Hi There! I’m Abdelsalam. Call me Solom.

Engineer, Researcher, Tinkerer, Photographer, Scuba diver, and all-around tech enthusiast.

Creating trailored solutions to novel problems.

Cloudflare Migration

The Problem with Google Cloud Platform The claim in my previous article that the GCP (Google Cloud Platform) deployment of this static website would cost 1$ turned out to be farther from the truth than I expected. That claim stemmed from the pure storage bucket cost of a mere few kilobytes of data. Which indeed did only amount to less than a dollar a month. The crux of the matter was with needing proper SSL certification and the obligatory load balancer infrastructure required to establish the SSL handshake and pipe the data which in itself is a compute instance....

September 3, 2023 · 2 min

Setting up my place

Welcome back to my place. As promised here is the very first proper technical blog post covering how I got this site up and running in the first place. I will be covering how to host a static website like this one on minimal hardware, specifically on Google Cloud services. Why you would want this I think it’s great to have your own dedicated corner of the internet that you have complete control over with no platform or distribution to bother or worry you....

August 27, 2022 · 5 min

Welcome to my place

Hi! My name is Abdelsalam, but I go by solom a lot of the time. And this is my place! Here is where I’ll be writing about my work and thoughts; sharing knowledge I think is interesting enough and documenting what I think is important. I’ll be writing here especially about ideas and content that I believe are under explored. Expect a lot more content in the future and a semi-regular update schedule....

August 26, 2022 · 1 min