Download a copy of your social media data as a backup

A Monday morning tip. If you are active on Social Media and you have been posting a lot, a good idea will be to download all your data as a backup from #Twitter, #Facebook & #Google. These services make it easy to download your data across their services. You request the data, through the services settings page and they will email you once the compressed file containing all your data (posts, likes, images, etc.) is ready. In the email, you will find a link to download the actual file. Remember,…

European cinemas are smoking a lot

Recently I have been watching a number of European films (Spanish, French & others) like Corniche Kennedy (2016),  The Girl with a Bracelet (2019), The Commune (2016) and more. Irrespective of the genre, I noticed that most of the main characters were shown smoking. Needless to say, outside India (and few other Asian countries) smoking is not exclusive to the Male gender. I was wondering whether European films were exaggerating real-world behaviour? In India, thanks to stricter laws and censorship, the number of smoking scenes seems to have reduced in…

Obituary to our Prof M Anandakrishnan

Munirathna Anandakrishnan (Tamil: மு. அனந்தகிருஷ்ணன்; 12 July 1928 – 29 May 2021)

Read the eBook “Memorable Footprints of an educator” here and watch documentary video on his life history here. The world has lost our beloved Prof M Anandakrishnan (திரு மு. ஆனந்தக் கிருஷ்ணன் ), Padma Shri awardee, heaven has gained one more blessed soul. I am speechless on hearing the news. Yet, I feel I must write these few lines for my own closure. My interactions with “Prof” (as we called him affectionately) has been limited, but every meeting with him had a lasting impact on me. Each interaction was a lesson…

Engineers and Documentation – Random thought

Today I had this thought and I am penning it down immediately here. Later, I will try and expand on this. Thanks. Fact:  #Engineers don’t like to write #documentation. Probable reasons: No one reads them or gives a ‘like’ for a good one. Only the code matters (it runs) & brings $$$. Today, source #code have become self-explanatory (?). Possible Solution: #ArtificalIntelligence to analyse & generate tutorial videos :-)

Vaccination Camp in my Alma mater

Today morning, my alma mater Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School, T.Nagar, Chennai had organized a #Covid19 vaccination camp for people aged eighteen and above, in association with Rotary Club of Madras and Greater Chennai Corporation. I had taken my son, niece, and nephew for vaccination. It was organized conveniently and safely. The school management was visibly seen taking care and efforts to ensure all were double-masked, the area well sanitized and only the pre-registered were allowed inside the premises. The waiting area was a huge open ground, cool breeze blowing…