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Bill Gates Retirement

It is official straight from Mr William Henry Gates III himself- on June 27th, Bill Gates will stop commuting to Microsoft's Redmond campus on a daily basis, and begin full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he plans to donate his fortune of approximately $40 billion towards charitable causes. Bill Gates will retire from his day...

Team Fortress 2 New Pyro Achievements Tips and Hints

The Pyro achievement pack is out today, so got about over the night to play Pyro over my few favorite public servers such as the 32 player Yen Japanese server, and got my Axtinguisher already! It's remarkable that most of the achievements for the Pyro are easily obtainable this time, contrary to the Medic pack which many are...

Suntec PC Show 2008 Full Exhibitors Pricelists

For those looking to spend your weekend at the PC show at Sutnec, it pays to be informed and doing your homework before committing to anything, thats means know what you need to buy without having to put up with the crowds there. You can view a full list of pricelists from almost all the exhibitors here ranging from...

Portal completion and some facts about GlaDOS

Got some time to complete the orange box game Portal today. For those who never heard of the game, it's one kinda unique first person shooters (FPS) meets puzzle games. Portal is developed by Valve, the same company which brought the world Half-life and brought the game Counter-strike into the retail channels. The staff on the Portal project were...

Da ubber PC up and running, Windows Vista pitfalls

Finally, finally! got my PC up and running at full capabilities, that is of course with an absence of 1-2 days having to deal with unsupported so far my experience with Vista had been a bitter-sweet one, but I guess that is something I will have to live with as Windows XP, though faster have it's software limitations as...

2TB of space! wohahahaha

Part II of pimp my PC was today, in other words, yes was around Simlim got a quick swipe at few more items to make my PC complete. That means picking up a western digital 1TB harddisk ($322) together with Vista Home Premium ($129). Amazingly alot of stores are still selling vista at like $167 to $179 and the...

Got My New Yorkfield Quad Core PC!

Got some cool stuff today, or like those peeps in hardware zone will call "a Hoot", will let ya in for in with this teaser on the left to figure out the parts. I wanted to challenge myself in building a sub 10k 3Dmark2006 PC around $1000 without overclocking, the budget itself is a challenge I gave myself too, but...

Intel LGA1160 and LGA1366 sockets to replace LGA775 by end this year

Little background of the upcoming processors and socket, as shown on the picture on the left, the larger LGA1160/1366 chip is based on the Nehalem platform spotting between one and eight cores running on the Intel LGA1160 and LGA1366 sockets. Noteworthy is the return of Hyperthreading in this processors- capable of handling two independent software threads per core and...

Suntec IT SHOW 2008 full offer pricelists and offers

Thinking of dropping by the IT show tomorrow of over the weekend? Do check out this comprehensive list of scanned and photographed pricelists here. Credit going out to coldfreeze from the HWZ forums

Codetalk- tips to minimise spam in HTML form submit elements and comments

On the internet, I guess everyone is no stranger to spam and I believe neither is any of us is a fan of one. Spam always plague webmasters and our websites, finding difficult to balance the exposure of our emails so that we can still reach out to our intended audiences, but not extent of spam bots reaching us...

Damn with Symantec norton software activation!

Dang I am really hading it with software activation. Did a reformat of my computer and installed my Norton internet security 2007 only to be told that I can't activate my software as I had exceeded my allowed number of activation for my CD key? WHAT? Called them up on their 1800 toll free number which kept me like...

Spam Karma 2 “get recent comments” bugfix on PHP 5.0 and MySQL 5.0.12

There had not been any talk or bugfixes regarding this bug, so I why not share this. For those who are running the rather good spam filter "Spam Karma" on your blogs and have not actually upgraded for sometime, there are some incompatibility the existing code have with PHP 5.0 and particularly MySQL 5.0.12 on the admin management page "get...

Gadget talk, jumping on Quad Core

Upgrade update: It looks like the whole of Simlim is sold out and do not have the graphics card Geforce 8800GT 512MB I am intending to get for my system. This card is extremely value for money and is the next best after the 8800GTX and Ultra. Stocks are in high very demand and will only arrive few weeks...

Intel to launch Penryn on Nov 12th, USB 3.0 proposed

With USB 2.0 starting to show it's age, the first members of the USB 3.0 promoter group including HP, Intel Microsoft, NEC Corporation, NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments said that USB 3.0 will deliver more than ten times the data transfer bandwidth of USB 2.0, which tops out at 480 Mb/s. The new interface will be designed to be...

Silly MS-DOS 5 Promo Video – No PC should be without it

To spoil that moment of Zen. I can't believe that this is actually a real commercial Microsoft used for promote MS-DOS back in the stone ages. 45kb of extended memory? You can't simply stop laughing and go "what-the?" at the same time. OMG, a graphical Shell?

Excellent Ban Leong Repair and Customer Service

Well, got some time now to blog about some flashbacks early this week, particularly getting my 'ol computer speakers repaired. And yup, got my 6 year old Altec Lansing 4.1 speakers repaired at Ban Leong Service Center in Ubi. It's wired connector was damaged due to wear and age, otherwise everything else is ok. Actually I almost set my...

Some Quad-Core PC talk and Vista 32-bit over 64-bit

True that 45nm processors processors will be out in a few months and I definitely know that I will want it, but as in the PC line there will always be something better down the road. And if you are to wait for "that something to come" it will be replaced in a matter of time too. What's more...

Gaming Workstation MIA, exams sighted, training behind

My primary workstation is down again, actually since early last week due to some operating system corruption, but didn't have the time to dismount the backup drives and put in another install of Windows XP yet, being neck deep in projects and papers. But at least I would be away from my current game - Need for Speed Most...

Broadband-width doubled, is Singtel Mio Good?

Got a letter few days ago that my Singnet broadband speed has been upgraded to 3Mbps from 1.5Mbps without any additional charges, maintaining the usual subscription at about $58/mth. This came very much as a welcome in sharing the bandwidth among the few ummm, 7 computers at home. It's not the first time I've got a free upgrade -...

Tentative Plans for my New Quad-Core PC

One of my ram modules presumably went kaboom few days ago, as my "workstation" desktop system meter reads 510MB ram instead of 1024MB previously. so I am very much left with 50% of my available capacity with me now. As an analogy there are 2 ways to deal with a faulty car fan belt- you can choose to open...

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