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About Me

Hi there ! ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ, నమస్కారం, नमस्ते, Terve !

I’m Satish from Bangalore and currently living in Finland. I blog mostly about software, but sometimes about language and philosophy. You can find me by my nick satbyy on IRC, GitHub, GitLab, HN, Reddit, LinkedIn, etc. PGP key if you’re interested. Probably Keybase has the most up-to-date version.

Comments and opinions on my articles are welcome. You can submit them to Reddit and tag me in the discussion or mail them to me directly: ‹@› sаtіsh (read right-to-left) (click on it).

Operating system: Debian Testing GNU/Linux
Terminal: uxterm, tmux
Editor: Emacs
Window manager: i3
Desktop: MATE
Audio player: moc, audacious
Video player: vlc
Image viewer: viewnior
Version control: git
Shell: bash
IRC: #emacs and #debian on Freenode

… all running on a Dell powered by an old-ish Intel Core i5.

I like C, Lisp and Python, but have dabbled with various languages from time to time (C++, Java, Fortran, Haskell, Rust, etc.). This blog is composed in Multimarkdown from which Python scripts crunch out HTML.

I usually don’t care so much about Hindu religiosity, but do like to live along the principles of Dharma, Ahimsa and Vegetarianism. I’m inclined towards Vaishnava philosophy and occasionally do meditation.

I’m proficient in Kannada and Telugu. Know enough Sanskrit to delight in simple verses from Ramayana. Can manage broken Hindi. Ymmärrän joitakin Suomen sanat. Pidän Kalevalaa.

People: Srinivasa Ramanujan, Richard Stallman, Mahatma Gandhi
Books: Malgudi Days, The Design of Everyday Things, Programming Pearls
Music: Ambient, Downtempo, Carnatic instrumental, old Kannada songs
Movies: any good sci-fi
Hobbies: cycling, running
Map projections: Kavrayskiy VII > Winkel Tripel > Robinson > Wagner VI

Website content is copyrighted © Satish Bysany and distributed under CC BY-SA International License, with attribution via backlink to the page you took content from, including its title and license notice. All views expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my current or past employers or their clients.

Sauna: yes, the real Finnish one, not the fakes !