Howdy, Mike. I've been following your blog for a while, but don't think I've introduced myself yet - I'm Mel, an intern at the 1cc office primarily working on Content (but slowly edging towards working on the "wait... volunteers don't have a way to get involved!" problem).
Thought you might enjoy some discussions we (primarily Mitchell, Nikki, Ronny, and myself) have been having on the "need better ways to get people to Participate" front - in particular, OLPC volunteers portal and User:Mchua/Volunteers portal, though there's also been discussion on emulation, Jams, and a bit of Summer of Content (as in, having interns tackle the OLPC-volunteer interface as a SoCon project). Would love to talk with you about what you're doing with developer relations, and bounce off some ideas. I'm usually on #olpc and #olpc-content as mchua. Mchua 05:35, 14 August 2007 (EDT)
From convo today
Some places to point interest towards (folks can ping me on all of these atm):
- Jams - if people want to run one at their school/location
- Grassroots groups & country groups - like OLPC Austria, OLPC Philippines, etc. if people want to start a local group, and there's at least 10 of them incl. at least one person who wants to lead
- University program - also covers things like classes, community service projects... see also Classrooms for Free Culture
- Participate - to get refactored this weekend with the contacts you asked for. Also, Projects and Content projects needs an overhaul... I'll see what I can do.
Mchua 16:11, 17 August 2007 (EDT)
Moved to Talk:Emulating_the_XO#Emulation_overhaul.
Talk in Taiwan nov 2-4?
Mcfletch, there's a converence on open software for laptops going on in Taipei in a couple of weeks; they want someone from OLPC to talk. Would you be interested? They can cover expenses, and want someone who really knows the software team and development; they'll have the sw lead from Asus's eee project there along with a bunch of their devs hoping to build open source community around their platform. Sj talk 18:23, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
There is an updated screeenshot of Measure Activity on Measure.
Also Ive uploaded more screenshots, though have yet to put them on the main Measure page.
--Arjs 13:21, 20 October 2007 (EDT)
the core MediaWiki strings are in the MediaWiki: namespace. You can find the one you're looking for by searching through Special:Allmessages -- in this case, MediaWiki:Sidebar. As an admin, you should be able to change this yourself. --Sj talk to me 14:07, 20 December 2007 (EST)
Developers manual naming
The developers manual subpages are looking good. Many people have been linking to them. I moved developers to developers manual and updated the dev section of the participate page to include all the core elements of 'how to get involved as a dev' that the current developers page was serving.
I've also been thinking about naming schemes and ways to cut down on subpages / encourage cross linking.
I reckon each page should get its own name, not as a subpage of the rest of the manual -- aside from the introductory pages and TOC, the manual is just one more view of the most useful info for devs on the wiki. Moving everything to a subpage can be confusing unless it will only ever be used in the contxt of a certain book or sequence. You demonstrate the point by adding the nice subviews by right-hand navbox for emulation, sugar hacking, &c.
(NB: Even the HIG, which was largely new material when Eben was writing it, would be better served by not using subpages... we've left it in its current form partly because it is so focused on unified layout across its pages and isn't undergoing active editing). Cheers, --Sj talk to me 00:15, 25 December 2007 (EST)
Hacking your XO
I've seen a forum for XO hacks; and was just talking to christoph about how to hack your sugar colors, update an image on the fly, and run the new airplane mode... the sorts of things that road-warriors will want to know before they know about the latest activities or security features. We should probably poke that forum to see if they can maintain these pages; and perhaps this calles for a Hack your XO page here? 22.214.171.124 18:55, 22 December 2007 (EST)
Smaller version of sleeping.svg
Hi Mike... I noticed the sleeping.svg file in your OLPCGames distribution is larger than it really needs to be. Here is a smaller version that looks about the same: Image:Sleeping.svg (direct link). —Joe 15:51, 25 December 2007 (EST)
--Nikki 12:34, 9 February 2008 (EST)