Author Archives: vik-y

Link external containers using docker-compose

If you use docker and docker-compose then you might have come across cases where you want services running across different networks to interact. Typically this need arises when we use a single database container like postgres and we want other containers created using different docker-compose files to use the database container. It can become really confusing and difficult to setup. I got stuck recently with a similar issue and resolved it. Hope it might be useful for you as well. Continue reading

How I use raspberry pi at my home to block advertisements on all devices and load webpages fast!

My father is not an avid internet user and he doesn’t understand or care for things like adblocker. I did install adblocker on his PC but many news sites and blog don’t allow you access if you have adblocker enabled. He keeps calling me all the time with problems that he is unable to access a webpage so I just disabled adblocker for him. That came with different baggage of problems altogether. He kept complaining me about the junk and popups he gets on different websites and I had to somehow fix this. So I decided to fix the problem for all devices at my home with a very small hack. After finishing my setup I thought of putting up the setup on my blog. So here’s how it goes. Continue reading