How I Downloaded IE for 2k

Many people reacted to the announcement by microsoft to stop support for IE on twitter recently. It felt nostalgic for me too. I first started using a PC around 1998-99. I was in 6th grade maybe. As far as I could remember, it had Samsung samtron CRT monitor, a CPU with some intel processor, 40 GB IDE hard disk and a Dax make dial-up modem connected to PCI card. We had a BSNL landline at home in those days....

June 19, 2022 · 2 min · Karthik

Moving to CalyxOS from iPhone/iOS

Reasons for moving I have been using iPhone for more than 5 years. It started from iPhone 4, 5s, 7, XR etc., iOS is solid and over last few years android has really caught up (not referring UI but stability and usability). Also over the last few years there have been multiple occasions were big tech use our data more and more for personalised ads. I wanted to move to a privacy friendly OS....

December 22, 2021 · 6 min · Karthik

Homelab Upgrade 2021

My homelab was running on a single dell r210. It had pfsense and few VMs, all the self-hosted apps were deployed using docker. Things were running fine for more than a year but i was missing high-availability, since i had only one server. I wanted my services to be available always! To achieve high availability on proxmox you need 3 servers minimum. Thus the hunt for 2 more began! Hardware Upgrades Many say olx is a bad place and full of scammers....

June 20, 2021 · 6 min · Karthik

HTTPS for Homelab using Caddy and ACME DNS

HTTPS for Homelab When I wanted to install bitwarden_rs (now vaultwarden), i read their wiki and got struck with an idea to setup my homelab apps behind https. Then the hunt for reverse proxies started and i settled down with caddy after trying out nginx and traefik (both are good, but not suitable for my usecase). Caddy is a simple configurable reverse proxy and webserver. I use it as reverse proxy and HTTPS provider for all my homelab apps....

February 6, 2021 · 4 min · Karthik

Homelab v1

Intro ping 127.0.0.1 There are some interests which do not change! I used to write html and css in college days. I have had shared hosting accounts, VPS and so on! I still remember creating a small site for college workshop using WordPress. I learnt web development and managing VPS through youtube. I have always wanted to host on my own server and somehow have managed to do it this year....

July 31, 2019 · 10 min · Karthik