Last week during the New Year holidays I just spent a day to metrofy my blog UI. During the same time did another major update by integrating Facebook comments into the site. Just thought of doing it and did it. So no more Blog Engine Comments. It's all FB comments. Going to test this for couple of days and see. If it doesnt work properly i'll probably switch back.
Early morning just thought of doing a new UI for my blog ... and didnt want to spend anything more than today for this. Didnt think twice on what kind of a UI I want to create this time. Well! didnt had to think twice ... the hotest new UI format in town is the Metro and naturally I had decided to go for a Metro look.
Few things here and there to be optimized, but overall its almost complete.
Started at 6.00 AM and by 8.00 PM i'm done and the result is quite stunning!
Finally i have migrated everything on my blog to the latest version of Blogengine. It was much faster than me developing a newer version. Only some major very interesting work on the CSS to create this UI.
Still a bit of work to be done. Have to migrate the Comments from visitors properly. and a bit of other stuff. Anyways for now I have a functioning blog, which is the most important.
Windows Live Hotmail just now got a face lift. this new UI is much faster than the previous and it looks cool.
Ever since the inception Paint and Notepad have remained in its same old look and feel and functionality. No idea why there are many useful features that these two programs should have got a while ago. Anyways ... with Windows 7 .... finally it seems like both Paint and Notepad are getting the treatment both deserves. Because without a doubt these two have been two of the most widely used programs for decades ...
Yes, both Paint and WordPad have finally received the royal treatment. Via permission given to me to remotely access build 6780 to play around a bit, Paint and WordPad both look great and have much-needed updates. I've got to work within the permissions granted to me by my source and unfortunately, screenshots don't fall within those permissions (yet), so you all will still have to wait to actually see this stuff. (Don't worry, there is a LOT of chatter about this build going around by people who have it. I can't help but think the next week or two will be quite fruitful for the community in terms of information, screenshots, and perhaps the build even leaking if someone is brazen enough. Just beware the wrath of Sinofsky if any of you dare the latter of the aforementioned choices...) Something I have been given the liberty to do is give a very broad teaser explanation of Paint and WordPad in their current 6780 state, so here goes.
Yesterday I started working on the next version of my blog. It's going to take some time to finish this as i'll be doing it bit by bit while doing everything else. It's a tough choice what to include and what not to include. There are so many things which I want to put in but if I try to do everything it'll be a never ending project. So i'm going to spend this week trying to decide what to include and what not to.
Anyways I have already decided to include a bit of Silvelright and it'll be done with ASP.NET 3.5. Hosting is going to be a bit of a problem as i'm going to have to upgrade the servers. Also have decided to finish the photo gallery which I never got a chance to finish in the current version.
Just notice that the times in the blog entries are taking the server time ... will have to fix it within the weekend.
I have been using Outlook 2007 in both my machines and it was working fine. Well! not that fine. In the office machine it was working perfectly fine. But on my tablet it gives an error 50% of the times I try create a mail or open a mail by double clicking. First attempt of any of those activities works fine. Second of any of those crashes the whole thing. And this morning I got a bonus :) in both machines it gave the same error as Exsec32.dll (or something) is incompatible bla bla. After googling I found that this is due to a security update. Yeah! Right!.
So it's a totally screwed up day for me. Tons of mails are in the inbox waiting to be replied, But I'm unable to access any of those.
Fun with Outlook ... Hell! I'm just kidding, Outlook is giving me a hard time, and I'm pissed with it right at this moment.
Just now uninstalled Windows Desktop Search. Why? My experience with it is not good. It Sucks!.
I installed it because Outlook 2007 was giving a message to install it for fast search results. After installed it always stayed loaded, and eats about 25 - 100 Mb of my RAM, also sometimes processor usage goes wild. Not sure whether this was due to a problem in my machine, but I doubt it because everyting else was and is running sommothly expect this. It was not a 'happy computing feeling' at all. So I removed it. Considering the number of times I perform a search in outlook or in a drive within a week, it's not worth to waste such a big load of memory and processing power for that.
Almost all my files and outlook items are properly organiszed, I know where things are ;) So very rarely only I perform a search. Good lessen to me for installing what I don't want
So guys ... don't install what you dont want ... even when it is free