Hari Jumaat

Lambat sungguh hari Jumaat. Akan pulang je Johor & bawa pulang keluarga balik ke Seri Kembangan. Lambat sungguh

Friday I'm In Love Lyrics

Artist: The Cure

I don't care if monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and wednesday too
Thursday i don't care about you
It's friday i'm in love
Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's friday i'm in love

Saturday wait
And sunday always comes too late
But friday never hesitate...

I don't care if monday's black
Tuesday wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It's friday i'm in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday wednesday stay in bed
Or thursday watch the walls instead
It's friday i'm in love

Saturday wait
And sunday always comes too late
But friday never hesitate...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's friday
I'm in love

Blogger United & Being a blogger in Malaysia

Update: 31.1.07 - Bloggers in court

Here some pics from Jeff Ooi's blog, as he and other bloggers accompany Rocky to court

I have never seen bloggers in Malaysia more united since two of our power-bloggers, Jeff and Rocky being sued for sharing their two cents. Rocky will continue to march on to court and Jeff will continue to lash his 'fingers' like there are no tomorrow. More journalists with high calibre blog and some with Datoship stature. That does tell us something, isn't it? Here a logo I've made as a sign of support and solidarity. To all Malaysian bloggers, big and small, like me. and hope sheih dont mind (I will upload in eps format later)

Play of the day! Kugiran Hujan!

pick of the week Thanks to Mokh that passed me a copy of CD with mix music which included this wonderfully lo-fi band hujan, reminds me of The Strokes & a dash of prime Pavement. Stephen Malkmus will surely die hearing this band. Good afford and will be long before another CD repalce this CD inside my car's cd player. I.am.so.happy.that.its.rain. But no banjir2la.

Everybody Loves Irene is on Tour

The hardworking people at Papakerma is bringing to our shore Everybody Loves Irene, Jakarta-based trip-hopper this coming February. Papakerma is still open to contribution and support in the form of money to make the band's tour a success. For more details about the shows and other information, please check Papakerma's website. (thanks Dhani!)

20 Greatest Guitar riffs, ever.

pick of the week Here are top 20 of greatest solo guitar riff of all time, according to CityRag. This may be too old school for some ( especially the post Chemical Romance, Linkin Park generation), but hey, old school is way cool. I prefer Hendrix’s Vodoo Chile to be on top, but the list still rock!

1. Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy Page
2. Eruption - Edward Van Halen (Option 2)
3. Freebird - Collins/Rossington
4. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (Option 2)
5. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
6. November Rain - Slash7. One - Kirk Hammet/Metallica
8. Hotel California - Don Felder/Joe Walsh
9. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads (Option 2)
10. Crossroads - Eric Clapton
11. Voodo Chile - Jimi Hendrix
12. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
13. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
14. Layla - Clapton/Allman
15. Floods - Dimebag Darrel, Pantera beb!
16. Heartbreaker - Jimmy Page
17. Cliffs Of Dover - Eric Johnson
18. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
19. Highway Star - Ritchie Blackmore
20. Bohemian Rhapsody - Brian May

PGPO Conference And Exibition

Perdana Global Peace Organization is organizing a conference and exibition entitle EXPOSE WAR CRIMES: CRIMINALISE WAR this coming February. According to the organization,

The War Crimes exhibition would be the first of its kind to be held in a Muslim country and will highlight atrocities committed in Bosnia, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Vietnam and not forgetting the nuclear devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An interactive exhibition, visitors would be exposed also to the horrors of the tortures inflicted on detainees held in the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.

Listen to internationally renowned panel of speakers that will be sharing their views on war. Hear that Rocky & Jeff will also be there. Details as below

Location: (Conference) Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. (Exibition) Dewan Tun Razak Hall 4, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 5th to 7th February 2007. Exibition will be extended to February 11 2007
Time: 8.30am. to 5.30pm

Click here to see the final programme & schedule. And another thing, boys and girls, admission is free. Please register first for seats.

Extra cautious while blogging.

So, after the story about blogger being sued and all, some of us can't help it but feel paranoid about our blogging habbit. Some do take precaution, especially those who blog at work but is it enough? Do spyware and antivirus can really prevent malicious virus from taking away your privacy? As I was blog-surfing, I come accross this useful comment;

hasilox said...

security tips for all bloggers. Please pass it on and feel free to share other ideas.

