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Errors in Renewing Letsencrypt SSL Certificate on EasyEngine Site

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When you are trying to renew Letsencrypt SSL certificate on a website hosted on WordPress via Easyengine, sometimes you face errors (huh, like any other software). I host a bunch of websites on WordPress installed via Easyengine, and I have bumped into some errors while renewing Letsencrypt SSL certificates (that come bundled with Easyengine).

My Amazon Fire TV Stick setup

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This blogpost outlines my current setup for Amazon Fire TV Stick connected to my TV. Initial setup Goto: Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options and turn on: ADB Debugging > ON Apps from Unknown sources > ON Apps that I have installed and use on a regular basis: Prime Video Netflix Internet Youtube […]

Returns & Liquidity in Debt Mutual Funds might be at risk!

Last Updated 28 April 2020: This article has been updated to include implications of RBI’s INR 50,000 crores window of funds for Mutual Funds. In short, it helps only to some extent, your Mutual Funds portfolio is still at a risk from the point of view of liquidity (during pandemic) as well as returns. Have […]

My Android phone setup: Apps, config et al

This is how I setup my Android phone (both new, as well as if I factory reset an existing device). I have also listed a looooooong list of apps that I use: Backup (before formatting the phone) Here is the list of data/apps/config that I backup before I factory reset an Android device: Whatsapp: Open […]

Day-3 of SBI Card IPO: A guide for middle class investor


Coronavirus scare affecting the markets: On Monday (March 2, 2020), two cases of corona were reported in India at 2:50pm and markets crashed by 1000 points in next 15 minutes. SBI Cards IPO will end on 5th march and shares will start trading on 16th march. If we see a surge in number of cases/deaths […]

Stock pick of the week: ONGC


On February 14 2020, ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) reported a 47.07 per cent decline in December quarter profit on account of on lower oil production and prices as well as higher depreciation. The stock will probably dip further later today, even though it is already trading at a 10 year low. If you […]

How to uninstall Android apps using TWRP custom recovery?

If you have a custom recovery (such as TWRP) installed on your Android device, you can use it to uninstall Android apps on your phone. You might ask: Why/when would one need such a feature? One use case for this would be if your Android device is stuck in a bootloop after you installed a new […]

How to solve Virtualbox’s mounting failed error after Mac OS X Kernel Panic?

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While using Mac OS X El Capitan v10.11.3 on my Macbook Pro, my OS X restarted spontaneously and displayed “Your computer restarted because of a problem”. This is OS X lingo for what is more commonly known as “Kernel Panic”. When my Macbook restarted, I tried to load my development environment in Vagrant (with OS X […]

Startup, Education, Innovation & Hiring Lessons from Tomorrowland (movie)

I watched Tomorrowland: A World Beyond (2015 movie directed by Brad Bird) in Oct 2015 and even though it is yet another science fiction movie (plus it performed below expectations at box office), I found hidden insights related to startups, funding, hiring, education, innovation etc. in the movie.