By kattekrab, 27 June, 2024

Connie Benn and Joan Benjamin developed the 4 power model in the 1970s whilst working in the Poverty Education centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.  I've always found it to be a useful frame of reference when seeking to understand what's going on in teams, projects and organisations.

By kattekrab, 21 June, 2024

Once upon a time, in another century, I directed a student theatre production of Romeo and Juliet. A couple of things went very very wrong.  But in the end, they didn't really matter.

By kattekrab, 31 May, 2024

I have been wondering about doing an experiment for solar powered data centres that automatically transfers workloads around the world to where ever the sun is shining. Could be fun to try!

We talk of "follow the sun support" what about supporting follow the sun hosting?


image: Sol, cafuego, flickr


By kattekrab, 31 March, 2024

What is value?

What are values?

Why do we focus on value?

Ultimately, in many ways a value is simply a point of measurement. A small stripe on a ruler or thermometer. A price, a temperature, a height, a weight. A value. A number.

But we use the word in other ways too. We talk of values that are not numbers, we use this word to collect concepts that are much harder to measure.

By kattekrab, 12 January, 2024

Wow.  This year is off to a racing start for me.  We're already 12 days in, and my mind is abuzz with ideas, options, and potential for 2024.

Open unlocks the world's potential.  That's the Red Hat Why.

And Open is my word for 2024. Just one little word. A word I've held tightly for many years now.

As session co-chair for the Everything Open conference I'm feeling drawn to explore more about what it means to different people, and how we "unlock" it for everyone.