Free Kubernetes cluster on Oracle Cloud using k3s



Oracle Cloud has a very generous forever free tier. I have been using k3s on my Raspberry Pi 4 machines for sometime in my local home network and it is working amazingly well.

I was very keen to deploy k3s for free on a cloud provider as a backup to my local clusters and finally managed to do that recently.


US Elections 2020 - The best way to keep track of what is happening


US Elections 2020
US Elections 2020 is too close to call

The US Elections 2020 is one of the most widely watched event in the world.

We look at the ways the Tech / Media Companies are trying to make sense of the data.

Microsoft Clarity - An easy to use User Behavior Analytics Tool

Microsoft Clarity

Microsoft Clarity is a free service that helps users to understand how users are interacting with their websites.

The services offers the ability to record user sessions and also generates a Heat Map for clicks.

Using Gitlab for backing up data to AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage

Gitlab has a generous free tier for CICD called "Gitlab Pipelines", that can be used to store build artifacts (or anything) in AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage for free.

Grab the code here: GitlabToCloud.

Using AWS lambda as a Proxy for any service

AWS Lambda

Amazon Web Services has a generous free tier for Lambda which involves 1 million free invocations.

With the release of HTTP API for API Gateway, you can use Lambda as a proxy for any service.

The source code is available here -> AWS Lambda Proxy using Nodejs

Getting Started with Fortio for Load testing

Fortio Load testing

We look at Fortio, which is a powerful load testing tool which is free and powered by Google's Go language.

It is a rightful successor to Vegeta which is favourite among Go developers.

New User SignUp with Welcome Email using Firebase FireStore, Cloud Functions and Mailgun


Cloud FireStore and Cloud Functions can be easily used to save user details when a new user creates an account. An email can also be sent easily using an external service like Mailgun.

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