In my role as Senior Staff Data Warehouse Engineer, I almost always use DbVisualizer for database access. I prefer traditional VI or VI like editors for scripting, but I also use Notepad++ and TextWrangler. Talend is an open source tool that has proved to be effective for data integration.
I am an avid reader and think that Goodreads offers some interesting collections. This is where I’ll look to find my next book to read while I’m traveling. I use Saavn to get a daily doze of Bollywood Music, while YuppTV helps me catch up on Indian shows.
I am interested in a range of causes from stopping to the ivory trade and saving the bees to helping refugee children and immigration reform. A great place to make your voice heard against injustices like these is Avaaz. I do my little bit by supporting petitions but I really appreciate the supporters, founders and the NGOs behind this effort.