Monday, July 26, 2010

Good Respone..Perfect..

# Date: July 25th, 2010
# Author: Jack Wallen
# Category: General
Source : Techrepublic.com

The other day someone who knows I am in the computer business came to me with a very sick laptop (Gateway W340 with Intel graphics chip and Broadcom wireless). The machine was a fairly innocuous little guy that had some serious issues. I’ll list them out:

* The operating system was Windows Vista (he did not want to shell out the money for Windows 7).
* There was a root kit.
* Numerous malware issues.
* Chock full ‘o viruses.
* Wireless was flaky (at best).
* Machine was horribly slow (presumably because of the above).

My usual first steps are to boot into safe mode, run Combofix, run CCleaner, boot back into regular mode, run Malwarebytes, and then run the antivirus. After this was all complete the remaining symptoms were:

* Wireless was still flaky (at best).
* Machine was still slow.

After doing everything I (and the consultancy I work for) would have done, I determined that the best approach was to re-install the OS. Problem is, he couldn’t find his restore discs and (as I mentioned earlier) he didn’t want to shell out the money for Windows 7. This laptop was just going to be his spare laptop for home use (it was his primary laptop at work).

I decided it was time for an experiment. I knew the laptop had a restore partition so if I left that partition alone we could still restore the machine back to factory defaults (if he could find his restore discs). So…it was time to bring out the big guns. Said big guns? Ubuntu 10.04. I was fairly certain 10.04 would work like a champ on the machine. It did. But the big test would be when the user had the machine in his hands and put it to use.

Naturally, before I handed over the laptop, I made sure it had everything installed he would need for home use:

* OpenOffice.
* The GIMP.
* Gwibber.
* GnuCash.
* Google Chrome (he used Chrome when it was a Vista laptop).
* Empathy (for chatting).
* I also made sure Rhythmbox had everything it needed to connect with the Ubuntu One Music Store.
* Just for fun I enabled Compiz, because I know the person would get a kick out of it.

The last step in my plan…hand over the laptop and wait for the report. When I handed over the laptop I instructed the user on some basic Linux functions (like how to connect to wireless - which is a no brainer, and how to install applications from the Ubuntu Software Center).
To be honest, I was a bit nervous about the results of this little test. The user wasn’t the most computer savvy user and was prone to have machines wind up coming back with one ore more issues. I was expecting to get call after call after call.
But the calls never came. A few days passed and I hadn’t heard a single word from the user. Initially I assumed he just hadn’t had time to use the machine. After nearly a week without hearing from him I just couldn’t take it any longer and called him. His reaction?
“Oh my God this is so wonderful! Thank you!”
I wasn’t expecting that for certain. And after prodding him a little further he nearly knocked my on the floor when he asked:
“Would you mind installing this Linux on the rest of my computers?”
This guy represents the vast majority of computer users in this country. People who need their PCs for about 1/100th of their capabilities. They need email, web, office documents, and keeping track of their finances. As much as we IT-minded people want to stand up and say NOONIN!, the truth is the truth and the truth is the average user can get by with the bare minimum. When this is so - why not give them an operating system you KNOW won’t come back with you riddled with viruses and the client (or friend or family) saying “I thought you fixed this?!”
What this little experiment does for me is validate what I have assumed for the last, oh, two or three years: Linux is ready for the average user desktop. In fact, within the last year I would have to say that Linux is now the IDEAL OS for the average user desktop.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Digi Broadband in UBuntu

This guide is summary from two sources,
Source 1
Source 2
I combine and edit this two guide to succesfully install digi broadband in my ubuntu lucid lynx,

Step 1;
Make sure the device inserted are detected as a modem, not only as a storage device.

To check;
Plug in the device, open terminal and type : lsusb
If there is something like;
"Bus 002 Device 005: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem"
Proceed to step 3;
If not, go to step 2;

Step 2;
install usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data
in terminal,type :
sudo apt-get install -yq usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data
(after install, replug the device)

Step 3;
Launch terminal, enter this command to install wvdial
sudo apt-get install wvdial

Step 4;
Once install, edit the wvdial conf file
(launch terminal and type this command)
sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

edit and insert/enter the following info;

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 230400
Init1 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","3gdgnet"
Init3 =
Area Code =
Phone = *99***1#
Username = digi
Password = digi
Ask Password = 0
Dial Command = ATDT
Stupid Mode = 1
Compuserve = 0
Force Address =
Idle Seconds = 0
DialMessage1 =
DialMessage2 =
ISDN = 0
Auto DNS = 1
Check Def Route = 1


