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Welcome to my blog. I mostly write about self hosting nowadays. The purpose behind this is twofold, I get to document my own setups while also helping others. Other than this you may find me writing about my personal projects and occassional ramblings you had expect from a Software Engineer 馃檪

India Should Switch Off IPv4 Internet

IPv6 migration has been dragging on for a decades now and there鈥檚 no end in sight for this migration to complete. Huge software companies like Amazon are buying even more IPv4 addresses to continue to support IPv4 users. Given the current stance of corporations and many governments it seems that Internet will forever be split into two protocols. Worldwide 45% of Internet users are on IPv6. This number is quite low if you take into consideration the fact that IPv6 was created almost 3 decades ago....

September 30, 2023 路 2 min 路 Rohan D

Every Phone Should Be Able to Run Personal Website

Back in 2009, anynone with a Nokia could have a personal website running on their own phone. Sadly this amazing piece of tech was never widely adopted. Today鈥檚 phone are far more powerful than those Nokias both in performance and battery backup and still we don鈥檛 see anyone running a server on their phone. Why? I think this was never implemented on phones because there鈥檚 no incentive for large corporations to work on something like this....

August 5, 2023 路 2 min 路 Rohan D

Getting Started With Selfhosting Part 2

In part 1 we saw what hardware we are using for self hosting. In this part we will look at the software stack we will be using. Let鈥檚 get started. Install Raspbian Downloads Raspberry Pi Imager is the quick and easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to a microSD card, ready to use with your Raspberry Pi Download Raspbian Lite. Choose 64 bit version Once you have downloaded these, start imager tool....

March 19, 2023 路 3 min 路 Rohan D

Toxic Positivity

Imagine our ancestors, who were primarily hunter-gatherers, when faced with predator like a Lion thought 鈥淭his lion will not eat me鈥. Or consider example of the 2008 financial crisis, people thought 鈥渕ortgage backed securities will never go down鈥. Then every now and then throughout the world their are banks that collapsed and eventually had to be bailed out by government. In each of these examples, people failed to consider a perspective....

March 12, 2023 路 2 min 路 Rohan D

Self Hosting Password Manager

Are you tired of entrusting your passwords and personal information to third-party services that may or may not have your best interests at heart? Are you ready to take control of your own data and security? If so, self-hosting a password manager might be the perfect adventure for you! It takes a bit of technical know-how and a whole lot of bravery, but the rewards are well worth it. Not only will you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your sensitive information is being stored on your own servers, but you鈥檒l also have the opportunity to customize your password management solution to suit your specific needs....

December 25, 2022 路 5 min 路 Rohan D