November 19, 2014

Windows 8 Slow Unresponsive after KB3000830 update.


Introduction:
  1. Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3000850) released 2 days ago. (17 Nov 2014)
  2. I'm running Windows 8.1.
  3. Previously my Startup time is 1.6s.
  4. My internet speed is a crappy 384kbps (+96kbps unlimited)
  5. Downloading 700++ MB updates, I need faster internet speed.
  6. Luckily, I have few SIMs from various ISP - downloading completed (offline installation).
  7. After successful installations (KB3000850, KB3003057, KB3014442) and restarts, everything freezes - damn slow.
  8. I went to event viewer - viewing the log line by line.
Reason:
  1. My wireless is 'on'. Microsoft keeps trying to call home. Switch it 'off' (the internet) to make it faster.
  2. Antivirus - Avast failed to initialize.
  3. Due to 'Immersive control panel' not able to 'connect to the server' failure - which includes freezing 'sleep' and 'shutdown'.
Solution:
  1. Get naked, get rid of Avast temporarily (until Avast update their antivirus).
  2. Luckily, I got CCLeaner installed. Using the Uninstaller, I got rid of Avast.
  3. Everything works fine now - and naked.
  4. I updated Windows defender - and still feels naked.
  5. Reinstalling Avast will cause similar slowness.
  6. ..but, I'll wait for Avast.
I need Avast.. 'site blocking' regex was very useful for blocking ads. I don't want t spend my 384kbps for receiving ads.

July 10, 2014

Appcompat errors in Eclipse - New Android Application


Few days ago I encountered an error while trying to start a 'New Android Application project' in Eclipse Kepler. It runs smoothly before (few months ago). it maybe caused by few updates made previously - I don't know which one.

Creating New Android Application.
Erros on Appcompat and my New Project - Mytest.

Suddenly Appcompat was generated automatically - WTF is Appcompat? Who cares - I don't - at least at this time. The MAJOR problem is my 'Hello world' project can't run anymore reporting 2 error messages:
  1. Project 'appcompat_v7' is missing required source folder: 'gen'
  2. The container 'Android Dependencies' references non existing library 'D:\xxx\EclipseWorkspace\appcompat_v7\bin\appcompat_v7.jar'
 To fix this.. just right click on Appcompat project and build it..

Build Appcompat Project.
Output Generated after Build.

YES. As simple as that. Now I can build and run my New Project - 'Mytest' successfully! Yeay!

Mytest runs on AVD.

Does it work for you? Please leave a comment. Thanks.


February 8, 2012

Gunship! Amazing old days

Let's go another round on retro gaming! Here's Gunship! that suppose to be with M1 Tank Platoon 3 - a sequel to M1 Tank Platoon 2 in this post http://digitalspine.blogspot.com/2012/02/running-old-games-on-windows-xp-vista-7.html

I'll upload the screenshots first. I'll rite more about it later.