Happy New Year , 2009 it’s here!!

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Happy new year. I’m 3 days behind, talk about a good start.

New year night was good, spent it with Alan, Shirley, Raja and a shit load of beers while motivating each other on the many projects we plan to get started in the new year. Too much time has been waisted in the past just talking about shit, hopefully this year’s gonna be productive.

I’m not a big fan of new year resolutions but if you must know here’s mine;

1. Reduce and eventually quit smoking.
2. Exercise!!
3. Be a good son.
4. Be a good bf.
5. Be productive at work.
6. Roll out at least 3 side projects.
7. Contribute to at least 5 welfare related deeds.
8. Make more money from other avenues besides my full time job.
9. Travel to at least 5 countries.
10. Buy a house.

Let’s see how many get to cross out by end of year.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 20

Full Circle Magazine Issue 20 is out. Read it online or download it here.

What’s covered in this edition;

  • Command and Conquer – The Daunting Terminal.
  • How-To : Program in C – Part 4, Web Development – Part 1, Backup & Sync Your Music.
  • My Story – Making Money With FOSS
  • Book Review – Ubuntu Kung Fu
  • My Opinion – Italy Speaks OSS
  • MOTU Interview – Andrea Colangelo
  • Top 5 – Backup Solutions

Publish at Scribd or explore others: UNIX Technology linux magazine ubunt

Source: Full Circle Magazine

Vote for P1 W1MAX coverage areas

P1 W1MAX

P1 has a new marketing strategy out. Instead of planning where to “P1 W1MAX” enable, they are asking their users to vote for the next “P1 W1MAX” coverage areas. the current top 10;

1. Petaling Jaya, SS2
2. Kajang, Bandar Sungai Long
3. Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ipoh
4. Petaling Jaya, Seksyen 14
5. Seri Kembangan, Taman Universiti Indah
6. Puchong, Taman Puchong Permai
7. Kepong, Desa Aman Puri
8. Petaling Jaya, Taman Bahagia
9. Johor Bahru, Taman Istimewa
10. Alor Setar, Pumpong

Well, I guess it’s a good idea but what happens to the poor souls living in lover density areas? Will they have to wait till all hot spots have been satisfied before being serviced? I hope not, P1 should identify key areas and continue their deployment as planed but keep the voting options open as a bonus feature. The voted areas should be serviced but not at the expense of the underpopulated areas.

If P1 is to kill StreamyX, one thing’s gonna be of utmost importance, that is to listen to your customers and keep them happy. StreamyX does a F**KED UP job at keeping it’s users happy and not to forget, they have the worst engineers ever!! I have been waiting for almost 2 months for an engineer to check my line!!

I need P1 W1MAX !! Vote for my area, “Taman Maluri, Cheras”.

TQ, TQ, :D

Foxmarks unknown error occurred (411)

Foxmarks is the first extension I install every time I setup Firefox.I never have to worry about loosing my bookmarks anymore and now my passwords too!

Recently it’s being acting up with a “unknown error occurred (411)”  error during setup. The workaround fortunately is quite simple.

Foxmarks-error

1. Go to Tools –> Foxmarks –> Foxmarks Settings –> Advanced
2. Change encryption to “Encrypt All”.

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That’s it.

Internet Service Interruption

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This from TM,

Dear Valued Customers,
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) wishes to announce that there is a disruption of its Internet services due to circuits fault on Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 4 (SMW4) submarine cable network between Palermo (Southern Italy) and Alexandria (Northern Egypt) linking Malaysia to Europe. Due to this, customers using Internet services may now experience slow browsing while accessing websites hosted in Europe.

In addition, customers using other IP services such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and other critical business applications linked to Europe may also experience some service degradation.

To alleviate the problem, some of the links have been rerouted to alternate routes to ease the congestion.

Restoration works on the affected cables are already in progress. However, in the restoration process, traffic to Northern America may experience minor degradation while traffic to other countries is not affected. TM expects the complete recovery of its services by December 31, 2008. TM will make further announcements on the progress of the restoration works.

TM wishes to assure its customers that it is undertaking all necessary measures to restore communications services for its customers as soon as possible.

Customers can call TM at 100 and select “Internet Services” or e-mail us at help@tm.com.my for any Internet related problems.

Thank You.

TM released this notice to it’s subscribers notifying them of the current Internet service interruption experienced by many. The disruption was caused by 2 submarine lines (SE-ME-WE-4 and SE-ME-WE-3) in the Mediterranean being severed. These were the same cables that were severed earlier this year too.

Restoration work is being carried out by the “France Telecom Marine” team and is scheduled to be completed by end of year or sooner. 

To be frank, I can’t tell the difference because my Internet has always been bad. Instead of spending billions on fibre to home, I personally feel that TM to should invest in more international lines. A third world country, so we claim, the Internet is the best tool to elevate our status. don’t ya think?

Source: BBC

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