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My CNY Resolution

I did not make any resolutions the last New Year (1st Jan 2006) and now, I am making mine on this Chinese New Year.
Settle my NUS school fee asap.Try to save up for future.Settle down for a permanent working position.狗年旺旺旺!!!

Microsoft Tricks Hacker Into Jail

Nobody was ever arrested for leaking the secret source code for parts of the Windows operating system in 2004, but a hacker who sold a copy online afterward was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday.

William "IllWill" Genovese, 29, will serve three years of supervised release following his prison term, during which he'll be subject to electronic monitoring through special software installed on his computer, under the terms handed down by federal Judge William Pauley in New York. He remains free on bail, and is scheduled to report to prison March 14.

Genovese ran a popular hacking-oriented community website called in February 2004 when two 200-MB files containing incomplete portions of the source code for the Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems hit the internet, flooding dodgy websites and peer-to-peer networks like some hard-core geek version of the Paris Hilton video.

Like many others, Genovese downloaded a copy. Unlike others, he posted a no…

Interesting Quote on Piracy

Regarding Napster, Kazaa, file sharing, et al, and the evil RIAA, I think the one thing that people seem to forget is that stealing is stealing; be it a 12 year old or a soccer mom downloading music or pirated software, the criteria still fits. I mean, come on, the only thing you get for free is SPAM.

Zodiac Signs 雞 Rooster

雞Rooster Born in: 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 Personality Dramatic but a reputable person who works systematically Hardworking, resourceful, talented and confident. Vivacious and popular socially, but may have a tendency to brag insensitively. Outspoken and loves to attract attention. Always take good care of their family and can handle money well.The Rooster, or Chicken as he is called, is the Don Quixote of the Chinese cycle. The dauntless hero who must look to the earth to survive, he is the most misunderstood and eccentric of all the signs. outwardly, he is the epitome of self-assurance and aggression, but at heart he could be conservative and old-fashioned. The Rooster-born, especially the men, will be attractive, even dashingly handsome. The princely fowl is radiant and proud of his fine feathers and has an impressive carriage. You don't find any roosters slouching; they strut about with dignity. Even the shyest member of the Rooster family will cut a neat, trim figur…

Zodiac Signs 鼠 Rat

鼠 Rat Born in: 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 Personality Charming and humourous, honest and meticulous. Although they can give good advice, they cannot necessarily decide for themselves. May be power hungry, petty or greedy, Bright, sociable and highly ambitious. A true opportunist to reach the target. Passionate and good to her lover. Yet likes to gamble and spend lavishly. The charm of the Rat personality is as universally known and loved as the Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse. He could be forthright and honest but in such a disarming manner that you find yourself at a disadvantage. Remarkably easy to get along with, hard working and thrifty, he will be generous only to those he is inordinately fond of, so if you get an expensive gift from him, you should certainly rate yourself high in his esteem. However, in spite of his penny-pinching ways, he will never be found wanting for admirers as he emits such fantastic appeal. The Rat likes: bargains, Negotiation, Winning, Trust …

No. 4 Together

I am ranked No 4 for both Overall and Yr 2006 for ASP TA

Job Interview On Wednesday

My 3 months current contract job will end on 2nd Apr 2006. I will be attending a job interview for RCL Feeder Pte Ltd this coming Wednesday for a permanent job. If I manage to secure the RCL job, I will tender my resignation for my current one. My current boss is simply too cunning and narrow-minded and he certainly does not deserve my respect. But one thing I must admit him capable is his ability to secure many goverment projects and competing from other bigger companies. He even managed to get the company listed as one of NUS corporate affiliates and also be part of a "Goverment List". Companies in the "Goverment List" will be considered first for all goverment projects. He is really something.

Company Website

NUS Corporate Affiliates (Notice all are major players)

RCL (Job Interview on Wed)

FAQ: What does the Google subpoena mean?

By Declan McCullagh

Story last modified Fri Jan 20 04:00:00 PST 2006

Preparing to defend a controversial Internet pornography law in court, the Justice Department has demanded search logs from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and America Online.

The department asked the search giants to hand over millions of records involving what search terms people have used on the sites and what Web sites are accessible via the search engines.

On one level, the situation involves a straightforward question of whether the department's demands are too onerous and therefore not permitted under federal law. On another, the dispute raises novel questions about search engines' privacy protections and the relationship that four tech giants have with the federal government.

