Monday, March 27, 2006

Legal or not....

To peoples to support streamyx's action:

Recently did u reliaze your internet speed getting slow and slower? Why? I heard many of them said streamyx has capped our internet speed not to allow peoples using BT because of that 20% and 80% ratio (not understand? refer back to newspaper about streamyx news...)

Peoples said, you all use BT to download illegal stuff, of course you cant blame about they didnt provide the promised speed.The use of BT considered Legal or not.........that's not the concern of the speed......

Just like an example, you pay money to get a Ferrari, of coz you expect the confort and also the speed of the car but not that you paying that amount of money just about drive the ferrari car as the speed as proton car.

The question such as use to do BT or not, it is just about like whether the driver is SPEEDY or RUDE in driving, that's is depends on their will whether how they wanna to do it.

Not about you paying money just for a slightly better speed than dial up. I know you sure will ask me use back dial up la...if complain so much here.

but i oledi pay the money for Ferrari (streamyx), now only u ask me to drive back Proton (dial up 1515)........too late, isnt it? modem oledi just like wasted if i.............................

The purpose of using internet...anyone has various purpose on using internet. some for BT, some of email checking, would u said about Justify how poeples use the service which they already paid?

If really wanna to talk about the 20% utilize up to 80% of speed, why not they (streamyx provider) think about providing 160% of speed which can catter 20% user for 80% speed, whereby another 80% for another 80% of speed?

it is not about i complained here or not, it is all back to what they promised earlier about 512k for RM66 and 1MB for RM88...

of course i still wonder they really capping our speed or not....because even surf net still in quite low speed......msn can suddenly disconnect for no reasons....

pc just formatted few days ago, installed antispyware, antivirus....dun said i got spyware, i know how to cure it! no offend, just my 2cents...

From: someone who is very unsatisfy to streamyx's service.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

E-hasil...income tax.......

2 weeks ago, i went to LHDN Malaysia - Kelana Jaya Branch....though of wanna to open an income tax account for myself since i dun have any yet...

Me: I wanna to open an income tax account. How do i apply it?

Officer: How much do you earn monthly?


Officer: You no need to open acccount, you are not qualified for paying income tax

Me: I wanna to open one, just for future use

Officer: No need la....if your income doesnt reach to RM30k yearly, we wont help you to open file.

Me: .......

I wonder whether is it they though my salary will never reach to that future i still have to come to open again......just waste peoples time. So i have to ask my company admin whether can help me create a new account or not. She promised to help me for that and she also told me the officers who working in LHDN is one kind..........Finally i got the account.

Few days later.....

Went there again to get the Electronic pin code for eletronic income tax submission(E-filling). Reach there, got the temporarily pin number. The officer request me to register my information with using the laptop which is prepared. Loading the first page is already kind like SLOW..........After key in my IC no, press Search...WAIT...WAIT..WAIT....3minutes over, the screen display "The page cannot be found", click back again, submit again.....same time happened again....In the end, the officer just inform us their server was down...

There are also few of the peoples have same situation as me, the officer just give us a brief tutorial with open the "User manual" where we can download from their official site, scroll it page by page...and also ask us to read it at home. One of the important msg that she informed us abt "Whatever message box prompt out on screen just press "YES"". And then she said we only can register our info another day later after they help us to insert our record when the server is up.

Few days later which is today, suddenly remember i havent register my info yet, faster rush back home and do it. Key in the url, SLOW.......wait wait wait....finally appear the screen.......

1 - First Step - Register
Follow the instruction, inserted the temporarily pin code that you got from the LHDN and insert another new pin code (not really consider as a pin code....because you might able to guess their pin code if you know that person well enough). After submited, it really got a lot of msgbox prompt out with the same message and also same option either press "Yes" or "No". What you need to do is just keep on PRESS Yes Yes Yes. Finally you will get a digital certificate

2 - Upload your digital certificate to their digicert server. Click on the link, it prompt out a window to save the "eFiling Backup Module 1.10.exe" file. After that, install it, key in your pin code where you did in the first step. And then just keep on press Yes Yes Yes for the prompt message.

