an e-mail in from Rob of Rafiki foundation
I just sent out a few more Rachel’s… I do go through them to change passwords and to delete a few modules (we don’t use the file sharing, we remove the Windows tools as our computers are modern, etc).
I notice the new ones are Model B’s - that’s cool. I notice you no longer include the UPS boards. Surely that will help the reliability, I wonder are you recommending that users use an external UPS, on the logic that a single well behaved on/off once in a while is better than many odd transients, etc. Have you had any reports of SD card corruption when using unprotected power?
ALSO I notice you were in Tanzania in recent months. If you travelled the road between Moshi & Arusha, you passed the front gate of our Rafiki village (about halfway between). We have a hundred orphans, more than a hundred day students, and a national worker staff of probably 50 there. And 6 missionaries (one family raising their kids there).
Overall, we have several Rachel’s in each of our schools and in our post-secondary education programs across Africa these days. Everybody loves ‘em!