There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, those who don't. - Unknown

I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code. - Unknown

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. - Morpheus

Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems. - Morpheus

Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. - Spoon boy

The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. - Morpheus

Sooner you're going to realize the difference between knowing and walking the path. - Morpheus

Welcome to the real world... a world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. - Morpheus

Have you ever had that feeling...where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? - Neo

A robot may not harm a human or, by inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. - Isaac

Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call when you are unable to speak? - Agent Smith

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.- Yoda

The answer is out there. It's looking for you. And it will find you if you want it to. - Trinity

He tells me to do, to choose between that and the Matrix, I choose the Matrix. - Cyper

Machines didn't know what chicken tasted like, so that's why chicken tastes like everything - Mouse

Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me. - Yoda

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. - Han Solo

And I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2D2. - C-3PO

You're faster. Don't think you are, know you are. Stop trying to hit me and hit me. - Morpheus

we have no choice but to continue as planned. Deploy the sentinels. Immediately. - Agent Smith

Matrix is a computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control. - Morpheus

You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind. - Morpheus

You are the One, Neo. You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me. - Morpheus

The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner, now I am the master. - Darth

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Hi, I am Balakumar Muthu

I am an Award-winning Entrepreneur (Asia Innovation Award - SingTel, Singapore), currently working towards the great mission to make the world a better place to work. I've been Designing and Building Web softwares for more than 17+ years, an Full-stack Designer & Developer, Web Software Consultant for Japanese Companies, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia.

My strong expertise includes building Smart Web applications, UI/UX Design and Development, Growth, Branding, Ecommerce, IoT, Making creative & enjoyable stuffs, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS) & Blogging Applications, Product Prototyping, SEO and Open Source Technologies. Overall my passion and expertise evolves around all sorts of things, starting from creative ideas & concept, design, development & implementation of various kinds of innovative products.

I enjoy simple things — nature, reading, trying different flavour of tea, zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, Japanese culture and a die-hard fan of Comics.

Awards & Honours for My works


Awarded the “Asia's Top 50 Apps 2011 Award” (winner lists) from SingTel, Singapore.

Winner of "Red Herring 2010 Asia Award" (finalists) - 2013 & 2010 for Technology Innovation.

First Prize Winner of "Java Master Contest", conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany and many other technology and design contests.

Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards” 2006 - *** "Hello World(s)!" From Code to Culture: A 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology ***, Book.

Sun Microsystems appreciation for testing early versions of Java Platform.

Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

and much more.

Some of My Previous Ventures

LoveLogger the world's first Collaborative Blogging & Social Network for Pairs and has received a great response in China and Japan. It was launched way back in 2008, even before the release of current popular pair apps like Couple, Pairy, Between, Hey, Cupple.

SweetCircles one of the earlier Blogging-based Social Networking platform, an Blogging app with Social networking features. SweetCircles was also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.

Press and Media Coverage for My works


Me and My works have been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, Sina.com, 100shiki.com, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Yangtse.com, Idoican.com, Kaoshi.edu5a, shm.com.cn[pdf], Infoseek.com and many other popular sites.

Notable Works & Contributions

Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype, for demonstrating during my Google India Interview in 2005.

Designer of DevCamp India Official Brand and WikiCamp India Brand.

Being a big lover of Linux & Open source movement, organized the free "Ubuntu Dapper Drake T-Shirts Contest" to create more awareness and interest to the community.

Well proficient in User Interface and Usability study and have published usability study report on Yahoo! Flickr, MSN Hotmail and Rediff.com. It's also been featured in Google Blogoscoped.com and WebProNews.com.

Contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.

Blogger, Wikipedian, Writer

Editor of Wikipedia, contributed for more than 100's of Wikipedia pages in various topics in Computer/Internet Technology category.

Contributing writer of DeveloperIQ Magazine on the latest Web Technologies. My most popular articles includes in CSS 3, HTML 5, JQuery, Eclipse Plug-in Development and Google Technologies.

Blogging since 2002 and listed as the 'Top 10 Tech blogger' by 'Blog Street India' and rated as the 'Top 50 Tech Blogger' by 'Blogs Top List' in 2005 – 2007. My blog posts have also been featured at Google Blogoscoped.com, Netscape.com, Java.net, Webpronews, Planet Mozilla, Linux Toy and few other popular blogs. It is also listed in 'Favorite Blog lists of Sun Microsystems' Web Blog in 2005. Made my own blogging site at Yahoo! Geocities as geocities.com/i5bala (screenshots) in early 2002.

Some of my Fun projects : 100Percentof.me, CrosswordCaptcha.

Conferences & Unconferences

Speaker and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at IIT Madras.

