Tuesday, September 21, 2004

The Samsung X600

Got my new phone today.. the Samsung X600. Looks OK!
And for my kind of Budget, this was the ideal.
And whos gonna say 'NO' when you get to pay in 6 installments.... Ha ha.

Dimensions: 102 x 43 x 20 mm
Weight : 80 g
Type: UFB, 65K colors / 128 x 128 pixels, 4 lines

- Four way navigation keys
- 41 + 2 custom + 3 downloadable Polyphonic ringtones
Vibration In phone
Numbers in phone: 1000 x 6 fields
Call records : 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
- 9 MB shared memory for pictures, MMS messages- 500 Kb for Java App- 200 short messages
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots)
Data speed: 32 - 48 kbps
Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS
Infrared port
- Games: 4 - Honey Ball, Go! Hamster, Bowling + Java
- Integrated digital camera VGA (640 x 480)

- Java
- WAP 2.0
- T9 / Calendar / Calculator / To do list / Currency converter
- Battery performance
Stand-by: Up to 360 h / Talk time: Up to 5 h 30 min

Friday, September 03, 2004

International Book Fair in Colombo (6~12 Sept)

The Annual International Book Fair and Exhibition is scheduled to be held
from 6th ~ 12th September 2004, at the BMICH in Colombo.

All the Book Shops in SL are bound to be there.
I guess, I should also have a couple of thousands ready in my wallet, if I am to be there.
Anyway its better to be there in the first couple of days, to avoid being disappointed by NOT finding what you were looking for..

The timing is 9 to 9. (a.m. to p.m.)

Kill Bill? Oh My God!

For years now Linux has fought the good fight in the OS war, only to be thwarted time and time again by their arch nemesis: Microsoft. After numerous strategic attacks resulted in failure, the Linux community realized they had to take extreme measures to avoid extinction. Their last hope for survival was devised, a prophecy was told, a solution presented, the last line of defense:
Kill Bill. !!!

Now will you want to buy this T-shirt?

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Internet crashes in Sri Lanka and is BACK TO NORMAL!

The Internet connection to Sri Lanka crashed completey from late Saturday night following major damage to the submarine fibre optic cable that connects the island to the internet backbone. Sri Lanka Telecom were smart enough not to have any backup plan for their users.
But boasted about suing the Indian ship for a staggering 5 million US$.

Anyway they took about 4 days to put life back to normal and guess what...?
We felt like paralyzed; NOT HAVING INTERNET!!!!

How much has this Internet affected our lives???????????????

Friday, August 13, 2004

E-Society Exhibition at BMICH, Colombo

The exhibition is going on in full swing. Seems like the student population has invaded the place.
Lots of stalls and guess what.. major talent.!!! ehhmmm.

Anyway I was supposed to be there tomorrow, helping out Meeya at their Microsoft Booth, along with Jinath. But seems like things are not looking healthy with the way they have arranged the stalls. Its kind of noisy too. So we thought of taking a break.
Besides Jin wants to enjoy the excitement at the Sri Lanka-South Africa
2nd test, which is heading towards a serious finish. And I need to fill my tooth, which had its filling fallen last week.

C'mon Sri Lanka!

Oops Forgot something.

Guess what,..... myselft, Wela & Jin walked into a stall of SCJPs and asked a couple of questions as to "Which one is better .net or Java", pretending that we were fresh school leavers. (What a Joke??. Hope he didn't wish that his Dad was also a school leaver)

The guy was a bit helpless. Anyway he said that Java was better, for no reason. And to come tomorrow, so that he can explain more.

Logo for the .net Forum in Sri Lanka

Here are the two suggestions.

This was done by

And this is a slightly modified one of a creation of Merill

We are still dying to decide on one. But sometimes our sponsors would have already
gone ahead and produced the badges.

We are keeping our fingers crossed.

Wait and see.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

The 2nd .NET User Group Meeting in Colombo

The 2nd .NET User Group Meeting is scheduled for today (Wednesday, 4th August)
at the Gateway Auditorium in Colombo.

After the successful 1st meeting, where about 50 attended, we hope there will be more enthusiasts joining at todays meeting.

Wela and Buddhike, will be presenting talks on:

"Visual Studio" and "Passing Data between layers"

Including Web Services as a DLL in your project

Its always not required to register (web reference) your Web Service in the consuming project.
You can create a DLL (proxy class) out of the Web Service you have written and simply add it as a reference (component) to your project.
You can easily do it in the command prompt itself, as follows:

1. Create the Web Service in Visual Studio
and browse it to test the webservice..
path eg:-

2. Generate a Proxy for the Web Service (Output = C#/CS)

wsdl /l:CS /protocol:SOAP

then it will write the wsinfo.cs file in the same path.

3. Compile the Proxy as a DLL library

csc /t:library /r:System.Web.Services.dll /r:System.Xml.dll

3. Include it in the project that calls the webservice (as a DLL reference)
Copy the DLL into the folder and then include it in the project that calls the webservice
(as a DLL reference)

More info available at:

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Why not me?

Alas I decided to Blog. And I feel so great to be into this.

Thanks for all the bloggers who lead me in.
(Merill/Meeya/Jinath/Buddhike whos blogs made me also take up one)

So keep a close eye on my Blog!

Cheers for Long Journey!