Isnin, 25 Mei 2009


Pass The Butter ... please .
This is interesting . . . .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it
killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the
research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure
out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a
white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring
and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it?
They have come out with some clever new flavorings.

DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over
eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard
Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few
only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the
flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around
for less than100 years

And now, for Margarine..

Very high in trans fatty acids .

Triple risk of coronary heart disease .
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and
lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added,
changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded
area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that
should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional
value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms
will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic .
Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

AMARAN!!! Jangan Jilat Sampul Surat

Seorang wanita sedang bekerja di sebuah pejabat pos di California . Beliau tidak menggunakan span untuk perekat sampul suratnya tapi sebaliknya menjilat pelekat sampul surat yang dipegangnya. Pada hari yang sama juga wanita itu mendapati terdapat satu luka kecil pada lidahnya. Luka itu membengkak. Wanita tersebut terus pergi berjumpa doctor untuk mendapatkan rawatan kerana risau akan lukanya. Tetapi setelah diperiksa oleh doktor tiada apa yang tidak kena dengan lidah beliau dan doktor menganggap bahawa ia hanyalah luka kecil dan bengkak biasa. Wanita itu tidak merasakan sakit atau kebas
walaupun lidahnya bengkak. Tetapi setelah hari berganti hari. Bengkak pada lidah wanita tersebut semakin membesar. Dengan rasa yang tidak puas hati beliau terus berjumpa doktor kembali dan memaksa doctor berbuat sesuatu pada lidahnya. Doktor tersebut terus mengarahkan wanita itu menjalani ujian x-ray. Keputusannya doktor tersebut mendapati terdapat satu benjolan pada lidah wanita itu. Lantas doktor menasihatkan agar wanita itu menjalankan pembedahan kecil pada lidahnya untuk memastikan punca benjolan pada
lidah wanita tersebut. Tetapi apa yang berlaku ialah sebaik sahaja doktor memotong
bahagian yang benjol tersebut, seekor lipas keluar daripada lidah wanita itu. Kesimpulannya terdapat telur lipas pada pelekat sampul surat yang dijilatnya. Telur itu mampu menetas di dalam lidah dan kelembapan di dalam mulutnya. Ini adalah kisaha benar yang ditulis didalam berita CNN.

Andy Humes menulis: "Saya pernah bekerja di dalam kilang membuat sampul surat ". "Anda tentu tidak percaya jika saya mengatakan di dalam tangki pelekat untuk diletakkan pada penutup sampul surat terdapat beraneka benda yang terapung di permukaan "tray" gam tersebut!". "Saya sudah bertahun tidak mengamalkan perbuatan menjilat perekat sampul surat sebaliknya saya menggunakan span basah". "Saya juga pernah bekerja di sebuah syarikat percetakan. Majikan tidak membenarkan pekerjanya menjilat sampul surat . Saya tidak pernah faham mengapa. "Satu hari apabila saya menarik satu palet sampul surat sebanyak 2500 kotak. Di belakangnya terdapat banyak sekali lipas dan telur lipas di suatu sudut pada kotak kertas. Saya melihat beberapa ekor lipas sedang menikmati gam pada sampul-sampul surat tersebut!"


AMARAN!!! Jangan Jilat Sampul Surat

Ahad, 24 Mei 2009


It is called the Cochrane Mural.

For those not living in the west, Cochrane is NW of Calgary and east of Banff, in the foothills of the Rockies. This mural was at the Cochrane Ranch House. Each tile is 1 foot square and has it's own individual picture. Each tile is by a different artist. All of them placed together form this huge mural.

You can click on each of the tiles to see them in detail.
Click the horse's eye.

Click on:


Di sini saya ingin menceritakan sebuah kisah mengenai seorang janda yang baru sahaja kematian suami.... Hasnah [bukan nama sebenar] seorang janda kaya yang baru sahaja kematian suaminya akibat kemalangan jalanraya. Beliau masih muda lagi dan mempunyai potongan badan yang cantik.

Sejak kematian suaminya, beliau sentiasa diusik oleh jejaka-jejaka kampung yang sudah lama memendam rasa kepadanya. Namun begitu, Hasnah tidak pernah melayan karenah pemuda-pemuda kampung tersebut, kerana hatinya masih lagi merindui arwah suaminya... Walaupun.... hatinya berasa sepi ketika waktu ini. Lebih-lebih lagi di waktu malam.... Rasa sepi hatinya tiada siapa yang tahu...

Pada satu malam, kira-kira pukul 2 pagi..... beliau bangun dari
katilnya... badannya terasa panas..... tekaknya terasa haus....
beliau terasa begitu dahaga sekali. Beliau bangun dan keluar dari bilik menuju ke dapur,... sampai saja didapur... beliau terus membuka peti ais dan mengambil sebotol air sejuk.... beliau tuang kedalam cawan dan meminumya... Setelah meminum air tersebut.. beliau kembali kedalam bilik dan tidur semula...

Sekian... Terima Kasih..
Itulah kisah seorang janda yang dahaga...... .....

Wah, sepenuh hati korang mambaca nyer. Ha...haa...haaa

Sabtu, 23 Mei 2009



Little did you know ...... after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!

Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai.. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS(premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana. Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunny too!!

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system..

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin.. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs... The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see petai as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan..

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal..

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

According to research in 'The New Engla nd Journal of Medicine,' eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%'.

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A Petai a day keeps the doctor away'.

Khamis, 21 Mei 2009

Betul ke Suami Berperut Boroi Lebih Bahagia?

SAYA ada membaca satu artikel di dalam akhbar baru-baru ini mengenai isu suami boroi. Dalam ulasan artikel berkenaan seolah menceritakan bahawa suami yang boroi menandakan mereka sangat bahagia hidup berumah tangga.

Saya berkahwin 3 tahun lalu, dan mempunyai seorang cahaya mata. Di awal perkahwinan suami saya berbadan kurus dengan berat lebih kurang 59 kilogram dan berperut leper. Namun setelah 3 tahun berkahwin beratnya mencecah 72 kilogram dan perutnya sudah mula membuncit seperti wanita mengandung 3-4 bulan. Namun dia masih sihat dan tidak dirundung penyakit. Jika benar artikel berkenaan, benarkah perut suami saya yang buncit itu tanda dia amat bahagia hidup berumah tangga dengan saya?

Hulu Langat.

Isu ini telah didebatkan berkurun lamanya. Lelaki akan bertambah berat badan setelah berumah tangga adalah suatu perkara biasa dan ianya pasti berlaku. Lelaki bujang lebih cenderung hidup aktif, kurang makan dan kurang waktu rehat. Ke sana dan ke mari bersama teman-teman dan setiap masa dipenuhi aktiviti. Malah waktu dan pola pemakanan mereka juga tidak menentu. Lebih-lebih lagi lelaki yang hidup berjauhan dari keluarga.

