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    Archive for March, 2007

    Online resources for web developers and programmers

    Posted by CJCM on 28th March 2007

    When I started my tertiary studies in the field of information technology way back in mid 1980s, all I had for references were hard-covered books and computer manuals that I had to carry around the campus for reference. There weren’t even softcopies of user manuals of the programming languages I was learning then. If I need some help in doing my assignments, I had to go and personally see either my lecturers of some friends who were obviously more knowledgable due to the fact they had personal computers at home. At that time there were no internet available yet.

    But that was then. Since the advent of internet, the scenario had dramatically changed, not only in the field of education but in every imaginable field mankind are involved. As for developers and programmers, internet had provided a medium not only for information sharing but also as a medium where the like-minded communities can actually communicate and interact with each other. Web developers and programmers, naturally are the group of people who actually gain the real benefit of internet in the early days. Online communities of every field of information technology are now avaialble all over the internet, serving millions of members of the information society who are always hungry for information related to computing

    Online information resources offer students and professionals alike, tremendous amount of freely available information that allows creativity and skills development to flourish even without the presence of gurus. One such online communities is Dream.In.Code The web development and programming community had been in existence for 6 years now with almost 26,000 members who are actively involved in the exchange of information related to web development and computer programming in their forums.

    Dream.In.Code forums cover wide array of web development and programming topics such as Building Your Site, Promotion & Monetization, HTML & CSS, PHP, ASP, C++, Java, VisualBasic, .NET, and more. Members and visitors also have access to online tutorials, code snippets, online resources as well as interesting contests. You can even laze around in the Caffeine Lounge with other like-minded geeks to exchange ideas and shares your thoughts with them… online of course. All in all, Dream.In.Code is a fun community for beginners and experts to share their knowledge and passion for programming and web development.

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    Introducing CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog network

    Posted by CJCM on 24th March 2007

    CJCMedia Network, Malaysia’s premier blog networkEver since I got myself into blogging sometime in August 2006, I am totally hooked into it. What had initially been blogging just for fun had turned into something that is both fun and rewarding. Within a relatively short period of time, I have transformed from a hobby-blogger to semi-pro blogger .. :) having secured blogger positions for sites such as Gadgetell, Profy (Note: I have ceased to be an author there), Techzoogle and lately Kuala Lumpur is Home, a Home Turf Media blog.

    My involvement with Home Turf Media, a brand new city-based blog network, had sparked new interest in me in the area of setting up and managing a blog network. After some serious thinking and much research on the internet, I finally decided to launch my very own blog network. As a result, 12th February 2007, CJCMedia Network was born, although the ground works for the network had been going on for weeks prior to that.

    CJCMedia Network, the first Malaysian blog network I believe, is a proof of my committment and passion for blogging. My ambition is to spin this Malaysia’s premier blog network into something that all Malaysians can be proud of in the blog network arena. That of course will not come easy as there are a lot of aspects that need to be taken care of in developing the network.

    Although I am currently working to launch several sites authored by Malaysian-based bloggers, CJCMedia Network aims to pool together a network of talented bloggers from both Malaysia and the rest of the world.

    I really hope this network will receive much needed support from everyone especially Malaysians. If you would like to know how you can be part of CJCMedia Network, here is a good place to start. Stay tuned for more news about CJCMedia Network.

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    Another fraudulent email to steal my PayPal information

    Posted by CJCM on 21st March 2007

    Here is another attempt by some online criminals to steal my PayPal information. The email was supposedly sent by PayPal but if you scrutinize closely, it is very obvious that the email is an attempt by someone to steal your PayPal account ID and password.

    The most obvious one is the link in the email where you are supposed to click to confirm your account.

    Attempt to steal PayPal account information

    When I hover my mouse cursor over the link, it shows right at the bottom left of my screen the actual URL, which is not PayPal’s URL, if I click the above link. So if you receive any email asking you to confirm your PayPal account, NEVER click the link from the email. If you are itchy to check your account status, do it by entering the URL directly into your browser address bar, just as a matter of pre-caution. It doesn’t hurt to be extra careful.

    Your PayPal Account is Blocked

    Dear Member,

    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features.

    To restore your online account access, we need you to confirm your account, to do so we need you to follow the link below and proceed to confirm your information:

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-submit

    Tank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal Customer Service

    *Important*
    Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporal hold on your funds.

    Copyright © 1999-2007 PayPal. All rights reserved.

