me Murukesh Mohanan

Call me Muru.

I know English, മലയാളം (Malayalam), हिंदी (Hindi), 日本語 (Japanese) and a smattering of मराठी (Marathi).

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati, back in 2012. But early on, I realized that I preferred the world of computers. I took to CS courses like a duck to water, and adopted Linux as main OS in my second year. I was the geek that classmates turned to for tech support. :nerd_face:

So I decided to switch fields, going for a Master of Technology in Computer Science in IIT Bombay. During the course, I worked for the department as an RA in System Administration, and got plenty of opportunity to hone my Linux skills. :smile:

Then, at Yahoo! Japan, I did DevOps for the NoSQL team, principally working on Cassandra. After Y!J, I moved to a small startup, NABLAS, where I did a bit of everything: system administration, DevOps, software engineering.

Now, I am at Paidy, where I work as a Platform Engineer.

I was a prolific contributor to Stack Exchange, mostly on the Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux sites. I have also contributed to the creation of the Vi and Vim SE site, serving as one of its first pro-tem moderators.

Lately, I don’t post that much.

I share the hobby of the masses - reading. Favourite books include:

I took up photography in IIT Bombay and cycling after I moved to Japan. Photography is my driving passion when it comes to the outdoors: when I travel for fun, I travel to photograph. That’s why I like cycling - it affords more opportunities to capture visuals than racing past in a bike or a car does. I haven’t really kitted up: I have a Nikon D5300 and a 2017 Giant Contend 2.

I am a Gooner. Favourite players include Dennis Bergkamp, Santi Cazorla, and Wojciech Szczęsny. I have been an Arsenal fan since the Champions League final in Paris, 2006. (Yes, I never got to enjoy the peak of the Wenger era.) Even so, there’s only one. Arsène. Wenger.