Tag Archives: linux

Free wildcard certs with Let’s Encrypt & DNS auth ft. Route 53

By | 17th May 2018

Everyone’s favorite SSL certificate authority Let’s Encrypt recently announced support for wildcard SSL certificates on their forum here using the ACMEv2 API. Wildcard SSL certificates still cost as much as $150-300/yr on the market. Getting them for free is a huge bonus. Install Certbot Grab the Certbot tool for issuing Let’s Encrypt signed SSL certificates.… Read More »

10 Gbps network for less than $60

By | 12th March 2017

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 to run iSCSI for VMs. I had looked at Infiband as well. However driver support was poor and things aren’t guaranteed to… Read More »

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

By | 28th January 2017

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. So the first steps would be to: Make sure the system time and date is correct. I use UTC hardware clock. Make… Read More »

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

By | 19th December 2016

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 GNU/Linux and promises better performance and Vulkan support. You will need to do two steps to make it work. Userspace drivers –… Read More »

Backing up LXC containers with automation

By | 1st December 2016

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 some free time that I had to automate all of this. Plus it pushes updates to Twitter, Pushbullet and email and encrypts… Read More »

My presentation about LXC containers at GDG Devfest, ICG

By | 23rd October 2016

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. Of course there wasn’t enough time for everyone to get all their queries in and things were a little difficult for many… Read More »

IPv6 should be working on this blog!

By | 16th October 2016

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 LXC containers to host different things. Thankfully my friend Anurag helped me out. You can read his blog post about it here.… Read More »

Backup your website to Backblaze B2 with encryption

By | 28th September 2016

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 the huge number of really expensive and crap plugins for WordPress to handle backups and my guru/buddy Anurag Bhatia to write this… Read More »