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Bannerman Road go-ahead

Richard and I had a good meeting with Adam Cattle the Education IT support officer with responsibility for Bannerman Road School on Friday (16/1) facilitated by Dick Turpin, the school’s community development worker, and one of the governors (or he might have left the governors to take up this post, I didn’t get clear that […]

Digital Storytelling

"Digital Storytelling uses digital media to create media-rich stories to tell, to share, and to preserve. Digital stories derive their power through weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid colour to characters, situations, and insights. The digital environment provides a unique opportunity for stories to be manipulated, combined and […]

Xmas party Reminder

Red Rak Birthday party Just a reminder to keep the evening of Friday 12th December free in your diaries for the social event of the year – the Bristol Wireless Xmas Party. It’s been a busy year, and next year looks set to be even busier with so many projects now getting off the ground. […]


Our initial approach to the Greater Bristol Foundaton who awarded us £1000 from their express fund for further funding for development planning either from the Community Chest and/or the Social Economy Business Development Fund ( have received a knock back, neither fund manager thinks BristolWireless would fulfill their criteria. All is not lost – […]


Transcode is a command line video stream conversion utility for GNU/Linux. It will successfully re-encode a huge variety of sources into a huge variety of outputs. It will be useful to the BW project as it is possible to encode stream from most video sources into MPEG4 formats like divx5 and xvid. It takes a […]

Bannerman Road School

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, […]

Greater Bristol Foundation funding

Bristol Wireless have just been awarded £1,000 by the Greater Bristol Foundation through their Express Fund. The money is for running the office, a small amount of kit, and towards the costs of our "events". They have also invited us to apply for funding from their Social Economy Business Development Fund. There are a […]

New online Linux Course from Linux Online

Intermediate Course =================== The new intermediate course is designed for those who have have completed our previous course, "Getting Started with Linux" and want to expand on what they learned. This course focuses on Linux system administration tasks, such as installation and configuration of programs providing network services. It goes into detail on how to […]

Job at Southmead Development Trust

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 […]