Dec 21, 2009

Awal Muharram 1431 Hijrah

Dec 15, 2009

ASB PNB and 8.55%

KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) yesterday declared an income distribution of 7.3 sen per unit and a bonus of 1.25 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) for the financial year which ends on Dec 31.

ASNB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd, said this involved a total of RM4.95 billion, about a fifth higher than last year. It will pay a total of RM537.65 million for the bonus portion.

"The income distribution this year is better than last year’s which was only seven sen per unit," PNB chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman announced at a press conference yesterday.

Last year’s income distribution was the lowest ever paid by PNB.

However, this year’s bonus is less than last year’s, which was 1.75 sen per unit.

"The bonus is paid out in full to those who have invested with PNB for 10 years. Those who have invested less than the 10-year period will not be able to enjoy the full bonus," he said.

After PNB announcing the dividend for ASB, so I precalculate what is the expecting figure on early next month. 8.55% is the normal rate that I assume most of the Malaysia expect this figure. Do remember dividend is 7.3% only. Hmmm, no plan what am I gonna do with it.

Suddenly, my PDA Phone is loosing its power, the battery is nearly death, also the disease spread to my laptop, burn RM235 to repair and here come the worst scenario, the mainboard of my laptop is caput , it's death dude, my lappy, the XPS M1330 Dell suddenly off, with no power at all and Dell quote me >RM1k to replace the mainboard. I guess it is time for me to say goodbye to my laptop (thanks for the 2 years of service). Now I'm looking for the new/used laptop due to budget constrain, I'm scouting for the price less than RM2.5k.

Is that all??, nahhh, the car road tax and insurance will rip off my pocket once again this year, and this month oso my car need a major service. Wow the list keep expending guys.

Refinance my home, off coz lawyer fee again. N I guess, last but not least, heheheh, Qistina will be in her primary school early next year, so all the necessity need to be prepared before her first step to education world formally. So same with me here, I'm oso going to school end of this month. Lawakkan, boleh saing dgn Qistina le plak.

I guess with all of this situation, the dividend paid by PNB cant cover it at all, hope my company will proceed with the bonus payment end of this year.

Payouts are usually on the first week of January, unless otherwise announced by PNB. I figured this post would be helpful for those trying to gauge the performance of our Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) for the last 15 years:

* 1993: Dividend=9.00, Bonus=4.50*

* 1994: Dividend=9.00, Bonus=4.50*

* 1995: Dividend=10.0, Bonus=3.00*

* 1996: Dividend=10.25, Bonus=3.00*

* 1997: Dividend=10.25, Bonus=1.25*

* 1998: Dividend=8.00, Bonus=2.50*

* 1999: Dividend=10.5, Bonus=1.50*

* 2000: Dividend=9.75, Bonus=2.00*

* 2001: Dividend=7.00, Bonus=3.00*

* 2002: Dividend=7.00, Bonus=2.00**

* 2003: Dividend=7.25, Bonus=2.00**

* 2004: Dividend=7.25, Bonus=2.00**

* 2005: Dividend=7.25, Bonus=1.75**

* 2006: Dividend=7.30, Bonus=1.25**

* 2007: Dividend=8.00, Bonus=1.00**

* 2008: Dividend=7.00, Bonus=1.75**

* 2009: Dividend=7.30, Bonus=1.25**

- So now you can start dream of your interest that you might get for this year! By simply use this calculation —– asb-calculator-v11

Dec 11, 2009

Hacker Halted 2009 at Nikko Hotel KL

Hacker Halted Asia Pacific 2009 is the premier IT Security event of the year. It is an international platform for IT Security Professionals, with the objective to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in Information Security.

Hacker Halted Asia Pacific 2009 is a 4-Day event, from November 10th to 13th 2009. There will be four tracks of workshop by Master Trainers running concurrently from November 12th to November 13th 2009, while the first two days will be the premier Hacker Halted conference by renowned speakers from worldwide.


This event held last month, since I'm busy with all the exam paper (marking), preparing myself to study hopfully end of this year and with my family of coz, especially the 7 mths old Wafiq, so now I have spare time to post somethin' here.

Yes, this is the event that I'm waiting for, last related event that I joint is called "i-Hack" conduct by UiTM, but now the EC-Council organize this event for the 4th time here in Malaysia. EC Council is an organization that involved in IT security services and training. I'm feel so fortunate coz being one of the participants. 2 days seminar and 2 days workshop. I just hope that I can bring along my colleague and my student here.

more pic and info click here

Dec 4, 2009

Set more Bass on Stock HU

Switch ON car key / ignition

Press the 4 & 6 button simultaneously and press the 'PWR' to turn ON HU.

