2020 challenges, pivots and reflections

Pivoting? Business speak for changing  focus, determining what works – YT prefers the sailing term ‘changing tack’, moving a sail around to make best use of the wind. Pivoting can bring benefits by stripping back a business to what it is good at, here is an interesting example on Quora. The time is now for a change to accommodate people needing the service amidst the social quarantine that UK Gov has imposed. This post is an outline of the processes, procedures and understandings of creating remote services for people. YT is well aware this is as much a work in … Continue reading 2020 challenges, pivots and reflections

Making a Mazizone manual

Over the last two years talking to people, a recurrent theme rolling out the Mazizone across Creeknet is the level of knowledge needed to run and manage it. This starts with two questions that people ask us: What is it? Its a low power Raspberry Pi server. Powered by just a mobile charger or a power bank, it can provide a ‘wifi hotspot’ for devices to connect to and access all sorts of services, such as a local cloud storage (Owncloud/Nextcloud), a collaborative text editor for enabling multiple people in creating a document together (Etherpad), and a localised WordPress site. … Continue reading Making a Mazizone manual