# Saturday, 24 November 2007
I interviewed a guy with 12 years of programming experience already, he lead multiple developement teams, and has been in charge of designing frameworks for various sites.

Yet he didn't see a problem when given a SQL Injection scenario, and when asked why didn't he verify user input on the server side in addition to the client verification that he's already doing. He kept stressing that the websites he creates are for consumers, normal users, they don't have the time or need to add in all the data verification.

But, as I mentioned in a previous post. It costs almost NOTHING to protect against SQL Injection so there really isn't any excuse for NOT doing it!

Saturday, 24 November 2007 15:01:10 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 23 November 2007

Well... since my parents aren't too interested in using the eeePC, the keyboard is one of the pain points mentioned, but the low resolution dot pitch means they don't complain that the words are too small.

So... since the parents don't want to use the eeePC... it's time to install Windows into the little guy, so the question now is.... which version? The reliabvle favorite Windows XP SP2 or the always dissed Windows Vista?

Friday, 23 November 2007 10:15:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 22 November 2007

It's never a problem when they forget the special dates, the birthdays, the registration dates, the wedding dates... it's ALWAYS a problem when I forget a date though!

Thursday, 22 November 2007 21:29:02 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Wow... that was fast.. Anyway, if you have an MSDN subscription, it's time to head on over to the MSDN Subscription page to download it now.

If you're a student or hobbyist developer run and download the Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions now!

One good point about VS2008 is that it's supposedly about to target .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0(*sic*) and 3.5 That's great, because as much as I want to use the new IDE, I still have projects ongoing on .Net 2.0, unfortunately since I'm in the middle of a project right now I'll only be able to upgrade my main development machine later.

The U1010 on the other hand... is highly anticipating an installation of Visual Web Developer 2008 Express!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007 09:52:59 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 17 November 2007

Well.. I got it.. now my table looks like a real mess!


But obviously I'm not bringing the eeePC to work, I plan to let my parents use it to get on the net and communicate with their friends. The included Xanadros Linux OS might be strange and intimidating to an experience Windows user, but for someone who hasn't touched a PC before it feels almost close to an appliance like interface.

Performance is acceptable for the price I paid for it, RM1299. It's cheaper than most smartphones! I'm spending some time with it to have a proper feel for it's Linux platform. But after using it for half a day I'm really thankful for the things we take for granted in Windows. I'll elaborate more on this after I collect my thoughts.

eeePC | Gear
Saturday, 17 November 2007 01:15:15 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |