Who am I, and what do I do?

My name is Varunkumar Nagarajan. A Software Engineer by profession and a Blogger by passion. Responsible Son. Technology Enthusiast. JavaScript Developer. Android Fanboy. Cricket Lover. Rahul Dravid Fan. Foodie.

I have been active in the blogging arena since 2006 and most of my posts are related to technology. Being the big fan of Android that I am, I have written many tips and how-to guides for Android. I enjoy roaming on the streets of web gathering knowledge and sharing them. I have written many scripts / services to make life easier on the web.

I have been active in the technology field and have given talks on various topics in tech conferences like JSFoo, Barcamp, etc.

What do I use?

Quad core i7 MacBook Pro 15" with 8GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD, a 250 GB SSD and Full HD screen. I use an external secondary monitor (Samsung 21.5"). I use this machine for most of my development tasks. I have few virtual machines (Ubuntu, Windows 8, etc.) for running other OS specific tools. I use Galaxy Nexus as my primary mobile device and have an S2 for testing Android stuff. I use an iPod Touch to test the developments on the iOS space. I am not a fan of tablets and haven't really used one. I have been playing with Arduino for quite sometime now and have built some cool hardware hacks. I use Arduino ADK board (ATMega2560 based) for all the hardware hacks.

Chrome is my favorite browser and I spend most of my time on it. For writing code, I use Eclipse and Vim / Sublime Text 2. Apart from this, I use some of the free products from Google - Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar. Windows Live Writer is my favorite blog editor and I doubt if I will be able to live without it. I have setup a VPS for hosting my private repos and for running some services.

My blog is powered by Blogger. My PhotoStream is hosted on Posterous. I use Github as a CDN for my blog and other sites I own. I have tweaked my blog for high performance and it has got top performance ratings from Yahoo! YSlow and Google's PageSpeed.

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