Once an idea finds coupling with an interest, it is at that time new and meaningful things begin to happen. My passion for travel planning is now a full-blown hobby. Simply pulling up Google Maps provides an endless source of destinations, each of which of course has a name, but perhaps also an interesting story. Placing myself into that story is one of the most culturally respectful rites and socially entertaining sensations I can experience. Full immersion. I am now living in another world, others’ world.
Tekendo represents mysterious branding and, depending on how its use is applied, it can be a valuable asset. However, aside from being unique, this definition-less name cannot represent anything on its own, a very real form of weakness.
An idea has been forming for some time now, and here is its introduction: Meet Real Life Points, a destination for travel-focused information that I come across. Why not build a website focused solely on travel, something apart from Tekendo?
And so it is.
Over here I will collect my travel related musings, techniques, and trip reports. Tekendo will remain my base website, and indeed that notion reaches deeper than just logical organization. Technologically I have converted my WordPress installation into a multi-site platform or network installation. Essentially the configuration is such that 1 server hosts all the content for many different, seemingly unique websites. This simplifies the administration aspect of maintaining the entire stack.
The stack, what is that? Think of layers, such as how the Egyptians built the pyramids, from the bottom up. First there is a computer, actually a virtual machine server hosted by Digital Ocean. Installed to this ‘computer’ is an operating system, Debian Linux, configured with these further layers: The Apache webserver, a MySQL database, and the PHP scripting language. All these components are prerequisites that allow WordPress to function. So on top of all those layers, WordPress is able to run and provide all of this incredible functionality, such as ability to host these multiple, discrete blogs.
Something like a Hydra.