A passionate programmer’s findings in the world of internet.

Archive for April, 2007

Review My Blogroll List

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

It's quite interesting to click through my blog roll list.

  • "404"
  • "This page has moved to XXX"
  • The blog has not been updated for months (like mine).
  • "This domain has expired. Click here to renew."

Hello? You guys still alive?

Skype Video (Webcam) Not Working

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Not long ago, a friend asked me to assist on installing webcam on his new laptop and make it work with Skype.

In a few minutes, I had the hardware and driver installed properly, made the webcam working in software that came with the webcam, but failed to see the webcam listed in Skype options > Video > Select webcam. I thought getting the latest version would help. It didn't.

Finally, the solution was to install DirectX. Get DirectX from Microsoft DirectX website (or alternative DirectX download site). Install it and you will see the webcam listed in Skype.

I found quite a number of people having the same problem when I was searching for solution. Hope this post would work for the people out there.

Spam Karma 2.3

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Just turned on comments on my blog with this SQL:

UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_status="open"

Then, installed Spam Karma 2.3 plugin and see how useful it is.

I did not spend time to research on Spam Karma. Do comment if you have settings recommendation to improve its performance.

PC.com Magazine Promotion for the Coming PC Fair

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I would say it's a nice deal.

Package 1 - RM 158 (1 year PC.com magazine subscription)

  1. Aztech colour display DECT cordless phone OR Prolink wireless router (limited to 10 units per day) OR Nokia/Sony Ericsson/iTech Bluetooth headset (limited to 15 units per day)
  2. Prinzet photo paper
  3. Game CD & Premium
  4. PC.com Magazine

Package 2 - RM 118 (1 year PC.com magazine subscription)

  1. Limited edition PC.com Flash Drive (1GB)
  2. Prinzet photo paper
  3. Game CD & Premium
  4. PC.com Magazine

Although the packages are attractive, I hate the courier service that came late of the month and requires signature and I/C number.

As for the details of the PC Fair, visit PIKOM website.

By the way, this site has been dead for months. Still considering whether to get it revived or not.