From here your radio will be on the diagnostic mode ‘DIAG’.

Press the '4' button, you'll get ‘DSP FLAT’

Press the 'PWR' button to turn OFF HU... Then press again the 'PWR' button.

U can feel great sound with Bass... But stock HU will back to normal if switch OFF the key / ignition...

Nov 30, 2009

Change the Title Tags in Blogger for More Search Engine Traffic

By default Blogger displays the blog title first, followed by the name of the post. As you might notice this is not good when it comes to SEO. It's important for the name of the post to come before the name of your blog, especially when it comes to google search results. Learn how to make your post title show up first so that you can reel in more traffic from the search engines.

Why Change the Titles?
It's quite important to have the Post Title + Blog Title arranged accordingly because this is how you would want your blog to be displayed on google's search results. This way more people will click on your link when searching google because the post title is more relevant than your post name.

Example Google Search Results:
You are most likely to click on the bottom image when searching google for the keywords "image reflection generator". The reason being is that your mind reads text from left to right. So it makes sense to have the more important title on the left.

How to Change the Titles:

  1. Go to Layout>edit HTML in your Blogger dashboard.

  2. Search for this tag: <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>

  3. Replace this tag with the following code:

  4. <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'> <title><data:blog.title/></title> <b:else/> <title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title> </b:if>
  5. Save your template and you should see the results in your web browser as depicted in the images below.

  6. It may take a few days for the changes to show up on the google search results. I guarantee you that you will start receiving more traffic from google once you are re-indexed!

Nov 26, 2009

Salam Aidiladha


Nov 24, 2009

VMware Server 1.0.7 on Ubuntu 8.10

After nearly a day long struggling to run my WinXp in Ubuntu, my mission is completed Now I can run the already installed XP Pro (in different partition) virtually in Linux. So no need for me to install the XP again. The good is, no more switching between OS and run Adobe software from the VMware Server. The bad is, slow and I'm still working on bridging the network. If using NAT I dont want to share same IP between host and guest host OS. Damn slow indeed.

I keep this note for my reference and share to all:

Download the dependencies and components

You’ll need to, of course, download the VMware Server .tar.gz file. This can be done using this command:

wget -c

There is also a patch to get this to compile properly. VMware has regularly been guilty of not keeping up with the latest kernels. This patch will help correct this problem:

wget -c

And the one last thing we’ll need are the compiler tools, which can be installed using this command (or click the package name to use aptURL):

sudo aptitude install build-essential linux-kernel-headers xinetd

Now that we have all of the dependencies and archives downloaded we can unpack them. In the same location where you downloaded the .tar.gz files (likely your home folder or Desktop), run the following command:

tar xf vmware-update*.tar.gz

tar xf VMware-server*.tar.gz

Installing VMware Server 1.0.7 + patch

We’ll now start the installation. First we need to install the core vmware application. We’ll then patch the configuration script, and configure the system.

cd vmware-server-distrib/

sudo ./

On my installation I used the defaults until it asked me if I’d like to run the configuration script. At this point select [no].

Once this has finished and you’ve quit at the configuration option, use these commands to patch the config:

cd ../vmware-update*/

sudo ./

This script will patch the configuration and then again ask you to run the configuration script. This time around select [yes]. On my installation I selected the defaults for the remaining questions and my installation works fine.

Running Your XP Partition Directly In Ubuntu Using VMware

This is a great thing to try and comes in handy if you still need to use Windows for those few things and want to find a way to do it without having to reboot over and over again.

Using VMware GSX its possible to create a virtual machine using a pre-existing windows disk/partition and boot that directly. Now I haven’t done any tests (yet), but if you try this and you see similar things let me know (comment), but I set this up and gave my Windows VM 800MB of ram. Now my machine has a total of 3GB ram but, and here’s whats really interesting. Loading my Windows XP VM seems 50x better speed wise then it does to boot into it directly without virtualization. Like I said I’ve not run any tests to confirm this but when it takes about a minute of the Windows XP is now loading screen compared to 10 seconds through the VM then it kinda gets you thinking. Taking into consideration the VM only has 800mb! and directly it has 3GB. Anyway, here’s how:

  • Install XP on a disk seperate to linux or dual boot off the same disk (I have to seperate disks, grub sitting on the linux disk)

  • Install VMware Server, in Ubuntu sudo apt-get install vmware-server

  • Once installed go back to Windows and create a new hardware profile:

    • Click StartControl PanelSystem

    • On the Hardware tab, select Hardware Profiles

    • Click Copy, and call your new hardware profile VMware.