Step 5;
launch terminal and type;
sudo wvdial

p/s;if wvdial can't start,unplug and plug back the device.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pinky and The Brain

Bila tgk Dekwan pakai baju pink..
haha
teringat lagu ni...
sape igt cter pe ni?
best woo dulu2...
They're Pinky and The Brain
Yes, Pinky and The Brain
One is a genius
The other's insane.
They're laboratory mice
Their genes have been spliced
They're dinky
They're Pinky and The Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain
Brain.

Before each night is done
Their plan will be unfurled
By the dawning of the sun
They'll take over the world.

They're Pinky and The Brain
Yes, Pinky and The Brain
Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain.
To prove their mousey worth

They'll overthrow the Earth
They're dinky
They're Pinky and The Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain
Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain
Narf!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tomcat Installation

Pe tu tomcat?
java based web server,
kalo wamp server container/support php,and so on
tomcat lak container for servlet,jsp n java application..

1. Download and Install JDK Java
*better to install at C:\java.... (don't install in C:\Program Files\...)
the space between 'Program' and 'Files' makes everything break..

2.Download Tomcat

3.Extract and paste on C:\ with appropiate folder name
*mine is C:\apache-tomcat-[6.0.28]\

4.Environment Variable Setting

go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings
click Environment Variables..

set JAVA_HOME=C:\Java\jdk1.6.0_20
*point to where you install the java
set PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin;%PATH%


5. Click startup.bat in tomcat bin folder to start
*to test it is working or not,
type http://localhost:8080/ in webbrowser

6. Click shutdown.bat to stop tomcat

Reference and more configuration,
Help with environment variables,
http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-3.3-doc/tomcat-ug.html

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lobak-lobak di kerusi+bangku dan tom si kucing

12/7
Carrot2 workbench
jcckit,jfreechart,jchart
nutch

13/7
carrot2 workbench
jcckit,jfreechart,jchart
nutch

14/5
carrot2 workbench
jcckit,jfreechart,jchart
nutch

15/5
tomcat
carrot2 workbench
jcckit,jfreechart,jchart
nutch

16/5
tomcat
carrot2 workbench
jcckit,jfreechart,jchart
nutch

sepanjang mggu ni duk wat bnda yg sama...
tp xjd2..hasil skit ja...
aishhhh...

Bob The Builder

Bob the builder..
can we fix it?
yess we can!!

Nenek Tua!!
Mak cik Tua!!
Nepal!!
Che Piah!!
Mak Cik Tua lagi sorg!!
Pak Cik!!
Pak cik san!!
Budak kecik!!
and so on..

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

504

SMTP server response:
504 :
Sender address rejected:
need fully-qualified address in ....

Ya, error mesej lepas dh ada dns...
wkt still guna ip, boleh je guna hntr emel..
td wkt nk betulkan error mail() function yg br jmpa slm,
terjumpa lak error baru ni..

dh solve,
$email = "From: your@yourdomain.com"

kena ubah jd
$email = "noreply@ppip.usm.my" ataupun pape emel lain..

and kat mail function kt php.ini tuh,
bleh delete/buang je sendmail_from tuh..

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rindu Sama Azri

Hahaha..
tajuk entri sgt xley bla..
hahaha

smlm ari ahad,
g pasar mlm sungai nibong tuh...
cdg nk nek moto yazid,
tp danya nk pnjam lak,
so nasib kami baik,
mak cik kt saujana tu ada moto,
pinjam moto dia,
zul bwk..

wkt nk balik tuh, aku teringat wkt naik moto ngan azri...
hahaha
kn azri kn?
apa jd wkt kita naik moto aritu...
wkt nk g psr mlm n nk balik..
haha

xpa2, aku igt,
dh grad nnti, kalo jmpa balik,
gerenti bnda tu aku igt..:))

ko blik nnti,
jom g psr mlm..:)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lagi 1Malaysia

Adess, lagi2 1Malaysia..
Wkt video conference ngan Martin,
die suh cari satu issue kt Malaysia tuk dijadikan contoh tuk letak dlm website gettheissue.com..
so timbullah issue 1Malaysia dari Aril..
mula2 dia sebut pasal Isu perkauman kaum,
then kami ubah jd 1Malaysia..

