There are a couple of events coming up later this week if you are at a loose end in Bristol. Friday 25th May sees the annual return of Silver Surfers’ Day (SSD). SSD is an opportunity for everyone to do something practical to help older people (aged 50+) join the digital age. So far the […]
Here at the lab, we’re busy preparing a new server for an LTSP install for CSV Environment. Of course, we had to buy the box in – this time from Dell – paying the inevitable ‘Windows tax’ in the process since it came with an unwanted copy of Windows Vista and we intended to feed […]
Following a talk down the pub the other night, Mike Harris of Psand went and checked the unused, 5 years old, home-made wireless cantenna on the roof of his current digs that used to connect to Bristol Wireless’ network and it still worked! Anyway, here’s the story in his own words: Hi All, Just thought […]
Bristol Wireless is well known in the open source world for its love of playing with the bleeding edge of technology and this occasionally has some unexpected benefits. One of these is that today we publicly announce the development of a new networking protocol – WCTP – or wireless cider transmission protocol. Almost since its […]
Our thanks are due to National Deposit Friendly Society, a mutual friendly society based in Clifton and providing personal insurance and finance products, who have kindly donated a number of PC’s, laptops and printers to Bristol Wireless. They were donated due to one of their employees, Clare Stevenson, being aware of our project. She has […]
One of the founding principles of Bristol Wireless has been to extend the life of computer hardware and the latest manifestation of this is that, in collaboration with Byteback, we are now able to offer the public fully functioning, refurbished PCs for the ridiculously cheap price of £50. All the machines have a thorough health […]
On Wednesday 8th March 2007, Bristol Wireless, ably assisted by Westcom, went as exhibitors to the ICT Hub Regional Conference in Taunton for the voluntary sector. Attending as exhibitors, we took along the mobile LTSP suite (this time 12 terminals), VoIP telephones and lots of information about free and open source software and piles of […]
Sunderland has been revealed as the Government’s Digital Challenge competition winner and will receive £3m to deliver its plans for a digitally enabled community to benefit some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in the area. As the winner of the Digital Challenge, Sunderland is now recognised as an example in how ICT […]
In the last week Bristol Wireless received the following email from Michelle Edmundson of the ICT Hub. Many thanks for applying for the ICT Hub Awards. This was the first year the awards took place and we received 130 entries. The entries have provided some valuable case studies for others to learn from and it […]
On 24 and 25 February 2007, OpenStreetMap volunteers will be adding Bristol to the global mapping revolution. Contributors to the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project are meeting in Bristol with the aim of completely mapping the streets and other major features of the city.Anyone wishing to take part in the mapping weekend are asked to meet at […]
Ben Green reports that there is a metapackage available for the forthcoming Bristol Wireless Linux distribution, which is based on Debian’s latest ‘etch‘ version. The version available for testing, codenamed 0.1.0, can currently only be obtained by people connected to Bristol Wireless network, since it resides on the magico server, which is not accessible to […]
Following the recent exceptionally stormy weather of the last couple of weeks, Bristol Wireless’ Lloyd Cohen and Rich Higgs have paid a visit to Holroyd House on Windmill Hill – our most exposed location – and Armada House in Kingsdown to check the condition of the bolts holding our antennae to the buildings. While they […]
As of 23rd January, Bristol City Council is changing its website address to make it easier for visitors to remember and use. From that date the new web address for the council will be http://www.bristol.gov.uk. The hyphen and ‘city’ previously used in the old address, http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk, are being dropped to shorten the address and to […]
Bristol Wireless’s backbone is now live, giving us wide coverage within the city.
Today we say goodbye and wish bon voyage to May, one of our volunteers, who is returning home to China.
The more keen eyed of our visitors will have noticed that the Bristol Wireless site is now wearing new clothes.
Around the recent Christmas period, Bristol Wireless installed two new LTSP suites on opposite sides of the city.
Last week was a busy one for wireless news as both Bristol and Manchester announce plans for infrastructure projects.
The LTSP suite at Princess Royal Gardens has recently been refurbished and upgraded; Woodsy takes a look.
Bristol Wireless is introducing a new Announce mailing list