Archive for April, 2010


Finally the long awaited final version of Microsoft Office 2010 (Google It) (Wikipedia) is released. Tremendous effort from Microsoft (Google it) (Wikipedia) to streamline the Fluent User Interface (Google It) (Wikipedia) across all Office application now. Yes, that’s include Microsoft Outlook (Google It) (Wikipedia)!

There’s a bunch of lists of what’s new in Office 2010 around the internet and I have posted a few of them below that I think you should check out. Home user might not really care about the “enterprise & developer” features of Office 2010, such as InfoPath (Google It) (Wikipedia), Visio (Google It) (Wikipedia), Project (Google It) (Wikipedia) and SharePoint Workspace (Google It) (Wikipedia) (new name for Groove (Google It) (Wikipedia)). But all those other new features really make it worthy to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 (Google It) (Wikipedia). Check out those links below and you will know what I mean. Office 2010 now comes with both 32-bits (Google It) (Wikipedia) and 64-bits (Google It) (Wikipedia) version. The 64-bits version can only be clean-installed (no upgrade) on 64-bits version of Windows Vista (Google it) (Wikipedia) and Windows 7 (Google it) (Wikipedia), but there’s no any real reason you want to install the 64-bits version instead of the 32-bits version anyway. Most plugins for Microsoft Office such as ODIR (Google It) and UBitMenu (Google It), will not even work on the 64-bits version (although I installed the 64-bits version, just for the kick…).

Here’s few links you should check it out:
Office 2010: A Complete Overview of What’s New
Office 2010 Beta: A Visual Tour of What’s New

As I now own a tablet with a 2 points capacitive multi-touchscreen (that I will put up a post about it soon), one particular application I want to highlight: Microsoft OneNote 2010 (Google It) (Wikipedia). Check out the screenshots below:

Besides Windows Journal (Google It) (Wikipedia), OneNote has now become my favorite note taking application.

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Thanks to my new found brother who invited me to watch this movie Ice-Kacang Puppy Love (Google It) by Ah Niu (Google It) (Wikipedia). Ah Niu is quite famous 10 years ago, I like his songs very much and still have his cassettes. So for him to be back to entertainment business after being low profile for so long time, is like meeting back an old friend. The movie starred many famous local artists, and is the debut acting for some artists, but the reason I wanna watch this, is Ah Niu. Not to said that other’s acting is not good, its just not as outstanding as Ah Niu, Angelica Lee (Google It) (Wikipedia) and the woman playing the mother for Angelica Lee’s character. Unsurprising, the story, written by Ah Niu, is so touching, just like his songs. Even the theme songs, sung by him, filled with sentimental feeling. Anyone who cannot stand sentimental stuff, should bring tissues along to the cinema, just in case you wanna wipe away your tears. It’s not all sentimental though, you will be treated with many classic jokes and laughter. This movie is definitely worth a re-watch.

Synopsis from hkiff.org.hk:
 

  
Clash of the Titans (Google It) (Wikipedia) in 3D (Wikipedia)… or NOT! I thought that I’m gonne be treated with some 3D feast, but apparently, the most 3D effect I can see, is the subtitle! Story-wise, it is ok, felt a bit rushed though. Just forget about going for the 3D version. Watch 2D instead.
 
The ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.