Archive for April, 2009

Got this email from exabytes today.
Here goes…

From: Exabytes Network []
Subject: FW: Exabytes Web Designer’s MacBook Stolen

Dear All,

It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our Web Designer’s MacBook which was stolen yesterday (Tuesday), April 28th 2009 at Hongkie Kopitiam @ E-Gate, Penang.

It happened at night – 10.02pm to be exact – where someone from behind snatched the MacBook bag which he put on the floor right next to him, without him noticing since he was chatting with his friend then. When he did eventually realize that his MacBook was missing, he sought for help and saw the whole incident via CCTV.

The relevant information is as follows: White Apple MacBook, laptop Part No. MB061ZP/A and Serial No. W8730S60YA2. Following is the sample picture of the laptop.

If there is any info leading to the missing MacBook, please contact Exabytes is also offering a RM3000 reward if the laptop is returned in a good condition. We want to see if we can leverage the power of the Internet to help him. Please forward this email to you friends. Thank you.

Let’s all learn from this very unfortunate occurrence. Please don’t leave your personal belongings unsupervised anywhere, anytime.

For more details about this incident, please visit Exabytes blog at

For those who in Penang, RM3000 reward are up for grabs.

Now, Super Sleuth are on the case!

moral of the story : always keep eye on your valueable belongings.

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The 15th ASEAN International Metalworking, Machine Tool, CAD/CAM, Metrology, Mould & Die, Surface & Heat Treatment, Sub-Contracting, Foundry, Industrial Automation, Robotics, Precision Enginnering and Welding Technology Exhibition

website :  MetalTech Malaysia 2009


We are pleasure to inform you that Metaltech 2009 (MTM 2009) scheduled to be held from the 6th to 10th May 2009 is moving into its final stages of preparation. The halls are currently filling up fast and we have secured an 80% confirmation from exhibitors.

Despite the current economic situation, the show is getting strong support from the industry worldwide as the event draws nearer. We believe exhibitors are looking forward to Metaltech 2009 as a spur to the manufacturing industry in these challenging times.

Rest assured we will as always be committed in assisting the industry in any way we can.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely
Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.


To all who have interest in CAD/CAM Systems, Prototyping Systems, Metal Cutting Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Processing & Metal Forming, Moulds & Dies, Metrology Equipment, Forging & Castings Equipment, Surface & Heat Treatment Finishing Equipment, Hardware & Power Tools, Welding & Fastening Industrial Automation, Factory Automation, Process Automation.

This is definitely, the place you want to be. Be there!

for more info click here.

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1Malaysia Song Writing Competition

‘1Malaysia’ Song To Be Symbol Of Unity And Struggle Of All Races – Dr Rais

KUALA KLAWANG, April 27 (Bernama) — The Information, Communication and Culture Ministry would launch a contest to identify the best composer for the ‘1Malaysia’ song.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said just like other patriotic songs that inculcate patriotism in their composition, especially songs like ‘Budi Bahasa Budaya Kita’ and those to promote reading, the Ministry also wants the ‘1Malaysia’ song lyrics to have all the values that can attract listeners.

“God willing, I hope we can get good response from composers and we hope to pick the best composition,” he told reporters after attending a dinner hosted by Kelab Rekreasi Warga Tua, Kuala Klawang here last night.

Dr Rais who is also Jelebu Member of Parliament said the song composition would have the representation of all races.

The ‘1Malaysia’ song, to be in composed in Bahasa Malaysia, would be widely aired on all TV and radio stations, just like what Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had wished for.

Meanwhile, Dr Rais also said that he was surprised with his appointment to the Umno Supreme Council by Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last Friday.

“I did not expect to be among those appointed but I am deeply honoured with the announcement and hope to do my very best to strengthen the party,” he said.


so, to all song writers out there.

it’s time to put on your favourite thinking hat and start writing 1Malaysia song now.

good luck.

read more : Peraduan cipta lagu wawasan Najib‘1Malaysia’ Song To Be Symbol Of Unity And Struggle Of All Races – Dr Rais1Malaysia

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Sell Out! The first-ever Malaysian feature comedy film to win an award from the Venice Film Festival last August.
How cool is that!
Truely a Malaysia Boleh!


