Edinburgh Uni Students occupy George Sq Lecture Theatre

Anyone suspected of cooperating with the uni will be knee-capped.
by neil
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free small heater
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Re: Free small heater

ChaoticReality wrote:Are fan heaters not incredibly energy inefficient?
Yes. How about I bring it in and forest can either use it or involve it in some kind of free shop related event? Is there a place I can put it? Workshop?
by neil
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Free small heater
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Free small heater

Does forest want a wee fan heater? It's the kind that can be mounted above a door. It's not very powerful. There are 3 settings: 800w, 1200w & 2000w. Has a short cable. Was previously hard wired to mains so has no plug.
by neil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 16561

Re: upgrading broadband

Let's give in the notice. Need to get a MAC code from BT. I can do this if it is what the people want. I checked Virgin. As far as I could tell, they are more expensive and they like to limit your gigabytage. Be is unlimited subject to fair usage policy. Anyone know how much gigabytage we use per m...
by neil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 16561

Re: upgrading broadband

I just checked with BT. We are paying 29.99 + VAT per month. Apparently we max out at 8Mbps, though of course we probably only get about 4 or 5.

One month's notice is required to quit.
by neil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: website problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 4209

website problem?

This arrived in my inbox: Hi I see that you have some problem with web page - refreshing events week list I can help you I have not much time but I thing that I can do I have also problem to ger register and download Forest Photo Gallery Thanks Richard I am nearly every day at Forest We can meet I c...
by neil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: electrical malfunctions
Replies: 9
Views: 4566

Re: electrical malfunctions

Fair enough, but anything that can be done to make the process of switching everything off easier will make it more likely that people will actually do it. Leaving aside such delicate things as computers and PAs, even if there was a master switch that put off all the lights in the building it would ...
by neil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: upgrading broadband
Replies: 32
Views: 16561

upgrading broadband

I can't find the thread, but I think someone recently mentioned upgrading the broadband to get more bandwidth. I don't know where we are contractually with BT, but maybe it's worth switching to another provider such as Be, who are apparently very cheap, fast and reliable. This is the Be Pro package:...
by neil
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: electrical malfunctions
Replies: 9
Views: 4566

Re: electrical malfunctions

This is a pretty crazy idea, but having put loads of energy in the past into trying to get people to switch shit off, and having realized that it is impossible (sorry for pessimism), I believe this is the only way to get everything off at the end of the day: IF the building is to be rewired, you nee...
by neil
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: FREE POETRY WORKSHOP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: FREE POETRY WORKSHOP!

ravanwin wrote:sorry. i am dope.
no, you are a dope.

I can't make it I'm afraid. gotta work
by neil
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Teenagers- are they all evil?
Replies: 59
Views: 20057

Re: Teenagers- are they all evil?

how about cameras that emit light?
by neil
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: message from pogo/magda
Replies: 3
Views: 3567

message from pogo/magda

from pogo: Hey peeps, who is the current website guru? We need to change the site admin email to them and not me. I am of course here for you if anything needs doing that is rocket science(my specialty), but as for tending to the day to day site upkeep, it does look like someone is doing a fine job!...
by neil
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Network Security
Replies: 18
Views: 11308

Re: Network Security

ChaoticReality wrote:Can someone who knows PM me the login details for our ADSL account?
pm'd
by neil
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: good one
Replies: 30
Views: 8045

Re: good one

Shannon wrote:Look at the three email addresses it was sent to...
Weird!

She gave a different name on the first letter: Ana Beto Lopez
2nd letter: Ana Pablo Lopez Hernandez

Pablo is like Paul, right? Can a girl be Pablo?

These lesbians must be following her around!
by neil
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: the forest on wikipedia
Replies: 8
Views: 6094

Re: the forest on wikipedia

sweet. will update.
by neil
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: good one
Replies: 30
Views: 8045

Re: good one

Rather than barring, you could suggest that if they don't like it they don't have to keep coming. You could even go a step further and say we'd be happier if people with that attitude didn't come near us. I guess the two main options are to either continue stonewalling her, or write back explaining ...
by neil
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Lights / Candles
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Re: Lights / Candles

Check it out. If candle run is needed, I'm free tomorrow afternoon (thurs)
by neil
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: the forest on wikipedia
Replies: 8
Views: 6094

Re: the forest on wikipedia

Every year during August the Forest runs a theatre and arts programme alternative to the mainstream Edinburgh Festival events.[citation needed]
what would be the best article to cite for this citation?
The coffee served is Zapatista
this still true?
by neil
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I'm 8 Bit - 28/11
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: I'm 8 Bit - 28/11

by neil
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 43100

Re: moving the freeshop

no sign. word of mouth.

is there going to be a system for out of hours drop off?
by neil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: moving the freeshop
Replies: 117
Views: 43100

Re: moving the freeshop

unbelievable. swap system will kill the free shop. even freecycle refuses to embrace a swap system. if this happens i will be mourning the loss of something great.
by neil
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: quitting
Replies: 2
Views: 2560

quitting

i want to quit as an administrator for the bb. but i can't find a way to delete myself! could one of the other admins please delete 'beev'? because, as a trustee i want to stay up to date with the latest conspiracies, i've added 'neil' to the fwg group. hope that's ok. i've made swithun the group le...
by neil
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??
Replies: 45
Views: 12314

Re: Pockets is famous???? no..... really??

I am a little knowledgeable with intestines, I have had that many digestives issues, and I would use the words absorbtion and filtering. Filtering what is good for the body from what is to be rejected, finally. I am still eating only green things but am doing this Butekyo breathing course beginning...
by neil
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The bigger picture
Replies: 106
Views: 27002

Re: The bigger picture

I believe anybody who doesn't have an avatar should not be allowed to volunteer. We are living in the cyberdelic age, people. There is no excuse.
by neil
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: FREE session of Nothing But the Poem this Saturday (Oct. 25)
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: FREE session of Nothing But the Poem this Saturday (Oct. 25)

Damn, shit, I missed it! You didn't put a time but I guess I'm too late anyway. Balls! Catch you next time, I hope.
by neil
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: What was the last book you read?
Replies: 87
Views: 79593

Re: What was the last book you read?

I thought Matter was pretty good in the end. Not as good as The Player of Games or Excession, but worth reading. I liked it's ruminations on the meaning of death, and altruism. Read the Reluctant Fundamentalist a while ago. A lot of people would probably find it pretty annoying, but to me it was per...
by neil
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Minutes - Behind The Scenes - Thursday 16 Oct 2008
Replies: 35
Views: 13695

Re: Minutes - Behind The Scenes - Thursday 16 Oct 2008

i think when there are good people with projects to do we should fund them and assist as much as capable however, to buy something in the hopes that someone will magically appear to create merchandise with it seems a waste of money and resources and - if it comes about in a top-down fashion without...