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Re: First Thursday chat - with Pam, Fola and Ricardo

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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Hi Pam and all! I look forward to chatting. Andrius, ms@ms.lt
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2009
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      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/
      > <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
      > solution.
      > 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.
      > Pam
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