Oleh itu hampir kesemua lelaki bujang berperut leper dan berat badan mereka sekitar 48-60 kilogram. Namun setelah seseorang lelaki itu mendirikan rumah tangga, dari tahun ke setahun berat badan mereka akan bertambah. Ini adalah kerana mereka sudah tidak lagi hidup aktif. Lebih banyak masa dihabiskan bersama anak dan isteri di rumah. Jadual makan yang teratur, tambah apabila mendapat isteri yang pandai dan gemar memasak. Hampir semua lelaki berkahwin dengan tujuan untuk makan di rumahï. Lelaki akan merasa selesa setelah berkahwin kerana ada isteri yang akan menyediakan makanan dan mudah bagi mereka untuk makan.

Berbanding wanita. Wanita yang hidup bujang masih tetap memasak. Jadi mereka akan terus memasak setelah berumah tangga malah menurut kajian wanita akan lebih minat memasak setelah berumah tangga. Mereka didapati akan mula gemar mengumpul resepi dan menonton rancangan masakan. Mereka akan mula tertarik dengan aksesori dapur seperti set kuali, periuk dan alatan-alatan memasak walaupun pada zaman bujang mereka tidak bergitu. Apabila dapat menyediakan satu hidangan untuk suami dan melihat suami memakannya, isteri akan merasa cukup puas. Itu Hakikat!

Setelah berumah tangga, kebanyakkan lelaki tidak punya banyak aktiviti yang dapat mengeluarkan peluh. Hanya aktiviti seks sahaja yang dapat mengeluarkan peluh dan menjadi medium utama dalam pembakaran lemak mereka. Jadi lemak dari pemakanan mereka akan mula berkumpul di perut. Lama-kelamaan perut mereka akan mula membuncit atau dalam istilah lain boroi Terdapat 2 jenis lelaki boroi, pertama lelaki dengan berat badan yang bertambah, bertambah gemuk dan berperut buncit, manakala jenis kedua di mana lelaki itu akan bertambah berat badannya tetapi masih lagi kurus cuma bahagian perut sahaja membuncit.

Walaupun saintifik tidak dapat menjawab bahawa lelaki yang boroi tanda mereka bahagia hidup berumah tangga, tetapi melalui kajian ianya terjawab dengan mudah. Hampir 92% lelaki berkahwin akan boroi setelah 2 tahun dan ke atas tempoh perkahwinan. Malah statistik penceraian juga melaporkan hampir 89% kes penceraian berlaku kepada suami yang “slim” dan masih tampan. Berbanding kadar penceraian yang melibatkan suami boroi hanya sekadar 19% kes penceraian.

Mungkin anda terperanjat sekarang namun itulah hakikatnya. Jadi beruntunglah kepada mereka yang mempunyai suami boroi. Dan menurut kajian lagi, lelaki boroi lebih penyayang dan berfikiran jauh dan lebih mementingkan hidup berumah tangga.

Persepsi lelaki dan wanita cukup berbeza. 97% suami mula jemu atau mengelak untuk mengadakan aktiviti seks bersama isteri mereka apabila wanita itu mula gemuk, semakin tidak terurus, kurang perhatian kepada suami, melebihkan anak-anak dan apabila si siteri tidak lagi menitik beratkan penampilan. 97% kes penceraian datangnya dari masalah isteri yang sebegini.

Jadi awas dengan penampilan anda. Namun sebaliknya pula bagi isteri. Isteri tidak memandang ke arah rupa paras suaminya setelah berkahwin. Cukup sekadar menyisir rambut dengan kemas dan berpakaian kemas, isteri akan terus setia menyayangi suaminya meskipun si suami semakin bulat atau perutnya semakin membuncit dan ada di antara mereka yang mempunyai perut yang seolah-olah mahu meletup.. Selalunya suami akan terus mengimpikan isteri yang cantik dan menarik sepanjang usia perkahwinannya tetapi isteri hanya sekadar mengimpikan suami yang bertanggung jawab dan penyayang dan paras rupa suami seperti boroi, botak dan bau badan bukan lagi ukuran buat mereka sepanjang tempoh perkahwinan.

Nampak sekali dunia ini tidak adil, namun itulah hakikat yang harus diterima sejak azali lagi. Oleh itu pada zaman dahulu kala hampir 77% wanita yang berkahwin memakai susuk untuk memastikan suami mereka akan terus setia dan tidak berkahwin lain. Lihat sahaja potongan pinggang mereka yang digelar pinggang kerengga, buah dada yang munggil dipadankan dengan kebaya ketat, punggung yang padat dan bersanggul tinggi, bagi mereka itulah kekuatan seorang perempuan.

Dari sudut lain pula mengatakan lelaki memang akan mudah buncit selepas berumah tangga atas faktor hubungan seks.

Kembali kepada persoalan anda, jadi kesimpulannya, suami yang berperut buncit tanda mereka bahagia hidup berumah tangga adalah benar, seperti yang telah anda baca pada artikel berkenaan. Tetapi awasi suami anda, walau pun mereka berberut buncit tetapi pastikan mereka kekal sihat. Anda sebagai isteri berperanan besar untuk memastikan menu yang dimasak buat suami dan anak-anak adalah menu yang sihat. Kurangkan minyak, gula dan garam. Amalkan pemakanan sihat sekeluarga.

Isnin, 18 Mei 2009

Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

* Receiver: high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF
* Display: 4.3 diagonal, 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT landscape display, with white back-light and touch screen
* Unit dimensions: 4.9�W x 2.9�H x 0.9� D (12.4 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm)
* Weight: 6.2 oz. (190 g)
* Battery life: 3 to 7 hours
* Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
* FM transmitter (U.S., Australia and New Zealand only)
* Alerts for traffic, road construction and weather-related tie-ups. n�vi 660 uses data to suggest alternate routes before problems are encountered
* Includes Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature
* Voice announces streets by name
* Preloaded maps for all of North America or Europe
* Fingertip touch-screen interface
* Look up addresses and points of interest
* Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
* Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams
* Built in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more
* Add optional software such as Travel and Language Guides to personalize n�vi
* SD memory card expansion slot
* USB interface for loading data

Mini Laptop Computers - The Top Five Mini Notebook Laptops

On your search to find the best mini notebook laptop you will come across several different selections. The choice you make in the end will depend on your preference. What you like in a laptop will also decide the total cost as well. Finding the right one can be difficult if you don’t know exactly what you want. When you begin your search you may want to check out the five most popular mini notebook laptops that are out right now and go from there.

The first notebook laptop to consider, and one of the most popular, would be the Acer Aspire. The Acer Aspire is popular for several reasons. The Acer sports a wide 9 inch widescreen which is perfect if you plan to use this laptop a lot. It has sharp and bright color that is adjustable to help you see better. Acer is a little bit larger than the other mini notebooks but not by much. The Aspire is the best mini laptop if you want to find a smaller notebook but still keep a lot of your great features.

The second mini laptop that is growing in popularity is the Asus Eee PC 1000. This model is larger than the original Asus notebooks that are already out, but it is still considered a mini. It has the same Intel Atom processor that you can find in all the other Asus models. One good feature to the Asus is that it runs less on energy, so your battery lasts longer while you are out.

