# Tuesday, 11 December 2007

This is why we now have to make sure WZ is doubly strapped into the high chair.

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It was hard to take the following photo, because when I take out the camera and focus for the moment, WZ just stares at it and behaves...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2007 00:26:50 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 10 December 2007

OK... here's what's been happening with the eeePC so far.

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It's currently running Windows XP SP2, after I was unable to remove the Page File from the Windows Vista install. Since I don't want to wear down the SSD, I have to make sure that I remove the Page File from the OS. Also... following some drama at the Asus service center, my eeePC is currently has 2GB of RAM in it, that pretty much means I shouldn't need a page file as long as I don't run too many things at the same time.

Another source of disk trashing was the temporary internet files folder, I first tried to move that to the SD card but the slow speed of the card SERVERLY hampered the browsing experience. After a suggestion by someone at LowYat.Net, I've dedicated 150MB to a RAM disk where the files are stored and it seems to work great so far.

I think my other laptops like the company.

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In order to carry the eeePC around, I decided to buy a new bag for the trips where I don't need all my gear.

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In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have bought a NORMAL messenger bag, I should have bought a messenger bag for a computer, cause now... all I get is a BIG pocket.. and a zippered REAR pocket, I guess I'm not used to normal bags anymore. Anyway.. the rear pocket fits the eeePC nice and snug.

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And the adapters and other shit goes into the main compartment. Part of the reasons as to why I got the bag was because I was entranced by the pictures on the flap of the bag.

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But... since it carries my stuff so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.


Monday, 10 December 2007 01:41:08 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Went to my grand aunt's birthday dinner just now, and it was a good test for the new equipment to placate WZ with.

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And to think a few months back I was thinking that a giving a kid a Portable DVD player to watch was too much. But heck... this is much better than a DVD player and next time WZ will be able to do more than just watch movies on the thing.

And I also caught this pic.

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I wish I caught it BEFORE I ate the fish!


eeePC | Gear | Gen 2
Monday, 10 December 2007 00:51:06 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

I'm almost done with my little Silverlight Slideshow application, just have one irritating bug to take care off first. In the mean time, here's a sample of the output, basically you either embed in your blogs like such.

God.. such a blast from the past. Or you can give a link to the app so only those who know the URL can see the slide show for example:-

http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/5089/mywedding/iframe.html

Pretty neat when all you want to do is to show people some pictures. I just have a few more bugs to work out before I can release this to the general public, but if you're interested in trying it out WITH NO SUPPORT AT ALL!!! Knock yourselves out with it.

M2SLSlideGenerator.zip (137.34 KB)

Monday, 10 December 2007 00:27:01 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 05 December 2007

So here's tonight's progress. Give it a quick run through before continuing reading.

The cheesy looking title slide is in because one of the typical usage scenarios of this slideshow app is to be used in blog posts, if all the images of ALL the slideshows on a single page are downloaded without user interaction that'd be a waste of bandwidth.

The controls now have a lead header to show users that there's something waiting for them at the bottom of application.

Thumbnails are loaded first, then upon first viewing of the thumbnail the full version is queued for download.

This concludes my Silverlight exercise.

For now...


Wednesday, 05 December 2007 19:05:27 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |