_raghava_  a.k.a  Vinay Raghavan K S 

By day, a 'Product Lead' writing code (and such stuff) being in the Technical Delivery Group of a respectable software company. By night, a curious programmer digging deep into the intricacies of the GNU/Linux  OS and various other FOSS code. 

My Interests: FOSS, programming, GNU/Linux, open source, computer networks, systems programming, scripting languages (bash/Perl/python), painting, and more recently, movies.

My Ideology:  Known is but a drop, unknown an ocean. Stay foolish, stay hungry. 

Academic stuff: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Sciences from Vishveshwaraiah Technological University, India.

Currently staying in the sunny city of Singapore.           

One might notice that the UNIX philosophy and the ways of the samurai have had a lot of influence on me, and my thoughts.


             In one's life, there are levels in the pursuit of study. In the lowest level, a person studies but nothing comes of it, and he feels that both he and others are unskillful. At this point he is worthless. 

             In the middle level he is still useless but is aware of his own inefficiencies and can also see the inefficiencies of others.

             In a higher level he has pride concerning his own ability, rejoices in praise from others, and laments the lack of ability in his fellows. This man has worth. 

             In the highest level a man has the look of knowing nothing. These are the levels in general; but there is one transcending level, and this is the most excellent of all. This person is aware of the endlessness of entering deeply into a certain Way and never thinks of himself as having finished. He truly knows his own inefficiencies and never in his whole life thinks that he has succeeded. He has no thoughts of pride but with self-abasement knows the Way to the end. It is said that Master Yagyu once remarked, "I do not know the way to defeat others, but the way to defeat myself." 

    Throughout your life advance daily, 
   becoming more skillful than yesterday, 
more skillful than today. This is never ending.

Negligence is an extreme thing.

             From the book, 'Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai'.