Her name is Rafflesia Pong (Rafflesia=largest flower in the world, which reeks of animal carcass; Pong=stink). She’s a bottom-ranking arts show host who’s disillusioned with “those over-rated underachievers we call artists.” He’s Eric Tan (Eric=Eric, Tan=typical Chinese surname), a product designer who’s just about to learn that it doesn’t pay to be creative. They both work for FONY, a multinational conglomerate whose mission statement, copied from a Taiwanese company, is to be original. In the face of such pressure, will Eric and Rafflesia retain their artistic integrity or will they finally sell out to fame, fortune or some other nasty thing that also starts with “F”?

1. Jerrica Lai as Rafflesia Pong
2. Peter Davis as Eric Tan
3. Kee Thuan Chye as The Smoking CEO
4. Lim Teik Leong as The Forgetful CEO
5. Lee Szu Hung as Tony
6. Wong Wai Hoong as Yew Fai, the cameraman
7. Hannah Lo as Hannah Edwards Leong

read more :

Coming to Malaysia local cinema screens on 7 May 2009

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Swine Flu Outbreak Q&A


NEW YORK, April 28 — How dangerous is the sudden outbreak of swine flu? What makes this virus different from previous flu viruses? Pam Belluck, a science reporter at New York Times, is answering readers’ questions about swine flu and its implications for health.

Q: I had a swine flu shot in 1976 while I was five months pregnant because President Gerald Ford decided that was a good thing (seven pigs in New Jersey had the swine flu). Would this 1976 swine flu shot immunize me and my 32-year-old son from the swine flu now?

— Marilyn Osborne Birmingham, Ala.

A: Dr. Scott P. Layne, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, said that the vaccine is “probably too far removed to be of much help.” He added, “There may be some mild lingering benefit, but I wouldn’t count on it. It’s certainly not going to prevent against infection.”

Q: What is the mode of human-to-human transmission of the swine flu virus? How long does the virus live outside the human host – i.e., on objects (like door handles) and in the air (for instance, on dust particles)?

— Andy Beckerman Bennington, Vt.

A: The swine flu virus is transmitted the same way other flu viruses are spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most common method of transmission is airborne – being in fairly close proximity to an infected person who is coughing or sneezing. It is also possible to become infected by touching a surface with a flu virus on it and then touching one’s mouth or nose, which is why experts advise people to wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their face.

How long a virus can live on an object like a door handle or in the air has a lot to do with temperature, humidity and sunlight, said Dr. Layne of the UCLA School of Public Health. The hotter it is and the more the virus is exposed to sunlight, the shorter it is likely to live, he said. Humidity can have variable effects, sometimes prolonging and sometimes shortening the life of a virus. The CDC says some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on cafeteria tables, doorknobs, desks and other surfaces.

…there is more from source : themalaysianinsider

read more : Flu outbreak spreads to US ; Swine flu hits UK amid pandemic fears ; Penternak babi diarah lapor perubahan kesihatan ternakan ; Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak

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Samuel Morse : Google Doodle

today’s google doodle : the morse code

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter of portraits and historic scenes, the creator of a single wire telegraph system. [source]

On the sea voyage home in 1832, Morse encountered Charles Thomas Jackson of Boston who was well schooled in electromagnetism. Witnessing various experiments with Jackson’s electromagnet, Morse developed the concept of a single wire telegraph, and The Gallery of the Louvre was set aside. The original Morse telegraph, submitted with his patent application, is part of the collections of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.[4] In time the Morse code would become the primary language of telegraphy in the world, and is still the standard for rhythmic transmission of data. [source]

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The indiscriminate use frames, annoying animated gifs, embedded midi files and seizure inducing blink tags were all the rage whenGeoCities was the spot on the Internet some 10 years ago. Providing users with a free lot in one of their many virtual cities, GeoCities kick started the idea of owning your own website as being cool.

Sure, a vast majority of the designs elements in GeoCities webpages were gut-wrenchingly horrendous, (then again, a quick visit to MySpace shows that not much has changed) but bad design habits alone weren’t enough to deter Internet big wigs, Yahoo!, from shelling out $3.56 billion in stocks and $1 billion in options in 1999 a take over bid.

I have many fond memories of GeoCities, as I’m sure most of you do too. I set up my first “website” there during high school, and it’s a little sad to see them finally closing their gates for good even though GeoCities still pulls a reported 11.5 million unique visitors a year.

Oh well… Au revoir GeoCities and thanks for introducing me to HTML coding!

[source : lowyat.NET]

ps.: geocities was where the place where i learned HTML codes and built my very first website.

