Installing the latest version of Aria2 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Aria2 is a headless (command-line based) multi-protocol downloader. It supports the downloading of HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink resources. Many frontends exist for Aria2, they are available either as standalone apps, or browser extensions. Technically Aria2 can function by itself, but I don’t consider its command-line functionalities to be usable for most. Thanks to… Continue reading Installing the latest version of Aria2 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Apt update slow? Try this fix

On a cloud instance with a slow disk, running the dreaded apt update && apt upgrade could take an eternity. But what if I tell you it may actually not be a disk IOPS issue?

Enable Hyper-V Integration Services for your Ubuntu guest VMs

For some legacy reasons, my main hypervisor has been Hyper-V running on a Windows Server. And contrary to popular belief, Linux actually supports Secure Boot and UEFI boot pretty well, and so you can create Generation 2 VM that runs Linux OS just fine. However, after installing the OS, you might have noticed that Hyper-V… Continue reading Enable Hyper-V Integration Services for your Ubuntu guest VMs

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Installing Caddy as a service in your cloud instance

Caddy should be everyone’s server of choice. Especially lazy people, and that’s everyone. This blog is served by Caddy. It is a modern web server written in Go. It does automatic HTTPS configuration. TF is automatic you ask? Take this blog for example – if it were to run in Nginx, the config file would… Continue reading Installing Caddy as a service in your cloud instance

AdGuard – blocking ads and trackers at the OS level

Everyone loves ad blockers, so long as your livelihood does not depend on advertising. Pretty much everyone I know is running some sort of ad blockers in their browsers, such as uBlock Origin or AdBlock Plus; and the newer Firefox browser even comes with an in-built ad filtering engine! (Which is great btw) But browser… Continue reading AdGuard – blocking ads and trackers at the OS level