Happy 3rd Birthday to The Geek Stuff

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 15, 2011

TGS is 3 years old now. You have been a huge part of this blog’s growth, and I sincerely thank you for your support.

Leave a comment with your birthday wishes to this blog.

Last night I was sitting in the clubhouse in our community, and was outlining a draft for one of the future article. It was a quiet environment and my mind started drifting around little bit, and I was thinking about how much I enjoy playing around with different flavors of *nix and open source technologies. I have been doing that for more than 17 years now.

During the last several years, it is more than just playing around, I’ve been building and maintaining IT infrastructures that are powered by open source technologies.

Implementing it in the real world mission critical environment is the most fun activity for me. It is way better than just playing around in a sandbox. Whenever I’m in the datacenter working on critical projects or production issues, I’m in the zone, and I forget everything else, and just enjoy what I’m doing at that moment.

However sharing my knowledge with you is extremely fulfilling for me, than just implementing it in the real world environment. I’m very committed in sharing all the knowledge I’ve gained over the years in a way that benefits you. In this process, I’m also learning along with you.

While the above thoughts were going through my mind, I suddenly realized that its been 3 years since I started this blog, and I almost forgot that it is birthday time for the blog.

On May 27th, 2008, I published my 1st article. Now we have over 450+ high quality articles on Linux, open source and related technologies. I also managed to write and publish 4 books during this time frame (including the Linux 101 Hacks free eBook).

Maintaining a high quality blog requires lot of motivation and commitment, which I was able to do only because of the lovely support provided by you.

Thank You!. I really appreciate all the support given by all the regular readers of the blog. You all have motivated me in more ways than you know.

Leave a comment with your birthday wishes to this blog.

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{ 126 comments… read them below or add one }

1 vinoth June 15, 2011 at 1:07 am

happy birthday TGS because of your birth i learned many things from you

2 Sasikala June 15, 2011 at 2:14 am

A very very happy birthday TGS… Best Wishes Ramesh..

3 Tasia Easton June 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

Happy birthday

Good job, great blog and thanks for your guides.

4 shubham June 15, 2011 at 2:20 am

Congratulations. You are doing a great job. Keep it up.

5 dragonfly June 15, 2011 at 2:21 am

Happy 3rd Birthday – I get your posts by email and have learned a lot of useful stuff. Thanks.

6 Harry June 15, 2011 at 2:21 am

Happy B’day to TGS its been a great mentor to me!

7 Lalit Joshi June 15, 2011 at 2:25 am

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) TGS.

8 Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 2:29 am

Birthday wishes! Thank you and good stuff! Have many more of these celebrations.

9 Basavaraju SG June 15, 2011 at 2:29 am

Happy 3rd anniversary …..keep rocking

Its great blog for system engineers

10 Johnson June 15, 2011 at 2:36 am

Happy B’DAY TGS… :-) :-) It’s a very useful blog.


11 kundan June 15, 2011 at 2:36 am

Happy Birthday TGS :D

Thanks for being part of my life

12 Manuel June 15, 2011 at 2:37 am

Hi Ramesh, Congratulations and Happy Birthday ! for the site; Always expecting your articles with great expectation.

Best regards. Manuel. (Malaga, Spain).

13 Pramod Singh June 15, 2011 at 2:40 am

Thanks a lot dear Ramesh for sharing excellent articles. Keep going…………………..

14 Neo June 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

Happy birthday!!!

15 Pepe Gil June 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

I have learned a lot with your blog and i hope it lasts forever
Thank youvery much

16 Amit June 15, 2011 at 2:44 am

Happy Birthday TGS. Plz be with me for forever

17 RAGHU June 15, 2011 at 2:45 am

let the good work continue. Happy b’day

18 Satish June 15, 2011 at 2:45 am

Happy birthday TGS. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

19 Ribamar FS June 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

Very good your work.

20 Ribamar FS June 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

Very birthday for you.

21 Dariusz June 15, 2011 at 2:49 am

Happy birthday

22 Prabu Peter June 15, 2011 at 2:51 am

Happy Birthday The Geek Stuff……… Your Birth gave life to many system enginners so i wish u have more birthdays….
keep rocks with lot of success………

23 SKD June 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

Happy Birth Day TGS. I am following your blog since last 6 months and found it very useful and supportive to me.
Keep it up.


