Posts Tagged ‘online’

Converting from Astro to NJOI (not so easy)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

With the mounting higher rate of inflation due to implementation of GST in April 2015 and terrible weakening of the Ringgit exchange rate from late 2015, I have decided on some austerity exercise to see what expenses I can reduce. (more…)

Maxis LTE (4G) Speed Test

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Since while I was doing some 3G speed test comparison, I may as well did the LTE / 4G speed test from Maxis. However my Nokia Lumia 925 is a Windows Phone, I decided to share the internet connection to my other devices instead of directly testing it. This may produce higher latency as the data signal need to hop from cell towers to a WiFi Hotspot then to my Acer Iconia and Samsung Note phone. Still it was just a rough estimation for the kind of data speed we should be receiving from the telco operators.

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Using Aluminum Foil for Extending my WIFI Signal Coverage

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Trying to get wired and connected should have been a easy thing to do. Not so if your home or office has blind spots where the WIFI signal coverage is so poor you get zero connection!

I decided to find a way to extend the WIFi signal coverage in my house. Being a 3 storey house it wasn’t an easy thing to do. My fiber optic UNIFI broadband connection was placed right at the top of floor in a corner of my computer study room. Granted it was not the best of the location for a router and WIFI placement as there was no way the signal could reach from the top floor all the way to the ground floor.

Using aluminum foil to extend WiFi coverage
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Google Gmail New Compose Box and Message Tabs

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

So Google decided to ditch the old compose box and came out with the new pop out Gmail compose box. Whoever thought up this idea didn’t have the frequent email user in mind. Frankly I found it very clunky to use. Unfortunately there was no way to go back to the old compose style box as Google has completely switched it off.

Gmail new compose box

Initially the new compose box only sits in the bottom right corner and you have to write your message on a cocked-eye basis. After listening to the many user’s complaints, Google now allows you to set the compose box right smack in the middle of your webmail. It helped some but still not good enough. (more…)

Posterous Spaces closes down

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Posterous Logo“Another one bites the dust” and so Posterous Space would bid adieu come 30 April 2013. Fortunately for me, I didn’t really use this service in a big way. Thus it was not a big loss for me. The way social services closing down their doors one after another seemed to be the trend recently.

I suppose free is not a good business model. Eventually they have to come up with some kind of monetizing method in one way or another. Take Linkedin for instance, sure they are very popular among the working professionals trying to link up with other working professionals, eventually they have go for advertising revenue. (more…)

Outlook Live Hotmail vs Gmail, which webmail is best?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

With the official launch of Outlook from beta in early August 2012, already more than a million users has signed up for the new Microsoft Outlook webmail. Between the Outlook Live Hotmail vs Gmail, which one do you think is best? Granted Gmail user based has just recently overtook Microsoft webmail, so it was time for Microsoft to get back its webmail market share.

Outlook Mail Panels
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Fixing the Penalty of Google Panda 2.5.2 update

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It’s been awhile since my last post. Ever since the penalty imposed by the October 14, 2011 Google Panda 2.5.2 update, my website traffic has gone down, and so did my motivation for running my personal blogs and websites. The hit was rather severe causing both my authoritative guide website traffic to go down by as much 50% to 60% as well as my hobby blog such as this. I do get a kick to see my site having traffic despite not earning much. And this time it is really a kick in my stomach. (more…)

Has Panda update caused your website traffic to reduce?

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

When Panda update announcement first came about early this year 2011, it has cause a number of websites traffic to reduce. The update was meant to weed out questionable web sites that are spewing out useless fluff in the internet as well as weed out web spammers.

However the algorithm was not perfect and legitimate authority web site was hit as well. It created a lot of negative publicity about the Panda update and Google tried to defuse it and reverse any harm it has cause to web site owners who made enough complaint about why their web site is nowhere to be found with the relevant keywords.

So as the Panda update is rolled out to the rest of the world (meaning Google searches with TLD ending other than .com, for example over here in Malaysia, google.com.my), I waited and see what will happen to my websites. (more…)

To use or not to use WWW before your domain name

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

It seems the www. prefix to your domain name is actually a subdomain. When internet first started, and website were being created, www prefix would refer to a website as being a World Wide Web, probably trying to differentiate from the intranet website I suppose.

However, due to frequent usage, most people would consider affixing a www prefix whenever they type in a domain in the URL address. Hence as webmaster, we still maintained the www prefix to a domain. And yet, using it, it actually means a subdomain, and hence when you make your website, it is referring to the various pages in the subdomain of the www.yourwebsite.com! (more…)

Online Bookmarks Service for Synchronizing between PC and Browsers

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Store your bookmarks online and you can also synchronize between browsers and several PC including your mobile devices like iPhone, Android phone and Symbian enabled phones. Also no need to worry about losing all your bookmarks whenever you reinstall your PC. (more…)