Archive for February, 2009

Queue Jumpers Beware

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

If I were to make a separate website dedicated to share pictures of queue jumpers, would anyone be interested in joining in? It can be worldwide as queue jumper is not a rare breed. Queue jumpers deserve to be shot, and if I have the power like Sylar I would have thrown the truck upside […]

Get Your Pipes Fixed

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The overflow pipe at my home has been running since the end of January but I was too busy to either call a plumber or look at it myself. I was surprised with a RM50 water bill this month when the usual bill is around RM3. So I decided to climb up the “attic” to […]

Aedes, Go to Bandar Baru Bangi

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

This picture was snapped in front of the shop next to Restoran Amir, Seksyen 9, Bandar Baru Bangi. Yes, behind Pusat Rawatan Az-Zahrah and Pusat Rawatan An-Nur the two big medical centers. Aedes can’t read blogs, so if you’re a public health officer go there and try to do your job.

Locked Fire Door at SOGO Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I can’t help noticing that all fire doors next to the elevators are all locked. I do understand that fire doors need to be kept closed at all times and some are locked electronically but these were locked using padlocks. In the event of an emergency, would the person responsible be running from floor to […]

Deleting Emails From Someone Else’s Mailbox

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

No, it’s not possible unless you have their passwords. From my moonlighting jobs and previous jobs I usually include myself in the SysAdmin or IT email groups or distribution lists. I received a good one yesterday (translated from Malay): Dear IT,   Need your help to delete 3 emails sent by John Doe to 3 […]

Be Careful With OpenID

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

No, there is nothing wrong with OpenID, and there is nothing to worry about security or privacy. Giant players like Yahoo! and Google has also been implementing OpenID for quite some time. I lost my account at Stack Overflow because I was using as an OpenID. Well, I lost it for about a day […]

Facebook Is A CIA Device?

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I’ve recently received a chain of emails, originated from a celebrity in Malaysia on how Facebook is a device used by CIA and how CIA is harvesting data of the world population in order to reach world domination. The email was quite elaborate, and I am impressed by the level of thinking the celebrity has. […]

Ice Lemon Tea with Roach, Anyone?

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

This is the yuckiest experience I have so far with restaurants. As it was a hot day I was relieved to see my Season’s Ice Lemon Tea arrived at Kenny Rogers and quickly took a sip. Something went into my mouth with the drink, and at first I thought it was some lemon pulp separated […]

Photo Printing Experience

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

On Friday I dropped by the Ferry Sabak photo shop at Equine Park to drop a digital photo for printing. It’s for a birthday present we planned for our sister – a family photo. Since A4 is not a standard photo paper size I asked the guy to print out a 9R size (8″ x […]

W3C = Disability Access?

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

It’s amazing how this website can equate the World Wide Web Consortium to “Disability Access”. Unless the brackets mean something else. I was attracted by the announcement at the front page “… now equipped with W3C function. Click to know more.” Shouldn’t the correct term be “Accessibility”? W3C is a body that develops interoperable technologies […]

Perl CGI + Apache + Windows

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

I have always thought it’s difficult to migrate Perl CGI script to Windows. I was wrong, and today I learned how to do it. The configuration part is actually 100% similar! # This line will ensure only .cgi and .pl files are executed as CGI AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl   Alias /request/ "C:/request/" <directory "C:/request"> […]

The Freelance Developer’s Dilemma

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

As many have probably known by now, I do freelance work after office hours and during weekends. In other words, I moonlight. I do all sort of things, from developing websites to managing and installing Linux servers. I have done so many web development jobs, but I can’t really disclose anything with the fact that […]

Another Default Password – Riger DB102 Modem

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I don’t know what people are thinking, this modem has the management control panel wide open from the Internet, and set to use the default TM password. I bet the user doesn’t even realize this.

The Power of Assumption

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

When it comes to personal life, “assume” or “assumption” is the ugliest word. My good friend Ijoy has written about assumptions in his blog, most probably after someone assumed something that is not true about him. WARNING: This is a partialy emotion driven post and should only be read by the open minded. Continue at […]

When Security Is Not Secure

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I was going after a moron who was disturbing my wife’s blog and reached an IP number. Utilizing nmap, I found out that port 80 on the IP is open. -(~:#)-> nmap -A -T4 XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX   Starting Nmap 4.11 ( ) at 2009-02-09 23:52 MYT Warning: Giving up on port early because retransmission cap […]