Re-awarded as Microsoft MVP

     I received an email on Dec. 28th from the regional MVP Lead informing me that I’ve been re-awarded as Microsoft MVP again (January – December 2007).  It’s my 4th consecutive year award with Microsoft MVP Program.  I’m actually surprised to receive the early re-award notification because it is not the usual date to know the status but I’m *guessing* that the reason behind the early notification on the award status is the coming soon event for Microsoft MVPs called MVP Global Summit (March 12 – 15, 2007) in which Mr. Bill Gates will deliver the keynote.  The early notification will allow MVPs to prepare … Continue reading Re-awarded as Microsoft MVP


Dec. 27th at 3:45AM, my internet connection dropped.  I turned on/off the wifi catcher but still no luck in getting an internet connection.  Wifi manager also show I’m connected locally (to my router and networked computer).  I thought there is a problem with the wifi manager in Vista or maybe my modem or router.  I unplug everything but still no luck. I gave up after 1 hour of troubleshooting [:D] and Iet the wifi manager, modem and router as on.  Then suddenly I have internet connection again.  Hhmm what’s that? I mean, what happened.  I was guessing that it is … Continue reading Affected

Dear Windows Vista team, what’s the deal with my score?

I have 3.4 as base score in Windows Vista Experience Index Score (I can run AERO and Windows Switcher BTW).  Windows Update released updated NVIDIA graphics driver v7.15.10.9746 so I grabbed it.  Windows Vista’s score turned grey which means I need to refresh it.  I did. You changed my score from 3.4 to 3.3 – what’s the deal? [8-)]  Screenshots at our discussion / survey on Index score at Update/Edit:  3.4 base-score returned after restarting and running the assessment again [:D]

SPAM (unwanted message) via Private Messaging

Got email notification today from that says I have a message at their website.  It’s a SPAM from another member.  I wanted to report to the registered user but I’m late — This user account is suspended <— that’s the message I received after viewing the profile of the user.  Good work!

Application End-of-Life/End-of-Support Notices at Calendar of Updates

Calendar of Updates (CoU) forum and the calendar is not only about security updates, product upgrades’ notices but some news, discussion on updates (what work or what didn’t work as per user – when they hit “make a comment” button on the said update/upgrade entry or what is their “opinion” on the said updates)… we also have alerts on Security at our Security Alerts forum and some interesting articles on security. I’m not writing the above to advertise my website but to share what one of CoU member’s question:  “Has there been discussion of extending the Calendar to include end-of-life / end-of-support notices … Continue reading Application End-of-Life/End-of-Support Notices at Calendar of Updates

Dell wifi catcher in XPS M1210 works with Vista (see the video)

I mentioned earlier that I’m enjoying Vista a lot and here I am again, talking about Vista in a Dell small notebook (XPS M1210) [:D] Watch the video that I created using TechSmith’s SnagIT (thanks TechSmith!).  The video is simpy showing that the wifi catcher in the notebook XPS M1210 still works after installing Vista as upgrade or clean-install.