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Uganda, 8th of Jan-15th of Jan. 2006

Africa Source II Images.

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 21/01/2006 - 7:46pm

Enjoy the 261 images ;-)

I couldn't post all the images as they are +800 M.

I also had to resize them otherwise they'd have consumed a lot of space.

Images that are missing:

Me pissing in the nile: Alan.
Me with the tatto: Fred and Alaa.
Plotting my hair: Anas, Gunner and Alaa.

AfricaSource 2, I'm back

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 18/01/2006 - 2:42am

I'm back.
I did it again and pissed in the source of the nil for the last time on the last night.
Next day we had to empty the resort, The last bus left at about 12, Damn that long way.

Nuagara hotel was full, We had to spend the night in another one called Antonio sessions club or whatever. No, I won't be able to say goodbye to my friends :-(

I slept early, Next day we were supposed to go to the city, But they told me that I have to go to Niagara because there's a bus leaving to the airport.
Good, I can say goodbye to all my friends.

To the airport and the 1st kiss in my life ;-)
Flight delay again.
Departure at 8:15 or so, It was supposed to b at 5:40

To Adis Ababa, The other flight to Cairo airport and here I'm!

Downloading my email.

More minutes.

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 15/01/2006 - 11:22am

Today was the closing circle, All was fine.

A lot of people are leaving now.

I can't post photos now as we have a very limited bandwidth.


Cool Day!

Submitted by msameer on Fri, 13/01/2006 - 7:06am

Yesterday was a day off, We went to an outing, We had four, I choose to go to the fishing village.
We walked for about an hour and a half in the forest. Come on! It's cool but I guess it's a fake forest. WE found a water pipe there ;-)
Anyway, I wasn't going to go but I changed my mind on the last minute. I went without a sun protective cream and with my slippers.
Imagine walking in a forest with them.

We reached a village, The guide had no idea that we were supposed to go back by a boat. We had to argue with him and it was raining.
At last we went back to the venue. Food yes!

Damn, Sun burns hurt.

At 6 we had the bazaar and it was really fun and guess what ? I've got a Creative Commons
tattoo. I guess I'm now under a CC license and that I'm no longer the property of myself!

Before that we had a session on beer-bottles opening. With your teeth, eyes, GSM phone, lighter, With another bottle and finally with an Ethernet cable although it failed!

This ginger tea from Patrice is cool!

In the bight we had an open mic. You can go, Hold the mic and sing!

After that we danced until 1 am or so, We went after that to sit by the fire and eat the fish we bought today!


Submitted by msameer on Wed, 11/01/2006 - 10:27am

yesterday i attended a session about computers and disability.

arun is amazing. i met him in india at asiasource but i didn't know that he's teaching bnd people programming.
i've got my batteries charged by yesterday and i'm back to photos.

it's raining since today morning.

short posts but i'm blogging from my ipaq.

mission accomplished !

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 10/01/2006 - 9:22am

Some time between Sunday the 8th of january & monday the 9th of january. .I FULFILLED MY NEEDS BY PISSING IN THE SOURCE OF THE NILE. Talce carc. You've been warned!

Africa source 2, 4th day.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 09/01/2006 - 7:09pm

@nd day, It's raining. I had to take a bath with cold water because I felt dirty :-(
Damn the food here is delicious!
Tracks in the morning.

I'll give a session in the evening on how to compile a kernel.

I gave it, Cool. I had two people and we talked about the kernel, the proc filesystem, The init process, ...........

There should be 3 films by now: Revolution OS, Go OS and Pirates of the silicon valley. I don't feel like watching any.
Looks like my batteries charger is fucked and it doesn't work. No more photos :-(

Africa source 2, 3rd day.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 09/01/2006 - 7:07pm

The 1st day of Africa Source. It was raining in the morning, I slept with my clothes, It was a bit cold.

Awesome morning circle with awesome people.

I've been told by someone "It was sunny so I didn't really identify her" that I have the best smile!

OK, The tracks were held in the afternoon. So fa so good. I was leading the hands-on part and explaining the ubuntu installation to people.

In the night we had local dancers for a traditional Ugandan dance, Was cool to sit by the beech beside the fire All the people are laughing after the beer ;-)
My sun burns are hurting :-(
Anas Tawileh is here!
I slept with my clothes also ;-)

Africa source 2, 2nd day.

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 07/01/2006 - 8:56pm

It's been a hell of a day.
I was fighting to wake up since 6 am.
I managed to wake up at 7:55, Breakfast.
Eggs, Coffee, Bananas and Pineapples.
Now the bus should move at 8:20, This didn't happen because they discovered that we won't fit so they have to get more space.
During that time, A guy working on a movie about OSS was asking us questions.
Damn it's cool to stand in front of the camera and talk and the most important thing is that you can tell about your dreams regarding FLOSS.

Buss, After travelling for about 3 hours in a rocky road, We reached the lake.
Took us an hour to reach the island, And more than an hour to reach the venue.
Now I know how boiled eggs feel!

Met all the TTC friends ;-)

Nothing interesting, I'll be sleeping in a tent.

I need to take a shower, I'm yet to discover where the bathroom is!

Enough for you ;-)