Hi There. I am Keith Dsouza, thanks for taking the time to read about me.
I have lived 24 of my living life in Mumbai (India) a place they call the business capital of India. For the rest of the two years of my life I have been in United States where I can sit on a train and see 6 people from different nationalities sitting across me. I know you are guessing my birth year by now.
This was my first blog I have ever written, and since then I have grown out to write on more blogs, keeping this blog as place where I can write about offbeat topics that I love but cannot fit into any of my other blogs.
So you can read about my Personal ramblings, cricket matches, movies and more. So keep coming back for more here since you will see a lot of interesting things here.
What do I Exactly Do?
Software Engineer [June of 1999 to Eternity]
Well I have been into software for 9 long years, I do not know when I will cease to stop being one, but yes I love coding, I love challenges and I love solving puzzles clients throw at me with something called software.
I have been developing applications in Java, ASP, PHP and more since last 8 years, though I do not have any client recommendations to show you how good I am (they always say I sucked). I grew from being a developer into a planner and integrator and my work obviously was noticed which led my employers to think that, I should be working from the US office rather than someplace else. Sigh all my other clients always told me I sucked at what I did (kidding).
I am good learner and quick at it, no kidding. I make software seem easy to those who are around me, if you don’t believe me talk to me.
Top WordPress Plugin Developer
Well I have been using WordPress for like eternity and never felt that the underlying software was good enough. My first thrust with WordPress development came with a still yucky commenting system where administrators had to visit a post and then reply to the comments. I swear I Googled a lot before I could find a solution for it, and yea the solution was writing something myself.
So I began a new journey, learning how to write WordPress plugins, taking numerous printouts from the help section and then wrote the plugin which started it all, it’s called Better Comments Manager. All it did was fix a feature that had to be inbuilt and allowed a site administrator to reply to any comments right from the admin panel itself.
Well for a period it did satisfy my underlying self telling me that I did something really big, but that was until I heard about a plugin competition that was being held at Web Logs Tools Collection (Disclaimer: I write for WLTC now) that led me to write one of the best, if not the best plugin of all time for WordPress calledWordPress Automatic Upgrade. I won the third prize in the competition, but that did not leave people from saying it was the best plugin ever. Check how many people are talking about it on Google.
I have written several other plugins, few of which I have released and few which I am still finding time to release.
- Manage Multiple Blogs (Yea I wrote 3500 lines of code which were wasted, but it still is near to my heart)
- Notify Unconfirmed Subscribers (A tool that allowed WordPress webmasters to tap into the unconfirmed email subscribers)
- Better Tags Manager (A tool which was simple and allows user to manage tags way more better than any other tool does)
Well not end of the road, but a start to several new things you will see from me for WordPress.
Technology uhm All Niche Based Blogger
I have been a writer by birth, I came out with a pen and paper in hand. Just kidding. I have always loved writing, since my school days where I wrote essays and more. The liking has since grown into me, but nevertheless did not mean that I was good at it.
I started blogging roughly more than two years ago in 2006 and have since never looked back, I own and edit my technology blog called Techie Buzz, A place to know your technology head on, along with keeping a place where I can crib without making someone lose their balance. I also write professionally for several blogs, the most known of them is Web Log Tools Collection and have also imparted Blogging tips at Blogging Tips.