Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles filed under Technology


Let's do more email

The privacy advocates have been quite vocally and vehemently discouraging the use of email since almost a decade now but contrary to popular opinion, I strongly believe that despite being old, Email is a wonderful technology and mode of communication with several benefits, and it can optionally be made fully … Read More





Docker trick: Running containers efficiently using a bash script

One of the basic problems with running a docker image is that its too easy to spew up multiple instances or containers of the same image. Consider running the following container for instance: docker run -it -e AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID="test" -e AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY="test" \ --net=host "prahladyeri/testimage:latest" /bin/bash This … Read More

Beware of Uber's vomit fraud when booking a cab next time

According to some recent reports by top technology blogs, Uber drivers have been reportedly engaging in an activity called "vomit fraud". Basically, Uber (and many other cab services too) allow their drivers to collect a fine of up to \$150 if their customer creates a mess in the cab (such … Read More


Why GPL isn't working - the Freedom vs Convenience Debate

What distinguishes GPL from other freedom licenses is their premise: The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software. The GPL or copyleft strives for the freedom of the … Read More


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