A Busy Weekend

I have just finished a busy weekend. Went to pick up my Mom ~400km up North East and ~400km back, and sending her off for Hajj at Kelana Jaya Hajj Complex.

Today I was dead tired, but unable to get any sleep due to the fact that I slept early the night before and woke up quite late in the morning.

And in about 40 minutes I will have to be at work, on night shift for 9 hours.

My web development client has been pressuring me, and on Thursday I will be on flight to Langkawi for the company trip. With so many events they planned for the trip I imagine that I will not be able to get so much rest after all.

Tonight at midnight will be our 3rd year anniversary and I have nothing prepared. Hopefully I can manage to go to a good dinner tomorrow night for our anniversary.

Still dead tired, hopefully I will get through the night without any problems and get back home at 7.30am. Usually that’s not possible as there were so many things to finish at work.

A close friend of mine said that when she feels tired and out of sleep, she’ll say to herself that she’ll have lots of time to rest/sleep when she retires. I said to her: what if the reaper comes and takes you before you retires? Oh well that’s so “chicken and egg“.

Oh well, at least I have a nice job. I have to learn to be thankful for that 🙂


RHSince the company I am working for is willing to pay for the training fees + exam fees, I am actually thinking of getting RHCE. However due to the current events that are going on in the office, I will not be able to attend the 5 day training until the early of next year. Time is a big problem indeed.

There will be an RH302 exam available on 24 December 2006 at Training Choice, KL.

The catch is that I have to pass the exam and the company will reimburse. If not, I’ll lose RM1,800.00 (~USD500.00) for nothing. Gulp!

Do You Believe In Fate or Destiny

Do you believe in fate, or do you believe in working towards changing the events that can happen in your future?

       n 1: an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen
            in the future [syn: destiny]
       2: the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events
          (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the
          face of Destiny" [syn: Destiny]
       3: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including
          everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may
          be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the
          luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success
          that was her portion" [syn: fortune, destiny, luck,
          lot, circumstances, portion]
       v : decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become
           a great pianist" [syn: destine, doom, designate]

Destiny pretty much have the same meaning.

The problem in believing in fate/destiny is that people tend to let things happen automatically, without even lifting a finger to make it better. IMHO this makes people become lazy and stupid. Don’t give me any preaches related to religion or anything, I am looking into it from a simple point of view.

I think people can work hard and achieve whatever they want in the future. What do you think?

Under The Hood of Microsoft Windows

Process Explorer

For a Linux geek like me, I always feel so much restrained when using Windows, due to the fact that I can’t really get into the internals of the system especially that now I am using Windows on my 2 year old notebook after the storage catastrophe. It looks like hard disks don’t really like to stay with me that long; or is it my own fault for overusing them? Oh well.

While browsing through this post from the F-Secure blog, I found out that Microsoft has bought Sysinternals in July 2006. Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell must be millionaires now 😉

No wonder my friend who have just started today in F-Secure KL talked to me about the cool utilities. Now I know where he hangs out.

There are actually a bunch of tools, categorized into:

  • File and Disk Utilities
  • Networking
  • Processes & Threads
  • Security Utilities
  • System Information
  • Miscellaneous

I’ve actually tried only a few of the tools, which I chose based on my familiarity with the functions.

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Moving Soon

This site will be soon moved to another server due to my expiring account with the current hosting company. In due course, you will not be able to access this site. At that time you may want to open up a command prompt, and as the TMNET customer support always mentioned, flush your DNS cache by typing in this command:

ipconfig /flushdns

And all will be well.

The new home will be cozy, with bigger disk space and bandwidth. So far the support is fine too.

Police At Work

Nothing much in this post, just sharing a photo of the police guys that caused me to be late today. Yes, I start work at 15:00.

The location is the freeway into Putrajaya from Puchong, just before the left turn to Putrajaya. Straight ahead are Dengkil and Cyberjaya. (This road is parallel with ERL lines).

Cyberjaya Cops

Nothing wrong with what they do, it’s their job, just pissed off a little with them 😉

4 lanes becoming 1 lane is too much even for this empty-most-of-the-time road.

Free KFC For E.T.

I’m not sure whether all of you have ever heard or even knew E.T.? He (it) is an ugly looking creature from a movie when I was a kid.

KFC has recently changed their logo for the 3rd time since it was ever designed. And guess what did they do? They built a massive 87,500 sq ft logo!

KFC From Space

The logo, which are built with 65,000 tiles took 24 days to finish, and is located near Area 51 in Nevada. I’ve tried looking for it in Google Maps but I guess it’s not there yet.

More news can be read here, and here.

Something that I really wanted to know but too lazy to ask:

The late Col Sanders, who died at the age of 90 in 1980, introduced his Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe at his own restaurant in 1939. He went on to run a chain of restaurants and developed celebrity status after appearing in his own, “finger-lickin’ good” TV commercials.

Now I know Col Sanders is not a fictional character like Hello Kitty. 😉

Bye Michael Lai, Hello Zainab Hashim

Zainab Hashim? Who’s that? That’s the new TMNET CEO. Well, acting CEO.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd said in a statement that the company was in the process of looking for a suitable successor as the present CEO, Michael Lai would be leaving his current position to pursue an external career opportunity.

Zainab, who has been with TM Net since 2001, would serve in the acting capacity during the transitional period, the statement said.

She has been with Telekom Malaysia for the last 28 years serving in various capacity and her experience covers a broad spectrum of telecommunications and multimedia business.

Oh my oh my… only one thing comes to mind when a company CEO quits… (use your imagination). I do not need to comment.

As for Zainab, good luck. I really hope that she will be able to solve TMNET woes. Really. Not the other way round.

… as reported by Bernama.

Creative Zen Neeon

Yesterday I received a free Creative Zen Neeon 512MB in a goodie bag distributed to all my department staff at work. Although I have never really wanted an MP3 player* this is a pleasant surprise indeed.

Formal Picture of Creative Zen Neeon

512MB is not that big if you ask me, but the player actually comes in different models of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB. I charged it overnight via USB port, and this morning I did a test run with a few types of music. Having never used any hand-held MP3 player before, I’ve got to say that the sound quality is good. However I was a little disappointed to hear some noise from the right earpiece when playing the introduction MP3 preloaded with the device.

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Google AdSense Under Maintenance

For AdSense users out there who are not subscribed in the blog update, Google AdSense site is down from 10am to 2pm PDT:

This Saturday, November 11th, our engineers will be performing routine system maintenance from 10am to 2pm PDT. Although you won’t be able to access your account during this time, ads will still be served to your pages and we’ll continue to track your earnings as normal.

AdSense Maintenance

However by the time I am writing this, it’s already 2pm+ PDC but I think it’ll be up soon. As they suggested, maybe this will give you a chance to clear away those cobwebs you told friends were “Halloween decorations.” 😉

Do You Have Heart?

When your family ask you to bring you to KFC for a meal, would you say no? Do you have heart to say no, for whatever reason, if you child asked you to bring him/her to KFC?

I know, it would be dramatic and sad if you can’t afford it but what if you earn RM7000+ per month? A simple meal at KFC for 5 people would definitely cost less than RM100.00

This is a true story that happened last Ramadhan. Even worst, it was for break fast (buka puasa). The father responded: “No. Do you think KFC is cheap?“.

I ask you again. Do you have heart?



Cuba bayangkan seorang ayah, bila diajak anak-anak untuk makan KFC berbuka puasa, menjawab: “Korang ingat KFC murah ke?“. Sedangkan kita tahu yang beliau bergaji besar?

Sampai hati ke?

Tun Dr Mahathir Warded at Institut Jantung Negara

Poor Tun. He’s now recovering from a mild heart attack in IJN. I heard the attack was following a Hari Raya open house party the previous night (the attack came on Thursday morning).

I am not going to comment about his political views or anything, especially for a man that is 3 times older than myself. But if I hear anything else about the issues with our current PM I will definitely think that he needs the rest after so many years working on developing Malaysia. It’s time for him to enjoy the rest of his life, with his family and friends…

Right, Tun? Hope you get well soon, and please take it easy.

Tun Dr Mahathir