Thursday, July 31, 2008

A painful experience with Windows Vista

Yesterday, I downloaded Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express and installed it on Windows Vista but I had a error code 29506 message (What the heck!). I've never seen this problem with Windows XP.

Today, I gave it another try (re-download, re-install) but I had the same problem. Try to google, I found that many people have the same problem. And someone can install it with some tricks. Here is the resolution (at least it works for me):

   1. Click the Start icon.
2. Type CMD into the Search box.
3. Right-click on cmd.exe then select Run as Administrator.
4. On the Command window, use the cd command to change the
directory to where the file you want to install is located.
(NOTE: It must be on a local drive—I tried entering a UNC
path to the server where it was located, but got a message
that ‘CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories’;
I also tried the mapped drive letter, but it didn’t like that
5. Type the location and name of the executable or MSI file
(e.g. C:\Users\\Documents\),
then press Enter.
6. The installation will happen as normal, except this time it
will work!

PS: Thanks for the resolution.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Introduce about yourself - The first big step in an interview

When I do an interview, I usually ask the candidates to introduce about themself. Maybe you feel strange, and tell me "Hey, you've got their resumes, just read them". But I don't think it's a good way to know about the candidates. Actually, when I ask them to introduce about themself, I give them an opportunity to expose themself. If they can do it fluently, it means they have enough self-confidence to expose their ideas and opinions, the first step to get the job done.

And what will you need to do to introduce about yourself? IMO, you need to introduce:

+ A little about your information (name, which major and university you graduated,...)
+ A little about your position and your responsibility in the current company
+ And, again, a little about your current project (if you don't need to keep it in secret)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Starting to count down

The time to come back home is getting closed...

Firefox 3 sucks

Firefox 3 crashes at least 3 times per day in my computers, both at home and office. And I heard many people have the same problem. It really sucks.

Update: If you didn't update your Firefox to v3.0.1 yet, you should do it. After trying it several days, I found that it was fixed for crashing problem.