How I self-hosted Pixelfed on my tiny server with Docker

Pixelfed! An ethical alternative to Instagram. Ethical because this decentralized network is run by enthusiastic users as moderators instead of the "Grow at all costs" corporation, which will be compelled to use your data against your own goodwill if that churns enough profits for them. The best thing about Pixelfed…

How I organize my API tests in Golang

Testing is apparently the most important part in writing API's since there could be so many ways the API's could mis-perform, and you need some way to check for their authenticity of response. Lately, I was tasked with writing unit tests for the API's in Golang at work. After a…

Nextcloud to Good Ol' “DAV”

> "We need standards, not tools" The above line really resonates with me now. It was a while ago when I saw this lurking in my Mastodon feed and was lost with a scroll. Unfortunately, I'm not able to find the person who said it, but whatever is said, is true.…

Monthview: April 2022

Monthview, because I was too lazy to write "Month Review"; For real; And it sounded cool too. Doesn't it? Well, this is not just one month view, since I haven't posted month reviews since last two months (because they were boring). This will include the month reviews for February and…

Backup, Restore, Migration — A new VPS

If you had been following my blog for some time, you would know that I host most of my services on a self-hosted VPS. For those who are unfamiliar, it's a computer located in a remote part of the world still enabling me to rent it, access it and host…

Re-kindling My Relationship With Paperbacks

When I first bought a Kindle device, it seemed like this tech was a game changer. it still does (to some degree, of course). One device to satisfy all of my book-reading needs. I was essentially carrying an entire library on my backpack. I literally had to save money to…

Maybe, The Technology Evolved Too Fast

Last weekend, my mum and I were going through the old photo albums and archive of old times that were stashed in the cupboard. My mum held onto a piece of paper that was unnaturally torn and withered in nature. However, she held onto it as if it was very…