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    Malaysian will soon be able to enjoy greater mobility with WiMax

    Posted by CJCM on 17th March 2007

    The Malaysian government had awarded licenses to four companies, Bizsurf (M) Sdn Bhd, MIB Comm Sdn Bhd, Asiaspace Dotcom Sdn Bhd and Redtone-CNX Broadband Sdn Bhd, to operate WiMAx networks in Malaysia. Interestingly, they four had beaten some of the big names in Malaysian telecommunication industry such as the heavyweights DiGi.Com Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd and TM Bhd.

    The services are expected to be available to the public by year end. Once these are in operation, Malaysians will be able to surf the Internet at ultra-high speeds from any point in the country, as well as enjoy new or improved Web-based services. Lets hope we can get better sercvices and cheaper rates from these four service providers. I hope they do not emulate my experience with Screamyx.

    Wimax

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    All bloggers are liars: I have nothing to say - Malaysian Tourism Minister

    Posted by CJCM on 15th March 2007

    The date was 9th March 07, and the place was Sin Chew, Early Evening edition pp 5… Malaysian Tourism Minister had been quoted as saying “…all bloggers are liars…” and “…8,000 of 10,000 unemployed bloggers are women…”

    Bloggers, especially women, retaliated and salvos were fired from all directions toward the minister.

    Monday 12th March 07, the Minister had been quoted in The Associated Press as saying “I don’t have anything to say.”

    Meanwhile, in the blogosphere, the temperature is set to raise even higher with Rehman Rashid’s statement :

    The local blogosphere is the domain of life-challenged grumblestiltskins and disenfranchised pundits whose asinine maunderings only show why they should never have had day jobs in the first place

    The local blogosphere is the domain of life-challenged grumblestiltskins and disenfranchised pundits whose asinine maunderings only show why they should never have had day jobs in the first place.
    Rumour, inuendo, half-truths and damned lies are their stock-in-trade, and previously sacrosanct standards, principles and ethics are now laughable.
    Are they not entitled to their opinion? Of course they are, as much as everyone is entitled to ignore them. I would venture, however, that everyone has an opinion and a rectum, and not that many seem capable of telling one from the other.

    Read on:

    Mind thy words Mr Rehman, Elviza
    Give us a break, Rehman, Nuraina A Samad
    Terlajak perahu boleh di tarik Cerita Ibu
    Rehman Rashid’s rectum, Susan Loone
    Ku Nan and I, Rocky’s Bru
    I don’t have anything to say right now - Tengku Adnan, Elizabeth Wong
    Nila Tanzil vs Malaysian Tourism Minister: A different perspective, CJCM

    I wonder… why is the war against bloggers? When will the war ends? Anyone?

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    Bloggers are liars…??

    Posted by CJCM on 11th March 2007

    A Malaysian Minister had branded bloggers as liars…. he also said of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women. I am not sure whether he meant these 10,000 bloggers are Malaysian or not but he certainly rocked the boat. As blogger, I feel sad, disappointed and angry. Granted… there is always a bad apple in so many apples, but I think Tengku Adnan is wrong in the way he responded to Nila Tanzil’s report on her dissapointing experience with the Tourism Ministry officials recently. I have written about this in more detail in my other blog.. please let us know your thoughts… as readers and bloggers.

    Below is the transalation by J-Talk on the newspaper article from Sin Chew:

    Tengku Adnan: Bloggers are Liars
    80% are Unemployed Women
    updated:2007-03-08 20:11:32: MYT

    (Kuala Lumpur) The Tourism Minsiter Tunku Adnan lashed out today (Mar 8, 2007) that all bloggers on the Internet are liars, out of which 80% are unemployed women.

    “All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women.”

    Tengku was addressing the media at the 2007 Malaysia GP Sales when he was asked about allegations made on a blog by a female TV presenter. The guests present were shocked at first, but burst into laughter.

    He said he may lose some female voters but did not retract his statement or indicate that he was just joking.

    He said that bloggers spread rumours, disrupt social harmony and many bloggers are slanderous and are cheating people with their blogs.

    “All bloggers are not in favour of national unity. Our country has been successful because we are very tolerant with each other, if not, there will be civil war, the Malays will kill the Chinese, the Chinese will take revenge and kill the Malays, and the Indian will kill everyone.”

    He urged the rakyat not to simply trust bloggers, and gamble our future away because the achievement we gain in the 50 years of independence is not an easy task.