24 Jakob June 15, 2011 at 2:58 am

Happy birthday and keep producing these high quality and interesting stuff!

Wish you all the best from Austria!

25 Laksheed June 15, 2011 at 2:59 am

Hello, HaPpY BiRtHdAy to TGS, may the bits and bytes guide and protect it for infinite cycles.

In Cli We Trust :) ))

Hazelnote Pilgrim –

26 srinivas June 15, 2011 at 3:03 am

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day

27 sagar June 15, 2011 at 3:09 am

Many Many happy returns of the day!!

28 SubramanianChinnakumar June 15, 2011 at 3:12 am

Hi Ramesh, Heartiest Congratulations.
TGS,Many more happy returns of the day!.

29 Satish June 15, 2011 at 3:14 am

Happy B’day TGS….:)

30 jaxxm June 15, 2011 at 3:24 am

I got my first mail on 8 June 2009 and I still have all of them. My favourite and most useful blog. Happy birthday. I hope you have many more.

31 kimjinsu June 15, 2011 at 3:27 am

hi! i celerbrate your site birthday, third!
ha ha !
i’m korean so i written English is so clumsy

i hope the ebook for free
vim 101 hackes ha ha :D (i hope to get it.) my birthday is jun 10th.
my birthday is passed ………… T.T
공짜로 주세요 ! (it’s hangul(korean))

32 Anand Kumar Kushwaha June 15, 2011 at 3:45 am

Congratulations and Happy Birthday . this blog is really very helpful for new users.

33 Piers June 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

Ya, happy birthday, many more!

34 @eduyoshida June 15, 2011 at 3:55 am

Happy birthday !
Nice job ! Sucess !

Eduardo Yoshida (São Paulo/ Brazil)

35 Francisco del Castillo June 15, 2011 at 3:56 am


Thank you for your articles. They are many useful to me to increase my knowledge and to make my work more productive.

Good work!!!!

Thank’s a lot friend!!!

36 leaf June 15, 2011 at 3:57 am


Great work!

Good luck and new ideas :)

37 Jagdish June 15, 2011 at 4:01 am


Learnt Lot of things from you.

38 diogo June 15, 2011 at 4:06 am

Happy B ! one PT follower !

39 brahmareddy June 15, 2011 at 4:07 am

i wish a happy birthday and many many returns of this day.
i dont think this is TGS birthday but i think this is Natarajan’s birthday.
i wish it has to celebrate 100 years like IBM celebrated 100 years by jun14th.

40 Briain O'Driscoll June 15, 2011 at 4:16 am

Happy 3rd Birthday! and thanks for the linux information!

41 Pedro A. González June 15, 2011 at 4:22 am

Hi Ramesh,

It is us who have to thank you for these three years of knowledge sharing. Long life to “The Geek Stuff”! :-)

42 Jagannath Nikam June 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

Happy 3rd anniversary

43 Peter Morris June 15, 2011 at 5:07 am

Thank you so much for the great site/mailings! More than once you’ve saved me time by showing me a new way to use an old command. Happy 3rd!

44 Gopalakrishnan June 15, 2011 at 5:16 am

Happy Birthday TGS !! Congrats Ramesh!!

45 Chris June 15, 2011 at 5:46 am

Happy Birthday

46 Ayush June 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

congrats n best of luck…n thnkx for these wonderful articles

47 Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 6:07 am

happy birthday (from china)

48 Eduardo June 15, 2011 at 6:31 am

Congratz !! o/
this blog is amazing, keep posting more articles.
since I discovered this blog I have been learned more and more stuffs about linux.
thanks so much.

49 a June 15, 2011 at 7:09 am

Happy Birthday!

50 Sean (SG) June 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

Happy 3rd anniversary Ramesh – thank you for your time and efforts in putting together the high quality .nix and Linux articles out for the masses. You have helped me in both my professional life (as an IT sys admin) but personally because I can see your commitment to always improving on things. When one sees that is possible they want to do the same thing!

Keep up the excellent work and looking forward to reading more on TGS.

51 kgas June 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Happy returns of many more such days.

52 pali June 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

this is the best blog ever to learn something (or everything useful!) about linux and open source. thumbs up!

happy birthday!

53 wstran June 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

Happy Birthday! I learned Linux from your website more than any courses or books. Keeping up your great site. Thanks!