The third mini to consider is the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 inch. One good thing about the Dell Inspiron mini laptop is the fact that it can be upgraded with a 16GB drive for more storage. The battery lasts for about 31/2 hours without charging. This is not quite as long as other batteries, but it’s still competitive. With Dell Inspiron you can personalize your notebook and build it from scratch only adding what you want to put into your mini.

The fourth mini to consider is the HP mini laptop. One problem that consumers seem to run into when searching for a HP mini is the price. While they do run a bit more expensive they still do not offer anything extraordinary that would settle your decision to go with an HP. If you choose an HP then it is because it has the features you are looking for. The HP mini’s come with a full size keyboard.

The final notebook to consider is the Sony VAIO. The Sony mini comes with an 8.9 inch screen and features a big 80GB of hard drive. The Sony mini notebook weighs in at a little over three pounds. It also features the Windows Vista home Basic.

If you are still having a hard time deciding on which mini notebook laptop to purchase, make yourself a list of what is most important to you. Then you can use that list to rule out the ones that will not provide what you need. Once you have narrowed down your list then you can make your mind up based on the one notebook laptop that has everything you need.

Take a look at the Mini Laptop Computers on offer:

Rabu, 13 Mei 2009

HOW TO Create an excellent Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment?

This is an easy way to create a deep conditioning treatment to maintain healthy, soft and smooth hair.


Step 1 - I know, I know. There are a lot of ingredients that you'd think would be enough to do the job. But, I'm telling you use them together and you will have the softest hair you have *ever* felt. Take the bottle of the cheaper conditioner, make sure all the contents are settled to the bottom.

Step 2 - Pour in equal parts of the Leave-In and Deep Conditioning treatment and shake the bottle well. Next, mix in the Olive oil and coconut oil, use a little water if you must.

Step 3 - Wash your hair as you normally would and pat dry. Make sure not to rub your hair, it causes breakage and knotting in the hair. Remove as much moisture as you can and apply the mixture. Thoroughly coat the hair from root to tip and massage into scalp.

Step 4 - Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it be to set for 20-30 minutes or more if you like. The longer it sets the better it is for your hair. When ready, rinse with cool water and style as you normally would.

Ta-Da! Smoother, softer hair at your finger tips.

HOW TO Have Your Best Year Ever Through Effective Goal Setting?

With this year winding down to a close, it’s a good idea to start making plans for the start of a brand new one. It’s the time where we must take the mistakes and triumphs of the past, and shape what we have learned to make next year our best ever. As we would all like next year to be better than last year, it goes without saying that we must make certain worthwhile changes order for this to occur. If you haven’t begun setting your goals yet, now is the best time to do so. The following guidelines will help you to have your best year ever through effective goal setting.


Step 1 - Write Down Your Goals - In order for a goal to be worth its weight in gold, it must be written down. The misconception of many people is that if they wish or pray for something hard enough, it will practically appear out of thin air. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although, saying a prayer or two gives us joy and hope, prayer by itself is not very meaningful. You must write down each of your goals and provide such details as schedules, deadlines, activities, obstacles, and benefits. This will solidify the goal, and give it power.

Step 2 - Set Each Goal as a Positive Statement - Whenever you decide that you want something, it is always a good idea to state it as if it were going to show up without fail. Simply stating “I want to lose 30 pounds in 6 months” will not be the driving force behind reaching your goal. You must think of your goal as if it were a company payroll check. You know for certain that you will receive that check regardless of snow storms, traffic jams, burning buildings, or power outages. Your goals should also possess this type of force. An example of a positive statement would be, “I will complete next year’s marathon race”, "I will buy a new car in 3 months" or “I will visit the Pyrenees next summer.”

Step 3 - Set Big Goals - Any goal that you set needs to be big in scope. It should be big enough to make you work like you’ve never worked before. It should be big enough and difficult enough to force you to use every brain cell, muscle, and tissue that you didn’t even know you possessed. Your goal should be the equivalent of climbing Mount Rushmore. It should take days, setbacks, triumphs, failures, fatigue, aches, and pains before you finally reach it. Never set the easy go-nowhere goals that you will reach in 30 minutes. The true purpose of a goal is to stretch you, make you more confident, and thus improve your life. Therefore, set big goals.

Step 4 - Keep Operational Goals Small - As it is important to set big goals, it is just as important to not set them too high. When you set a goal that is too big, it becomes entirely impossible to reach. It would be the equivalent of sending someone a haircut through the mail, or driving a car from the back seat. As you know, these activities will not accomplish anything. The same result occurs with goals that are too big. The goals that you set must be big, but they must also be small enough or low enough for you to reach.

Step 5 - Set Performance Goals, Not Outcome Goals - Before you can proceed with this step, it will be important for you to first understand the difference between performance and outcome goals. Performance goals are objectives that force you to compete with yourself. They are extremely important, because you are the one pulling all of the strings. You are the producer, director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, and set designer. Outcome goals are those that are carried out by an external form of energy, which we can neither control nor hold responsible. Examples of outcome goals would be bad weather, a failing economy, flu season, or forest fires. In a sporting event, you can only control your performance, and not that of your competitor. With goals, the same is also true. Set performance goals only.

Step 6 - Be Precise About Your Goals - No goal is really a goal unless it is detailed and precise. Your goal must serve as your map or guide post that will keep you focused at every turn. Many of us have ridden the railways to those long trips to visit relatives and friends. On those occasions, we have, in many cases, taken for granted that we would reach our destinations safely and on time. However, there is a great certainty that we’ve never thought about the details that made this possible. These details include time of departure, arrival time, directions, fuel, staff schedules, railway and train maintenance, and emergency issues. Your goals must have such details as timelines, schedules, projections, and many others.

Step 7 - Set Priorities for Your Goals - One of the most effective ways to reach one goal is to have several at one time. However, you will not want to work on all of them simultaneously. Therefore, it is best that you prioritize your goals. The most important, most pressing, or easiest to reach goals should be the ones that you focus on first. This is so important for the focus factor. You must be able to concentrate fully on each goal, and will only be able to do so by prioritizing and working on them one at a time. When you have reached one goal, you can then scratch it off your list and begin to work on the next one. In short, prioritize.

Step 8 - Shun SNOIPism - Many of us feel more comfortable keeping our goals to ourselves, and with good reason. The truth is that we don’t share our goals, because we fear that those that we entrust with them will convince us that we are being silly, and that we will ultimately give up on our goals solely based on someone else’s opinion. Zig Ziglar, the great motivational philosopher of our time, would call us “SNIOP“, which means that we are Susceptible to the Negative Influences of Other People. Don’t let this be you. If you have loved ones with whom you can share your goals with and know that they will support you, then share with those people. Otherwise, you must keep your goals to yourself.

