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Paint It Black: This Weeks Updates

Things move quickly here at Farset Towers ^H^H^H^H^H Labs. Twenty four hours ago, we had nothing special happening soon and no real ‘pattern’ of events. We hadn’t made any real changes to the space other than the brilliant work that the Weavers Court contractors have done to get the space up to spec. First big […]

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Retro Rejuvenation

Today saw even more donations come in, especially of some really cool old gaming hardware. So we’ve taken a rush of blood to the head and decided to take them all out of their boxes tomorrow (Tuesday), put them out on tables and have a play. You’re more than welcome to join us and explore […]

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Still Alive

The launch day went, in our humble opinions, fantastically. As in, really fantastic. We’ve met our targets and everything passed smoothly, but, far more importantly, we had an awful lot of fun.  A range of projects were attempted by those in the space over the 24-hr period, some of which were unexpected, all of which […]

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Liveblog: Launch-day Lunacy

Today is the day; After a long time coming (too long for some), Farset Labs is ready to launch in an ‘open beta’ stage. From 1500, we’ll open the doors (for a small fee for non-members), and we’ll be live-blogging here for your delectation. To get involved in the community; join us on IRC, Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Final preparations

Another day of frantic work and continuous driving has brought us much closer to our launch tomorrow. The plumbers have completely fitted the toilets to a great standard and the electricians are making sense of the circuits around the building; the puzzle pieces that were outside our control have pretty much fallen into place. After […]

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Burning the candle at both ends

The Farset Labs team is still in the space at one in the morning – now that’s dedication! We went in this morning with no working network, no backbone connection, little equipment and no computers running. Over fourteen hard hours later, we now have every viable socket networked, switches installed, WiFi running, our Tibus internet […]

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Donation Day

Thank you very much to everyone who has offered to donate equipment to Farset Labs – we’re very grateful, as members’ generosity is what has allowed us to start. However, none of it is in the space yet, so we’d like to let you know that today (Wednesday 4th April), Farset Labs will be open […]

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It’s the little things that count…

We very much appreciate the donations that we’ve already received – without the community, Farset Labs doesn’t exist, so it’s great to see people supporting us. What we’re seeing however are some pretty big-ticket items, which is great, but we also need the small stuff. Grouped together, the items that are listed below are pretty […]

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The All Island Software Network

We are very pleased to announce the generous support of yet another group, the All Island Software Network, a joint partnership between Intertrade Ireland, the Irish Software Association, and Momentum, the Trade Association for IT in Northern Ireland. They supply businesses across the whole island of Ireland with plentiful funding, advice, routes for cross-border relations […]

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Launch-Day Hackathon

Friday 6th April, 1500 – Saturday 7th April 1500 This is our ‘soft launch’ event running with no equipment, no budget, very little furniture, no PR and a case of beer. Entry will be £5, or Free for members (Sign-up will be available on-site, hint hint), and we’ll try and get some munchies/a few drinks […]