Archive for the ‘Computing’ Category

DD-WRT as Wireless Client

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

There is something very wrong with the wireless module on the DELL Precision M4300 I am currently using – after a while files begin to get corrupted and Windows will fail to write the event log. I have just had the motherboard changed by DELL last Monday. In the office I did not have any […]

Malaysian Twitter & Facebook Users Makes Fun of Rais Yatim

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

You can consider this as an honest and sincere opinion from me, as a Malaysian and a heavy Internet user. Maybe, if Rais reads this it will be much fun. It’s all because of this news article: Malaysians advised against being immersed in Facebook, Twitter. In twitter, the tag #yorais has been spreading like mad. […]

Do I need to reboot the machine after increasing the maximum number of open files at /etc/security/limits.conf?

Friday, July 24th, 2009

No, you don’t need to. This morning I struggled to convince someone that the server does not need a reboot. It was because of this: Increasing the number of file handles on Linux workstations. ulimit – Provides control over the resources available to the shell and to processes started by it, on systems that allow […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 WordPress.com 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. […]

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"> […]

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.

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 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2009-02-09 23:52 MYT Warning: Giving up on port early because retransmission cap […]

Filters! Yahoo! I Want Better Filters!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I have been a long time Yahoo! Mail user (since 2001), and a paying customer of Yahoo! Mail Plus for 5 years+ (since 2003). There were no Gmail back then, and I needed a permanent email with POP3 access. Yahoo! slowly improved their services, although one thing that I have always been annoyed about is […]

Gmail Going Offline

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Read the title again. Gmail is going offline soon and that’s the truth. Scared yet? Gmail is actually testing out a new lab feature: Offline Gmail The video featured in the official blog looks really cool, and they are currently opening the lab feature for testing in the UK and US. Seeing how many emails […]