What does it all mean, and what happens next? Read on.

Q: What is the Justice Department demanding from search engines?
A: Federal prosecutors have asked Google…

Smooth Journey to JB Today

Short queue at Singapore custom.There was no jam from Singapore to JB along the causeway for bus lane.I was number 1 to be served at JB custom.On my way back, I was again number 1 at JB custom.No jam along causeway.I was also number 1 at SG custom.
Cannot believe myself!
This is going to be in the record breaking books.

Security Awareness Seminar

I attended the Security Awareness Seminar today. It was conducted by The New Horizons to promote the launch of a new certification course - Certified Ethical Hacker. The course is of course going to be interesting but the seminar to promote the course was darn boring. I nearly fell asleep just now.

You are visitor 44324

OK.. This is merely the counter message from my webbie. I wonder do people still visit my site. It used to jump real fast and my brinkster and geocities just got shut down but not nowadays anymore. I will check out the counter a week or so.

My Life Analysis

This Is My Life, RatedLife:

EE OLDLOOK is Down!!!

What does this mean? This means my content extractor based on the oldlook is not going to work :(

We regret to inform you that as the Experts Exchange engineering team has continued to make changes and updates to our web-site, we have come to the point where the site no longer works correctly with our engineering infrastructure in several significant ways. Therefore, we are planning to redirect all internet traffic from to our site starting on February 15th, 2006. We would recommend for those users currently using the oldlook interface to use our live site in "Expert" mode (update this by going to the Home page -> Manage My Account after you login), which may be less of a transition in terms of look and feel than using the www site in regular mode. If you need any assistance with this process, please email and we can help w…

JotSpot Offers a New Way to Use Excel

New Tracker service will allow users to collaborate on spreadsheets using a secure Web site.

China Martens, IDG News Service
Monday, January 09, 2006

Startup JotSpot has a new spin on Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet with its JotSpot Tracker hosted online service. The Tracker service enables users to cut and paste an Excel spreadsheet directly onto a secure JotSpot Web site so that anyone within an organization can view and edit the information contained in that spreadsheet.

JotSpot describes itself as an application wiki company. The "wiki" term describes Web sites that can be accessed and changed using a browser-based user interface. JotSpot specializes in turning wikis into Web-based applications so that users can change the applications in the same way that they'd alter wiki pages.

Tracker entered public beta testing Monday and is due to appear in a final 1.0 version within the next two to three months, according to Ken Norton, JotSpot's vice president of products. M…

My Top 10 Best Products (Renewed)

All Products Listed by Ranking
Experts-Exchange IT Solutions Collaboration SiteGoogle Gmail Web MailGhostzilla The Invisible BrowserQuickPost Experts-Exchange New Question Auto NotificationMozilla Firefox Web BrowserVisual Studio .NET 2003 IDE .NET 1.1Visual Basic 6.0 IDE for Visual Basic 6.0MSN Messenger 7.5 Internet Messenging ProgramGoogle Search EngineMSDN Library Microsoft Technologies DocumentationNJStar Communicator is kicked out of the list. Ghostzilla made it to the list for the first time and took 3rd spot. The rest of the products remain relatively the same.

Cursing and Swearing But...

If one is unable to bid a module because of lecture clashes, then that is just too bad. You will not be able to get it no matter how many times you have appealed especially if your reason is you don't attend most lectures anyway. It will not going to help even if you have appealed thrice and definitely it will not go through even if you plan to bring up to the Dean.

Make other plans, please. I am most willing to tell anyone who the person I am referring to if you are interested.

"Measure" Sin

Your sin has been measured. Happily for you, your sin profile leaves room for forgiveness. Just below, discover your full sinful breakdown and see the areas that you must improve, to save yourself from an eternity in hell.

Envy:Very Low
Lust:Very Low
Pride:Very Low

Discover Your Sins - Click Here


So sian.. Got to report to work.
It's my first full-time job since I finished serving my remaining NS term.
Hope all turns out fine.

So what have I been doing? Freelancing... 2 projects done already and 1 more to go but just not yet started. I just couldn't find the right mood.

I Love Helping

Over the years, I have helped to solve technical questions online for free. It feels great especially my effort is appreciated and thanked for.
Year Questions Answered
2005 422
2004 271
2003 779
2002 441
2001 416
2000 80
1999 5

Hope year 2006 will be a better one despite my busier schedule.