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Sunday, September 19, 2004

what the hack for blogging ? - human link

I must admit that I like blogging.. one thing is that it helps my English, improvement as more blog created. The gis is that I actually constantly re-edit published blogs over and over again - whenever I felt that there is inappropriateness in grammers and etc after the first publication.

This should be encouraged in secondary school as a mean to improve English languages and other languages in this country, Malaysia.

The other good things about blogging is that I am actually helping with an eco-system for knowledge database. Just imagine the following assumptions:

1. We could never know everything in this world.
2. The search engine will never able to search every damn knowledge in this world.
3. We could never know everyone in this world. (yeah, the most famous person on earth Micheal Jackson ... we know him but he doesn't know u)
4. Fully computerized world such as tat depicted in Matrix is not yet available.

As long as above assumptions live, we will always having problems searching for something.

The only way is human touch as the final linkage.

1. Everyone must know something
2. Every secret must be known by at least one person.
3. Everyone must know someone.

The question is 'are we willing to share our experiences and make those links' ?

For instance, I was wondering why cant I create an HD image for my Windows 2000 Server using Drive Image 6.0 ?

after searching, i found the answer at the following:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1193822,00.asp

basically it says u need the following:
1. Microsoft System Preparation Tool
2. Drive Image Enterprise Edition (7.0) or Ghost Enterprise Edition.

so the next question is 'where to find pirated version of the abovementioned software ?' I am not going to spend that kind of money just for some convenience.. unleast I am pretty well off. But I doubt the pirated guys have it.. I will check out in Low Yat.

Thus, when someone happens to experience the same thing and wanted some solutions but with no answer.. and in case they happen to know me and read my blog, chances is they might find the same link.

and therefore, whenever u read some interesting blog and highlight some of it in your blog, the links gets stronger and stronger. For instance, tat day I was reading a blog about some nanotechnology .. where now u can have cloths which wouldn't get wet (www.nano-tex.com) ...

As long as people keeps posting and reading.. the world gets smaller.

Therefore..it is always a great pleasure to blog (until we need to pay for it)

so now is there a cheap way for me to clone my HD other than pirated software ?

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Software Engineering

The problem with software development is that for unregulated software design, the impact of small changes in requirement is catastrophic ~ Software Engineering

A regulated sofware design is either:
  1. As modular as possible
  2. As metaphoric as possible
  3. Both as of above

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Information Auditing Software - Concept

i got one idea doing one simple software which i think can sell well (at cheap price too..)

it will be meant for information auditing.. where given a set of electronic documents (Excel, PDF, Email and etc..) the software will try to perform as much LINKAGE amongst information. Then it will generate a summary about what is happening; between either LINK, Broken-LINK, Cross-LINK, No-LINK...

For instance, a HD distrubution company has the following processes.
1. Take order from customer.
2. Make order to supplier(Maxtor).
3. Pay supplier's invoices.
4. Deliver order to customer.
5. Collection from customer.

These five processes will mainly involve many different documents in different formats. As different as the hand-writting of person in charge can be, they all have a common goal; Order = Money. In order words, there must be a closed-loop to each scenario which also means that there must be a way of identifying closed-loop using information given, such as serial number, model number, customer name and etc..

The software would be considered successful if it could determine the following sample analysis:
1. Product (Serial number XXX) not issued in D.O to company.
2. Product (Serial number XXX) being invoiced to company despite not stated in D.O
3. Product (Serial number XXX) sold to customer AAA.
4. Customer AAA returned back product (Serial number XXX) to Sales-person BBB.
5. Company invoiced customer AAA for product (Serial number XXX) before credit note is issued.
6. Sales-person D.O product (Serial number XXX) to Customer CCC.
7. Company invoived Customer CCC for product (Serial number XXX).
8. Customer CCC paid for the invoice.

When such things are identified, the business process can be evaluated and many things can then be followed-up. The software can also find out about typing mistake, spelling mistake and etc.

It would appeal to company managers and bosses whom wanted to find out what is happening at the back-stage hidden by ERP system where data are usually pampered-with for correctness.

to be continue...