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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 setup 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 🙂

India Should Switch Off IPv4 Internet

IPv6 migration has been dragging on for a decades now and there’s 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 · 2 min · 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’s phone are far more powerful than those Nokias both in performance and battery backup and still we don’t see anyone running a server on their phone. Why? I think this was never implemented on phones because there’s no incentive for large corporations to work on something like this....

August 5, 2023 · 2 min · Rohan D

First Steps After Installing Raspbian

We discussed regarding the hardware that I use for self hosting here. Let’s prepare our Pi for selfhosting 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. Now choose “Use custom” option and specify the OS image location....

March 19, 2023 · 3 min · Rohan D

Toxic Positivity

Imagine our ancestors, who were primarily hunter-gatherers, when faced with predator like a Lion thought “This lion will not eat me”. Or consider example of the 2008 financial crisis, people thought “mortgage backed securities will never go down”. 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 · 2 min · Rohan D

Getting Started With Self Hosting

Get started with your self hosting journey

April 9, 2022 · 4 min · Rohan D