Bristol Indymedia return to our screens today just in time for the G8 and today’s Bristol demonstration. Bristol Wireless are pleased to have donated a machine for a new server for Bristol Indymedia to host their News Site on, to replace the one seized by the authorities in the run-up to what would probably have […]
Bristol Wireless have successfully installed a new broadband computer suite in a sheltered housing unit, improving the quality of life for its 54 residents.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 ❗ LAST MEETING BEFORE EVENT ❗ TUESDAY 25th MAY Venue: Easton Community Association Time: 6.30PM Agenda: 1. Artwork/Press/PR T-shirt/Stencil Poster/flyer https://www.bristolwireless.net/images/wireless.pdf https://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bwfestflyer.pdf https://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bwfestflyerA5.pdf https://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 https://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 […]
Dear All You may have heard of Education Unlimited. It is an exciting new Learning and Skills Council funded project only available in Bristol. With strong support from local business it took the view that a radical new approach to learning was needed if we are ever to harness the potential of all our young […]
We now have a link to our IRC Server from the front page of the website, using a CGI script edited and installed by our good friend Alex (Hashbang), so you can join all of us IRC loafers at the click of a button. Click on the link below, create yourself a nickname and join […]
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, […]
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 […]
Tonight at 6.30 there will be an IRC meeting to discuss the Community IT festival. The lab has 6 terminals for people to use if you don’t have a connection at home and there’s the Chelsea with 2 machines too. If you don’t know how to use IRC – a good tutorial can be found […]
The first node for the Easton Residents Network is being rolled out today at Greenhaven Sheltered Housing Greenbank Avenue East BS5 6EW Hopefully they’ll be a report here later today as to how it went.
From: Sam Rossiter <firstname.lastname@example.org> As some of you will be aware I writing an evaluation of the project that you are running with the Easton Residents Network (ERN). My methodology for doing this has been one of action or participatory research; what this means is that I have come to the project with no pre-determined […]
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 […]
This is a fairly small Yahoo group set up for Easton residents to discuss Easton. http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/easton_bristol/
Forwarded from Bristol LUG mailing list – how is that radio course development going Paul? :). Hey all I’m currently involved in an internet radio station project. We have a 3 hour show each week, and for the other 24×6+21 hours the original show is looped.So I was thinking of maybe having a techie show […]
Bristol Wireless Media Focus Group meeting – held on Thursday 20th Nov 03 DEMO DAY A constructive discussion took place around the theme of ‘Content for the Wireless Network’. A plan emerged to run a DEMO DAY in the new year where examples of content can be shown on a working delivery system. The outline […]
Thanks to Rich for all the help and advice – we have two omni’s up and running on Sydenham Road (back of Ninetree Hill) and Armada Place. I’m posting this from the new office! We have built the system from the ground up using Debian with two MA311 cards. I hope to be able to […]
We’re building up quite a nice lending library of computer text books and philosophy of technology at the Lab, if anybody wants to do some self-instruction or just wants a riveting read. Some people have donated the cream of their book collection, while others have just brought in the dregs. 🙂 Any donations welcome!