Thursday, November 20, 2003

Java Certification Day 2003

Went to the venue early as I was expecting a big crowd but only to discover that it wasn't the case. Interestingly, I learnt from the event that the GM of Worldwide Certification at Sun Microsystems is a Malaysian! And also, two new Java certifications are in the works -- one on J2ME and the other, on web services.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Switching to the fast lane

Got a visit by an agent of TMNet at my home doorstep. The agent signed me up for the upgrade of Streamyx broadband from 384kbps (@RM77/month) to 512kbps (@RM99/month). That saved me a trip to the Clickers at Kelana Jaya coz I was going to upgrade anyway. I was told that activation will be in two weeks' time. I will also enjoy the new speed at the current pricing for the 384kbps package for 3 months. This upgrade offer is supposedly valid till December 31, 2003.

A first look at ASP.NET 2.0 (codenamed "Whidbey")

Finished reading two sample sample chapters of A First Look at ASP.NET v. 2.0. I like the "master pages" feature of ASP.NET Whidbey. This particular new feature not only aids the design and consistency of sites, but the in maintenance of the site as well.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Panther unleashed!

Dropped in at the Orange Club in the heart of KL for the "unleashing" of Mac OS X Panther. Well, I must say that Apple has some pretty impressive stuff here. Panther's windowing system a.k.a. Exposé was especially awesome. Exposé lets you instantly see all your open windows at once, then switch to the right one. Oh...there was free flow beer and that cool mousepad!

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Matrix Revolutions

Went for a free showing of Matrix Revolutions at KLCC courtesy of MIND. Verdict: Action scenes are engrossing but my favourite is still Matrix Reloaded.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Microsoft Office System launch in KL

Attended the Microsoft Office System launch and breakout sessions at PWTC. Here's an amusing trivia: I had a pleasant surprise as I went up to my car after the event and found a little card on my windshield wiper saying that my car had been given a free wash. Can you believe that?