54 Pedro Antonio June 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

Best wishes in TGS’s third birthday from Colombia, always with great articles!

Feliz cumpleaños!

55 Hector Lara June 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

Happy birthday!!! Thanks for this 3 years…

56 Uday June 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

Happy birthday, coming from a non-cs background this blog has been extremely useful to me. keep up the good work. Thanks

57 Alberto G. June 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

happy birthday!!!

from Tijuana, Mexico!!

58 Javier June 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

Receive special greets from Colombia. Congratulations, Happy birthday. My best wishes. Long life to Geek Stuff

59 Andrew Lush June 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

Thank you for your great blog! Happy birthday from Ukraine!

60 ronik June 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Keep rocking geek. Thanks Ramesh for this amazing blog!! Cheers!!

61 Pankaj June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks a bunch for your blog Ramesh.. its very useful!

62 Brad June 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

Howdy from the USofA Ramesh,

I truly wish you a Happy Birthday for your site.
I have only been “here” about a year but have learned a ton of “tweaks” for commands, processes, etc.

Thank You Again,

p.s. Thanks to your wife and new baby too! They could capture all your time and make this all more difficult so, they also deserve some thanks.

63 vakharia June 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

happy birthday the geek stuff

really happy that you share so much of knowledge with us. and keep the same tempo going going going !!!!!!! never stop ! even if some one may criticise !!

with warm regards

vakharia m j

64 Cláudio Ivan S. Lobo June 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

I wish many good things for this blog and its all readers, this blog is modern, future content source e help us to keep up-to-date. In spite of my english I make effort to read this blog, it’s my pleasure.
Thank you very much, it will go many years to TGS.

65 Steve Dupuis June 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

Best Wishes!

Great content and presentation.

66 Ashish Sood June 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

Its been a wonderful experience to be a part of TGS,

67 Rizwan Ghafoor June 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm


GooDLucK for the future ………… :)

superB Blog !

68 Filippo June 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Happy Birthday!!

69 Bryan June 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Happy birthday, keep the excellent job you have being doing.

70 arek June 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

100 lat sto lat!

71 efariast June 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Happy Birthday y Feliz Trabajo

72 Ed June 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Happy Birthday and I wish The Geek Stuff many more (because it is a really useful site!) Great job.

73 Anas Al-Taji June 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Happy Birth Day,, Wish you the best…

74 Lionel June 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Happy birthday geek stuff. Love this blog, looking forward to another 3 years.

75 Erwin June 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Congratulations! Hope lots of years of your great geek stuff!

76 sarrary June 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm

happy birthday!

77 Júlio Hoffimann Mendes June 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Congratulations Ramesh! Since i discovered your blog, it was one year ago i think, i’m following all articles carefully and learning so much with them. Thank you for this amazing blog and good luck in your activities!

Best Regards,

78 Monte June 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Happy birthday, geek stuff and congratulations to Ramesh! The Geek Stuff rocks!

79 napzter June 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm

best regards to you Ramesh… happy birthday to TGS family… hope this blog will last longer.. happy happy happy b-day…. wish you all the best..

80 Bijo June 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Happy Birthday TGS :-)
Ramesh, wish you all the best.


81 Arthur June 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Happy birthday and the best of luck!

82 Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Many more happy returns of the day. many more knowledge return for us.

83 Abdulghani June 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!!

84 shiv ram singh June 16, 2011 at 1:05 am

Hi Ramesh, Belated happy birthday ……wish you the very best.

85 Ch June 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

Many Many happy returns of the day.

I love follow this blog. Thanks for all the knowledge sharing on the blog.

86 sayed mobin June 16, 2011 at 1:52 am

A Very Happy return of the day with full of knowledge to spread for humanity benefits

87 Phani June 16, 2011 at 4:01 am

Happy Birthday TGS.

88 Sami Almuhammady June 16, 2011 at 4:16 am

Happy Birthday TGS.
I found your blog is great resource and useful.

Keep going the great work.

Best Regards,
Sami Almuhammady

89 sk June 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

Happy Birthday TGS soory i am late

90 Murat Cebir June 16, 2011 at 5:02 am

Happy Birthday!
You rock!!!

91 kylehong June 16, 2011 at 6:16 am

I like this blog.

92 sean June 16, 2011 at 8:03 am

awesome, congratulations.

