Archives week 42 of 2007
Oct. 15, 2007 - Oct. 21, 2007
I have a lot of screen shots in my presentations on the OLPC. I spent rather a long time (probably 2 or 3 hours) collecting and capturing them, and since that's all time paid for by the project, the results should be more easily available than having to download the presentations and pull out the ...
We had a long discussion yesterday about the similarities between "social innovation" and "technical innovation" projects. There was broad general agreement that both of these are aspects of the same process, that is, that all social innovation is a form of a technical innovation, and the obverse.
I tried to make the point, though I'm ...!-->!-->
Group at the meeting today was more of a cross-disciplinary group convened to allow people to share ideas. Four talks with discussion after each, OLPC, MaRS Background, MaRS Social Innovation and a presentation from one of the MaRS incubator companies.
Seemed to generate quite a bit of interest. We have one storied physics' prof who ...!-->!-->
Due to an email glitch, the confirmation for today's design conference never got through. Last minute check has me on the ticket so-to-speak, but didn't get an extensive set of design-related questions put together. I'm planning to direct our energies toward the Sugar UI and the various activities and their sharing mechanisms.
Wish I had ...!-->!-->
SJ suggested that I attend a conference in Taipei, Taiwan, and the conference organizers have generously offered to sponsor my trip. Asus will be presenting their EEEpc and their plans for creating a developer program around the platform. We really need to make sure that we're not duplicating effort across the platforms, and that the ...
Presented the project down at Bell Canada this morning. Quiet meeting, only two people asking how to get involved. Hopefully just needs to percolate a bit. Anyway, two people is good if they do something wonderful :) .
After that spent the bulk of the day on various errands around town, picking up wedding dresses ...!-->!-->
Putting together the presentation for this evening. It would be so much more fun if I was paid to teach people things. Oh well. For now need to try to get some work done before errands kill the day's productivity.
Planning to present continuations at the PyGTA meeting tomorrow. Continuations are the fundamental control construct of computer programming. Everything else is just syntactic sugar. They have some interesting applications when exposed directly, but most people use them to create other abstractions that are easier to understand. Tomorrow we'll be exploring just what these things are ...
Spent Friday and Saturday on the presentation for Ontario Linux Fest. Went well, about 17.5 solid hours of talking, much of that talking loudly. As a result I've got a really gravelly voice right now. Lots of developer interest, challenge now is to turn that interest into actual developers :) .
However, I really, really, ...!-->!-->