  • Install the SCSI drivers (I didn’t do this initially, so when the VM would load Windows would just blue screen) You can extract the drivers using this To install the drivers do the following:

    • Click StartControl PanelAdd Hardware and step through the wizard

    • Tell Windows you’ve already connected the hardware.

    • On the next screen, there’s a list of installed hardware. Go all the way down to the bottom and choose Add a new hardware device.

    • Choose to Install the hardware that I manually select from a list.

    • Next choose SCSI and RAID controllers. After, that, click Have Disk… and navigate to the drivers you extracted with WinImage.Windows will install the VMware SCSI driver.

  • Boot back into Ubuntu and start VMware Server Console from Application->System Tools

  • Select Create A New Virtual Machine:

    • Select Custom

    • Select your version of Windows (in my case XP Professional)

    • Leave the name default unless you want to change it

    • Default for the processor (one)

    • Make private, up to you I normally uncheck this (I’m the only user on my PC anyway)

    • Select the amount of RAM you want to give the virtual machine

    • Bridged networking normally suites

    • Buslogic For the SCSI controller

    • Select Use a physical disk (for advanced users)

    • Now depending how you set this up disk or partition will determine what you select here. If Linux and Windows are on seperate disks and Windows is still bootable without grub you can just select the entire Windows disk otherwise select individual partitions and select your windows and linux parition

  • After this you can customize the hardware of the VM if you like, remove floppy etc

  • Start the VM and boot into windows making sure to select the VMware hardware profile

  • Once loaded install the VMware tools, from the server console VM->Install VMware tools…

  • Once done reboot and enjoy

  • credit to: and

    Nov 22, 2009

    Qistina Konvo 2009

    Qistina Konvo, bersama anugerah cemerlang

    Akhirnya konvo lah anak sulong aku, konvo kali kedua sbb tadika 2 tahun. So sebagai parent of coz la rasa teruja and proud. It is a joint event between the "Tadikarama" and "Penyampaian Sijil" ala-ala commencement. Took us half day to settle everything, dari persembahan, penyampaian sijil dan last sekali anugerah pelajar cemerlang. What 'm proud more is , Nina was awarded with the 'Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang', tak ku sangka, hantar si Nina pagi2 buta sebelum pi keja di berkati Tuhan - Alhamdulillah. Tadika ni mamang aktif, kalau follow blog ni, almost all activities that Nina participate I'll post it here. Dari camping, kawad, nasyid, choir, net ball, sukan neka etc etc, as a parent kadang2 tu cam tak larat nak melayan, but this is the beginning of the formal education, we should support our kids to the fullest.

    Ni masa ending zapin, during that day Nina quiet busy sikit, sbb she involved in zapin, and on stage twice

    Preparation before live on stage

    Penyampaian Sijil

    Pertandingan Kawad Qistina 09

    Ni antara aktiviti anak aku yg tak sempat nak upload kat blog. Pertandingan kawad peringkat daerah batu pahat untuk tadika. Lokasi: Balai Bomba baru batu pahat, bomba sponsor baju, tapi tgh hari dah kena pulang.

    Nov 21, 2009

    How to login as root on Ubuntu

    Many people want to know how to obtain root permission on Ubuntu no matter su command or login x window.
    The root passwd have never been configured when you install ubuntu first time.
    You can use below command to change root password.

    $sudo passwd root

    Now, you can use su command as below.

    $su -

    You can follow below diagram if you want to login the window as root privileges.

  • 1. Select Login Window option System --> Administration --> Login Window

  • 2. Please click this option --Allow local system administrator login

  • 3. Switch normal user to root

  • 4. You can login as root now.

  • Unlocker

  • Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows?

    • It has many other flavors:

      Cannot delete file: Access is denied

      There has been a sharing violation.

      The source or destination file may be in use.

      The file is in use by another program or user.

      Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

  • Unlocker is the solution!

    • 1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker

      2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear

      3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!

    Download Unlocker from

    Nov 3, 2009

    Small Cat Big Cat


    Have you ever in part of your life, you feel that it is hard to make a right decision for yourself?, oh God it is happen to me.... hopefully with a bless of God , I did the right thing. In one site it is "once in a life time offer that I coudnt resist" , another site "a so and so situation but it is a safe journey". It is apple vs apple except red vs green. Well fella , it is life, a human nature, -curiosity, skeptic, unconscious, ridiculous, blur, fade-up etc etc.

    Oct 28, 2009

    How to link PayPal to Malaysia Bank Account?

    How to link PayPal to Malaysia Bank Account?

