Google Sites, a new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
Pseudocode to determine leap yearif year modulo 400 is 0 then is_leap else if year modulo 100 is 0 then no_leap else if year modulo 4 is 0 then is_leap else no_leapAnd if you find yourself working extra 1 day on a February, then it's a leap year. Year 2008 is a leap year.
I have been using CutePDF for creating PDF files personally. PDFCreator does the job equally well. If I am correct, I remember PDFCreator used to cost but now, it's FREE and Open Source!
Key Features: Create PDFs from any program that is able to print Security: Encrypt PDFs and protect them from being opened, printed etc. Send generated files via eMail Create more than just PDFs: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PCX, PS, EPS AutoSave files to folders and filenames based on Tags like Username, Computername, Date, Time etc. Merge multiple files into one PDF Easy Install: Just say what you want and everything is installed Terminal Server: PDFCreator also runs on Terminal Servers without problems And the best: PDFCreator is free, even for commercial use! It is Open Source and released under the Terms of the GNU General Public License.Download PDFCreator now! http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator
In case you don't know, a Gmail account actually get you two email addresses. The first one is the regular email@example.com while the second email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. So this is a 1-For-1 package!
So what's the use of having 2 domains but sharing the same mailbox? You can give your @googlemail.com address to your personal contacts while using the @gmail.com address for public use. Having said that, you can create a filter specifying all emails to your @googlemail.com address as not spam.
I recently launched a portal and all things went smoothly only until the vendor all of a sudden used a frameset to contain the original website url without my knowledge. This resulted in user unable to login and use the portal totally! Reason being session variables are lost when frameset is used.
The below Microsoft KB has a neat resolution. I recommend the resolution on adding a custom HTTP header.
You can use the IIS Management Snap-In (inetmgr) to add to a static file. Follow these steps to add this header to a static file: Click Start, click Run, and then type inetmgr.In the left navigation page, click the appropriate file or directory in your Web site to which you want to add the header, right-click the file, and then click Properties.Click the HTTP Headers tab.In the Custom HTTP Headers group box, click Add.Type P3P for the header name, and then for the compact policy string, type CP=..., where "..." is the appropriate code for your compact policy.http://support.microso…
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is seeking views on proposed Guidelines on Fair Dealing Board and Senior Management Responsibility for Delivering Fair Dealing Outcomes to Consumers (Guidelines).
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) wants banks and other financial institutions in Singapore to assume greater responsibility in protecting the consumers who buy investment products from them.
The Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre received 531 complaints and 1,146 inquiries from July 2006 to June last year, up from 493 complaints and more than double the 538 inquiries received in the year before.
On 22 Feb 2008, NEA made a post on Today papers titled "Book thrown at puffers". Basically, NEA is replying to an earlier post. The earlier post made revealed signs of smoking activity in bus stops after spotting cigarette butts in litter bins' ash trays.
From NEA's reply, a total of 994 offenders caught smoking were caught in the year of 2007. On January 2008 itself, a total of 84 were caught. This statistics left me scratching my head. Taking year 2007 data of 994, it means an average of 83 were caught per month and a mere average of 3 were caught in a single day. These numbers are close to January 2008's. I shall assume this statistics to remain consistent judging from historical records. To make things look less "ugly", I shall assume a team of only 3 NEA officers are being deployed everyday. Weekends and public holidays are included since smokers &…
I experienced some lost of messages when sending messages via Microsoft Message Queue using FormatName:Direct=OS format. For a workaround, you can either using FormatName:Direct=TCP or change a registry value.
Method 1: Using Direct=TCP
mPath = "FormatName:Direct=TCP:192.168.2.1"
Method 2: Change Registry
On the receiving machine, set HKLM\Software\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters\IgnoreOsNameValidation to 1.
SP3 functions primarily as a collection of past fixes with a few security additions. SP3 is most certainly essential for anyone who hasn't applied SP2, and for those who haven't kept up with the Windows Update downloads, but if you've been on top of things, SP3 won't do much for you.
