Re: First Thursday chat - with Pam, Fola and Ricardo
- Hi Pam and all! I look forward to chatting. Andrius, ms@...
Pamela McLean wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> The First Thursday of the month is almost here again. All being well I
> will be around for an hour as usual starting - 13.00 Nigerian time,
> 15,00 Kenyan time, 13.00 British Summer time, 12.00 GMT.
> To enter the chat room go to http://www.worknets .org/chat/ base/
> I know that Fola Sunday is hoping to be in the chat room with Ricardo
> and me, and we hope others will join us. You may remember that Fola
> uses his phone to go online. He has been doing some successful
> experiments linking his phone to a PC. He is wondering about the
> possibility of helping the Information Centre at Ago-Are to use this
> approach in order to bring email facilities to Ago-Are.
> I think various people in Minciu Sodas in East Africa have been
> exploring similar ideas, linking in with Ricardo's sneakernet ideas.
> I hope Pastor David, manager of the Info-Centre, will also manage to
> be with Fola when he joins us (Fola may be a bit late as he has is
> teaching earlier in the day, but he will make it as soon as he can).
> One of the big problems Fola and Pastor David face is NEPA - the
> highly erratic Nigerian power supply (given that NEPA officially
> stands for Nigerian Electrical Power Authority but unofficially stands
> for Never Expect Power At-all you can undersatnd that power is a
> serious problem for them).
> Either they will have to run a generator (and the Info centre one is
> very old and unreliable now) or they will need to find some other
> At present I am not able to be active in Minciu Sodas at present, but
> I do still appreciate deeply all it has given me (relationships and
> knowledge) I look forward to being more active again later, and I
> appreciate the regular chance to catch up with people in the chat room
> on the First Thursday.
> I hope to meet some of you there on June 4th.