3 - Download your digital ceriticate from their digicert server for your own backup. Wonder who's wonderful idea of just now ask you to upload that certificate to their server, and now you have to download the same thing again from their server......
Same thing, another worst thing is ask you to download another program which is "eFiling Backup Local Module 1.7.exe".............install it.....and it will questionning you about your IC no and also pin code.....then download that digital certificate which is in PFX format.

4 - download the form, fill in and submit, that's all........

Does it sounds good? Well.....after you read the following statement, then only give your comment about it.

My comment about their service is:
1) Troublesome - Only allow you to create the account when only you reach to that 30k....................everyone is possible to reach to that level in few years time, no matter early or late they still need to have the account....Why should make peoples life difficult to come so many time just to PAYING the FREE MONEY to them.....we doesnt earn anything, understand?

My comment about their system is:
1) Speed slow - You will realize it when you start to visit their web page, not even you access from outsider, even you went to their branch and use their laptop to visit their site, also very very very slow............

2) Inreliability - Server always down, mine is not the first time. Even my colleagues went there, they told my colleagues server down, my colleague take a look, and tell them pls go to check the cable whether got plug in properly to the hub or not...then only get solved..............WHY there is NO ONE Support their system.......

3) Poor Security - All our backup digital certificate placed into a server and everyone can access into it. Frankly to say, they didnt do any encryption of the file name for each of our digital certificate file and also secure the way of retrieving it. As long as you already uploaded a backup to their server and someone know about your income tax account number, it will be VERY RISKY and also can be VERY EASILY to download your digital certificate if that person have the basic knowledge about HTML. Never the less, dun forget that there are some information stored into that certificate!

4) Unsecure for us - They keep a copy of our digital certificate when we doing the backup. If it is just for backup, fine! But then why is the purpose they also stored our digital certificate pin code? Some more one thing stupid enough is if you click on "download digi cert" from their server, their prompt you to key in your IC no and your pin code, then it allow us to download our digital certificate, IN ADDITION, DISPLAY YOUR DIGITAL CERTIFICATE PIN CODE on screen...........who's wonderful idea is that? If let said the first pin code is use to download the certificate, then why should them provide the feature of display the second digicert pin code after that? (Note: Your pin code for retrieving the digicert is different than the pin code in digicert unless you set both to the same)

If they really wanna do such the thing, then back to the question, what is the purpose of the digicert if it cant be used for the "Personal privacy" since there are some where where you can retrieve your pin code. And that pin code should be only know by yourself but no one else............Some more the question of the hint of your password is like "Apakah nama ibu anda?, "Apakah makanan kegemaran anda?", and "Apakah rancangan TV kegemaran anda?"....

If i am your family's insurance agent, of course i able to know what is your mothername...If i am one of the people who close to you, i also would able to guess what is your favorite food and your favorite tv show........Once i get the answer, i also able to download your digital certificate and also the system is SMART enough to tell me about our digital certificate pin code too!!!!

The mood to talk more....really broke my heart until cant fall sleeep at 1am morning.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

This is the answer why IT call center can get high pay

A plain computer illeterate guy rings tech support to report that his computer is faulty.
Tech: What's the problem?
User: There is smoke coming out of the power supply.
Tech: You'll need a new power supply.
User: No, I don't! I just need to change the startup files.
Tech: Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it.
User: No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you to tell me the command.
10 minutes later, the User is still adamant that he is right. The tech is frustrated and fed up.
Tech: Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem.
User: I knew it!
Tech: Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes.
10 minutes later.....

User: It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking.
Tech: Well, what version of DOS are you using?
User: MS-DOS 6.22.
Tech: That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't come with NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the
file. Let me know how it goes.

