Archive for 2007

Welcome 2008, Goodbye 2007

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

A new year is beginning, and I am ending this year with very bad moments. I’ve been sick since last Thursday and even now while writing this post I am still suffering from the remnants of the viral fever. I feel like a water fountain because since yesterday morning I have been sweating profusely even […]

Local Ponzi Schemes Sprouting Everywhere

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I don’t know about you but since several past weeks I have been receiving emails that claims to make you rich. Almost everyday, yeah. The unique thing about these emails are that they are in Malay, and originating from Malaysia and Singapore. So far I can easily classify these emails into a few categories: Mobile […]

Work Life Balance

Monday, December 24th, 2007

I have recently discovered that I am having difficulties to separate work and life. I am always worried about work which is good for my employer, but very bad for my household. Since I also have sleeping problems, having to work in a shift environment doesn’t make it any easier for me. That’s what has […]

IE7 and document.body.scrollTop

Monday, December 24th, 2007

After being nagged by my Windows Automatic Updates for quite some time, I finally decided to give in and just install the IE7 update. I made a mistake by not backing up my IE6 files, or trying to find a method to have IE6 co-exist with IE7. Anyway, I found that the document.body.scrollTop method to […]

TMNet Decides to Block Port 25

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

If you’re a Streamyx subscriber and is actively monitoring your Streamyx email you would already be aware that TM is blocking all outgoing connections to port 25 from the dynamic IP users. Simply put, home users with dynamic IP will not be able to use their email clients (i.e. Thunderbird, Outlook, Eudora, Kmail) to send […]

GMail Labels Now With Color

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

This morning when I logged on to GMail, it was still the same. However about half an hour ago I was surprised with some weird boxes around the label list. Clicking on them gave me the option to do only one thing: change the colors of my labels. Yay! As an email organizing freak, I […]

Google Maps Now With Malaysia Map

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Yes I know I know… the title sounds weird. Remember the days when loading Google Maps you can only see the satellite images? Well, if you click on “Map” or “Hybrid”, no useful information was shown. Those days are now over. I jumped up today at the office when I saw that the Map button […]

Turn Off Your Scooter Engine

Friday, November 9th, 2007

A few days ago I received a video via email where a little girl was left on a scooter by the father. She accidentally turned the throttle and the scooter shot forward. I found the same video in YouTube: I really feel sorry for the little girl. It must’ve hurt like hell and she must […]

Checking Limits on OpenVZ / Virtuozzo

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Do you use virtual server hosting for your websites? It’s commonly known as VPS. Most hosting companies now uses Virtuozzo, a proprietary operating system virtualization product produced by SWsoft, Inc. The OpenVZ project is an open source community project supported by SWsoft and is intended to provide access to the code and ultimately for the […]

Does PageRank Matter?

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

As many of us has experienced, Google has finally slapped everyone who has paid links on their site. PageRanks have been stripped off by as much as 2 on most sites. A good example would be this site which has been penalized from PR4 to PR2. I am not complaining, since I never have any […]

Firebug and Gmail

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

When I log on to my Gmail today, I received an error bounded by a red box that says “Firebug is known to make Gmail slow unless it is configured correctly”. I didn’t know that! And as always, Gmail is nice enough to provide a simple workaround. Firebug is an excellent add-on normally used by […]

Paypal to Debit Card, and AdSense to Western Union

Friday, October 12th, 2007

In spite of being extremely busy, yesterday I had a chance to glance over some of my daily readings. I am excited to find out that PayPal is now allowing Malaysians to withdraw money to Visa branded debit card. I need to check with Standard Chartered whether I can use my savings account which is […]

Buka Puasa & A Kid

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

On Thursday a close family friend invited us for buka puasa (break fast). We had a good time talking and enjoying the lovely food. As we were about to return home my better half mentioned Jaya Jusco and the family only little boy aged 2+ heard it and wanted to follow us. I was worried […]

Busy Times & Work

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

I have been very busy for the past several weeks and I am expecting that I will be for the coming weeks as well. The reason is mainly that I have just changed my dayjob and this new place is a tough place to work in. Contrary to my previous place, it is so uptight […]

WordPress 2.3 Plugin Compatibility

Friday, September 28th, 2007

As everyone might have realized by now, WordPress 2.3 has been released. WordPress 2.3 contains many improvements mentioned in the release page, and one of the most critical change is to the database structure where several database has been removed and added. Relations are all different now, so plugin authors: check your plugins! What I […]