"This pre-release software is provided for testing purposes only. Microsoft does not recommend installing this software on primary or mission critical systems. Microsoft recommends that you have a backup of your data prior to installing any pre-release software."
Download and install SP3 only if you are very curious about this update. Microsoft should release a stable version of SP3 by first quarter 2008. So, just be patient.
Singapore will host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The result was unveiled by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Singapore beat moscow in the final by 53 votes to 44.
General Electric Co's Universal Pictures, one of a few studios using the Toshiba Corp-backed HD DVD format, said on Tuesday it will switch to the rival Blu-ray format now that Toshiba has officially pulled the plug on HD DVD.
Microsoft plans to allow college and high school students to receive key technical software for free, in a bid to familiarize students with Microsoft's software.
Specifically, the software being offered for free includes: Visual Studio 2005 Professional EditionVisual Studio 2008 Professional EditionExpression Studio (including Web, Blend, Design and Media)SQL Server 2005 Developer EditionWindows Server, Standard EditionStudents will also have access to Microsoft's Xbox development tools, the XNA Game Studio 2.0, as well as a 12-month free membership to the XNA Creators Club.
This sounds really GOOD programme launched by Microsoft is called DreamSpark. This program kicks start in 11 countries/regions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium. More countries will be added throughout the year.
Try this CSS3 technique that allows you to see a highlighted image within text. Currently, only Safari and Firefox support CSS3's ::selection pseudo-element. So, to test the effect, you MUST be using either Safari or Firefox.
Go to http://metaatem.net/highlite/ to test out this new trick. Below is what I have generated but I make them in image file for easy display here. You can follow this link to generate below.
Just this year, Warner Brothers, the largest player in the $42 billion global home entertainment market, has decided to favour Sony's Blu-ray discs over rival format Toshiba's HD DVD. Weeks later, Wal-Mart, one of the largest retailer, has also made similar move.
With Warner Brothers’ backing, Sony’s Blu-ray high-definition format now has about 70 percent of the DVD market locked up. Could this be the end of Toshiba's HD DVD format? But certainly, consumers will have an easier choice when it comes to which of the 2 formats to choose from.
Deleting a Facebook account was never an easy task. To do that, several email exchanges were needed to be do account deletion (removal of all records from Facebook server permanently).
Now, Facebook has made account deletion easier. An option is now available in Facebook for account deletion. Facebook has even added a "How do I delete my account?" in its help section.
I quote the below from Facebook:
"If you deactivate your account, your profile and all information associated with it are immediately made inaccessible to other Facebook users. What this means is that you effectively disappear from the Facebook service. However, we do save your profile information (friends, photos, interests, etc.), so if you want to reactivate at some point, your account will look just the way it did when you deactivated. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and expect their information to be there when they return to the service.
PDFescape is a new way to open PDF files. It allows you to open your PDF files right here on the web without downloading or installing any software.
With PDFescape, you can fill in PDF forms, add text and graphics, add links, and even add new form fields to a PDF file. Best of all, it's Free!
Ed Bott has imported the list of fixes into Excel and went through it article by article, breaking it down into categories of my own devising. All thanks to him! Here’s the list:FixesCategory 75 Internet Explorer 41 Sleep/Hibernation & Power Management 38 Storage 35 Hardware and Drivers 35 Networking 28 Desktop and Shell 25 Printing & Scanning Technologies 25 .NET Framework, Data Components, Development Tools 24 Setup, Deployment, Backup, and Activation 24 Windows Media Center 23 International/Localization 20 Computer Management, Administration, and Tools 19 Application Compatibility 19 Multimedia 16 Performance and Reliability 16 Startup/Shutdown 13 Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time 13 Windows Media Player and Related Technologies 12 Security 12 Remote Access, VPN 8 IIS and WebDAV issues 7 Wireless Networking 7 Offline Files 6 Windows Mail and Web-based Software 5 Windows Sidebar and SideShow 5 Windows Portable Devices Vista SP1 rolls up 551 …
According to Singapore Department of Statistics, life expectancies in Singapore are getting higher meaning to say, Singaporeans are expected to live longer.
