Blogger: Feeds are Sorted Correctly

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Blogger Feeds are now sorted correctly as in the way we always wanted (and it should be).

As always, the news come from phydeaux3 - Blogger Feeds Now Sorted by Published Date ^^ a blogger i respected so much :)

So, from now onwards, your feed will be sorted by published date, instead of the updated date ;) This is quite a breeze ain't it ;)

Before, Blogger offers a solution for this, by using some parameter to the feed url. But now, i think they ought to listen to the majority :D

And if you have changed your feed's url, then no need to worry, since it won't effect much.
The only thing you need to consider is, if you wanted the feeds to display as the original Blogger feed's behaviour, which is sorting based on your updated date, then just change the orderby parameter and set it to become like this


So, again, great work Blogger ^^


Monday, June 25, 2007

Left - down - down - left - left - down - left ^^ This is so addicting :D Just as addicting as to do Google Reader :P j j j k k k j k shift-space space j :P

Perfect for surviving the weekdays :P Oh, btw there's a hint here ;) if you're the curious type one :P

Have a pleasant start of the week ^^

Find Out Your Film Rating

Friday, June 22, 2007

Have you ever wonder what's your blog rating ? Based on those Movie rating like ? The G, PG, PG-13 and R ?

Well the, just jump in and click ;) Fun little generator ^^ Though i guess every blog will have a G rating :P

What's My Blog Rated? From Mingle2 - Online Dating

Mingle2 - Online Dating

Anyway, enjoy your weekend ^^ I'll be enjoying my weekend here :) this is my first weekend of work in Singapore :D Yay ! ^^

Get RID of Those Trojan.Vundo !!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Recently, I've attacked by this annoying Vundo !! I even have to RE-INSTALL my computer TWICE !! VERY ANNOYING !

Trojan.Vundo is a component of an adware program that downloads and displays pop-up advertisements. It is known to be installed by visiting a Web site link contained in a spammed email.

This is a trojan detection. Unlike viruses, trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include email, malicious or hacked web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.

The latest variants of this trojan are observed to display fake error messages and asks the user to download security software programs. User will be asked to download SysProtect application to remove the threat.

This thing is very sneaky ! Almost every antivirus CANT ! I repeat ! CANT ! CANT remove this Vundo ! (and to think that we have to pay and subscribe for those ! jeez ! especially those big guy in this AntiVirus bussiness ! bah !)

Sure thing, if you search on google, there are ways to remove it manually ! But man! You have to be an ubber geek to do that nice and smoothly.

So, lemme share my experience.

I've tried to delete those pesky .dll files, unregistered it from the system, delete the registry, but damn, i finally gave up, and search for a free removal tool.

The first one i try is this one

I run that thing ! For more than 1 hours ! Coz, it scans all of my HDD, which is more than 300GB. Sure thing it can be stopped manually, but i never really sure about stopping it in the middle of scanning somethin' . So there it goes, another night with those windows of ads still poppin' out.

The second night, i googled another one. That is this one.

I tried to avoid hotlinking here, so i just point out to the URL ^^ . Still if you can't access it because of the traffic, then lemme know, i'll send you the 105KB VundoFix.exe ;)

Anyway, this is the ONLY SOLUTIONS that worked for me ! Well, since after trying this one, the NASTY Vundo is gone, then why bother to search another one right ?! ;)

You just run it, basically it'll close all your explorer process, search the trojan.
Listing files found while scanning....


After listing all the trojan files, you just click the Remove Vundo button. But then, there are still 1 file that can't be deleted !

But no worry, the program suggested to reboot first, and it'll try to remove it again when the windows starts for the first time.

So i just followed the instructions, and when the windows start. You know what ?! It HALT all other process ! Including the explorer.exe . You just see the Vundo Fix Program, trying to remove the last trojan file, before any other process started ! This is the only way to remove it totally i guess !

Overall, it took no more than 15 minutes !! GREAT ! With just a few clicks here and there ! BRILLIANT !

This cybertech guys, surely are good ^^ . So for everybody that found this useful (me too) ;)
If we have helped you, please consider making a donation to TSG!

Thanks a bunch ^^

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1st Day Work @ Singapore

Monday, June 18, 2007

18 June 2007 it is :) my 1st day working in Singapore :D
So much to learn, so much names to remember :P so much road to remember, so much ....
and so much anythin' else :P

This'll be a busy month for the 1st time :D But I guess I'm enjoying my new workplace here ^^

Thanks to everyone who has supported me, especially my friend Joseph ^^ (who took me like a cat, and give me a place to sleep :P)

And to all my readers, I'll try to spare some time in my first busy time, to keep you all entertained :D


Saturday, June 16, 2007

MyLiveSignature offers the services of creating and animating personal signatures. You can use it to easily create your own signature using a set of templates or to allow our designers to create your handwritten signature based on a scanned image. At the same time, our animators will give you the true impression that you sign your message with your own hand in real time.

