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.
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 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.
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.
- Linux User Group of Mauritius
- Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community
- British Computer Society
- 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.