# Monday, 19 January 2009

Before the great food poisoning case of last week occured, I did an in place upgrade of Windows 7 onto my U1010, and tried out some tips given by people on the Tablet PC newsgroup of the Windows 7 site.

And viola!!! My U1010’s touchscreen is now perfectly calibrated in Windows 7!!! Though… screen auto rotation.. tablet buttons… etc. etc. nothing else is working… Oh well.. one step at a time I guess.

Monday, 19 January 2009 09:51:03 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 18 January 2009

After eating some bad food, (my money's on the hotdog.. but I can't be sure) and passing water out of places that shouldn't be passing water for 2 whole days I'm back in action... If only I can get my weekend back..... :(

Sunday, 18 January 2009 20:20:45 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# 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]  |