Sunday, November 2, 2008

Music is the best medicine

Music has plenty of applications, and one of them is in the area of health and medicine. I have used it as a low cost exercise machine to help keep my high blood pressure under control. Doctors and medical students have used it as a CPR aid for timing their rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New singing star - Alan Lai !!!!!

Introducing the new singing star - Alan Lai:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Youtube video downloader

Just tested a web-based Youtube video downloader and obtained mixed results. I tested Angklung Music (you may embed this Youtube video provided you provide an active link to
You can check the video at Angklung Music at Pasar Seni.

There are other video downloader but they require to download their software. I prefer web-based video downloader as then I don't have to download any software and just copy-paste the Youltube video URL and save it direct into the computer.

It is mixed result because after downloading, I can play the video using Media Player Classic but failed with Windows Media Player.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Kite Runner, the movie

Eat your hearts out friends. I am going to watch a preview (pre-launch viewing) of Kite Runner, the movie. All for free, plus I can bring 3 members of my family along. Well, if you want, you can get it delivered to your home and watch it in the comfort of your own luxurious home. Who knows, you might be better off than me as I would have to fight my way through traffic jams plus burn up increasingly expensive and quickly depleting fossil fuel, emit green house gases and contribute to our environmental problem of the century, global warming. Go one up on me and get a DVD:

Kite Runner movie on DVD

Click here: Kite Runner movie on DVD and have delivered to your doorstep by Amazon

Alternatively you can get the novel (book) Kite Runner authored by Khaled Hosseini.

Kite Runner, novel by Khaled Hosseini.

If you are the environmentally conscious type (who shouldn't be?) and don't like chopping down trees to get the paper to print your book, get if from

Kite Runner movie from Kindle Store

If you don't already have it, you would need

Kindle, Amazon's wireless reading device

The last option is to wait till I have viewed the pre-launch and have written a review of the movie.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Movies TV shows preview

Monday, December 24, 2007

Solve music not playing problems

Let me put my solution right at the top. Try installing Apple Quicktime. Type or copy-paste "download Apple Quicktime" into the search box above, make sure the [ ] Web box is ticked, click search and your should see the link to the Apple Quicktime download page on the very first link on the SERP (Search Engine Result Page. No guarantee, but twice it solve my music player not working problems.

I have a demonstration blog Invisible background music player configured so that any visitors to the above blog who have their speakers turned on will automatically hear background music. This had been tested to work. Instruction on how to do it is at Invisible background music player and why you should not install it.

I do extensive multi-tasking with many browsers, many tabs, Notepad files, Excel files, photo editors like the free Irfanview photo editor and Paint which comes together with Windows, all opened simultaneously. Sometimes I get problems like right-click not working, clicking on a tab does not open that page, etc. My son suggested upgrading to a Core 2 processor computer as it is better for multi-tasking, which is what I did. Problem is, I forgot to reinstall Apple Quicktime. When I checked on Invisible background music player, I heard no music. This was not the first time I had encountered such problem, so I knew what to do. I downloaded and installed Apple Quicktime, and now when I surf to Invisible background music player, I will get nice background music playing while I work. However, I do not recommend you go to that blog with your speakers on if it is late at night with people sleeping, you have a sleeping baby beside you or you happened to be at your work place. If you really want to, turn the volume of the speakers to low.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Embed simple music within a Blogger post: Test.

Let us see if we can embed a simple music player within (in the middle of) a blog post. Here is the beginning of a post.

width="30" height="5" autostart="false" loop="false" />

Here is the end of the post.

Update: Looks like the test didn't went well. Will try again when I have the free time.