# Monday, 26 November 2007

Strangely, the volume control buttons don't work. When I press them the little applet comes up telling me that the volume has been changed, but nothing actually happens... Wonder if it's because I didn't install the audio driver, cause that was the ONLY driver that Vista installed on it's own without me having to use whatever was on the disc.

Monday, 26 November 2007 09:45:15 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

So... Vista it is then. First thing was to cut down on the installation beef with VLite, optional stuff like movie maker.. calculator... the shitload of preloaded drivers. One thing which I couldn't cut out was the chinese language files, if I'm not mistaken both Simplified and Traditional EACH took up about 340MB.

First Try!

Accidentally removed the Aero UI theme... didn't realized it was tied to the Aero Glass feature. :P But.. everything else worked fine, all drivers went in, no unknown devices left in Device Manager. Followed the instructions provided by Paul over at Modaco to try and move the WinSxS folder to my puny 2GB SD card, but somehow I had 109MB of files left over which I can't delete from the hard drive.

On a side note, if the webcam is disabled in BIOS, Windows doesn't see it, yet the default Xandros could.. must be some other way that it communicates with it.

2nd Try!

Ok.. got Aero in this time, but I accidentally left out Windows Image Acqusation... so the WEBCAM drivers didn't work! Shit!!! Haven't done the WinSxS move this time. Tested out video playback.. well.. it works, but no miracles on the H.264 side.. the processor just can't make it. I'm not even gonna try moving the WinSxS folders this time.

OK.. 3rd time is probably the charm.. making the image is a painful and time consuming task...

On a side note... things to get.. 4GB or 8GB SDHC card... 1GB of RAM (Although this probably isn't necessary but it more RAM would cut down on the page file swaps and less load on the SSDs)

Monday, 26 November 2007 00:53:48 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# 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]  |