Things I like

A list of People & Organizations who inspire me, corporations I would like to work for, programs I love, or simply the list of things I like. 

Mostly, heroes, sweethearts and missions.

Its an assorted one, arranged in no particular order & will be updated randomly whenever I get time.

My Dad

  1. Cory Doctorow
  2. Aaron Swartz
  3. Thomas Dullien / halvar flake
  4. Kyle Cooper / Imaginary Forces
  5. The Indian Army 
  6. Phrack
  7. Pugachev's Cobra
  8. Linus Torvalds
  9. Richard Stallman
  10. Richard Feynmann
  11. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  12. V.P. Menon : Unsung hero of India
  13. Don Knuth
  14. Alan Cox
  15. Snow Crash / Neal Stephenson - The Single most important book which should have been made a part of curricula of engineering students long time ago..
  16. AT&T - Despite all the hate it gets, I am really inspired by how it has been the home for one of the most talented people who changed the world forever. Plus I really liked how it  embraced Juniper in its backbone plus all the innovations, cutting edge technology it has.
  17. Jim Morrison / The Doors
  18. KPMG - Finally made it here : ]   Ketan,Param, Seemant, NamrataKanishk, Kedar, Sony Anthony, and Urmi.
  19. The Odessa File / Frederick Forsyth - I read this book from my cousin's collection, and I was instantly hooked. Highly detailed factual military data coupled with neat fiction, It was a classic that still holds dear to me.
  20. Fyodor
  21. Enrico Perla - B.Sc. Computer Science University of Torino, M.Sc. Computer Science Trinity College Dublin
  22. Creedance Clear Water Revival
  23. France Telecom / Orange - Having one of the oldest networks in the world, still going strong.
  24. El Semi - One word - Nebula & CPS3emu. Okay thats 2 but they are worth it.
  25. Harry Markopolos
  26. Waterparks with low chlorine
  27. Hideo Kojima / Metal Gear Solid - The game that changed it all
  28. fx / Phenoelit / Recurity Labs
  29. Bruce Schneier
  30. djb
  31. APJ Abdul Kalaam
  32. Akira Toriyama
  33. LKML - Believe me guys,this is the new usenet for the technically inclined.
  34. Steve Yegge
  35. ROP
  36. sgrakkyu
  37. Ghost in the shell
  38. Cowboy Bebop
  39. 4chan
  40. Dragon Ball Z
  41. Che
  42. Zed Shaw - Famous dev & artist became immortal in Rails is a Ghetto, his learn X the hard way series is awesome. The Industry needs more catalysts like Yegge & Shaw.
  43. conemu maximus
  44. Rurouni Kenshin
  45. Offensive Security - Might be an OSCP some day.. (fingers crossed) Cleared OSCP : ]
  46. The Sage of Omaha
  47. Michael Abrash
  48. John Yudkin
  49. Resident Evil 4 - Gamecube edition - The true classic
  50. Jerry Harvey / JhAudio
  51. Hacker News
  52. Anna Hazare
  53. Nir Zuk
  54. Naruto
  55. Moxie Marlinspike
  56. Satoshi Nakamoto
  57. Pieter Hintjens - Hero
  58. Peter Norman - Personal Hero, Black Power Salute
  59. Debian
  60. Antifork
  61. CTFs
  62. Chrono Trigger - The greatest RPG ever made
  63. God of War Series (Except Ascension, it sucked) - Hack n Slash redefined in this re-imagining of violent greek panorama
  64. JPAX - my freelance security venture with a lot of potential Not anymore, I learnt a lot till it lasted. 
  65. John Williams
  66. Dan Luu - Personal Hero, hacker and hardware engineer extraordinaire
  67. Yuri Gagarin - First human to fly into space, with an infectious smile
  68. Ken Kutaragi - Passionate engineer, creator of Playstation & "Gutenberg of Video Games" and the former group CEO of SCE. 


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