Rich and I have finally approached the school about our long discussed idea of rolling out the network (and free computers) to parents of children at Bannerman Road School. We’ve pitched the idea as having everyone online for the September 2004 start of school year. Whether that’s feasible or not is still open for debate, […]
On December 4th the Bristol Wireless Redrak server will have been up continuously for one year with no downtime at all. Instead of a real-world meeting this December then, some of us thought it would be a good idea to have a party to celebrate, it being traditional at this time of the year. Assuming […]
IT Practioner Tutor/Network Adminstrator £19,500 per annum One year initially _____________________________________________________ With a minimum two years’ current IT teaching experience or relevant teaching qualification, you will deliver hardware maintenance and IT skills training. You will also maintain the computer network and have the ability to set up, configure and administer a LAN and deliver training […]
The Easton Cowboys now have a new website http://www.eastoncowboys.org.uk
I’ve not seen them myself, but apparently the Works bargain bookshop opposite "John Lewis" in Broadmead are selling Introductory Linux books published by Dorling Kindersley at a £1 a copy! One for the Xmas stocking.
I’ve started writing Course Materials (Students Notes and Session plans) for our free introductory courses for novices on the "TempWiki", so if anyone want’s to join in they’d be more than welcome, you can see the sort of format it’s supposed to be in, fairly clearly, I think. http://irvken.homelinux.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/TrainingNotes Spell and grammar checking would be […]
Yesterday we got into the ICT Suite thanks to Nigel from Easton Community Association ( trivia: Nigel used to be in Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark!) and with the help of Tall Paul we got all the machines dual booting between their default Windows OS and Suse. Partitioning was fast, the install was quick and […]
Hurrah! We’ve got the multia mounted and running the new antenna at the ECC; it’s all up and working ! 🙂 We still can’t see it from the lab tho :/ Lessons learnt: calling a rigger (£60.00) with all the tools makes the process easy. The LDF 450 cable is good but hard to use […]
As agreed at the last meeting we are about to erect another antenna on the Easton Community Centre. This will increase the signal range and accommodate a wider proportion of Easton. The rigger has given us a price of £60.00 and he can fit it on Thursday 14/10/03. We will be making up some cables […]
Bristol Wireless Network Report Introduction: Bristol Wireless currently has 2 main operating nodes running a distribution of Debian Linux. The nodes are situated at the Easton Community Centre (ECC) and the Chelsea Inn (Chelsea). The node at the Chelsea talks back to the main node at the ECC and also runs as an open access […]
Minutes can be found at http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanMinutes230803 Training & Support See last post – http://forums.mjleonard.me.uk/viewtopic.php?p=35#35 Training will start on October 23rd, it might be an idea to incorporate a surgery night with one of the training nights to clear some of the PC boxen out of the office. If we do this it might be a […]
I thought it had happened, well I had major suspicions anyway, and am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but many of the machines we gave away on the Give Away Day appear to have gone out with Windows still installed, albeit dual boot. The Suse installation disks if left to their own […]
I’ve built myself an access point using FreeBSD, and it’s dead easy! I have: One old P200 box (96meg ram, ethernet card, 2gig disk) One d-link dwl-520 prism 2.5 card A fresh install of FreeBSD on it ( http://www.freebsd.org ) Then to change this box into a functional access point takes just 5 commands! # […]
Well so far we’ve been unsuccessful at getting this working over wireless, but other people have said that it can be made to work so we will keep at it. The benefits of multicast streaming is that you can stream say a 4mbit bitrate video across the wireless and have in theory unlimited clients watching […]
I’ve just got a wireless USB box – I’ll post the info here as soon as I can get to it (it’s at work)….has anyone any experience of getting this sort of thing to work under Linux and, if so, which distro? More info soon.
Hi all, Forums seem to be up and running ok now. I hope to move them over to the forums.bristolwireless.net name soon, but until then they will stay here. 🙂 Anyone can post without registering, but you get more options if you register.