Contents tagged with Miscellaneous

  • Messenger Beta, once again.

    From my last post it might seem like I'm harping on the Live Messenger Beta quite a bit. I'd just like to get some help on the latest issue, if anyone can help me out.

  • I guess that's why it's called 'Beta'

    I'm the type of person that leaves their machine running 24/7. So, the new MSN Messenger 8 Beta has been running for a while now..probably at least 48 hours or more. When I got a system notification area popup telling me my virtual memory was low, I opened Task Manager to look at the status of applications running, and sorted them by memory usage:

  • 2006: The year of "the DHTML"

    Various bloggers have already been debating for some time about whether AJAX/DHTML/Web 2.0 (whatever u want to call it) or Smart Client/Windows Forms/Thick Client/ is the way of the future. Well, I'm not debating it. I'm declaring DHTML the winner.

  • Light Blogging

    It's been quite a while since I posted anything here (about a month). To be honest, I have a legit excuse when I say "I've been busy". I've been doing work for Telligent, writing the documentation for the 2.0 release of Community Server. You might think that just "writing documentation" would be a pretty simple, straightforward job (like I did originally) but it's turned out to provide several challenges. Because Community Server has grown into such a robust product, there is a lot of stuff to write about. Blogs, Forums, Photo Galleries, File Galleries, RSS Readers, Security Settings, and on and on and on. I'm only about half-way done with the documentation so far and I've probably got 250+ screenshots of the product.

  • Not all customer service is bad...

    I've seen many blog posts by people where they completely flame the customer support provided by a company like Dell, HP, Sony, Best Buy, etc. Well, I had a very good customer service experience today so I though, to be fair, I should share the other side of the story.

  • Attended a course by Edward Tufte today

    I attended a one-day course by Edward Tufte in San Francisco today where he discussed his ideas about information display. It was very thought-provoking and he is an excellent speaker. As an added bonus, all attendees got to take home his 3 books, which I plan on digging into soon, they look really interesting. If you ever get the chance to attend his courses, I would highly recommend them. All I can really say is that he's changed the way I look at statistical data and data presentation in general. Definitely worth the time and effort it took to attend. Has anyone else been to a Tufte course? His PowerPoint discussion was just brilliant.