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Audio Cassettes were the favourites ways we stored and listened to music when I was in my school. Each tape had two sides and together they had a running time of 60 or 90 minutes. The other day I found old cassettes that I converted to MP3 and listened. It had songs I haven’t listened for years, for example ‘Across the Line’ by Tracy Chapman, ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ by Madonna and others.  Many years back I had written a post on how to convert your old Cassettes to MP3. I had used a device called ION Tape2PC which in Amazon USA costs $120…

தற்போது, அனைத்து தமிழ் படங்களின் பாடல்களும் தயாரிப்பில் இருக்கும் போதே YouTubeஇல் அதிகாரபூர்வமாகவே கிடைக்கிறது. படங்களுக்கு பெரிய விளம்பரமே இவைகள் தான், அந்த வீடியோக்களும் பாடல்வரிகளோடு கிடைக்கிறது. ஒரே வருத்தம் – தமிழ் வரிகள் அனைத்தும் ஆங்கில எழுத்துகளில் (Latin glyphs) தான் தெரிகிறது. இது ஏதோ ஓரிரு பாடல்களுக்கு மட்டுமல்ல, எல்லா பாடல்களும் ஆங்கில…

Over the last decade and half I have moved between various platforms to manage the digital media I have. First it was simple folders in an external hard drive to store all the movies, tv shows, music, pictures and home videos…

I had a different experience today evening. I actually played drums! Yes I played a musical instrument. TiE Chennai had organised their Charter member meet today as a precursor to annual TiECon event, before the dinner we had a musical treat by Mr.S.Murali Krishnan, who runs Jus Drums a School for Percussion in Chennai.  The sheer number of instruments he had around him and the ease with which he moved between them was a delight to watch. Within the first 10 minutes he managed to get the room full of suits energised and raring to go. As a highlight Murali made every…

Last week I travelled to Thailand – Bangkok and Phuket with my family. While visiting one of the souvenir shops in Phuket, my son spotted this wooden toy frog. At first, I discounted it to be yet another showpiece, you…