[sf-lug] Meeting news and Driving for the blind.

jim jim at well.com
Sun Jul 4 15:27:49 PDT 2010

   wow! a report! nice, and thanks, bobbie. 

   correction: jim didn't fix or resolve anything. 
the OLPC still doesn't show any neighborhood 
stuff. george is, i believe, still looking for 
OLPC help. 
   i've come around to the bookmark thing: stealth 
promo for linux. yes, i'll help. 

On Sun, 2010-07-04 at 15:09 -0700, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> Hi all,
> 	At the meeting today we had myself, John, George and Jim,
> 	George had accidentally shut off the wireless on the OLPC
> machine he has and though John helped point out the problem
> Jim resolved  it finally..
> 	I booted up the Linux Pro 6 pack of Ubuntu 10.04 and
> used Virtual Box to demo the other 3 varieties Mythbuntu,
> Xubuntu and and Kubuntu.  The other two system Lubuntu
> and Ubuntu Studio have to be burned to CD to boot.  I hadn't
> quite had time to do this so we have to do without at this
> meeting.
> 	I also showed off a copy of the sign for the meeting I
> made and plan with Jim's assistance to produce a bookmark
> sized version with contact information which seemed to light
> Jim's fire,
> 	There are two interesting machines to be available soon
> One is a netbook with AA cells instead of the standard integrated
> battery and a low price.
> 	<http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html>
> 	Looks good. and can use both recharable AAs and a
> special more standard battery.
> 	The other is a Lenova netbook running a base of Windows but the
> detachable tablet is Linux and gets 8 hours of functionality
> away from the base.
> <http://www.Linux-magazine.com/Online/News/Lenovo-Skylight-First-Netbook-with-ARM-CPU>
> 	Well I have looked at the site and the detachable tablet is not mentioned.  I also
> downloaded the movie and the tablet is not mentioned but it is a very slim and light
> netbook.
> 	Blind Drivers Will become Reality - they do it with computers
> of course.
>      Once a bad joke now is close to reality.  DMV tests will have to
> change when the whole system is up and running,  That may take
> longer than building thehardware systems.
> <http://cbs5.com/technology/driving.blind.cars.2.1785337.html>
>      later
>      Bobbie Sellers
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