Step 9 - Compete with Other Like-Minded People Who Have Goals of Their Own - Although much effort is needed to reach our goals, the work that is required of us does not have to be unpleasant. In fact, you could even make it an enjoyable experience. A good way to do this is by having a friendly competition with others who have goals of their own. For example, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds in 6 months and a close friend has a completely different goal, you could have a friendly competition on who will reach their goal first. The aim is not to outdo each other. Instead, it is to cheerlead and to praise each other when certain milestones have been reached. This could actually give you more energy and increase your motivation level.

Step 10 - Maintain a Weekly Progress Report of Your Goals - Keep a weekly report card on your progress. For example, if your goal is to read 12 books in 6 months, you could first break that down into 2 books a month, one book every 2 weeks, and a half of a book each week. Then, each week, you should check your weekly reading progress. If you find that you’re on schedule, make sure that you stay on schedule. On the other hand, if you have fallen slightly behind, double your reading efforts until you have gotten back on schedule. Keep doing this until you have reached your reading goal.

Step 11 - After You’ve Reached Each of Your Goals, Celebrate - Cheers! Hip! Hip! Hooray! You’ve made it. You’ve worked hard, maintained focus, stayed on schedule, and now you’ve become a success. Now, comes the fun part! CELEBRATE! Take the day off from work, go to the movies, buy yourself a nice gift, treat yourself to dinner at your favorite restaurant, stay out very late, or don’t stay out at all. Celebrate and enjoy your victory.

Tips & Warnings

- Write down 100 goals.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
- Read Inspirational books.
- Keep company with positive people.
- Make sure to set deadlines.
- Avoid those who will try to discourage you.
- Never make goals easy to reach.
- Never lose focus.

8 Gifts You Should NEVER Give to Your Boss or Co-Workers

There are no formal business etiquette “rules” that require anyone to give a gift to a co-worker or boss, but many people do exchange gifts at work. It is important to remember that giving the wrong gift can convey a message that is too personal, romantic, or even offensive. You also run the risk of making the recipient feel uncomfortable if they do not offer you a gift in return, or alienating co-workers if your gift is showy.

Deciding on the right gift to give can be difficult, but the following gifts are never right:

1. ”Adult” Items: Items that could be considered sexual in nature are inappropriate (and may even be illegal) in the workplace. Anything “adult” in nature should never be given in the workplace setting – even to the closest of co-workers. This not only includes the obvious like pornography and adult “toys,” but also includes artwork, books, and any image or rendering that depicts nudity or that may suggest a sexual act.

2. Gifts That Carry a Discriminating or Demeaning Message: Never give gifts that could be considered offensive to women, minorities, or any race, culture, groups, or individual with disabilities – even if presented in the “spirit of fun.” This includes cards, gifts, artwork, caricatures, publications, and any other item that could be interpreted as stereotyping or discriminatory.

3. Politically-Oriented and Religious Gifts: Unless someone has specifically asked for a particular political or religious item, book, or gift, do not try to guess on one. If you do honor a specific request, keep in mind that the item could still offend someone else in the office and give it wrapped and in private.

4. Personal Care Products: Grooming items and sundries are generally too personal to give, especially when given to a member of the opposite sex. This includes body and skin care products, perfumes, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and shaving sundries. That scented hand lotion you love might seem like a good idea but when given to a person with allergies or asthma you are giving a gift that cannot be used.

5. Intimate Clothing: All under garments, and in most cases, any articles of clothing except for hats, scarves, or gloves are not good gifts to give co-workers or your boss. A corporate T-shirt is acceptable, but may seem a bit on the “cheap” side.

6. Romantic Jewelry: If you give jewelry, stick to small, casual items and give them only to members of the same sex unless the gift is being given by a group.

The key to remember when giving jewelry is that some items may be interpreted as a romantic gesture, especially if the jewelry is expensive. The best jewelry items to give are inexpensive or moderately priced watches (including pocket watches) or simple, trendy bracelets or pins. Pearls, diamonds and gemstones are generally not a good idea if the gift is intended as a casual gesture.

7. Flowers: Do not give roses. It is better to give poinsettias, “lucky” bamboo, or other plants instead of flowers. They last longer and cannot be interpreted as a romantic gesture.

Casual flowers like daisies, wildflowers, or bulbs the turn into blooms are also fine. (Hint: No one really likes a chia pet.)

8. Cash: Never give your boss or a co-worker cash (but gift cards are acceptable). Cash should only be given by the company or employer when it is given as a taxable bonus, not as a personal gift.

Business Gifts Etiquette Tips: Giving no gift at all can be better than giving the wrong gift. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if the gift is something you would let a child see (even if they would not enjoy the gift itself). If you would not let a child see the gift, it may not be appropriate to give to someone at work.

HOW TO Create and maintain your personal budget?

Staying financially fit during an economic downturn is vital--especially for recent college graduates or anyone else just entering the work world. Here are some tips to create and maintain a budget.


Step 1 - Devise a budget. While following a budget after school sounds like more work, it’s vital to ensure that you stay on track of finances after college. With loans to pay and probably not much income coming in, a budget gives you a good idea of where you stand. Even if you scratch down your monthly bills and expenditures on a piece of paper, you’ll still see where you need to put your money and where you can cut back spending. Many recent college graduates are intimidated by making a budget—the truth is that you don’t have to keep track of everything using the latest financial software—something simple will do.

Step 2 - Review your budget regularly. The budget won’t work unless you repeatedly review it. For example, if you’re not making your minimum credit card payment month after month, there’s a problem, so you’ll need to see where you can take money from to make the payment. Looking at the budget helps you remember where funds need to be allocated so you don’t wind up doing something like getting extra money one month and blowing it all on something frivolous because you think you have “extra” spending cash. Even if you’re a savvy spender, knowing what your expenses are will help you be more aware of your financial status.

Step 3 - Adjust your budget as necessary. The great thing about a budget is that it can be amended. For example, if you’re just out of school, you may not be paying off student loans for the first six months—but when that payment is added to your expenditures, it can hurt! So you’ll need to constantly reevaluate where money is coming and going. Think of your budget as a living document—you have the power to revise it at any time and doing so can keep you on top of finances. You’re in control of your financial future when you take time to become aware of it.

Step 4 - Integrate your budget into your long-term goals. There will come a time when you’re not just getting by and you’ll want to think about what you want out of things on a long-term basis. If you’re planning on getting a promotion next year, don’t spend that money as if you already have it; instead, plan to use the extra money when you get it to pay off something like credit card debt, which usually has a higher interest rate than school loans and isn’t tax-deductible. Are you getting married soon or getting your own apartment? Once you get on your feet, you can plan on starting a separate fund and putting money towards things you want.

Sabtu, 9 Mei 2009


kata mak,
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kata abah,
KAWAN tu umpama bunga ros, dipandang cantik dipegang sakit......

kata atuk,
KAWAN tu seperti air, terus me ngalir.....

kata nenek,
KAWAN tu bak bulan, dipuja dan disanjung tp nun jauh di sana ....

kate sedare,
kawan tu mcm makanan, kawan makan kawan!!

kata abang,
KAWAN tu seperti lembu, me ngikut saje ape dikata..........

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kawan tu tak kisahlah camner..

dia tetap kawan...
tau tak sebab ape???
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itu cara aku berkawan..!!

walaupun kita me mpunyai kekasih, tapi
teman tetap paling setia.

walaupun kita punyai harta yg banyak,
teman tetap paling berharga.































Khamis, 7 Mei 2009

How can I make my blog load faster?

The speed at which your blog loads is critical to attracting more readers to your blog. If your blog takes a long time to load, many readers may leave your blog before they have the chance to read it. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help your blog load faster and attract more users:

Your blog's load time can be affected by the number of posts you display on your main page. You can easily edit the number of posts displayed of the main page from the Settings | Formatting tab. You can then select the number of posts you want to display on the main page. We recommend displaying 10 or fewer posts on the main page.
Third Party JavaScript and Links

For optimal blog load speed, we recommend using Google/Blogger widgets, JavaScipt and links. However, if you need to use third party JavaScipt and links, your blog will load much faster if you put all JavaScript at the bottom of your blog. If you have third party JavaScript and links in your sidebar, put them in at the bottom of the sidebar.
Images and Media

The more images, videos and other multi-media you have on your blog the longer it will take to load. However, images and other multimedia are important to attracting users to your blog, so it is important to optimize the load speed of your images and media. Here are a few tips to increase the load speed of your media:

* Decrease the size of your images or use thumbnails that link to the full-size image.
* If you use third party images, consider uploading them to Picasa Web Albums via the Blogger post editor.
* If you have a large number of images to display, you can upload all your images (from a vacation or event) to a Picasa Web Album and link to the album in your post or sidebar.

Other suggestions

* If you've added any custom CSS to your blog, make sure you put it at the top of the page.
* The most important content of your blog that catches readers attention should load the quickest. To help you identify which items are taking the longest to load you can use Stopwatch. To use Stopwatch, enter your blog's URL into the text box and click "Start StopWatch". Stopwatch will then open your blog in a frame and will record the time it takes for everything on your blog to load, including images, videos, widgets, etc. Take note of the items that take the longest to load and modify them appropriately using our suggestions

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What is the Difference Between Troubleshooting, Testing, and Debugging?

Spend any amount of time working or playing on computers and soon you’ll hear three words bandied about: troubleshooting, testing and debugging. While the first two are common enough, their meanings might seem blurred or even synonymous. In practice each of these actions is different, though related.

Troubleshooting is the bane of the end-user and customer support technician, and begins when software or hardware does not perform as expected, giving an unanticipated or otherwise unsatisfactory result. In many cases user error is at fault.

The first step in troubleshooting is to cover the basics. Is the software or hardware installed properly? Is it configured properly? Have you read the manual and followed all instructions? Maybe you changed something in your system that precipitated the problem? Have you been using this product all along, or is it a new install?

If it’s a new install you can almost be sure that the trouble lies in the installation process, particularly in the case of hardware. Hardware requires a device driver (software file) that acts as a bridge or interface between the hardware and the operating system. If the device driver fails, the hardware cannot communicate properly with other system components. Device drivers might not be present or might have been installed in the wrong order relative to the device.

If the problem lies in hardware that was working perfectly fine up to the present moment, corruption of the device driver might be the cause. Reinstalling the driver might solve the problem. An updated driver might also do the trick. Other times, reseating a component in the motherboard by powering down the computer, extracting the component then reinstalling it takes care of the issue.

Troubleshooting hardware in Windows™ operating systems is also available through the Device Manager and Help menus. A yellow exclamation mark next to a component in the Device Manager indicates a problem.

Software that starts behaving badly might also be corrupted. Reinstallation can sometimes help, but if a program began acting up after new, unrelated software was installed, there might be a conflict between the two. Firewalls and anti-virus programs are notorious for not playing together nicely, and it’s probably wise to stick to just one program in each of these categories unless you are an advanced user.

Troubleshooting in general usually involves reading manuals or help files, going over the basics to eliminate user error as a potential cause, and using a search engine to investigate how others have solved the problem. If there’s one thing you can always count on as an end user, it’s that someone has walked in your shoes before. The Internet community is very good about providing help, and in most cases answers can be found by diligent searching.

Testing is the precursor to debugging. Testing is commonly the forte of programmers and advanced users, and occurs when a product is new or is being updated and needs to be put through its paces to eliminate potential problems. Testing identifies “bugs” or imperfections so that they can be corrected in the debugging process, before the [next] official release of the product. These “unofficial” releases are known as beta releases (e.g. 3.0b), and public volunteers are known as beta testers.

Beta testing is a valuable resource for software developers because of the varied computer systems participating, combined with the sheer number of hours and scenarios under which the program is used. This flushes out unforeseen problems in a way that can’t be effectively achieved using in house debuggers only. The beta testing phase gives authors a good idea of the readiness of a product for the public domain.

Hardware is beta tested as well but since it is financially prohibitive to provide free beta hardware to the public, hardware testing and debugging is commonly done in house. Beta products might, however, be premiered and in some cases distributed in limited numbers to industry insiders at conferences such as COMDEX.

Beta software is specifically made available for testing and is not considered a stable release. Beta testers install beta software at their own risk, and to help software developers identify the source of a problem, they must supply a healthy amount of information when reporting a bug. Required data varies but generally includes system specifications, beta version and build, the exact conditions under which the bug occurred, and error message content.

Debugging is the forte of programmers and developers, and involves fixing the very code of the software to eliminate errors or bugs. Developers attempt to replicate beta-reported bugs on in house systems for the purpose of eliminating them.

While there are many types of debugging tools, a simple example is a tool that allows the programmer to monitor program code while manipulating it to execute various commands and routines. One basic approach is to simplify the code as much as possible at the suspected troubled spot, while still replicating the problem, narrowing the focus to potential problem lines. In reality, debugging is a complex process that requires different approaches based on factors such as the complexity and length of the software code itself, and the language it’s written with.

Debugging can be a tiresome task, though some languages are easier to debug than others. Java, for example, includes routines that handle exception errors. An exception error occurs when the program encounters a situation that must be addressed before the program can continue on properly. In this case a built-in routine initiates a “search” within the various layers of software code, looking for an answer to the problem. If a fix cannot be found, a fatal exception error occurs and the program shuts down. The resultant error message might include a memory address or some other cryptic data that will not help the user but could be valuable for debugging. Well-written programs should not have fatal errors.

Older programming languages like C or assembly are not as transparent and do not handle errors so efficiently. Debugging programs written in these languages can test the skills and patience of the debugger.

Thankfully for the end user, commercially available software has already been debugged of major flaws. Due to this very reason, most problems encountered by the end user fall within the purview of troubleshooting and can be fixed by means previously mentioned. On those occasions that an end user does encounter a bug, going through the motions of troubleshooting can reveal a work-around until the bug is fixed by the developer.

When asking for help on a Web forum or newsgroup, be sure to do your homework ahead of time. Troubleshooting is time consuming, and people who volunteer their help appreciate someone who has made an effort to find answers. Inquiring about a problem that has been asked and answered repeatedly will not win you friends and is considered poor netiquette.

Rabu, 6 Mei 2009


To increase metabolism, always eat breakfast in the morning. Don't skip breakfast. If you wait until mid morning or afternoon to eat, your metabolism will run slower. Think of breakfast as adding logs to the fireplace. Your metabolism is the fireplace and logs are the breakfast.
Increase metabolism by eating smaller meals through the day. Eat 4 to 6 six small meals, 2 to 3 hours apart.

Don't depend on herbal products to increase metabolism or energy level. Any metabolic increase will be minimum and herbs are not cheap. Instead, include more energy foods such as whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits.
Park further away and walk. Use the stairs instead of the elevator when possible. Walk to the post office instead of getting into the car. Take your dog on a daily walk. Do more activities around the house to burn energy instead of wasting money on pills and potions that don't work.

Incorporate a walking routine to increase metabolism at least three to four times a week. Walk 30 to 40 minutes each time. This is the best way to increase your metabolism. Don't starve yourself when trying to lose weight. This will slow down your metabolism in a hurry.

Avoid 5 to 6 hour gaps between meals without eating.Be committed to eating smaller meals at regular intervals. Prepare food in advance and bring it with you. Never eat sporadically and plan each meal. The common mistake is to skip meals and eat too little during the day. This makes you vulnerable for eating junk food later in the day. Eating to lose weight takes planning.


HEADACHES: Fish (protein)
Eat lots of fish as fish oil helps to prevent headaches. So does ginger which reduces inflammation & pain.

Eats lots of yoghurt before pollen season.

Prevents buildup of fatty deposit on artery walls with regular doses of tea.

Use honey as a tranquilizer & as a sedative.

ASTHMA: Red Onions
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.

Salmon, tuna, mackerel & sardines actually prevent arthritis.

UPSET STOMACH: Bananas, Ginger
Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger cures morning sickness & nausea.

High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

Bones fractures & osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

PMS: Cornflakes
Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety & fatigue.

Oysters help increase your mental functioning by supplying much needed zinc.

COUCH: Red Pepper
A substance similar to that found in cough syrup is found in hot red pepper.

BREAST CANCER: Wheat, Bran, Cabbage
Wheat bran & cabbage help maintain setrogen at healthy levels.

LUNG CANCER: Orange, Green Vegetables
A good antidote is beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in orange & green vegetables.

ULCERS: Cabbage
Cabbage contains chemical that help heal both type of ulcers.

Crate an apple with its skin. Let it turn brown & eat it to this condition.

Mono-unsaturated fat in avocados lower cholesterol.

Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. Celery contains a chemical that lowers blood pressure too.

: Brocolli, Peanuts
The chromium in broccoli & peanuts helps regulate insulin & blood sugar.

Passwords: How to better manage them?

Passwords are like the common cold: they induce headaches, no one is immune, and there is no cure in sight.

But they are necessary in this era of digital data, where everything from paying bills to passing notes to sharing photos is done online through user accounts that require some proof that you really are who you say you are. The need for passwords to be both easy to remember and difficult to guess poses what we all know as the password problem.

"This is a horrible problem," said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of BT Counterpane, who has written about the situation on his own blog. "Passwords have largely outlived their usefulness."

Still, despite the consensus on the need for a new way to handle online authentication, not much has changed with passwords in more than a decade. Indeed, the issues are exactly the same as they were in 2002, when CNET News last tackled this issue.

"Nothing has been able to overcome the ease of use and affordability of passwords," said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer of security firm Veracode. "Passwords are all stored internally using the same algorithms of 10 years ago, so password crackers still work and fundamentally haven't had to change," either.

"There is no other technology that is remotely as simple to use on the server side," said Paul Kocher, president of Cryptography Research. "There is a downside. While the convenience is great, our brains aren't wired to keep track of long passwords."

What has changed is the fact that millions more people are using the Internet, storing more and more sensitive data and having to remember more passwords, making the password problem exponentially worse. As a result, most people reuse the same password, which puts their other accounts at risk.

The average computer user has 6.5 passwords, each of which is shared across 4 different sites, and has about 25 accounts that require passwords, according to Microsoft research published last year (PDF).

Each person types in an average of eight passwords every day, the report said.

This means we end up with a laundry list of Web sites, usernames, and passwords to remember. Many people write them down, either in a notebook on their desk or on sticky notes affixed to their computer screen. That might work at home, until an unscrupulous visitor snoops around and decides to see how easy it is to access your bank account. The practice is even less safe at work.

Bruce K. Marshall, a security consultant who founded, writes on his blog that it's OK to write down a new password on a piece of paper to keep in your wallet. But, he says, you shouldn't include the Web site or any other identifying information, and it should be destroyed within a few weeks, once it has been committed to memory.

Many security experts admit that they distinguish sites that require a strong password, such as or PayPal, from sites that don't, like those of The New York Times or a hobby blog. An easy-to-remember password is fine to reuse on the sites that don't host sensitive information, but unique, strong passwords should be used for each of the more sensitive sites, they say.

"One of the things I do is come up with a scheme in my head to permute the password based on the site," Wysopal said. "The simplest thing to do is to tack on a couple of letters to an already strong password for every site you use."

Passphrases, sequences of words, or other text --like "i hate to golf"--are harder to crack than passwords because they are longer. But they can't be used at a lot of sites because of limits on the length of the password.

Thirty to 40 characters would be optimum, while 15 characters is considered a minimum for a strong password, according to Wysopal.

Mixing in uppercase and lowercase letters, and using numbers and symbols, greatly increases the strength of the password or passphrase. For example, "i hate to golf" can be improved by changing it to "1H82G@lf!"

Meanwhile, using words that can be found in a dictionary, even in a foreign language, increases the chance that a password cracker could figure it out, and using pet names, initials, and other personal information is easy for someone--even a stranger with some basic information--to guess.

Chris LoVerme, a technical-operations director for a technology consulting and services firm, suggests on his blog using a math phrase, such as "Ten*10=1000!" because it won't be in a dictionary and would be hard to crack with a brute-force attack, in which a program tries to logically guess the password using every conceivable sequence.

There are also basic good practices that can help people keep their passwords safe, regardless of how strong they are. People should not send their passwords over e-mail or type them into shared computers such as those at Internet cafes and airport lounges, where a keystroke logger could be surreptitiously recording everything you type, Microsoft suggests.

You can test the strength of your password at this Microsoft page.

Choosing the password is only the first step; you've got to remember it. You can have the computer do that for you by setting the browsers to autofill usernames and passwords for you, but this isn't recommended for high-security passwords. You have to set this for every computer you use, and if the computer crashes, the information can be lost forever.

Another option is to use a password manager, software that securely stores the passwords and respective accounts on the user's computer for handy reference. One example is Password Safe, a free, open-source Windows utility Schneier created that protects the passwords in one spot using strong encryption. You just need to remember one password to open it up. But you have to be using the computer on which it's stored to use it.

