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Articles by Sam Lay

Sam Lay

Sam Lay

Sam is an infrastructure engineer at The Network Factory. He's a fan of Ansible, Linux and open-source software. He makes some superb seitan soybean satay stirfry.

IoT - Wi-Fi Voucher Printing

Star TSP100 receipt printer

We are often asked for proof-of-concept and implementation of IoT and embedded solutions. One example of this was for a hospitality client, who asked us to help out with token-based access to their public Wi-Fi, via a printed till receipt given with each purchase.

Unlike the majority of our clients ...

Why We Never Repeat Ourselves

WannaCrypt screenshot Here at The Network Factory, we set up a lot of computer systems from scratch. From virtualisation servers and company laptops to IoT and Raspberry Pi-based embedded solutions, we do a lot of software installation and configuration, so it's really important that this is done as efficiently as possible ...

Staying Current

Technology moves fast and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments in software and hardware. It's very important to stay up-to-date however, and today we'll look at why that is.

WannaCrypt screenshot


It seems that every other day the media is reporting another ...