Spotify is my go-to app when it comes to music streaming. It’s free, it has a good collection of music. But unfortunately, Spotify is not yet available in India. So, if you are in India and want to listen to your favorite music on Spotify, your only way out is a VPN from Spotify-supported countries. (Spotify needs a supported country IP when a user signs up, but after that you don’t need to use the same country based IP to listen to music, but it logs you out every 14 days if you don’t use an IP from supported country.)
My wife has a beautiful pink iPod shuffle which she loves to listen music from, on her daily commute. She got bored with the songs and wanted a new playlist. I was entrusted with downloading new songs. Yep, all pirated. Now, downloading songs these days is a really boring stuff given the amount of bandwidth and apps like Spotify. So, I decided to automate the whole affair.
আজ কিছু একটা লিখব ভাবছিলাম। কিন্তু কি লিখব সেটা ভেবে পাচ্ছিলাম না। আমার লিনাক্সটা তে আবার বাংলা লেখাও যায় না। তাই আজ ঠিক করলাম যে ভাবেই হোক আজ বাংলা তে লেখার ব্যবস্থাটা করতেই হবে। হলো বটে, তবে জমল না। এত দিন অভ্রতে লিখে আজ প্রভাতে লিখতে বেশ কষ্টই হচ্ছে বইকি। তবে এটাও মানতে হবে যে মানুষ আসলে অভ্যেসের দাস। তাই আজ আগডুম বাগডুম লিখতেই বসেছি। দেখি কতটা অভ্যেস হয় আজ একদিনে।
I think it was the summer of 2004 or 2005. I am not very sure about the year. I went to a friend’s place during the summer vacation. It was long before households had access to internet, mp3. Even audio CDs were a elite affair. My friend used to buy tons of audio cassettes the relics of which can be still be found in some houses kept as a memento of the days gone by. All his music collection revolved around rock music. We just passed our board exams and our blood contained too much adrenalin. It was my friend who lent me ‘Meteora’. He said I needed to return it to him within a week so that he could lend me the another album. I was laughing inside. I knew I won’t like the songs at all. So, I might return it way before a week.