Posts Tagged ‘Computing’

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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.