New Nose on Long Lost Friends?

Ever since my other half started to do her online business, she has been contacting all her long lost friends – friends dated back from her high school, friends from her University, even her hometown childhood friends. One friend in particular she claimed had rhinoplasty right after she finished high school. Not many can vouch for the truth but close friends admitted that her nose did look different. Now my spouse is planning to have a get together with her rhino-girlfriend just so she can squeeze the improved nose of her friend herself, simply to feed her curiosity on how rhinoplasty nose surgery resulted in.

Oh, BTW they do have a procedure to revise the surgery in case the surgeon did a bad job on your too crooked, twisted nose. Check out rhinoplasty nose surgery. The witch who gave poison apple to Snow White might need to consider it?

Internet Marketing Goes Wild

Technology is a huge keyword in the world we live in today. More and more types of businesses are going online for promoting their products and services.

For example nowadays, businesses that we thought would never go online has already made attempts to have websites and online promotions, or as we usually say it “Internet presence”. For example, specializes in Malaysian wedding items – something traditional that we have never imagined would be possible online. I’ve contacted the business owner and found that there are actually a lot of businesses coming through from the web!

With all these interests in having Internet presence, new opportunities are also blooming for web design and development companies that provides services for website building. Even myself is having some contractual projects for building websites for all kinds of businesses.

Moreover, some companies or site has introduced specialized services for certain types of businesses to have Internet presence. One good example would be this site called Surgeon Advisor which is targeted for plastic surgeons to market their services in the Internet. Simply termed, I call it Internet marketing for doctors.

Does your business have Internet presence yet?

The Correct Way To SPAM

Some of us might say that there’s no right way to send spams. I partially agree especially the spams contains useless information but I do sometimes receive spams that contains interesting things and products.

Spambots is a no no. But living in Malaysia I receive quite a number of people sending emails promoting their valid services and products. I don’t like it but if you can’t stop it you have to live with it.

Some rules that is acceptable under my own considerations are:

Rule 1: anti virus

Use anti virus in your computer where you send the emails from.

Rule 2: recipients

NEVER put recipients email addresses inside the To: field. Instead, use the Bcc: field. This way, the recipient will still receive your email and know who is it from. Why? This is because 100% of the times, your recipient are not related to each other. You have no rights to reveal other people’s email addresses to the public. This also increases the chances of email viruses to propagate and send emails to thousands of people. You can control your PC but not the recipient’s.

Let’s say you send an email to user A, B, and C by putting them in the To: field, and user B is a nest of virus. The viruses in user B’s PC will be able to see user A and C email addresses and propagate themselves. This will not happen if you send using Bcc: field, where user B’s PC will only be able to see your email address and sends viruses to you. Hey, that’s the risk you have to take. You can always send an email with the From: address is not yours or make up any address but I am not going to teach that here.

Rule 3: sender

Always use your real name as sender. Use something like “special promotion” or “tawaran hebat” will definitely make sure your email end up in Junk boxes.

Rule 4: subject

Don’t use weird character like the underscore (_), quotes, or even to the extreme: normal brackets. Spams usually will try to avoid spam filters by masking words. For example a spam promoting weight loss products use the word “we_ight“. This no longer works as spam filters have been made to detect these kinds of things.

So people, if you send emails using the general rules above I am more than willing to have a peek before deleting the emails.

Be safe.

Malaysia Prepaid War

The war has begun again. Yellow operator came out with and the blue (purple?) operator came out with I wonder what the red operator will register.

For sure, the yellow operator must have some regrets for not registering the version of the domain.

While the yellow operator is being discreet about the domain it registered (or isn’t technical enough that a freelancer and an external company to handle such promotion):

Administrative Contact:
McCann Erickson (M) Sdn. Bhd
Sha Li Lim
Level 8, Menara IMC, 8, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Phone: +60.60327186118
Email: [email protected]

The blue operator doesn’t seem to care:

j [Technical Contact MYNIC Handle : CPC014868]
Celcom IT Security Management
Celcom (M) Berhad
16th Floor Menara Celcom
No 82, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan
[email protected]
(Tel) 03-26883876
(Fax) 03-26810396

As long as there’s no gunshot or people dying because of this I’ll just sit out of the war zone and enjoy the fun. I’m using postpaid (with neither operator) anyway.

What Kind Of Employee Are You?

My better half forwarded me an email containing this information. I am unsure of the source but reading through it made me realize that 99% of them (for my star) is in fact accurate.

This is mine:

Taurus Employee Profile (April 20 – May 20)

Taureans make some of the best employees. They are loyal, hardworking, and no-nonsense. They work methodically and follow projects through until they are complete. Some may appear to work a little too slowly-usually because they are so careful-but they will always finish what they start. They thrive on structure, schedules, and routine. You’ll find them doing the same exact thing at the same time every day. Taureans, however, are not exactly the malleable workers that they often appear to be. If they have to work in a chaotic environment, they won’t be happy and will be prone to child-like temper tantrums and stubbornness. They might react similarly if they have to work around ignorant people or at a job where there is no obvious potential for advancement. Taureans will be very unhappy if there isn’t a ladder for them to climb. Even in the worst situations, they will find a way to advance slowly, winning over the most difficult people who may stand in their way of progress. Taurus employees will only take so much patiently and happily before they feel they are being taken advantage of. They will gladly accept orders and do whatever dirty work needs to get done, but they expect rewards. They want material gain, salary increases, and the potential for more power. To make your Taurus employees happy, be sure to give them projects through which they will see tangible results-hopefully something that will allow them to express their unique creativity in addition to their practical side. They don’t want to feel mired in details for long periods of time. Make sure to schedule regular performance and salary reviews. This show of respect should keep them loyal to the company.

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Belkin Surge Protector Insurance

When I first bought the Belkin Surge Protector Gold Series I didn’t really believe that they are going to replace faulty equipments. On the box, they say the insurance amount is RM50,000 insurance (maximum amount of the devices connected to the protector).

Today, we called the toll-free number and immediately received an RMA letter for our surge protector. For real!

We need to pick the new protector in KL, and send the damaged one via UPS to them. As for the insurance, it’s normal that we would need to send a form together with the damaged protector to Singapore. At least there’s hope to get replacement for our broken devices!

I’ve got to say that I am impressed with Belkin – and it’s not easy to impress me! I’ll post updates from time to time on the progress of the claims.