Happy New Year 2009 :)
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
My Personal Popular Posts
- My Google India Interview experience
- Google Kid's My Google based Kids Searching Engine Prototype
- I am the 1st Prize Winner of 'Java Masters' Contest
- Received a Most Exciting Gift from Sun Microsystems
- Wishes to me from Mr. Marc Cenedella, President & CEO of TheLadders.com
- Java.net Publishes My Duke Holiday Pictures
- My Article Published in DeveloperIQ Magazine
- Attended an Lecture by Richard Stallman [RMS], GNU Founder
- Attended an Interesting Session by David Axmark, CoFounder & VP of MySQL
- My Visit to Sun Tech Days & NetBeans, Solaris Day Chennai, India
- My BarCamp Chennai, India Experience
- My BlogCamp Chennai, India Experience
- Mozilla Firefox Party, Live Action From Chennai, India
- My Visit to India Information Security Summit, Chennai India
- My Visit to BEA Dev2Dev Days, Chennai India
- My Visit to Oracle Developer Forum, Chennai India
My Old Blog / Website @ Geocities
- My 2003 - 04 Blog at Geocities (screenshots)
- My Certifications (screenshots)
- Softwares Developed (screenshots) 1 2
- Java Everywhere (screenshots) 1 2 3
- Human Version 2.0 (Screenshots) 1 2 3
- Geek Thoughts (Screenshots) 1 2 3
- Contact Me (screenshots)
- View the Full Sets (screenshots)
Swami Vivekananda Said...
"... 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
My Usability Reviews/Studies
- My Yahoo!, Flickr and Del.icio.us Usability Reviews
- Highly Confusing Invalid, Error Message in Microsoft Hotmail
- Design and Usability Issues/Errors in Rediffmail.com
My Technical Popular Posts
- 70 Most Useful and Interesting Free Softwares for Geeks
- How Does Anti-Virus Works
- 10 Most Common Words Uttered by Programmers
- 53 Interesting Twitter Links for Fun, Geeks
- My Ubuntu Dapper T-Shirts FREE giveaway contest
- Technology Behind Stephen Hawking
- 21 Firefox Extensions for Fun
- Google Easter Eggs
- Creating Accesskeys or Shortcuts for Websites
- Wireless Security/ Hacking Tools !
- Most Interesting Linux WebSites
- Mac Utilities Software Websites
- PC Gaming Mod WebSites
- 25 Robot Resources
- Top Security White Papers
My Popular Productivity Posts
- 8 Simple Steps to be More Creative
- 9 Ways to Work Life Balance: The Key to an Individual's Fulfillment
- 10 Ways to Find out, Whether You are Suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder
- 11 Simple Steps to Recover From Online Addiction
My Inspirational Statue
Self- made man, the statue I greatly admire and the principle I strongly believe. "... left to his own devices, man will use his god-given talents to be creative, productive, and prosperous. Using free will, he will better his own situation and that of those around him, thereby influencing in a positive way his own destiny..."