Until December 31st, 2007, one can get the OLPC under the Give One Get One program . However, when I tried to order one online, I encountered the same problem as CFR : you’re required to create a Paypal account and the online web form is meant for US and Canada donors.
“If I live outside of the US or Canada, may I participate in Give One Get One? Yes, but only if you provide a shipping address within the US or Canada. To participate, please call 1-949-608-2865. International calling charges will apply.”
So, I called today (December 31st, 2007), gave my credit card and my P.O Box address in Florida and placed an order. It will be useful to have two OLPCs at TTCS meetings to demonstrate the mesh capability of the OLPC laptops. The official OLPC wiki also has lots of information ,both news and technical details about the OLPC.
Re-coded the installers for Kobo Deluxe v0.51 (which was released December 27th, 2007) and VirtualDub using NSIS and improved on the installers by using the actual program icons for the program shortcuts in the Windows’ Start Menu. Seemingly small detail, but it is the small details that can detract from using a program.
Kim Davies advised by way of background for new Board members that the board is regularly asked to approve redelegations of ccTLDs and in more recent times there has been at least one per Board meeting for consideration. IANA Staff prepares a report that provides a recommendation to the Board. The report is considered confidential but on approval by the Board a version of the report is made public on the website. Some portions of the analysis of the request for redelegation are not made public.
The redelegation application for .BB ( Barbados) meets all of the necessary criteria. The current operator supports the transfer as does the Government, who is the proposed operator. There is limited support from the local Internet community; however, Staff have visited Barbados and discussed matters locally. Staff also met with the proposed operators at ICANN’s San Juan meeting. Currently the nameservers do not meet the technical test; however, these will be made more robust, and Staff recommends the redelegation be approved.
IANA will review nameservers performance to ensure compliance if the Board approves the request.
Steve Goldstein moved, and Demi Getschko seconded the following resolution:
Whereas, the .BB top-level domain is the designated country-code for Barbados.
Whereas, ICANN has received a request for redelegation of .BB to the Government of Barbados Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development’s Telecommunications Unit.
Whereas, ICANN has reviewed the request, and has determined that the proposed redelegation would be in the best interest of the local and global Internet communities.
It is hereby resolved (___), that the proposed redelegation of the .BB domain to the Government of Barbados Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development’s Telecommunications Unit is approved.
A voice vote was taken of all Board Members present and all Board Members present approved the motion unanimously by a vote of 13 to 0.
Even more updated street maps of Trinidad on Google Maps since October 17, 2007. There is now street data for nearly the western side of Trinidad and the original locations mentioned in the October 17th, 2007 blog post have more street details added.
In Windows, I often have multiple Explorer windows open as I cut/copy and paste files between multiple locations. Time is wasted Alt-Tabbing to switch to the Windows Explorer session I need and the desktop becomes cluttered. Often I wished that I could group the Windows Explorer sessions in tabs like Mozilla Firefox does for webpages. There are several freeware multi-tab Window Explorer replacements but I never felt comfortable using those as I preferred the familiar interface of Windows Explorer.
WinTabber to the rescue! WinTabber is a tabmanager that can add tab support to almost any window under windows 2000/XP. Meaning you can group several Windows Applications under one window, with each application in its own tab.
Here’s a screenshot showing three Windows Explorer sessions in one window :
Tux Paint v0.9.18, the fun open source drawing program for kids is available from New Breed Software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista and PowerPC based Macs (versions for older Windows 98/Me, Intel based Macs will be available soon).
A key feature of the new release is the ability to write and add your own “Magic Tools” plugins. Read the Tux Paint press release for more details.
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having a tech meeting on Saturday November 24th, 2007 from 1 to 5pm at Engineering Consultants at 112A Edward Street, Port of Spain (corner of Oxford and Edward Street).At this meeting, we will be looking at the DIS 29500 (Microsoft Office Open XML format). This draft standard is currently being reviewed by the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) IT committee.