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by beev
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 12166

That is excellent. I especially like this bit:
If you think you cannot keep these rules or don't agree with these rules then the Forest is not the place for you. Please go somewhere else.
by beev
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Forest Act Nice Poster / flyer
Replies: 18
Views: 12166

Yes, I think this poster is probably better than the Burroughs one because it is simple and gets to the point. The Forest reserves the right to barr anyone for any reason without need for explanation or discussion. I also thought this a bit questionable, but it is standard at many places like pubs a...
by beev
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: What was the last book you read?
Replies: 87
Views: 78504

Smooth move Dai!

PBF is great.
by beev
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Cafe and Events Working Group meeting 7pm Tuesday
Replies: 4
Views: 3919

I had a plan for the laundry. It involved a couple of these:
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90076364

Maybe £20 is a lot to spend, but a simple solution to an ancient problem.

Let me know if I should pick a couple up.
by beev
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Cave Keys Missing
Replies: 9
Views: 5238

Fob!
by beev
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: What was the last book you read?
Replies: 87
Views: 78504

This thread started with Dave Eggars, and I just finished his latest: What is the What I don't know who put this in my pigeon hole. Obviously someone who knows me, or else a mental coincidence since I'm fascinated by the craziness of war in Sudan. Anyway this book is about the journey of a refugee f...
by beev
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the tragedy of facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 11516

I think whatever we put out, it should all get rolled into one. Events, wg meetings, major shifts that need filling, buildings days etc - it could all be in one message sent out no more than once a week.
by beev
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: new treasurer
Replies: 3
Views: 4073

How does it work with the volunteer centre? Can somebody pass on the details?

I think we should facebook it, but I also think I'm contradicting myself now.
by beev
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the tragedy of facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 11516

I dig what James is saying about the forest speaks. And yes, facebook's main redeeming factor is that you can play scrabble with people. I don't think we should use facebook to promote events, except for the very occasional one-off mega event. Weekly events listings get promoted on the website, bb, ...
by beev
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: old photocopier?
Replies: 5
Views: 3970

old photocopier?

What are we doing with the old photocopier? We still pay about £600 a year for maintenance and ink/toner etc. Do we wanna cancel that?
by beev
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: the tragedy of facebook
Replies: 34
Views: 11516

the tragedy of facebook

Does anyone else think there are too many messages coming from the forest through facebook? I recently stopped taking the messages from the forest speaks because it is this constant dribble of notices that are just repeats from the bb and I spent far too much time deleting them from my email. Now th...
by beev
Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: new treasurer
Replies: 3
Views: 4073

new treasurer

Can someone who has the power please send this out on the forest speaks? Ta! WANTED: TREASURER The forest needs a new treasurer. Would be good to find someone who knows about accounting/tax etc, but anyone who is willing will be considered. You need to be dedicated and reliable, strong of heart and ...
by beev
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: can this be posted to the web please?
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

can this be posted to the web please?

Hi, would v.much appreciate if someone could post this on the website please. Cheers ta!
by beev
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Piano
Replies: 8
Views: 6794

nix wrote:did we ever find a piano tuna?
Sadly, no. They are a mean breed.
by beev
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 21083

I've received the bill for the printer. Shall I pay it?
by beev
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: A Proposal to Create a Recording Studio in the Forest Cafe
Replies: 43
Views: 30240

280 sq ft is just the size of the floor (or the ceiling). More measuring will be required if the walls are to be done as well.
by beev
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Forest World Tour meeting 27/11/07
Replies: 27
Views: 12435

Try these people for the boat:
http://www.stubnitz.com/
by beev
Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 21083

Depends. If you have details, bring them to fwg meeting.
by beev
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: A Proposal to Create a Recording Studio in the Forest Cafe
Replies: 43
Views: 30240

The cave is 280 sq ft
by beev
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Christmas Films
Replies: 35
Views: 21488

Does there really have to be an entire month of christmas films? Do you not think forest should oppose the stretching of a simple winter feast into a lengthening orgy of trite, strained, insincere crap? I would agree with this. But Bad Santa is a treat! Martin, you should be able to activate your h...
by beev
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Drum Kit for Stage...
Replies: 7
Views: 4672

I'm in favor of chaining. But are there times when the kit needs to be moved? Or not really?

The alternative is to have it on a platform which can be raised towards the ceiling when not in use.
by beev
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: GAR DEN IN
Replies: 12
Views: 7284

So where is this fabled avatar, your peacefulness?
by beev
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: shop: people: shop people? anyone in?
Replies: 4
Views: 4107

words and music?
by beev
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: plans for computers in the action room (very techincal)
Replies: 38
Views: 21083

I can help with installing ubuntu on the comps, though I may need some guidance to begin with.
by beev
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The Forest Monopoly game
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

thehemulen wrote:great idea. an interactive forest computer game was planned once too!
Yes, Hungry Hippies! Anyone who knows flash wanna collaborate?
by beev
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Cafe and events meeting 6 November 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 5477

Making proper dishes requires a bit more skill than sandwiches and will put more responsibility on kms to make sure its done reasonably well. Not that I'm against it, it's quite a good idea. Also, if we are moving to being a cooking kitchen, we may need to consider a new license as our current one i...
by beev
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: spiritual forest
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. As the Prophet said, 'The faithful are mirrors to one another'.

- Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-73)
by beev
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 42006

We still have our laptop which Graeme got for us form Standard Life. This can be the vollie internet/bb sign up computer if we can get it accessible somewhere near the kitchen like behind the decks. Of course it will need to be chained up or firmly bolted down or whatever. Listening station (desktop...
by beev
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Building day Sunday?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 4119

Sounds like there is a lot to do, even if the gold room has to wait another month...
by beev
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 36811

Let's just keep our eyes and ears peeled for a decent electronic system that can solve all our problems and won't cost a fortune. In the meantime, we do what we normally do.
by beev
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the display fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 20556

Building a shelf above it would probably be good!
by beev
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the display fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 20556

More spikes! It's not a clever place to put stuff anyway. The glass curves away and things are likely to fall. Besides, we never put things on it before :)
by beev
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the display fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 20556

I think the exploding was a one-off freak event. They wouldn't be able to sell these things if it was in any way a common thing. One thing to remember is that glass can respond in crazy ways when exposed to changes of temperature, especially if the change is localised and not affecting the whole of ...
by beev
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: the display fridge
Replies: 34
Views: 20556

We should get a new one put spikes on it so people can't lean.
by beev
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Facilities
Topic: advert
Replies: 6
Views: 4727

It's a good poster, though, apart form that wee slip.
by beev
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: free energy audit
Replies: 12
Views: 8042

free energy audit

Loan Action Scotland working to provide the solution to a greener Scotland: As Energy Saving Week kicks off, there couldn't be a better time to review your energy bills and identify areas that can be improved on. Loan Action Scotland and the Energy Saving Trust are working together to provide free ...
by beev
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Ethical Banking - the Oil Bank of Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 6724

Yes, I've been trying to get us one of these. But there are complications. Privacy issues.
by beev
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 42006

Outside computers is a genius idea, but how long before the police force us to end it because people keep leaving mucky images on display and some old lady or religious nut complains? Also there will likely be people (the worst kind) camping out all night to use them, and quite possibly fights over ...
by beev
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 36811

Spent on keys in July/Aug/Sept: £85
by beev
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 36811

Shannon wrote:My dream is to be key free by 2010.
Agree with this. I hate keys!

And we have spent loads on getting new keys cut over the years, especially recently. RFID system would rock! Just search rfid on ebay. By 2013, we could get them implanted in our heads...
by beev
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: the gold room: future plans
Replies: 66
Views: 42006

I also like Laura's ideas a lot. And I also think if the space was furniture free it would provide a place to put furniture from the main room on busy nights, when it can seem like there is too much. The free shop has been expanded and improved recently. But there is def potential for making more of...
by beev
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: composting with the Cyrenians
Replies: 44
Views: 29575

Compostible waste going to landfill is a problem. It does not biodegrade in the desired way, but instead reacts with the other landfill stuff and ends up producing shitloads of methane. It also leads to the production of a liquid called leachate, which can contaminate water supplies. So landfill is ...
by beev
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Calendar on bb/Cave bookings forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5112

Maybe leave it for now in case there is a change of plan. I could make the forum disappear for the time being. Current cave usage info should be posted anew in the cave wg forum. Yes?
by beev
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Calendar on bb/Cave bookings forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5112

Can do. And change the blurb in the cave forum. Should it all be merged with the cave wg forum?
by beev
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Calendar on bb/Cave bookings forum
Replies: 10
Views: 5112

Uninstallation is complex and poses a risk to stability. Better to leave it in place, methinks.

If anyone wants to go ahead and put in all the working group meetings, that might be good...
by beev
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Minutes
Topic: Behind the Scenes 17-10-07
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

Ryan, we didn't set a time for filing cabinet sorting. I may not be free till next month. I'll get my people to talk to your people...
by beev
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: cave reborn ...!?!
Replies: 49
Views: 36811

We could use an old-fashioned key lock and make people pay a £10-20 deposit for the key.

Also, a camera could be considered for rooting out thieves and litterbugs. May sound a bit extreme, but it seems to have worked in the gallery, and no genuine privacy concerns have surfaced so far.
by beev
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 18770

We should definitely be spiders.
by beev
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: loft bed closet thing
Replies: 5
Views: 4084

I'm sorry, Bill reckons he can't make it this week. I can't move it without some sort of van. I'm also a bit short of time, though I may have some on Friday avo to de- and re-construct it if transport is available...
by beev
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: loft bed closet thing
Replies: 5
Views: 4084

Ok, so I should try to shift it up before the weekend? I need Bill & his van for that....

Dan is also after it, so it can go to him if forest doesn't want to keep it.