Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Watch Bill Gates & Co Present Windows Vista

Quite fascinating

Official Launch of Windows Vista

In 1983, Microsoft announced their 1st Microsoft Windows.
12 years later, the 1st 32 bit Microsoft Windows 95 came and now long filenames is possible.
12 years later (Year 2007), Microsoft Windows Vista is launched.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

How Brain Works

Brain is so complicated. Try out below:

  1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY.....) andwhile sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, liftyour right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
  2. Now, while doing this, draw the number " 6" in the air with youright hand.

Continue making the 6 in the air.......
Your foot will change direction. It works every time.

Explanation from "Infinity08", Experts-Exchange member.

"Those two movements are very basic, but your brain is not accustomed to doing them together. It can't consciously do two different things at the same time : in this case clockwise and anti-clockwise movements of foot and hand ON THE SAME SIDE of the body.However, you can train yourself to do this correctly, by doing it so often that it becomes an unconscious action. When you start to think about it actively (consciously), it fails.

Compare it to learning to drive a car. Driving a car requires a lot of different actions executed at the same time : handling the pedals, steering wheel, gear shifter, while at the same time looking around and having a global view of traffic around you. When you start learning, you'll have a lot of difficulties doing any two of these actions at the same time (eg. steering while shifting gear etc.). After a while though, when you've driven around for a while, those actions become "second nature" to your brain, and you don't even realise that you're doing them (because they're handled by the unconscious).

I mentioned earlier that the foot and hand have to be at the same side of the body (right or left) for this to work (or better : fail). Try the same exercise with your left foot and right hand and it shouldn't be a problem. The reason for this is that the right part of your body is controlled by the left half of your brain, and vice versa."

Amazon Web Services

Trying now

How to Open Password Protected PDF Documents

This is interesting

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How to Disable GPRS on Your PDA Phone?

Install PHM Registry Editor

You will need to first install a registry editor. Windows Mobile does not come together readily with a Registry Editor. Do not ask me the reason as to why the decision was made like this/that because I don't know why. Nevertheless, there is a freeware downloadable from the Internet that provides us with a GUI to "mess" with the registry. Download and install PHM Registry Editor now. Perform a soft reset after installation.

PHM Registry Editor:

Tweak your registry
  1. Open your registry editor
  2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS Internet (GPRS)\Enabled
  3. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  4. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  5. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS WAP (GPRS)\Enabled
  6. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  7. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  8. Soft-reset.
If you really really hate GPRS, u might as well rid urself of the MMS function as well:

  1. Open your registry editor
  2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}\Connections\IDEAS MMS\Enabled
  3. Edit the key 'Enabled' by double-tapping or otherwise.
  4. Change its DWORD Data from '1' to '0'.
  5. Soft-reset.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Run Ad-Aware In Background (Save CPU Juice)

This may already be known to some who actually explore Ad-Aware options. But I thought it is good to post it.

To GDC Enginners

I sent below complaint feedback to the Chairman and CEO of CPF on the working ethics of Goverment Data Centre (GDC) today. Below is my feedback.

To whom it may concern,

I would like to comment on the way the engineers of Goverment Data Centre (GDC) handle the 21st Jan 2007 SingPass downtime.

On 21st Jan 2007 around 11am, I tried to access my CPF statement via CPF website using my SingPass but was greeted with a "Page Not Found" error. I went back to CPF site and found there's no announcement on the landing page announcing on SingPass authentication downtime. At around 12pm same day, I tried again but was greeted with the same.

At around 1pm plus, the result was the same but this time round, I saw an announcement on CPF homepage indicating there would be an expected downtime of SingPass authentication service from 1pm to 2pm due to system maintenance at GDC. Since it is a system maintenance, I assume it should be predicted, planned and scheduled. At around 3pm, I tried again and this time was greeted with the same "Page not found" error. This was way past an hour after 2pm. Add to my frustration, the announcement on CPF website was removed apparently due to it expired itself after 2pm.

At this point of time of sending this complaint feedback, SingPass authentication service is still unavailable. Announcement on CPF website states "SingPass authentication service will not be available from 7:30pm to 11:59pm (Singapore Time) on 21 January 2007 due to system maintenance work at the Government Data Centre. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.".

It seems to me this is not a planned and scheduled maintenance works but rather, SingPass authentication is down unexpectedly due to some unforseen reasons. Of course I understand there is no IT system in world that will keep running 24/7 forever without experiencing a glitch. However, I do hope GDC could be frank and report to the public what is really happening. They should not be over confident and make empty statements especially if it is to be announced to the public which includes both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans. I do hope the statement made "...we apologise for any inconvenience caused.." is sincere and come from the bottom of the heart because it really had caused many inconveniences to me and most probably to many others.

I hope a representative from the GDC engineering / software team can shed some light on what type of system maintenance. And should the system maintenance is planned and scheduled, I believe the time period posted should be something like "1300 to 2359hr" instead of posting breaks like "1pm-2pm" and "7.30pm-11:59pm". Please explain.

I thank you for your time in reading this feedback and I seek your kind assistance to forward this feedback to the most relevant party to answer my feedback.

My contact information is posted below:
Telephone : +65 99999999
Email :

Loh Hon Chun


Hope to get a feedback soon.

Google Search History

Now, you can search your previously keywords search using the new Google History (Beta). Pretty cool. To stop tracking, click on "Pause".

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fake Google Belarus Homepage

Try doing a search for keyword Google Belarus.

The top result turns out to be a site that mimics Google's Homepage. This site though is a copy of Google, it is not a malicious site. A search made on the copy site will simply do a post to genuine Google.

Google Mimic

Google's Localized Version for Belarus (Genuine)

Live.Com Is Trying To Be Simple

It seems like Microsoft's own Live.Com is trying to portray a clean and simple landing page and be like Google. My personal opinion is the interface is just too simple.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Shopping for CNY

Today is so tired.

Met up with Regine at Takashimaya Coffee Bean at 10.30am for breakfast before kicking off our CNY shopping spree. We did our shopping at Takashimaya, Bugis, and Queensway Shopping Centre.

All in all, I bought a pair of black leather shoes at Takashimaya and 2 shirts at Queensway Shopping Centre.