Monday, December 29, 2008
I finally got the VB.Net and C# console working by making over 2 GB avialable to the VM.
I also got the VS.Net 2010 Training Kit that have labs and samples for all the key technologies: C# 4.0, VB.Net 10.0, MEF etc.
Anyone that want a copy can contact me: 076 824 3560. I'm base in Fishhoek, Cape Town. If you can bring 2 empty DVDs (dude its over 7 GB!) or a portable hard drive.
View the video here
After shutting down all the Services I still find the VM being extreamly show! Looking around under the settings I find that the VM only allocate 256MB RAM (that memory get take from the host machine) !! No that doesn't work, Windows doesn't run within 256MB of RAM (unless your running Windows 98 or something really old) I increased the memory to 1.8GB (leaving +- 2GB from my host) and wow the speed is now normal! :-)
Ok now it crash everytime I want to create a new VB.Net or C# console application. The only one that work fine is C++ (but I don't program in C++ that much - mainly C# and alittle of VB.Net)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yes bandwidth is expensive in SA but using Telkom ADSL, 4Mbps line, Openweb 10GB Local with Openbrowser and Opera web browser as my download manager I got to download all 7 GB on a Sunday afternoon/late evening!
The installation took awhile to un-compress all 11 files (700 MB each) and then to setup the VirtualPC (using Virtual PC 2007 SP1)
The installation went well but find that MS Visual Studio.Net IDE is very slow on my machine (Intel Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM) - I guess the only way is to stop some of the services (like MS SQL Server etc) that get started by the VM.
Also note that you need to change the date on the VM else the CPT will expire on 1 Jan 2009.
For more information visit:
Something for me to play with while Im in Uganda (ok just alittle - I still got work!)
Have fun! :-)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I reguraly watch Channel 9 to download a video normally took around 30+ minutes, it download in about 5 minutes.
Tomorrow I'm preparting for my Uganda trip, more about that in a future blog (yes I know, I told you that before but good things come to those who wait hey...)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The chat was held at Microsoft offices, Scott talked about the ASP.NET MVC framework
giving a very good demo on a new website: NerdDinner that you will notice still use the default ASP.NET MVC template. After lunch (good food like always!) there was a Q&A session and a discussion.
Next in the news: Wikipedia goes mobile! To try this later on my Samsung Omnia i900, Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
See the tutorial here
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
If you buy VOIPBuster credit you get 120 days free period where you can make free calls to countries unfortunatly for us Uganda or South Africa isn't :-( So nothing is going to be free.
Comparing the prices:
0.060 EUR = R0.797024 (Landline)
0.170 EUR = R2.25728 (Mobile)
So VOIPBuster is cheaper for landline but Skype is cheaper for mobile.
See VOIPBuster Rates
See Skype Rates
To Convert EUR To ZAR
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Black is a first person shooter and OBOY the game got good graphics and action packed!
I will write a review soon and also provide some videos.
Meanwhile back to work and looking forward to playing again....
O btw I ordered Hitman PS2 game aswell - its also a first person shooter!
Last night my beautiful wife (Jolene De Villiers) took me out for dinner and a movie... we watched the new 007 movie: Quantum of Solace Alot of action but the ending was disappointing.
Today my Black Playstation 2 game arrived so having some fun tonight :-)
Friday, December 5, 2008
You need to RSVP
I'm going to the 17 December 2008 event.
See you there :-)
For those that aren't geeks, Scott Hanselman is a big .Net developer working for Microsoft in the USA... His one of the key players in the Microsoft .Net techonology. You can click on his name to read his bio, blog etc.
Monday, December 1, 2008
An interesting problem I had was how do I get the cents part? e.g. $5.20 to get 20.
To get the cents I wrote:
double cents = new Double(new Double(number).doubleValue() - new Double(number).intValue()).
int iCents = (int) Math.round(cents * 100d);
The second line format the remaining value 0.20 to be an integer e.g. 20
Like always there are many ways in programming how this could be done and yes the above code works 100% since I wrote a very detail Unit test.