    “We have to show the world our positive attitude, if the world learn to be as tolerant as us, the world will be peaceful, without war or civil war.”

    He said that the tourism ministry has been promoting the country for the rakyat’s benefit, not just to benefit his own ministry.

    He stressed that the Malaysian tourism industry is now in a critical moment as the competition from the neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines will be stiffer and Malaysia must respond proactively.

    Source J-Talk

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    Cheques everywhere at Cheques Gallery

    Posted by CJCM on 7th March 2007

    Lots of cheques at Cheques Gallery

    Believe it or not, there are people who are making real money online… and there a lot of these internet marketers and bloggers who laughing all the way to their banks…. cashing in their cheques. And if there is one place online to see all these cheques …. it has to be Cheques Gallery. I got to know about this interesting site while reading about $700,000 Adsense Check over at romantika.name, one of the blog that I read every now and then.

    You should pay a visit to Cheque Gallery, read how much internet marketers and bloggers are making online and hopefuly be inspired by them. Cheques Gallery is barely two months old but looking at the comments posted, it already has garnered a streams of followers and loyal readers. Don’t be surprised if Cheques Gallery would one day be featuring it’s own cheque. Cheques Gallery is written by … who else but Mr Cheque. Have fun :)

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    TheGoodBlogs.. a new blog community

    Posted by CJCM on 4th March 2007

    I just discovered a new blog community, TheGoodBlogs, that works in similar way MyBlogLog does although it is slightly different. The idea is still the same, that is to promote your blog contents through communities. Once you join as a member of TheGoodBlogs, you then create a widget which you can display on your blog very much the same way MyBlogLog displays the recent readers of your blog. The difference here is that TheGoodBlogs widget doesn’t show the recent readers but it shows the lates post from blog feeds within the blog category you joined or the blog title, which ever you set during widget creation. You can also choose to include and promote any community in the widget.You can create your own communities or you can also join communities already created by others. I have started a new community for Malaysian bloggers. All in all, TheGoodBlogs is what I call bloggers promoting each other in the blogosphere world, generating traffic, and discovering news things in the blogging world. You should give it a try. If you are Malaysian, please don’t forget to promote Malaysian Bloggers community on your widget. TheGoodBligs is still in Beta and it’s free.

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    Peace of mind with dedicated web hosting services by HostedSolution’s Charlotte Data Center, North Carolina

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd March 2007

    Charlotte North Carolina

    I have previously discussed about the advantage of using dedicated web hosting to cater for your growing business needs. In this followup review, lets look at other advantages of using a dedicated web hosting for your business needs. One such factors is more related to human-nature, we call it peace-of-mind. Why is this important? As a business owner that depends heavily on the reliability and security of the internet infrastructure running your business, you owe it to yourself to be assured that you are completely freed from having to worry about the level of reliability and security of your IT investment. That’s what dedicated web hosting managed environment provides for you.

    Dedicated server hosting is favorable because it offers peace of mind in terms of control and reliability. A dedicated web administrator has more control over a dedicated server which makes it more secure. compared to a shared web server. By knowing what exactly is installed on a dedicated server a system administrator is able to fully in control on the software and application updates necessary to maintain the dedicated web server.

    Having full control also means a server administrator has the self-sufficiency and authority to optimize performance by tweaking variables such as page load speed and general server resource allocation. This server reliability translates to customer satisfaction, which is you, and an increase in the bottom line goals of a your web site’s presence.

    Having decided that dedicated web hosting is the way to go for some businesses, the issue is not over just yet. You need reliable and trusworthy partner to ensure you get a real peace of mind in your decision to go for dedicated web hosting.

    There are many service providers offering dedicated web hosting in the face of this earth but for business owners in North Carolina, HostedSolution’s Data Center Charlotte is worth considering.

    Hosted Solutions’ Charlotte Data Center is a SAS 70 Type II compliant that offers 24/7 monitoring, delivering the highest level of security, safety, redundancy, reliability, scalability and technology.

    Some of the features offered by Charlotte Data Center are:

    • Lightning protection throughout the perimeter
      Ballistics-proof walls, doors, and windows
      24-hour physical security with card access control throughout space
      Redundant off-site monitoring of all security systems
      Camera on each doorway
      Sensor-driven cameras that that digitally record all movement in and around the data center
      Hurricane wind rated roof
      Leak detection system
      Redundant off-site monitoring of all security systems
      Forces double verification and provides extra secure data center entry
      Prowatch building management system
      and many more….
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