Archive for December, 2005

Try the Windows Live Mail Beta

Friday, December 30th, 2005

It seems everyone is following Gmail now. Pretty soon, we will see Gmail Beta, Yahoo Mail Beta, Windows Live Mail Beta all in a dog fight. Although I like the simple interface in Gmail, but I would definitely try out Yahoo! Mail beta if I got an invitation (anyone?). Take a look at a Y! Mail bate review here.

The following is a trick to get the beta for your MSN/Hotmail account:

1. Copy the following link and open it in your browser (Only IE supported!)


2. Sign in your hotmail account

3. Copy/Paste the link again and you should get to a page where you can click on a button labeled “Join Mail Live”

4.Enjoy (All the new features are only supported in IE, but you will see a new interface in Firefox ,though.)

Matlab 7.1 (R14SP3) bug : “Maximum variable size allowed by the program is exceeded”

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

After upgrading to SP3, my Matlab codes simply stopped working. By looking into the error, I found out that it is a bug that existed in version 6 but was later fixed in version 7 (sp1, sp2).

Exact Steps and Code to Reproduce Bug:
test = zeros([402653185,1],'uint8');
% It worked if you change to 402653184

Error Messages:
??? Error using ==> zeros
Maximum variable size allowed by the program is exceeded.

Anyway, the Matlab support team gave me a workaround: create two matrix of smaller sizes and concat them together.
test1 = zeros([3e8,1],'uint8');
test = [test1 ; test1];
clear test1;

For me, I don’t want to modify all my codes, so I had to revert back to R14SP2. Hopefully the next version of Matlab could fix this bug.

A Christmas Gift? — WordPress 2.0

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

The wait is over.
WORDPRESS 2.0 is available for downloads at .
I will post back after the update on my sites. Can’t wait to see all the new features in action.

San Diego Travel Tips

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Visiting San Diego? Here are some tips.

If you just started to research the