Archive for 2009

Zee Avi

Monday, June 15th, 2009

A friend posted a link in Facebook to Zee’s video on YouTube, and I started to look for her songs. I really love her music and voice, as there is a certain old feeling to it, not quite the same but I can relate her to Norah Jones. And I commented on that Facebook link: […]

Maxis Customer Support Email

Monday, June 15th, 2009

It annoys me quite significantly when big corporations publish emails which does not even exist. Here’s what is displayed in Maxis BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) website: And here’s what I got when I tried to email them about a not so urgent problem:

Delayed Yahoo! Messenger Custom Message Updates

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Borrowing Google’s term – I have lately been using a flaky connection when connecting to the Internet. What I noticed is that my Yahoo! Messenger list becomes static and no custom messages are being updated. When I looked at my friend’s list, the custom message I set wasn’t showing. I was also not able to […]

Celcom Broadband What Is Wrong With You?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

In search for Internet connection for my new home (since it would take a while before fixed line or ADSL will be available), I am considering the 2 largest wireless telco in Malaysia – Celcom and Maxis. They both have wireless broadband packages, and they both have more or less the same overall reviews from […]

Life Goes On

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Once again, I have reached a new record of low monthly posts. And this is one of the very very rare personal post I have on this site. This post is dedicated to my one and only Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations who is working extremely hard, 24 hours […]

Battery Powered Server

Friday, April 10th, 2009

For real? The black box with two terminals is a 12V battery, and it looks like a lead-acid battery. Is it a DELL? Is it an IBM? Is it an HP? No, it is a Google. That’s right people, it’s a unit of many Google’s server inside its data center containers. It’s a 2U thick […]

Queue Jumpers WLH 9953, PEM 3331, BJJ 3914 & UPM Bus

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Queue jumpers of 2nd April 2009. These jumpers are from the right lane, and the queue was about 300m long: Hyundai (Matrix?) WLH 9953 BMW PEM 3331 and Kancil BJJ 3914, too bad I missed the Satria Neo in front The biggest offender of all – a UPM bus

Maxis to bring iPhone 3G to Malaysia on March 20

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Really? That short notice? I was casually browsing my Google Reader when I stumbled upon this exciting news. Exciting? Not anymore. I don’t know why but the frustration of waiting has made me less interested in iPhones. The time stamp on the news was like 4 hours before I started this entry. Fresh! Going to […]

RegisterFly Resurrected as RegFly

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I received an email yesterday: Dear Ady Romantika   We see you have been a valued member since 2004-12-29. Many of our clients have asked for a notice when we post special savings, we are pleased to provide that. Please find the latest specials that are available for the month of February. It’s from RegFly, […]

Image Hotlink Protection

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Have people been stealing images from your websites? Well, there are not so many interesting images in this site so I don’t really have that problem. You can add a watermark to your image, but I guess everyone knows that. Another form of image theft also involves bandwidth theft. It’s has many names – hotlink, […]

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 […]