Blogception v2

Blogception v2

I just finished building version two of my personal website and this is the first post since the update, describing the new setup of this website. tl;dr This website runs on Firebase Hosting deployed as a static site built with GatsbyJS . Old Setup My old website was built with Wordpress and hosted on Google Cloud running on Kubernetes. I was not comfortable with continuing to maintain the old setup in terms of costs and time required for managing the website. You can find the post about…

Book Review - The Bulletproof Diet

Book Review - The Bulletproof Diet

Link to the book Review The book is written by Dave Asprey. He was one of the first Bio Hackers who was actively publishing his results online. The term Biohacking is often used to describe the process of manipulating environmental inputs to your body to trigger a specific output result. Biohacking includes a broad range of applications, taking substances to improve your mental performance or just beeing more selective about your food choices to improve overall body function. Dave used to weight…

WordPress on Google Container Engine

WordPress on Google Container Engine

In this post, I'm going to describe how to deploy the stateless docker container image from one of my last posts onto Google Container Engine . Container Engine is a hosted Kubernetes Service, which means this setup is based on Kubernetes specific deployment configurations. Building our configurations based on Kubernetes allows us to decouple from the Cloud Provider which enables us to switch to another Kubernetes based Service, or even host our own cluster. Google Container Engine provides a…

Book Review - Delivering Happiness

Book Review - Delivering Happiness

Link to the book Website of the book The book was recommended on a podcast called "The Random Show" hosted by Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose. Review The book is about an American company called Zappos. It is written by the CEO of the company, Tony Hsieh’s. He describes his challenges and victories he encountered whilst building the company which later was acquired by Amazon, in Amazon stock worth 1.2 Billion dollars. Zappos is an E-commerce website mainly focused in the shoe business. Tony…

Book Review - Eat Fat Get Thin

Book Review - Eat Fat Get Thin

Link to the book I've read a lot of different books about health and nutrition since I started reading a lot. I came across Dr. Hyman's book via a podcast from Lewis Howes where Dr. Hyman was interviewed talking about nutrition. You can find the podcast here . Review The book starts off by reviewing past research about the causes of a term called Metabolic Syndrom  . The term is often used to describe the following diseases originating from a bad diet and unhealthy habits : - Obesity…