Archive | June, 2012

More Tamil Lessons added

29 Jun

More Tamil Lessons

தமிழ் பாட ங்கள்

June 29, 2012

I have added some more simple Tamil Lessons to my Tamil website: tamil.somasundaram.us/tamil_lessons.html
and to tlh-tamilsangam.somasundaram.us/tamil_lessons.html

Some of the new lessons cover how to write the Tamil vowels and consonants. I hope you like it.

The lessons cover Tamil Vowels and they are meant to be simple tools for parents of Tamil loving people whose children are born in places where Tamil is not routinely taught. The lessons are both in English and Tamil.

The parents or those interested in learning Tamil language can use them to teach others or learn Tamil.

My intention is to make it easier for parents of Tamil loving people to give a resource to teach Tamil to their children. If you find this useful, please contact me at: mail {@} somasundaram.us. I am posting this on my Tamil websites (tamil. somasundaram.us and tlh-tamilsangam.somasundaram.us). I will continue to add more lessons when I have time. Please let me know its usefulness and give your suggestions. Please feel free to use it, but contact and let me know that you are using it. I want to know whether my efforts have an impact. Thanks.

A & S Dean Visits my lab

19 Jun

Dean’s Visit to my lab

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tallahassee, FL 32306

Today as part of a visit to my Institute, the Arts and Sciences’ Interim Dean visited my lab.  The visit was a short one lasting about five minutes. During that time I discussed my work  at the Facility and how I have been able to help people at the University and others. It was a good chance to show what we are doing to the Dean.

 

Rearrange Furniture

10 Jun

Rearrange Furniture

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

 

Since we got new furniture last week (coffee table and buffet) we decided to rearrange the furniture a bit to give more distance between  to the TV and long brown sofas. This meant complete rewiring of the TV, VCR, DVDP, and Home Theater System. It took almost three hours on Sunday to complete this task.

Finally we made it late on Sunday evening. It still needs some more tweaking but we will do it next week end.

New Furniture Added

2 Jun

New Furniture Added

Haverty’s Furniture

Saturday, June 2, 2012

We added some furniture to our home.  While we were discarding the old furniture like entertainment center, microwave cart, old books, spare electronics (all to the Goodwill Industries Thrift shop as donations) we were also adding some new furniture from Haverty’s

Upgrade Smoke Alarm

1 Jun

Upgrade Smoke Alarm

First Alert 9120B Model

Friday, June 01, 2012

First Alert 9120B smoke detector

Smoke Detector (wired)

 Today I upgraded my old BRK 4120B hard-wired (with 9 DCV) smoke alarm with brand new First Alert 9120B smoke detector. This one too is hard-wired (with three pins; two wires connect via the ceiling and third wire is separate). I bought it from First Alert Company itself since this model was not available in our local store. Since my wiring was similar to 9120B I decided to go with it.

Hand-held kitchen fire extinguisher

Kidde 711a Fire Extinguisher

This will be the third detector in our house. Other ones being Carbon Monoxide and smoke detector combination.

We also added new (second) hand-held kitchen fire extinguisher from Kidde Kitchen 711A model.