Thursday, 3 January 2008

Happy New Year from Taiwan !!!

On New Year Eve, my wife and I went to Taipei to meet your friend Jasmine, her boyfriend Jay (Jimmy) and Ema. We went to an excellent restaurant / lounge bar call the Peacot, located near xxx station. The music is simply great, a mix of rock, pop and house music, all this coming with a great selection of real Italian food (the pizza was the best pizza I ever ate outside Italy!) and Idian food (I'll try it soon for sure, the owners went to India to learn the secrets of a local masterchief...)

Then, we went to a Jazz bar nearby, located on the 4th floor of an office building, I never expected to see such a great place in this kind of building. The live band was 100% Taiwanese, composed of a female pianist, a male bass player and a female saxophonist. They played some great tunes for the blue note bible.

Just after 11pm, we left to find a nice spot to see the famous Taipei 101 New Year Fireworks. One word: EXCELLENT !!!

Have a look by yourself:

I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best wishes for you all !!!

Make your EEE more user friendly

It has been now a week that I install Xp Service Pack 3 (Beta) on my EEE as I wass getting quite frustrated using Xandros, and Linux in general. For my every day job, I use mainly Windows compatible applications.

The installation was pretty simple after using nLite to light down XP from 600Mb to 210Mb.

I just discovered RocketDock, a great and simple application which displays a dock bar with your favorite applications, with fancy animations. Also, you can minimize your application to appear on this dock bar.

Here a screenshot of my EEE desktop:

To download this great application, which is 100% FREE, go there: