Some problems upgrading GL…

I tried upgrading to Geeklog 1.3.9rc1 but

problems encountered
thus upgraded to 1.3.8RC4 for the time being, so far so
good. Will wait for official good releases of 1.3.9 then upgrade. GL’s speedy
reply to my post is one of the great reasons to be using

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We’re live from Singapore!

If you see this migration was a success to the Singapore server. I’ll be updating Geeklog to the latest versions together with Gallery, forum etc.

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Give this a read on SSH for Windows.

From Above URL:
"If you want to access remote servers securely from Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 or
XP and don’t want to pay for programs that are freely available for UNIX-like
platforms, you may find this document useful. It describes free SSH
implementations for Windows."
Then pop by and get busy!
What Is Cygwin?
Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts:
A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing
substantial Linux API functionality.
A collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel.
The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non "release candidate", ix86 32 bit
versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows CE.


A good friend drop a mail on this and I thought it has got to be shared!

What is BartPE and PE Builder?

Bart’s PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800×600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!

PE Builder is not a Microsoft product and does not create Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment ("WinPE"). Using PE Builder does not grant you a license to Microsoft WinPE or to use the Windows XP or Server 2003 binaries in a manner other than stated in the End-User License Agreement include in your version of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has not reviewed or tested PE Builder and does not endorse its use.

Buying “orginal” trouble…

What nonsense! Should Clients be penalised for using orginal softwares? I’ve seen, read and experienced orginal software before and am quite impressed by Microsoft (Singapore)’s take on Windows activation. You see, I was doing an office setup for a SME with a setup of 5 PCs. The office has a LAN that is not connected to any ISP thus do not have any Internet connection at all. The LAN was used solely for network printing and network file sharing, the Microsoft Windows activation (via Phone) was easy, with voice activation was, quite some good technology put to good use with smart replies, though irritating at times ("I’ll paused briefly while you point your mouse cursor in the block A box ad get ready"), it’s overall a good experience even with me having to activate 5 copy of Windows XP and 5 copies of Microsoft Office on the same 5 PCs. Then came the hard and nerve wrecking part. Symantec Antivirus!

Sure, I can install up to 3 clients with this version I gotten but the phone option was first, not there, 2nd manual say it is, 3rd, waste my time trying to find out where it is. We’re talking about Symantec Antivirus 2005 by the way, I have to key in (instead of the Microsoft way of just simply, "telling") the string of endless numbers, and then, have the phone give me another long string of numbers without much pauses (Unlike Microsoft’s good design in pausing and allowing you to simply say "Continue" when you’re ready to well, continue). And add that to 5 PCs. I had to bare with it, call 5 times in the end as the phone hung up on me after I key padded in to have it repeat a few times. It simply tried to be smart and said, "It seems you’re experiencing problem, hang up, try again or call our operators", kind of message replied. And I had to give that string of number all over again should I call back or talk to anyone. Isn’t that a waste of time?

So it’s all right for us to use original software and fight down piracy but like an article I’ve read last year, it said "Don’t penalised consumers for using original software!" Please!

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