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Tamil blog home pageI ve started writing tamil (my native language) blog posts few months back. Of late the tamil posts I write has increased in, I thought of segregating things and thus came the idea of having a separate tamil blog. My new tamil blog is available in You can see a screenshot of my tamil blog in the left, which is exactly similar in design and layout to but the content language is different.

In future you can read all my tamil blogs and articles in, I ve already moved my tamil poem collection to the new place. There is a link under "what's in this site" section of to reach my tamil blog.

Hope all of you will like my tamil blog :) Updates on new tamil blog posts will still be available via my twitter account "@stylesen".

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microblogging clients cover pageAn article titled "A Roundup on Microblogging clients", which I wrote for Linux For You magazine and got published in March 2010 issue.

A gist from the article is follows, you can download the entire article from the attachment to this post,

The latest buzz in social networking is microblogging - the next generation of blogging where people share their status, images, audio and video files with their friends without being verbose. When you microblog, you answer one simple question: “What’s happening?” Some of us are already into microblogging,
without quite realising that there is a term for the small text we enter in our IM clients and elsewhere to publish our status. And some of us are microblog addicts, already!

Many full-fledged social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut, Linkedin, etc, provide ways to microblog, though they’re all referred to by different names, such as ‘Updates’, ‘Status Update’, etc. There are also dedicated sites just for microblogging, like,,,, and many more.

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

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ரத்தன் டாடா

Ratan tata book coverஎன்றோ ஒரு நாள் ஆங்கிலேயர்கள் இந்திய மண்ணில் இருந்து வெளியேறும் நிலைவரும்போது, அவர்கள் தொடங்கிய தொழில்களுக்கு "டாடா" காட்டி அனுப்ப வேண்டும் என்பதற்காகவே, டாடா குடும்பத்தின் முன்னோர்கள், இப்படி ஒரு பெயரை தங்கள் குடும்பப் பெயராக சேர்த்துக் கொண்டனர் போலும். ஆம், ஆங்கிலேயர்கள் துரத்தி அடிக்கப்பட்ட போது இந்திய தொழில்களின் நிலையை வலுவடைய செய்ததில் பெரும் பங்கு டாடா நிறுவனத்தையே சாரும். இது வெறும் ஒருவரால் தொடங்கி முடிவடைந்த சிறு தொழில் அல்ல. பரம்பரை பரம்பரையாக டாடா குழுமம்இயங்கி வருகின்றது, இதில் தற்போதைய தலைவரான ரத்தன் டாடாவை பற்றி விளக்குகிறது என். சொக்கன் எழுதிய இந்த நூல். ஒரு மனிதரை மட்டும் நமக்கு அறிமுகம் படுத்துவது இந்த புத்தகத்தின் நோக்கம் அல்ல, அது டாடா போன்ற சரித்திரத்தை விளக்குவதற்கு சிறந்த முறையும் அல்ல என்பதை நன்கு உணர்ந்த என். சொக்கன் இந்நிறுவனத்தின் ஒன்றரை நூற்றாண்டு வரலாற்றில் உள்ள சில முக்கியமான நிகழ்வுகளை எளிமையாக விளக்கியுள்ளார்.

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gnunify 2010 stylesen talkThis was my first gnuNify experience. To describe, I would say it was "simply awesome". I could meet many people in the conference and had a great time there. I attended many talks from different speakers which was really useful. Some of the people I met and shared were Adithya Mooley, Abbas Ali, Vivek Khurana, Satyakam Goswami, Rahul Sundaram, my old colleague Kushal Das, Arun K.

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Haiku lfy article cover

An article titled "An OS for Personal Computing (Haiku)", which I wrote for Linux For You magazine and got published in February 2010 issue.

A gist from the article is follows, you can download the entire article from the attachment to this post,

GNU/Linux has lots of features for the desktop and the server side. However, there are problems with Linux-based operating systems. Being a monolithic kernel, people often find the system becomes unresponsive when using a GNU/Linux system. Another major problem, especially for new users, is choosing between various distributions. They end up installing a distribution that has more apps and services than they actually need (or that their hardware can support) for their day to day use, which also serves to slow down their systems.

This article introduces you to an operating system called Haiku, which serves as a good starting point for aspiring students and those interested in hacking on operating systems.

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I gave a short interview for gnuNify 2010 blog as a part of "Know the Speaker" drive. You can read my interview here -

I gave my message for the first time contributors to Free software as follows:

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On 19th and 20th of February 2010, I ll be giving two talks in gnuNify 2010 at Pune,
India. gnuNify is an annual Free Software based tech event conducted by Symbiosis
Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR) in association with Pune
GNU/Linux User Group, since 2003.

The following are my sessions: