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Jonny and I are going to America!!
I’ve long talked about my wish to go the US of A again this summer, but finally got round to booking flights a few weeks ago. Dub-Lon-Chicago, LAX-Lon-Dub! 8th – 21st Sept. Five weeks away, but plenty to plan, and plenty of time (two weeks left til I finish my placement!) to go.
A few tips on what to do have been suggested on the textdrive forums. Any suggestions here, or there, are very welcome!
More to come.
Anyone else think it’s absurd? Why should the governments of hunger line countries be at all interested in paying $100 for a laptop which has 500mhz and runs linux and you need to wind up… whenever most of the kids in the country probably (if they even have that option) have to pay for education and more than likely have a severe shortage of pencils and paper?
Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, outlined his plans for the $100 PC last year. The wind-up devices, targeted at children in developing nations, feature a 500Mhz processor, 1Gb of memory and dual-mode color or black and white display that can be read in direct sunlight. the reg
(Image from the reg)
I mean… look at it? Hmm. Looks like a Fisherprice My First Computer. Looks don’t matter to people who don’t have enough food to eat… but surely $100 worth of grain would go a lot further. Or a couple of goats might go a lot further!
You know, they say eat Special K for two weeks for breakfast and lunch (or something) and you’ll lose an inch (or two). I’ve always been of the opinion: “You’re fat and you want to lose weight? Well… Eat less! Eat Better! Exercise More!”; and I’ve worked out that the People at Kellogg’s have taken this mantra – eat an amount high fibre cereal (mmm) twice a day, (and not fatty fried breakfast, or sugary cereal; and not a large lunch) and you’ll lose weight/retained water (visible waist weight!).
I’m not trying to lose weight, I just happened to eat special k the last two days for breakfast.
The point? ITS HALF TEN AND I’M HUNGRY AGAIN !!
Edit: August 3 2006, 19:18
Looking through my Stats, I’ve got a shocking number of people coming through google and msn who’ve searched for “Special K Diet”…
Don’t feel defrauded, I offer no great tips for success, but like I said above… eat less, walk more, you’ll be fine! Oh, and Coke and Chips doesn’t make you slim.
I was away last week – Friday-Tuesday at Summer Madness. If you don’t know what that is: it’s a Christian Arts and Worship Festival. So kinda… eight church services with a lot of gigs and seminars and more spread over the five days. Never boring, never the same as last year it was again a great experience.
I would say it was nice to get away from Computers for a few days, but no… I was helping my mate Ryan out with operating the Words-on-Screen. We’ve always previously used PowerPoint, but this year we used our MacBook Pros with Keynote 2. The system was as such: 2 MacBook Pros connected to a vision mixer with Video feed in and a DVD Player hooked up. The video guy Ronan (ably assisted by Ian, Barney and co.) fed us with imagery which was suitable for the Word overlays we were using (see image) with the text in white at the top, demanding a black, or at least high-contrast coloured background. Ryan & I shared the duty of operating the words and mixed the words ontop of the video when appropriate. The mixer was a ‘Smart Fade’ box, only complaint about it is that it didn’t treat VGA1 and VGA2 as equal partners, and so we could only run cross-fade words/video off VGA1: somewhat limiting, but it worked!
Also, I got a new bike today. Excuse the badly cropped white space (I didn’t crop it, that’s why!) I kinda feel like a 9-year-old again, but maybe I’ll get to use it’s Mountain Bikey features a little some day! Not just ride up and down and up and down and up… the street like in the old days! It’s a Carrera Vulcan 20″, if you care. I chose it over the GT Avalanche 3.0…. I guess because it wasn’t RED. Bright red! Hope this link doesn’t disappear any time soon…
Oh yeah – and I’ll fix my Image styling so that you don’t have to skip the images to read the text some day soon. (Please note ‘soon’ is a relative concept; indefinable therefore).