Seminar: MS Technologies

Yesterday I attended the second lecture.

Well, this module doesn’t offer many lectures as others, but the amount of stuff it transfers in each lecture is tremendous. I am opened, and feel like I have to rush, not like the safety feeling after a maths lecture. However, how reasonable it is not requiring the students to master the technologies. But, wait, maybe it’s not only about technology.

It looks like Scheme did change me a little bit. Now in everything I look at, there’re always patterns. And so is everything in cs3216. I’ve realised my proffessor is teaching something, and introducing technologies is one of the means he uses to teach. Is it about how to think, how to apply, how to dare to do?? Hey, perhaps he said that in the beginning. Yeah.. I don’t know. Again, I spend time to have some troubles thinking back and forth, and then conclude something very classic, very not-new. But I believe it’s not useless, it’s built again from the beginning. It is proved and I am confident to apply it.

Anyway, the technologies engrossed me. Although I’ve seen or heard about most of the things introduced, but it’s still attracted. Xbox Live, what an idea! The menu animation is good haha. And WPF, amazing of what it can do. Hey, about SmoothHD, looks like it streams depending on the available bandwidth. In my block’s network, it’s contanstly changing quality between handphone video and hd. Well, well..

This life is tough. Funny if a student says that, isn’t it? Maybe the scenario is that he’s like nearly drowning in middle of the ocean of mixed stuff, where choosing to use the remaining stamina of call for help or to swim around finding islands is a decisive choice. But either choice, the surviving possibility is almost.. Sounds terribly. Well, I like the quotation: “it’s not fun when you know certainly that you’ll be successful” (James)

Okay, it was a  new positive impression on Microsoft and funny thoughts..

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3 Responses to “Seminar: MS Technologies”


  1. 1 Ben Leong January 20, 2009 at 9:31 am

    how reasonable it is not requiring the students to master the technologies. But, wait, maybe it’s not only about technology.

    The problem with life is that we don’t have infinite time. I would have loved to have all of you master all the technologies, but truthfully, it’s not feasible.

    In any case, technologies evolve and new ones appear all the time. How many can you master?

    The point here is to know what you want to do, understand what you can do and have the confidence to go learn the technologies that you need to get what you want done done. 🙂

    Is it about how to think, how to apply, how to dare to do??

    For one thing, remember that “the money is in the sales, not the technology”. Technology is merely a means to an end.

    Success is achieved with a keen understanding of technology and a firm grasp of the non-technology aspects of the problem.

  2. 2 HT January 20, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Scheme did change me a little bit. Now in everything I look at, there’re always patterns.

    For the sake of the non-programmers, could you explain how did a programming language did that for you? I know Scheme is a minimalist language which uses lots of libraries to help you program, but don’t see how it correlates.

    Cheers. 🙂

  3. 3 pratibha January 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hi,

    nice to hear that after this first session you left with some positive feelings for Microsoft, hey we are not all that evil after all;-)


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