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Thursday, December 23, 2010

MPA Membership

4 months after the very short-notice compulsory membership registration which ended 31st Aug, I got official email notification of application approval.

Being categorised as a local ordinary member, I have my membership ID and login detail, with my email as username. Changing password is a common practice. There is no impressive spot after logging in. PDF files regarding code of ethnics etc. are seen before in PDF folder under root directory.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free Chrome Notebook

Got an email stating that I've been chosen to get the chance to own a Chrome Notebook, or code name CR48.

I saw this and thought it is just another scam so I didn't put much attention on it, until last night I read and found it is a damn real thing.

"Chrome notebooks are for people who live on the web and want a faster, safer and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers."

"To apply to get your Chrome notebook, please provide your US mailing address by clicking the link below no later than Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST."

What?! Another US chicken rib? Guess there is no chance at all for me but to watch on photos.
So I would rather leave the link for those interested to get a glimpse.
Request a Chrome notebook

Wish you luck in becoming the pilot users.

UPDATED with official promo vid:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Microsoft Encoder

Well, perhaps not a "new" one as it is released  few months ago.

What I'm talking about is Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, an element in MS Expression Web, is a successor of the well-acclaimed Windows Media Encoder, which helped me much more than 5 years ago in compressing videos just within a few clicks.

It simply recalls my nostalgic memories.

However, think I won't try this out so soon, it's requirement to install .Net 4 is a monster already.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time To Run!

I like outdoor activities.

Ever since my first official running event, Peace Run 2009, I like short run, never thought I'll be joining a marathon, after being seduced by the charming official Brooks vest of PBIM 2009.

And what surprised me was a month ago I seriously bought a pair of running shoes, Mizuno Wave Rider 13, which over my budget.
After all, RM200 is what I thought should be more than enough.

Never regret for not buying the recommended shoes as I felt much comfortable & eased as soon as I wear them.

Then I got my goodies bag on 18 Nov. Well, all tiny chicky things, could simply say worse than last year's: 
Bag w/o zip, most of all, less quality vest, show no kick. Seems like in a hurry for the preparation.

See you all there! Think I gotta be taking a nap there before the event starts.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Phishing Attack!

Phishing is kinda "fishing" of victim's account access information through providing a link to forgery website by the attacker. I have reported quite a number of such web forgeries in past few years as they are so crude by judging the domain name of the forgery link address, or you simply don't have an account in the targeted bank or the like.

However, there are some really looking real ones and I got one just now targeted to Maybank2u.

The title, email, logo just convincing at the first glance, not after seeing the rather stupid link starting with "unitedwaysjc.org", and that showing original header of this email will get full information including email & IP address of the real sender or potential attacker.

Quickly I filed this to Maybank2u Phishing Report Form, which might be helpful to increase alertness for other account holders.

Then I decided to give a try to the phishing, and it seems to have been reported by others, as I get a nicely design alert by Firefox:

Unfortunately, the fraud website is still functioning, so be alert!
Lastly I report phishing to my GMail:

So be wise to such increasing more frauds.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Mess With My C:, Chrome!

Years back when we PC DIY geeks split hard disk partitions, we allocate <10GB for OS.
Things changed when one can easily get 1TB HDD without burning a hole in pocket.
Most of the time people just skipped the partitioning chores, leaving a whole big hard disk into 1 partition.
As such, they mix system & personal stuffs into a big bowl, and lost both when disaster comes.

In my case, I have 10GB as my system partition since years ago and still practise it without problem.

After switching Firefox to Firefox Portable, from my much space-limited system partition to other much spacious hard disk partition, I managed to recover much space to be utilised, although it's then being consuming by MS updates patches.

Not sooner after installing Google Chrome 4, I wondered what eats up my system partition till 0kb.
I cleared up other temp files, temporary freed up some space, but quickly I faced with the same situation.
After months I spared Google Chrome, finally I decided to switch Google Chrome to Google Chrome Portable.
To my surprise, this frees up >300MB in my poor system partition!

So I would really suggest to Go Green - go Portable, and that the new age programmers would kindly consider much in making of their ever-growing big fat applications, to be much aware of the what they might consumed.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Peacekeeper For My Browser

Peacekeeper - The Browser Benchmark

Just benchmarked my outdated portable FF3.5.5 @ Intel Dual-Core E2140 = 1216
But forgot to close all other browsing tabs.
While testing, can see the hard-feeling of my browser window appearance.
As compared to the official result, at least better than IE7/8, MS needs to catch up with this or loose its browser market share.

Will try to update my Portable FF to the latest 3.6.6, while testing Google Chrome to get a glimpse, if I'm free enough.

Here's the screen shot of the official result:

Also, my portable FF3.5.5 browser scores 126 and 4 bonus points out of a total of 300 points, in HTML5test.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Help Urged!