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Cloud Scaffolding for Dead Capital.

Urgent Evoke plan: A cloud scaffolding for Dead Capital
Nick Gogerty nick@gogerty.com


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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Short Evoke manifesto

1. Listen and study the area or problem your solving. Live it before fixing it.
2. do no harm (consider 3 generation impacts)
3. measure the output and come up with those metrics before starting.
4.have an independant 3rd party measure and a****s the plan before starting and after finishing.
5. Listen to those you are trying to help.

Added by Nick Gogerty on May 6, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Tool for creating narratives: comic strip generator http://stripgenerator.com/

This isn't content, per se, but meta content.


A lot of people think better in pictures and understand graphics. I think The next version of evoke should use something like strip generator for letting people tell there stories and understand the context of daily life of those we are trying help.


This a very powerful tool, to share narratives: http://stripgenerator.com/…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 6, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Problem solving is 90% about context and framing

Problem solving is 90% about context and framing the issues, so that solutions are relevant.


I would like to see future evoke go deeper into problem and context. to understand the issues and constraints around the problems.


A lot of the solutions to problems are unsexy such as logistics, communication, education of solution and maintenance.


finally feedback and 3rd party verification of process is…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 6, 2010 at 9:14pm — No Comments

crisis resource delivery response using a bid auction mechanism for routing & allocation

here is a blog post about live crisis mapping in Haiti with an amazing video of a live map of the crisis unfolding. http://www.gogerty.com/?p=893


My hope for the future is that we move beyond, capturing the state on the ground using open source tools and more towards open source logistics on the ground. ad-hoc resources could be "bid" on in an auction format and distributed based on need. For example medicine, personnel etc. in…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 5, 2010 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Dark site and emergency planning for small enterprises

A lot of crises are amplified by small and medium sized businesses failures which can have immediate and long term economic impact. Disaster planning in advance can help these providers.


NGO's on the ground prior to an event can use IT plans like this to prepare for roll-outs. Ideally co-ordination plans would also be available.…


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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 5, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Crisis response

crisis response seems to be highly related to the credibility of the source as well as the medium.


The 5 stages of reaction to a disaster are very interesting:…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on May 5, 2010 at 3:16pm — No Comments

check out Architecture for humanity

http://www.gogerty.com/?p=112

Their book design like you give a damn is great.

Added by Nick Gogerty on April 26, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

a secret to pass on in 60 years.

I would most likely pass on very basic and un-interesting information about life. before everything become connected. I don't know how valuable it would be in the future. narrative and fact have value, but might only have value future value as novelty.


I am not sure I possess anything that is secret and of value for the future.


I guess I think the most important lessons aren't facts, but rather skills of listening and paying attention. good…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on April 26, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

fan palms in niger

a summary of a palm grove in niger. would like to see independant verification and outputs.

palm ecosystems

Added by Nick Gogerty on April 26, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

increase female politicians from 11.2% gloabally to at least 30%

in 2020 all adult women can stand for office and vote secretly for office in democratic countries without intimidation.


Women make up at least 30% of all parliaments globally. The average is now 11.2%


in 1915 the US gave women the vote. It is still…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on April 12, 2010 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Toilets help educate women.

Having access to a toilet allows younger girls and women to go to school without fear of being harassed. I would urge reading the Big Necessity, by Rose George and then donating to building latrines for schools. Believe it or not, lack of Toilets are one of contributing factors to lower education for women.




Sometimes the root cause of a problem can only be understood by…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on April 12, 2010 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Dead Capital: Money that is already in country

$9 trillion is already in the hands of the poor, they just can't use it due to poor property rights...

Added by Nick Gogerty on April 2, 2010 at 8:38pm — 7 Comments

2020 super capacitors

it is 2020, and there are fewer transmission lines in the world and 1,000 more electricity grids. the us has 5 mega grids.


sustainable, reliable power is delivered via a portfolio of generation sources and types. transmission grids can cost up to $1m/mile for HVDC.


renewables are mostly intermittent supplies. (30% uptime) sunshine wind etc.


having storage in the form of new ultracapacitors could allow for stable…
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Added by Nick Gogerty on March 26, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Energy storage is key to energy freedom

many renewables (other than dams) are interemitant. wind and solar have a 30% uptime. baseload power is what a grid delivers. batteries are a great storage mechanism. ultracapacitors are a type of battery. learn more here. I have built a comparison spreadsheet for those who want a tool to understand the relationships.

Added by Nick Gogerty on March 25, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

All the water projects in the world are listed here?

maybe. take a look.… Continue

Added by Nick Gogerty on March 25, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

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