Archive for 2010

TM UniFi Downtime: Exercise Your Rights

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

If you are a UniFi subscriber, and live in the Puchong (plus Damansara reported by achmatibrahim via Twitter) area you might have already been aware of the downtime since yesterday afternoon (8 December 2010). At the moment I am writing this post, it has been more than 12 hours. TM is not actively informing users […]

Everything On The Web Is Public Domain

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

That’s what an Editor of the Cooks Source magazine told a writer when she called about the magazine taking her 5-year old article and publishing it in the magazine. If that’s true this blog wouldn’t have been taken down by GoDaddy a few months back because one of the sister blogs hosted in the same […]

Malaysian Bank to Avoid: EON Bank

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I received a call just about 10 minutes ago, from an automated recording system. Dear customer, you have eight thousand of outstanding amount in the system. Please remit your payment immediately. Press 0 to talk to our customer service So I did. For the record I never had any relationship with this bank for anything. […]

DiGi iPhone Page Has Wrong Modification Date via HTTP

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

iPhone 4 has just been launched in Malaysia, and I have also been closely following the progress. Looking at SoyaCincau’s comparison between Maxis and DiGi, I was attempting to load DiGi’s page again. I have done this before. Instead of talking about iPhone 4 itself, I am going to see why the page is showing […]

Google Instant, Anyone?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I saw quite a significant number of tweets mentioning Google Instant, and decided to check it out. Some people might already be aware of it or heard of it before but I am outdated, that I am willing to admit. First, I went to the Official Google Blog where I saw Search: now faster than […]

Does Berjaya HVN Really Have Rights Reproducing Thomas & Friends?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

My son’s current favorite series are Special Agent OSO and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He sometimes still watches Thomas & Friends. He can recognize Thomas in Toys ‘R’ Us even from the entrance a hundred meters away. I’ve been looking high and low for high quality, and updated DVDs for him to watch in the […]

Maxis Transparent Proxy is Causing Problems to Developers

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I had to transfer 2 WordPress blogs to another hosting provider last night, as the free one is going to expire today. It should be as easy as: Transfer the files Transfer the database Change DNS servers in registry to the new DNS servers Configure the new hosting location In a few hours after the […]

SMTP Smart Host Setup for Postfix in Snow Leopard

Friday, August 6th, 2010

PHP does not have any SMTP authentication mechanism in its configuration, and most developer opt for PEAR packages to perform email sending via custom ports and SMTP authentication. I am one of those who will avoid using external packages as much as possible unless really necessary, and of course because I wanted a quick solution […]

Maxis SysAdmins Are Rookies?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

If you’re one of the SysAdmins working for Maxis, and you celebrated the recent System Administrator’s Appreciation day, you should really think about your future. SysAdmins are supposed to make people life’s easier, not the other way round. Maxis has been implementing transparent proxy for some time now, I think to save on bandwidth usage […]

Connecting to Exchange using Entourage via Outlook Web Access

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I wanted to be able to use my personal laptop to check my work email, so that I don’t have to carry around the 3kg DELL beast all the time. Sure, I can use the Blackberry but typing long emails on it can prove painful especially with fat fingers. I have VPN access, but Cisco […]

Error Compiling djbdns and daemontools

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

While attempting to compile djbdns 1.05 and daemontools 0.76 on a CentOS 5.5 I received the error: /usr/bin/ld: errno: TLS definition in /lib/libc.so.6 section .tbss mismatches non-TLS reference in envdir.o The problem can be eliminated by adding: -include /usr/include/errno.h In conf-cc files for each tarball. Don’t forget to install gcc first, if you have a […]

Utusan Karya (Saji Magazine) Should Apologize to Mat Gebu

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

MAJALAH “SAJI” CURI GAMBAR KEK MAT GEBU!!.. The thing I hate next to bad service is plagiarism. The title above stole my attention, and since it was posted on June 27, the magazine has not responded. Sorry folks, the link is in Malay. The “Saji” magazine is a food magazine published by Utusan Karya Sdn. […]

Mudah.my Is Annoying Me

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

I was trying to post 3 used items for sale yesterday, but managed to do only 2 because I still don’t have access to the 3rd item’s photographs. I posted 2 items: 1. Polygon Zero 2007 Region: Selangor Name: Ady Romantika Email: [email protected] Telephone number: 01XXXXXXXXX, not shown in the ad Category: Other Vehicles, For […]

PHP Debugging on PDT using Xdebug, with PHP packaged in XAMPP

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

It has been a while since I posted something technical so here goes. This article is meant for someone who has done PHP development before, and already has a web server and a working PHP installation. Traditionally in the old days these are the things that I do to debug my PHP code: Put in […]

Bank Simpanan Nasional Should Provide Better Service

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I was instructed by my financial advisor to apply for the Al-Aiman credit card because of the low cash advance fee, to execute in a financial program, so I did and I got approved. However I received 2 cards (both Visa and MasterCard) although I only applied for a Visa card. Something fishy is going […]