Re: New lurker! :-)

2007-10-15 Thread Ed Montgomery
Hi. Recently saw an OLPC computer at Ontario Linux Fest, courtesy of a great presentation by Michael C. Fletcher. He suggested a brief self-intro as protocol for joining the list, etc. Here goes: Canadian high school teacher, record can be found here:

Re: Language lurker! :-)

2007-10-27 Thread Ed Montgomery
Language lurker here... For those who might not be familiar with it, may I mention having a look at the children's paint program, Tuxpaint at tuxpaint.org. They have been developing the program for several years, and it has been translated into over 70 languages at the moment, using the .pot

Re: Clocks, calendars and time ;-)

2007-11-15 Thread Ed Montgomery
Ah, forgive me for butting in once again...;-) I just gotta say I love these discussions you're having. Apparently the wikipedia clock/stopwatch articles weren't enough...ok, try this for today's date and time: http://www.ecben.net/calendar.shtml You both have valid points, there is no right or

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 21, Issue 38

2007-11-15 Thread Ed Montgomery
Ah, forgive me for butting in once again...;-) I just gotta say I love these discussions you're having. Apparently the wikipedia clock/stopwatch articles weren't enough...ok, try this for today's date and time: http://www.ecben.net/calendar.shtml You both have valid points, there is no right or

Re: Egads! :-)

2007-11-16 Thread Ed Montgomery
treating it as a thin client, to address those in some countries who may feel it is important to have children learn ms office and windows for employment purposes? Schools should be teaching the concept of word processing not a specific word processor but that is as far as I will go with

Re: Sorry, quickie example

2007-11-16 Thread Ed Montgomery
Just a couple of quick examples, if you care about kids, and you care about their education, etc., then supporting M$ in any way, shape, or form, is not the way to go: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gatesx07jan07,0,6827615.story

Re: Commodore Emulators

2007-11-18 Thread Ed Montgomery
[Same goes for C64 emulators... there are still folks in chemistry and biology and physics who have useful code that runs on the Commodore machines.. even at Big 10 universities. ;)] I have found this to be an EXCELLENT commodore machines emulator, which I've run on several linux

Re: languages et al.

2007-11-24 Thread Ed Montgomery
Fascinating, as Spock would say...:-) I taught for two years in a small town called Haenam, in South Korea, and two years in Japan on Jet program (currently just wandering around Japan :-)), and likewise studied a few languages in university, etc., having always been fascinated by them. (Kanji

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 22, Issue 2

2007-12-02 Thread Ed Montgomery
Just a quick suggestion/idea: I note that Gcompris is being worked on, but I did not see a reference to Childsplay anywhere, so I'd like to throw this out there. I think all the Childsplay activities could be ported to sugar relatively easily. The programs are in Python, use .ogg and .png files,

Re: Childsplay

2007-12-02 Thread Ed Montgomery
Sorry for the dupe. I'm always forgetting to change the subject...sigh...:-) Just a quick suggestion/idea: I note that Gcompris is being worked on, but I did not see a reference to Childsplay anywhere, so I'd like to throw this out there. I think all the Childsplay activities could be ported

Re: .xo archive?

2007-12-05 Thread Ed Montgomery
I'm wondering if there is a 'master' archive/directory/list of ALL .xo packages? I've been looking, and have found SOME on source code list, others on a packaging list, etc. So, for example, I've wandered amongst several lists/sites looking for a tamtam.xo, but so far, all I have found is source

Re: Someone didn't get the memo...;-)

2007-12-19 Thread Ed Montgomery
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:27:54 -0500 From: John Richard Moser [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Oprofile, swap To: Ivan Krsti? [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 (Note: most of this message isn't very useful

Re: Printing et al.

2008-01-03 Thread Ed Montgomery
Having been a computer teacher for several years, I set up a network printer for those teachers who requested it, (but it was a CONSTANT hassle, from paper jam problems, to misconfiguration, toner cartridges, etc. I got around the problem by handing off the problems to windows techs, which left

Re: Protecting children

2008-01-06 Thread Ed Montgomery
=164928 (Feel free to contact me or oct.ca to verify, etc.) I.e., you really do need to know whom you are dealing with. I assume the U.S. has a similar system? In any case, I'll be happy to volunteer to look after a teacher/developer whatever website in child security issues, etc. Sincerely, Ed

Re: passwords, etc.

2008-01-12 Thread Ed Montgomery
Regarding the note about the 'paranoid' password filtering, etc. Changing passwords as root does not involve any of the 'too short', 'too similar', etc. problems mentioned. Root, being god-like, can change any password to anything. For regular users, it is an education about password security!

Re: 'development' et al.

2008-01-26 Thread Ed Montgomery
Re: see quoted below, etc. Ah, kids these days...young whippersnappers...;-) How about doing some work on DSLinux? ;-) (i.e. linux for the Nintendo DS...about 4 megs ram to work with, etc.) Now THERE'S a challenge! :-) You should be whipping bits around at light speed with 256 megs

Re: Alternative power/recharging source?

2008-02-22 Thread Ed Montgomery
Came across this rather amazing item the other day, and instantly thought this might be a very, very useful power/recharging mechanism for the XO... A lamp powered by gravity producing 40 watts over 4 hours...using gravity! :-) (Consider the XO using about 2 watts...) Not affected by

Re: New long range router! :-)

2008-03-19 Thread Ed Montgomery
I'm wondering if the OLPC has become aware of a new long-range wi-fi router, reported in MIT review. Apparently, gives 6Mps for at least 60 miles! Could be very useful in some remote areas. http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20432/