Saturday, January 28, 2006

Evaluation of last week

So, I followed some of my friends suggestions..

I met new people,
I played poker,
Went for shopping
Went for coffees and beers,
Drank Beers,
Drank some beers more,
Drank white wine..

Difficult life :)

I didn't have to learn C# since I will take the course
Business programming with the .NET framework

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

[30] Exams (Complete)

I was expecting to do a bit worse, so I am pleased with the result.. Although I don't have the grades yet, I guess(at least hope) that I pass both courses.

* Object Oriented Programming
* Efficient AI Programming

And I passed the project I did about
Programming Context-aware Mobile Systems (Bluetooth on Mobile Devices)

So, I have one week now free.. Until 1st of February I think..
What can I do?
Learn Photoshop?
Learn Flash?
Learn Visual C#?
Become Alcoholic?
Meet more people?
Learn more about the city I live?
Play WOW?
Play another game(Command and Conquer for example)?
Relax and just sit and chill and think about life and who we are and where we are going?

I am more anxious now than when I had exams..
What to do when you have nothing to do?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back to Denmark

When I left Greece, the temperature was about 17C and the sun was shining.
After 5 hours of traveling, I arrived to a white/dark Copenhagen of 0C..
It is not snowing, but there is snow everywhere :)
And it is still getting dark very early :(

And after about a year of having my desktop computer on my desk, I finally made it work!! I hope at least(it is still installing windows.. You never know..)
But I have great excuses for being so late..

1. I couldn't find a good, cheap and easy to carry tower(tower, only the metal thing).
- solution: check and buy online and they bring it home :)
2. Windows couldn't recognize my SATA drive
- solution: download motherboard's drivers for SATA.
3. I had to put the drivers in a floppy disk and then put them at the desktop, while neither my laptop nor my desktop have floppy disk drive.
- solution: buy a USB floppy disk drive.

Anyway, the thing is much more difficult to face it than to describe it :)
At least now I know exactly what you need to do..
So, if you have Asus motherboard(I have a7v600-x), go to asus download website and download the latest drive for RAID controller. The zip that you will download, contains a folder DriverDisk and inside this folder you can find the utility MakeDisk.exe, which will create the floppy disk that you want.
Then you go to the problematic pc, put the floppy in the pc, boot from the Windows CD, in the first 5 seconds you press F6(you can see at the bottom of the screen a message saying that if you want to install RAID or other drivers press F6(or something like this)). After pressing F6, life is easy :)

I think that I can see my Windows XP log in screen now :)