Spent part of the day on #olpc on IRC getting the skinny on running a Jabber server for XO's. I'm afraid things are in a bit of a state of disarray right now in that department, although I don't think anything's insurmountable. "mog," aka Matt O'Gorman debugged my installation and isolated a problem with the olpc-ejabberd RPM packages, which should be easily fixed. In the meantime there is still some thrashing about over whether it would be better to switch to different server software. ejabberd is the official one for now, so I'll stick with it until told otherwise.
In other news, my laptops appear to have progressed from Illinois to Connecticut today, so perhaps I'll see them tomorrow. It would be great to get the server running tomorrow as well.