In 2016, Public Health England released a guide for local authorities to promote active travel as a solution to physical inactivity. Physical inactivity costs the UK billions of pounds a year when its impact on NHS, social care, absence from work caused by illness and other factors are considered. On 23rd May 2020, the UK government announced funding to local authorities in England for active travel schemes and encouraged them to make the changes as soon as possible. As a result, most London councils (by following the guidance by Transport for London) and some other cities in England started introducing modal filters to create Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) to access the government funding.Continue reading Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in UK: Intent and Impact – Colossal Controversy
The hardcore recyclers among us know that the toothpaste tubes are very difficult to recycle. They contain a thin layer of aluminium and multiple types of plastic. The majority of the UK councils don’t accept toothpaste tubes. In the UK, Colgate partnered with TerraCycle so you can drop off Colgate products at a local TerraCycle drop-off location. Unfortunately, TerraCycle isn’t very easy to use as their drop-off points aren’t too close and are usually private homes.
It is best to avoid toothpaste tubes altogether and switch to sustainable toothpaste tablets. Thankfully here in the UK we have quite a few toothpaste tablet brands to choose from. Below are 6 UK based toothpaste tablet brands that offer quick national delivery.Continue reading 6 Toothpaste Tablet Brands for Complete Zero-waste Living in UK
Kubernetes: Up and Running, as the name suggests, is about Kubernetes. The book’s second edition was released in October 2019. Latest stable release of Kubernetes in October 2019 was 1.15. At the time of writing the latest stable version is 1.20 so the book is definitely due for an update.Continue reading Kubernetes: Up and Running 2nd Edition Book Review
There are many tools out there to provision single-node Kubernetes clusters but kubeadm is the way to go for a production-like set up. Although it is more difficult to create a cluster with kubeadm, with its configuration options you can tweak the cluster to your needs. By following this post you can easily create a Single-node Kubernetes Cluster using kubeadm on Ubuntu 20.04.Continue reading Provisioning Single-node Kubernetes Cluster using kubeadm on Ubuntu 20.04
If, like most people, you’re working on a laptop, I’m sure hubs and docking stations sparked your interest. With whopping 7 ports Anker 7-in-1 USB-C Hub should have all the ports you need. If you’re a Linux user you’ll be happy to know that all the ports works on Linux.Continue reading Anker 7-in-1 USB-C Hub for Linux
Firewalld has replaced iptables as a default in many Linux distributions. It is now the default firewall in CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise. You can also install it on Debian and Ubuntu from their official package repositories.
Luckily firewall configuration with firewalld is very easy, especially for predefined services like http, https, ssh, etc.Continue reading Inbound Firewall Configuration with Firewalld
Would you like to bake the perfect sourdough bread? Is your bread not getting enough rise? Are you not seeing the ‘ear’ on your bread? This post will get you there!
1. Use water to achieve steam
If you’re a home baker you’re unlikely to own an oven with steam functionality. In that case you should put a tray of water in the oven to achieve steam. Steam slows crust from forming and helps bread to rise. You’ll need to take the water tray out mid-way to let the crust go golden brown.Continue reading 5 Foolproof Pointers to Achieve Perfect Sourdough Bread
There are plenty of Kubernetes distributions available that can be used to install Kubernetes locally. They tend to use minimal resources which is ideal. Question is what’s the best Kubernetes distribution for local use?
Local Kubernetes Distributions
This post contains benchmarks and reviews of the following Kubernetes distributions:Continue reading What’s the best Kubernetes distribution for local environments?
I started working with Kubernetes in 2018 (about 3 years ago). In 2019, I successfully migrated a production application into an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster. I’ve been managing that cluster for more than 2 years. All this made me confident that it would be easy for me to pass Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.Continue reading How I passed Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam
I’ve recently set up automated backups to Google Drive on my CentOS 7 Linux VPS to protect my blog posts from data loss. I don’t know why it took so long for me to care about backups of my own data. I chose to back up to Google Drive since I already have a Google One plan that has plenty of available storage space.Continue reading Easy Backups to Google Drive on Linux