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Going to Samoa

Tom and I are off to Samoa to visit two one laptop per child deployments for two weeks.

It’s like the night before Christmas here with all the excitement of our trip to tomorrow. Except, this time we are the elves trying to create and then wrap all the gifts to make the delivery run.

We have 2 Asus EeeBox PC 1021 (Atom 330, 2GB ram, 250GB harddrive) machines for servers, 6 Ubiquiti Networks PicoStation, 2 switches and loads of bits and pieces to connect it all.

We have setup the servers with the school server image and been preparing it for the Samoa requirements, running around madly trying to get the translation finished, collected ebooks and learning objects, and put lots of XO activities onto the servers. We have printed resources and stationery to give the schools.

The bags are packed with our clothes and we are just doing the last few preparation things. We know we are going to run out of time, but doing our best.

We are really looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing what they have been doing so far. The schools don’t have internet, so I will write up about the trip on our return.

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