Captcha in Comments

Due to some spamming in the comments lately, I’ve decided to put up a Captcha system to determine who’s the bot and who’s not. I modified it from Jcap by Archreality. It’s not a really fool proof system because someone can be sitting behind a computer and spam, but at least it makes sure that it’s a human wasting his time.

Or if you want the easy way out, email me for the files. Continue reading

Hectic Week

Exam just over so this weekend will be relaxing over a good movie. I can’t say the essay part of the exam was extremely easy, but it was doable. The objective paper was a joke. Except for one question when I screwed up the horsepower calculation because I was rushing to finish first.

Too bad none of them belonged to me.

I was planning to go back Kuching this weekend to make up for my absence during the Chinese New Year but turns out I have to postpone that trip to next week due to some problem with my Streamyx that I need to settle this weekend. I would say TM really has improved on their customer service. I called them and they came the next day to check the connection outside my house. Now I suspect it’s the modem’s problem because I tried it with another modem and the line works.

Fogging to reduce denggi cases.

You can do everything with Facebook nowadays. Including landing yourself in jail. Facebook impersonator faces jail, via TheAge. So whatever you do, don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.

Not many people can beat me when it comes to sleeping. I slept from about 7:30pm till 6:30am yesterday. Paying back my sleep debts. Had a strange dream last night. I was in the future. The world looked barren and broken. Maybe I’ve watched too much of Terminator: Sarah Corner’s Chronicles series. And at MAS, there’s a new rocket engineering department that services space shuttles. Maybe it’s a sign of things to come. When I walked over the overhead bridge to Complex A, it was on the verge of collapsing so I had to use a new one. Interestingly, the current one was built using concrete whereas the one I tried to cross in my dream was constructed out of metal tubings. That was all I could remember.

On hacking news, there are two new threats to our world. The Cult of the Dead Cow, a famous hacking community has released a vulnerability scanner based around Google’s search engine. It’s called the Goolag scanner and it can be readily downloaded from their site. Quote from their spokesperson, “I’d be downloading this beast and aiming it at my site yesterday.” Thank god I did just that yesterday.

Hackers have also found a cool way (no pun intended) to defeat encryption on computers: freeze the memory, literally. It was discovered that frozen memory (-196°C) can retain their data for several hours, compared to just seconds if left at normal temperature after power is switched off. I’m watching out for people selling ram warmers from on. Continue reading