This is a pretty nice service that offers you to animate your hand signature ;) They offer 2 services.

One is, Using the signature creation wizard, and second is, Using a scanned image.

Actually the best feature is the second one ;) which they claimed to
breathe life into your signature

But the service will cost you a little bit ;) ranging from $10 to $20. But well, since it cost me quite much, I choose another option :P the first service.

With the first service, you'll get a decent nice looking font for your name ;) Such as below :D And YES! They also provided you with all the HTML code, and the option to add a closing line, your address, email, telephone, fax, etc. ;)

Best regards,
All of the above comes, with 5 easy steps ;)
  • Step 1. Enter the name
  • Step 2. Select the font
  • Step 3. Select the size
  • Step 4. Select the color
  • Step 5. Set the slope

You can choose from 100++ fonts, various size and color too ;)

After that you'll get this nice lookin' name ;) With the Signature ID.

Now you better wrote your ID, cause you can do much later with it ;) You can either download it, or maybe you wanted to generate another code with it, in case you changed address or somethin' :D

Quite handy right ;)

Well, then, I bid you farewell for now, and have a pleasant weekend ^^


100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

Thursday, June 14, 2007

BOSTON, MA — The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.

"The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler,

"are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language."

The following is the entire list of 100 words:

laissez faire

So, how many words did you recognize ? Well, as for me, I failed to graduate the High School if those were the words :P

To get the printer friendly one a.k.a PDF files, just go to the Houghton Mifflin and there's a link over there ;)


Related Posts:


100 Words Definitions, Part 1

Following the 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know post. I've decided to put up a list of the definition of each words.

Since as I've mentioned, I have so many words that I did not know the meaning of it >.< (shame on me)

So, here are the first 50. I search for the definition using TheSage ;)

1. abjure
Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.

2. abrogate
Revoke formally.

3. abstemious
- Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink.
- Marked by temperance in indulgence.

4. acumen
- Shrewdness shown by keen insight.
- A tapering point.

5. antebellum
Belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War.

6. auspicious
- Attended by favorable circumstances.
- Tending to favor or bring good luck.

7. belie
- Represent falsely.
- Be in contradiction with.

8. bellicose
Having or showing a ready disposition to fight.

9. bowdlerize
Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.

10. chicanery
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

11. chromosome
A thread-like body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order.

12. churlish
- Having a bad disposition; surly.
- Rude and boorish.

13. circumlocution
- An indirect way of expressing something.
- A style that involves indirect ways of expressing things.

14. circumnavigate
Travel around, either by plane or ship.

15. deciduous
- (of plants and shrubs) Shedding foliage at the end of the growing season.
- (of teeth, antlers, etc.) Being shed at the end of a period of growth.

16. deleterious
Harmful to living things.

17. diffident
- Lacking self-confidence.
- Showing modest reserve.

18. enervate
- Weaken mentally or morally.
- Disturb the composure of.

19. enfranchise
- Grant voting rights.
- Grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude.

20. epiphany
- A divine manifestation.
- [ Epiphany ] Twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus.

21. equinox
- (astronomy) Either of the two celestial points at which the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic.
- Either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator and day and night are of equal length.

22. euro
The basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies.

23. evanescent
Tending to vanish like vapor.

24. expurgate
Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.

25. facetious
Cleverly amusing in tone.

26. fatuous
Complacently or inanely foolish.

27. feckless
- Generally incompetent and ineffectual.
- Not fit to assume responsibility.

28. fiduciary
- A person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary.
- Relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e., the holding of something in trust for another).

29. filibuster
- A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches.
- A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes.
- Obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation.

30. gamete
A mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes.

31. gauche
Lacking social polish.

32. gerrymander
- An act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage).
- Divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts.

33. hegemony
The domination of one state over its allies.

34. hemoglobin
A hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues.

35. homogeneous
All of the same or similar kind or nature.

36. hubris
Overbearing pride or presumption.

37. hypotenuse
The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

38. impeach
- Bring an accusation against; level a charge against.
- Charge with a crime or misdemeanor.
- Charge with an offense or misdemeanor.
- Challenge the honesty or credibility of; as of witnesses.

39. incognito
- With your identity concealed.
- Without revealing one's identity.

40. incontrovertible
- Necessarily or demonstrably true.
- Impossible to deny or disprove.

41. inculcate
Teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.

42. infrastructure
- The stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area.
- The basic structure or features of a system or organization.

43. interpolate
- Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.
- Estimate the value of.

44. irony
- Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.
- Witty language used to convey insults or scorn.
- A trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.

45. jejune
- Lacking interest or significance.
- Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity.
- Lacking in nutritive value.

