Hari's Home Page
Update October 2020: My new site is up at harishankar.net. This site will no longer get any updates and will be maintained as an archive for my old content.
Welcome to my personal website. The website has been divided into four sections (blog, reviews, articles, software) for easy accessibility.
Quick site guide
- You can find all my reviews on books, television and movies on my reviews site. This site is not as frequently updated as my blog (well, rarely updated) but you can still subscribe to an RSS feed just like my blog if you're interested.
- The articles site contains my articles published in the past all over the web and also as a workshop for newer ones which don't fit into the scheme of things in other sections.
- I also create random apps and utilities, mostly for *nix, released under a FOSS (Free Software) license. You can find some of them in my software pages.
Created using Free SoftwareThis site has been constructed and put together entirely using Free Software or Open Source utilities. I wrote the blog software (including its admin panel) on my own.
- The static HTML pages and the simple PHP pages (the articles and the software section) have been created using Bluefish editor.
- The articles section is a simple CMS based on PHP and static files that I cooked up a long time ago.
- The blog has been coded from scratch entirely by me in PHP and SQLite as the database backend. I used the excellent Quanta Plus web development environment a while back, but now use Bluefish as my primary HTML and PHP editor.
- The reviews site and its searchable index is plain HTML generated from BiaWeb, a static website CMS I wrote in Python. The mini search engine is a cgi script written in Python.
- All web page graphical elements have been created using the gimp.