# Friday, 21 March 2008

Vista SP1 is now available to the public via Windows Update or the through the regular download channels. But there seems to be some problems with certain drivers which you might need to update as mentioned in this post.

Both the U1010 and P1610 have already been updated, it's hard for me to tell if there's any significant performance increase yet, but the U1010 seems to wake up from sleep to the password screen pretty much instantly.

But the most immediate benefit was after installing Vista SP1, hard disk space got freed, I think at least 1.5GB. On my space starved system drive of the P1610, that was a god send!

[Update] I figured out why i got space during the install. Seems like all System restore points prior to the installation of SP1 has been deleted. So that explains a lot.

Friday, 21 March 2008 09:53:52 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 20 March 2008

WZ is showing evidence that he's actually understanding what we're telling him, first of all he's now able to perform the 2 step process to store a spring loaded auto deploy light.

As you can see, mommy was especially delighted that WZ was able to handle the thing. Then there's this incident, where WZ is able to retrieve wat I ask him to!

I'm sure you can figure out why the toy is given such a name when you finish the video.

Thursday, 20 March 2008 23:14:50 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 18 March 2008

A friend got me this petit Bluetooth adapter while he was having a vacation in HK.


Unfortunately, due to the fact that I'm guessing there's no industry standard on how much clearance there must be between the USB port and the casing they couldn't make the thing sit flush in the connector.


Sure it's pretty hard for something this size to snag on something but there's always a chance....

This is of course the same petit dongle you can get over at Brando's.

eeePC | Gear
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 23:48:14 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 17 March 2008

So, the previous example of using the DeepZoom feature of Silverlight 2.0 wasn't exactly great and didn't show the potential of the function. But now.. here's a better example. First of all if you don't have Silverlight 2.0 installed yet.. go install it first cause Silverlight Streaming doesn't yet properly automated the Beta's installation.

The demo is here, it'll open up in a new window. Controls are still simple cause I have no time to change the previous code, so.. Click and Drag to move around the picture, Left Click to Zoom In, Shift + Left Click to Zoom Out.

Monday, 17 March 2008 02:52:19 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 16 March 2008
My colleague came across an interesting problem with a mobile web portal he was working on. It was the typical problem description that you'd get when you work on mobile web portals, something that worked on other phones weren't working on another phone. Only thing was, the phones that failed weren't dumb low end phones, but a Nokia Series 60 N73 smartphone. I wrote down my little adventure finding the solution.. it's a full page of text so only continue if you're interested.

Sunday, 16 March 2008 21:49:29 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |