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Great Haze 2013

Posted on June 2013 at about 12:34 PM by hwa

Thanks to forest burning in Indonesia, the haze is getting really thick today, I can even smell it in my room! Take a look at the following image.

Indonesia Forest Fire

You can see where the haze is coming from, it’s at the red dots at Sumatra island right beside Johor.

RIP Steve Jobs

Posted on October 2011 at about 3:30 AM by hwa

As we know, today a visionary man has part from us and continue his journey to somewhere better. Rest in peace Steve Jobs (24 February 1955 – 5 October 2011), thank you for bringing us a series of great products, you’ve changed our life, and the world.

Here’s a screenshot taken from www.apple.com on 06 October 2011.

Steve Jobs (24 February 1955 - 5 October 2011)

Here’s my favorite quote from him:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”

– Steve Jobs

The i products will never be the same without you.

Bersih In Korea

Posted on July 2011 at about 8:40 PM by hwa
Bersih In Korea

Bersih In Korea

Performancing Partners Closed

Posted on February 2007 at about 11:32 PM by hwa

Today when i came to my blog, i noticed that the Performancing Partners Ad is disappearing from my sidebar, at first i thought probably it’s because the server was overloaded by spam or something, or even worst my account get banned, so i went to the website and have a look, but what i found out was rather surprising.

Something happened to Performancing Partners and it has to be closed, i’m not sure about what is actually going on but from this news here apparently that one of the main reason is they don’t have enough fund to run the program.

It’s sad though, although my Performancing Partners Ad space was never been bought by anyone before but still it’s sad to see a potential new internet marketing went down like that. 🙁

More Delay To Repair The Undersea Cable

Posted on January 2007 at about 11:43 PM by hwa

Today is the very first day of 2007 and we are welcomed with a really “great” news, more delay to the undersea cable repair!!

According to Bloomberg, one of the ship that sent to repair the undersea cable which were damaged by the Taiwan 7.1 magnitude earthquake last week is now facing a “major fault” and couldn’t complete the task, hence the repair schedule is expected to be delayed by one week.

Oh god… 🙁

International Internet Link Down

Posted on December 2006 at about 1:49 AM by hwa

Last night, around 2am i was playing WoW, then all the sudden my WoW ping reach until 2k, then shortly after that all my instant messenger got disconnected. At first i thought it was the live update by Blizzard that’s why it lagged a bit, but it’s not, it’s because the earthquake in Taiwan and caused the international link went down.

According to Reuters, the biggest quake was measured at the magnitude of 7.1 Richter scale, and because of this at least six undersea cables were effected and the international internet line is now congested, several country in Asia including China, South Korea and Malaysia will experience some delay while visit the internet.

Crocodile Hunter Dead

Posted on September 2006 at about 10:41 PM by hwa

My deep condolence to Mr. Steve Irwin or better known as Crocodile Hunter’s family and friends, who died after being stung by stingray while filming a documentary. According to CNN, Steve was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, full report at here.

Well i’m not a big fan of Steve, but i think that it’s a big lost for such a great environmentalist.

Italy Won!!

Posted on July 2006 at about 3:30 PM by hwa

World Cup has finally comes to the end, and Italy ended it with 5 – 3 during penalty shoot-out. 😉

PS: Zidane got a nice headbutt there 😆

Where’s The Love?

Posted on March 2006 at about 8:32 PM by hwa

Recently there’s a group of people from China, together with a bitch, and they are stepping and crushing and killing small animals!!! Record all this in video and sell it to people who have special interest. 😡

WTF is this?? Where’s the humanity go?? Even if they are lack of humanity, don’t they feel disgusting when watching the brain and eye balls all splattered out?? Gosh~! 😡

Ok, for those who still don’t know what am i talking about, you may go here and have a look, but it’s in Chinese, oh and beware, it’s full of violent.

Well you see, the group is actually consist of members who recording videos on bitches that crush on small animals, in the link above is a kitten, there are also other animal as well like bunnies, puppies and so on, the more cute they are the better, just to fulfill those who have special interest, and earn some money by selling these video.

However, there also an investigation is going on here (Chinese also) to dig out who these people are, and apparently it show some result, and i hope someone really do something about this.

Time To Get PSP!

Posted on July 2005 at about 1:09 AM by hwa

Yeah you see the title, you might ask why? Since it’s out for few years already, but why now is the time??

Maybe some of you have guessed it already. Yes, hackers manage to crack PSP already, read on.

July 1, 2005 – The word “inevitable” is used so much to describe this current event on PSP fan and homebrew sites, it might well become the Google search term definition of the word. The hacker community has finally found a way to break through the security and encryption protection measures on PSP, and a “loader” for the PSP game Lumines has already been released.

Working off of a multi-application launcher called Kxploit designed to exploit a security flaw in the early models of PSP (which include systems 1.50 version of the PSP operating system — the 1.0 version launched in Japan was even less secure and allowed unsigned code without question), this specific version of the loader is custom-designed to run pirated ISO files of PSP games. Once set up, a PSP owner is able to load a copy of the game (either from the internet or copied with a ripping application) to a Memory Stick and play without owning the game. This particular loader only works with Lumines (and currently has a glitch that keeps it from playing sound), but more title-specific loaders and eventually multi-game loaders are sure to follow.

This is, of course, SCE’s worst fear realized. The process is requires some technical knowledge to perform the rip and patching, but it requires no modification of the PSP itself to do. Sony has been working to address the vulnerability of the system by requiring updates of the system in newly-released PSP games (including Midnight Club 3 and Dead To Rights: Reckoning), but these games currently only require the older 1.50 update, which still allows pirated games to run.

Hacking the PSP for access has been an ongoing effort from the beginning. Although the crack efforts have been alarming for those in the gaming business (with the inevitability of pirated PSP game and the release of emulators for running bootleg ROMs of other systems), a number of projects from the hacker community have made significant contributions to the PSP. The infamous WipEout Browser hack allowed gamers to browse the web within WipEout Pure’s update function browser, and hacks of the .MP4 format have enabled movie makers to create videos of far superior, full-screen quality than even Sony’s official Image Converter 2 movie program. And although a great deal of effort has been put into creating emulators and other programs made for pirate play, the open-source advocate community has made a case for itself and its demands for access. Homebrew coders (these are independent programmers working with consoles, either within the rights of available code library agreements or otherwise) have been able to program unique applications for PSP to share with the community, including SDKs for allowing other programmers access. One homebrew programmer has even been able to port the source code (based on a Pocket PC port by another programmer of the same code) for the first Quake to PSP.

Now that the loader is out there to run at least one pirated PSP game, the issue of unlicensed PSP development falls under a darker cloud. Sony, as the hardware manufacturer, has the right and responsibility to secure its system and protect the investment of its first- and third-party developers, but of course, there’s only so much it can do now — getting something off the internet is like trying to take pee out of a pool. Cease-and-desist letters will fly, fan sites will remove links, but the spread will still continue. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this situation as the inevitable approaches.

Taken from here.

Although it’s only one game, but it’s a good start right? Actually few months ago team Paradox already manage to rip the content out from the UMD, just that cannot play the game, only the ISO.

Below are part of the NFO from one of Paradox release.

. S P E C I A L N O T E S .

Of course you can’t play this game yet, and you won’t be playing it anytime soon on a burnt umd disc (as sony has already said they wont be releasing burners for these).

However maybe it will give you an idea of what PSP games are like, and just what is hidden on those little discs 🙂 Hopefully it will give psp developers a chance to look into the files etc used on a UMD. Knowing what files are present and where in the file path they can be found may help with loading of ‘driver’ files etc from disc.

(Hint: UMDs use an iso9660 based filesystem, so this image file can be opened in any iso image browser such as isobuster to look at, extract and generally play with the files within. It could also be burnt to a dvd to let u access the files on your computer such as in windows explorer)

Since this contains the ability for “web browsing” its hoped that an exploit can be found that will allow the booting of code on any version PSP. Check the unencrypted files on disc for more info on exactly how the browser works.

Thanks go out to the supplier of this title. Cheers.

So for those who dreaming of buying PSP but don’t want or can’t effort to buy the original game, this is a good news for you. For Sony, it’s their nightmare. 😆