RES: [evonline2002_webheads] Sorry about the session today, it's why we test
- It´s amazing how internet gets everywhere. Unfortunately I can't get on chat
rooms from my work. But on Sunday meetings I will try to be there.
De: Vance Stevens [mailto:vstevens@...]
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2002 16:06
Para: Webheads; Webheads in Action
Assunto: [evonline2002_webheads] Sorry about the session today, it's why
Sorry I had to write 'in haste' (in a hurry) early today, but I was called
away on some consulting work about an hour's drive from Abu Dhabi and didn't
return to my workplace until after 10 a.m. GMT. The college where I'm
giving the presentation on Sunday Sept 8 is near my work, but when I called
to see if I could work with the network people there, they told me to come
at 11:30 GMT. Before I left for there, I sent an email message to webheads
at around 11 a.m. GMT saying the test would be delayed around an hour.
The problem with giving presentations from educational institutions is that
most have firewalls of some kind, and in the UAE these are usually
configured to block chatting. There is an impression here that chatting is
bad, and that students waste time doing it, and will do nothing but that if
allowed unhindered access to the Internet. I'm hoping that by giving
presentations such as the one Sunday (at a college where chatting is
blocked) to help dispell that notion and to create more positive impressions
for use of chat with students.
I was trying to test chat using the computer lab at HCT (Higher Colleges of
Technology in the UAE) and there were students present when I was there, so
they didn't want to take the lab off the firewall. They had IP addresses
they could give me, but whatever they gave me did not allow me to connect to
either Tapped In or Yahoo Messenger. Of course they thought it was the site
or my computer, but finally at around 13:00 GMT they let me try it from a
lab technician's computer and I was able to show them that the site worked
and, not only that, but there were people there, Dafne, Teresa, Aiden, and
BJB, waiting for them to get their act together so we could get my laptop
past the firewall and into the chat rooms.
To make a long story short, I spent two hours letting them experiment but at
13:30 I had to leave. I asked them to please get at least one of the lab
computers to where it would reach Yahoo Messenger, and I would return and
work with them then. They agreed to shoot for getting that done by around 7
a.m. GMT Thursday, which is when I'm supposed to return to let them
configure my computer. So at that time or more likely 8 or 9 a.m. GMT
Thursday, I might be able to get online and if anyone is able to join me
then, we can test our web cam and voice chat capabilities.
I'm impressed as usual with the response of Webheads to help with these
sessions. To 'Confused in Australia' apologies for the mixup but the real
session is Sunday the 8th, noon GMT. These are just tests. To Susanne, I
don't think your time was wasted, and it's nice to have deadlines to get you
moving on stuff you've been planning to do for a long time. And we all
really appreciate your support from the Mac side. Good luck! Felix, all I
can say is, if it's working, great.
Hope to see all of you online Sunday noon GMT. I'm told we might have 30 to
50 people at the presentation, all eager to meet you. If you're available
tomorrow Thursday around 8 or 9 GMT, and if the conference technicians can
configure my laptop like the one that I was able to use to connect with
Tapped In today, then I'll look for you then, web cam and microphone ready.
I'll look for you tomorrow. Till then,
"Vance Stevens [#40061]" wrote:
> Connected to TAPPED IN on Wed Sep 4 05:48:27 2002 PDT.To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> VanceS teleports to the reception.
> Stopped recording in VanceS's Office (#12249) at Wed Sep 4 05:48:46
> 2002 PDT.
> Started recording in Reception (#268)[TappedIn] at Wed Sep 4 05:48:46
> 2002 PDT.
> DafneG waves hi to Vance
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "hi there"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "nice to see everyone"
> TeresaAlm exclaims, "hi, vance! welcome!"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "|I'm at the college now"
> DafneG says, "nice to see you Vance"
> AidenY says, "I am a webhead, cindy and we're here to try out for
> vance's online conference"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "we're trying to configure the presentation
> computers to connect with tapped in"
> AidenY says, "hello vance"
> TeresaAlm exclaims, "this is a women's world today!"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "great\"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "\i'm at an admin computer showing them what
> it's supposed to do"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "now we're going to try again with the
> presentation computers"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "might take another half hour"
> TeresaAlm says, "i'll be on and off. need to have a quick lunch."
> AidenY says, "it's almost 9 pm here"
> DafneG asks, "did you get my invitation now, Tere?"
> TeresaAlm says, "no pics for aiden and daf, but i've replied to your
> AidenY says, "be tucking in the kids in a while"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "ok, we'll go work on the presentation
> DafneG says, "I had a snapshot of the three of us"
> AidenY says, "i can see you tere"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "I'll log off and be back in a while"
> DafneG says, "fine, Vance"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "thanks everyone for coming along"
> VanceS [webcamming] says, "be back soon (I hope_)"
> You hear a quiet popping sound; VanceS [webcamming] has disconnected.
> Disconnected from TAPPED IN on Wed Sep 4 05:52:04 2002 PDT.
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