The Sony VGN-NR220E makes a great Ubuntu machine, and thanks to a deal I found here:http://dealnews.com/categories/Computer/PC-Computers/PC-Laptop/49.htmlIt cost around $600.Installing the latest Ubuntu (Hardy) on it, made almost everything work, including very nice desktop 3D effects. (to really get the cool stuff do: apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager)But I couldn't get the wireless to work, even with madwifi sources from svn. But today, rejoice! I have found a patched madwifi package that made it all work. Good directions here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/atheros-ar5007-wireless-with-madwifi-on-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron.html
Stuff I think is cool
Open Source Software I've written
Social Range - A company for Social Justice Hackers
Writings and Talks
Health Systems Interoperability Handbook
Improving Patient Care with ICT
The Current State of Open Source Mobile Phone Tools and Applications
Hacking Healthcare Technology in Africa
Touchscreen clinical workstations at point of care: a paradigm shift in electronic medical record design for developing countries
Improving data quality with user interface design
Africa on Rails: Mentoring software developers to solve the health care crisis in Africa
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