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If you got talent, surviving in Kuala Lumpur is not a problem for you I guess…

For instant the street performer group ENJOI… I really enjoy their street performance. I have watched them perform twice… during TechEd SEA 2007 (which I did not carry camera when I saw them performing) and this year TechEd SEA 2008 (this time with my Sony T200). This video is part of my TechEd collection which I want to share with you all 😀

Digging about ENJOI… this is what I found…

“In 2003, a bunch of people started jamming together next to Bukit Bintang’s intersection. Using various kinds of instrument, they start to experiment with sounds and traditional music of different cultures around the globe. At the beginning, the group started with three core members. Later they were getting bigger by the involvement of many interested fans and friends. The group then formed a band, ABONATION, and recorded an album, BIRTH. Later they broke up. But the group still doing the street performance with a new name, ENJOI. With many years of experience, the band is now getting ahead with a style and sound, which they called, the traditional tribal music.”

You should be able to watch them performing staring from around 9.00pm… This is 3 part video which took me ages to upload to YouTube… enjoi it…

ENJOI 2008 Part 1 ( 00:40 minutes)

ENJOI 2008 Part 2 ( 01:36 minutes)

ENJOI 2008 Part 3 ( 03:47 minutes)


Microsoft TechEd SEA 2008… started my trip…

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I will start posting my TechEd SEA 2008 trip… 10 – 17 August 2008… slowly…

My TechEd SEA 2008 Air Ticket

My trip started on the 10 August 2008 at KKIA. My flight was at 12.15pm. The flight was slightly delayed because someone decided to come late… then never turned-up. We only started moving slightly before 1.00pm… damm. And imagine, because of the fuel price, I think they decided to save cost by reducing the air-cond power. I was a bit sweating… waiting whoever was it to come into the aircraft. I noticed lately, the aircraft  reduced their air-cond power while waiting for passenger… You will only feel the cool air after the aircraft is on air…

I stayed at Melia Hotel… again like last year TechEd SEA 2007. Why?… because it is situated at Bukit Bintang area and next to the hotel is the Imbi Monorail Station.

After checking in… the first thing we did is to attack food. We decided to have our late lunch at Jalan Alor… I had a can of Coca Cola and ‘sasau kai fan’ 😀

View from inside the hotel’s bubble lift… infront of Hotel Melia is Berjaya Times Square… and the Imbi Monorail Station.

The place we eat at Jalan Alor.

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A Quickie on TechEd SEA 2008

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TechEd SEA 2008 was fantastic!!! The closing was the most exciting… really KABOOM… like last year, once again hosted by Daphne Iking.

Guitar Hero competition…

This time, I did not attend much track but spend most of my time at the exhibition hall… Well, what do you expect a five timer attendee ‘senior’ will do? Let the ‘junior’ fills up the track-room 😀

As usual, Steve Riley’s track is the most crowded… he should be given the Planery Hall instead of the Banquet Hall :O
Like I said before, this guy is the only one wearing short and don’t use the stage…

The track session at Room 306 is too small for the crowd. Hope the organizer will take note on this for next year event… and hopefully I still can make it next year.

Will be continued…


Microsoft TechEd South East Asia 2008 is One Week Away

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Microsoft TechEd SEA 2008 Annual Conference is only a week away. Everything has been committed… fee, air fare and hotel… my credit card hit the limit already… so poor now.

If any of you still interested to attend the TechEd, the 999 Promotion is still on… The fee is only RM999 or USD323 compared to the usual RM1,299 or USD419 fee. And group promotion is also still on… with 5 or more in a group, you can save RM100 or USD32 for each participants… meaning each only have to pay RM899 or USD291.

Wait, there are still more… TechEd SEA 2008 is now HRDF Claimable under the SBL Scheme… but it doesn’t apply to me… but if it apply to you, you should take it… especially if you are staying around KL… me staying across South China Sea also can come… I’m sure those around KL will not have any problem… HRDF Claimable some more…

And if this TechEd is going to be your first time, let me recommend to you… you should attend all Steve Riley’s sessions!!! You won’t regret it, believe me!!! I have been attending his sessions since 2003! He is the security expert… so, if you want to hear security expert experience, attend his sessions. You will learn and gain loads of great things.

I’m not saying this to win the Exclusive Luncheon with Steve Riley competition… NO!.. NO WAY!.. I don’t want it… seriously I don’t want it. Even if I get one of the seats, I won’t take it… I’m willing to exchange it with XBOX360… yea… I’m damm serious… I want XBOX360 more than luncheoning with Mr. Riley… he is a bit… errr… weird… but he is very cool… he is the only presenter wearing shorts as if he is going to the beach… but he is funny… he has funny hair.

I think in 2004 he only used one PowerPoint slide… yea, I think it was 2004. I don’t remember what was on the slide… but I think it was the title of the session and his name only. But seriously, he don’t need any slides… his story and presentation enough to make everyone awake throughout the session. And he always get Grand Ballroom too… coz his session always full house… even with the Grand Ballroom, it will still full!

And he loves to show Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter photo. I think they almost look alike LOL. Don’t you think so?..

Stever Riley Stever Irwin
Steve Riley (L) and Steve Irwin (R)

Once again, I love XBOX360 more than luncheoning with Mr. Steve Riley.

