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In my main PC at work where I store most of my documents and data, I have been using Hardware RAID for mirroring between two 500GB Seagate Hard drives for last 3 years. This provides me with automatic redundancy and minor performance benefit while reading large video files. All was well till last week, when on boot BIOS warned that the Mirror is broken. Having seen this happen few times before I quickly updated my…

Today I went with my family to have Darshan at the famous Thiruneermalai temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam. To reach the temple is easy, it is just about 5-6KMs from Pallavaram (few more KMs from Chennai Airport). If you are coming from Chennai Airport towards Tambaram in GST road, just after the right to Pallavaram, you take the next right (below the new…

On my return from Seattle to India in British Airways I watched this movie “Source Code”. The movie is starred by Jake Gyllenhaal who starred in Prince of Persia and did all the fabulous stunts, Jake has done a fine performance on the action sequences in this movie as well. Source Code is about a US Military secret mission of using last 8 minutes of memory stored in a dead man’s brain and travelling to…

Today my co-worker in our US Office with high recommendation took me to a Thai Restaurant in Kirkland called Hanuman Thai Cafe for lunch. I will be leaving to India later in the day so I was game for any (vegetarian) food. The food turned out to be good and very spicy (as I had asked). They had a Veg Combo meal consisting of Boiled Vegetables, Spring Rolls, Jasmine Rice (thank god it was not…

My friend in Los Angeles took me for dinner to Curry House restaurant in Little Tokyo. I presumed Curry House meant Indian food but it turned out to be a popular Japanese chain. I was happy I got vegetarian meal complete with Soup, Starters and a spicy curry to go with Rice. I liked the food, it was tasty and I have added this to my list of (vegetarian) cuisines I have tasted so far…