Wednesday, March 21, 2007

26 Years old

Yesterday was my birthday. So, I'm 26 years old right now. Times sure goes fast. Yesterday seem like a school days, and now I'm in working field. There's still soo much to be done, including building my own carrer (or should I say, "my empire" heh..heh..). With so many goals in my future, I must take immediate action. At first, I'll try hard to finish my master degree, so I can do anything from there...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An Analog Clock Component

During these days, I've attended some programming challenge in a forum. It's quite fun because that can horne my skills and of course show some showoff hehe ;D. It's also a great task to spend my weekend (because I'm still single and nothing to do. If I have a girlfriend, things will be different :D ).

TheClock, is my latest component that mimic clock sidebar on Vista. For now, it's still have one style (modern). At this time, it only has a standard features, but I've reserved some functions for future. Also I've engineered the class so I can insert a new feature easily in the future (If I have time of course te..he..).

Here's some screen shot:

You can download the code at:

That's for now. Sorry for lack documentation and explaination about this component, because I'm still not good in those two. But I'm learning for it okay ? Of course I know that presentation ability is one of most important things to make customer in the future.

Actually, I've created many more good stuff (at least for me), that I want to share with everyone. But, right now, I'm don't have enough time to do that. For meanwhile, enjoy "TheClock" :D

Friday, March 9, 2007

A new assistant

Finally, I got a chance to write something here. :)

These month seems thougher than any other month for me. First, my assistant was assigned to another branch office. This make my current project postponed until I have a new assistant prepared. Appearently, the company quickly replace him with a new one. Unfortunately, the new assistant has a little experience about VB 2005. So, I have to prepare her (yes, a female one. I guess it's a bit enjoyable, since there's no young people in this floor rather that two of us :D ). It'll take some time to teach her since she has minimum experience in making real world application. Well, I can take the good point for this. At least, I have time to learn something new especially .NET 3.0 technology, also doing my thesis :). There's no need to hasten the project now. My estimate that it will take a month to make her ready...

Tomorrow, I'm thingking of buying a new board for my room at home. It's soo hard to keep everything on your head, especially when you must put office and home problems there. Not enogh memory man !!! There's one problem though, I don't want to go alone there. Maybe I can force my sister to accompany me (and I believe she'd like to). Another option is to ask my friends, but I must to pick them and drop them again. Not worth the effort I think.

Currently, I'm still developing a nice user interface for my application (SPM Reporting), and it's not as simple as it get's. Designing user interface is much harder than designing system or application. It needs creativity (which I still leak of). Therefore, I don't have much idea about it right now. I'll try to set everything up next week.

Hmm, I guess I must back to work again. It seems like my new assistant confuse about something. Hopes she learn well right now.