Author Archives: Varun Priolkar

Getting tested positive for Covid-19 before flight

By | 27th October 2020

I had to deal with a rather unfortunate circumstance of getting tested positive for Covid-19 just before a vacation. I was due to travel to Dubai and Serbia. I would have had no way of knowing I was actually positive if I didn’t have to take the mandatory RT-PCR test necessary for international flights. I… Read More »

Thoughts on Financial Independence, Investing & Income

By | 3rd April 2020

Disclaimer: This post is for information purposes only and not investment advise. Please consult your investment advisor before doing anything. I am not liable if you lose money or if anything in this post is not factual. I am not a registered investment advisor. This is a post about my investing journey, tips to get started and my thoughts on investing. On popular… Read More »

2019 – The year in review

By | 22nd December 2019

Just like how a business should review it’s performance every quarter, an individual should track progress from time to time(not too often as that can be detrimental). So here’s my review of myself based on things I care about. Do note that 2019 has been a tough year for me personally, something which I would… Read More »

How to buy US Equities from India

By | 26th January 2019

Disclaimer: This post is for information purposes only and not an investment advise. Please consult your investment advisor before doing anything. I am not liable if you lose money or if anything in this post is not factual. So you’re at a stage where you hold a decent chunk of Indian equities, but would like to diversify your holdings to overseas companies. Everytime… Read More »

Introducing AS132383 website and HE’s IPv6 Sage certification!

By | 30th December 2018

I have a couple of quick updates to share here, pertaining to my AS132383 network and Hurricane Electric‘s IPv6 certification. Updates to AS132383 First is related to my AS132383 which I use to announce a few IPs. I now have a website and Looking Glass for AS132383! You can check it out at as132383.net. There… Read More »

My talk about DevOps at Coffee and Code, Goa

By | 15th December 2018

On 13 October 2018 I had given a talk about Devops – The art of managing infrastructure at scale at a Cofee and Code event held at 91Springboard, Goa. In the talk I spoke about managing infrastructure from different perspectives – developer, Linux sysadmin, network admin and leveraging open source tools to do so. I… Read More »

Updates to blog – BGP, IPv6, TLS 1.3 and more

By | 8th December 2018

Just wanted to share a few updates about blog and life. TLS 1.3 with 0-RTT TLS 1.3 is a new standard of encryption on the web and I have implemented it! This should result in faster load times and improved security for the users. ECDSA certs are enabled too, along with RSA for better performance.… Read More »