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Get Paid Software For Free With Google Pack

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on September 30, 2007

To be honest, I don’t really like this application as the software bundled are not up-to-date. Might as well download it from official website. But, when Google decided to bundle Spyware Doctor and StarOffice into Google Pack, I continue using back the software. Forget the other bundled-software already.

  • Spyware Doctor Starter Edition: The sole purpose of using Google Pack application. It’s not a typical free souped up version of Spyware Doctor that you can download from software repository sites. You only can view the name, type, location and other information about any infection. The Google Pack version has some features that cannot be found in the free version, such as spyware removal, immunization and limited OnGuard protection. Now, you don’t have to resorted to download the cracked, pirated version just to use this full-fledged antispyware. As I can attest, Spyware Doctor has the best malware detection rate, thus far, compared to other antispyware that I’ve used.
  • Star Office: Free full-fledged office suit priced at RM200+ (I suppose) with extra features that’s not available in OpenOffice.org such as Adabas D database , fonts, cliparts and support from Sun Microsystems. Actually, you can download it from free for education use.

Words of warning, never download Norton Security Scan. This application has no real-time protection, only on-demand scanning. It’s very dangerous if you leave your computer unattended 24/7. I hope Google will include the antivirus like AVG or Antivir. Both antivirus is renowned for false positives. But at least, it’s better than no protection at all, right?

Download the Google Pack here.

Pownce: The Twitter Killer

Posted in Digg, Technology by zenmaster on August 27, 2007

This is the new project from Leah Culver, Kevin Rose, Daniel Burka, and Shawn Allen. Pownce is a microblogging site (or shall I say “The Twitter Killer”?), but with an added features such as file sharing. The only gripe for this site is there’s no function for us to post a journal via SMS. The app (built using Adobe AIR) allows you to send messages, links, files, and events to groups of friends. Check it out!

read more | digg story

7 Clever Google Tricks Worth Knowing

Posted in Digg, Technology by zenmaster on August 5, 2007

Below I have compiled a list of 7 clever Google tricks that I believe everyone should be aware of. Together I think they represent an apex example of the grand possibilities associated with Google search manipulation tricks and hacks. Although there are many others out there, these 7 tricks are my all-time favorite. Enjoy yourself.

read more | digg story

Dwelve Myself Into LOLCODE programming

Posted in Interesting Stuff, Technology by zenmaster on June 11, 2007

I found something interesting on the Interweb. It’s not meant for serious programming, just for fun only. If you’re familiar with LOLCATS manipulated image and language, you’ll have no problem grasping the syntax. If you still cannot get my drift, read this wikipedia entry about lolcat.

Here’s an example of “Hello World” application written in LOLCODE and the output should produce “HAI WORLD!”.

HAI
VISIBLE "HAI WORLD!"
KTHXBYE

I’ll give it a try and see how fun writing LOLCODE programs. 🙂

WebOS: Another Web 2.0?

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on December 31, 2006

As we have already know, Web 2.0 consists of:

  • Social networking
    • Myspace
    • Last.fm
    • Digg
  • Online applications
    • Google apps
    • ZohoOffice
  • Wiki (formerly known as groupware)
  • News that’s edited and published by the publics
    • Digg
    • Netscape
    • Newsvine

And now, WebOS, a relatively new technology in the digital age. We download the core WebOS application and then install it on the webserver. Other WebOS requires us to register for it, but the storage is limited (250MB only). Am not going to explain further because I’m quite new to this technology. There’s a wiki entry on WebOS and its related links.
We’ll might ask ourselves why we need a WebOS when we can use online applications, save it online and collaborate it. WebOS uses only one platform (a.k.a: web browser with Javascript capability), so that we can use it from different OS platform. Some of the well known webOs is eyeOS, youOS and speulately, GoogleOS. Thing is, when people are going to adapt to this new hype? Well, just wait and see. Click here to experience Web OS.

A Day In A Life With PDA

Posted in Life Stories, Technology by zenmaster on December 16, 2006

From what I’ve observed, PDA is not widely used anymore. Okay, I’ve used PDA before. It was HP 5510. I was so excited because I possesed some of the most coveted gadget. I spend most of my time installing mother load of software, pirated software to be exact. It’s hard to find freeware on Windows Mobile platform. Nevertheless, it was fun. I’ve also tweaking the clockspeed. Mui bueno.

