Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Sparrow and Shortmail

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I’ve been pushing the limits of my mid-2010 13″ MacBook Pro lately, running all sort of applications and leaving them running. There has been occasions where the machine will freeze while it struggles to schedule the CPU time to all of the applications. I use a lot of email, and by a lot I don’t […]

O2 Broadband. Customer Loyalty. Rewarded

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A friend living in the UK asked my opinion on which provider he should choose for his Internet needs. He showed me a few options and O2 Broadband is definitely the winner. I have heard about issues with customer support before but the truth is we’re all humans and we’re hard to be pleased. From […]

Google Authenticator Rocks

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

OK, “Google Authenticator” is actually the name of the smartphone apps provided by Google. What is it all about? It’s two factor authentication similar to the ones banks use to authenticate users to log in or to perform transactions. Corporate users might also have the same security method using smart card or RSA SecurID to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Importing Your Blog Posts into Facebook “Notes”

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I have always find it difficult to find the import link, even when I wanted to change my settings. So here is a quick note for myself and to others who are interested in importing their blog posts into the Facebook notes. There may be a shorter way to access the notes page but I […]

Malaysia PayPal Users Can Now Add Local Bank Accounts

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

My better half told me yesterday that we can now add our local bank accounts in PayPal. It was too good to be true so I decided to check. I went to check my PayPal emails first just in case I missed an announcement. However, I don’t see any. It’s kinda weird that when a […]

Is 5GB Per Month Enough? Fair Usage Policy

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I don’t think so. Last week, I was on leave for the whole week and did some light browsing at home. To avoid contamination with other PCs in my house, I conducted this test while purely tethering on my BlackBerry device. WIFI was turned off. The only objective is to see how much data I […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0

Monday, January 19th, 2009

While doing some work I accidentally saw that there is an update available for VirtualBox. I was still using version 1 so I decided to download it and test it out myself. In older versions running on Windows I often get corrupted OS images after an upgrade. Not anymore. My CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu virtual […]

New Maybank2u Sucks

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Yesterday I was trying to pay my overdue house rental that I have forgotten to pay because of the Hari Raya holidays (sorry landlord!). When I load Maybank2u it was fine at a glance, and the new design looks super cool! However when I tried to login and use the functions I was disappointed. Logging […]

Google Chrome: More Findings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Actually, if you really watch the 52-minutes video or read the whole manual you might already know about these cool features. And then again maybe not. I didn’t have the time to go thorough with the documents / videos so I am just documenting based on casual use. One of most obvious feature would be […]

Google Chrome: My Findings So Far

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Like Rizal, I was also thrilled to try out Google Chrome when I saw the posts in nazham.com and dirn.name. I am simply discussing my initial findings, and we all know it’s Beta. This is by no means an official or detailed review. This is what I have encountered so far while using it casually.