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Bristol Plans wi-fi first

Bristol City Council will pioneer later this year what is believed to be the UK’s single largest urban wireless broadband network. Entitled ‘StreetNet’, the project will set up a outdoor wireless access zone that will deliver high-speed internet services across an area initially covering around three square kilometres. As well as being available to the […]

Computers give away

With the temporary demise of the Computer Courses at the ECC, the Lab has had quite a few computers waiting to get refurbished, fixed up and given away; some volunteers have been busy making them work again. The last couple of weeks we have been giving away some to local people who can plead a […]

Fundraising meeting 6:30pm 26th July, Bannerman Buildings

A Meeting to discuss fundraising and the financial future of the project. I have a idea to contact the Guardian for the Bannerman Rd school project that I would like to discuss. If you have a particular interest in fundraising and are unable to attend please let the list know by Thursday and we will […]

Valves

An elderly gentleman based in Horfield by the name of Ken Taylor rang the Lab last week to ask if anybody we knew might have any use for a large collection of radio valves (1940s/50s), many of them still in their original boxes. He and his friends were "wireless" hobbyists during and after WW2, even […]

BWFestival (Sat June 5) – Last Meeting Before Event!

BWFestival ❗ LAST MEETING BEFORE EVENT ❗ TUESDAY 25th MAY Venue: Easton Community Association Time: 6.30PM Agenda: 1. Artwork/Press/PR T-shirt/Stencil Poster/flyer http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/wireless.pdf http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bwfestflyer.pdf http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bwfestflyerA5.pdf http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bwfestflyerA6.pdf Banners etc Questionnaire Press copy Press releases http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanContentDevelopment http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/CLANDemoFestPressRelease Contacts/Invitations http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/CLANDemoFestInvitationRecipients http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/demo_invite.pdf 2. Tech Specs Progress reports Installations Demos Live streams Archive streams Cube link Equipment lists http://forums.bristolwireless.net/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=c18d331b47ca298b51de1b0305385cde 3. Other […]

Richard Stallman at The Watershed: Sat 22 May 1400hrs

Bristol Wireless have 10 tickets available for this event, contact the Lab for more details Richard Stallman: Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks Sat 22 May 1400hrs Waterside 3, Watershed Richard Stallman has been cited as one of the most important people in computing today. As founder of the Free Software Foundation, […]

Easton Residents Network Greenhaven

After some initial problems (possibly static) affecting the access point, the installation at Greenhaven elderly residents supported accommodation is now (20/4/4) up and running. Greenhaven has two Red Hat Linux machines in a communal area wirelessly connected to Easton Community Centre. The warden, Ron Corbett, is an enthusiastic supporter of the project and is looking […]

Internet access for blind and partially sighted people

Bringing the Web to Life – Internet access for blind and partially sighted people Presented by Andy White RNIB Technology Officer Date: Thursday 17th June 2004 Time: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Venue: RNIB Bristol Cost: £90.00 Code: AT3 An intermediate level course aimed at visually impaired people or those who are working with visually […]