Monday, February 25, 2008

Star Wars according to a 3 year old

The cutest thing ever!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Working on a new music track

I've been working on a new trance/techno track.

The computer rebooted. Lost the project file. Can't re-create it. For the most part this is the final mix. But a few thing were needing change. It is shaping up nicely. Once it is fixed , I will post a link to it.

Do you work on any music? Do you make it available online? Is it free?

What a Project Manager!

So the project manager for my project has been somewhat distant. Sort of asking for things (demanding) when he feels like and simply not realizing that he's a project manager and not the manager. He is responsible for keeping the project schedule not dictating the resource's (individuals) schedule.

Today I included him in the loop about an issue where he woud like to know the progress and this task has been in the works for a little over couple of weeks and I thought he'd like to be involved. Also he might be able to use that PMP certification to some use. Instead of trying to be project manager and trying to get the things that the team needs, he chose to be confrontantional. Insinuating the I'm not doing enough to get this resolved. He starting sending emails CC'ing others asking if this was done or that was done. Whether a certain thing was tried. Little does he know that people in the lower ranks, where work gets done, actually know what they're doing. Otherwise, they would've have been promoted to middle management years ago. In the end the task was done, but a lesson was learnt: never include the project manager unless wasting the time is one's intention.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yahoo to Microsoft....

Microsoft is obviously desperate to gain Yahoo audience or else they wouldn't have offered 62% premium on Yahoo stock. This may not necessarily indicate that Microsoft is in desperate need to get into search engine business. They're doing alright, believe it or not. Microsoft may be more interested in acquiring a better ad revenue system.

That's a very interesting concept. Where Yahoo decided to throw exteremely annoying smiling-girl dating commercials in the mailboxes and browsers of their users, Google took a more educated approach. They decided to target the content for the user. In other words, the user is not seeing a dating commercial if they're shopping for memory in a page.

While Yahoo hasn't changed their ad model (well they have probably made the banners bigger), Microsoft may have decided that this is a good time to get the Yahoo userbase and set up a good and profitable ad revenue model. This will be good for Microsoft and the users. And the uses might appreciate the ads a lot more if they're invested in the ad business.

However, Yahoo's response was to act like a big company and refuse. They're asking the Microsoft pay even more! Another 13 billion!

Wow, that's a lot of money! Microsoft has the option to directly take the deal to Yahoo shareholders. Well, Microsoft shouldn't pay the extra money. Already the bid is pretty decent.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Site Layout

Spent a lot of time finding site layouts. Finally, made this one and like it enough to keep it.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sending UDP messages in C#

How to send a UDP message to a UDP server in C#.

string mHost="hostname";
int mPort="1111";
string mMessage="message";

try {
mClient=new UdpClient();
IPAddress mIPAddress=Dns.GetHostEntry(mHost).AddressList[0];
mRemoteEndPoint=new IPEndPoint(mIPAddress, mPort);

catch(Exception mEX) {

mClient.Send(Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes(mMessage), Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes(mMessage).Length);

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Jessica Simpson

So Jessica Simpsons hasn't made the news lately.

By lately, the meaning is in the last one week. Why was her relationship with Romo so doomed. Why was everyone so upset with them vacationing? I don't understand it. What was the problem with it?

Poor girl has been making the news lately for all these different relationships. Hopefully, she'll make the album and focus on music. She can sing pretty well.

Just reading the news today it dawned on me that Jessica hadn't been mentioned for a while.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Beautiful Monday

First smell of summer. Well it's still winter but it smells like those fine spring days. The temperature is warmer and the day is dry. No sunshine but it's just fine.

Work is not all that enjoyable in a weather like this. This is an outdoorsy weather. Something to do outdoors would be nice.

Been posting a lot of YouTube vids lately. Will try to post more blogs posts with something fun to read.

Friday, February 01, 2008


What a cool song. Good to cheer you up!