This is Balachandran
I am Balachandran Sivakumar, a guy in twenties with a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering and work as a software engineer to earn a living.. I hail from Srirangam, a temple town next to Trichy, Tamilnadu. Presently I reside at Bangalore, close to my office.
To say more about me, I have got a lot of nicknames and quite a good set of friends to use those funny names. I am a cool, friendly, high-spirited guy. I have great interests in the field of IT in general and Operating systems, compilers, networks. I have a lot of great expectations from myself and my friends.I firmly believe that I will achieve much of them as soon as possible.I am a hardworking, sincere (at least my friends will agree) and so I can get to my dreams soon, with the blessings of the almighty. To most of my friends around here, I am a humanoid who always sits before the system. My downsides include,I am bit short tempered and a get very lazy occasionaly. And, back in the good old days, when it came to college work, I almost never did it properly. I never submited assignments, records on time. But somehow managed to get permission and marks from my professors.
My hobbies include programming, reading books and a browsing. I read books of many genre. But my interests include, Detective stories, Sci-Fi stories and technical magazines. Sherlock Holmes is my all time favourite. My other favourites include Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkings, Wings of Fire by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, etc.
My primary interest in promoting and using Free Open Source Software(FOSS), since that’s how software should be.. I am a GNU/Linux user and FOSS enthusiast as my blog tagline says. My interests include Compiler Design, Operating Systems, Network Programming, and Number Theory. Apart from those, I am quite interested in Mathematics which is fundamental to most(all?) engineering disciplines. Mathematics is almost inseparable from computer science. I am interested in system security as well(that’s a clue to my current job).
As far as programming is concerened, my favourite programming language is Python. Then comes C. I am just learning Perl and I (have to)enjoy it.
Another aspect of me is that I am quite religious. in fact, I have dedicated a whole new blog for posting my opinion on anything that is religious and spiritual. I am a devout hindu, who respects all religions equally.