Thursday, November 25, 2004

Are U "Chicken" For New Tech?

My friend just ask my to try out Skype, saying its audio chat quality is good. I was a bit hesitate at first because i hardly use audio chat in my IM and I don't really bother.

Guess what she say ? "don't be so chicken in trying new tech lah...". As though we software developer doesn't already have enough rubbish to run in the PC.

Out of kiasuness, I just downloaded it and going to install it soon. He...he.....

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Guidelines for VS.NET

Sara Ford show a tip on enabling a hidden VS.NET feature that display a guideline on the IDE.

In case if you don't know what is a guideline, it is a vertical line in your VS.NET IDE that show you approximation of which column you are at.


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Programming course for students

Recently I have accept a challenge from a friend to produce a programming course ware. This might sound easy from the first tought. Afterall, you can just pick a programming book from the shelf and see what they have in their contents. But not quite for this case. There are quite a few constraint factor that need to be considered :

1) The target audience is secondary school student who is the the age range between 14 to 17.
2) The course is only 32 hours. To divide the time between theory and tutorial, it is about 18 to 14. Meaning 18 hours of theory and 14 hours of tutorial.

There is nothing much that you can teach about programming in 18 hours, so we have to really squeech the contents but the integrity need to be maintained.

To keep the students sustain through the course, the contents have to be interesting enough such that they will produce a useful program at the end of it.

Looking at the age group, the course cannot cover very indepth topics likes OO, algorithm and advance data structure. If you take these 3 topics out, it doesn't leave you with much option as to what program you want them to write at the end.

Currently, I am thinking of a calculator program. Calculator is just nice to cover the basic programming elements.

If you have any other ideas, please let me know.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Can you spot the difference ?

Can you spot the difference between these 2 photos ?

You should turn your speaker on also. It has a nice background music.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Long Holiday coming!

The Depavali holiday is coming is Wednesday and followed by the Hari Raya holiday which will stress until next week. My company will be off from this Wednesday to next Tuesday. So for this coming 2 weeks, there is only 6 working day for me and most of the peoples. WooHoo!!

At the mean time, I got no particular plan yet. I am free(most likely) if anyone of you want to "date" me. But don't get me into any shopping mall(to avoid crowd).

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Writing on .NET strong name assembly.

One of my friend posted some articles on CodeProject in regards to .NET strong name assembly.

Here are the links :
Building Security Awareness in .NET Assemblies : Part 1 - Learn to break a .NET Assembly

Building Security Awareness in .NET Assemblies : Part 2 - Learn to protect your .NET assemblies from being tampered

Building Security Awareness in .NET Assemblies : Part 3 - Learn to break Strong Name .NET Assemblies


Does your female friend(s) give you a hard time?

I was showing my friend a cool product today. Few minutes later, she came back with a response that is along this line :

"This is what you call a cool product? You don't even take a look the work I have done. You don't care for me one!". Kinda merajuk.

Why woman like to give man a hard time ?? Or do they just want someone to care about them ?

BTW, the product I show her is MaxiVista