Tentang 1Malaysia,
sape tau??
Pro n Con..
salah satu tujuan 1Malaysia,
nk promote Malaysia sebagai satu negara bangsa,
satu identity sebagai Malaysia,
nk tunjukkan kt dunia yang Malaysia sebuah negara yang unik,
ada berbagai kaum2 dan identiti setiap kaum dijaga..
berbeza dengan konsep asimilasi yang negara lain amalkan,
setiap kaum bebas amalkan masing2 punya adat..xdihalang...
cth terdekat, Indonesia..
di Indonesia, kaum Cina dan yang lain2,
wajib guna nama Indonesia..
kat Malaysia, kaum Cina bebas guna nama Cina...
begitu juga India..

Eh, aku nk citer sal bnda lain ni,
dlm video conference tuh,
kami cuba terangkan kat Martin apa yang dimaksudkan 1Malaysia..
dowh,mana reti nk terangkan..huhu
sepatutnya kami sebgai rakyat Malaysia,
patut terangkan sesuatu yang positif tentang 1Malaysia kat orang luar...
tapi masalhnya, xfhm dan xberapa mendalami 1Malaysia...

Dia tanya,
"how to know 1Malaysia succeed?"
"Is it a good idea?"
"Why is it a good idea?"
"why certain people or the opposition party oppose/againts 1Malaysia campaign"
"does everyone support? who support and who not why?"
lebey kurang la pe yang die nk tanya..
Dia tanya cmna nk tau 1Malaysia berjaya?
waa, mana la aku tau..
according to Teh,
1Malaysia adalah satu kempen yang akn berterusan..
Ok, good point..:)
Martin tanya lagi,
semua orang sokong ke kempen tu..
Oh sudah tentu tidak...
Aku gtau la die,
"The opposition party are againts it"
Dia tanya, kenapa?
aku mana la tau..
aiyoo, politik...masing2 nk betul..
tp aku lupa nk gtau yang PKR timbulkan issue 1Israel,
yang 1Malaysia dtg dari slogan 1Israel..
diorg kata syarikat israel yang cipta slogan 1Malysia..
xtau la..

Sekarang kami kena buat pro and cons 1Malaysia,
challenges of 1Malaysia..
bila sebut pasal 1Malaysia,
banyak pihak berbalah dan mesti ada issue timbul...

Melayu risau hak2 istimewa melayu hilang..
Cina dan kaum lain fikir, nape nk beri hak istimewa pada sesetengah kaum kalau Malaysia kata nk kesamarataan...nk unity..kena adil...
Parti Pembangkang xsokong idea unity..
(sedangkan sesama kaum xbersatu, asyik berbalah,
cmna nk pertahankan hak? nk wujudkan negara bangsa?
semua dengan agenda masing2..masing2 fikir diorg betul..even kalau salah pun,
tetap xleh sokong pihak lawan sebab nnti nmpak mcm diorg lemah..ye ke?
i hate politic..ish2)

eh dah melalut,
adios!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

1Malaysia - Wawasan 2020



1Malaysia is an on-going campaign announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on September 16, 2008. 1Malaysia intended to create Malaysia identity as Nation which strongly emphasizes national unity, ethnic tolerance and government efficiency. Malaysia is unique because its diversity of people and what 1Malaysia do is preserve and enhance this unity in diversity which are the strength of Malaysia. 1Malaysia differ from asimilation concept in which each ethnic identity are disposed and replaced by one same national identity. 1Malaysia preserve each ethnic identity and also emphasize on accepting each ethnic uniqueness. Malaysia respect each ethnic identity and believe it is an asset and an advantage which Malaysian should be proud.

The eight values of 1Malaysia as articulated by Najib Razak are perseverance, a culture of excellence, acceptance, loyalty, education, humility, integrity and meritocracy. 1Malaysia derived from Wawasan 2020 which aim to achive the Developed Country status for Malaysia by 2020. (Wawasan 2020 is the aspiration and malaysia’s vision introduced by former Prime Minister). 1Malaysia is the continuity agenda of developing the country and Malaysia believe to achieved Nation advancement, citizen should be in advancement first, to do so, each ethnic should tolerate which each other and unite. When 1Malaysia succeed, Wawasan 2020 can be achieved.

http://www.yayasan1malaysia.org/

http://www.1malaysia.com.my/