Use Gmail with your own domain for free

Well, if you are looking at this post you (1) have your own domain name (Psst! If you don’t, but need one? Try Namecheap), (2) love using Gmail and want to use it as to send and receive email for your domain and (3) prefer not to pay for this. If not the 3rd point you could easily do it using G-Suite (message me if you want to get a 20% discount code for your first year, as a comment here or on Twitter @IlyaReshet), but then you will have to pay $5/month, but fear not, there is a way to use Gmail with your own domain for free.

Update 2020: Here is how to do it with Zoho Mail.
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Is it healthy to…

I went to donate blood recently and if you have not done so yourself recently (or at all) I strongly recommend you doing it.

Just go to https://www.donateblood.com.au/ to find the closest location to you.

When I came in they said “Hey looks like you have donated blood a lot of times before and currently we have plenty of your blood type in the bank, but would you consider donating plasma today?” I said why not , read some material, signed some forms and proceeded with it.

Later when I came to office (I did the donation 7:30AM on my way there, YES they open this early so there is no excuse not to donate) I decided to google how healthy it is to donate plasma vs regular blood donation.

So I’ve opened a new tab and typed “Is it healthy to” and here is what I’ve got as the suggested searches

Suggested Search results for Australia

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Books, Movies and other items mentioned in Tim Ferris Blog and Podcast

Books, Movies and other items mentioned in Tim Ferris Blog and Podcast
 
To easier browse through the list use an app that I’ve created with GlideApps

https://isbyrtimferris.glideapp.io/



 

Election



 

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric



 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



 

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy



 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1



 

Open: An Autobiography

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Persistent Disk – Extending the lab

I really enjoyed the Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Persistent Disk lab, but I think Qwiklabs could extend the lab a bit further by showing how the disk is persistent by blowing  away a VM, starting a new one and reattaching the disk. So I decided to try it. You can follow the steps below  to do just that.

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Hello Node Kubernetes – Getting the Kubernetes Dashboard Token

The “Hello Node Kubernetes” lab went up until the point where I was supposed to browse to UI. I was required to provide the Kubernetes Dashboard Token

The lab says to run the gcloud container clusters get-credentials command and then to start the proxy kubectl proxy –port 8081  after which you should be able to access the Kubernetes Dashboard UI at https://<YOUR_SPECIFIC_URL>.appspot.com/ui,

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Virtual Machine stuck on 10/15 points

I was using Qwiklabs to learn a bit about Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and started the GCP Essential quest.
During the 1st lab (Creating a Virtual Machine) I got stuck on 10/15 points, despite the fact that I thought I’ve completed all the steps as required.

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Understanding Elastic Heartbeat time metrics – ICMP

I wanted to play a little with Grafana while having Elasticsearch as a back-end and decided to use Elastic Heartbeat as my data generator. It’s an easy, no fuss, to set up the Heartbeat itself as well as the first Heartbeat HTTP monitor, but when I saw all the available Heartbeat time metrics for the HTTP monitor I got a bit overwhelmed. So decided to to gradually progress from ICMP through TCP and finally to HTTP Heartbeat monitors and that the way this post is going to evolve as well:
  • Part 1 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat ICMP time metrics
  • Part 2 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat TCP time metrics (work in progress)
  • Part 3 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat HTTP time metrics (work in progress)

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