46. kinetic
- Supplying motive force.
- Characterized by motion.
- Relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith.

47. kowtow
- A former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission.
- Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering.
- Bend the knees and bow in a servile manner.

48. laissez faire
The doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs.

49. lexicon
- A language user's knowledge of words.
- A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them.

50. loquacious
Full of trivial conversation.


Will be continued to Part 2 ;)

100 Words Definitions, Part 2

Continuing from the 100 Words Definitions, Part 1 post. Here are the last 50 of the 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know.

51. lugubrious
Excessively mournful.

52. metamorphosis
- A complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft.
- A striking change in appearance or character or circumstances.
- The marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals.

53. mitosis
Cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes.

54. moiety
- One of two basic subdivisions of a tribe.
- One of two (approximately) equal parts.

55. nanotechnology
The branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules).

56. nihilism
- A revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake.
- Complete denial of all established authority and institutions.
- The delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.

57. nomenclature
A system of words used in a particular discipline.

58. nonsectarian
Not restricted to one sect or school or party.

59. notarize
Authenticate as a notary.

60. obsequious
- Attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner.
- Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.

61. oligarchy
A political system governed by a few people.

62. omnipotent
Having unlimited power.

63. orthography
A method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols.

64. oxidize
- Add oxygen to or combine with oxygen.
- Enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide.

65. parabola
A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve.

66. paradigm
- A standard or typical example.
- The generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time.
- The class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another).
- Systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word.

67. parameter
- A constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves.
- A quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data.
- Any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance.

68. pecuniary
Relating to or involving money.

69. photosynthesis
Synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants).

70. plagiarize
Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property.

71. plasma
- Colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended.
- (physical chemistry) A fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons.
- A green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone.

72. polymer
A naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers.

73. precipitous
- Extremely steep.
- Characterized by precipices.
- Done with very great haste and without due deliberation.

74. quasar
A star-like object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; large red shifts imply enormous recession velocities.

75. quotidian
Found in the ordinary course of events.

76. recapitulate
- Summarize briefly.
- Repeat an earlier theme of a composition.
- Repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life.

77. reciprocal
- Hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype.
- (mathematics) One of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7.
- Something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else.
- Of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function.
- Concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return.
- Of or relating to or suggestive of complementation.

78. reparation
- Something done or paid in expiation of a wrong.
- The act of putting something in working order again.
- (usually plural) Compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors.
- Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury.

79. respiration
- The metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs.
- The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.
- A single complete act of breathing in and out.

80. sanguine
- Inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life.
- Confidently optimistic and cheerful.

81. soliloquy
- A (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections.
- Speech you make to yourself.

82. subjugate
- Put down by force or intimidation.
- Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.

83. suffragist
An advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women).

84. supercilious
- Expressive of contempt.
- Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.

85. tautology
- Useless repetition.
- (logic) A statement that is necessarily true.

86. taxonomy
- Practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships.
- (biology) Study of the general principles of scientific classification.
- A classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc.

87. tectonic
- Of or pertaining to construction or architecture.
- Pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust.

88. tempestuous
(of the elements) As if showing violent anger.

89. thermodynamics
The branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy.

90. totalitarian
- Characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control.
- Of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life.

91. unctuous
Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.

92. usurp
- Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.
- Take the place of.

93. vacuous
- Devoid of significance or point.
- Complacently or inanely foolish.

94. vehement
- Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
- Characterized by great force or energy.

95. vortex
- A powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides).
- The shape of something rotating rapidly

96. winnow
- The act of separating grain from chaff.
- Remove by a current of air.
- Treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated.
- Separate from chaff.
- Blow on.

97. wrought
Shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort).

98. xenophobe
An irrational fear of foreigners or strangers.

99. yeoman
- In former times was free and cultivated his own land.
- Officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch.

100. ziggurat
A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians.

Boy, that sure is a long list :P

word[is(not equal to)]art

Monday, June 11, 2007

I do[n't] like: Words, colors, irony, sarcasm, puns; all of the above, not necessarily in that order.

A beautiful collections of arts ! Who would've imagine such simple words, have a meaningful, more than a word explanation ;)

Have a new refreshing thought on Monday ;)

Visit more at word!=art

[via: Neatorama]

Tactics 100 Live

Friday, June 08, 2007

Create an army of 100 points and send that army into battle against other 100 point armies. Choose the army suited to your fighting style. This is a fair fight and the winner can only be determinde by who has the most skill.

