@dubh when you have solar panels, they can be charged twice a day. Once during daylight hours, and then after midnight when energy prices are lower.

Allows us two avoid the two peak periods - early evening and the morning.

@dubh I don’t really know. It’s been a long time since we had our panels installed, and that company went bust a couple of weeks later.

I’d probably have a chat with Harrison’s, they installed our battery. But I suspect that are. It cheap.

Shop around is my advice.

Giving Matomo, the open source competition to Google Analytics a trial on my blog (nigel.ramsay.org.nz).

Turns out the paid "cloud hosted" version is run by a Wellington company, out of Catalyst House. Should I be surprised?


Thanks to @lightweight for the prompting to give it a go.

@lightweight one more question - which Docker Compose file did you use?

We are looking for 2 Developers with Ruby or Elixir experience at my work. One of the roles has a DevOps component, if that’s of interest to you.

Details at abletech.nz/jobs/

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, via DM.

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@lightweight it’s amazing. We now take for granted all this free electricity we just keep on getting every day. Sunk cost, now long forgotten about.

@dubh you need some good topics to blog about. I have my sustainability pet-project that helps :-)

@dubh I had looked at Hugo too. Went with Jekyll in the end, because (I think) it was more popular/maintained - and Ruby is familiar to me, so hackable.

@dubh I do see the value in someone else doing the hosting. I’m in a fairly unique position, being able to DIY all that stuff. That’s not for everyone.

Somewhat oddly, the blog is hosted on my Raspberry Pi on my home network. That’s not for everyone either :-)

I’ve recently migrated from Medium to a self hosted static website. Here’s why it did it.


Seeking help completing a challenge to populate all the drinking water fountains in Wellington, NZ.


@acyberexpert @robonz @lightweight we are looking to do the same next year with an NZ node of AddressFinder.nz

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