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 […]
News about or from Bristol Wireless
I am hoping to start a discussion of what software we want on our Bristol Wireless Distro. I am currently thinking of re-mastering morphix and adding a few more packages to it. It is the only distro which comes (in its light GUI form) with XFCE as the default desktop, and a fairly well configured […]
Please print several of these out and distribute wherever you are http://forums.bristolwireless.net/files/trainingposter.rtf
I suggest Tuesday Jan 13th for the next meeting – 6.30, I’ll start writing an agenda up on the wiki, and we need to have a proper AGM, so we could plan it for Febuary at the January meeting.
Had some rather serious mail server problems which are fixed to an extent now. It still has a problem that qmail doesn’t seem to like the new libc6 from deb-unstable; not much I can do about that at the moment. The mail works, just don’t expect any of the error messages (bounces, etc.) to make […]
I am hoping to test at least one distro a week and post the results here in this topic. I will be testing them on a variety of platforms and making brief reports. Please join me and try to chart the ever expanding distro space. The trouble with sites like distro watch is they include […]
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Well I think the best plan to extend the network now is to install another node the same as the ECC in say St Pauls or St Werburghs. Linking the 2 together would be best done using a point to point (can to can) link with 2 Buffalos in the PCMCIA slots of the multias. […]
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 ( http://www.gbf.org.uk/52.asp#) have received a knock back, neither fund manager thinks BristolWireless would fulfill their criteria. All is not lost – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
If anyone’s using Evolution as a mail client then it does a brilliant RSS feed from the bbs.
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, […]
Bristol Wireless have just been awarded £1,000 by the Greater Bristol Foundation through their Express Fund. http://www.gbf.org.uk/52.asp# 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 […]
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 […]
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