Malaysia : Tong Taik UMNO: April 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Microsoft Delays Release of Windows XP SP3 Due To Compatibility Issue

I guess, I just have to stop looking for it for awhile. Eventhough Microsoft had said last week that it completed development on Windows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3).

Microsoft Delays Release of Windows XP SP3 Due To Compatibility Issue
Microsoft is recommending that Microsoft Dynamics RMS customers not install Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1. For more information, those customers should contact Microsoft Customer Support Services, the company said. - Source

Monday, April 28, 2008

Verify Your Job Agency Online

BANGI: Job seekers can check the validity and authenticity of employment agencies by visiting the Human Resources Ministry's website at www.mohr.gov.my.

There are some 1,200 agencies currently registered with the ministry.


The minister, Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, said job seekers, to avoid being cheated, should ensure the agencies were genuine before registering and paying for job applications.

Commenting on the New Sunday Times front page report yesterday about employment agency scams, he said that under the Private Employment Agencies Act 1981, private employment agencies were only allowed to collect RM12 in registration fees.

"But after the applicant has secured a job, it will then depend on the agreement signed between the applicant, employer and agency," he said after presenting prizes to winners of the OSH Walkathon.

The event was held in conjunction with World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2008 here yesterday.

The NST reported that some agencies advertised jobs in newspapers and on the Internet, luring people with the promise of a fat salary at the end of every week.

The catch was, applicants were required to pay the agencies between RM180 and RM200 in "administration fees".

Subramaniam said those who had been cheated by employment agencies should lodge a report with the Labour Department.

"The press also can help by asking these agencies to show their licences before they advertise.

"This will ensure that only valid vacancies from credible agencies are advertised," he added. - Source

About Dr. Subramaniam in govt. website:-
http://www.parlimen.gov.my/...

Dr. Subramaniam contact numbers:-
http://www.mohr.gov.my/...

gOS Space 2.9 with Action Stacked Dock

In Leopard, I guess there's an exactly same dock as in this new gOS Space 2.9 here. I will give it a try.

Download gOS Space 2.9 (with My Space Apps & action stacked dock.

Ubuntu 8.04 Is A Grap

Even Ubuntu 7.10 is way better. Wanna know why? Click here.


Cloned output. It happened after the display driver installation.

grap (de)
n. joke, funny tale, jest, humorous remark.

The Solution
So I got no choice, other than edit (gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf) the xorg.conf file. Of course we gotta go to the root level. LOL!

Here is the content of the my xorg.conf file (also posted here):-


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Screen 0
Vendorname "NVIDIA"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Samsung"
Modelname "Samsung SyncMaster 793DF/793MB"
Horizsync 30-71
Vertrefresh 50-160
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@85" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@43" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync interlace +vsync
modeline "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1400 1050
Modes "1024x768@85" "1024x768@75" "832x624@75" "1024x768@70" "800x600@60" "1024x768@60" "800x600@85" "1024x768@43" "800x600@75" "1152x864@75" "800x600@72" "1280x960@60" "800x600@56" "1280x1024@60" "640x480@85" "1400x1050@60" "640x480@75" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series"
Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
Driver "nv"
Screen 1
Vendorname "NVIDIA"
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection


Now, this is how my desktop looks like!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

VIDEO : Raja Petra Kamaruddin | Blog RTM1 | Hasim Abu Haniffa

Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) in a programme called Blog from RTM1 TV channel. This is the first time for RPK to appear in RTM1.


Blog RTM1 Part 1/3


Blog RTM1 Part 2/3


Blog RTM1 Part 3/3

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready To Be Downloaded!

Yup! Hardy Heron is already here!

It's 21:00 here in Malaysia, and I'm downloading Ubuntu 64-bit from a Taiwanese server.

Can't hardly wait for this one!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

VelociRaptor - The Fastest SATA Drive In the Known Universe

WD Raptop has evolved!


Get to know more about WD VelociRaptor | Specification

The PC enthusiasts favourite 10,000 RPM SATA drive is now 35% faster with twice the capacity of its older, WD Raptor:-
  • 300GB
  • 10,000 RPM
  • SATA 3 GB/s interface

Sunday, April 20, 2008

VIDEO : Login as Administrator in Windows Vista

Sometimes, we need to have the permission of the admin (administrator).

Run as administrator

So, this is how we login as administrator. Check out the video below as well:-
  1. Type cmd at the Start Search.
  2. Right-click on the cmd
  3. Choose Run as Administrator
  4. Next, type net user administrator /active:yes


net user administrator /active:yes

Just switch to the Administrator account, and you're done!

To disable back the administrator:-
  1. Type cmd at the Start Search.
  2. Right-click on the cmd
  3. Choose Run as Administrator
  4. Next, type net user administrator /active:no

VIDEO : Changing Start Menu Power Button | From Sleep To Shutdown

April 2008 is the month where I'm going to switch from Windows XP to Windows Vista. Anyway, the default behavior of Start Menu Power Button is sleep. Let's make it Shutdown.

Please refer to the video below:-


It's easy with just one button shutdown like that.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Middle East Oil Flow May Decline

A Lehman Brothers official says power demands in the Middle East may cause a decline in oil supplies resulting in higher market prices.

"The Middle East now appears to require more hydrocarbons being devoted to power generation . . .as power needs grow," Edward Morse, Lehman's Chief energy economist, told reporters at the Lehman Brothers Commodity Round Table.

The oil supply to the international market may be reduced by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) as more oil and natural gas will be redirected toward producing electricity, Reuters quoted Morse as explaining.

When examining the oil situations of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi or the Emirates and Kuwait, he predicts the 1 million bpd decrease to begin in May and continue through July and August.

If the region faces above-average temperatures this summer, greater consumption of electricity will lead to a tightening of the oil market and higher prices.

"There certainly should be enough crude oil, condensates and natural gas in combination to eventually catch up, and I think it is probably going to catch up in the summer of 2009," he said.

Lehman anticipates the average price of a barrel of oil to be $85, $105 and $80 for the 2nd, 3rd and the 4th quarters respectively.

Source:-
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=50340&sectionid=351020103

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Download Problem With Box.net | Similar / Alternative Online Storage

The answer is already here. You see, I had a problem with my Box.net widget since last 3 weeks. My website visitors couldn't download any file from the widget including me.

So, after I sent an email to Box.net support people, I've been told that my allocated 10GB bandwidth limit has been exceeded. It surprised me, I wish I could see a log file of the downloading in my Box.net widget.

My email to Box.net technical support.

Their (Box.net) email to me. So it seems that I got to wait for the 'bandwidth to be recharged' on the end of every month? Haha!

Box.net Similar/Alternative ( Free Online Storage )
If you google around the internet, you will stumble on these websites:-
  1. Mediamax aka Streamload - http://www.mediamax.com
  2. Omnidrive - http://www.omnidrive.com
  3. XDrive - http://www.xdrive.com
  4. eSnips - http://www.esnips.com
  5. AllMyData - http://www.allmydata.com
  6. Drop.io - http://drop.io
But to be honest, none of them suits me. Because Box.net widget is totally awesome! The Omnidrive is still in beta, I think they have a widget as well.

Box.net Widget No more! Hail To Drop.io - updated
Why did I dropped the Box.net widget? Because it's running out of bandwidth. Why I switched to Drop.io? It's because of its simpleness and awesomeness. No widget and that's fine to me.

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