Archive for July, 2005

System Administrator Appreciation Day

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I just found out that yesterday (the last Friday of July) is the System Administrator Appreciation Day. Quote: "Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in […]

Salary Survey

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I am initiating a salary survey for research purpose. If you are a System Administrator (SysAdmin), I’d appreciate it if you email me your annual salary information at [email protected] It is entirely up to you whether you want to be anonymous or not. SysAdmins include Linux administrators, network administrators, etc. It would be helpful if […]

Where Did My Disk Space Go?

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Although I am a Linux user, I do enjoy from time to time strolling around Windows. Especially since my Windows XP price was included with my notebook 😉 For the last few weeks I have been puzzled why my free space on drive C: keep decreasing eventhough I have not installed anything. Yeah I know, […]

Innocent Man Shot Dead

Monday, July 25th, 2005

It turns out that the man shot by Metropolitan Police Service was not connected to the bombings. Read all about it here Quote: “A man shot dead by police hunting the bombers behind Thursday’s London attacks was a Brazilian electrician unconnected to the incidents.”

Selamat Bertunang

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

I’d like to wish Happy Engagement (Selamat Bertunang) to my friend, Khairul Yusri bin Zamri (webmaster of He was engaged last weekend (or was it the weekend before that?). Don’t forget to invite me for your wedding!!!

How To Ask Smart Questions

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

As an old player in the Open Source Community (PHP and Linux in particular), lots of people tend to ask me a lot of questions. Some are worthy enough to be answered, but some questions are pure crap and irritating. While looking for the fetchmail official site, I stumbed upon this HOWTO created by Eric […]

Training Materials

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Due to popular demand, I have created a page in my home server for you to browse through the training materials / courseware I have created at There you can browse through all of the slides I have created for training sessions. You can’t download them unless you want to capture the screen individually […]

Cooler Disk

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

My journey to Low Yat plaza last weekend (or was it the weekend before that?) was worth it. I installed new disk brackets and fans to cool off my system and the temp actually dropped quite significantly: Cooler disks! 🙂 *The fluctuation you see is because I can’t keep my air conditioner turned on 24 […]