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Microsoft TechEd South East Asia 2008 for only RM999… Hurry!!!

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If you are going to Microsoft TechEd South East Asia 2008 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 11 – 14 August 2008 and have not registered yet, you better hurry up!!!

You still able to save USD$96.00 by paying only USD$323.00… or in Ringgit that will be a saving of RM300.00 and paying only RM999.00 from the actual price of RM1299.00

And still, you can get this…

Bring along your colleagues or friends to Tech•Ed SEA today! Register in a group of 5 or more and you will save additional RM100 (USD32) each. Pay only RM899 (USD291) per person!*

I myself have grabbed the Super Early Bird Registration Offer for only RM649 in January. And at the same time, two of my friend registered with me… the more the merrier… can ‘jalan-jalan cari makan’ 😀


Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for .NET

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Yesterday, final decision has to be made… which technology to use for the up coming system development. As usual, Microsoft will be the number one choice… for me… unless able to ‘convince’ that the alternative is much better… ASP or ASP.NET… C#.NET or VB.NET… After deciding to try on ASP.NET with C#.NET… from no where, a voice…  ‘You don’t want to try Ruby on Rails?’… ‘WHAT?!!!’.. ‘You have to kill me if you want to do that!!!’…

I wanted to try Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 since I got a trial copy during the Microsoft TechNet & MSDN Conference in January… then during the Microsoft HEROES HAPPEN {HERE} last week, Microsoft is really pushing for it together with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Looks like we have to try it… hopefully the learning curve is shorter 😀

I’m sure all the ‘2008’ versions will be the most talked about at the Microsoaft TechEd SEA 2008 this time 😀 If you are Microsoft user, you should join togethere there 😀


Microsoft TechEd – Super Early Bird Registration Offer… HURRY!

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I received an email from Microsoft last Friday… invitation for the coming Microsoft TechEd 2008 SEA conference. Actually I come to know about it earlier when Darius informed me about the coming TechNet early last week.

The Super Early Bird Registration Offer is until end of this month for $649. But if you’ve attended last year Microsoft TechEd 2007 SEA, you can use the $50 coupon voucher so the fee will be $599 only.

This evening, I registered myself… but unfortunately I could not find my coupon voucher… so I paid $649 using my Master Credit Card online.

If you like to attend the coming Microsoft TechEd 2008 SEA at KLCC from 11 to 14 August 2008, you should register by 31st January 2008 so that you will get the Super Early Bird Registration Offer at $649. Two of my friends already registered this evening… Microsft should give another ‘award’ 😀 coz I manage to drag another two people with me this year, hopefully more 😛 … last year I manage to ‘convince’ 4 others to follow… 😀


Microsoft TechEd – Day 1… Part IV – Fest

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Prepare to make your mark - Microsoft TechEd SEA 2007, Kuala Lumpur.I still have a few more things about TechEd… on the first day, September 10, after spending our time at the exhibition hall, I attendend my first class… Steve Riley’s class Making the Trade-off: Be Secure or Get Work done @ 4.30pm… I never miss any of his class since TechEd 2003.

TechEd Fest is at 7.30pm.

To be continued…

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Microsoft TechEd – Blogger

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ooo man… I’m exposed… Microsoft published the names of the TechEd SEA 2007 Blogger winners today (September 28).

I actually won 2 prizes in the blogging competition… one for the 4th round of the blogging competition and I got myself a Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 webcam… and the second one is really a surprise… Tech.Ed Supporter Award…  AWARD???… geeee… sound like Academy Award… Am I really a supporter??? I got myself a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 for that.

I only attended TechEd 2003, 2004, 2006 and this year 2007. well… Thank You Microsoft… and Thank You to the organizer, Crystal Edge… And of course, next year I will definitely attend TechEd SEA 2008…

Participants are given $50 voucher on the last day when we submitted our evaluation form… so, our fee for next year TechEd will be $599 only if we register early with the voucher, the same amount I paid this year… now waiting for the online registration coz did not register at the convention on the spot… come on Crystal Edge… bring it up… 8)

To be continued…


Microsoft TechEd – Day 1… Part III – Exhibition

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After lunch, we went back to Level 3. The exhibition, classes and labs are here at Level 3. There is something at Level 4… I think it something to do with educations… can’t believe it, I never visited Level 4 this year.

updated… (September 28)

On our way to the exhibition hall (September 10), we met butterflies… and I ask them to pose for me 8)

The crowd outside the exhibition hall… registration for tonight’s TechEd Fest games.

The TechEd staff announcing TechEd classes are going to start… but emmmm… nope, not going to class for now… 8)

Crowds inside the exhibition hall.

My dream server?… This is what at the back of a HP blade server… the turbine fans… I only read about it before coz no one has it in Sabah yet I guess… so this is my first time playing around with the turbine fan… I only played with the fans inside HP G5 so far… going to get it next year… LOL… $40K++ wooo… and that is only the chasis… can fit in 16 servers inside!!!

The D-Link… great webcame… they have 5 models… 2 with great feature, they require no PC but record straight into NAS!!!

PC game… HALO 2… too bad, they did not provide XBox 360 like last year… maybe they scared with the 3 red lights problem.

Maxtor… Helloooo…. 8)


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