Monday, October 29, 2012

Beautiful Link Exchange Banners

Link Exchange. 

A must for bloggers as it creates a good first impression, having a decent banner for your blog. It is also an effective promotion tools. It gives bloggers sense of belonging, "I help you, you help me" kinda way The PM of Malaysia, Najib, thinks attitude of doing thing. 

For those interested in link exchange, these are beautiful blogger banners for you.

Pick any of them, put it on your blog and tell the respective blog owner so they can put your blog link on their blog's front page. Or, in case that you have banner on your own, send it to them so they can put the reciprocate banner. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Public Bank And Maybank E-Banking Service, I hate you both

First of all, if you happen to be one of those Public Bank and Maybank employers, don't just bluff with excuses. I'm not using e-banking service just yesterday. And I knew what web security means.

Accept the fact that your e-banking service is of a low quality or, 'lawya' in Malaysian slang.

Last week.

In all of a sudden, I can't logging in into website due to the given reason there, of the 'incorrect password'. I couldn't believe it  as I knew the pasword very well. After trying  twice in a row then I slowed down the typing process, there the culprit was. That I can't enter the last character, the 13th character of the password. And there seems to be the odd reminder was, that "your password should be between 8 - 12 characters". Whaat!  I have the thirteen character password and maybank limit it to twelve, now how I gonna filled it in?

And this week,  I can't logging in into I was prompted with the similar reason of 'incorrect password'.  And it goes to the similar problem that  I can't enter the last character, the 13th character of the password.
Again %#@*!

The problem isn't just stop there, it then trails by the password recovery option.

Maybank:  I have to  fill in everything including ATM card number and National ID number before they send a reset code via sms.

Public Bank: This is interesting. Imagine, that they don't even offer password reset service because of the cited security reason.  Read their password reset policy in the picture below.

I have yet to go to Public Bank office to reset my password, so I still have time to grumble.

 I have another  observation on other things too.

a) It is quite normal that TAC  takes long time to arrive or, simply doesn't arrive at all.
b) Make sure you set the three secret (security) questions properly. If you don't,  they may popup at the time you never expect it, asking non existence question that never being set up and your account can be blocked because of that. There it was, I had to bear the cost of a trunk call from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur just to solved the problem, some time ago.

Public Bank: 
Even if you set some accounts as favorite payee, You will have to request PAC every time the transfer is to be made. Cmon,  favorite account means frequent transactions are expected . Therefore, keeping them as 'favorite' because we wanna make the transaction simple.

What  a lawya bank. Lawya.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Foreigners charged with overstaying

MIRI: Two foreigners were yesterday charged in separate cases in a Magistrate’s Court here with overstaying. Irawati, 27, [...]

Source:The Universe of Kedayan

Friday, October 5, 2012

Grab Your Fancy FREE Domain Name at

Yes FREE. Fancy domain names.

Or rather subdomain name that behaves like Top Level Domain (TLD) with ability of DNS control  at smartdots. But I can't see the ability to modify the CNAME record though.

Smartdots with its *.*.ic is the latest addition to the existing free domain services such as *, * and *.tk.

Though the best  free domain names is still,  in my humble view. * set the minimum 25 visit for every 90 days or your domain name will be deleted, plus the mandatory back link to their website. So to *.tk although it learned the hard way probably. In the past, every visit to it subdomain *.tk will be greeted with 3 nasty and mandatory popups.

On the contrary, provide the service as free as free beer. Even Dr. Mahathir's (former Prime Minister of Malaysia) blog  is using it, do check his blog at

Update on Nov 19, 2012: The usage of FREE domain name is strongly discouraged if you are serious in creating website. When they gone, they gone often without notice leaving your website inaccessible. Smartdots and CO.CC are already dead. Read here, here. For those who still interested in FREE domain, .CU.CC and dot.TK are the available option.

I stumbled upon smartdots website while trying to find alternative hosting and domain name to one of my favorite blogs.

Nice right?

Good for casual website and blog. I mean, especially if all you want is to have a php-based website that being hosted elsewhere and you don't mind to have an unconventional URL, other than those of *.com, *.net or *.org.

Here's another example of fancy domain name that I finally came up with.

And also that,  if you aware and don't really mind that somehow major search engines especially Google may not put up a good priority (not SEO friendly) over your fancy free domain and website.

Last year Google blocked the whole websites from the index before putting them back as many had complained against such  move. Free domain is subject to be abused, people at Google said. It may be true, but may also because of the need to protect blogspot, Google very own blogging site and by itself is a proud brand.

It is equally too bad it may sound as that, nearly all search engines have their own free blogging site (geocities of yahoo, livejournal and bing, etc.) that need to be protected even by creating lame excused to justify the move.

But c'mon, nobody can really control the direction of the internet.

Low priority or not, such as in the case of, even Google should not not felt that it has the absolute right to deprive and to exclude the 11 million websites by being indexed just because spammers using the service.

Before Google, there was a major search engine known as Altavista.

Altavista is extinct now. So wake up Google - you can become extinct too.