Hi fine ladies and gentlemen of the Open Labs.
My name is Gaetan. I am French and although I have lived here for a few years I have yet to speak Albanian properly.
I am a developer and a graphic designer, specialized in multimedia and video games. I am not especially bound to open source software (I have been a Flash developer for years) but I sure do fancy them. Gimp, Blender, Haxe, FFMpeg and many more are my weapons of choice and I am now a full fledged HTML5 fanatic (RIP Flash).
I am also convinced of the befits of crowd sourcing and the public domain.
So I don’t think we’ll have much problems getting along ^^
Now that the presentations are done:
@rskikuli invited me here to expose an issue I have.
You see, somebody I know was asking around, with no success, for some computers they are not using anymore. The goal is to give them a polish and use them at the public center for mental health she’s working at. The patients there could really use the distraction, and more importantly maybe the computers can be used for therapeutic means.
I wanted to give a hand and asked Redon for his help because I know he is very involved with the community (a.k.a. you).
We don’t need a lot of computers apparently, 2 or 3. So I hope you can help me collect parts. Desktops are the way to go I think, as laptops are hell to fix or upgrade.
The content is also an issue. The place doesn’t seem to have internet… Playing minesweeper for hundreds of hours might not help mental issues… But I guess having a few smart games, some tools that allow them lo learn typing, drawing, making sounds…
But of course hardware is the first issue to solve.
I hope you can help me help them.