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Location: Austin, TX United States
Web Page: http://www.thummas.com/
In My Own Words:
I have loved reading ever since I first learned to read (in English). Whether it is text books, fiction, comic books, or just flyers, I have always been attracted to print. I am a member of Mensa, PMI, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. I have lived in Detroit, Atlanta, and India but I currently live in Austin. Since my wife Rosalinda is a native Texan, I anticipate settling down in Austin. Other… Read more
I have loved reading ever since I first learned to read (in English). Whether it is text books, fiction, comic books, or just flyers, I have always been attracted to print. I am a member of Mensa, PMI, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. I have lived in Detroit, Atlanta, and India but I currently live in Austin. Since my wife Rosalinda is a native Texan, I anticipate settling down in Austin. Other than reading, my hobbies include cars, traveling, photography, movies, Archie comics, hiking, and anything nature. I am a vegetarian but I do eat eggs and other dairy products. I love Thai food and my favorite Thai restaurant is in Detroit.
I love life and I love America. I have lived here all my adult life. I have a family in America that has adopted me as one of their own and helped me integrate into the American culture without losing my own identity. You can find out more about them at http://www.WorldWideWards.com/.
I went to graduate school to study Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and have worked in the Engineering and Computer fields for the last 8.5 years. When in graduate school, I took every Engineering class imaginable till my thirst for knowledge was reasonably quenched. Here's a sample list - Advanced Aerodynamics, Computer Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Simulation, Fracture Mechanics, Failure Analysis of Composites, Tensor Analysis, etc.
I started my own IT services company three years back that specializes in implementing Fixed Price J2EE, .NET, and Oracle projects for medium to large scale businesses (brand name Thummas Corporation). Starting January 2003, we have brought these and other powerful technologies to small businesses at small business prices with reduced functionality but the same high quality (brand name Small Biz Niche).
As a distraction, I started writing reviews on Amazon.com to share my thoughts on various books with other readers. In the past, I have benefited tremendously from the time spent by other reviewers in providing valuable information on the products to everyone. After a while, I decided that it was time to give back to the Amazon community. I DON'T get paid by anyone to do this and I mostly pick books that I can recommend (and hence 4 or 5 stars).
My Dreams: Someday I hope to spend a few weeks in Europe, a few weeks in Alaska, spend months driving around America and meeting wonderful strangers. When I was growing up in India, I was fortunate enough to experience these kinds of joys by traveling extensively in India and meeting just absolutely wonderful people. This was totally due to my father's financial support. When I turned 21, I stopped accepting any sort of financial help from my father and put myself through school. After I started working in 1995, I started creating a similar type of lifestyle and did a lot of fun and cool things. Things have been difficult since I started the business in 2001 but I am waiting to recreate a similar lifestyle again very soon.
You can learn more about me and what I do by following this link - http://www.smallbizniche.com/aboutus/team.htm. I have several websites that I have been working on all of 2003 and I am hoping to launch them soon. The links are http://www.thummas.com/, http://www.Summaries2Go.com/, http://www.TeleclassExperts.com/, http://www.thummalapalli.com/, http://www.Numbers2Go.com/, and http://www.URLniche.com/.
If you have read this far and want to correspond with me, do send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (if you like my reviews and want to discuss the topics/subjects further). I have always been interested in making friends across the world and I look forward to hearing from you! Sometimes, it may take a little longer than my usual 1 week response time due to a pressing project I am working on, so please be patient if that happens.
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