Archive for November, 2007

Candid Cameras = First Light

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Birthday Pictures

For their third birthday, Lia and Alan both got real digital cameras. Alan’s first shot was of Dad crawling in front of the lens. Lia, the art’tist, preferred taking pictures of the Wiggles birthday cake – featuring the Big Red Car – her feet – I show her best shot omitting the rest of the series – and her Mom – at least a part of her – dancing.

XO Laptops = Sugar Sugar

Monday, November 5th, 2007

pumpkin carving

As Lia – playing with sharp objects – and Alan – filling up on Mom’s chocolate pretzels – can attest, pumpkin carving was a sweet success. No one can yet say if the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will be a success, but for a limited time starting November 12 you can Give One Get One (G1G1) for $399. You can test drive it today using VMware’s free player (registration required) and the latest pre-made images.


Full disclosure: I work for EMC, which owns 86% of VMware – but I got no VMware stock (sad face).

I also have 3-year old twins who would love an XO laptop – but they don’t live in the third world – and their daddy ain’t rich – but their mom is good looking :-) :-( :-)

 Update: Message from

Starting Monday, November 12 at 6:00am EST, you will be able to donate one XO laptop to a child in the developing world and also receive a laptop for the child in your life, by visiting or calling toll-free 1-877-70-LAPTOP.


“Give One Get One” is the only time we are making the revolutionary XO laptop available to the public. For a donation of just $399 ($200 of which is tax-deductable), you will be giving the gift of education. Additionally, T-Mobile is offering donors one year of complimentary access to T-Mobile HotSpot locations throughout the United States, which can be used from any Wi-Fi-capable device, including the XO laptop.