Well, this is a nice Flash Game, which should be enough to spend your weekend at home ;)

In Tactics 100 Live, you'll be given 100 points in which you can spend it to buy units, and then pit them against CPU or another player ;) yes, this thing support multiplayer ;)

There are 4 Units, which you can choose ;) Knight, Ranger, Mage, Cleric, all of it was a common element in a world of games :D

After that, you can choose your strategy, by putting the units, arranging them so they bring the most effective movements, and attacks, plus you can choose some attributes like the floor background, or the color of the suits too ;)

After that, it's time to test out your strategy and tactics, see if you can win ;)

The way you attack affects the outcome, you can attack from high ground, at point blank range, from behind your enemies and many others. Use this to your advantage against your opponent.

Tactics 100 Live can be downloaded too ;) check out on their page, nice if you wanted to practice first at home ;)

Well then, have a nice weekend everybody ^^

TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sequence Publishing - Software for Language Education and Research

Since my mother language is not English, so even though I have quite a good vocabulary, but sometimes i found a weird word one or two or even more :P So the solutions to this would be to open a Dictionary.

But that'll mean i hafta look it up, clean the dust, open up that thick thing, and so on ....

Of course in a world of technology nowadays, you can always use a computer for it ;) even better if you have internet, then nothing will limit your vocabulary anymore :D

But for those who wanted to look for a very nice Dictionary program, that are FREE (of course) then TheSage from Sequence Publishing is your must have choice ;)

TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a professional software package that integrates a complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English language into a single and powerful language reference system.

They have over 145,000 references with multiple detailed definitions (over 200,000). Impressive eh ?! ;)

As for the Thesaurus, they have nearly 1,200,000 relationships between definitions (synonyms, antonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, meronyms, holonyms, and other nyms nyms ^^)

One thing I like the most from this program, is that it is small enough (around 20MB) to be ported to your USB drive ! ;) Yes, you read it right ! Once you've installed it, you can copy it directly to your USB, and there it goes, you can run it on every computer ;)

For more amazing features go visit it here.

So, go get it now ;) and let no words come in your way again ;D


Universal Leonardo

Monday, June 04, 2007

Universal Leonardo is a programme aimed at deepening our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci through a series of European exhibitions (2006), scientific research and web-based resources.

Universal Leonardo presents a series of linked European exhibitions, some of which are informed by scientific investigations, that reveal new dimensions in the legacy of the greatest visual thinker of all time.

Leonardo da Vinci is a great thinker. With this Universal Leonardo we can Explore the trails on the right to find out how in Leonardo's view of the world, all things are interconnected - the motion of water and the curling of hair, the human body and the mechanisms of machines, the geometrical rules that govern man, animals and all of nature.

There are 8 beautiful trails which you can follow and get some of the essence of Leonardo da Vinci ^^

Rule of Mathematics
Remaking Nature
Light and Vision
Imagination and Invention
The Natural World
The Body of Man
Forces of Nature
The Body of Earth

From flights of fancy to making monsters, Leonardo simply had to know how the universe worked. His various attempts to discover the truth reveal much about this remarkable man and provide the inspiration for all of us to have fun with ;)

"Did you know that Leonardo used to pull wings off insects?"

"Was Leonardo getting up to something sinister with his mirror writing?"

"Can humans fly like birds?"

"Did Leonardo have a serious case of the blues?"

"What was Leonardo up to when he went on the pull?"

"Would Leonardo have been a television addict?"

Find out more interesting stuffs on the Play section ;)

Have a refreshing, thoughtful mind for the start of the week ;)


Ayiti: The Cost of Life

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Welcome to Ayiti: The Cost of Life, a beautiful flash-games brought to you by Global Kids.

Founded in 1989 and an independent not-for-profit organization since 1993, Global Kids' mission is to transform urban youth into successful students and global and community leaders by engaging them in socially dynamic, content-rich learning experiences.

The background of this game is to reminds us of Human Right to Education.
Every woman, man, youth, and child has the right to an education.

In a world where 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 per day, education is perhaps the most powerful instrument for reducing poverty and inequality, improving health and social well being, and laying the groundwork for sustained economic growth.

Education is essential for building democratic societies and dynamic, globally competitive economies where all people have equal opportunities and are able to realize their basic human rights.

The situation in the game, took place in Haiti. Some of Haitians are still having difficulties to achieve education. There are four primary obstacles preventing Haitian students from receiving the education that is their right.

1) The inability to physically reach a classroom.
2) The inability to pay school fees.
3) Inadequate school facilities and resources.
4) Poorly educated parents.

Ayiti: The Cost of Life is designed to be played by young people on their own. However, educators can use the game within their program to address a variety of issues, such as the importance of education, the impact of poverty, or life in Haiti.

We must all recognize the importance of free, basic education if millions of children are to be equipped with the tools and skills they need to rise out of poverty and become self-reliant, productive members of society.

So, hopefully with this beautiful games, you can grasp the importance of education. And to all of us who can get to be educated, we should all give thanks for it ;)

Have a nice weekend everybody ^^

p.s: all the above text are taken from the game ;)


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