Riding across the Thar

After about two years of ‘situational procrastination’ , I finally managed to embark on the journey through Rajasthan on my trusted RE with my friend Karan (@grasskode). This was in no way an easy decision, especially this time around as my trip was short with a lot on the agenda but it had to be done for the sake of my sanity. This was a short four day trip with both of us on our bikes, mine RE Thunderbird Silver, 350 and his RE Thunderbird Black, 500.

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Costa Rica

This was a long awaited trip and out of all the options available, Costa Rica seemed to be the most recommended and easiest to get to. I’ve never been to a tropical rain forest, so was really looking forward to being there. I was prepared for extreme humid conditions, lots of rains, difficult hikes, good food and running into some wildlife I’ve only glimpsed upon on Discovery Channel. Frankly, I’m not too much into either the birds or bird photography, for which the places I was going to are famous for but doing this the first time was bound to be fun and something I could check off my list.

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Kubernetes cluster with flannel overlay network

This is the third an final post in the series where we play around with Docker and Kubernetes. The first two posts are available here: – Multi node kubernetes cluster – Docker overlay network using flannel In this tutorial I’ll try to explain how to bring up a multi node kubernetes cluster with an overlay network. This essentially combines what I’ve explained in previous posts. An overlay is necessary to fulfill the networking requirements for a fully functional kubernetes cluster.

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Pratt Lake

Me and Venky decided to this without much planning. The pics available online looked pretty good and the trail wasn’t too difficult. It was just long. Too long. Acutally, 12 mile doesn’t sound that bad but when its just dense forest for about 99 percent of the hike, boredom gets to you. Its a good way to just get lost in thought because, as I said, the trail is more of a stroll and there’s nothing much to see.

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Docker overlay network using Flannel

This is the next blog post in the series where I’ll attempt to build a full multi-node kubernetes cluster from scratch. You can find the previous post HERE where I describe bringing up a two-node cluster without using overlay network. The first thing you need once you start scaling up your containers on different hosts is a consistent networking model, the primary requirement of which is to enable two(or more) containers on different hosts to talk to each other.

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Centennial park run

Went on my second run at Centennial park. This time it was about 6.5km, much shorter than the last one(10k) but the timing was slightly better. I underestimated the weather and so finally gave up before 10k. From Travelogue From Travelogue From Travelogue

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Multi node kubernetes cluster

This guide demonstrates how to build a 2 node kubernetes cluster. Kubernetes comes with a set of scripts to install on different cloud providers and locally on vagrant box that can be used for the cluster setup but the idea here to provide an installation mechanism that is provider and OS agnostic. So, at the end of this guide, we’ll have a script that can be run on any two machines that can communicate with each other.

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Mt Si Hike

Starting with this post, I’ll add not more than 3 pics of any trip I go on. I finally ended up doing this because – I hate posting stuff on facebook – I hate having albums with gazillion photos in them – I like to keep hard copies of some photos and the pics here will fall into that exclusive category – and most importantly, this will be EXACTLY what I want to keep a memory of …

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On being a workaholic

I was always intrigued by the people referred to as workaholics ever since I first understood what the word meant. It felt really amazing knowing that there are people who want to work so much that they lose track of their social lives and distance themselves from everyone who is not professionally relevant to them. The word is almost always used in a negative connotation. Looking back after being in the industry for about 5 years now, I think my excitement was caused due to lack of information.

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e-space cleanup

As one of my new year’s resolution, I wanted to reduce the clutter I have in my life to make sure I only spend time on things I really want. To take this a step further, I have resolved to get rid of anything that is a waste of time. One of the things that have been bothering me since a long time was my website and its escalating maintenance costs both in terms of time and money.

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