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Till a few years ago, I had to reset my devices (PCs or Smartphones and even Macs and iPhones which many Apple fanboys will not agree) once (or twice) in a year because they became too slow due to the mechanical hard drives, or clutter of apps or messed up OS configurations. Nowadays, I do an OS reset & reinstall only when I am too bored and feeling low or I have got nothing else to do! It helps to declutter the device by taking stock of apps installed that are redundant or unused for long and gives me a…

PCMCIA & CF Cards

Look what I found! Old PCMCIA and CF Cards for Laptops of early generations. Before the introduction of USB ports, the PCMCIA (or PC Card) provided the first true way to expand the features of your PCs (and cameras). For…

I had been looking for a microphone that can record clear audio with noise reduction. I wanted one that I can connect to my laptop, to be used for video calls and webinars. Good quality microphones don’t come cheap, so it will be great if the same could be used with my iPad Pro or Samsung Phone for recording videos capturing crisp audio. I didn’t feel like investing for the Pro condenser microphones used by popular podcasters as they were expensive and I don’t see myself using them that often. My search stopped with this recommendation by Mr Kiruba Shankar…

Improvised Standing Desk

My improvisation of a standing desk during #lockdown in Chennai, India. I have been wanting to try a standing desk for a long time, today I tried for a few hours with two small wooden tables I had to spare.…