Archive for April, 2007

Imation Disk Manager II

Monday, April 30th, 2007

A funny story. I just bought myself a 4GB flash drive to substitute my old 128MB Imation flash drive. So I was trying to format the Imation drive when I found a big loophole to the software. The Imation flash drive comes with a firmware that automatically creates an executable to run the Imation Disk […]

New Header and Footer

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

I’ve just updated the header and footer for this site. At first I only changed the image but then the night scene was not quite suitable for the default header colors. So I decided to play around with Photoshop and make some color adjustments. The header image was taken last weekend, when we went to […]

Get Over It

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Lately in Malaysia there is quite a buzz about Internet investment schemes. The coverage is wide, and it’s even mentioned in the news on TV. Some people intelligently reported the issue to the media and ridiculed themselves by begging the Government and the Securities Commission to help them as they have lost money. Too bad, […]

Unsolicited Mails

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

I hate it when I receive unsolicited mails such as this one. I have never registered for any services by this company, and most importantly I only use my disposable emails from Yahoo! to register for any untrusted services in the Internet. So this is a human imbecile who harvested my email. I already have […]

Secure Your Data

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

It has been a while since I take a look at PPP opportunities since there were not so many things for me to write on. However today I found SecureZip, a new archiving utility with complete integration in Microsoft Outlook®. SecureZIP – The next generation of ZIP Yes you might say that all of the […]

Kelab Komuniti Taman Tasik Cyberjaya

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

On Sunday afternoon we got bored at home and decided to go out, just anywhere. We finally decided in the car to go to Taman Tasik Cyberjaya, also to check out the latest addition, the Community Club. For non Malay speakers, Taman Tasik Cyberjaya translates to Cyberjaya Lake Park. Some people prefer to say it […]

One Day Blog Silence

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor of the victims at Virginia Tech. 32 innocent people died at the US college massacre. I support this as a human, and since it has got nothing to do with religion, politics (hope not!) or anything else. Massacres are bad. I […]

Hosting: Responsibility of Customer or Provider?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

This post is specially dedicated to Exabyte’s latest customer newsletter, which provide very useful information on how customers could prevent servers from overloading and causing service downtime. I do agree with what Exabytes have to say, and it is true that I noticed that when the services were down, it was indeed caused by processes […]

Secure Your Wireless Network

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Since a couple of months I’ve heard quite a lot of concern in the Internet about Wi-Fi security. The WEP encryption standard has been widely known and easier to crack. This means that a guy next door can easily sniff your packets and break into your wireless network after he manage to get your key. […]

Portable Application – A Reality

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Not everything that you dream of can become reality. But one of my oldest dream has come true. I really wanted that my frequently used applications can be brought along anywhere I need them, and be used in any computer I want to. I found PortableApps. It can be used as a suite, and can […]

Etch is Stable

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The current “stable” distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is version 4.0r0, codenamed etch. It was released on April 8th, 2007. Testing is now codenamed lenny. Release notes here.

Bad Domain

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

I just tried to register to Chitika and Nuffnang and they both rejected my email address with this domain – @romantika.name I thought all systems have updated the checking code to include .name as well, as it has been around for quite a while now. Well I sent them an email to notify about this […]

Automated WordPress Backup

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Since I am maintaining several WordPress installation now, I feel that it is quite a tiring chore to backup the databases every now and then. I used to do it once a week, and it is even a recurring event in my pocket PC. It was WordPress Database backup 0.8 and every time I clicked […]

Another Reason Not To Host In Malaysia

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Would you register your blog if the Government ask you to? Although I rarely write about any sensitive issues related to the Government, I have to express myself on this one. So now Malaysian Government is planning to make it compulsory for bloggers to register themselves. Here is an article from The Star: Bloggers may […]

Changing Jobs

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Next week is going to be my final week serving my current employer. I am leaving because I received a much better offer (and prospect) for employment with an American company. From the security field, I am crossing back to UNIX servers, with a twist – I am going to work on Oracle as well. […]