Archive for July, 2008

House Auction

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

When I returned from work ten days ago I was surprised to see a sticker binding my house gate together. I thought that my landlord didn’t pay the house installments although I never missed to pay the rent. It was a relief to learn that it was just an advertisement. If I see the person […]

OCRopus and Tesseract

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

A friend pointed me to an open source project called OCRopus because I am currently working on a project related to OCR. Commercial OCR solutions ain’t cheap and you can really dig a hole in your pocket trying to get a good OCR solution. It’s neither the price of the hardware nor the software that […]

WordPress 2.6 (Tyner)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

WordPress 2.6 has been released. Go get WordPress 2.6 now!. Or you can also read the development blog for the complete details.

MMU For Sale

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Yeah, you heard it right. Multimedia University (MMU) is up for sale, and it’s valued between RM800~900 million. The plan is to raise money for the high-speed broadband (HSBB) project which will cost TM RM1~1.5 billion per year. Here’s an article from Business Times Online. From the line While management remains optimistic on the disposal […]

Dirty Promotion Techniques By Mobile Content Providers

Monday, July 7th, 2008

More on unwanted text messages via cellphones. I received a text message from 012 835 3906: “Jon, video U dgn Jane disebarkan. Cuba htr ON MX ke 36660 skrg. Free reg,tolong jgn pass ke org.Very urgent pls help! Jane call i tadi sampai kelam kabut takut.” Translation: “Jon, your video with Jane has been leaked. […]

The Most Expensive “Baju Melayu” I Ever Had

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Or frankly the title should be “The Most Expensive Baju Melayu I will have” because I have just sent the fabric to the tailor a couple of hours ago at Wisma Yakin near Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The thing is I am unsure whether I will get a more expensive ones later in life. For […]

MasterCard/Visa Promotion Fraud Attempt #2

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Back in January I wrote about an attempt to squeeze my credit card numbers by a caller using a private number. On July 4th, I received a call from 016 336 8916 but since I have my phone on private mode they were not able to reach me. However a couple of minutes later they […]

Compressing WordPress Output

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

While toying around with NextGen code so that I can activate my custom image mirror, I saw the output from Firebug. I noticed that my HTML output is not compressed (by the absence of gzip content-encoding). Some Apache servers have this module already enabled (previously mod_gzip a 3rd party module in Apache 1, and now […]

PHP Framework Benchmark

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

In April I wrote about Eclipse PDT, Zend Framework, PHPUnit. AVNet Labs have executed a comprehensive benchmark against popular PHP Frameworks. It looks like they are also using Zend Framework for their development. I’ll stay with Zend as well, because I believe in vendor-product compatibility. I will not ask for support from Adobe if I […]

Huge Car, Small Brain – Naza Ria BJT8849

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Cleaning up my cell phone storage I found these images I took in April. The location is Jusco Equine car park, in front of KFC. You can clearly see the yellow line and the huge Naza Ria was parked too far to the left, and I was not able to open the driver side door. […]

Chitika Oh Chitika

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

On 10 April 2007 I tried to apply for Chitika eMiniMalls just to try out my luck even though my number of visitors is much lower back then. I received a reply which I totally understand and accepted: In an effort to bring value to our publishers, we carefully consider each submission. During our review […]

AdSense Referrals Retirement

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Google have announced that they are retiring AdSense Referrals. You might want to remove it from your websites. I have never been a fan of AdSense Referrals as I think it’s a hassle to use 🙂

United Airlines Versus Malaysia Airlines

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I am comparing 2 very different companies, I know. Malaysia Airlines or frequently called MAS is the first Malaysian airline company established in 1937 as Malayan Airways Limited. MAS currently have 81 aircraft in its fleet. United Airlines is one of the US’s major airline, established in 1926 as Boeing Air Transport. United have 456 […]