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Over the last few weeks Bristol Wireless volunteers have been installing seven LTSP workstations for public use in the foyer of Easton Community Centre in Kilburn Street. In keeping with our greener credentials, the Compaq workstations (also known as clients. Ed.) run on minimal power, having no moving parts such as hard disks and optical […]

LTSP goes to Manchester

July 15-16th Bridgewater hall Bristol Wireless took its new revised LTSP suite for 2 days to the Substance Conference in Manchester. The Dell server laptop has been newly installed and the Evo T20 thin clients have been configured on the server, 7 flat screens and 3 laptops made up a suite of 10 machines: it […]

Digital inclusion – reaching the unreachable…

Digital Inclusion Conference, The Brewery, London, Tuesday 30 April 08 Only two-thirds of people go online in the UK. The remaining third don’t use the internet at all. That’s 17 million people who are ‘digitally excluded’. This conference set out to address this remaining third. The government are so keen to address this issue that […]

LTSP goes to Manchester

On Wednesday 26th September the Bristol Wireless mobile LTSP suite went to the Beyond Engagement: Inclusion, Sport and Popular Culture conference organised by the Substance co-op at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. The aim of the conference was to explore ways of building on developments after the target audience has been found through the channels of sport, […]

Free software – you can’t give it away!

On Thursday 21 June, Bristol Wireless’ Bails and Rich Higgs attended the Connecting South West Conference in Taunton organised by the SWRDA on the future of ICT support for business. This event considered recent changes and developments in the provision and delivery of ICT support in the South West of England and was opened by […]

More Young people in Tents!

Bristol Wireless ran their mobile cybertent once again for 5 days in a field near Cheddar at the Big Green Gathering 2005. With our old friends and collaborators Psand providing connectivity to the net via their Satellite Uplink trucks. With up to 20 terminals in use by festival goers for over 6 hours a day […]

New Social Source Event

Bristol Wireless members attended the inaugral event in London last year and will be organising a trip to London in the Autumn. Latest News June 2005 Our next event has now been fixed for November 2005 and will take place immediately after this year’s UK Riders conference. The theme will be mix/match/migrate and will […]

Streaming from the chelsea

After some successful trials we are now streaming regular nights from the Chelsea Inn. Already we have had Jessie’s regular Wednesday open mike running for the last month and last week was Henry’s Hot Six, rocking modern jazz band plaing Tuesday night. The streams are live on internet and available using your favourite media player. […]

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 […]

ERN independence day

Saturday 3rd June 12am the Lord Mayor will be opening the celebrations of Easton Residents Network Independence day at Greenhaven, Greenbank Av Easton, Bristol. 12.00-5.00pm no doubt an opportunity to meet the press with tea and cakes. Greenhaven is residential supported housing that’s been connect to the wireless network since March, two Linux computers have […]

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, […]

Winter Celebration at the ECC

Bristol Wireless have been asked to have a stand at this event, any ideas what format this can take. All welcome. Hello everyone, Following our last Street Party meeting, it was suggested that we have a get together, photo exhibition, etc…. Well, my suggestion is – to link our get-together with the Winter Celebration and […]