Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The public is advised to immediately contact the Police at 999 if they know of his whereabouts.
Mas Selamat was the leader of the Singapore JI network. He walks with a limp and is presently at large. He is not known to be armed. Extensive police resources have been deployed to track him down.
Mas Selamat's photographs are released to the public as below:
Learn about all the features
Google made an announcement last year on launch of Google Sites. This is more than a year after acquisition of JotSpot.
Pseudocode to determine leap year
if year modulo 400 is 0 then is_leapAnd if you find yourself working extra 1 day on a February, then it's a leap year. Year 2008 is a leap year.
else if year modulo 100 is 0 then no_leap
else if year modulo 4 is 0 then is_leap
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
- 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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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.
More than a year ago, I made a post on how to use the plus + sign trick to find out who is the one giving away your gmail account for spamming purposes. Read below link for further details.
I can live without a mouse but if there is a free mouse for me, I will accept it.
Monday, February 25, 2008
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.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Few days ago, Today had an article on more complaints on unethical financial institutions
Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Official support for all Netscape client products will end on March 1st, 2008
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 "work" everyday. This will imply each officer manages to catch only 1 offender per day.
Does this make sense? This statistics certainly does not look logical to me.
So is NEA efficient?
I reports for work punctually and am able to knock off on time most of the time. What more can I ask for?
However, I am not seeing enough challenges to motivate myself.
Should I take this to be something to be envious about? I definitely has got more personal time.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
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.
Remarks from Microsoft
"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.
Download Link from Microsoft
I congratulates Singapore.
Relive the announcement: http://video.olympic.org/wms/yog2010.wmv
Singapore ecstatic at winning Youth Olympics bid
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Top 5 Most-Used Commands in Microsoft Word 2003
HD DVD is really nearing its death.
Blu-ray Formats Triumph Over Rival HD DVD
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Specifically, the software being offered for free includes:
- Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
- Expression Studio (including Web, Blend, Design and Media)
- SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
- Windows Server, Standard Edition
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.
Get Started Here: https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I have plans to revamp my blog's layout whenever time permits.
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.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
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.
Warner Backs Blu-ray, Tilting DVD Battle
Wal-Mart moves to the Blu-ray camp
A feature missing from every email service is the ability to schedule when an email gets sent - you must click the "send" button at the exact moment of delivery.
With this service, you can write emails with your existing email address, and they will get sent at the exact date, or dates that you specify - down to the minute.
Another good thing about this service is the sender name is set to be your sign up name. With this, it really looks you are sending the email yourself from your own email client.
Most importantly, it's FREE!
Friday, February 15, 2008
To access Blogger In Draft, you must log in to http://draft.blogger.com/
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.
If you do not think you will use Facebook again and would like your account deleted, we can take care of this for you. Keep in mind that you will not be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you have added. If you would like your account deleted, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page and confirm your request in the text box."
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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- An Active Internet Connection
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75 Internet Explorer
41 Sleep/Hibernation & Power Management
35 Hardware and Drivers
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
20 Computer Management, Administration, and Tools
19 Application Compatibility
16 Performance and Reliability
13 Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
13 Windows Media Player and Related Technologies
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 bug fixes
Notable changes in Windows Vista SP1
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Share your memories of Ah Meng here
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Below is a comprehensive list of free online virus scanners compiled by Raymond for your convenience.
- Trend Micro HouseCall
- BitDefender Online Scanner
- F-Secure Online Virus Scanner
- ESET Online Scanner
- Panda ActiveScan
- CA Online Virus Scanner
- iolo Online Virus Scanner
- Authentium Command On Demand
- a-squared Web Malware Scanner
- ewido anti-spyware online scanner
- OneCare Safety Scanner
- Kaspersky Online Scanner
- McAfee FreeScan
- Symantec Security Check
- AhnLab MyV3 Online Anti-Virus Scanner
Friday, February 08, 2008
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
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.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
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.
Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.
Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.
In 2008, Singularity will define Web ‘08.
Below is an example of a shared document. Click on the Flash eBook to launch a new window showing the publication in full scale. Looks cool right?
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Google Security and Compliance Services FAQ
Google Message Packages
How to Display Chinese on Windows Mobile? (Last Year Post)
Chinese and Windows Mobile (By Trends Mobile)
"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 in need. The Workfare Income Supplement Scheme made its first payment last month, paying $150 million to 290,000 low-income workers. With good growth, we have the resources to help ease the burden on Singaporeans, especially for the poor and elderly.
In the Chinese zodiac, the Rat symbolises wit, imagination and resourcefulness. Let us harness our creativity and ingenuity to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. Then despite the difficulties that come our way we can all look forward to another good year for Singapore and for ourselves."
PRIME MINISTER'S CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2008: Full Message
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
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 you are still in possession of these images, I urge you to please destroy them immediately. Let’s help the wounded heal their wounds. I urge you to help the victims and not make anything worse.”
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."
Monday, February 04, 2008
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.
In Singapore, all banks are required to apply 2FA to make Online Banking more secure.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Currently, 400 banks are targeted.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
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%.
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Friday, February 01, 2008
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.
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.
Singapore 2010 Official Site
2010 Youth Olympic Games by Wikipedia
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