I am a Web Developer, SEO and WordPress specialist based in Bangalore. Most of my design skills and knowledge are self taught and I only moved into designing for the web while pursuing my Engineering. On the course I learned a range of skills and softwares including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Future Trends, SEO Optimization and Advertising.
My passion for Technology & Social Media gave birth to Geek Solutions in 2011.
I plan on blogging mainly about computing and technology related subjects. The following are some of the areas that interest me the most and a little bit of history behind my interest in each. I hope to expand on each topic at some point post some blogs about each in more detail.
Music in general has always been a big passion of mine. I am almost always listening to music – while I’m travelling, while I’m working, while I’m sleeping, while I’m just doing my usual daily things… all the time! I’d even go as far as to say that I’m addicted to music since if I don’t listen to any for a few days, I get really restless and aggravated.
For several years now I’ve been interested in Soundtracks. My all time favourite composers are Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, James Horner and Harry Gregson Williams.
My first Android device was the Nexus and the stock OS never gained my interest. After a few hours of online research i was able to root the phone and later i could flash a custom ROM to it. The fact that we could customize the OS and the interface of the phone motivated me to build my on versions. Once i got hands on with my Sony Xperia, I got installed Ubuntu and Android Envioronment and was able to build my first custom ROM with the official source code from Sony. Later i developed a lot of custom ROMs for various devices for my personal use.
Hardware / Software:
Shortly after getting a computer I became interested in the hardware and software that enabled a computer to run. I remember reading about Windows XP when it was in beta during 2000 / 2001. I was fascinated by how futuristic it appeared back then compared to Windows 98 / Me, and downloaded a beta of it, which took me around 5 days to do on dial up internet. Since then I have always kept up with the latest technologies, and have been able to build, upgrade and repair computers.
I have also been interested in networking for many years, our home network has grown from two computers connected with a crossover cable to a network that is powered by a router, multiple wireless access points and 4 switches which connect to network wall points in various rooms of the house. In total i would estimate we have around 25 devices of some description connected. Don’t worry i’m also interested in green computing and many of the devices are very low powered, and are switched off at the plug when not in use.
Websites, The Internet & Servers:
Even before I got the internet at home i was always fascinated by websites and wanted to build my own, over the years i have put together many websites, however been a perfectionist most of them have never left my computer. One website created by myself and a good friend of mine has been online for around 5 years now.
I have always had an interest in servers too, starting with running various services such as FTP, HTTP, EXIM on my pc running CentOS, i then experimented with Windows Server on an old computer.
I currently maintain a server at my home with dynamic DNS and Kloxo, as there are restrictions with my service provider in commissioning dedicated IPs.