Redhat 10.…php?storyid=357


There aren’t many major changes, just a bunch of minor tweaks. Most of these are
welcome additions though. The one gripe I have is that Red Hat doesn’t seem sure
if they want to have this be a desktop for the average, not-very technical
person (e.g., they hide the boot messages) or be one for the more advanced or
technical user (e.g., Emacs is installed by default for a personal desktop).
There are people who are confused or intimidated by the boot messages and there
are people that use Emacs, but I am pretty sure that there are very few people
who actually fall into both categories.

Overall though it makes a very good desktop. I have no problems recommending it
as a choice to those who are looking for a GNU/Linux based desktop system. It
should improve even more by the time of final release."

Gallery problem solved!

Problem solved for the Gallery errors. Refer to

if you want the fix. Now isn’t open source cool? You get answers from
fellow users using the same stuffs as you are and one of them just so happen to
have the same error as you do, he/she find the answers faster than you! And let
you know!

New block added

Symantec Virus Outlook block added. See it on the main page, right, bottom last block.

Twins here (Singapore) offer mobile web diary service


Twins here offer mobile web diary service

Use SMS and MMS to update your website with free program
created by 19-year-old S’poreans


Michelle Heng

BLOGGERS in Singapore can now update their weblogs – frequently updated
online journals – using their cellphones with Phlogger, a service offered by a
pair of Singaporean computer whizzes.

The free service rides on the latest trend of ‘moblogging’, or updating of
blogs with mobile phones.

Virtual diarists can post details of their lives online by sending text and
pictures via SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia messaging service)
from cellphones to personal websites in a fuss-free way, thanks to twins Tay Kah
Keng and Tay Kah Seng.

The full-time national servicemen, 19, say they are the first to offer a
mobile phone blogging service in Singapore.

They wrote the software for their cellphone publishing service in May last
year and tested the service on their website,, with the help
of a group of local bloggers.

‘We started off with three users in August last year, and the service has
grown since,’ said Mr Tay Kah Keng.

Phlogger now boasts 340 registered users, comprising mostly of SMS-addicts
ranging from their teens to mid-20s.

Phlogger is free, and the twin programming enthusiasts intend to keep it that
way, although they could potentially rake in big bucks from selling the service.

Moblogging is poised to generate millions in revenue for mobile network
operators when they start offering such services to subscribers over the next
few years, said Mr Paddy Holahan, chief executive officer of Irish company
NewBay Software, which is touting FoneBlog, its own mobile phone blogging
programme, to telcos worldwide.

But Phlogger’s Mr Tay Kah Seng said: ‘We incur few costs as we don’t spend
money publicising this service.

‘It spreads by word-of-blog.’

The three telcos here, SingTel, StarHub and M1, have said that they have no
plans to offer a service similar to Phlogger soon.

‘We won’t offer a mobile phone blogging service until we find sizeable demand
for it among our customers,’ said a StarHub spokesman.

Blogging has gained popularity among web-savvy individuals worldwide in the
past few years.

Key to its spread is the availability of push-button publishing websites such
as and, which allow non-techies to update their
virtual diaries without having to use HTML and other scripting languages.

Singapore, it seems, has a group of keen bloggers.

There are 2,105 Singaporean users registered on the American website,

That makes up the seventh-highest number of users of the website by country.
Americans lead the list, with 393,701 users.

Many bloggers indulge in updating their sites with mundane entries, but some
digital diarists have become mini-celebrities for using their blogs as a
platform to collect and disseminate information.

During the recent Sars outbreak, for instance, Californian Tim Bishop,
creator of the Sarsblog known as, became a strong critic of
official efforts in dealing with the deadly flu-like disease in the United

Among other things, Mr Bishop’s blog provided links to regularly updated news
on Sars, and was also highly critical of the University of California, Berkeley,
plan to bar students from Sars-hit Asian countries from attending its summer



PHLOG: how2

USERS can sign up for Phlogger at
, using their cellphone numbers and e-mail addresses.

They will then get detailed instructions on how to blog on the go with their
mobile phones.

Before they start updating their blogs, they need to send an SMS to Phlogger
to register usernames and passwords of their choice.

They will then receive an automated reply, after which they can start
updating their personal websites via SMS or MMS.

As an added feature, the service does not require users to have their own
blogs or personal websites. Those without such sites can post their SMS or MMS
updates on

New article.

New article added, running your own home web server, this article also shows
you how to do port forwarding on the Compex N16A. Read it


Articles articles articles…

updated. phew, time for bed. Enjoy! Mail me if you spot anything
amiss with the articles like missing graphics, 404 error linkage etc.

A note, articles in the works:

1. How to catch/ spy on someone using a PC.
2. How to run a web server from home, including how to do "port forwarding".

Hopefully over weekends I can come out with these articles.

Our 101st story! Starhub to Launch DTV


Singapore’s StarHub to launch digital TV by year-end

Singapore’s StarHub to launch digital TV by year-end

StarHub, Singapore’s sole
pay-television operator, says it will launch its digital cable services by

The company also says it has given contracts to four companies to help install
the system for the digital cable services.
Digital television will lead to a wider choice of channels, improved video and
audio quality, and interactive services such as email, SMS chats and games.

"The launch of StarHub’s digital cable services will provide an even better
hubbing experience as our customers will then be able to watch, surf and talk on
the single digital cable platform," said StarHub.

StarHub said it awarded contracts to build the digital television system to
US-based OpenTV; Swiss-based Nagravision S.A, part of Kudelski SA;
France-headquartered Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions; and Advanced Digital
Broadcast from Taiwan.

StarHub will give more details on the digital cable services at a later date.

StarHub provides a full range of information, communications and entertainment
services via fixed, mobile and Internet platforms.

It operates its own nationwide broadband network that delivers multi-channel
cable TV services, data services, voice services, and Internet access services.

StarHub also operates its own GSM network that is fully upgraded for GPRS

StarHub currently holds the monopoly on subscription TV services.

But, the government last month opened a tender for Singapore’s second pay-TV
operation – which will effectively end StarHub’s control of the sector.

Chipset Demystified…

Get a copy of the latest PCAuthority to get to know all the difference about motherboard chipsets. They also test quite a few mobos from all chipset category. A very good read on the test! Get it!

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Gallery upgraded!

Gallery has been upgraded with nothing lost to 1.3.4.

New theme

new theme for a Windows XP look…