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finally the Ubuntu 9.04 a.k.a Jaunty Jackalope is here!
get your the new Ubuntu 9.04 copy here or
download now here.

Ubuntu 9.04 Features

Productivity tools: Ubuntu supports all of your favourite web-based mail programs like Yahoo(TM) or Gmail (TM). For the office, Evolution provides all the calendering, contacts and office email you need. Pidgin IM also puts you in instant touch with colleagues and integrates with your personal IM services simply and easily.
Browsing: Includes Mozilla’s Firefox 3 as the default browser. Faster, safer and themed browsing for users.
Photos: Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot and manage, tag, share and sort your photos and upload easily to your favourite social networking sites.
Accessibility: At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around.
Office applications: Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through 3.0 featuring in this release of Ubuntu for the first time. And, they completely integrate with the proprietary office applications out there. The big difference is that they are free.
Music and video: Plug in your PSP, iPod, MP3 player; share playlists with your friends; buy in online music stores; visit your favourite sites like, stream more live radio and content from the BBC and plug in more devices with uPnP (universal Plug and Play)


It also free of windows’ virus, spyware, adware, worms.
Best part of all. It is TOTALLY FREE!.

read more : ubuntu ; ubuntu 9.04 features ; ubuntu untuk malaysia ;

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Perak govt to auction off Toyota Camrys

IPOH: The Perak state government will auction off the 16 units of Toyota Camry 2.4 which were used as official cars by executive councillors under the previous coalition government.According to a statement of an open tender sent to the advertising division of a Malay daily here Tuesday, the auction would be held from May 4 to 18.

The tender statement issued by the Perak State Secretariat said the auction would be carried out at the carpark of the Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan here from 9.30am until 4pm.

The statement said the vehicles could be purchased either in bulk or individually at a reserved price of RM148,000 each.

The cars, with the registration numbers AGS10, AFD11, AFD22, AFD33, AFD55, AFD66, AFD77, AFD88, AFD99, AFD333, AFD999, AFF33, AFF88, AFF99, AGS828 and AEU606, were all registered on Jan 9.

The statement also said that all the cars were bought new and used between one and two months with low mileage and under three-year warranty by the manufacturer.

However, it is learnt that the car with the registration number AGS10 which was used by former mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin would not be auctioned off as he was said to have made a booking to buy the car.

Anyone intending to purchase the cars must submit their offer before noon on May 18. — Bernama

read more: pics – bharian; ;

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Earth Day : Google Doodle

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth‘s environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. [source]

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Ubuntu Manga comic now in English

Japanese Manga comics are hugely popular in that country and cover just about every topic imaginable from sport, to romance, to business, to games. Now there is a Ubuntu Manga comic – called Ubunchu – which has been translated from the original Japanese into English and focuses on three students getting into Ubuntu in their school computer club.

Originally written by Hiroshi Seo, the comic has now been translated by two ubuntu-jp LoCo members – Fumihito Yoshida and Hajime Mizuno – and DoctorMo into English and released.

The comic can be downloaded as a PDF (4.4MB) and there are also source files for others that want to translate the comic further.

This is not the first time comics have been used to promote open source software. Back in 2005 Schoolnet Namibia created its own series of comics, called Hai Ti!, to encourage students to use open source software.


Download the Manga Comic Here (*.PDF)

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NEW YORK: Exxon Mobil has unseated Wal-Mart Stores to top the 2009 Fortune 500 list after a year the magazine called the worst ever for the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies.

Fortune ranks companies by revenue. Exxon shrugged off plummeting oil prices to take the No. 1 spot with $442.85 billion in revenue in 2008.

Wal-Mart had held the top spot for six of the last seven years.

The retail giant slipped to No. 2, with $405.6 billion in revenue.

Fortune released the list on Sunday, calling 2008 the worst year for the 500 companies on its closely watched list.

It says earnings fell 85 percent – the biggest one-year decline in the list’s 55-year history. – AP

ps.: “the rich getting richer, the poor … ”

read more:
Fortune 500 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2009 Fortune 500: Exxon Mobil back on top
Exxon Mobil overtakes Wal-Mart to top Fortune 500
Latest business news from AP-Wire

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most of you know that we can or we need to simplify the URL into smaller and shorter URL.
we can use tinyURL or pinURL to do so.
do you know also that we can expand or make the our URL into hugeURL such as above. Because bigger is better, right?
ps.: the above URL actually will be redirect you to

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