There's also Passpack, a password-saving service that recently released a Passpack Desktop that exists separate from the browser and lets people manage passwords while offline. The consumer version is free.

Another option is Roboform, software that sells for about $30 that memorizes and stores usernames and passwords the first time they are used and then automatically supplies them thereafter. Then there's Agatra, a free service that securely stores passwords online so they are accessible from anywhere.

Then there's LogOnce Toolbar, a free password manager plug-in for Internet Explorer that stores the information locally or on a remote server and lets you access the passwords from different computers.

Despite early optimism about graphical authentication systems, in which a user clicks on a picture rather than typing in a password, there haven't been many implementations. The reason could be partly due to the fact that they are vulnerable to shoulder surfing, as anyone walking by can see what a user is doing on the screen.

Microsoft hasn't given up on graphical passwords yet. The company funded research on graphical authentication on handhelds at Newcastle University, published last year, that was found to be 1,000 times more secure than ordinary text passwords and easier to remember. In the test, users drew an image, and the software recalled the strokes and the number of times the pen was lifted.

Microsoft also is doing research on something called Inkblot Authentication, which helps users select, remember, and differentiate strong passwords.

Bank of America and Yahoo, which both use password authentication, are additionally using graphical systems, primarily to protect customers against phishing attacks by offering a way to prove that the site is really that of BofA or Yahoo. Yahoo's personalized sign-in seal program lets you submit a photo or image that will appear whenever you log in to the site.

With Bank of America's SiteKey system, customers choose from a set of images and look for that image to be displayed whenever they log in. However, research has found that the SiteKey system is vulnerable to a so-called "man-in-the-middle" attack.

Passwords are the most common type of authentication method. They are used to prove to the system that you know something secret that the authorized person would know. The passwords (like pet names) that you shouldn't use are not to be confused with the challenge-response questions that sites ask you as an added layer of security, such as, "what was the name of your first pet?" and "what's your mother's maiden name?"

There's also two-factor authentication, which combines a password with something you have, such as a smart card or a random number-generating token that offers a one-time password. And then there is three-factor authentication, which includes biometrics-like fingerprint, voice and iris scanning, or even keystroke analysis. They are are designed to prove who you are.

While fingerprint readers are in some laptops, biometrics won't be mainstream anytime soon because of implementation costs and a lack of demand for consumer applications, experts say.

But tokens are gaining some traction. Primarily delegated to the corporate world because of their cost (about $40 per user) and infrastructure needs, they are growing in appeal as computer users get increasingly frustrated and paranoid about their online activities. For instance, complaints about account hijacking and other security concerns led the makers of World of Warcraft to recently start offering an electronic token device for $6.50 as an added layer of security for fans of the online role-playing game.

A cheaper, analog version of a token is the "bingo card," a wallet-size card that has a unique grid of rows and columns with randomly generated number-and-letter combinations in each cell. After logging into a system, a user is asked to provide the data in a particular cell.

Another authentication type that is starting to get some use in limited applications is designed to show where you are based on the certificate in the cable or DSL modem someone uses to connect to the Internet. However, because it is location-based, you could only use it, for things like Web banking, from your home.

"Cisco and Nortel are getting into using location as a factor of authentication," said David Miller, chief security officer for Covisint, an identity broker that oversees data access services for industry groups and government agencies. Covisint is in talks with Comcast about implementing a location-based authentication service for its customers, he said.

"We could say this ID can only be used from this authenticated point," he said. "For someone to hack into my account, they would have to break into my house."

There are all sorts of centralized services that provide a single sign-on for multiple sites. Symantec's Norton Identity Client lets consumers manage different identities and passwords across the Web. With Windows Live ID service, people can log in to Microsoft and partner Web sites using one account.

Other options for corporations are systems such as Symark International's PowerKeeper appliance that offer a onetime password to employees for a specific task or time period. This not only eliminates the need for workers to remember passwords, but it could help prevent situations like that involving Lending Tree, in which employees allegedly gave customer passwords and other information to outside firms.

Some authentication systems for very sensitive data and transactions can be set to call the user's cell phone or send a text message seeking a verification, according to Matt Shannahan, senior vice president at AdmitOne Security, which offers a keystroke dynamics type of behavioral biometrics authentication product. There's also authentication software that checks to see whether a computer has been compromised or has other security problems before accepting a user's login, he said.

PasswordResearch's Marshall is surprised that the password problem persists while other, seemingly harder technology issues have been resolved over the years.

"I thought that in my lifetime, we'd see passwords disappear because there would be more secure alternatives," he said. "But they will continue to have a role, either as a primary or secondary authenticator. People are so familiar with them."

Now use your laptop while standing or walking

Like the majority of laptop owners, I want to be able to use my laptop absolutely everywhere I go. This nifty laptop desk holder gives you the ability to use your laptop with both hands free, to type while walking or standing.

The people at Think Geek have created the Connect-A-Desk Laptop Holder that they sell for $40. It includes a laptop harness and a “desk” which is essentially a board fitted to the harness that allows you to stand and type with both hands instead of doing the awkward one hand holding the laptop and the other hand pecking away at the keys.

For the standing part the laptop desk looks OK and could be useful when you are in standing room only situations and need to take notes or see the latest videos from this year’s E3. But when the site suggests that you can walk around and type with this it makes me cringe at the catastrophes bound to happen. It’s already easy enough to get distracted with little cell phones, PDAs and mp3 players. A full sized laptop with DVD movies and games could have you successfully save your character by jumping over a dark chasm, while you fall down a real chasm.

e Gadgets - Now WEAR a kidney if yours fail, especially for people on dialysis

Kidneys are an important part of the human body -- as the body's filtration system, they keep harmful pollutants from building up in the blood stream and causing problems which can, if left untreated, become fatal. When kidneys fail, modern medical technology generally relies on dialysis.

Hemodialysis is typically the common means of treatment, and it involves externally removing toxins from the blood via machinery. The process takes four hours, three times weekly, causing a great deal of stress in the patient's life and body. As the treatment only occurs every few days, harmful substances build up in the blood stream, and when they are all filtered out in the span of several hours, along with the addition of anticoagulants used to prevent filtering blood from clotting, it causes a shock to the patient's body.

However, thanks to Martin Roberts and David B. N. Lee of the UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, cumbersome dialysis may be a thing of the past for many patients. They have designed a peritoneal, wearable kidney which could replace the function of a patient's own failing organs.

There are many benefits to the automated, wearable artificial kidney, or AWAK. Foremost is that rather than spending hours on a machine several times a week; much like a regular kidney, the AWAK functions continuously. This will allow patients to go about their lives in a much more unaffected manner than presently available.

Another is the efficiency of the device. Typically, dialysate, the fluid of pollutants and other chemicals removed from blood during dialysis, is simply disposed. The AWAK can reuse the fluid and proteins contained in the dialysate, reducing protein and eliminating water loss during the filtration process.

"Dialysis-on-the-go, made possible by AWAK's 'wearability' and automation, frees end-stage renal failure patients from the servitude that is demanded by the current dialytic regimentations," stated Robert and Lee in a Clinical and Experimental Nephrology article about the device. Certainly the device will improve the quality of life for many dialysis patients should it see widespread use.

