Music and Audio File Manipulation From Command Line
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This article is part of the on-going Software for Geeks series. SoX stands for Sound eXchange. SoX is a cross-platform command line audio utility tool that works on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is very helpful in the following areas while dealing with audio and music files.

  • Audio File Converter
  • Editing audio files
  • Changing audio attributes
  • Adding audio effects
  • Plus lot of advanced sound manipulation features


Firefox LogoLike most of you, I’m a huge fan of Firefox and use it intensively both at home and work. There are lot of useful add-ons available for Firefox, which makes customizing the browser very easy. A while back we discussed about 7 Essential Firefox Security add-ons that will help you browse the internet securely.
In this article, let us discuss about 7 powerful Firefox bookmark add-ons along with screenshots that will enhance your browsing experience drastically.

[Tech Support by a Cat]Photo courtesy of wraithtdk

Companies purchase support for most of their enterprise hardwares (servers, switches, routers, firewalls etc.,) and softwares (databases, OS, applications, frameworks etc.,). They spend lot of cash on support mainly for two reasons: 1) To get help from vendors to fix critical production issues 2) To keep up-to-date with the latest version of the software and security patches released by the vendors. In this article, I’ve given 10 practical tips for DBAs, sysadmins and developers to use their hardware and software support effectively.

Web Based Time Tracking – Software for Geeks #2

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 4, 2008

Time Tracking - ClockAs part of Software for Geeks on-going series, earlier I wrote about Web based To-Do List Software. In this post, let us review about Web based time tracking software. For geeks to be ultra efficient and productive, it is very important to cut down the time spent on activities that are not aligned with your goals. If you track daily activities either manually or using some software, you will be surprised to find out how much time your may be spending on activities that don’t need such attention. Take a test drive of the following two free online time tracking software and pick the one that suites your need.

Web based To-Do List – Software for Geeks #1

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 29, 2008

I will be posting “Software for Geeks” series on an on-going basis. Every post in this series will be about a specific type of software. Let us review the following five different free web based to-do list software in this post.

Geeks have several new technologies to explore and cool gadgets to play with. Managing the tasks and the list of things to do effectively is a boring and important part of Geek’s life. Take a test drive of all of these five softwares and choose the one that best fits your needs. Just testing these software and exploring their features is the fun part.