How I built my own Raspberry Pi tablet
I've been using an e-scooter to get to and from public transport, and it's liberating!
I now commute with both and e-bike and an e-scooter!
I was on the cover of a magazine, thanks to the work being done at IBM Research!
I am Toby Kurien, an electronics engineer who does software development for fun (and hopefully profit). I am a South African citizen of Indian origin.
What do I do? Well, the simple answer is that I engineer solutions at IBM Research lab, create Android and Web applications, blog/tweet about technology, host software development workshops and presentations, and dabble in hardware and software hackery at House4Hack, a makerspace in Centurion. My Resumé has more details.
The long answer regarding what I do is that I am experimenting with an alternate lifestyle. In late 2008 I decided to live a more anti-consumerist lifestyle. So I left the rat race, sold my shares in the company I co-founded, and started working on potentially fulfilling ventures. This is how I started creating web startups and Android applications – two technologies that I am really passionate about. Android finally gives me the chance to play in the consumer electronics space. It also helps me in my quest to use first-world technology to solve third-world problems.