My last two exams are just around the corner
COSC346 is on next Tuesday
COMP212 is on next Friday
So I won’t be updating my blog until my exams are over
But I will be back
I have to say this is the first time I’ve ever done any planning for my trips I’ve always thought it will take a long time to plan for a trip, and its impossible to do it within a day or two, but this time I’ve proven that planning could be a lot easier with the help of technologies like the online maps and of course, emails and websites
Chaks and I will be going down to Christchurch on 2nd of Nov to take part in the NZ Dot Net User Group‘s Boot Camp. One of the best thing about this Boot Camp is that a lot of people from the industry and even Microsoft are coming to give us a presentation on the latest Microsoft Technologies…and best of all, the event itself is FREE!
Below is a list of software that I’ve downloaded lately, hope its useful to you
Do remember to BACKUP your data before you try any new software
Any Video Converter Free 2.1.0
Free Video Converter.
APC (Australian Personal Computer) is the ONLY computer magazine that I buy every month They have a section in the magazine that is dedicated to people’s End User Stories. If your story got published, you will get a Microsoft Mouse for FREE! This month (Oct) they are giving away the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000 worth 99.95!!! Since I have had a bit of experience on the helpdesk this semester, I think I should give it a go by sending them the story below…hope they will use it
Ubuntu 7.10 is finally here! If you got a fast Internet connection and you want to get your hands on a copy asap, you check out the download page here.
Read more about the Ubuntu Desktop Edition.
You can always refer to Chaks’ blog for more in depth posts on Linux
This semester I have been doing an internship on the ITS helpdesk. Thanks to all of my workmates, I learned a lot while I was working there, you can’t learn things like communication skills through books / lectures, so thank you for giving me a chance to work on the helpdesk
2008 is just around the corner, so if you are coming back next year, make sure you get enrolled for next year asap.
The fastest way to complete the enrollment for next year is to use the Online Enrolment Form on Otago’s website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/OnlineReg
Good luck with your exams and see you next year
Quicksilver is one of my favorite apps on the Mac platform, but what about Windows? Is there anything we could use on Windows that acts more or less the same as Quicksilver on the Macs? Well, it turns out that there are quite a few! I personally prefer Launchy, which is an open source keystroke launcher for Windows
If your friends are still not sure whether they should get Vista or not, then you can tell them to use Vista as a trial and experience this great OS themselves. But the initial trial period is only 30 days, and for some, that’s not enough, so what can we do? Reinstall every 30 days until we’ve decided to get it? That’s probably not the best option unless you’ve got lots to spare time to kill. Here is a simple tutorial to show you how to extend Vista’s trial period to 120 days, which is probably more than enough for most of us