1. Standard application like Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, etc (without addons) - Emails are transferred in plain text. Easily intercepted. Not safe.
2. Company's email system - Copy of your inbound/outbound email can easily be made at the servers. Not safe.
3. Web-based email (e.g. Yahoo Mail, Google Mail) - After you open a mail, check the URL. If the URL starts only with "http:" (without 's'), not safe. If the URL starts with "https:", the data is encrypted and safe.

Email safety
1. web-based encryption (http://www.hushmail.com/). Free edition has limitations.
2. Or, Use encryption application/addon. Requires technical expertise to integrate into email software.

Email (my recommendation)
- Use the free service, http://www.hushmail.com/

1. There were cases of companies install spy software in their employees computers. In such cases, encrypted page is not useful.
2. Watch out for non-computer spying, such as; surveillance cameras.

Spying (my recommendation)
- For whistle blowers, avoid using your company's computer and network to transmit confidential information.

Web and Email hosting
- All data such as logs and files, both encrypted or unencrypted, can be obtained or intercepted at the servers.

Web and Email hosting (my recommendation)
- Important to host only in companies that you trust.
- Consider overseas hosting if local jurisdictions are issues of concern.

Other security tips for computer.

1. Install a firewall

2. Encrypt your documents especially, if you are using laptop

3. Anonymous
(such software does not work if you're using a router or behind a local network)

4. Anonymous (without software)
(such sites also enable you to access sites that your company blocks)

5. Check your computer's IP address seen by servers you're accessing

6. Delete cached data

7. Wipe your hardisc to prevent deleted document reconstruction

Weekly roundup

Update on blogging situation in Malaysia

Jeff Ooi dan Rocky berterima kasih dengan sokongan yang mereka terima dari para blogger tempatan & luar negara. Marina Mahathir have pointed out some points to fight back the power-that-be and inportantly, Malaysian blogger should all be united on this. mengikut A Kadir Jasin, satu tabung untuk melindungi blogger sedang diusahakan. Sepucuk surat Nuraina A Samad menunjukkan betapa risaunya beliau tentang NST dan politiking yang akan akhirnya memusnahkan mereka sendiri.

Harian Metro, Jumaat 19 Januari 2007

Berita muka hadapan mengenai gig (pertunjukkan musik) pencemar Ma'al Hijrah. Laporan itu turut menyiarkan perbualan antara wartawan dan penganjur gig tersebut. Tetapi, setelah menghubungi Jimbo, sah, perbualan itu adalah fabrikasi/rekaan semata-mata. Mungkinkah Metro ketandusan berita? Dimana etika seorang pemberita? Mungkin 'timing' gig itu tidak betul atau 'flyer' agak menyingungkan ( ia direka dengan konotasi - lawak), tetapi bukankah wartawan sepatutnya melapurkan kebenaran?


Kami sekeluarga demam. Cirit-birit, sakit tekak & demam panas. Kesiah Haziq, makin kurus. On a brighter note, Liverpool thrashed Chelsea 2 -0, over the weekend! Yahoo

Malaysian blogger sued

Two of Malaysia most vocal and outspoken bloggers were sued by NST, a local daily newspaper. They are Ahirudin bin Attan (Rockybru) and Jeff Ooi . And, watch out for Sheih, another popular blogger (maybe not, to some). Nurina A samad was there when Rocky was served the summons.

He was glad to have found Rocky. Not only because he had done his job but that he had finally met the man himself."Saya ikut blog abang," he said, as he stood up to leave.Well, Rocky..... just about more than half a million others too.

Posts that contain Rockybru Jeff Ooi per day for the last 30 days.
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Lagi tentang banjir di Johor

Update 18/1/07. See the video for more graphic details on the flood situation in Ulu Tiram

Second Wave Of Flood In Johor - video powered by Metacafe
Via Abuyazid and OG, thanks!

Sila selak ke Blogger Search, sini dan sini untuk membaca berita dari para blogger berkaitan bencana yang sedang menimpa. Gambar dari Yahoo! News

Johor flood, second round

Update: 16/1/07. Gambar sekitar bandar ULU TIRAM. Via abuyazid and big thanks to fellow Oyster Hill resident OG!

Lampu Trafik Ulu Tiram

Tanah runtuh, SK Tmn Bukit Tiram, Ulu Tiram Johor.

Second round of flood have turned Johor into a war zone, especially in places like Kota Tinggi and Kluang. Excess roads have been blocked by meter-high flood water. Traffic come to a halt and residents were forced to evacuate from their houses. Minor landslides can be seen everywhere and pot-holes appears in an instant, making normal driving into a very seriously dangerous chore.

