The Server Project: The Adventure With Longhorn

So now one of the team member have installed longhorn beta 3 on the web server. Not me, I’m not a big fan of m$. Anyway, since he have done that, I just have to make use of it don’t we.

First impression, it is really made with using .net in mind. Which is not really a good thing for us. because, the college website, is written in PHP. And we don’t have time to migrate it. And more importantly We have no one with enough knowledge in asp.net to rewrite the website.

So now, PHP don’t work, and mysql is installed, but didn’t really try it yet. Seems working.

But sometime, there is warning on permission, by then don’t seems to have enforcement. Which to me strange. By then I used to linux, but not much on windows server.

The lesson here, when decide on the platform. We have to think a few times before we make a decision. Like us, we don’t have a website working(yet). Because we are new on windows server, and we are using stuff that is very new. And we have to relearn it, at the wrong time.

Hong Kong: the livestyle

So what I noticed on Hong Kong is that, the transportation is fast, efficient.

They have a payment system that uses a card, rfid I think. Which is used on many place. Especially on transportation.

It seems that most of my Hong Kong friend use facebook. Instead of friendster.

And the way they subscribe to broadband is on the street. and they have 6 meg. though download have 400k only

hong kong: the study tour and seminar

Got back from Hong Kong, because of the HSBC YEA competition. Mostly it is a study tour, and seminar on entrepreneurship.

Which where we go visits company in Hong Kong and Shen Zhen China. Mostly non tech business. Which give an insight on what business is, and how they start.

Another interesting part is the seminar, which describe what is a VC, angels, how to prepare a business plan, and my favorite is on T people on D-school. Technical people with non technical insight. That’s pretty much every thing on business tour and seminar