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Maybe you have heared about it. There is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative out there. Now it’s your chance to get one of the first models. For a limited time (today until Noveber 26.) you can pay $ 399 and get one of those nice pieces. But more importantly one additional laptop is sent to a child in need.

Two nice pieces of adverticement for this action:


I only have to convince my family that I need another work computer;-)

OK, a little update. I did not buy the g1g1. Instead I decided that I did not need another computer, so I donated the money for one and the Sun Foundation should match that shortly.(12/27/2007)

Eco Live 2007

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I know, I should have spend my Saturday preparing for JavaONE and NetBeans Day. But instead I went to the Eco Live 2007 and listened to Dave Douglas and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. . Let’s say I thought I knew quite a bit about what’s going on, but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presentation was a real eye opener. I hope I can get a hold of that presentation, and then everybody around me will be forced to watch it;-) I did not know really know how much damage was done to the democracy and to the environmental protection laws during the last six years:-( I had seen some of it, but I did not even hear about half of it.

At least I got his book. So that will skip right to the top of the stack as soon as I have a little time to read on the train again. So, please my good American friends ‘Get informed’. And I mean more than just your Fox News. The world is larger than your nightly speeder, Anna Nicole Smith or neighborhood shooting. I don’t want to say that that information isn’t important as well, but there is more out there, try to find it. The internet is your friend, use it.

I’m very proud that Sun did actually sponsor this event. One step in the right direction. Thank you.

The next step is Java ONE. which starts officially on Tuesday but with a lot of activity already on Monday. Take Public Transit or bike to the conference! Sun has again partnered with the San Francisco Bike Coalition to offer a free "Bike Valet" services. The "Bike Valet" service will be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in front of the Moscone Center South Hall. Please consider making use of this offer.

I won’t take my bike, I tried to find a way last year, but I’ll use BART to get to the Moscone Center. I hope I’ll see you there.

An Inconvenient Truth


If you have read a couple of my posts here, you might have realized that I’m not only interested in Java Studio Creator. Sometimes I also look out of my window;-)

So I was thinking if I should add a link to a film, which I find very important. So far I staid out of big product announcements etc. But in the end, I believe that’s an important enough issue to bring it up here.

So if you want to watch a film, which might shock you quite a bit, try to find a theater which shows “An Inconvenient Truth”. Here are some trailers

I tried to get this into our local Cinemax theater but the guy told me, that’s a decision of the distributers. I don’t know if that’s true or not:-( So I’ll probably have to find another theater which shows the film:-(

Have a good day;-)
— Marco