Cross cutural cable laying

A team of us from the Wairarapa went and lay cables at a NGO radio station in Cambodia.
Where it is not just about getting the job done but getting it done in such a way as the final product will acutally be used and useable.

To get a bit of backgroud of what I am talking about have a look at this blog post.


Like many NGOs they run on the smell of an oily rag.

They had wires strung around their building giving them a sometimes network.

Six months earlier when I was there, we talked about what a group of Kiwis could do, and a network was put on the drawing board.

Over the next few months we worked out what was needed and got a team together. Five of us went and in two weeks we laid 100 cat6 cables to give them a robust centralized network.

It is not just about laying cables. In a warm culture you also need to spend time off the task with the people. By the end of the time the people we were working for did not want us to go.

Still today we have contact with them and the project, having taken them from the cables on the left so they can effectively do their job of broadcasting.

Emails via Google

Email is a deeply abused system.

From viruses to spam to identity theft.

Our way of beating this is to use Google.

To send and receive emails with your domain name you will need at least 1 Google Apps for Work account.

These cost $60US/Year/eMail address.

They provide 25GB of backup for your computer.

And gives you access to Googles replacement to Microsoft Office: Google Drive all online, always available on all your devices.


Businesses you might be interested in.

2K Design

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Services of Interest.

Google Apps for Work


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Freedom to work anywhere. Business-grade security and controls
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Open Source Software.


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