The domain was registered on 2001-JUN-11.

I booked the domain on a dare. At work, I once met an expert programmer, who suggested I should write down all the Flash tips, tricks, and things I was doing. That’s how it all started. started as a Flash-Website.

I moved on to Blogspot, later known as Blogger1, then to MovableType2 in 2002, and later to WordPress3 by 2003-2004, ever since its early beta. I stayed with WordPress for a very long time - about 18 years.

Initially, the site was hosted on few local shared servers. The site really did grew in popularity after Macromedia’s recognition. Later, it was cared for by Media Temple, Medium Cube (special thanks to Tamouh Hakmi), Pagely, and WPEngine (grandfathered me in a free tier forever).


Quite a few writers contributed to Unfortunately, the website is now super simplified. I upgraded to as much plain-text as possible, with some minimal formatting with MarkDown. I use a simple tool to automate the conversion to HTML.

So, no writers are highlighted in the articles. However, I will be forever grateful to these awesome people who contributed to the website;

  1. Deeptaman Mukherjee was the most un-assuming technical writer. He loves technology but is in a profession afar from it. He works in metal industry and has extensive experience in Iron Ore & Aluminium businesses – raw material procurement, logistics, sales & operations planning.
  2. Kalen Smith
  3. Praval Singh wrote extensively about Open Source, and unix technologies. Some of his articles went on to become quite popular, and shared a lot.
  4. Ritesh Reddy writes at Reddy2Go and has contributed quite a bit of interesting articles to my site.
  5. Robin Wilding
  6. Many other Guest Writers and Contributors.

20 Years

After being neglected for many years, I decided to rebuild my website and simplify it to be as close to plain-text as possible. On its 20th anniversary (2021-JUN-11), the site is now as plain-text as possible, sprinkled with the spices of some MarkDown4 and translated by Jekyll5. Github takes care of the Jekyll part to spit out the HTML (view source).

I have done away with comments, and dicarded a whole lot of other metadata. I have also deleted more than 250 articles.

  1. Blogspot later known as Blogger is an online content management system (CMS) which enables multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Pyra Labs developed it before being acquired by Google in 2003. Google hosts the blogs, which can be accessed through a subdomain of Blogs can also be accessed from a user-owned custom domain (such as by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers. 

  2. MovableType was created by a husband and wife team with a single purpose: to create a powerful solution for the creation and management of web content. An originator of the blogging field, Movable Type offers stability, a user-friendly interface, and beautifully extensive visual customization for websites and blogs. 

  3. WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. 

  4. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). 

  5. Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator for personal, project, or organization sites.