Archive for December, 2006

Casino Royale

Monday, December 18th, 2006

As mentioned earlier I went to watch Casino Royale earlier tonight. The movie is alright, but can be better. What I like: The starting montage is indeed suitable and gives me the feel that this is a Bond movie. Bond’s weakness is as usual – women. No SPECTRE – frankly I’m tired of that shit, […]

NOS

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Have you ever watched the movie Fast and Furious, and its sequel Too Fast Too Furious? Remember when the drivers push a button on the steering wheel and the car accelerates like hell? They do mention NOS and I was guessing that it must be a supplementary injection system to increase the engine power. I […]

Hot Lips

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Cosmetic plastic surgeons do have good time finding ways to make the clients look good. Based on what I watched on Nip/Tuck for the past 3 episodes, I never know that they conduct plastic surgery using different body parts skin and flesh. Tonights episode was on the burnt victim reconstruction of her lips, they actually […]

Movie Time!

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

It’s movie time again after months being away from the cinemas. After being worked so hard and having no time for entertainment, I think I deserve a couple of hours for a movie. We are going to watch the not-so-new-anymore Casino Royale tonight! Made a reservation on TGV online for tonight. Never realized that the […]

Need Better Hotel Reservation Sites

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

I am supposed to go to Johor Bahru yesterday (Saturday), for an unpaid wedding photography session for my wife’s client cum school friend but due to some technical problems we have to cancel our trip. The night before I did researched for hotels in JB via the Internet and guess what I found? Disappointing, really […]

Bluetooth Headset For Sale

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

A friend of mine is trying to sell off her Jabra Bluetooth headset for a slightly below market price and she complained that the item did not sell on eBay. Since Ive never sell anything on eBay and never even buy anything from eBay, I have to look around for tips and guide on how […]

Enjoy The Fresh Air

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

This interesting signboard was found on top of Gunung Mat Chincang after the 2.2km ride on the famous Langkawi Cable Car. Honestly I was terrified of the cable car ride, especially when the wind blows strongly while we were dangling in the middle of the air, inside the 80% clear gondola. The thing actually swerves […]

The Need For Speed

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Yes, it’s the game but I don’t play games anymore and soon will become a boring old man. I found this site on Lamborghini for sale and nostalgia came and strike me. Back when studying in college I did play some Need For Speed, the original version created by Electronic Arts back then. I don’t […]

Hacker Vs Cracker

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

It seems that I can never stress this enough. The mass public needs to be educated on the difference between these 2 words. Mass media have been using this term incorrectly since forever. Unfortunately, the bad side of things always seem to be emphasized and being exaggerated more than the good side. Hacker is big […]

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Do you own a website? Or even more accurate I’d ask do you own a server? Ever experienced DDoS attacks? I still remembered when the Million Dollar Homepage suffered from DDoS. The site, at its peak popularity, was not available for quite a while until ProxyShield gave Alex some help. Thankfully he did not have […]

Frank Barone Dies

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

I know, his real name is Peter Boyle. But I like his role the most as Frank Barone, the grumpy father of Raymond in one of my favorite TV series, Everybody Loves Raymond. He died two days ago because of heart failure. Well, some newscast said he died of bone marrow cancer. I am unsure […]

Mail Firewall

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

A new breed of firewall is out on the street: mail firewall. As a Firewall Engineer myself, I deal with traffic firewall on a daily basis but not specific to certain services. It may be a good idea to separate mail firewall as e-mails are generally one of the main form of communication in this […]

Cicak Man

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Recently released, Malaysia latest blockbuster, Cicak Man has been said to collect RM2m within five days. Not bad at all. The film is generally superhero type, but the twist here is the hero is a very popular comedian in Malaysia; effectively classifying this movie into superhero-comedy genre. If you’re looking for a replacement of the […]

Flowcharts and Diagrams

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

If you’re a programmer you must know what an UML is. If not, then please go back to school. Now. I have tried a bunch of UML generators and software before, but never found anything to my liking yet. Most of them are written in Java – slow and buggy. GTK applications seems promising but […]

Get More From Your Nikon D50

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

This magazine, or we can also call it a booklet, is produced by Digital Photography Magazine UK. I previously bought this magazine on a monthly basis, until its local publication came into the market. This booklet costs RM59.00 (~USD16.00) and at a glance you might think that it’s another way for the magazine to make […]