What sticks in my mind most from the 5 days in Mindoro is Ferdie’s email reporting his SUCCESS in replicating the XS install we had done just the day before, all by himself on his home machine. Not only is it a personal success for Ferdie, but also for Danial Drake who put together the new release, and Martin Langhoff, and all the others who contributed to the new XS-0.7.
On the XO repair front, I demonstrated to Christian the use of a serial cable, for exercising a mother board even when the monitor and/or keyboard are not functioning. I left him the serial cable, and instructions to pass the cable, and the demonstration on to Ferdie.
Since the power situation is pretty problematic in OM, I hope to work with Ferdie on a number of projects:
- He already has the 30 watt MSI school server with XS-0.7 which I left with Christian. He will receive from Tessa, via Jam’s car trip to Manila, a 10 watt fitpc school server (XS-0.7). I’m hoping that these two lower power school servers can be placed in appropriate schools to test out whether low power can fulfill the school server hardware needs.
- Fedie will also be receiving a deep cycle 100AHr battery, a watt meter, a intelligent UPS, and a UPS communication cable.
- I’m hoping to work with Ferdie, via email, and perhaps VPN, to set up automatic start up and shut down of the school server, at the start and end of the school day, and auto shut-down when the storage battery becomes depleted.
It’s hard not to make a comment about the memorable surroundings at the place where I stayed in San Jose Mindoro. It was outside, with a view of the ocean.