Happy Tuesday, it's 57 North Hacklab Open Evening.
Come along, email and let us know your plans if you fancy.
All the usual covid blah blah applies, precautions and check-in with the QR
code and stuff. We need to be sensible, it's not like it's a work meeting
at Downing street, so we best avoid hard drugs, flaming sambucas, naked
dancing, singing happy birthday, and that sort of thing.
See you down the hackspace, if you're heading down. I'll be there from
around 7pm, probably muttering about web services and reading stuff I don't
understand on stack overflow.
I noticed in Lidl they've got Parkside 12v dremel-like rotary tools, has
anyone tried one of these?
It seems like a good deal at £17, I've never used a cordless rotary multi
tool though. They had loads of them in the wellington road branch, though
I think it's last week's lidl in the middle offer.
Anyway, just in the off chance anyone else has tried one, thought I'd ask,
before taking a punt.
Hope everyone's well.
It's Tuesday again, so 57North's open day / evening. I'll be along,
probably about 7 or 8, not totally sure though. Let us know your plans, or
just see you there.
Please don't forget to follow all the normal covid measures, and scan the
QR code on arrival.
Also, as mentioned by Tom & Nick, ICYMI, folk will be on WorkAdventure on
as a Scottish Consulate gathering. Not to be confused with the Scottih
Embasy, which is a pub downtown on Trinity Street, I've not been in, it
looks fine, but I don't think they have an ambassador serving Ferrero
Rocher on silver platters.
On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 09:01:28PM +0000, Nick Boyd wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This Friday (21st) is the third Friday of the month and so at 8pm we will
> be having the Sixth Consular Convention for Control & Prohibition of
> Pandemics on WorkAdventure/Jitsi .
> Everyone is invited to turn up, have a few lemonades and shoot the breeze.
> This is an informal catchup for 57North members and Scottish Consulate
> diaspora around the world; a continuation of our regular lockdown video
> Hope to see you on WorkAdventure this Friday at 8pm Aberdeen time.
Excellent, I'll be there mulling wine or swilling whisky
Hope everyone had a great xmas and new year.
It's Tuesday again, so hackspace open night. I'll be along around 7 or 8,
probably thinkering with some web services stuff, and maybe some signage
bits n bobs, if screen fatigue sets in. Hit back with a reply if you're
heading in too, let us know what's on the cards.
Anyone got any fun projects they're starting this year?
We're in the same ole covid level as ever, so please follow the normal
guidelines and do the track and trace QR code thing when you arrive.
See you there
There have been complaints about the wi-fi in the space not being very good. The area of the space is quite a bit larger than the average house that the tiny router was intended to cover. Instead, we could deploy some Unifi access points throughout the space to give better coverage and better spectrum utilisation (using lower power to talk to the AP nearest to you).
I've got one access point to put into the space, but ideally we would like 2 or 3. If we got more then we could start covering more of the room that we are in, potentially even giving coverage to people outside the front door which has been requested by those that don't have keys.
Thanks to Ana for working with me one afternoon to take apart the ceiling and stick some Ethernet in it, we now have a new rack between the radio desk and the multimedia(?) desk that has wired Ethernet. We've also run patches to the switch in the desk and to the laser printer. Moving PiMPD onto the wired Ethernet would save some bandwidth as streaming music probably does jam up the channel a bit. Everything is there ready for this to happen but I don't know how PiMPD is configured so I didn't touch it.
I will add a static IP for the laser printer and get that added to the wiki so that it's super easy (and reliable) to print from wherever you are in the space.