Hi! I'm "pseudo: Valiant" and I'm born, raised, & based in Jerudong+Tutong, Brunei. I join this blog to share my knowledge and experience; usually on technology. I work at "this Company" in Commonwealth Drive, but the opinions expressed here do not represent my employer's views in any way. You can write to me at valiant [at] rim3y.net

Hi! I'm "pseudo: Valiant" and I'm born, raised, & based in Jerudong+Tutong, Brunei. I join this blog to share my knowledge and experience; usually on technology. I work at "this Company" in Commonwealth Drive, but the opinions expressed here do not represent my employer's views in any way. You can write to me at valiant [at] rim3y.net

Get that data

I know some of you might doing some research about something. And I know sometimes its very difficult to get that data especially about specific country. Well, I like to introduce you to UNData. Unlike a wikipedia, UNData is a collection of database that is gather by UN; which we can say somewhat more accurate. It have from Key Global Indicator to Industry Statistics. UNData (http://data.un.org/)

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We still alive and well…

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First off, we are very sorry that there is rarely new post to the blog. Its not that the blog is dead or anything, its just that all of the authors are quite tight with all of our day job. YES! we do have a day job. There are alot of projects in progress at the moment, and some is so huge that it can have an impact to this region.

I won’t spoil any beans at this moment. When the moment comes then you’ll be the first to know.

Anyway, there will be a line-up of post next week and we’ll try to keep it as constant as possible. Please do e-mail us and please leave a comment whenever necessary.

p/s For those who wrote to my e-mail; I do read your e-mail; its just that I have only little luxury to reply back to you due to time constraint – sorry.

Vista Problem, Control Panel and Personalize

One day I started my Microsoft Vista machine and find out that my Aero effect gone. Then I tried to enable it on my Personalize. What happen is that I can’t open it up. Then I tried to start my Control Panel, and the same problem occur: it won’t open up. After several research on Microsoft Knowledgebase I finally found out that there is a “bug” which not yet been fixed.

In order to resolve this problem, you need to get a hotfix from Microsoft as it is not available for download. You can refer to article 936686 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936686/en-us)

  • Once you downloaded it, go to Start > Run > type “services.msc”
  • When AUC popup, just click Continue
  • Find SL UI Notification and stop it.
  • Find Software Licensing and stop it (Regardless if there is a message about ReadyBoost)
  • Then start back Software Liensing, then SL UI Notification.
  • Install the downloaded hotfix (Windows6.0-KB929637-v2-x86)
  • Restart your machine

It will resolved the problem. However there is also chances that this won’t fixed the problem, then that case continue reading.

Continue reading Vista Problem, Control Panel and Personalize

JukeFly: Stream those music

I often travel back and forth almost every week. The dilemma  is that sometimes I want to listen to certain song, just to find out that I don’t have it in my iPod. Yet, I know I have that song somewhere in my other computer at my other house. My computer always on 24/7, so I don’t mind if there is a service that can allows me to stream my music online.

Worry no more. If you got similar dilemma as I am, then you need JukeFly. Its a free service, created by 2 guys from San Jose, California. What you need to do is register, install a very (extremely) small server to your always on computer. Login, and add song to be stream. That’s it!

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Let say you are away from home and want to listen to your song. Just login to http://www.jukefly.com, then you’ll see all your song there, ready to be play. No installation or whatsoever. I’ve been using it for a while now, and so far don’t have any problem, lag, or whatsoever.

JukeFly (http://www.jukefly.com)

The Nerd Handbook on How to Hack Geeks

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I just found out an interesting post called “The Nerd Handbook”. Nerd world is a mysterious and alien place for normal people. Well, this article explains to nerds’ loved ones how the geek thinks, the importance of the nerd’s “Cave” and our chase for “The High” that comes from solving problems, our finicky attention span and our insatiable appetite for information. If you’re a nerd, print this out and give it to your non-nerd spouse to teach ’em “advanced nerd tweakage.”

Link Here (http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2007/11/11/the_nerd_handbook.html)