Friday, January 14, 2005

There's gotta be something wrong with Mordor

Or with me heheheh For years and years I complained about Windows until I touched WINDOWS 2000 and NT. I still do not agree with them, specially I hate the guy who's their CEO (he's not Bill Gates, just a marketing guy that was put as MS President) and all the marketing guys, but you have to admit their developers must be praised.

Read this:

Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta Products The Express products, expanding the Visual Studio product line to include lightweight, easy-to-use, easy-to-learn tools for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and novices who want to build dynamic Windows applications and Web sites.

Please read again the part in BOLD....

If you did not grasp it well, Mordor allows FREE downloads of Visual Studio 2005 Beta. I actually downloaded the C# and a new web programming tool and I am very praised with the result, but I think this has a lot to do with Anders Hejlsberg, who was the designer engineer of .NET and C#, who had brought to the programming world an OOP Visual Pascal version named Delphi. Mordor paid him a lot of money and Anders Hejlsberg came up with a new solution that's frankly awesome. Not just regarding programming web sites (now you won't need to use VB as it was required with ASP and you will be able to code in C#) or WINDOWS FORMS (they found a way to say goodbye to the MFC and API just adding a new layer to it named WINDOWS FORMS).

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Serial COM in C#/ Image Processing

Image Processing in C#:

Image Processing for Dummies with C# and GDI+ (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

These are a series of articles written by Christian Graus

I read that Visual C#.NET 2005 will support a new Namespace named "SerialPort", so it looks like MS is more insterested in Serial COMs than SUN, who hasn't updated or given more details on their Serial COM API in years.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Conversion of Pressure Units in ASP.NET

By me.

Will Eisner

One of the greatest writers and artist of our time has passed away. Yesterday, the gothic sister has spread her wings to take the master away.

When he created Spirit most people compared his work to Orson Wells. To me, Eisner was much bigger than Wells. Very talented writer, he was the sort of guy who could use a few words to create an impact bigger than 1000 lines of verses. I am not a artist, but his black and white work has no paralel in the western civilization (I only rank with another master that has gone Goseki Goshima from LonlyWolf). I may have read "The Building" 10 times and "A Contract With God" was borrowed from a friend of mine. I don't get too affected when a celebrity dies, but the last flight of mr. Will Eisner was too much to know. It's weird that I forgot about it when I went back home yesterday, maybe because of my son, but today, reading online newspapers, I can only say have a good flight Master!

Monday, January 03, 2005

The tragedy in Asia


When I saw it I thought 3500 deaths were not too much, but with the days the number has grown, but I wasn't really thinking about it as something that was real. Then, I saw on TV about a village that was devastated by the waves. Nobody survived.

On September 11th, 3500 died. We blamed Bin Laden.

This time, we can't blame anyone except mother earth. There are no words to be said now. So, I think that at least a lot of people is helping. Yeah, this simple thought saved my day. Fuck man,
although we are animals that still kill each other daily, we still help people when we are in trouble and this is the best thing that can be taken out of this tragedy: we still care for the other person at our side.

I am trying my best to see this as a tragedy and not as something that has images that we gotta see.