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OLPC Part 9: Good feelings

Some things I have done with my OLPC recently:
- Generated more envy in various places
- Used YUM to install finch (a command-line IM client) and nmap (network scanner)

It's funny, only about half the people even know Linux among those that bought it, and it makes the scant few of us seasoned Linux admins practically look like magicians.

[thunder] BOW DOWN BEFORE THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO USE RPM AND KNOW THE WAYS OF GCC ... MWAH HAW HAW...!

But this whole thing was part of a "Give One Get One" campaign OLPC had for a month and a half, and while delivery to the people who got one is still not that great, the "Give One," seems to be doing well. Those of us who bought early found out our OLPCs are going to Mongolia, and they recently posted photos of where they were delivered. I have to say, out of all the remote places in the world, Mongolia is one of the most fascinating to me, and I was thrilled to see they were our recipients.

Next Thursday, on the 31st, I will attend my first OLPC users meeting, the OLPC Learning Club of DC. I hope to experience some mesh networking and sharing for the first time.
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