On Wednesday morning, the director of 18 de Marzo picked us all up from the hotel in his truck so that we could transport some of the older computers over to the town library in Saucitlán de Morelos.
After loading up the computers, Avni, Javier, Gabriel, and Stormy left to install the Mac Mini server and networking equipment at Manuel Gonzalez Gatica. Hunter, Fernando and I stayed for a bit to finish up the networking.
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On Friday we had an early breakfast at the hotel restaurant and took a truck/cab to the small nearby village, Saucitlán de Morelos, to check out their lab. It was a bumpy off-road excursion down a winding mountain road. I was sitting up front in the truck – I imagine it was bumpier in the back for Thomas, Javier, and Gabriel!
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We visited our first school, 18 de Marzo, on Wednesday. When we arrived the students were watching a movie on a projector! The teacher quickly rushed the kids out to the school yard to let us start working and to tell us about the current state of the lab.
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This post will be in English! Read about the beginning of my adventure here and here.
As I mentioned in the last post, Kids On Computers bought 22 new desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, plus 2 projectors through our local volunteer, Hermes. The dealer doesn’t deliver to the village we’ll be working out of, so we had to figure out a way to transport them from Oaxaca to Huajuapan!
The original plan was for 5 volunteers to jump in a combi with computers on our laps. This plan didn’t make a lot of sense to me, especially since we might need to rent seats for the computers. We finally settled on a better plan and Hermes’ company rented an entire combi/van to transport the computers and the volunteers.
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I just started Project Basho’s six month Inspiration and Vision photography course. I’m very excited to see where it will take my photography and self-expression!
I took their Foundations of Digital Photography course last year just after starting my sabbatical. It was a dedicated 6 weeks, but unfortunately it was during the winter (minus snow), so I wasn’t as happy with how my photos turned out. However, it made a huge difference when I set out for South America last February and has increased my technical and photo processing abilities.
Here’s a selection of my favorites, check out the full photoset on Flickr!
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I’ve been at the Android Developers Conference this week learning about embedded Android development, the best way to handle HTTP requests, concurrency strategies, and performance enhancements. The talks have been great and I’ve enjoyed networking with Android developers from around the world.
This morning I’m giving a different spin on my fragments talk. This will be a workshop to walk through code examples instead of lecture style. As we work through two examples, it will give you a sense for the how much easier it is to begin your project with fragments instead of retro fitting them later.
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Our CSA was running a special on Romas – $1 a pound in 25 pound increments … and my husband decided to buy 2!
Luckily we have fantastic friends who will work for tomato products.
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Welcome future Android developers!
I’m very excited about next week’s class! I’m a huge fan of Android and can’t wait to share my love with you all.
Please install all of the following before class begins. It takes a long time to install several of these tools, so it would be hard on the class bandwidth and will take a lot of time to get ready while the class is going on around you!
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