Category: Windows

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to create a SOAP client in C#, and in order to test it I need a SOAP web service. Since my hosting company uses MySQL/PHP technology stack, I am using this PHP Soap web service example. For the C# soap client, I am following this example on stackoverflow. But there is one problem

January 16, 2013

Reading Time: < 1 minute I bought a used book “Inside COM” from Amazon Marketplace recently. This is my second Amazon Marketplace buy this year. I found for used (a little out of dated) computer books, Amazon Marketplace offers a great value. Why I need to buy the COM book? I found in order to really understand the .NET stuff,

June 2, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute My old laptop was hosed. Couple weeks ago I noticed something strange going on, particularly sometimes it will pop up IE windows when I have not clicked on anything. The situation got worse, when I tried to do a system restore on XP, reboot, and a “Spyware Protect 2009” program automaticlaly started up. This user

April 22, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute Back to software. I installed the VS 2008 couple days ago. Two things worth to note. 1) Install from iso image: initially I burned a DVD from the iso image. During install it could not find couple files, probably because the DVD drive spins too fast. So I used this MagicISO freeware to mount a

December 31, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday, our home PC acted strangely after my wife downloaded something from a China web site, basically there is always an Ad bar at the top of Internet Explorer (something like the picture below, full size pic here). To fight against the ad bar, I did the following: upgrade the IE to 7. That did

May 8, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Obviously the new Vista is creating problems for competitors’ product, such as Google Desktop Search. See this news. I remember four or Five years ago the US justice department ruled to split Microsoft into two companies, because of its monopoly practice. That rule was over turned. I don’t know all legal issues but I am

June 12, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute When Steve (Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft) speaks, Wall Streets listens. Yesterday in the MicroSoft analyst day Steve tried to put a more realistic picture on the Vista sales. Basically he says that the Vista sales won’t be as good as analysts thought. With his words the stock MSFT lost 2.4% today. When did Steve

February 16, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Reuters: “After more than five years of development, over 50 million lines of software code, a $6 billion investment and a few headaches,…”  One thing is for sure, we will not see people lined up in front of Best Buy as they did with Windows 95, Play Station II and III,…Operating system is very much matured market. 

January 29, 2007

Reading Time: < 1 minute I started to use left hand for mouse last week because my right hand did not feel well: being a programmer, I had too many mouse clicks for my job. One of my coworker hurt his right hand permanently so I decided to be more careful. Initially I felt it a bit awkward but I

May 24, 2006
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