1 hour later.
User: I need a new power supply.
Tech: How did you come to that conclusion?
User: Well, I rang Microsoft and told him about what you said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply.
Tech: Then what did he say?
User: He told me that my power supply isn't compatible with NOSMOKE.

Source: Forwarded email.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How to make use of RSS Feed?

What is RSS? RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

Source adopted from:

Well...duwan to crap so simple enough, it allow to notify you about the most recent changes appear in that web site. Like a notification that notify you which page has been updated since last time you visited that home page.

Firstly, you need some third party browser such as Mozilla, Maxthon to notify you about when the RSS Feed is available...

Then you will got your URL about the RSS XML file located.

Once you got the URL, then you can make a visit to This is a site where it allow you to use it as a portal to checking the any updated RSS feed as real time....with using AJAX technology. In order to add your favorite site, click on "Add Content"

And now...enter the RSS feed URL where you got from the browser just now.

The URL that you enter just now will added another sub section into your portal page.
An idicator will shows you about how many unread message for that site.

If you click on the link within that sub section, another child window will appear..some of the content might not able to appear properly....i guess this is just a bug...

Here is my final portal page.

After read all this, for those who still not understand what is RSS about? It allow you to check any newest post of your favorite blogger instead of you need to go to check their site one by one conclude the tutorial section...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Petrol Price Raise Up again?

Yup! Government decided it and I managed to get that "news" half and hour earlier before it reach to 12midnight.........I was in ZzzZZzzZZzz...didn’t noticed the sms that sent from my friend.

Wake up at 6:30am as usual...rush out to work at 7.00am...Jam as usual at the Kesas highway and also Jalan Persiaran.....come out earlier still jam (less jam a bit)

Raise up 30 cents is a BIG deal! The price now is almost 120% from the previous price. Normal primary school calculation, i used around RM200 petrol in every month. One year is i need to pay another additional 20% which is RM480...........a lot of sushi i can bought with that price!!!

No wonder my friend told me at night he saw many peoples bring their "buckets" to go fuel station that night! Well.......i really think of why government didn't want to announce it earlier? How come i read the newspaper, the international and domestic petrol price is still going down......why our country the petrol price is going opposite?

Last night i heard one of the colleague said......"Malaysia produce petrolium masih nak naik harga, jika macamtu lebih baik kita semua pergi jual petrol"...In the end, everyone wanna to sell petrol...that's the thing everyone "NEED" and price always go higher from time to time.

What is our alternative ways in order to save petrol money.
1)Legs - Walking no required any additional transportation...pls remember to bring the umbrella (for rain and also prevent people rob you), a 100 plus (for thirst), pepper spray (for self protection)...If you take car required half hour to reach, please make sure you need to depart from your house 3 hours earlier.
1)Bicycle - Good for your healthy and no petrol required at all.
2)Motocycle - Can save more petrol, but obviously more dangerous than driving car, and imagine about rain
3)Bus - Never come on time, you might think this is the cheapest way, but please also consider the time you required to wait for the bus and also comfortable.
4)KTM - Always not come on time nowaday, especially when raining......
5)LRT - i think this is still Ok, just for some peak hour you might not able to squeeze yourself into the train.
6)Car pool - Good idea? Unless you all really Follow the company rule "reach at 9, go back at 6", never work OT...
7)Taxi - Not really cheap...high price...Poor for the taxi driver...the fare is still the same...

The Star today's newsletter..."Minor impact from fuel price hike"..........who said...
That is a cycle and everything going to raise their price higher. Let's said you are the hawker to sell "Fried Kue Tiau", and you don't want to take the burden of the fuel price, what will you do? Of course you will raise your "Fried Kue Tiau" price..then.....the people who wanna to eat "Fried Kue Tiau" have to pay higher price......
Let said another truck driver wanna to eat "Fried Kue Tiau" feel unhappy with the price, then he also wanna to raise up his price in order to buy more "Kue Tiau"...
a cycle one link to another the end...........only our salary didnt raise up (We working under others...that's why...)

One word to decribe "Poor"