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Hi ! I'm Subin

Hi all,

I am Subin Siby, a programmer who loves coding. My favorite programming languages are Python and PHP mostly because it's simple and powerful. I was born on 20th January 2000 (Yes, I am a 21st century kid). I am currently $age years old and living in Kerala, India. This blog was created for enlightening the programmers, bloggers, computer enthusiasts around the world. Actually, I created this blog just for fun and this was the first blog I ever created. I created this blog on January 2011 with my brother (Simrin Siby) and my neighbor and good friend Simraj Ks.

I bought the domain subinsb.com on September 2013 after constant begging to my mom for giving me some money. This blog was on Blogger until October 2013 when I moved it to WordPress. The Free hosting is provided by OpenShift and It has been smooth and great journey from then. I love WordPress and I have forever thanks to Redhat's OpenShift Cloud Platform.

2013 Version

The 13 year old me didn't known the difference between Free Software and Open Source software as you can see from what I wrote :

I started programming in 2011 when I was 11 years old. Now I'm $age and my brain is still evolving. I'm a big fan of Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds. I'm an Open Source supporter and I like everything to be free and not trapped in a cage. Hence I prefer Open Source than Proprietary softwares.

But, to make revenue or profit, Open Source can't do it. What these Open Source developers can do is ask for donations which I have done. So, If you found any of my projects or posts helpful, please consider donating. There are some AWESOME people who donated and I thank them with all of my heart. You can see those great people here.

I hope my blog gave you some kind of help. If you have anything to say to me, just post it on the comments or mail directly to me by the address mail[at]subinsb[dot]com. If you have any questions, you can give them @ the Ask page and if it is about a project on this blog, comment on its respective post.

2019 Version

I started programming in 2011 when I was 11 years old. Now I'm $age and my brain is still evolving. I'm an admirer of Richard Mathew Stallman and Linus Torvalds. I like open source because of the collaborative nature and the freedom to hack the software to our use. I prefer GPL purely because the forks that make the changes need to be open-sourced too and will improve the software further.

I've made a lot of open source softwares which you can find in this blog and in my GitHub and GitLab profiles.

A lot of people were kind enough to donate money to support my projects. You see, as a middle-class kid growing up in a rural part of India, these donations, feedback and appreciation were a huge boost for me growing up. Besides, seeing the donations my parents were quite surprised and that helped in their support towards me.

Blog's History

2011 - 2013

This blog was first created as "Science And Games" (SAG) in Blogger.com. My neighbour and good friend Simrajettan (Simraj KS) introduced me to blogging. He was a physics school teacher at the time. He has a blog named "scintillla" from which I drew inspiration.

Someone had already took sag.blogspot.com, so I registered with sag-3.blogspot.com. I took the number 3 because it was me, my brother Simrin Siby and Simraj KS who were at the time I thought would contribute to the blog.

The initial posts were about some tutorials, Wikipedia copy-paste articles and stuff. Some of these posts were deleted later. You can see the entire post list here.

Archive.org snapshots of the site sag-3.blogspot.in


In September 2013, after constant begging to my parents, appa (dad) finally gave me his debit card to buy a domain. Online transactions weren't common at the time and appa was suspicious of me using it. Thanks to GoDaddy's $0.99 domain offer, it was cheap to buy it.

$0.99 != 70 Indian Rupees

I chose subinsb.com. It stands as an abbreviation of SUBIN'S Blog. It can also stand for SUBIN SiBy :P

I mapped my blogspot domain to the new one and old post links were all automatically redirected. The blog used www.subinsb.com.

Archive.org snapshots of the site subinsb.com

2013 - 2017

In November of 2013, the blog was moved from Blogger to WordPress. The hosting was provided for free by RedHat's OpenShift platform which had a special free tier.

The redirection of old links of Blogger to WordPress was done possible with a small WordPress plugin I made.

I made a custom theme called Brenton for the blog.

Meanwhile, the site demos.subinsb.com was started to showcase examples of tutorials in the blog. The entire transition process is also mentioned there.

One huge influence of my blog and work were Srinivas Tamada's 9lessons.info.

Archive.org snapshots of the site demos.subinsb.com

2017 - now

RedHat discontinued OpenShift platform in favor of OpenShift 3 which had no free tier plans. So now I was troubled with another "movement".

Looking for a free alternative and low maintenance, I found Hugo. I made a custom theme called Brenton which was a near reimplemtation of the old WordPress theme.

The blog is hosted for free thanks to GitLab ❤️.


These stories will be completed later

The Internet

How I chose the username subins2000

How I started programming

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