[support-gang] Customization Sticks fails on 13.1.0 & 12.1.0 for XO-1

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Mar 13 00:37:08 EDT 2013

At least use the collection stick on this trip, even if you don't get
the unlock stick done this trip because of lack of network
connectivity or time.

The collection stick also saves you the bother of figuring out whether
a laptop is locked.  It does nothing on unlocked laptops unless the
'x' game pad key is used to force it.

And at the end of the trip you'll have a list of serial numbers, which
is a bonus.  If you say "we already have that list", well, you could
give it to Richard to get an unlock stick prepared already.  ;-)

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:16:22PM -0400, Holt wrote:
> On 3/12/2013 10:21 PM, John Watlington wrote:
> >On Mar 12, 2013, at 3:54 PM, Holt wrote:
> >
> >>On 3/11/2013 10:08 PM, John Watlington wrote:
> >>>Please don't redistribute secure laptops --- OLPC's policy since early 2009 has
> >>>been to deprecate the security system.   The exceptions have been deployments
> >>>"large" enough to have dedicated support staff capable of handling their own keys.
> >>I wish :)  We have no choice but to continue to distribute secure laptops in Haiti as these are Give1Get1 redonations that are already (largely) moved from the USA to Haiti where the developer key process is unrealistic+overwhelming to largely offline deployments.
> >No more unrealistic than upgrading them.   All it takes is running a collector
> >USB key over the laptops, mailing or emailing the small text file generated to the
> >US, and receiving a small text file back.
> Hmm, we'll consider it but honestly when we head to rural Haiti
> deployment(s) without reliable mail services for some one-time
> orphanage deployment/update visits starting this wkd, the above
> might not work.
> I supposed we could consider dev keys by text/SMS in theory?
> Realistically I say far better to invite you down to carry them in
> by motorcycle--Haiti's a shockingly beautiful, eternally
> misunderstood and increasingly stable place--while Spirit's flights
> from the US remain not so much more than last year's $59.
> Early photos here: http://flickr.com/tiAyiti
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