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.

# Braincheck Code

use strict;
use warnings;

sub braincheck{
	print "What's your name? ";
	my $name = ;
	print "How old are you? ";
	my $age = ;
	print "Where are you right now? ";
	my $location = ;
	if (($name =~ /ish/) && ($age == "29") && ($location eq "home")){
		print "Good! You're still sane.\n";
	} else { print "You got something wrong buddy. Go see a doc!\n"; }

I am currently a Linux System Administrator at LSL Digital, the digital department of La Sentinelle. Together with a team of enthusiastic people we build 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 some other computer geeks around.

I am the P.R.O of the Linux User Group of Mauritius and usually on Saturdays you should find me and other Linux enthusiasts engaged in some serious 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


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.


Project Evil Genius shared on GitHub.


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



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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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