HOWTOs

Detailed guides to help you do stuff.

Collect CPU & Memory Usage Information Using psrecord

A few days ago, I found myself needing to collect the CPU and Memory usage information of applications over an extended period. In this post, I share with you a brilliant tool that can assist you in collecting this data and plotting it in an easy-to-consume graph.

Self Hosting Monica

Monica is an open-source web application to organize the interactions with your loved ones. Think of it as a CRM for your friends or family. In this post, I share a simple, easy to follow guide for those who want to self-host Monica.

Self Hosting Firefox Send

Firefox Send is a great file sharing service with E2EE and automatic deletion. In this post, I walk you through the steps to self host your own instance.

Downloading A Website from The Internet Archive

I was working on recovering some lost websites through their cached copies on the Wayback Machine. I needed a much faster (and more offline) way to access these cached copies of websites. Hartator's Wayback Machine Downloader to the rescue.

Connect to RDS using Python & SSL

Are you trying to connect to an RDS instance from a Python script while maintaining SSL encryption? If so, then you are in luck, the following script provides a simple example of how to create and use such a connection.

Find the Public Key of a ProtonMail User

I realised I needed an easier way to provide my PGP key to readers without putting the key itself on the page (for several reasons). I thought this information could be useful to others, so here we go.