Winter in Munich

Today I went out to buy a goodbye card. A friend of my girlfriend will leave Germany and come to America. She does not want to live in Germany anymore.  By the way I made some photos of me and place where I live. Yesterday evening snow began to fall and therefore today all of streets, cars are coverd by snow.

In the slide show you can also see a small glase vase. That is a valentine gift for my girlfriend. In this glass vase the cactus is planted. They are very beautiful. The shop assistant said that man must water it one time a week and the plants can live for a long, long time.

This is the slide show

When I published this slide show, I considered which service I should use. After thinking for … a minute, I decided to use Picasa of Google because I have uploaded a lot of images into this service and I have some experience working with it. And I though it must be easy to embed a web album of picasa, but after looking for this feature, I knew that I was wrong.
I could not find where this feature hides. I could find “Link to this album”, but no feature to embed slide show to web. After 5 minutes of hard searching I found a link to google http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66969 and it states that “This feature is currently only available in English.”. It made me really crazy. How can it be that a function is only availabe in one specific language! However I already can embed and also write an article at my main site for someone who wants to embed web album of picasa into blog.

I moved to new room

Last week I moved to new residential accommodation. The new room satisfies me. It is pretty large and beautiful. It is about 20m2, inclusive restroom and bathroom. The floor was not covered by old carpet like the other rooms. The previous tenant removed the old one and replaced it with new, beautiful carpet.
The weather on the day I moved was pretty bad. It rained all day. I must carry my things under the rain. Believe me; it is not romantic at all when you must carry a heavy luggage under the rain. Everything was ok except these following problems.
1. The previous tenant removed herself the old carpet. She must recover the room as it was before when she gave the room back but she did not. She was even not at the room at that day. Her friend met me and gave me the key. And he does not know anything about the status of the room. So if I were not responsible for the new one, I had to wait for 3 days (working days) so that she recovered the room. It is already weekend. Nobody works. So if I don’t like, I must wait 3 days weekend plus 3 working days. Where will I live in these days? I was put in case that everything was over. I must accept it.
2. I have no internet connection now. I made an appointment for moving internet to my new room. The technician came but he did not have a key to basement so that he could activate my telephone access. The concierge (janitor) was not in charge too. I called him and he said that he could not come. :(. I like the job of concierge. I think he really did not work. Some hours pro week and he received at least one thousand euro pro month. :).
3. For each room there are two keys but the previous tenant gave me only one. She is now somewhere
There are always something make me unhappy but that is life. I live happily with them. I think I will have internet connection from next week. My new room is beautiful. What a beautiful life.

A Captcha system was applied

Everyday i received about 80 spam comments at my blog. It makes me really annoyed because I must take a look to see if there is a real comment in that mess. As consequence I am tired of reading all of them and therefore some real comments which are false recognized may be deleted too. So today I decide to apply a Captcha system at comment section to reduce spam. I hope that most of spammers will be stopped by this system.

A CAPTCHA or Captcha (it is a contrived acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.”) is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. The process usually involves one computer (a server) asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Because other computers are unable to solve the CAPTCHA, any user entering a correct solution is presumed to be human. Thus, it is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test, because it is administered by a machine and targeted to a human, in contrast to the standard Turing test that is typically administered by a human and targeted to a machine. A common type of CAPTCHA requires that the user type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen.

The captcha system which I used is Simple Catpcha. It is easy to use, just install and everything works. There is a small problem that we can not install it through available Plugin Browser/Installer functionality of WordPress because the archive of installation has a false structure. It has a folder too much. Therefore I recommend that you should download the installation packet and install it manually.

I hope this captcha will help me preventing spam comments. Because during installation of this plugin, I must delete more than 4000 spam users with more than 20000 spam posts at the forum of my high school classh. This forum is phpBB forum and activated with a captcha system but I think the captcha system was broken.

Super Mario Brothers Frustration

Today I read a thread on Updatesofts which leads to a very funny video. This video records the playing process of a gamer. He plays game Mario.

Mario is a fictional character in video games, created by video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Serving as Nintendo’s mascot, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Though originally only appearing in platform games, starting with Donkey Kong, Mario currently appears in many video game genres, such as racing, puzzle, role-playing, fighting and sports games, and others.

Mario is depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. In the Mario series, he repeatedly stops the plans of Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach and subjugate the Mushroom Kingdom. He also has other enemies and rivals, including Donkey Kong and Wario. Mario is currently voiced by Charles Martinet.

As Nintendo’s mascot, Mario is one of the most famous characters in video game history, and his image has become synonymous with video games. Mario games, as a whole, have sold more than 201 million units, making the Mario series the best-selling video game series of all time. Outside platform games, he has appeared in video games of other genres, including the Mario Kart racing series, sports games, such as the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf series, and role-playing games. Outside the original games, television shows, film and comics, he spawned a line of licensed merchandise.

And before showing you the video, I would like to say more info about it. This video was made by a Japanese. He modified the original one and recorded his training and posted in Internet. Someone downloaded this video and made sound so that it turned to be more interesting and funny. So there are 2 producers for this video: The player and the reader. I would like to post a statistic made by another man too.

– The reader says F*ck for 133 times.

– The players dies for 77 times.

– The reader says F*ck every 18 seconds.

– The players dies every 11s.

– The reader says F*ck three times each death.

Ok, let’s see it. I can not stop myself from laughing when watching this video. Oh just forget to post an important thing. Here is the game : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6SYD3WZV .

A – start
S – select
D – run
F – jump

My gallery site

Today I spent my Sunday to find a website for sharing images with these features:
1. Unlimited storage.
2. Allow to create slide show and embed to blog.

But after some hours of searching I can not find any sharing sites which have both of features. They always limit the storage of image. I really don’t like it because I want to upload any image and use that service for lifetime. I think 1GB for images is really not enough for me using lifetime. So I decide to build my own service. I am using Bluehost to host my site. This host provider provides UNLIMITED Hosting Space. So I can use my own host to store all of my images. The problem with host was solved.

The next problem is finding an open source script which allows to create album and embeddes this album to blog. And one of most important feature is this script must be on developing and will be developed in future. I do not like a dead script. A dead script contains always so many security hole . After some seconds searching with Google I found this open source gallery. I just download it and install at my site http://gallery.hintdesk.com/main.php. This open source gallery is very good. It support all basic features to manage, publish and share images and it is very easy to use.

The last step is the most difficult one. Although this script is very good, but it does not provides a simple way to embed an album to blog. So I must start a search again to find a solution for it. Luckily I found a SWF tool to publish and embed an album to blog. This tool call XML Mini Slideshow which can be found at follow link http://www.flashyourweb.com/staticpages/index.php?page=mini_2.0.5.

And here is the result

Quake live – An interesting shooting game

Last night when I am wandering around at the site of SND group, I read a post of Ted which introduces about a game. This game is “Quake Live”. This is a shooting game. In this game you will control a character and kill the others with your weapon. It is very funny. I laughed all the time when I played it. I shot very bad and I am still slow to change my weapon. And the truth is I do not know the differences between weapons. But no problem, it is just a game.  An the result is : My accuracy is about 34%. I just shoot, yell out loud and …die.

My info

I find this game really funny. I can entertain with it. If you want play this game, you must register an account and activate it. After registering you will be requested to download a plug-in for your browser. The plug-in is not so big. It is about 4 MB. Just download it, install and you can play this game on browser. It is fantastic, isn’t it. We can play it anywhere. All we need is a browser and an Internet connection.

If you are not professional at shooting game (like me), then start to train in 10 or 20 minutes before you take part in a battle. It will help you to train and use the skills better.

I always chose the “Clan Arena” as my game type. In this game type we have 2 teams. Team Red and Blue. You will be a member of one team. All you must do is try to stay alive and kill the other teams. Sometimes your team will have more members than the others and sometimes less, it is dependent on … your luck. . But believe me, it is very interesting and funny. Let’s shoot, yell and … die.

My nick is rongchaua. Let’s sign in and shoot with me. I usually play at 22 Uhr. My time zone is GMT+1. Then… happy shooting. And the last question? Where is it? It is here. Quake Live.

SharePoint, WebPart and Visual Studio = Chaos

I received a new project one week ago.  In this project I should use Visual Studio to create a WebPart Calendar which will be used in SharePoint website. When my chef plans a month for me, I knew that this project must be very complicated. And now I am sure that I am right. :(. If someone uses Outlook Calendar to create an appointment, he may be know how Outlook manages the appointments.  He permits a user to create an appointment and invite the others to participate in. The receiver can decide to participate or not and sends an answer back to the invitor. And with the help of Outlook the invitor knows who will come to his appointment. This function is really comfortable. However this function is still not available in SharePoint calendar. In Sharepoint there is also a calendar which can be synchronized with Outlook. But it doesn’t support to send an invitation directly through website. Therefore I must write a web part to send appointment and manage it.

Last week I can manage to send out an appointment with Outlook format to attendees. But what difficult is that I can not access to the answer of attendees to my invitation. Today after 8 hours working hard I still do not find out why the answer do not come to my incoming email in my virtual server. Tomorrow must be a long day for me. Maybe I must install Visual Studio on the real server and work with it because the real server can “see” the answers of my invitation. It is reget that I still do not know why my virtual system does not work. But I do not have so much time. The dead line comes at the end of month and there is still a lot of things to do. Sometimes man must accept an “resolvable” error as “unresolvable” errors.

Schlangengrube – Hố rắn

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