# Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Walking around in Technet MSDN with this tomorrow. Let's see what happens.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:44:16 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [2]  | 
# Monday, 12 January 2009

My mother bought a drum back from Ipoh for WZ, on first glance it doesn't look like anything special.


But on closer inspection, the art on the drum looks like it was painted by someone with a giant brush in quick broad strokes.


And of course the surface of the drum just looked weird, it looked worn, and there were these holes on the side, and... it was rigid at the edges.


I asked my mother why it was this way, she answered that. Oh that's cow hide they have to stretch it out and dry it this way.

So... for new years grandma bought WZ an authentic handmade, cow hide drum.

Gear | Gen 2
Monday, 12 January 2009 23:39:49 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 10 January 2009

I installed the Windows 7 Beta on my Fujitsu U1010 a few days ago, but now I'm in the middle of installing back Vista Home Premium on it.

The  U1010 is what I call my meeting computer, it's the computer which I take to meetings which doesn't involve me having to perform any code correction. With OneNote installed it IS my notepad.

It's also the tablet on which I scribble my ideas on, which from there on become actual system designs.

The Windows 7 Beta is FANTASTIC! System responsiveness on my U1010 was much better than on Vista, though the slow hard disk seems to be the cause of the hiccups. The new taskbar is... well... I was starting to understand how it works, but still wasn't ready to say wheter or not it's better than the old taskbar.

So... if the Windows 7 Beta was so great, why am I now reinstalling Vista then? Simple... of all the components... of all the drivers, I was worried that one thing wouldn't be working properly.... And I was right.

It wasn't my network adapter, it wasn't my sound card, it wasn't even the fact that the hardware switch couldn't turn off the wireless.

The touch screen driver refused to be calibrated properly... I tried the old Vista drivers, I tried the updated U1010 drivers on the web, heck I even tried the U2010 drivers. Nothing worked! I just couldn't get the touch screen to be calibrated properly!

And like I mentioned, the U1010 is where my ideas take form on.. I NEED SOMETHING TO WRITE ON!!! Like I mentioned before, (though I'm not sure if I ever said it in my blog before) I LOVE the tablet concept, I'm never going back to pen and paper notes, as long as possible I will not be carrying a paper ledger pad to a meeting ever again!

So... for now the Windows 7 Beta has to leave active use on my systems, until I can figure out how to correctly calibrate the touch screen.

Damn... I'm gonna miss that fish...

Saturday, 10 January 2009 00:28:16 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 08 January 2009

An XML Schema is a contract you don’t change it whenever you feel like it without telling people. And if you still don’t understand the rules of XML, like being case sensitive… only have one root node.



Thursday, 08 January 2009 17:04:40 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
# Monday, 05 January 2009

After the recent NXE update, the Xbox Live Marketplace was consuming loads of bandwidth to give the sleek branding filled look when you're browsing for downloads. Not very good for us here who have broadband that's well... usable... Then there's the whole problem of the undersea cable being damaged again and causing data to have to take the long way around.

So what's a Xbox Live player gotta do to check out the downloads now? Don't fret, you can now do all your marketplace browsing on the WEB. via the marketplace.xbox.com URL, just sign in with your gamertag's LiveID, select what you want to download and the next time your box is turned on and connected to XBox Live it starts downloading what you've selected. So you can still get to the content minus all the branding fluff.

Oh.. I missed a step previously, after signing in be sure to pick the RIGHT country/region you are in to see content which you can dowload. You pick the country by clicking on the country indicator on the upperleft corner on the page. It looks like this.


So remember to choose your proper country, ie. Singapore, US, India, etc. etc. or you won’t be able to see the right content.

No... your 360 doesn't automatically turn itself on and start downloading... maybe in the next update? :P

Monday, 05 January 2009 23:07:20 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |