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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Secure rabbitmq connections with HAProxy

The problem here is to make a rabbitmq server run behind HAProxy and use ssl for connecting from the internet to HAProxy. So, the proxy serves as the endpoint for ssl connections and from there onward, the connection with rabbitmq are without ssl. Internet <—–ssl—–> HAProxy <—-no-ssl—-> rabbitmq(server and admin) Also, we run rabbitmq here inside a docker container. Step 1 Installing HAProxy: The following steps should install HAProxy 1.5 on your system, assuming it is some version on ubuntu.

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Ride to Chitradurga Fort

I had spent too much time since my last bike trip and last weekend decided to finally do it. This time I wanted it to be a bit different in some way or the other and after much mulling, I went for making this one a longer ride than usual. The destination was around 220Km so that would make a round trip of 440KM, which if done correctly, could be accomplished before lunchtime.

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Ride to Krishnagiri Dam

Taking lessons from my previous experience and reading up a bit about to-do-and-donts before embarking upon any bike rides, I prepared myself for this one. Although it was still a small one(210 Kms) but I wanted to be as prepared as I could. So the day before, I got some spares like accelerator and clutch cables and an extra tube. Also added to the inventory was a first-aid box and some clothing that makes sitting for a long periods of time on a bike much much comfortable.

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Ride to Anchetty

I was craving a good bike ride for a week and looked over a whole bunch of places which ended up getting into the ‘list’ but it was hard to shortlist on one thing to do this weekend. I had to be somewhere, that was for sure. So while scouring old posts on a biking forum, I came across the following ride which was around 200KM with some nice roads through forests and villages.

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Trip to Savandurga Hill

So this was the first non-bike trip I decided to take, mostly because of the proposition by my good friend, Mitesh to use his car instead. The plan was finalized late Saturday night, as we did manage to wake up at 4:00 AM sharp. Not that we had to be far off, the destination was just about 60 KM from my house. Mitesh lost his way when picking me up and we hit the highway about 20 minutes late than expected.

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Ride to Madhugiri Fort

It was after about one and half year I got a chance to venture out on a long ride on my bike. I’ve been wanting to do so for a long time but something or the other became a hurdle(yep, that DOES sound like the most common cliche). The distance from my place, as given by google maps was about 125 kms. There were a couple of options on which route to take, and I(randomly) chose the following one.

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