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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm a satire

Red Satyr, originally uploaded by Bascom Hogue.

Thursday of last week I auditioned for TBA Theatre's Legend of the Wolfman and Saturday noon-ish I was informed I made the cast. We began rehearsals Tuesday night and the cast is mixed in age from Randall who is late 40's to Bob who is 10-ish with an even mix of males and females.

Young Bob told me tonight that I looked familiar then he figured out why. You look like a satire," he said. "A satire of what." He said, "you know, a man with a goat body and hooves." I said, "oh, a satyr." He told me "there are many ways to pronounce it."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a low-cost, connected laptop for the world's children's education

So, oddly, or not, we went to a croquette party at our nerdy friend Mike's house (in his defense he's one of  the IT guys and a librarian at the university) and he had an XO Laptop (aka OLPC, One Laptop Per Child: visit www.laptop.org for more information).  I was surprised that he had one but not too surprised.  Laptop.org offered these last year before Christmas for $400.  The $400 got one of these sent to you and one sent to the developing world.  Laptop.org's mission is to eventually get the cost on these down to less than $100 per unit and to send them all over the world.  There is more info on these laptops and the OLPC project at www.laptop.org.  And Amazon.com will be selling these with the same by one / one gets sent to the developing world program starting in a few weeks.  I think everybody should buy one and give it to a child they love and one they don't even know elsewhere in the world.
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