Sri Shirdi Sai Baba

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted at 16:36 IST (last updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014 @ 16:36 IST)

Sri Shirdi Sai Baba

A portrait of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. Drawn on my HP Touchsmart tm2 with MyPaint.

Concept art: Little Brat

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted at 18:19 IST (last updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014 @ 18:19 IST)

My concept of a little brat. Drawn entirely from imagination and with no references, using my HP Touchsmart tm2 and MyPaint.

Little Brat concept

Late veteran actor Poornam Vishwanathan

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted at 09:21 IST (last updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014 @ 09:21 IST)

Poornam Vishwanathan

A portrait of late veteran Tamil actor and drama artiste Poornam Vishwanathan. Couldn't find good higher resolution images of him online, and had to make do with some low res images. Drawn on my HP Touchsmart tm2 with MyPaint.

Comedy actor Senthil

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted at 14:42 IST (last updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 14:42 IST)

A portrait of Tamil comedy actor, Senthil, famous for his dynamic partnership with fellow comedian Goundamani. Hope I captured his mock "innocent hurt" look in this one!

Comedy actor Senthil

Year end style change

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted at 19:08 IST (last updated: Mon, Dec 23, 2013 @ 19:08 IST)

As is usual on this website at regular intervals, I have once again updated the style of this website. This time, I've chosen a fluid-width look. As always, feedback is welcome.

Here's a screenshot of the earlier style of this website for posterity.

Website screenshot

Although I've not done this before, I think this would be useful for me to remember how this website looked earlier. I wish I had thought of this every time I changed the look of this site earlier..

Linux vs BSD - a view of their respective user communities online

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted at 16:04 IST (last updated: Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 16:27 IST)

Having been online for over a decade now, I've been an active member of a number of online communities of open source users, both in the Linux and *BSD world. I've found a number of differences between these two distinct set of users and how these communities think in general. Linux has certainly put Open Source/Free Software on the map, but there are many people who, while part of the open source movement, are not exactly fans of Linux or even GNU.

In my many interactions and in observing discussions in these communities, here are my observations. Note that these observations are general in nature and the fact that a lot of Linux users also tend to be BSD users which tend to blur the distinctions somewhat. Also some of the observations are quite specific, but they reflect the general philosophical differences between these two open source communities.

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