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 15 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


53 Interesting Twitter Links for Fun, Geeks !

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Twitter needs no introduction, checkout few of the Interesting Twitter links for fun, geeks:


TwiTunes is an AppleScript for Mac OS X that posts the current iTunes track to Twitter:

http://tint.de/twitunes-applescript


Ubuntu Deskbar plugin, script to let's us to post twitter messages from the Ubuntu Deskbar

http://philwilson.org/blog/2007/03/post-to-twitter-from-ubuntu-deskbar.html


Twitter Perl command-line status Script

A Perl command line status script to answer the age-old question from the comfort of the command-line, via twitter.

http://polydistortion.net/sw/twitter/wd


Catch-up Your Favorite Celebrities on Twitter


Britney Spears http://twitter.com/britney

David Beckham http://twitter.com/davidbeckham


Tom Cruise
http://twitter.com/tomcruise

Pamela Anderson http://twitter.com/pamelaanderson


Robbie Williams
http://twitter.com/robbiewilliams

Angelina Jolie http://twitter.com/angelinajolie


Madonna
http://twitter.com/Madonna


Simon
Cowell http://twitter.com/simoncowell

John Travolta http://www.twitter.com/johntravolta


The Queen
http://twitter.com/thequeen

Tom Hanks http://www.twitter.com/tomhanks


Snoop Dog
http://twitter.com/snoop

Ben Affleck http://twitter.com/benaffleck


Cameron Diaz
http://twitter.com/camerondiaz


Bradd Pitt
http://twitter.com/bradpitt


Jeniffer Aniston
http://twitter.com/jenniferaniston


Johnny Depp
http://twitter.com/johnnydepp

Leonardo DiCaprio http://twitter.com/leocaprio


Lindsay Lohan
http://twitter.com/lindsaydeelohan


Naomi Campbell
http://twitter.com/naomicampbell

Paris Hilton http://twitter.com/pariswhilton


Tweetbar

Tweetbar is a cool Twitter sidebar for Firefox and Flock.

http://mikedemers.net/2007/03/19/announcing-tweetbar/


Digg_All

Get all the latest hot Digg news updates on your mobile

http://twitter.com/digg_all


Python Twitter

A Python wrapper around the Twitter API.

http://code.google.com/p/python-twitter/


TwitterPostTwitterPost allows us to easily post to and read from our Twitter feed plus a whole lot more. http://www.railheaddesign.com/downloads/software/TwitterPost.dmg

Chitter

Chitter is an iChat plugin that integrates iChat with Twitter. If we use Twitter and have a Mac, this will make our life much easier.

http://www.roflsoftware.com/download


Twittersearch

Another script from twittermap that allows us to search through users twits

http://twittermap.com/search


GeoTwitter uses Google Maps API and Twitter API. The most recent updates are fetched from the public timeline and mapped once every minute.

http://geotwitter.org/


Twitish a twitter shell written in Perl for Linux.

http://toufeeq.blogspot.com/2007/01/twitish.html


Twitteroo

Twitteroo lets us to send Twitter tweets from our desktop

http://rareedge.com/twitteroo/


Scripting Twitter with curl

cURL is a very versatile command line utility which is designed to script web page interactions

http://www.sakana.fr/blog/2007/03/18/scripting-twitter-with-curl/


TwitterBox

A Twitter client for Second Life users

http://ordinalmalaprop.com/twitter/


Google Talk Widget, To Twitt from our homepage with this Widget.

http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2007/03/google-talk-gadget.html


CricTimes

Crazy about Cricket, catch up the real action ball by ball at

http://twitter.com/crictimes


Gtwitter

A Twitter client for linux

http://cde.google.com/p/gtwitter/


triQQr v0.2

A Twitter Client for Windows

http://triqqr.de/


Twadget

A Windows Vista sidebar gadget

http://arsecandle.org/twadget/


Chris Forbes Twitter Badge

A simple JavaScript badge that shows our latest twits

http://chrisjf.blogspot.com/2007/03/chris-forbes-original-twitter-badge.html


Twitgit for TwitterRead your friend’s most recent twitterings from Dashboard Post status updates right in the widget

http://ben-ward.co.uk/files/widgets/Twitgit.zip


Twitterami, uses Frappr to see Twitter friends on a map.

http://www.twitterami.com/

MyChores keeps track of our household chores and send automatic Twitter posts whenever we complete a task

http://www.mychores.co.uk/


Twapper which lets us to keep up with twitter on our mobile phone browser. It has built in image support for flickhttp://m.30boxes.com/twapper


Mail2Twitter

Mail2Twitter is a free service that allows us to post tweets through e-mail, and the most important, from any email-enabled mobile device. http://www.mail2twitter.com


| Tweet
Updating our tweets through Quicksilver

http://soylentfoo.jnewland.com/articles/2007/01/22/tweet-update-twitter-via-quicksilver


WHERE, attaches our current GPS location to our tweets

http://www.where.com/


Twitter Weather, get weather updates via twitter

http://romeda.org/blog/2006/12/weather-by-twitter.html


Twessenger

Twitter add-in for Windows Live Messenger. Twessenger automatically updates our messenger Personal Message at regular intervals to reflect our latest Twitter tweet.

http://kunal.kundaje.net/twessenger/Twessenger.zip


Visual Twit a simple Twitter posting client for Windows

http://profnano.org/code/VisualTwit.zip


4 Comments:

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Elliot said...

Great list. Here's one more:

EmailTwitter.com - allows you to post Twitter updates and retrieve your Twitter timeline via your cellular phone or other e-mail enabled mobile device, without incurring SMS fees.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Mathijs said...

Nice list!
Of course you should add Mobypicture!

http://www.mobypicture.com: mobile and email postings including photos directly in your Twitter account while you're on the road.

Let you Twitter friends know what you're doing and where you are while on the road and besides typing it up just send a quick photo!

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger David said...

If you want to try a fast search tool for Twitter, take a look at TweetScan @ http://www.davidsterry.com/tweetscan

Also, the emails the service can send out can be pretty entertaining or focused and informative depending on how you set it up.

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger ade said...

Nice list. You might also want to check out TwitterWho.com, a tool to help search for people on twitter.

 

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