Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Real-Time Collaboration of Flow Charts

Meeting face to face with all the people involved in the system is quite difficult due to schedule conflicts. As I search for a way for me and our client to talk about the actual business processes while both of us design the flowchart without the need of meeting up, I came upon http://www.flowchart.com

Flowchart.com is an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flowchart software. Flowcharting made easy. It does not require any software download, it works with your favorite browser such as Fire Fox, IE, Opera, Safari, Konquerer plus it works on any Operating System.

Create and share your flowcharts for free! This is a very useful tool for teams whose members are working remotely. You can collaborate with your colleagues in real-time. All collaborating parties can chat and design a flowchart at the same time.

Below are the features of flowchart.com:
  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • No plugins to install
  • Works in all browsers
  • Drawing Tools (Lines, Arrows, Curves) and objects (flowchart objects, clipart)
  • Real-time online collaboration between multiple users with different browsers
  • Save your flowchart as a PDF or PNG formats
  • Upload your original clipart and use it in your flowchart, or share them with the community, or sell them.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Using SE K610i Mobile Phone as Modem

Last month, our office's internet connectivity was down for 1 week and our work was affected. I got dismayed with Globe and PLDT customer service as the support came too late. Internet has been quite a necessity in my everyday life so I came up with an alternative solution - using my 3G mobile phone as a modem.

Luckily, Globe also offers competitive connectivity rates such as Smart for Php10.00/30 mins. Just switch from per KB charging rate (the default) to time based charging rate by texting TIME to 1111 and you would be receiving the confirmation within an hour. You are now ready to surf!

Overview of Sony Ericsson K610i Phone

A compact classic

Slim, elegant, with a back-lit keypad and large screen; you can access the most used functions in one or two steps and talk and surf at the same time.

Big on business

Push email and PC synchronisation ensure you’re always on top of things; and it’s a high-speed modem to connect your PC to the Internet on the go.

Enjoy the small world

News and events are at your fingertips with RSS feeds, and you’ve got music, video and games to entertain you in flight or when you deserve a break.

Size does matter

One of the smallest 3G phones available, it’s packed with powerful features including a discreet quality camera and always-on, high speed Internet.

Getting ready to surf the Internet
  • Connect the mobile phone to the PC thru USB cable provided with the unit.
  • Choose Phone Mode when prompted in the mobile phone screen.
  • Open Sony Ericsson PC Suite 3.1 and phone would be detected as modem.
  • PC Suite would be in phone mode and screen would be shown like in the figure below.

  • Click Internet Connection and this screen would be shown.

  • Click connect and the phone modem would establish connection.

  • When connection is estbalished, this screen would be displayed.

Voila! You can now enjoy surfing the internet. =) An alternative way of connecting to the internet - the mobile way. ^_~

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

no {frills}: the philippine {heroes }community launch event


June 7, 2008

Venue: Windows Vista, Exchange and Office Rooms - Microsoft Philippines
16/F 6750 Ayala Office Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Admission: Php 100

***Visual Studio Track

Developing with Windows Live SDK by Roman Canlas
WCF: SOA and Beyond by Warren Yu
Silverlight Unit Testing by Jonjon Limjap
Migrating your applications to ASP.NET 3.5 by Eduardo Lorenzo

***Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Track

SQL Server 2008: Reporting Services 101 by Glenn Gamboa
CASE: “The Always Available Simple Search Application” by Vince Azcuna and Glenn Gamboa
SQL Server 2008: TSQL Enhancements (Change Data Capture + Table Valued Parameters) by Michael Corpuz

***WIndows Server 2008 Track

Windows Server Management
Windows Server Clustering by Randy Datan
Windows Deployment Services by Jay-R Barrios
Windows Server Terminal Services by Chester Coronel and Jasper Jugan

Sign up now for this event at http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=128964