Co-organizer of Mozilla Firefox Party India, for the most early release of Firefox 2 and the IdeaCamp Pune. Regular to Tech meetups from BarCamp, BlogCamp, WikiCamp Unconferences to Sun TechDays, BEA Dev2Dev Days, Oracle Developer Forum, Google Developer Days and many other tech conferences.

Contact Me

Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. If you want to reach me to discuss with any projects or to just say hello, mail me at balakumar.muthu@gmail.com.



  •           My Guru Swami 

Vivekananda

    "... get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel-how long is this life for? as you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. otherwise where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? - they too come into existence, decay and die..."
    - Swami Vivekananda


Chat with iGod ;)

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What to chat with God? Here is iGod, quite interesting and good workout in flash, seems to be using AIML. Good site to pass some time. >>

Happy 7th Birthday GOOGLE !! :)

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Although, I am late still I would like to wish My wishes and love to GOOGLE on it’s 7th Birthday. Just 7 year but with a lots of “Hot Innovations”, today we can’t think of the WWW with out Google. Thank you Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

Interesting Session on Design Patterns

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Last week, I attended an Interesting Session on Design Patterns by my Friend Vijayakumaran. He explained about using Design Patterns in C#, but still it helped me to bursh up my knowledge about design patterns skills. He talked about mostly used patterns with example and it was quite interesting and highly informative.

Personally, this is the last week our team is working with such a Sportive and HIGHLY Nerdy and Fun loving dude like him :) , as he is moving on to different project. I really felt GREAT :) working with him. Keep up the Good work Vijay!! Move ON…

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Balakumar Muthu


Yahoo! Mail (Beta)

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Yahoo! Mail's next version comes to Beta; there is big difference in its new user interface. Drag-and-drop message organization. Currently the beta version is available only for selected users. Read on the review of PC Magazine about Yahoo! Mail review !!. >>

Microsoft’s IE 7 Copies Netscape Communicator’s Splash!!

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The MS Internet Explorer 7 's new logo literally seems to be copy the splash screen of Netscape Communicator, do you feel the similarities?, what do you feel?

Funny Uses of iPod Nano Movie ;)

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Watch this interesting movie which shows how iPod Nano can be used for other purposes too. Very Co0l one. ;). >>

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Samsung’s Introduces Fashion Phones!!

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Samsung just announced two new "fashion phones" - SPH-S3900 and SPH-S3950. These sliders feature a 1.3MP digital camera, MP3 playback with built-in 150MB internal memory, PDF/JPG/MS Office file viewer, dictionary, and mobile printing ability. Quite useful features.

Opera is now FREE!!

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Opera 8.5, one of my favourite small browser is now FREE for all, no registeration just download it. If Opera has made it before it would be in the place of Firefox. What do you think? >>

Organic HTML

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Watch this Cool Flash movie, just enter your website and look at how the plant grows, good flash work!! >>

Participate :)

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Suunto G6 : Golf Wristop computer

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Suunto G6, allows the golfer the ability to measure their swing, and to improve swing consistency and keep score all in one watch. After every swing we can check the tempo, rhythm, backswing, length and speed of our shot. It helps to keep track of our best shots and improve muscle memory to repeat only the good ones. The watch took more than two years to develop, and a must for all the Golfers . >>

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

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Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is released and available for download. I am using Deer Park for the past few months, seems to be quite increase in performance. >>

Google's Blog search

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Google just introduced Blog Search, think most useful tool for the bloggers. Advance search has lots of others features. It works for all blogs too. I just tried my blog and it is listed in the top most . Very Cool Na!! :)>>

Apple's iPod Nano

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Apple's iPod Nano, just .27 inches thin and 1.5 ounces, iPod nano packs a lot into its diminutive design. Up to 14 hours of battery life.A Dock connector that fits an entire ecosystem of iPod accessories. With so many features like these, iPod nano can change the way we listen to music — and more. GREAT job steve jobs!!>>

jPodder Podcasting

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jPodder allows us to subscribe to websites containing audio and to download the files to our system and transfer these to our favorite media player. Moreover it is powered by JAVA, very CoOl !! >>

Steve Ballmer's Scream!!

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Watch this movie where Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer screaming and blowing down the audience, at their company's 25th anniversary celebration. Think that's how they motivate and passionate MS developers!! ;) >>

Apple Mac Tiger Secrets

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Macworld, has a great collection of 20 tips. Quite interesting tips about System Settings to customize Tiger's PDF print services, network with firewire and much more. A must for all Mac users. >>

Partitioning Hard Drive for Linux Installation

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A simple, good tutorial on Partitioning Hard Drive for Linux Installation by Stomfi. Explained in step-by-step, with screenshots. Great for newbies. >>

Java Duke Mouse !!

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Java Duke Mouse, will be given to everyone who register and participate for JavaOne 2005 TOKYO. Cool shiny look and feel design. >>

Tragedy of Bugglet!!

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