About

Hello! My name is Ish Sookun. I am a passionate blogger, a Linux enthusiast and a Free & Open Source Software advocate. I started using Linux some 13 years ago when Internet was still primitive in Mauritius. I used to travel around the island just to get a copy of any GNU/Linux distribution.

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HACKLOG is all about my love story with computers & Linux. I do write about other stuffs from time to time. When something I write fits in no specific category it ends up in TWAIN (Things Without An Interesting Name).

This blog is my Internet space where I publish stuffs spinning in my mind. It is my hack log. I write about things I break & I repair. I inspire and try giving life to my craziness through words. I am also passionate about scripting & programming. I adore Perl, Python & Bash scripting; altogether they simplify the life of a System Admin. I also like web programming, playing with PHP & HTML is fun.

I am a Linux System Administrator at LSL Digital, the digital department of La Sentinelle. Together with a team of enthusiastic people we build and run lexpress.mu.

I was once a happy penguin at Linkbynet, then I spent some time spreading Linux Love at Orange Business Services, until I landed at Stella Telecom to do Research & Development.

Apart from work I spend a lot of time evangelizing Linux and FOSS through workshops, seminars, social networks and my blog. I am also an openSUSE Advocate and I enjoy presenting its awesomeness whenever I’ve given a chance to. If you’re from the region ping me and we can throw a party with other computer geeks around.

I am the P.R.O of the Linux User Group of Mauritius and usually on Saturdays you would find me and other Linux enthusiasts having geek talk in a café or restaurant around Bagatelle Mall.

I strive for a better Internet experience in Mauritius by tossing my ideas & stuffs I discover on the Mauritius Internet Users mailing list.

I am a member of the ICT Advisory Council. As per Section 35 of the ICT Act 2001, the Council advises the Minister on matters such as interests of consumers, research & development, policies, among others.

Social Networks

Activities

13 November 2014, LinuxFest at Université des Mascareignes, I talked about « contributing to the open source community »
13 September 2014, Ubuntu Global Jam (UGJ) – Mauritius, I demoed Synergy on a mix of Ubuntu & openSUSE machines
openSUSE Presentation – openSUSE Project/Advocate Program presentation during Linuxfest 2013, Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Mauritius.
Talk on Open Source – Infotech 2013, SVICC, Mauritius.
MySQL Replication & LVM Snapshot – Open Source Software Conference (OSSC) 2011, Burrunchobay Lecture Theatre, University of Mauritius.
openSUSE Presentation – Linuxfest 2010, Lecture Theatre II (FLM), University of Mauritius.

Projects

Project Evil Genius shared on GitHub.

Memberships

  • Linux User Group of Mauritius
  • Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community
  • openSUSE
  • Free Software Foundation

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Press

Piratage Informatique : La page de la Lotterie Verte victime d’un hacker, September 2014
Ish Sookun : « Je suis contre les données biométriques », July 2014
L’Internet haut débit : La rapidité de l’accès ouvre de nouvelles perspectives, February 2014
La baisse du coût de l’Internet fait chuter les recettes des cybercafés, January 2014
Code Challenge : les résultats, July 2013
ÉBÈNE ACCELERATOR : Kalamindas et PowerShell raflent les premiers prix, July 2013
« Indra » : des services VIP, February 2008

The blog entries represent my opinion and not that of my employer, neither any group to which I am a member of (e.g ICT Advisory Council, LUGM, MIU) unless I specify otherwise.

Some of the images/logos I use in the posts are available from the Internet. I do not own them. I provide due credit to the owner if I’m aware of the source. You are free to contact me to provide proper credit or ask for removal of an image.

13 Comments

  • Reply beautiful stranger September 24, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    <3 I&U
    ^_^

  • Reply Suraj Purohit July 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Nice Boss … your blog has great content just need bit of SEO

  • Reply Ish July 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Thank you for appreciation, Suraj.
    I am trying to improve the SEO features from time to time.

  • Reply Pinaaq July 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Lucky to witness a linux enthusiast who ,at the same time , is a Sanskrit enthusiast too. I’m a linux newb [using Linux Mint “Olivia”]. Your articles are really helpful. Thanks.
    Keep it up.

  • Reply Steven June 3, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Can you write on XBMC. I bring one of the prototype media player for you when I will be coming to Mauritius.

    • Reply Ish June 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Hello Steven. I might write if I happen to build one as a week-end project (^^,) … See you someday when you’re in MU.

  • Reply Guest June 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    here

  • Reply zenfant terible July 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    please go check government sites. i came across that government gazet is using gmail

  • Reply vireman November 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    keep it up man!

  • Reply z.coldplayer May 31, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    hey you changed theme , good,

    nice try , the green used is not close to the green of openSUSE though.

    • Reply Ish Sookun May 31, 2015 at 9:43 PM

      Thanks. I’m not making it exactly like openSUSE green though. It’s the default color of the theme.

  • Reply imesh February 9, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    HI ish , my name is imesh , they call me imi and this is like golden chance to feel closer your experience , i wanna thank you for inspiring me …THE KARMA in you is definetely SABIJA KARMA …look it up ISH …YOU ARE MIND BLOWING …….JUST LIKE VSAUCE IN YOUTUBE ………………. and dude I CAN SO RELATE TO SEVERAL TOPICS YOU MADE …KEEP IT UP ….me gusta :P

  • Reply Andre Swanepoel April 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Contact me for a Rasberry PI model B I want to give away

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