( Save Nature, Save Earth )
Hi, this is
C Hanish Menon (HanishKVC)'sCrAzYzOnE.
I entered earth from an other dimension in 1975.
I am from Kerala
(India) which I love for it's Greenery, but have spent most of my life in
I had my education at
Hi friends I miss u all. If any of us are currently not in touch, then lets
get in touch. Please do mail me.
- Vidyaniketan, Tumkur, Karnataka ( till 10th )
- Sarvodhaya PU College,Tumkur
- UVCE (Bangalore, a short stint) + S.I.T, Tumkur ( BE (CSE) )
If u r a Mech Engr from UVCE 97 (passing year) batch who remembers me
then please do drop me a email.
Currently i am working for
Flextronics (thro Fedtec)
Incharge of architecting and technical guidance for the Digital Media systems
(involving System design(h/w-s/w), OS porting, driver development, Codecs,
embedded and otherwise). Also handle the embedded Linux intiative. Have ported
Linux to new ASICs and or Target boards(HAL). Enhance and or Embed subsystems
like Multimedia, Block, Networking. Drivers for Multimedia (Graphic, Sound),
Communications (Ethernet, Uart), DVB (MPEG Decoders, Tuner), etc. A custom
ATAPI/CF/Generic Block layer with custom FAT FS implementation. Design new
PCMCIA/ATAPI h/w-s/w modules for embedded systems. Enhance subsystems like
PCMCIA, USB,... with new chipset supports. Handled OSes like Linux, uCLinux,
pSos, VxWorks, Nucleus, uCos, uItron. Implemented custom languages and
many many utility applications.|
Also help with Systems Engineering.
_I.E._ Linux/ProprietryOS based Settopboxs/Card,
Linux/ProprietryOS Multimedia PMPs/MediaCenters/Card,
MultimediaAdMixer4TVChannels, MultimediaExtenders4TVs, ...
Previous work experience :
Incharge of CHOISservers for our Interactive television networks.
I mainly work on or use Linux. I look after the design and implementation
of all the things that go into making the CHOISservers. It involves
developing TCP/IP based Services(CHOISServer & its protocol-which provides
Authentication, Content distribution, Dynamic Interactive Contents,
Streaming, ... ), eServices on the Interactive cable network,
Linux Device drivers, some mpeg work, Clusters & High availability, etc.
Previous work experience :
Incharge of the Research and Training department.|
Also incharge of the DataImport utility for the Business package and the
custom Delphi components developed in iCode.
Look at my resume for details
As a Hobby
- I believe in OpenSource movement and GPL. so I have written many
GPL packages. Also I have done Bug fixing and Enhancements to GPL
and Opensource packages. Check them out at
My Works .
- Lot of programs for my College and
- for Myself when hacking various things, you know copy protection of
windows prgs, Bios passwords, my own MultiTasker for Dos etc. etc..
Linux & GNU
Linux and the GNU community are happening that will be always remembered in Computing history.
- It has allowed all of us to have a open sourced software system for our computers.
- It allows developers to learn from others ideas and code.
- At the same time allow one to enhance a program to fit ones need.
- Help create better software by allowing anyone to fix bugs and enhance it.
- Lastly (but atleast for me not the least one is) it allowed me to posses legal
software for my computer. As a result of this I would always love to give back
as much as I can to this community.
As of now on the Desktop world Microsoft windows rules (especially Windows2000
is really cool and stable provided you have enough resources), Linux still has
catching up to do as far as a general computer user is concerned. However KDE
and GNOME are positive things for Linux in the right direction.
On Microsoft Windows I mainly use Delphi, my favorite programming tool.
However I have worked on VC++, C++Builder, VB, TC, Masm/Tasm etc.
I like the Power of Delphi in that at one extreme it provides a very powerful
and friendly Prototyping tool and at the other extreme it allows one to tweak
around at the lowest levels possible in terms of Winxx APIs, Assembly, etc.
It allows the developer to decide as to what depths he wants to go.
One of the sites i usually check out for info regarding delphi is
Dr Bob's Delphi Clinic
Also the recently started
Community site at borland is also great.
Recently I have found 2 new packages which are also very good for Windows
programing in C. They are
- MingW32 - The minimalist gnu win32 toolkit.
- provides all the basic gnu programs(like gcc, as, ar, gprof, gdb
etc) for the win32 platform.
- provides the C Headers and wrapper libraries for Win32
- Comes with Win32 support programs like the Windows Resource
- Also provides C++ support and the STL.
- A open source iniciative.
- Lcc win32
- Based on the lcc compiler - a ANSI C compiler.
- Has a Simple yet Excellent IDE.
- comes with a GUI Windows Resource editor, a Function cum Variable
- Also as a integrated Debugger.
- Also as the required include files for COM support.
- A Freeware. But one as to pay to get the Source.
Well I first started out seriously with the help of AOLpress package.
Migrated to other packages down the lane. Well to start with it was
Macromedia Dreamweaver which helped
create great looking Web sites. Then as I shifted my major time to Linux
I started with Netscape Composer for
Rapid prototyping followed by editing of HTML for the final effects.
With Mozilla coming of age
I thought of shift over to Mozilla. Also there is this browser come editor
called Amaya from w3c consortium .Its
also good at its job and I use it a lot these days.
However in the end I have realised that its best to write HTML documents
on my own using any plain text editor.
Here I would like to request you all to move away from proprietory
word processing packages and their formats to the universal and open HTML
format. It gives the author the flexibility of either using a WYSIWYG editor
or any plain text editor. As Web Browsers are common on almost any platform
today these HTML pages are readable for almost anyone.
I am not a painter by profession, but its one of my hobbies when I
am not programming, hacking or sleeping.
And Jasc's Paint Shop Pro beats other
software in this field coolly on Windows and there is the famous
GIMP on Linux.
some sites i usually hang around
Magazines & Books
One of the best Computer Magazine from India PcQuest.
One of the best general International Comp Magazine, the PcMagazine. Also don't
Well who hasn't read books at least once in his life. If u have then checkout
MCP, it provides online
access to many Computer books.
Computers & Technology
Linux is one of the
best things that could happen to Operations Systems, why don't you check out
this FREE Unix flavor.
LDP the Linux Documentation Project is a good
place to get excellent documentation on Linux, for all kind of users like
Administrators, Programmers, Users, etc.
If you want any version of the kernel from the oldest to the latest one catch
it on kernel.org.
India LinuxUserGroup is for all the
linux users in India. Do visit us and join hands so that we can spread Linux
Want to be part of Delphi Ring, a chain of Delphi pages from it's lovers.
Check out GExperts a good add-on for Delphi.
Microsoft's MSDN Online is a good site for any Windows programmer. I
wish to thank Microsoft for this & hope other vendors also follow
Microsoft in providing such good resource sites.
- Visit Seti@Home and help them in their research to
find Extraterrestrial Intelligence. You will be required to download &
run a ScreenSaver on ur machine which helps in the Distributed Computation
on data collected using Radio telescopes.
Who doesn't want to listen to Hindi music, If you don't then just ignore these
links else these are some good sites for Hindi songs.
You can get some good music at HardRadio
Check out some good Midi Music
Check out Audionet
My College --> SIT (-:)
Hey don't forget the Great people at
who have provided me with everything to create great websites.
Check out my Blog and drop comments where you feel like.
You can contact me via
Some of the Animation's on this page were done by my friend TSR Shastry
From April 2000, You are visitor number
( say hello to him @ firstname.lastname@example.org )
updated partly after 3 years ;-), (c) HanishKVC, April 2006