Tibetan Technology Center Forum
I have created a free Tibetan Word Processor and Database for the Windows operating systems. You can download it from http://udp.leighb.com
This program can also convert most Tibetan data formats to Unicode and generate Tibetan email, web pages, and FAXes.
Can anyone help me. I am trying to create a meshed network to annoy our National rip-off monopoly Telecom.
I currently use D-link access points with 15dbi omni antenna's on 4 meter masts, and 1watt amplifiers. Problem is that it's not a mesh network so we only have a 2mb link on one node at the moment, the other nodes are just repeaters.
We want to be able to supply local schools, households etc with cheap broadband access which is also not on a contract basis, and also if possible, change to Linksys wrt54gl access points and run some kind of mesh protocol that runs on a version of Linux. I don't know what works out there.
I would like something that would do prioritisation of voice packets so that in the future I could offer WiFi phones for cheap and cheap calls as we get ripped off big time for cell phone calls too. Basically I can't stand big companies ripping people off and forcing them into contracts they can't escape even when the customers are given sub-standard service.
Maybe someone out there has found a reliable mesh network platform that it cheap and works.
Thanks in advance,
I will be enjoying a short vacation. The last class (web technology) will be on Friday, 26.06.06. After that, classes will continue on June 12th, 2006:
* Managment Information Systems
A contemporary approach of applying information systems to economic models. Tuition covers basics ideas of informatics as well as of business, and will require intensive discussion among students and between them and the lecturer. Discussions will be about the potentials of information systems in a business environment, as well as about business ethics. Case studies will bring real world experience into the classroom. An English textbook is available. This course addresses a more managerial view of the power and usage of information. It offers only little hands-on experience in using computers.
Timetable: every Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 17:00
* Programming in Java
Students learn how to program a computer. This course gives deep insights into a computer's operation, and covers programming basics. The knowledge can be used in oder to delegate complex and time-consuming calculations or data entries towards the machine. Much of the tuition is hands-on excercises. Each student will work on its own computer, and has to demonstrate an interest in technology. The course covers about 40 lessons with additional homework.
Timetable: every Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00
* Database Design and Dynamic Web Technologies
The first part of this course is about database design and will help you to prepare for web technologies. In today's information and knowledge work, databases are indispensable. They deliver information that otherwise couldn't be accessible. You first learn how to structure and model large amount of information. In a second step, you learn how to implement these models into a database system. The course offers general understanding about the advantages of using databases for organizing and processing information and knowledge. Much of the tuition is hands-on excercises and project work. This part covers about 40 lessons, plus additional homework, and is a prerequisite for attending the following part on dynamic web technologies course.
In this second part called Web Technologies you will learn how to set up the technology needed to run dynamic websites. The course focuses solely on contemporary open source technology, being free of license fees. Much of the tuition is hands-on excercises and project work. You will work on your own computer, and will take advantage of the Internet. The course covers about 40 lessons with additional project work.
Timetable: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 09:00 to 12:00
Looking forward seeing you on June 12th ;-)
Maybe the most important aim of the Tibetan Technology Center is IT education for the future generations.
As much as we are crashing under the workload presented by the Wireless Mesh project, we aim to initiate a major parallel project by the center.
The aim is to design and write a training program for IT teachers to be introduced and executed in all TCV schools.
We are looking for volunteers to lead and assist in this project, both at the planning phase, and later the actual training in the schools.
We feel that as part of the teacher's training program, "live" classes with students at all ages should be performed.
Feedback and study of these classes should be integrated into the written program and fine tuned along the way.
Please post you comments, suggestions and ideas.
We have a group of guys who are seeking training about the above subjects.
There is much sound related equipment around, yet very little knowhow about how to use it properly.
Any suggestions or ideas - are very welcome.
I am very impressed with everything Yahel and the team on the ground has managed to do with very limited resources. I am also very happy to see that TCV (Phuntsok la) has established Tibetan Technology Center and provided valuable local support for Yahel.