As the time flies by, I realized that I’m not fully utilizing the functionality of PDA, except for PIM features. Maybe, it’s just me. Most of the PIM functionality like calendar and reminder in the PDA is available in smartphone and mid-range handphone. So, using PDA is not feasable anymore. Also, the online PIM services like Google Calendar and iScrybe enables us to access the PIM web application anytime, anywhere using mobile broadband like EDGE and 3G.

Of course, we can customize the PalmOS and MS Windows Mobile by installing additional applications. On the other hand, Symbian-based smartphones has a large variety of free homegrown applications, which is hard to find on Palm and Windows, as I’ve mentioned before.

Wonder what’s the fate of PDA in the next 10 years? Extinct? Maybe, it’s not a fashion statement anymore. Just like gaming platform, PC gaming is declined since the introduction of the next generation consoles. Nonetheless, PDA is still sold for niche market such as businessman and geeks.

IE-SPYADS

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on June 20, 2006

IE-SPYADS is a collection of filtered sites, particularly on the spyware, ads, popups and other rogue sites. It saves you alot of time from editing the host file. Host files works by redirecting the website to your own computer. Therefore, you will not able to view the site listed on the host file. It’s also useful to prevent pop-up windows, pop under, spyware infection and block certain websites. You can add it by entering the localhost IP (207.0.0.1) followed by the website address.

The screenshot shows you how to install IE-SPYADS. You are given an options to install the restricted websites or uninstall it. Please bear in mind that the restricted porn websites are outdated. Porn website is known for its frequent changing of its domain. So it’s sensible for the author to stop adding the porn sites list.

Your list of restricted webstes in the host file can be found here.

Official site: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm#IESPYAD

Other host file sites can be found here:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

http://www.hosts-file.net/downloads.html

Richard Stallman seminar videos

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on June 20, 2006

For those who missed the seminar by Richard Stallman (including me), no worries. You still can watch the videos by download it here: http://rms.interunix.net/rms.tar.gz. Please take note that the file size is 800MB+.

Special thanks to Prabu for providing the videos.

QD Security Toolkit

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on June 18, 2006

TrueCrypt is the most popular encryption tools simply because it’s a free and open-source alternative to Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP for short (another good encryption tools but with limitations). However, creating an virtual encrypted drive can be daunting using TrueCrypt for the newbie like me. Referring to the manuals and FAQs, it doesn’t help as well. Don’t fret. There’s and alternative to TrueCrypt and it’s called QD Security Toolkit developed by Quantum Digital.

QD Security Toolkit consists of useful tools for us to secure the files, folders and drives such as:
. Encrypted Virtual Drive
. File Shredder
. Secure History Cleaner
. Free Space Wiper
. Darik’s Boot N’ Nuke
– and many more

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QD Security Toolkit is not merely a drive encryption tool, but a secure deletion, drive ecryption and password manager, all in one application which is kinda cool isn’t it? QD Security Toolkit is free for personal use, but if you use it for business or government use, you have to pay for it.

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QD Security Toolkit consists of useful tools for us to secure the files, folders and drives such as:
. Encrypted Virtual Drive
. File Shredder
. Secure History Cleaner
. Free Space Wiper
. Darik’s Boot N’ Nuke
– and many more

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QD Security Toolkit is not merely a drive encryption tool, but a secure deletion, drive ecryption and password manager, all in one application which is kinda cool isn’t it? QD Security Toolkit is free for personal use, but if you use it for business or government use, you have to pay for it.

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How To Erase Linux Partition?

Posted in Technology by zenmaster on June 18, 2006

Feel frustrated because your Linux partition is not fully erased (i.e: GRUB bootloader is still intact)? Worse comes to worst, you have to perform full format on your computer. Isn’t it frustrating? Fret not, I’ve decided to copy my important archives and paste it on my blog. Here’s a method on how to fully erase the Linux partition.

1) Boot using Windows XP CD and select the first Repair option.
2) Run fixmbr (to get rid of Linux bootloader)
3) Reboot to Windows and we can delete the Linux partitions in: Computer Management > Disk Management, we can recreate FAT32/NTFS partitions and reformat them.

Voila! You’re done.