Some of the following is well thought out. Some of it isn't!
 My Neighborhood
I have 2 G1G1 XO.
My 3 year old grandson shares one with his mother, my daughter. My grandson is Spanish/English bilingual. My daughter teaches English in Mexico. My daughter, and my grandson took theirs to Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico.
They need access to communities and libraries in both languages.
My wife, an educator shares one with me.
I'm getting the infrastructure in place for a learning community with two sites.
We configured presence service from xochat.org. It was too crowded! Went elsewhere.
I STILL think I'll need my own school server.
 Running Sugar Emulator on Gutsy Gibbon
I distilled the following Gutsy Gibbon 7.10: command line example from his posts in a Dec 29 OLPC emulation NEED LINK thread on the sugar mail list. We need similar incantations for other tools and operating systems. Adding Gutsy Gibbon 7.10: Synaptic Package Manager
Add jani's "repository" to your list of package sources.
Using your favorite editor add two lines to the file /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jani/ubuntu gutsy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jani/ubuntu gutsy main
you also need to be sure that gutsy-updates is enabled, so make sure this line is uncommented in the file:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-updates main restricted universe
Hmm!! I have:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
not the same syntax and it enables the multiverse, too! I don't recall the provenance of my sources.list file, lots of things have been added for multimedia, etc.
Gutsy: Command line
update the packages list:
sudo apt-get update
then install the whole environment with
sudo apt-get install sugar-emulator sugar-activities
Gutsy: Synaptic Package Manager
click the reload button
search for "sugar" (name and description) using Synaptic Package Manager, check sugar-emulator and sugar-activities most everything else is selected to satisfy dependencies. You may see other sugar activities you want to check.
note: In either case the update or reload takes a long time. Lots of failures NEED to understand and cleanup my sources.list.
look through the comments of jani's blog entries
remember there were some comments about additional packages that needed to be installed for use on ubuntu. Maybe the ones indicated as prerequisites in the sugar-jhbuild instructions below.
 My Projects
Organizing a project to port the WorldVistA implementation of the US Veterans Administration VistA Medical Informations System to the OLPC.
 Free Rice
Been thinking about ideas for a multilingual activity based on freerice.com.
Gotta go find those notes!
 Wish list
 My Neighborhood restructuring
Structure My Neighborhood into zones. Want to be able to easily see things of interest. Not yet thought whether this needs tweaking to harmonize it with the Human Interface Guidlines
- Connection Zone
- Access points and mesh networks compactly displayed in a small corner of the display.
- Radio Zone
- Folks in the G1G1 community want to see strangers who appear in their physical neigborhood.
- Internet Community Zone
- Students with a local mesh communities need to clearly see guests who are joining the from remote locations.
Hmm. Could create filters for all of the above.
- Filter Zone hides folks
- not participating in any activity
- not participating in an activity I'm sharing
- not a member of a group I belong to
- not a member of specific group
Distinguish these zones using
- Shading of the background
- Spatial arrangement
 Learning Communities (Groups)
- Geographic regions
- Age groups
- XO activity
- Curricular Topics
Need to belong to multiple communities.
 My School Server
my own school server
I have downloaded OLPC_XS_LATEST.iso
would be great if there were service providers for most of the below
We want to be part of larger community.
Presence service doesn't scale well.
Will the scaling issues be solved, and will there be large servers to support the entire G1G1 community?
Or, will smaller communities have to form to spread out the load?
If so individual laptops will need connect to multiple presence servers?
In the meantime we are getting presence service from xochat.org
on local server for privacy?
school, district, region, country, global.
different levels of peer and/or expert review.
what libraries will the G1G1 community have access to?
- Have cable modem in MX,
- Qwest ISDN in New Mexico, US.
- cache might help even with only a couple users over a congested 128K link.
- probably put school server at friend's with cable modem.
- no bottleneck when all laptops are connecting via dsl or better.