A boy born in 2006 could expect to live an average of 78.0 years. Life expectancy for a boy born in 2003 is at 76.6 years. Females could expect to live longer than males. A girl born in 2006 could expect to live an average of 82.8 years. Life expectancy for a girl born in 2003 is at 81.6 years.
Life expectancies at older ages have also improved. In 2006, Singapore men aged 65 years could expect to live another 17 years on averae, as compared to 16 more years for men aged 65 in 2003. For Singapore women, it is at an average 21 more years as compared to 20 more years for women aged 65 in 2006 and 2003 respectively.
I have got no comments or I choose not to have any on Steven Lim. I find him very familiar and after browsing his website, I realized he was one of the contestant in Singapore Idol. By the way, there seems to have lots of criticism on his youtube video.
Sentosa's annual springtime floral extravaganza Sentosa Flowers (圣淘沙春节花会) returns! This year we bring you festival themed - “Tales of Spring”. From 7 – 17 February 2008, with event hours extending to 10 pm daily, you will get to experience the festival under the moonlight for the first time!Date : 7 – 17 Feb Time : 9am – 10pm Venue : Imbiah Lookout Admission: Sentosa island admission and transportation charges payable separately. Website : http://www.sentosa.com.sg/sentosaflowers/index.php
Two days after Microsoft announced its Windows Vista Service PacK 1 is RTM ready, the update package can be found on torrent sites, such as PirateBay or Mininova.
However, the official release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is scheduled for mid-March. “In mid-March, we will release Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Update (in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese) and to the download center on microsoft.com’” said Mike Nash, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President on Windows Vista official blog.
“In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Vista customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded automatically”, he added.
The chances of the United States avoiding a recession appear to be growing dimmer by the day, and any contraction in the economy will likely last longer and be more severe than other downturns in the past 20 years.
In a separate article, billionaire investor George Soros commented that US is threatened with recession to be worst for 50 years - more serious than any other financial crisis since the end of World War II.
From 06 February 2008 onwards, Felicia Chen will be changing her Chinese name from 陈凤玲 (Chen Feng Ling) to 陈靓瑄 (Chen Jing Xuan). A fortune teller told her her life is tough and will need to be in charge of more responsibilities as time passes. By age of 30, her hair will be lesser. The fortune teller's advice to her was to change her Chinese name. Her English name will still be the same.
This year, Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong's, Chinese New Year Message is centered around the economy. Below is quoted from part of his message.
"The Year of the Rat begins under more uncertain and challenging circumstances. Turbulence in financial markets worldwide has shaken consumer and investor confidence. The US economy is slowing down, and possibly sliding into recession. Worldwide energy and food prices have soared, raising prices in Singapore too.
We should gird ourselves for further uncertainties ahead. But we can also be confident, for Singapore is in a strong position to weather any storm. I know many Singaporeans worry about rising food prices and the cost of living. As a small, open economy, which imports almost everything we need, we cannot escape these global trends. Nor can we fix the prices of cooking oil, flour, or other essential foodstuffs as this would create artificial shortages, queues and a black market. But we can and will directly help those …
Edison Chen's video message in responds to the recent photo scandal.
“I’ve decided to break my silence today and make this statement to the media and to all people involved in this strange ordeal. Recent documents being posted online have been intentionally hurtful and malicious not only to the victims but to our whole community.
“I have already handed matters over to the police and have been assisting them with this case from the first day onwards. Due to ongoing investigations, I am unable to comment any further upon this case.
“The lives of many innocent people have been affected by this malicious and criminal conduct, and in this regard I am filled with pain, hurt and frustration.
“I hereby use this opportunity to apologize to anyone who has been affected by this strange, strange ordeal.
