The schools remain on the internet. I talk to at least one of the students nearly every day, with about 10 in regular contact. Their ability to read & write english is better than their ability to speak, so we actually have much better conversations now that I am back. Sometimes I answer tech questions (broken machines, spyware cleanup) but they also do audio/chats with friends and relatives who've been relocated. They are members of hi5 (similar to myspace). One seems to have a girlfriend he met online. Most ambitiously, you can read the transcript from my ongoing effort to teach python programming via IM.
A big tablu pahdoe to the kalawa
- lena's excellent work on the wiki makes it possible for me to keep track of a few hundred kids. After only a few months away, she's back in maesot.
- megabroad will soon begin a MS in international public health at oregon state.
- The good folks at http://www.projectumbrellaburma.com/
- Dr. Florentina Kosely now in Heidelberg.
- Dr. Elisabetta of Maesot
I went surfing in Costa Rica with Dick, Clara, Zoe and a dozen close and personal friends. Then some less adventurous trips to NC, CT, Portland, Seattle, and Boston. Along the way I reconnected with Sean Mullins, Greg Goddard, BrettAndDebbie and Vinnie from LTJ.
My work at SAIC has been launched into a new company http://www.genarraytion.com/.
I've continued to geek out with really cool personal projects related to biology and big computers.
Mainly I'm excited about my new job with BioTeam so read my bio blurb.