My name is Akilesh Kannan. You’ll usually find me on the internet as aklsh. My interests lie mostly in the hardware-software interface—low-level software (OS, networking), computer architecture and hardware accelerators. I am also huge supporter of Open-Source Software and Open Hardware.

Here’s somethings that you can talk to me about:

  1. Hardware. All kinds: Processors, Security, GPUs, Laptops, PC Builds etc.
  2. TV Shows. Name any english TV show and I’ve probably watched it.
  3. Music. Alternative, Rock, Electronic.
  4. Ricing. I sometimes post my rices on r/unixporn.
  5. Gaming. I play with a controller instead of a keyboard.
  6. Motorsport. I keep up with F1,2,3,E and am an avid fan of Scuderia Ferrari (sad 2022 noises).

Here’s my resume if you’re interested in my professional life.

Also, I’m a proud Chennaiite :)


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The source code can be found in this GitHub repository here 1, MIT-licensed. This site is hosted on a DigitalOcean droplet (BLR Region)2.

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  1. The commit history’s a mess. ↩︎

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