Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode one

OLPC is one example of why I work at Red Hat.


I finally cut the grass on Saturday for the first time since last November. It was quite long probably like 7 inches! 😦 I also noticed lots of clover 😦 ever since we got rid of Spring Green our lawn has been slowly overtaken by weeds. I guess the $35 every 2 months was working. Unfortunately, I did not inherit my dad’s green thumb, nor his carpentry skills either.

On the technology front, I did manage to get the office webcam setup, hopefully it’ll work when I take it back to the office tomorrow. And lastly, I’ll be ordering my mom’s laptop tonight, a Dell Inspirion 1501 with 1GB DDR2 RAM and Windows Vista Home Premium. While not the fastest laptop, it is a sure step up from her existing IBM PC300GL with a measly 256MB RAM and Pentium 60.


I haven’t had coffee since I was 8 years old and tried my parents coffee, but today I tried some coffee again.  I put some dry creamer and some Splenda.  It was actually good.  Though I probably only had about 3 ounces.

I doubt I’ll begin to drink coffee, don’t care for warm drinks.  I’ll stick with my Diet Cokes in the morning.


I sometimes become obsessed by technology. If it’s not playing games on the Xbox, or hanging out on the computer, or doing car related stuff, it’s talking about those items ad nauseum. 🙂 But I don’t think I’ll ever be as obsessed as this guy.
He washed and waxed his car for a week straight, and had a specialist analize the paint with a microscope. He even used $7,118.00! Zymol Royale wax. At least it’s a good investment:

This container is refilled for life at no charge.

But his work paid off. Here’s a before and after shot of the hood.




You can see the entire process and more pictures here.