93 Davo Davosky June 16, 2011 at 9:39 am

Happy Birthday TGS. Thank you for your commitment and for the help that you offer.

94 Phaniraj June 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

Happy Birthday ….

95 michaelh June 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

Congrats, the site is great!

96 afal June 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

thank you for all the help you have been providing and the education.

97 Oso June 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

happy birthday and many more!!! ;)

98 phani June 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Happy B’Day.

99 Kishore June 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Belated Happy Birthday The Geek Stuff :) )

100 Priyesh June 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Great Effort..This blog rocks!!!!

101 Ravikanth MS June 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Great Success!!! I wish you all the best Mr Ramesh. Your blog is such a energy booster for Linux newbies. I hope u will continue with same pace.

Many Many Happy Returns of the day TGS!!!!!!!!!

102 Anand kumar June 17, 2011 at 12:03 am

Very Very Happy Birthday “TGS”
Dear Ramesh it always been a learning experience with “TGS” (www.thegeekstuff.com).I wish TGS grow endless……………….

103 pooja June 17, 2011 at 1:47 am

Great Blog. Thanks for all the knowledge shared :-)

104 Anonymous June 17, 2011 at 3:35 am

I love very muchhhh

105 Shuhaib June 17, 2011 at 3:37 am

Many many happy returns of the day,It is booster for linux liker’s

106 Paul June 17, 2011 at 4:23 am

Wish you a many more Happy Returns of the day!!
Thanks for all your contribution Ramesh!

107 henryconcep June 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

congrulations! happy birthday! (belated) :) more power!

108 Manglesh Vyas June 17, 2011 at 8:09 am

Dear Ramesh,

Happy B’Day & Gr8 success to TGS..

109 john June 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

Congratulations The Geek Stuff! Wish u all grow more so that newbies like me can grow. I have acquired much knowledge from The Geek Stuff and will continue forever. Best Wishes to Ramesh Natarajan and Team.

110 Yogesh Upadhyay June 17, 2011 at 10:50 am

Happy Birthday the geek stuff……..Ramesh sir this is only your sincere effort towards making *NIX world better, All credit for this successful site goes to You….

111 André June 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

Congrats and thanks a lot for your awesome blog, keep on sharing! :)

112 Dhansekaran June 18, 2011 at 6:19 am

Happy birthday geek stuff. Love this blog.

113 Joshua June 19, 2011 at 12:02 am

I just want to express my congratulations for this 3rd Aniversry and say to you that I feel very happy when I know your baby. God Bless you Friend Ramesh and thanks to share your knowledge.

114 Gaurav June 19, 2011 at 5:08 am

This has been among the best blogs ever that I’ve read for more than two years now..
HBD TGS.!! :)
Keep going…Best wishes..

115 Anonymous June 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Happy birthday! Best wishes! Keep going!

116 yunus June 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

Happy birthday and my best wishes ever for Geek stuff..

117 Robinatw June 21, 2011 at 10:28 am

although i just found this website more than 1 weeks, but i’ve already loved it..
best wishes for TGS..

Robin Guo

118 János RÉVÉSZ June 23, 2011 at 4:05 am

Hi There!

I wish You a happy birthday! :-)
You are great!
Thanks for your E-mails! :-)


119 pruthvi June 24, 2011 at 8:17 am

Wish you happy birthday:)
Keep rocking…………!!!

120 Teja June 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Happy Birthday!

121 kirti ranjan nayak June 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

u guys doing a great job. keep up the good work..

122 Hamilton Jimenez June 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Congrats! i wish success as you have until now and more.

123 Kamal Kishore June 30, 2011 at 10:33 am


Wish you a very happy birthday.

My all best wishes with you always……


124 Rajasekar June 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

belated wishes…….
keep disclose all stuff…..
Keep rocking…………!!!

125 Hakun July 4, 2011 at 9:06 am

Thank for your blog. Cheer and keep it going on.

126 Martin August 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Well, I’ve started reading this blog about more than a year ago. All I want to say is THANK YOU, really.

You take the time and the effort to write high quality posts, really clear, and fun. I hope you never get tired of this. Everything you write about, I’ve the exercise to try and play with it, and of course, learn meanwhile.

If you ever come to Buenos Aires, post it, and I’ll ve at the airport with a lot of sysadmins waiting for you, just to thank you personally.

Oh, and happy birthday! :-)

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