Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Home Recording Studio setup for Guitarists

Further to a friend's request, here's how to kick start your home recording studio!

All you really need is your guitar, an audio interface, a keyboard with a built in sequencer or a midi-keyboard and hook it up to a computer based sequencer and finally an audio track recorder.

So here's how I've gone about it. I use a Korg Triton, an Ibanez guitar, the Line6 GuitarPort with GearBox and a multi-track Hard disk based recorder.

Depending on your preference you could pick one of these well known recording softwares viz Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Apple Garage Band, Steinberg Cubase or Cakewalk

You can visit http://www.myspace.com/daviddesouza to hear some of my music on this setup

Thursday, September 10, 2009

VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient does not work on Vista

Supposedly VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient NGX R60 HFA2 is supported on the Windows Vista 32-bit operating system. So I tried installing VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient NGX R60 HFA-02 on a 32-bit Vista Ultimate but it would keep crashing.

I tried both the available downloads listed below but got the same result. The secureClient would not even start and the secureClient diagnostics would crash

Finally I found another update, NGX R60 HFA-02 Supplement 3 but this don't work either!

Customers & Administrators: NGX Auto-Installation Extended View MSI

Would appreciate if anyone knows how to get this fixed.