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Censorship of Thai websites by the police

Censorship of Thai websites by the police
Interestingly, when I was trying to update my blog and upload images, I was posed with an alert that stated "Sorry, the web site you are accessing has been closed by Royal Thai Police due to inappropriateness such as pornography, gambling or contain any information which is deemed to violate national security." Sure, I was uploading a porn photo, or…

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Yasmin Ahmad’s talk at TEDxKL

Yasmin Ahmad’s talk at TEDxKL
Slightly over a month has passed since Yasmin Ahmad addressed a crowd of about a hundred at the TEDxKL talk, and today, we mourn her loss. The sudden passing was definitely a shock for many and it just goes to show how frail and fragile life really is. I was honored to be given the opportunity to record her live,…

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National Malaysian ISP gets #StreamyxSucks award

National Malaysian ISP gets #StreamyxSucks award
We have had Streamyx broadband in Malaysia since the year 2000 and it was a really big deal back then. After all, I upgraded from a 56Kbps modem to the ultra-blazing fast 384Kbps always on Internet. Fast forward to 2009, our minimum packages offered by Telekom Malaysia (oftentimes referred to as Terrorkom Malaysia) are now errr, still 384Kbps, while the…

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Spend time appreciating people

Spend time appreciating people
Today I have decided that many people are under-appreciated, especially the Technology team at the Integricity office. They are overworked and hardly ever appreciated (not underpaid, I believe!). They are akin to the your local Internet Service Provider (cough, Streamyx. Cough, Comcast) or power company. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY ever calls their support line to say, "good job, mate.…

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“Live” interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili

“Live” interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Today, The Star Online hosted a "live" interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, Science, Technology and Innovation minister of Malaysia via an IRC like interface where viewers could read moderated questions posed to him and his replies.The topic was The Internet: Is speed all that matters? I was interested to see what he would have to say and how live…

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Clean Desk Day

Clean Desk Day
Today, on the 22nd of June 2009, I have christened it as Clean Desk Day for me, and am inviting others to participate too. I've had a fairly (understatement!) messy desk for the longest time, and due to lots of research by others, I'm convinced that a clean desk helps with productivity. Knowing how important time is in this era,…

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Meeting Twitterites…

Meeting Twitterites…
Over the last 2 weeks, I've not been to any Tweetups (yet), but I had the chance to meet and make many new friends among those whom I only know as @Username on Twitter. The funny part about meeting in real life, is sometimes you really can't match their nickname or their avatar to a face. After all, it's hard…

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