Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This post is originally posted in 2008 and updated with pictures taken today. 2012-Sept
木头饼 - 古早味道, 就要消失的传统
昨天去一个叫武吉不兰律或当地华人叫狗头的小镇买饼. 这饼家是个老字号, 做的是很传统的福建饼.
当然不是用木头做,只是这种饼比较硬,有嚼劲. 做这种饼不用电炉, 一定要用下面那样的炭炉
The grandma of this biscuit / moon cake shop still strong and fully in charge & hand on making the 木头 biscuit . It is a tough work I could not stand the heat for more than 10 minutes yet this strong woman is doing it for 6-7 hours .
2013 - Update with another picture of the strong woman below
Thursday, June 13, 2013
太平 means peace. Indeed this lake is peaceful. The lake is surrounded by many 100 years old + rain trees . The trees and the lake complement each other to give peace, fresh air and tranquility to joggers, runner and anyone taking stroll or just lazing around the lake..
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Due to the rain for the past few days I feel a bit down so I need something to cheer me up and I downloaded the MAS Annual report to have a look. I find one thing interesting and I summarized it below:
MAS ANNUAL REPORT 2011 PAGE 98 NOTES 7 & 8
|Total Employees Benefit Expenses||2,325,086||2,163,731||161,355|
|EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS PAY||3,713||2,613||1,100||42.10%|
While the company was making big losses, the Executive Directors received 42% increase in benefit. Interesting !!!
Got to burn all those stupid management books and read 1Q84.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This post is to give you idea how to cut down your IT costs. This apply to school, legal firms or accounting firm or small office. Big companies ? Don’t be cheapskate ! Stop reading.
First you have to thank MS for giving you Windows 7 ( Is this the first time I said good thing about Windows ??) and some great guys that help to tweak Win 7 to a multi-users multi sessions system. Also , you must thank TM for giving you fast internet access.
Cost save per PC is about RM1500 to RM2000.
Read further …..
More than 1/3 of price you paid for a PC goes to MS. Windows 7. + Microsoft office ( Excel, Words etc…) add up to RM1500 per PC easily and you cannot install same copy in few PCs. You cannot use pirated copy too because Ministry of Trade will come after you.
Win7 professional can be tweaked to a multiuser system this means more than one users can login and use it at the same time in a local network environment (LAN) OR over internet .Like the network diargram below :
Please google multi sessions Win 7 and you will find plenty of material on this.
This means you only need to install MsOffice in the Win 7 PC and not on the terminals/workstation accessing Win 7 PC over local area network or over internet . Over office network is easy, most of the article from the above search will provide you the methods.
Over the internet is more tricky but just google port forwarding will give you idea how to do it.
The terminal could be your old Win XP machine, PC running Linux , ( free OS) or LTSP terminal ( terminal without hard disk – cheaper still) , Since you do not need to install Win 7 and MsOffice in all the workstation, your saving will be RM1500X number of PCs. For a 10 PC environment it is 15K and for school computer lab it could be 50X1500=RM75000 per school.
This system has other advantage. All your data could be stored in server to facilitate backup, control and prevent unauthorized access. And, maintenance is low since the other terminals could be diskless workstations.
Is these legal ? I am NOT sure. But look at the practical side.
First your window 7 and MSoffice must be legal full retail version copy to comply with the law so that you have no trouble with Ministry of Trade.or law on piracy.
2nd Does this involve civil case with Microsoft ?? This I am not sure.you have to read the license agreement or consult your lawyers. But I guess it is quite difficult for MS to prove that you are against the agreement since you are installing the software on one computer ONLY and not on many computers.
Disclaimer : do it at your own risk and don’t blame me if Bill give you a legal letter,
You can always put the Win 7 PC outside the office or to the extreme side, outside Malaysia .Heeeeeeee Heeeeeeeeee
Saturday, September 8, 2012
When we want to secure our house we do not secure one door very well but ignore other possible entrance like the windows or back door. However come to computer security many friends and companies do not follow this approach. They may buy the most expensive anti virus software like bit defender but ignore other possible attacks. Securing data or computer is like preventive car thief, the most expensive car lock could not prevent a "professional" car thief. But simple more comprehensive manners would reduce the chances .
What are the do & don't to follows?
1. Don't Trust Strangers AND people you know who could compromise the security.
This means after TM or repair man fixed your unifi or modem or computer OR when you buy a new gadget you should
2. DO the following
For modem / router
change the password login into the modem
change the wifi key into the modem
turn off remote maintenance /administration
turn off all port forwarding ( unless this is setup by you and you know what to do)
turn off DDNS unless this is setup by you and you & you know what to do with it
change the passwords for all users
Update the latest anti virus software
turn off remote maintenance /administration for your computer
turn off remote desktop/ remote assistance
scan your computer for trojan hourse / virus
back up your data , if you have not done so
turn on the firewall if not already started
3. Don't use anti virus anti spyware that you never heard off . Many of these software are Trojan horse
4. Don't download attachments from junk emails even from your friends. If you must, scan it first.
5 . Don't go to porn site or sites with many advertisements.
6. Allow session cookies only and turn off 3rd parties cookies
7. Don't let browser save your password to emails / banks accounts
8. Avoid pendrives from friends If need to, scan it first.
DON'T GO TO INTERNET Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!1