faqs i made up so it's easier to answer questions.
Q. How old are you?
Q. Where are you from?
A. My hometown is situated in a very small village in the district of Thrissur belonging to the state of Kerala, aka the God's Own Country.
Q. What do you do for a living?
A. Companies reach out to me with hard software problems via Lyminal Solve (my company) and I/we solve it for them. I also get to legally hack them sometimes which is fun.
Q. How did you get started?
A. Used to play this multiplayer mobile game called Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia with my neighbour friends. One day, one of the neighbour friends cheated at the game using a modded version of it. I wanted to know how it was made instead of just downloading it. Tracked down the guy who made it on a forum, after months of dumbassery (learning reverse engineering), I figured it out and started doing the same. My mods of the game under a pseudonym were pretty popular, 15 year old me just did it for fun.
Now I am trapped doing the same thing for a living cus nothing else gave me the type of rush and excitement as making/breaking things with a computer... it makes my heart go fast.
Q. What about your academics?
A. I am a high school dropout (12th grade). I figured out how to go without it at 17 and with the help of extremely ambitious (more like delusional) plans, I am out of the system. I am an autodidact.
Being intentionally vague, my brain isn't wired to sit and listen in a class (in the literal sense). The same thing makes me good at what I do.
And if I get the chance, I would like to work on creating/improving the schooling system addressing the Bloom's 2 sigma problem fitting to neurodivergent and neurotypical students alike.
Q. What's your next plan?
A. Have a long list of them; it changes from time to time, when I get bored I choose one of them and do it.
Q. What's your LinkedIn?
A. I am thrilled and excited to share that I do not use LinkedIn. See my GitHub instead.
Q. What is the meaning of life?