Everything is ready for the ... Tour de Singapore ...
Have few urgent things to settle before i go ... very short time left.
Got the New T-Shirts with the MVP logo embroidered.
Thanks to MVPS.ORG for providing the DST (embroidary) file.
Just now read the article about this deal. All over the article it was billion doller figures, felt like getting fainted.
I think this merge (Adobe + Macromedia) will be a cool one. Because during past several year both supported each others file formats very well etc.
M mm m ... i'm thinking about the kind of tools that can come out in the future.
Have started developing a 'new' system to handle the workflow between UK and My end. Current method of working seems to have issues. Some times serious issues which costs both sites.
Currently everything is done through email, when the projects go for several weeks and the number of mails up and down grows to 100s it becomes difficult to keep track.
I know that there are many online project management applications. But most of the cases i think those will be too complecated for my clients. Most of my clients are not IT literate. So my target is to develop a very userfriendly simple system to handle our unique way of working. Mainly focusing on giving a better experience to clients in terms of providing project specifications and feedbacks. While doing that i'll be able to grasp the requirements in a better way.
Developing the whole thing is going to take some time. Anyway primary target is to put the core up before 12th May. Ahhh ... seems like I'll have to pump some rocket fuel and run on the top gear after the Sigapore trip.
-- Gaming on a Virtual Machine --
It's the end of the long holiday. Thought of playing one of my favourite old games - MDK 2. It requires the OpenGL drivers. Damn, I didnt wanted to install additional drivers, because my machine is already running smmothly like a bullet. Long time back played it on Windows 98, and i was not even sure whether it will run properly run on Windows XP. Because OpenGL Setup is having some issues with XP. Suddenly got a weird idea ... Virtual PC ...
I was under the impression that performance of Virual PCs are considarably slow when it comes to high processing applications like Visual Games. Simply i was thinking that it is an impossible task to play games on a Virtual Machine. Well ... I was WRONG. After the installation the game cursor cordinates ver messed up, then i uninstalled the 'Virtual Machine Additions' ... and here I go.
All my old favourite games ... MDK 2, Recoil, Starwars Racer, Starwars Rouge Sqadran, etc etc, are working perfectly.
Advanced File Organizer from SoftPrime is one of my favourite tools. It's a handy file organizer. I'm using it to keep all my CDs in order. But having a BIG problem. currently i think AFO is using a flat file technique or something like that. Because the CD Database file is only 102 MBs, but when it is loaded it is taking up to 600 MB of memory.
Good that i have plenty of RAM, but everything else slowsdown when it is loaded. Why dont they upgrade it to have a proper database.
Eversince I herd about this super smart phone ... Motorola MPX (a loooooooong time ago) it became number one in my favourites list. Launch was delayed concedarably according to the info found on mobile websites. But i think this ... still this is the 'King' phone in the world.
Too bad it is damn expensive ... 1000 USDs. But still I have made my mind to go for it. Checked with several source/friends about the availability. Still not available in UK .. i wonder why ? ... also not yet available in Sigapore.
I was very much hoping that the price would come down eventually. But still ... even after 5 months after the launch it stays as it is.
One of my very good friends wanted some support with VB 6.
It was a simple task which deals with LoadPicture, SavePicture and PaintPicture functions. After listning to my friends briefing i roughly estimated that it will take about 1 hour to complete the whole thing. But it took almost 3 hours. Havent touched VB 6 nearly in 3 years. But after refering the MSDN and few websites i managed to solve the case.
mm m m.. .. good old memories. referred 'my VB Code Library' after long time. may be i should publish the whole thing in the web. Still there are lot of guys doing VB 6.
Speed that the IT sector is growing is unbelievable. Few years back I had a 486 Computer with 512 MB Hard Disk and 8 MB of RAM. Now i'm having a 3.06 GHz with 2 Gig RAM, and a 120 Gig Hard Disk.
And now the there are many talks about a Pentium V 64 bit processor which will be running at 5 GHz - 7 GHz, with a 1066 MHz bus speed. Meanwhile Hitachi have created a technology to reach 1 TB storage capacity.
in another 5 years what will it look like ...
mmm ... few years back 2MB mail box was what every mail services offered, very rarely few more MBs. But GMail broke this barrier by giving 1 Gig mail accounts.
and now they have increased it up to 2 Gig and the nice thing is the size of the mail box grows. There is a counter in the 'Sign In' page which is continuously increasing the capacity.
I wonder what there storages looks like ....