Archive for March, 2009

.TEL domain name cool commercial video

March 31st, 2009

.TEL domain name is now available for registration as of 24 March 2009.

Why is this worth mentioning?

.TEL domain is different with our normal .com, .net, .org top level domains because the DNS service stores contact information and not just IP address.

The value of a .tel domain lies with the ability to host personal (or corporate) contact information directly in the DNS, which can then be universally accessible. This stands in contrast to the typical use of the DNS for other TLDs, in which the DNS only provides a mapping between domain names and IP addresses.

Maybe this commercial video will shed some light for you. 🙂

This video is kinda special for the purpose of selling domain names.

Don’t worry, it’s safe for viewing in office. 😀 ( Turn on your speakers if you could. )

Just in case you didn’t know, her name is Laura, I have yet to get her .tel.

It’s still early to tell how useful it is to have a .tel domain name. There is also a similar initiative with .enum and somehow I think it isn’t picking up yet? I might be wrong.

Have some of your .tel doubts answered here and here.

Are you having or planning to have a .enum or .tel domain? Will you be using it to write on the glass of a train? 😉

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BarCamp KL 2009 and H20 OpenSocial hackathon

March 30th, 2009

BarCamp KL 2009
I got to know about in 2008 on the first year of such event being held in Malaysia.

What is BarCamp?
It is a conference style event but not so much of a normal conference. Confused?
To be exact, the actual founders of this event concept defines BarCamp as:

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event.

There are BarCamp events all over the world and there is a group of people organizing it in Malaysia too. The debut of BarCamp Malaysia 2008 had the unconference held in KL and JB.

This time around in 2009, the BarCamp KL is on the 4th and 5th April at Inti College, Subang.

Should you join? What to expect?
It’s my first time, but I think I should join as it’s good to know some people from the same industry and it is a beneficial event for those who share common interest. Most of all, it’s free entrance and you get a t-shirt!

I’m not able to say much about what to expect, but this is what’s listed from the BarCamp website:

What To Expect:

  1. Pre-register on the wiki. There’s a signup page for your local event. Please put your name and any organization you represent on the form, to give coordinators an idea as to how many people are coming (and to get your nametag printed, instead of Sharpie’d!)
  2. Bring a laptop – It’s great for showing off that program you mentioned in your session. Plus, there are many hotspots provided, and plenty of downtime to browse around and look into everything you’ve learned.
  3. Come early, but not too early – Showing up at the announced starting time will be fine. Show up earlier, and you’ll get drafted for setup work (much appreciated!). Show up later, and you’ll miss some social activity and your T-shirt.
  4. Be ready to participate – come with an idea for a session you can lead. You don’t have to be an expert at your topic; as long as it’s not too specific, there’ll probably be someone else present who can help you out. You can also contribute to the conversation during a session. This is a great way to participate, since it spreads knowledge from everyone, instead of just the leader.

I think BarCamp Malaysia is a localized version of the international BarCamp due to some differences in the rules of BarCamp to suit the local crowd.
Nevertheless, I will be attending it this year to get to join some interesting topics and also to meet some geeks. 🙂

H20 OpenSocial Hackathon

For your information, I am not only attending this BarCamp KL 2009. I was roped in by Nazrul who is organizing the H2O OpenSocial Hackathon to share my experience together with him on developing applications with OpenSocial platform to the crowd.

Anyone can join in the hackathon. As long as you’re interested to make viral applications, and know some javascripting, you’re good. Check out the hackathon agenda here.

By the way, did I mention that the hackathon ends with a selection of “Most Promising Social Application”?

So mark your calendar for H20 OpenSocial hackathon

Date: 4th & 5th April 2009
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Room 7, Inti College
Hosted by: The people who loves OpenSocial


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Register here and see you there!

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How to get the best Dell deal

March 25th, 2009

Have you ever made any Dell purchase online? Yes? How about customizing it?

You might have or have not noticed this, but I found out recently when helping a friend to source for a laptop that you can make a better deal if you just make a little bit more of effort.

If you are going to buy a product (one of the same model with different specifications available for choosing) and you intend to customize it, you had better customize whatever the choice there is to the same specification and see which has the lower price.

Take for the example of a Dell Studio 14 laptop:


It’s the same model of Dell Studio 14, but you have a choice of picking a cheaper one at RM 2799 or a slightly better one at RM 2899.

Unless you’re buying it straight from the menu, you might be considering of upgrading/customizing it with better specifications.

If you’re customizing it, then I’d suggest you to customise all the models to see which is the best deal. Just like the case below.

If you started at the cheaper one RM 2799 and upgraded to a specification of a price at RM 3613, a check on the upgrade of RM 2899 will only cost you RM 3479 eventually. Mind you, the specification of the laptop for both RM 3613 and RM 3479 is the same but with a price difference of RM 134! 🙂 For the price you saved, you could probably get an additional 1GB RAM into your purchase.


My recent check to the same model reveals that there is now three prices to pick from.


More homework? 😉

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