Archive for May, 2006

“Maximum variable size allowed” Bug fixed in MATLAB 7.2 (R2006a)

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

A while ago, I upgraded the MATLAB version 7.1 (R14SP3) on my Mac, but found a serious bug (see my older post). Luckily I found out that the new release R2006a (MATLAB 7.2) fixed this bug (see here). Woohoo, I can make full use of the latest version now.

In R2006a, MATLAB also supports 64-bit Windows or Linux, which I hope I can try pretty soon to get a feeling of the possible performance boost. Life is getting better and better now … :)

FREE calls to US and Canada landlines/mobile using Skype!

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Great news! Skype just released the news that they would provide free calls to US and Canada landlines (regular phones) and mobile phones till the end of the year.I have been using the free PC to PC Skype calls to chat with family members in China for quite some time already, and the sound quality is always pretty good as long as both ends are using broadband connections.

The best feature of Skype is that it now supports Video chatting using the 2.0 version on Windows (unfortunely no video chatting yet on Mac OS X). The interface is pretty simple and easy to use. My grandma even knows how to use it now :)

Have a try and enjoy!