archive - August 2008

August Meeting Media

Here are links my photos, presentation slides and archived audio from the meeting. The automatic MP3 capture from worked exceedingly well and also provided toll free numbers to those dialing in. We were, however, constrained to staying near the speaker phone at both locations, but that was workable.

The audio is stored on, which offers an embedded audio player or downloading in various audio formats. I’ve posted my timestamped annotations on the page so you can advance the audio player to the portions you want to hear. With the slides open in another window, you can follow along the audio of my trip report.

Thanks again to the teams at Nortel for helping with logistics, Anna Schoolfield for calling in from Birmingham on a busy Saturday and to the new and regular attendees for bringing your energy.

written by Mike Lee on 23 August 2008 2 commenti

August Meeting

Michael Connet will host us again at Nortel Networks on Capital Hill for the August meeting.

What: Family XO Mesh Meetup
When: Saturday, August 23rd, 2008, 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Nortel Networks, 101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20001 [

I’ll do a trip report on my recent visit to OLPC Headquarters and the Media Lab and we’ll be calling Anna Schoolfield in Birmingham to get an update on the upcoming deployment of 14,000 XOs there. I will also bring the OLPC 10 watt solar panel, which is now being sold by

Update: We will be doing the video conference again with Nortel’s Ottawa office where some of their staff and local XO owners will convene. I am trying out a conference call service that should be able to record the audio from DC, Ottawa and Anna’s call in from Birmingham to download later as an MP3.

One non-OLPC goodie I will have with me is a set of Siftables from the Ambient Intelligence Group of the Media Lab. Siftables are tiny gesture sensitive information displays that can sense each other’s presence and communicate back to a desktop PC via Bluetooth. It’s hard to give a short explanation of what they do exactly, but the demo I have installed features a Nicholas Negroponte Digital Bobblehead! Here’s a slick video that really shows these things off.

I have also uploaded the Powerpoint slides containing photos for my trip report.

written by Mike Lee on 15 August 2008 4 commenti

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