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It is very sad, indeed. At my parent's house in Masai, there was no tap-water supply (This was on Sunday) and in Ulu Tiram, there was no electricity. The road was equally bad. But these are mere peanuts compared to other worse-hit areas. I an grateful that my mom and neither of my close friends and relative we seriously involved in this calamity. I hope for the best for everyone else. Be strong. It easier said then done, right?

Here are updates & news taken from Yahoo, Google, Flickr & Technorati. Here from Ahmad A Talib's blog.

Gambar Fahim

pick of the weekBerikut adalah gambar-gambar terawal Fahim. Gambar pertama diambil sejurus selepas Fahim dilahirkan. Kualiti kurang memuaskan, tetapi cukup puas hati ( pakai hempon, gigil beb, gigil!). Sila jarakkan diri anda 4 kaki dari monitor PC untuk gambar yang lebih jelas. Gambar ke dua beberapa jam kemudian. Ini pulak gambar Haziq cium Fahim.

Internet Prediction for 2007

2006 is a big year for social networking website such as Myspace and Facebook. Everyone have their own Myspace, even if it look dorky. So what will be making the news in 2007? Already, Apple have made headline with iPhone. Great looking, still keeping up with their minimalist approach. Maybe it is a sign for me to finally buy a new handphone.

Here are some of the prediction on what will in store for the next 12 months. Interestingly, Information Architects have prepared a summary of 2007 web trend in a map format. Download the map in PDF here.

1. Apple keeps its iPod monopoly and increases its OS 5% market share to 5.1%
2. Google scores against Microsoft and Yahoo due to its massive marketing data advantage
3. Blogs bloom, and prepare for the 2008 election
4.Social networks become a place where members make money
5. Newspapers open up - read more of IA's
prediction, here

Kisah pasca tahun baru

Hari raya haji tahun 2006 agak lain kali ini. Kami beraya dengan atuk tetapi si ibu beraya di hospital dengan bakal-bakal ibu yang lain. Di wad kelas 3 berhadapan dengan selat Tebrau. Kelihatan Singapura nun di sana.

Awal pagi tahun baru, Sekitar pukul 5 pagi, satu panggilan dari si ibu, menyatakan perut sudah mula menegang. Hati berdetik, akhirnya. Semasa memandu, mulut terkumat-kamit membaca doa dan berharap semuanya selamat. Tidak lama berada di hospital, air ketuban pecah. Bergegas kami dengan dibantu misi ke wad bersalin.

Semuanya berlangsung dengan pantas. Kami hanya berada di sana sekitar 40 minit sebelum adik keluar dengan disusuli tangisan yang memang kami tunggu-tunggu. Alhamdullilah. Senpat saya azankan dan kami pun cepat mesra.

Semua detik-detik manis berjaya dirakam. Tapi punah harapan kami, apabila diberitahu si Wak Ketat, pekerja kedai telefon bimbit di Kg Melayu bahawa gambar-gambar itu semua tidak boleh dicetak kerana model henpon milik atok terlalu klasik. Cukuplah untuk dibuat wallpaper sahaja.

P/s : Gambar-gambar Fahim akan di upload kemudian. Filem tertinggal lupa nak basuh. Fizi buat akekah untuk anak dia 1 haribulan tu jugak, tak sempat nak pergi.

First Time Film Maker & Malaysia 50th birthday

To all inspiring film maker! Good news from Discovery Channel Asia. First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Malaysia is looking for five documentaries to commemorate 50 years of Malaysian independence - films that will be chapters in the story of Malaysia’s remarkable growth from colony to independent nation over the last 50 years. For more info, click here

Robot give birth, in Korea?


Students at Kyunghee University Medical Center in Seoul learn how to bring humans into the world with help from Noelle, a life-sized robot, and her robo-baby.

The newborn, also a robot, is equipped with lights on its hands and cheeks to indicate its health -- blue lights mean problems while pink lights signal all is ok. via boingboing. And here, in Reuters.

Kelahiran orang baru, pembuka tahun 2007

Alhamdulillah, setelah diberi rezeki menyambut Aidiladha di kampung, tahun baru kami dimeriahkan lagi dengan kehadiran orang baru yang comel dan sihat pada pagi 1 harubulan January 2007, jam 8.45 pagi. Kedua-dua, anak dan emak sihat walafiat.