Monday, February 27, 2006 ???

I read from news that Microsoft has already bought this domain (, and put some puzzle inside you to guest what Microsoft wants to do. Just some text appears: "Hello, Do you know me? Do you know what I can do? And where I can go? Or how I can change your life? You will ... learn more on 3.2.06.", plus some links at bottom week 1, week 2, week 3 (which just week 1 is enabled). Many rumours on the Internet said that it will be kind of new Mobile Device from Microsoft (at least one site said that Microsoft Executive has already confirmed Origami is a code name for kind of device []).

If someone ask me like that, I will answer:
M: Hello
G: Hello too
M: Do you know me?
G: No.
M: Do you know what I can do?
G: I don't know who you are.
M: And where I can go?
G: Who cares?
M: Or how I can change your life?
G: Do you dare to change my life?
You will ... learn more on 3.2.06
G: Ok, see u then.

Ok, so it's a mobile device. But what kind of mobile device that can change live? Hmm.. interesting. At the near time, Apple also want to reveal new product. Does it has something to do with Microsoft newly product? Let see.

Officially 6 Versions of Windows Vista

In my previous blogs, based on rumour, there's 7-8 versions of Windows Vista. At last, Microsoft officially has announced 6 versions of Windows Vista, two for Businesses, three for Consumers, and one for emerging markets, which are:

  1. Windows Vista Business

  2. Windows Vista Enterprise

  3. Windows Vista Home Basic

  4. Windows Vista Home Premium

  5. Windows Vista Ultimate

  6. Windows Vista Starter

All new versions are available for either 32-bit or 64-bit systems, depending on the needs of the customer.

For more news:

Friday, February 24, 2006

Comparing your personality at Johari Window

If you want to compare what you and others think about your personality, you can use Johari Window. What is Johari Window? At wikipedia, A Johari window is a metaphorical tool intended to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise [].

One simple sample of Johari Window on the internet is You can setup your own Johari Window, what you need to do next is just give one url to others that knows about you to fill.

This is mine, if you think know about me, please visit Thank you then.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

8 Flavors of Windows Vista

Although haven't officially announced by Microsoft, some rumours already spreaded over internet that Microsoft next long-awaited (at least for me) OS, Windows Vista, will be divided into 7 to 8 version. Although many criticized as too many and possibly confuse user, but just let see how Microsoft manage its marketing strategy.

1. Windows Starter 2007
2. Windows Vista Home Basic
3. Windows Vista Home Premium
4. Windows Vista Business
5. Windows Vista Small Businss
6. Windows Vista Enterprise
7. Windows Vista Ultimate
8. N Editions

Limitied functionality and cheapest one is Windows Starter 2007, only targeted at low-end and low-cost PC. For Home user there's two options now, compare to one version of Windows XP Home Edition. For business or office users, there're three options now. And Ultimate edition, combine Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Enterprise. And the latest one N Editions, is just targeted at European market, in order to meet anti trust ruling there.

For more information, visit this site:

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio 2005 has been great product. So many enhancement from previous product VS.NET 2003. First thing I found from using this since beta version is its IntelliSense that is already appeared "almost" everywhere and relatively faster compare to VS.NET 2003. ASP.NET enhancement is another large enhancement. If you found irritating with Front Page Extensions in VS.NET 2003, that some (if not most) times can't open another or already created Web Application. Now in VS20005, the web application is the folder itself. Although with some consequences, like you add one item inside the folder, it will become part of the solution file. To exclude file, VS2005 add extension to the file with .exclude. Another enhancement is its MSBuild. In ASP.NET, every folder inside web application can be compiled seperately as different assembly. Although with some consequences too, like you can't reference another ASPX (class) inside another folder. I know there's a workaround for this, but so far, it's still very difficult to do. Maybe someone want to comment here. Using partial class file, instead of, inheritance, in code behind model, enable you to change code behind file (.cs), without recompiling to view the result. Because of that, when you press F5 (compile) in VS2005, the term is now changing to "Validate Web Site", instead of "Compile". So many other great enhancements, that can't be elaborated in one night typing. Haha..

Ok, just want to sharing this. After installing VS2005 in some machine. I found some error that can occur in some condition. So far quit critical one is these two:

VS2005 close/crash when accessing datasource in Report Project.
In event view, you will see: .NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.42 - Fatal Execution Engine Error (7A05E2B3) (80131506). Step to recover from this is to repair your .NET Framework. Simply click .NET Framework installer, and choose repair. But I see in some other forums, error can remain.

The Visual Studio Template is out of date.
If you face problem regarding template in VS2005, mostly when you want to create new project or new item inside project, no item can be chosen from the New File dialogue. Just see the event viewer, solution for this: regenerate the templates by running 'devenv /installvstemplates' (remember to run from Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt) or reinstalling Visual Studio (if no other choice).

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Back as Blogger

Haha, after long time never do any blogging, now I am back to do some blogging. Just want to sharing some information regarding my job as IT Software Engineer or just something happens around me.

What make me interest return to this Blogspot is its easy integration with Google AdSense. Just know this from my colleague at my office, Richard. Haha.. Now I want to make some real money internet. :)

Huahahahaha (evil laugh) hahaha..