    Before this, we are aware that any PayPal transaction has been introduced in Ringgit Malaysia, while also facilitates Malaysian Internet entrepreneurs to deal and transact online. Interestingly, you can transfer your PayPal money directly to a local banks with very simple steps.

    Now, officially PayPal allows you to integrate your PayPal account with any bank in Malaysia listed as part of the MEPS network. Here is a brief tutorials on how to integrate both these accounts easily.

    Step 1 – Login to your PayPal Account, Go to Profile > Add / Edit Bank Account


    Step 2 – Fill in the account details. If you are not sure about the Bank Name and the MEPS bank routing code (aka SWIFT code, a special code required when you do Telegraphic Transfer), just click on the details link. Seems like there are 21 banks on the list. (Including Bank of America !? never know BOA have a Malaysia branch)


    Step 3 – Confirm the details and you are done!



    Step 4 – You will receive an email notification on PayPal too upon successful update.


    Malaysia Bank Routing Code (also known as SWIFT Code)


    Here are the bank numbers for some of the major banks in Malaysia.

    Bank Name – MEPS Bank Routing Code






















    Sample successful withdraw from paypal to maybank account

    This is from screen shot, see there is no transaction fee from maybank (for the time being la), but free service for transaction more than MYR400.00.

    Sad but true - another hit

    "Sad but true" - suddenly I remember this popular song played by Metallica more than a decade ago. Yeah definitely it is sad but true. This morning, around 715am, when I'm on my way to work, enthusiastic and eager to start a fresh morning, suddenly "bang!!", my car got a minor hit with something, macam langgar kucing jerr. The front skirting of the bumper is smacked away. Couldnt describe in precise detail about the condition just look by yourself:

    Guess how much it ganno be rip my pocket off....sabar je time drive carefully...

    Oct 22, 2009

    w3schools is the best

    Traversing around the net and looking for the comprehensive tutorial for web development, no doubt is the best. I've been using this tutorial almost more than five years. From the basic HTML to XML nowadays, I'm still intact with them. If you, the type of guys that hard to hold any book in your hand, online tutorial is there for you. If the web development is a handy thing to deal with, will help you.

    Also, does not just offer free education on HTML programming. They are the ultimate webmasters resource because they teach all of the major components of web design and development. The full list would be quite a long one, and you can see it on their site navigation bar, but I will say that finding a site that teaches HTML, XHTML, CSS, ASP, XSL, SOAP, SQL, PHP, and many many more technologies, yet , all in one place, absolutely amazing and a resource that should be supported in every way. Two thumbs up.

    Here is the screen shot


    Oct 19, 2009

    How to remove Flash Disinfector protection (autorun.inf folder)

    Flash Disinfector is very good free program created by sUBs for removing autorun.inf trojan and protect your Flash/Pen drives from future infection. For protect your computer, the program will create a hidden folder, named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. This autorun.inf folder contains hidden file “lpt3.This folder was created by Flash_Disinfector”. You cannot remove this file using standard remove function. Read below how to remove this file and autorun.inf folder and uninstall Flash Disinfector protection.

    Use the following instructions to remove Flash Disinfector protection (autorun.inf folder).
    • Click Start -> Run.
    • Type notepad and press Enter.
    • Copy all the text below into Notepad.

      @echo off

      set drv=c:\

      attrib -A -H -S -R %drv%\autorun.inf
      del \\.\%drv%\autorun.inf\"lpt3.This folder was created by Flash_Disinfector"
      rd %drv%\autorun.inf

    • Save this as remove_fd.bat to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad).
    • Double Click remove_fd.bat and wait for the dos window to close and file.txt will appear on the desktop.
    • Repeat previous steps to all drives, make replacing c with the appropriate drive letter.

    Flash Disinfector is free autorun.inf trojans and USB/Flash disks trojans remover. This is a program designed and developed by sUBs (author of combofix) to clean autorun.inf trojans that are running on the system.

    Please read post below on how to use Flash Disinfector

    How to use Flash Disinfector

    Download Flash Disinfector from here and save it to your Desktop. When Flash Disinfector has finished downloading you will now see an icon on your desktop similar to the one below.

    flash-disinfector desktop icon

    Flash Disinfector icon

    Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe icon to run it and you will see a prompt similar to the figure below.

    flash-disinfector insert your flash drive

    Plug flash/USB/Pen drive – Flash Disinfector – prompt.

    Please insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone and click OK button.

    Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well. Wait until it has finished scanning.

    When Flash Disinfector has finished running, you will see a prompt as shown below.

    flash-disinfector done

    Flash Disinfector is done!

    Reboot your computer when done.

    Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden file named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don’t delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.

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