# Wednesday, 25 March 2009

I had my doubts before but after running some initial tests, I must say I'm VERY pleased with the results. I have a project that requires me to layout items for PRINT, and if you don't know how hard is it to write printing code, then you never wrote printing code before. :P

But... with WPF, making a print function which prints the way you want it to print is so... so... TRIVIAL that I'm almost ready to say to hell with any performance issues WPF needs to be used to fulfill the project's main objective!

I'll make a more complete POC and then if it runs fine on my eeePC then I'm gonna commit to using WPF on the project.


Wednesday, 25 March 2009 02:16:05 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 22 March 2009

Here's a preview of the what I've been working on during my free time. It's basically the next version of my YTBNSystem which I use for my video postings. It now contains a navigation system, allowing multiple short videos to be viewed sequentially, and also allows navigation menus to be built so you can have sort of a DVD like experience.

I encoded the video at a rather HIGH bitrate though, we're talking 400k ~ 450k. Cause I wanted to test out the data transmission performance. Let me know how it works out for you.

ps. As usual.. the UI design sucks ass because I'm a software programmer, not a graphics designer!


Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:16:38 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 21 March 2009

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I used to LOVE Nintendo... I absolutely adored them because they promised me hours of fun on well designed games. Now as they themselves mentioned, it seems like the hardcore gamer is not their target market anymore. And so... I have a dust collecting paperweight of a Wii sitting under my TV.


Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:30:09 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
# Monday, 16 March 2009

MS is trying to host a online conference called Tech Days for developers on 1st April 2009. Seems like it's going to provide all the benefits of a typical MS conference, minus the commuting. The date is.... interesting though, the joke would be on us if our internets crap out on that day.


Monday, 16 March 2009 23:34:51 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 14 March 2009

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So who the heck thought it was a good idea to introduce the one armed bandit to children of potty training age?


Saturday, 14 March 2009 23:40:12 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |