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16-03-2003, 12:53 PM
Hi All,

As usual...nothing to do over the weekend?....or nowhere else to go with your broadband toy?... try this site...


If you love to know the origins of (common or not so common) English words or phrases, this is the site for you. Logophiles will love this site, which provides scholarly essays on the meaning and origin of hundreds of words, from absquatulate (to decamp or abscond) to zenzizenzizenzic (the eighth power of a number).

Bookmark it and have a most educational experience with it!

Aside: Jeff, you may like to correspond with the website owner and tell him to put the word "screamyx" into posterity (so to speak!) and the meaning of it in our telco context.....eat your heart out, Talikom! There....Dinesh, you feel any better?!....;)


21-03-2003, 06:52 AM
lovely site fonzie, very interesting. anything else that's interesting, do post!

i know one funny one on words and slipups.... this one really made me laugh, even through these tough times.


and this isn't kids stuff...



25-03-2003, 12:47 AM
an excellent site very applicable to malaysians and the english language...


i loved it!

26-03-2003, 10:59 AM
Thanks, empress for the links......

Here's one more.....if you're into 'alternative publications' - read 'not mainstream stuff'....I think...;)-


For students doing research on contemporary history/journalism, perhaps this site may be useful - hell! anyone having broadband and don't know what to do in a 24 hours period, try this site!

One tip on navigation - press the Shift key down and click on any link on this site to navigate. The link would open in a new window. Very useful....

Have fun!

28-03-2003, 10:55 AM
that alternative news site you posted is great... more alternative than malaysiakini,lol.....

my bf used to have it as a bookmark, then he crashed his comp and lost it. thanks for helping him find a 'lost friend' lol. i liked it too...

i don't know whether you're a cat lover, but i loved it... hours and hours of fun.. and you can show off your kitty to the world too :)




06-04-2003, 07:17 PM
It's me ...again.....as usual...nothing else to do?...stay at home, reduce SARS vulnerability, exercise your brain/eyes...etc...;)- !!

Two links about the "Man Of The Hour" ....who else? but Saddam.....?



The first has the introductory sentence of.....
"What other misconceptions he may cherish, Saddam has never fooled himself that he is loved. He knows that should he fall, Iraqis will tear his body apart... "

The second has this to say....
"Saddam was admired once as a thoughtful, articulate member of the socialist-revolutionary party. Friends recall idealistic bull-sessions with him about Iraq’s future... "

Again, students of contemporary history/journalism may find these good reading. An alternative (authoritative?) source of information which may interests you. Keeps things in perspective after reading/see all the other local mainstream news.....:)-

Have an educational time reading these! Enjoy!


11-04-2003, 05:52 PM
Hi All,

As usual, nothing to do this weekend?...

Well, now that the war is winding up, heave a sigh of relief, say a little prayer and "do something nice to appease the Gods!" ;)- and at the same, reduce your vulnerability to SARS...;)- !!!

Got broadband? Got CD-writer?....Good!...goto this site:-


Understand the instructions here well and download the full IE6 (all versions). Burn it to CD and give it to loved ones, neighbours, friends! ;)-

As amusement, watch the download dialogue box as the kilobytes numbers zipped by on your broadband connection!
Post back and let us know how long it takes to download the whole IE thingy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

13-04-2003, 09:10 AM
Something for Sunday reading.....lighten up folks with these reads!

1. What's with a shoe?....We've seen TV images of Iraqis using footwear to hit at fallen statues of Saddam. Read this article for the "shoe-in"...;)-


2. I think the Chinese have a word for this...."kwai lo....."when everywhere around you is "guai thar guai!"(literally "devil beat devil") .....sorry Caucasians....just a dig....;)-!


3. Huh?...Now how did Sun Tzu get himself involved in this war...?


Have a wonderful Sunday!

14-04-2003, 05:02 AM
hi fonzie, hi all...

i've not been up to much, but the latest thing i've discovered on the web is a new search engine, www.kartoo.com . not quite like the usual ones, this one posts the results in a "tree" ... don 't quite know how to explain it. go on, check it out!


15-04-2003, 07:10 PM

this is a great site. if only the ads in malaysia had this level of quality!


18-04-2003, 09:45 AM
Hi All, let's spend some productive time this weekend...

This weekend activitiy is meant for network admin or network admin wannabes, IRC/Instant Messenging users, home broadband users, users of XP and W2K - (hey! this mean like almost everybody!).

This link:- http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-08.html describes a current security issue on the Net.

It's blurb:...

"Over the past few weeks, the CERT/CC has received an increasing number of reports of intruder activity involving the exploitation of Null (i.e., non-existent) or weak Administrator passwords on Server Message Block (SMB) file shares used on systems running Windows 2000 or Windows XP. This activity has resulted in the successful compromise of thousands of systems, with home broadband users' systems being a prime target. Recent examples of such activity are the attack tools known as W32/Deloder, GT-bot, sdbot, and W32/Slackor, which are described in more detail below."

Do the suggested in the Solutions paragraph. Read the links to "Home Network Security"and "Home Computer Security" found here. Also read the link on "How To: Create and Delete Hidden or Administrative Shares on Client Computers".

Like keen motorists who, over a lazy weekend, tinker with their precious cars, computer users would likewise spend some time tinkering with their PCs. Perhaps, along the way you may help TMNet to resolve its current problems, reduce SARs vulnerability, improve your net security knowledge, renew "kam cheng"with your beloved PCs! etc...

Have a wonderful educational weekend!


24-04-2003, 04:12 AM
this site is real funny... it may strike the reader as a bit brash, but it does have a lot of points in it. maddox is a genius.


do not read if you're light hearted.


25-04-2003, 08:52 AM
101 ways to distort the English language... i.e. really bad country music titles. a good laugh.


This is a site only for intellectuals. My favourite comic on the Net. Don't read it unless you have a great sense of humour. Yes! It's pokey the penguin.



25-04-2003, 10:49 AM
Hi All....as usual this is a post to suggest some computing activity to while away your leisure hours over a weekend...

Well this weekend let's visit our "in laws!", shall we?!...
Goto this site and have fun with all the various categories of laws..!


Have a wonderful weekend!
And stay on the good side of the Law!

Sample readings: -

Murphy's Laws.
1. If you fool around with a thing for very long you will screw it up.
2. Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.

Love Laws.
1. All the good ones are taken.
2. If the person isn't taken, there's a reason.

Tech Laws.
1. Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.
2. Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.

Computer Laws.
1. If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
2. Any given program costs more and takes longer each time it is run.

Commerce Laws.
1. The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time, the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.
2. Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.

Real Estate Laws.
1. At least one tenant's check will be "lost in the mail" every month.
2. A tenant's ability to see dirt and damage is much greater when they move in than when they move out.

Teaching Laws.
1. A subject interesting to the teacher will bore students.
2. The time a teacher takes in explaining is inversely proportional to the information retained by students.

War Laws.
1. If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike.
2. The easy way is always mined.

Cop Laws.
1. Nobody needs a cop while the cop is around.
2. Cops are society's Sacrificial Lambs. Hey, at least we're not their Jackasses. That would be the Brass.

25-04-2003, 06:51 PM
Check this out, unbelievable search engine site!!!


26-04-2003, 11:04 AM
xt, i didnt like that site very much. wasn't really in my taste.

i don't mind foul language, not one bit. but frankly i think if you're going to swear, do it, but do it when it's purposeful and with some panache. simply stringing a few four letter words together is not funny, that's quite lame.

http://maddox.xmission.com/ is a good site with a lot of swear words, but maddox strings it together in such a way that it makes sense.

i like intelligent use of any kind of grammar and respect one's freedom of speech, be it whether the person wants to be polite or a total jerk off. i dont even think putting stars behind letters like this "****" is going to make the reader "not know" what was said or "pretend what was said. we all know i said "****", right?

you see, that's intelligent use of foul language. but the mere string-alongs on www.searchbastard.com was so crass.



26-04-2003, 04:46 PM
I don't encourage foul language, for me, that site is just for a good laugh.

26-04-2003, 10:07 PM
what's wrong with foul language if you're over the age limit, not with old ppl, and with a few buddies over drinks?

but ppl who string like 200 bad words at one go are real bad. yeech.

well the site was ok lah... not that bad. don't get me wrong.


28-04-2003, 09:45 AM
Interesting forum site, from our neighbour. PAP is the political party governing Singapore. Young PAP is equally interesting. =P


28-04-2003, 09:51 AM
the PAP scare me. they are a real extreme political party. there is virtually no room to speak out against them. if they find that they're losing votes in a constituency, they redraw the boundaries, like what they did the previous elections and the one before.

but there are a lot of malaysians registered on their forum, i noticed. heh.


03-05-2003, 10:10 PM
this is a brilliant site!



06-05-2003, 04:03 PM
proof that the US has found WMD in iraq.



16-05-2003, 12:01 PM
It's been a while seen my last post...

As usual .....this weekend we do battle.....battle of the sexes...that is.....

There is this question: "How male or female is your brain?" posted at :-

Take the test. There are a few versions of the tests - interactive or print the questions and score your points versions. Just scroll down the page and make your choice.

Have fun and don't go overboard and start a *REAL* battle with your partner!


14-11-2003, 11:56 AM
Oooh..! Real loooong time I post something of interest...!

Check out this link below. I have difficulty in categorising it - well, its blurb is language links. Don't let that fool you though! It **does** have one common trait - its about words, the English word, lots of it!


It has lots of links to explore ranging from intelectual to the absurd, interesting to the boring, conservative viewpoints, liberal viewpoints and in-betweens, world news, games, puzzles, etc - bermacam macam-lah!

Bookmark it and go experience it yourself and see if it makes your day or week, or month...;)!


26-11-2003, 01:06 PM
Hi All,

Since we're on long holidays, perhaps these links may help you through the period...!

1. Oooh...! You'll either love this or hate this.....depends which side you're on..;)! Finally, there's no excuse not to get out of any (at least the most common) - tight spot...;)!


2. If you're in advertising and you run out of ideas for slogans, try this. Just type any word or phrase in the box and press "sloganise"....and have fun! If the first slogan - with the same typed word or phrase - is not to your liking, simply re-press the sloganise button again!

I kid you not, you can type any word under the sun, even Malay words! Adminstrators of this website, eat your heart out! Just type usj.com and see for yourselves!


3. Is it nature's creativity or man's ingenuity?! Ahem....! **DON'T** go to this site with children crowding around your computer. You have been warned!


Have a wonderful holidays!


20-12-2003, 02:31 PM
Hi All,

As usual on this thread...
This weekend is all about downloading Windows Update files.

Those on broadband - I envy you guys! - time to "make a side income"...;)- or community service, since "tis the season for giving!" Hopefully connections are good lately....

With the termination of support for Windows 98, perhaps it is prudent to download all the MS updates before it really disappears from the Net. (The last time I went to the site - Windows catalog site - the files were still there. You may choose to download any versions of Windows.

Here's how to do it - "McGyver style"...;)- you do need to grasp the concepts of file management, though! Create your own main folders on your hard disks (eg of names, W98, WXP etc) - make sure your HDs have lots of space!

1. Go to Windows Update site.

2. Click the "Personalise Windows Update" button on the left and check the box to "Display the link to the Windows Update catalog" under "See Also".

3. Click the Save Settings button.

4. Now under "See Also", click the Windows Update Catalog button.

5. Click the top link to find updates, and scroll to find your version.

6. Then just choose which updates you would like to download and where to save them. Since you're on broadband, hell! download everything!

7. Happy burning them to CDs....;)-

8. One word of advice. Create separate subfolders for :-
a) Critical updates & service packs,
b) Recommended updates, and
c) Multi-language features.

...and then put the appropriate downloaded files into these named categories.

9. This way, you have all the downloaded files neatly filed up by categories, for easier references.

Have a wonderful weekend - McGyver style!