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News from a barn

It’s summer again (allegedly) and Bristol Wireless is sitting in the countryside playing with technology. We’re providing the technical infrastructure and running some of the workshops at Hacktionlab (news passim), which is being held this weekend at Stepping Stones Housing Co-operative, Highbury Farm in the picturesque Wye Valley. We’re using the barn as a dining […]

Flying on the DC10plus

The last 2 weeks yer ‘umble scribe has been to 2 events organised by DC10plus, a collaborative project that has grown up between the finalists (Bristol, Birmingham and Shropshire, Ealing, Hull, Norfolk, Nottingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Stratford on Avon and Sunderland) of the Government’s Digital Challenge, who have formed an alliance to spend £2 million […]

Experience the world of work at Bristol Wireless

We’ve been on new ground this week at Bristol Wireless. All week we’ve had Guy and Isaac, two pupils from Fairfield High School, with us in the lab as part of their work experience. BW: “What have you been doing with us this week?” Guy: “We’ve been learning about Linux, LTSP, hardware, building a computer […]

The Virtual Commons Night @ St Werburghs CC Sunday 11th May

Bristol Wireless are hosting an evening of radical geekery at St Werburghs Centre (Horley Road) on Sunday 11th May from 5.30pm. You’re invited to try out some of the excellent projects they’ve been developing with free software and discarded computer kit, listen to talks on the rise of the Creative Commons movement, learn about the […]

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 […]

We’re in Debian Weekly News!

Ben Green writes: We are in Debian Weekly News! We are down the bottom with: “Co-operative Breathes New Life into Old Machines with Debian” We’re in the news for the 21st April 2008 and the actual piece in question highlighted by Ben reads: Co-operative Breathes New Life into Old Machines with Debian “Bristol Wireless is […]

Making (radical) history

A date for your diaries: on Sunday 11th May next, Bristol Wireless will be hosting an event entitled ‘The Virtual Commons’ at St Werburghs Community Centre. It will form part of Bristol Radical History Group’s forthcoming ‘Down With The Fences’ programme, which runs from Thursday May 1st to Sunday May 11th 2008. The fortnight of […]

Dove St update

As part of a longstanding commitment to Dove Street Action Group (DSAG), Bristol Wireless are developing a wireless network around the flats. This work had been funded by UFI under the user journey project. There is still some infrastructure left to install, but the first two households have now been connected. Both are really pleased […]

The white rabbit vanishes

Easterhegg 2008 in Cologne has now vanished, like the rabbit down the hole in Alice in Wonderland and – besides the souvenir mug and T-shirt – what’s left besides memories? I hope to try and answer that question.    It’s been a wonderful long Easter weekend in the Rhineland, including the unexpected sight of snow […]

We’re supporting Document Freedom Day, are you?

It’s just over a week to go to Document Freedom Day on 26th March and Bristol Wireless’ promotional pack – full of stickers, leaflets and a flag – has been received safely from the Free Software Foundation Europe (thanks 🙂 ). Here at Bristol Wireless, we’ve worked since our creation with open standards and are […]

DROID – Luke Vibert in a digital world

D.R.O.I.D; a club: big and heavy. An extraordinary occasion featuring a stellar cast of 21st century dance music from top draw live guests, DJs and some virtual avatar stars. The line-up includes: Luke Vibert: (Warp / Rephlex) Various Production dj (Deep dub / Spooky beats / Dubstep) Bass Clef (Dub / 2-step / Electronica) Vexkiddy […]