Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
An article for reading
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Registration fee for the workshop was $5 which I find really worth the money. I belive this workshop cost more than that without the 2 tea breaks, 1 lunch buffet, and 1 best-seller book from Andy Gray. The workshop was held in the Grassroots' Club near Yio Chu Kang MRT Station from 9am - 6pm.
I was rather shocked to see there weren't as many people as expected. The MPH was only 1/3 filled. Many came as a couple but there were some who came alone - mostly guys. My "entourage" included my elder brother and her girlfriend, Wenjun and Beryl, Regine and myself.
The workshop was full of fun and interaction. Throughout the duration, we listened to the 2 speakers who gave valuable pointers and relevant real-life examples, watched videos, and carried out discussions and completing the workbook. They had made use of visual aids, audio devices and hands-on exercises to impart their knowledge. As to how they did that, I thought it was too difficult for me to write them down here.
I have been to countless seminars, talks and workshops but I have never been to one that is as interactive as this one. I give 10 out of 10 for this workshop.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Actually, these cheats are trivial compared to passengers who blatantly occupy an extra seat by putting personal or bought items there. They close their eyes, oblivious to other passengers even when the bus or train is packed.
Not placing the items on the floor deprives other commuters of an available seat. Sometimes, the items may contain wet, dirty or smelly matter like seafood which may soil the seat and make it unusable until it is cleaned.
The worst case is when a bus passenger stretches his legs across to touch the opposite facing seat. These are the 'super' cheats. One passenger can then 'occupy' four seats (with his legs creating a barrier to two other adjacent seats).
I think everyone would need to press more than 100 times to close the net send message. I will never do something so stupid as this again.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Anyone knows what is the procedure to send an article to be published on the Forum section of The Straits Times? I want to raise a point to counter Prof Tan from NUS on the reason behind the raise.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
One of them is
- Thou shall not visit sites with embedded sound/video files (*.mp3, *.wav, *.mpeg)
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, February 06, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Hello there, I’m Peter Gurevich, one of the many program managers on the IE team. My primary feature area focus is on the rendering and display in the browser, including the decoding and display of images and the rendering of Text. I wanted to briefly chat with you all about a change to the way IE7 renders text.
You may have noticed that after installing IE 7, your fonts in IE and Outlook Express look different. That is because IE7 has changed our text rendering to use ClearType. I hope you like the change. If you are not familiar with ClearType, you can find more information on it using the link below, but basically it is another method for rendering Text on LCD Monitors.
Here is an example of the difference you should see.
If you have an LCD monitor, it may not be precisely tuned for Cleartype, so here are some tools that can help you get it set up.
We do realize and have received feedback that not everyone is using an LCD and that some people may not like ClearType text rendering. So it is important to us that we provide a way of disabling ClearType. If you do not like ClearType text rendering on your monitor, you just need to use the option in the Internet Control Panel to turn it off. Simply uncheck the box.
Now some of you out there may have a few questions. Ill try to answer what seem to be the most common.
Q1: Why is IE7 making this change?
A1: To improve the readability of text on the internet.
The Advanced Reading and Technologies group at Microsoft has conducted several studies on ClearType on LCD and CRT monitors. These studies show a measurable improvement in reading comprehension and performance as well as an improvement in the perceived user experience (Mostly on LCDs, but even on CRTs) Because of these studies and the prevalence of LCD monitors in the marketplace, IE7 will now render text using compatible width Clear type by default. Compatible width means that, for the most part, the text layout should not change when using ClearType. ClearType rendering will be turned on independent of the system ClearType setting but will be group policy enabled for corporate environments.
Q2: Why don’t we turn on ClearType just for LCD monitors?
A2: There is no reliable programmatic way to detect whether the monitor on a system is an LCD or CRT. When that type of detection technology is in place it is an option that we will consider.
Q3: Why does text in Outlook Express still look blurry even when I turn off ClearType?
A3: This is a bug and it is known issue. We are working closely with the Outlook Express team to resolve this issue.
Thanks for your interest in the IE7 product and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
- Peter Gurevich, Internet Explorer Program Manager
- Shortcut key to Search box missing.
- Achor names pointing poor.
- Minor bug on CSS layers.
- Offers only MSN as search engine by default - Too little.
- Does not support type-as-i-search feature.
BTW, I have reported the CSS bug to Microsoft.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Should anyone managed to take time to try it, tell me how is it.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Internet Explorer 7 Features
Get Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Though potentially quite damaging to a system, large scale infection of the worm is not expected and the current over-reaction by many members of the anti-virus community is unwarranted, according to anti-virus company BitDefender.
The Kama Sutra worm is designed to overwrite all .doc, .xls, .mdb, .mde, .ppt, .pps, .zip, .rar, .pdf, .psd, and .dmp files. It has gained the attention of the anti-virus community because of its ability to deceive Windows through phony digital signatures, and seems to have been created for the sole purpose of doing damage and not for commercial gain. It has also gained attention in both the general and technology press due to a unique Website that supposedly shows a running counter of infected computers, as well as its reliance on sexually suggestive emails which spread the virus.
Within the past week, a great deal of media attention has been given to the danger of this worm. While there is a potential of damage if a computer is infected, BitDefender, one of the first companies to offer a free tool for detecting and cleansing the virus from systems, believes that the worm is not as dangerous or widespread as has been reported and can easily be blocked with up-to-date anti-virus software.
Bogdan Dumitru, CTO, BitDefender, said, "Some members of the anti-virus community have initiated a wholesale panic around this threat, and we absolutely feel this is nothing but over-reaction. There is no doubt that this is an interesting virus due to the fact that we do not often see pure destructive viruses developed with no financial gain in mind anymore, and it has an interesting counter that shows how many systems are infected. But there is no reason to trust this site to be truthful. Without a suggestive name and a couple of neat designs, this worm is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill attack that anyone with anti-virus software will stop."
Extracted from [http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/article.jsp?article_id=70996&cat_id=582]
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