Collation

Posted on: Wed, 11/29/2006 - 20:12 By: dae

My (for the living) work extensively use MySQL. I am not fond of it but it is the easiest choice of RDBMS out there. I used it together with delphi. Surely, many problem arise especially when Thai language is required.

A good delphi component for MySQL connection is DAC for MySQL. I have tried other connection, such as BDE, ADO, but DAC works best, in term of speed.

A Grown Up

Posted on: Wed, 11/22/2006 - 10:59 By: dae

From my last entry about Thai ICT minister smack the open source, I said I lost faith in him. OK, to be honest, I am too prejudice. A man can err and the minister seems to be a grown up enough to admit his misunderstanding. Yesterday, a group consisting of key persons (?) in Thailand open source community met the minister (in Thai) to clarify the open source to the minister and he admitted that he made his statement without proper knowledges.

Karma

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 00:05 By: dae

Today, I parked my car inside our faculty parking lot, the one next to the canteen. When I went back to my car in the evening, I found a note sticking on my windscreen ,saying, "I drove my car and accidentally scratched yours. Please contact me at 08x-xxx-xxxx. I am sorry, the lane was too tight.", and on my front bumper found a foot long damage, a permanent and prominent one.

หมดแรง... วิสัยทัศน์ รมต. ICT

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 15:23 By: dae

อ่านข่าวอันนึงไปแล้วหมดแรง ขอเลิกเขียนภาษาอังกิดหนึ่งข้อความ เพราะจะบ่น

รมต. ict คนใหม่.... ตอนอ่าน spec สมัยพึ่งมาเป็น รมต. ฟังดูดี เป็นถึง IEEE fellow

วันนี้ตาหวูดเอา Bangkok Post มาให้อ่าน เจอ "meet the press" ของอีตาคนนี้ไป.... หมดแรงเลย

With open source, there is no intellectual property. Anyone can use it and all your ideas become public domain. If nobody can make money from it, there will be no development and open source software quickly becomes outdated

Acrobat Inter Application Communication

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 12:54 By: dae
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Writing a latex document differs much from any other word processing program. It is just like writing a program. I feel much better when there is an IDE for a particular language I am using. Agreed, many can go without IDE. Take Mr. Wood, for example, he always babbling teases me and said that emacs or vi is the best. Well, not for me. Those editors are nice but that is not enough. Though emacs is easily extensible, I don't want to spend my time there. EditPlus is also nice, I used it to write latex for my master thesis but that is also not enough.

A Nice Visitor: strong emphasis on Analysis

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2006 - 15:58 By: dae

Today, Dr. Rene Vestergaard, from JAIST, gave us a visit. In the morning, he presented an interesting yet easy to understand topic about Dynamic Nash Equilibrium.

The better part is that he ask us to present our work. Basically the same thing I wish my colleague would do. He also acted as a thesis committee, a very inquisitive one. That is very very good. He gave valuable advice. In summary, he concentrates on saying that you need to do what is in front of you. Don't look ahead but try very hard to know what you are doing.

Genealogy

Posted on: Thu, 11/02/2006 - 21:44 By: dae

Mr. Peam thinks that taking a Dept. of Math Course "Modern Geometry" is a nice idea and he succeed in convincing me. Today we met the instructor, Dr. Nataphan. From browsing in the web, other two faculties in the Math Dept. that also do geometry are Dr. Wacharin & Dr. Phichet. Dr. Wacharin turns out to be a friend of our Master and Dr. Phichet is also an alumnus of UIUC. After browsing Dr. Phichet's page, there is a link to a mathematical genealogy.

Damn Pantip Shop

Posted on: Mon, 10/30/2006 - 19:03 By: dae

OK, my last entry about the Kingston ram that does not works was not finished. On the next Monday, Mr. Mai went to Pantip to claim the bad Ram. What they did is that they return the very first RAM we have got, the bad one that we claimed on the buying day. That is totally unacceptable. Mr. Chang suddenly call the support center and they promised something. OK, that's fine. On the next day, we went to the shop to re-claim, for the third time the ram. The claiming process took fucking long time. Their technician tried so hard to make the ram usable.

Adding a colour to VIM

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2006 - 17:27 By: dae

I occasionally use a machine where VIM syntax hightlight is not turned on.

To turn it on. Try adding a .vimrc file which a following line

syntax on

That's all.

System-wide rc file for FreeBSD can be found at /usr/share/vim/vimrc

Thanks โบมุ โบมุ for this knowledge

DComputer Rules, Some Kingston Rule

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2006 - 17:23 By: dae

Mr. Peam think that having a new machine is better for his life. I personally strongly agree with that since his current rig is almost five years old. We (I, Chang, Peam & Fu) went to Pantip and bought a new one. The spec is OK. He aimed for a Core 2 Duo machine. However, he insisted that everything should be as cheap as possible so he went for an MSI mainboard with Kingston Ram.

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