Varun Priolkar

Lifting after a disc prolapse and SANOG

As many of those close to me know, I had a bad disc prolapse in my lower back about 1.5 years back. The situation was so bad that I couldn’t walk for a…

How to protect against DDOS attacks in India

Whether you may be a large web host, or a small ISP serving a neighborhood; DDOS attacks in India can be extremely problematic and hard hitting. Here are some of the ways you…

How to fake pings and traceroutes

I recently read Srijit Banerjee’s excellent article, which brought to light ugly things done by service providers to fool their customers who have grown accustomed to the ping google.com command to judge the…

Updates on life and moving away from Goa

So the past few weeks have been quite hectic for me. I managed to get my Mikrotik MTCNA cert, had a nice vacation in Delhi and my friend’s place at Rohtak, took up…

10 Gbps network for less than $60

I needed a fast connection between my NAS and my VM server. So I set on to the mission of doing 10 Gbps network connectivity for as cheap as possible. This is mainly…

Switching from QWERTY to Colemak keyboard layout

So after pondering for a while, I finally decided to make the switch from the QWERTY keyboard layout to Colemak. This post will be about keeping track of my progress for my reference….

How to fix “Not logged into Rocket League servers” error on Linux

Encounter the “Not logged into Rocket League servers” error while trying to get online on the Rocket League game on Linux? Here’s a fix. Rocket League needs SSL to communicate with their servers….

Snapdeal horror – Why I will never shop with them again

Snapdeal is an Indian shopping website which operates on a marketplace business model, similar to it’s rivals Flipkart and Amazon. I’ve been shopping with Snapdeal for close to 2.5 years now, which I…

How to use AMDGPU driver for Southern Islands and Sea Islands card on Ubuntu Linux

These instructions apply only for GCN 1.0/Southern Island cards and GCN 1.1/Sea Islands cards. You can check if your card falls in this categories here. The AMDGPU driver is a newer driver for…

Google outage due to Cyclone Vardah in India

This post is constantly updated with whatever information I can get my hands on. Refresh for updates. World wide panic!!! Google is down! Grab your routers and run!!!11 Well not really but internet…

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