About
November 08, 2022 (last update: November 22, 2022)

Contact

If you need to reach me, please send an email to: info at metebalci dot com

About me

I met computers at the end of 80s. I studied computer & electronics engineering (bsc, msc) at the end of 90s and early 2000s. I am curious about many things, and this blog is a reflection of that.

I have a few projects on Github.

You might have reached this page from Speedtest as I provide a public Speedtest server. This server operates on a 10G WAN link and located in Zug, Switzerland. From a 10Gbps network capable machine (n2-standard-2) in nearest Google Cloud zone (europe-west6, Zurich), Speedtest CLI reports 8 Gbps download and 6.8 Gbps upload with 2.65ms latency.

About the content in this site

None of the posts are sponsored and I am not affiliated with any of the companies or the manufacturers of the products mentioned in the posts, otherwise it will be explicitly stated in the post.

About this site

This site is generated statically using Hugo. I am editing it with vim mostly under Ubuntu Linux running inside Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.

The font used in this site is Berkeley Mono.

I keep the site under Git version control ([email protected]) under a private GitHub repo.

I am using Netlify to host the website (but continue reading), so every commit on GitHub repo is deployed automatically (last deploy: 27 Nov 2022 21:31 UTC). I use the apex domain (metebalci.com), and www subdomain (www.metebalci.com) redirects to apex. However, the site is not served by Netlify to the public, I am using Cloudflare, so it caches the site by fetching it from Netlify and serves it to the world.

This site can only be accessed by HTTPS and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is also enabled.

I use Hover as my domain registrar and Cloudflare for DNS.

Hover and Cloudflare supports DNSSEC, and DNSSEC is enabled for this zone (metebalci.com) as well.

About the visitors

Last update: 23.11.2022

This site is visited approx. by 16K unique visitors per month as measured by Cloudflare from the server logs. Approx. 45% of the requests come from USA, about 10% from Germany, then UK, Russia and France. The most popular (Google) search queries for the content in this site are: “java 19”, “homelab server”, “raspberry pi jtag”, “dig dnssec”, “dpkg-buildpackage”.