Monthly Archives: February 2008

I’m now Microsoft Certified …

Earlier today I managed to pass my first Microsoft exam, #70-528 – MCTS Web-Based Client Development.

Next up, I’m hoping to take advantage of Microsoft’s second chance promotion, and write the Framework (#70-536) exam by mid April which combined, would give me the “MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications” certification.

After that, I’m hoping to squeak one more in before the June 30th expiration date for the second chance, and either go for the “MCPD: Web Developer” certificate, or do the Windows application exam.

It’s going to be a long few months, but in the end my resume is going to look a bit more colourful with all of the certification images.

Windows Vista Error Message

Here’s a shot of an error message that Windows kept giving me this morning. Normally an error like this I would just ignore and carry on doing whatever it was that I was doing at the time. But this one was different. Vista would keep popping this one up whenever I tried to click on something, such as the Start menu, Taskbar (off topic, but it’s weird that Windows Live Writer says that “Taskbar” is spelt wrong) or even the Desktop.

Sorry for the crummy quality, but I couldn’t do a Print Screen and open up my favourite graphics application, MS Paint, to save it.

Microsoft Windows: The application is not responding. Do you want to end this process?

In case you’re wondering, Vista doesn’t close when I clicked on the “End Process” button.

Update: February 10th, 2008
Ginormous ‘Blue Screen of Death’ Hits Las Vegas

What the @*#&% Were They Thinking?

History is littered with deals or agreements (AOL + Time Warner, eBay + Skype, John Smoltz for Doyle Alexander[who?], Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac …) where one side clearly came out on top, while the other, thinking at the time it was a great deal, ends up regretting it.

This week there looks to be another one to add to the list, one that I just can’t ignore.

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