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Ask A Techie 20 Questions – Ravi Seetaram - ICT Support

How would you define a techie?

Someone who is very smart.

Tell us about yourself (short bio).

I am very passionate about technology. A gamer and book reader.

How has tech improved your life?

It has allowed me to work in tech doing something that I love.

What areas of tech interests you and why?

My areas of interest are Networking and IT Security because there are a lot of career opportunities.

What is unique about the number 8549176320?

It is very long.

What technical websites do you follow?

Wired.com

How do you go about learning a new technology?

Self study mostly.

What question would you ask yourself and how would you answer it?

What are your next steps and my answer would be, to advance more into my field of study.

How do you imagine the world would be in 50 years?

Very advanced.

What tech would you like to own?

A VR headset.

Would you choose a million dollars or a year with Satya Nadella?

A million dollars

The best advice you have received?

Stay consistent

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My Experience Deploying a Node.js Docker Container to Heroku

Docker's website describes the container as
A container image is a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, settings. Available for both Linux and Windows based apps, containerized software will always run the same, regardless of the environment. Containers isolate software from its surroundings, for example differences between development and staging environments and help reduce conflicts between teams running different software on the same infrastructure. Containers are an alternative to traditional Virtual Machines and are plenty more portable and convenient. Docker is not the only container solution (or containerisation platform). For example there is Google's Kubernetes - kubernetes.io.

For my demo I decided to use platforms familiar to me and that I have access to. My starting point was this guide nodejs.org/en/docs/guides/nodejs-docker-webapp/. The below …

My Experience Getting Started with Wagtail CMS and Deploying to Heroku

I was looking at the design of one of our Government Ministry websites and came to learn that they were using Wagtail CMS. Wagtail is free and open source and written in Python and uses the Django framework. I agree with Wikipedia when they say it is developer focused. There isn't the same ease as with something like WordPress. I couldn't even find a repository of templates or a place in settings to upload or install a template. How did they come up with the name? From the website -
Wagtails are pretty little birds from the Motacilla family. From spring to autumn they gather on the lawns outside Torchbox's offices, charming us and our visitors. We wanted a name which reflected our beautiful setting and which had a sense of light and delight. Plus birds make easy logos. I chose to use Heroku because I used it before to deploy my Ruby on Rails. My advice is to test deployment early and intermittently. If you do a search you might find the below post from 2015 which is from t…

My Experience Setting Up FLOW's TG2492LG-FLO WIFI Modem

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I had one of the early purely modem devices for about 7 or more years now. I connected this to my Linksys router and I was set. The router is old and does not have all the features of modern routers but it worked. Did a house call the other day and saw that the person had the WIFI modem with their AVS setup. Then it occurred to me that I should switch out my modem for a WIFI modem. That way I wouldn't have to worry about buying a new router when it was time for that. Made some notes after setting up my device and I am sharing it on my blog here.
I access the settings using the https link so that credentials entered are encrypted while communicating with the router - https://192.168.0.1/I was told to skip the change password on first login prompt. Do it afterwards from the admin menu.I chose to not broadcast SSID. You will have to manually add your WIFI to your devices if you do this. This is an extra layer of security.I disabled 2.4 GHz. Reading that 5GHz gives less range but supp…