This is really strange ...
For about an year I have been using a Microsoft Optical Wireless Mouse 2.0 and it cool working with a wireless mouse. After I got the MVP Gift Vouchure for the second year nomination I purchased a different mouse from the Cmpany Store. Last Saturday after I came home after Merill Bro's wedding I was happy to see a big pack on my table. Thats a fast delivery :) So as usual i switched on the machine and my good old mouse was working fine. After that I opened the new package. New mouse was cool. Strange thing is that my good old mouse stopped working. I didn't even plugged the new one. How in the world that the old one get to know that there is a new one. I'm Lost ...
Anyways I have selected the wrong model. So i'm going to order another one.
It was a ceramony at the church @ Rajagiriya and then the reception @ Holiday In.
At the reception Merill was spotted couple of times running here and there with the video camera and lot of wires. May be the Habit :)
Chandi, Alan and me discussed about hangning a ""Ready To Rock"" banner in his car .. but we didnt had a banner.
We missed Manzi, Ruwan, Indica, Prasanna ... etc etc.
Security analysts are warning computer users about a new and potentially destructive Internet worm that can obliterate important documents. The worm, called Kama Sutra, is making the rounds now, but is scheduled to execute its first massive attack on February 3.
Just thought about writing about the launch event even though it is a bit old news.
Exciting fact is within two days the registrations got filled. This gives a very good examples about the level of enthusiasm for .NET in Sri Lanka. And the theme selected for the event is ROCK!. Few days ago Indika explained me about the theme and enviorenment at the event premises. I'm not going to write about it. Guys! you have to come and see. Because words are not going to be good enough. It's so fu***** cool.
Other thing is that the feedback i'm getting about the www.vslaunch.com site is amazing. Everybody loves the site. Well its a joint effort by myself and Razor. For the design I only gave him the concept what I had in mind. Razor nicely put the images and ideas together and turned it into a kick ass design. Great work man. And the coolest is the cartoon rocker on the top. Can you believe that he drew that with the mouse. I dont think i'll be able to draw over it with the mouse. For all these time I was telling him to study this - that in .NET and be a good developer because is he a very active member in the .net community/user group, and also a very commited buddy in all the exibitions, workshops etc. Hell! I was wrong. He is better as a designer. Good thing is Microsoft's line of graphics tools are coming out (Expressions) So he still got a cool future in Microsoft Platforms. Dude ... keep up the good work. I wish you can become an MVP in Expressions range of products. (hope Microsoft is going to award in that category in the future). All the cartoon pics in razo's blog are really cool. Poor fella draw all those with the mouse. I wonder what he will do if he got the tablet writing instruments .... I'm sure there will be couple of WONDERS :) Hey ... trust me ... your cartoon characters are better than some of the Disney cartoon characters.
Found some news in couple of sites about this amazing idea. Basically it's a whole new opening for the advertising industry. You might wonder can there be any 'new' mode for advertising, because the whole world is filled with advertising. Even if you go to a remote villages in deep congo/amazon i'm sure you will find a coca-cola poster .
In the current known methods some people use radio and television as the advertising media. Some stick to posters, flyers etc etc.
Well! In this new method you have to put your posters and stuff on your roof top . What da hell? Who the hell is going to see? Guys did you forget. There are thousands (or is it millions) who are looking down through Google Earth and MSN Virtual Earth. So small size ads won't do. Make sure you paint your ad as big as possible on your roof top.
It sounds like a creazy idea. But I think it Rocks!
My Visual Studio Express Editions article is in IT Times January 2006 (6.01) release.
Yesterday I collected the 1 Gig Memory Card Manzi bought me from Dubai. Thanks Bro ...
Without any problem now I can shoot about 600 photos .. Phew!
From today morning three of my friends asked me whether Windows Vista is released? Because earlier I told them it is coming out end of this year. I was busy in the morning so my quick answer to them was 'it is only end of this year'. I was wondering why all of them asked the same thing. Then my byddy Fiqri asked the same question and I was like :| Then I figured the reason.
Last Saturday 'Swarnawahini' in a program called 'Loka Sithiyama' announced that 'Microsoft has released a new Opeating System named Vista. They havent mentioned anything about a CTP or a BETA. So my guess is they have no clue about the current version of Vista or the release dates. They have just found that something called Vista is out there and without doing a proper research they went live with the news.
I think as a media they should be more careful about giving out information like this. Guys who are in touch with IT community knows the true stuff and real timelines. But the general public could get seriously misguided due to news like these.
Cyber Security 2005 Summary: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/bulletins/SB2005.html#Windows
Information in the US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin is a compilation and includes information published by outside sources, so the information should not be considered the result of US-CERT analysis. Software vulnerabilities are categorized in the appropriate section reflecting the operating system on which the vulnerability was reported; however, this does not mean that the vulnerability only affects the operating system reported since this information is obtained from open-source information.
This bulletin provides a year-end summary of software vulnerabilities that were identified between January 2005 and December 2005. The information is presented only as a index with links to the US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin the information was published in. There were 5198 reported vulnerabilities: 812 Windows operating system vulnerabilities; 2328 Unix/Linux operating vulnerabilities; and 2058 Multiple operating system vulnerabilities.
Total 2005 *reported* vulnerabilities: 5198
Windows OS: 812
Multiple OS: 2058
And Linux fans are still saying Windows is full of vulnerabilities. ha!. Number of vulnerabilities in Linux is almost 3 times higher than windows. But in the enviorenment it looks like windows has most number of vulnerabilities, because majority uses Windows. Even though Linux is full of vulnerabilities still those are not that popular because only few are using Linux compared to Windows.
Hey Manzi ... thanks for the info.