Varun Priolkar

Backing up LXC containers with automation

Short blog post to post a script I wrote to backup LXC containers with encryption and push notifications. 🙂 Manually backing up LXC containers was a pain and I wrote a script in…

Analysing Steam’s network in India

Excited by the prospect for Steam for Linux I fired up Steam to download some games. The problem was that finding a mirror with the best speed for seeming problematic. So I decided…

[Giveaway] I have two Trend Micro Mobile Security codes to give away

So this is what landed up in my hands this week. Neither I or any of my family members use or intend to use an antivirus. Hence I just thought of giving it…

My presentation about LXC containers at GDG Devfest, ICG

Yesterday I presented a talk at GDG(Google Developer Group) Devfest about Stop using Docker! Fun with Linux containers and networking. The venue was International Centre Goa. Many people had a lot of doubts….

Awesome Piwik setup – CDN, evading adblockers, GeoIP and more

My setup guide heavily depends on Nginx so you may have to change a few things if you are using some other web server. But this should be helpful never the less. 🙂…

IPv6 should be working on this blog!

IPv6 is now enabled on this blog. Getting it to work wasn’t as straight forward as I initially thought since my hosting provider Contabo gives only a single /64 and I use many…

Trying out a new social network! – Gab.ai

These are my very personal views and may not reflect yours. Please do understand that as you proceed. 🙂 Twitter and Facebook was censoring trends/tweets of right wing people for a long time…

Getting SSL reverse proxy to work with WordPress

This is not very hard to do but I had a tough time figuring out how to get this to work. I’m just writing this down in case someone finds it helpful. In…

Hybrid ECDSA and RSA certificates with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt

There are a myriad of resources on the internet on how to get this working but not as well compiled together as I’d like. That is the reason I am writing this post….

Backup your website to Backblaze B2 with encryption

This is meant for websites running on a VPS/dedicated servers only. This should work with modifications for static websites but was meant for websites with a database, especially WordPress. I was inspired by…