It’s lunar new year and a couple of my friends can’t be found. They’ve gone traveling to Bintan and Yunnan in China and God knows where. Went there for a vacation they say. They’ve been busy all year long and lunar new year become a good time to take a break. And well, you can’t take a break if your friends and relatives keep visiting you. So their brilliant plan – have a vacation at some other country enjoying some beach probably.
Tomorrow I’ll be traveling quite a bit (with a car). It would be fun I think. Nice to see everyone again.
The new Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 is wonderful. Gone are pixelated art. Microsoft Paint upgrades are now looks pretty for simple image manipulation. Of course, if you’re asking for more, Microsoft Paint still lacks the features of GIMP and Photoshop but it’s got decent at least. As you can see it has adopted Microsoft Office’s ribbon interface.
I painted a tree as I would have during kindergarten. I love trees so long as they don’t come with chameleons.
The new brush feature is great. I choose water color. There’s others to play with.
Simple shapes kinda remind me of Microsoft Office, still cool of course.
I never like rulers and grids. Found them too restrictive but it’s there so…
Microsoft Paint lets you save in common image formats. I should highlight that the default save is PNG.
All in all, Microsoft Paint in Windows 7 is definitely an improvement. In the previous versions of Windows (even in Vista), Windows Paint is rather limited. This makes any form of improvement a significant one. I wouldn’t say it’s genius but let’s just say you would see me paint with Microsoft Paint a lot more from now on. Love the look and feel.
It was the mass shooting incident in the past, this time round it’s stabbing.
Va. Tech stabbing suspect charged with murder
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A graduate student from China has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a female student on Virginia Tech’s campus, the first killing there since a deadly mass shooting in 2007.
The woman, who was also a graduate student but was not identified, was stabbed to death at a cafe in the Graduate Life Center. Police believe she knew the man accused of attacking her, 25-year-old Haiyang Zhu, the school said in a news release. He was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bond.
It was unclear early Thursday morning where he was being held or whether he had an attorney.
Campus police were called to the scene around 7:06 p.m., and Zhu was taken into custody minutes later, the school said. Responding officers found him and a knife they believe was used at the scene. (Source: Associated Press)
I’ve begin to wonder if university is too stressful or something.
I just want to say that using Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7 is a terrific experience. Firstly the music files actually open immediately. This is far from the Windows Vista experience where it takes roughly 300 ms to open an MP3 file. You may think dude it’s just 300 ms but these things matters. The library is also more responsive.
I am beginning to believe that 256 MB of RAM is insufficient for running a couple of blogs. It manages to run 2 months before something occurs. I’m fine with this failure rate I guess. But I never dared to run things other than PHP stuff. I think I would consider an upgrade in 6 months.
Wow, just wow. He wants to create a new operational system. Okay I don’t mean to laugh at his little mistake. He is the youngest certified computer system administrator. This is just ridiculous. It also goes to show how useless these certifications actually are.
And when congratulated by Microsoft, the 8 year old Casalan’s reaction was gold “The Microsoft officials gave me computer games and DVDs with cartoons when I passed the exams because I am a child. That was nice, but I’m not really interested in those things.” I somehow think the Microsoft officials did what’s most appropriate.
Marko Casalan, 8, is officially world’s youngest IT whizz
At the age of 8, Marko has become the world’s youngest certified computer system administrator and was deemed the Mozart of Computers by the press after passing exams for IT professionals with the computer giant Microsoft.
“The Microsoft officials gave me computer games and DVDs with cartoons when I passed the exams because I am a child. That was nice, but I’m not really interested in those things,” young Marko told The Times.
“I’d like to be a computer scientist when I grow up and create a new operational system.”
His parents, who are IT experts and run a computer school for children, are considering sending Marko abroad to a specialised institute of learning for gifted children, as none exists in Macedonia.
“Marko displayed exceptional learning abilities at a very early age. He was able to replicate a computer operation after only reading about it on the internet. Now we ask him for help when we have some IT related problem at work,” Marko’s mother, Radica Calasan, 38, told The Times. (Source: TimesOnline)
I generally don’t agree with putting kids through these gifted programs. They’re hardly that beneficial. I feel a kid who enjoys his or her childhood with other friends of similar age gain a hundred times more experience than a kid with an Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). Well, just saying.