“I now call upon everyone to help and assist the victims of this case. If you have ever downloaded any of these images, please do not forward them to anyone. Please do not send them to anyone. If y…
You can actually reclaim hundreds over megabytes of disk space by removing Windows Uninstall Folders. These folders, having filenames with prefix starting with "$NtUninstall", can be found in C:\Windows\ directory. To be able to see these folders, you will need to first allow hidden folders and files to be shown.
What are these uninstall folders doing there? These uninstall folders are intended to roll back the system and serve as System Restore points.
How to show hidden folders and files? 1. Launch Windows Explorer 2. Tools -> Folder Options 3. Select View page tab 4. Select Show hidden files and folders 5. Click OK to close dialog
To free disk space, remove folders from C:\Windows\ starting with "$NtUninstall" (Advice from Dennis O'Reilly is to keep more recent folders)
"We are going to have to innovate like crazy to get the position that we want in this market" and compete with Google, he said. "We continue to hire people, transfer people, but bringing together Microsoft and Yahoo will allow us, because of fantastic engineering talent [from Yahoo and Microsoft], more capacity, more quickly."
USB 3.0 specification should be with us early this year with products arriving in 2009 - 2010. USB 3.0 will be backwards compatible with 2.0 and 1.1. Also it will feature some more efficient protocols which will shut down to preserve power when not in use. The cables will be parallel optical which allows for the higher speeds.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) refers to a security system (currently being used in industry like banks) whereby 2 levels of authentication are required before access can be granted. In the past, usually only a pair of username and password is required for authentication. The current 2FA now comprises of the familiar identity check using username and password, plus an additional level of authentication using a physical token device or phone SMS to get a One-Time Password (OTP). With the pair of valid username and password plus a valid OTP, an user can then gain access to an online service. These two levels of identity checks help boost security against online banking crimes.
The physical token device is capable of generating random string of digits (usually 8 digits). This string of digits will usually expires within 15 minutes or less. Some banks offered alternative methods in getting a OTP like via phone SMS. Similarly, the OTP also has an expiry period.
Trojan.Silentbanker is a Trojan designed to target bank accounts. The trojan steals bank account information by redirecting users to a hacker controlled website (phishing site) instead of their real bank's website without the knowledge of users. It can even defeat two-factor authentication which is supposed to be a tight security measure designed to protect bank users.
Someone who specilizes in dealing with insurance is an Insurance Specialist. Can an insurance agent tied to a particular insurance company not allowed to explain and compare other companies' insurance policies due to MAS financial regulations still claim to be an insurance specialist? Only Independent Financial Advisors who are eligible to give advices on insurance policies across different companies are allowed to make comparisons.
The definition of Insurance Specialist is subjective and not objective.
From 4th February 2008 onwards, iSAVvy Savings Account with daily balance of S$5K to below S$50K will be revised to 1.08% from previous 1.68%. It has since revised their interest rate from 2.38% to 2.08%, 1.68% and then now to 1.08%. iSAVvy's competitor Standard Chartered's e$aver is now offering 0.8%.
Last year May, I posted an article, Microsoft + Yahoo VS Google, on a possibility of Microsoft buying Yahoo. This time, Microsoft approaches Yahoo again and offered an enormous $44.6 billion takeover bid. This is an offer of $31 a share and represents a 62 percent premium to Thursday’s closing share price. One potential roadblock to a Microsoft-Yahoo merger will be likely antitrust concerns. The European Union could interfere and study on monopoly possibility should a merger go ahead.
Is the offer worth the money? My opinion is both corporations are far too different in terms of culture. It would be difficult to integrate both systems into one and both may end up competing with each other.
Read further from below link and do not forget to read the comments posted by readers as well.
The 2010 Youth Olympic Games is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Youth Olympic Games during the Summer of 2010.
There are now two cities left to compete to host the Games: Singapore and Moscow. The winning city will be announced on 21 February 2008, after a vote by IOC members.
Construction work for the University Town, where the Youth Olympic Village (YOV) will be located, has commenced, following the groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Thursday 31 January 2008.