Selasa, 5 Mei 2009

How to find the IP address of the sender in email - Gmail, Yahoo mail or Hotmail

When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.

First of all, the IP address is generally found in the headers enclosed beween square brackets, for instance, []
Finding IP address in Gmail

1. Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.
2. Open the mail.
3. To display the email headers,
* Click on the inverted triangle beside Reply. Select Show Orginal.
4. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 5.
5. Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ].

Received: from [] by

6. If you find more than one Received: from patterns, select the last one.
7. Track the IP address of the sender

Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail

1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
* Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option
* Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected
* Click on the Save button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. You should see similar headers like this:
Yahoo! headers : Fendi Gadget
6. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 7.
7. Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is
That is be the IP address of the sender.
If there are many instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the IP address in the last pattern. If there are no instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the first IP address in X-Originating-IP.
8. Track the IP address of the sender

Finding IP address in Hotmail

1. Log into your Hotmail account with your username and password.
2. Click on the Mail tab on the top.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings
* In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is checked
* Click on Ok button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. You should see the email headers now.
6. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 7.
7. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender's IP address
Hotmail headers : xxx xxx In this case the IP address of the sender is []. Jump to step 9.
8. If you find a header with Received: from followed by a Gmail proxy like this
Hotmail headers : xxx xxx
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is []. Jump to step 9.
9. Or else if you have headers like this
Hotmail headers : xxx xxx
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is [] (Spam mail). Jump to step 9.
10. * If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have
11. Track the IP address of the sender

IP Address Detection Script

I wrote a Perl script to automate this task for you. All you have to do is select your email service and copy your email headers in the box below.

You may do one of the following:

* You can copy all the headers from your email and paste them here.
In this case, the unnecessary headers (like Subject:) will be removed automatically.
* You can remove all headers except those beginning with
o X-Originating-IP:
o Received:

HOW TO Speed up a Sluggish Computer?

Are you frustrated by your sluggish computer? With regular use, even the newest PC will slow down significantly. Here are some suggestions to free up PC resources and get that computer back in shape!


Step 1 - Free up PC resources by deleting old programs: get some of that unused space back. In Windows XP go to start -> control panel -> add/remove programs. Highlight any program that you do not use and click REMOVE.

Step 2 - Free up PC resources by getting rid of adware and spyware: these two parasites threaten your privacy, expose you to unwanted advertisements and most importantly, slow down your computer. Free programs such as Spybot S&D and AdAware make it easy to remove adware and spyware. Simply install these programs, update them, run a scan and remove the intruders!

Step 3 - Free up PC resources by cleaning your start up files. These are files that run automatically as soon as you boot up your computer. Many of them are unneeded and are only taking up space! Besides removing spyware, Spybot S&D can also help you clean your start up files. With Spybot S&D running click the "tools" button on the left. Then click "system startup" on the left. Uncheck any entries that are highlighted in red, as they may be malicious files. Uncheck any entries of any color that are unwanted. Your computer will speed up as soon as you restart your computer!

Step 4 - Free up PC resources by cleaning your registry. Easy Cleaner is a program that can help you accomplish this. Make a backup of your registry before deleting registry entries.

Step 5 - Clean your junk and temporary files will also free up PC resources. You might be surprised at how many junk and temporary files your computer is storing! Programs such as CCleaner can help you delete these files quickly and easily.

Step 6 - Defrag your hard drive. Over time, files become misplaced and this can slow down your computer. Defragging puts files where they belong! In Windows XP, go to windows explorer and right click your hard drive. Scroll down and select properties. Click the tab named tools, and then click defragment now. Finally, select your hard drive and click defragment. Let your computer do the rest!

Step 7 - Reboot your computer, your PC resources are now freed up and you should notice a significant boost in speed.

Tips & Warnings
- All programs mentioned in this article can be downloaded for free at
- Be careful when deleting files from your computer.
- Be sure to make a backup of your registry before editing it.
- These steps should be repeated from time to time to ensure that your computer continues running well.

Nasib Si Tukang Bakar

POLITIK BERSIH ( anak2 kecil pun faham )

Sebuah keluarga dari golongan pertengahan, di mana suami dan isteri bekerja. Mereka mempunyai dua orang anak. Seorang lelaki berusia 9 tahun dan seorang perempuan berusia setahun. Segala urusan rumah dikendalikan oleh seorang pembantu rumah Indonesia .

Pada suatu malam, ketika sedang makan malam sekeluarga, si anak sulung yang berusia 9 tahun itu bertanya pada si ayah, "Ayah, apa itu politik?"
Tersedak si ayah mendengar persoalan anaknya itu.
Jawab ayah, "Politik itu macam keluarga kita. Ayah dapatkan wang untuk keluarga kita, ayah adalah kapitalis, Mama gunakan wang itu untuk menguruskan keluarga kita, jadi mama adalah kerajaan. Kakak pembantu rumah kita adalah golongan pekerja. Kamu adalah rakyat dan adik kamu adalah generasi masa depan. Faham?"

Kelipok-kelipok mata si anak kejam celik. Memang tidak faham. Lantas si ibu mencelah, "Tak apa, malam ini waktu hendak tidur, kamu fikirkan apa yang ayah cakap dan cuba faham okay."

Jadi semalaman si anak berusia 9 tahun itu tidak dapat lelapkan matanya berfikir tentang politik. Sehingga akhir sekali dia menjadi jemu dan hampir terlelap. Pada waktu itulah, si adik buat perangai. Meraung tengah-tengah malam pulak. Si anak itu pergi ke bilik ibu dan ayahnya hendak memberitahu bahawa adiknya yang bernama Abdullah itu sedang meraung kerana pampersnya sudah penuh najis.

Sampai di bilik dia lihat si ibu sedang lena tidur. Walau berkali-kali dipanggil, si ibu tetap tidur. Di lihat si ayah pula tiada di sebelah ibu. Jemu mengejutkan ibu yang tak bangun-bangun, dia mengambil keputusan ke bilik pembantu rumah. Bila dibuka bilik pembantu rumah, dia lihat si ayah sedang 'bermain' dengan si pembantu Indonesia itu.

Akhir sekali si anak terpaksa menyalin pampers adiknya sendiri.

Sewaktu bersarapan esok pagi, si ayah bertanya, "Dah faham apa itu politik?"

Si anak yang sedang selera makan selamba menjawab, "Dah!". Si ayah dan ibu terkejut dengan jawapan selamba itu. Lantas si ibu mencelah, "jadi apa dia politik tu?".

Si anak tanpa mengangkat muka melihat ayah dan ibunya, dengan tenang menjawab. "sewaktu kerajaan sedang asyik tidur, golongan kapitalis menodai golongan pekerja. Akibatnya rakyat diabaikan dan masa depan bergelumang najis!

Itulah politik".

Doa Seorang Kekasih..

Oh Tuhan, seandainya telah Kau catatkan
Dia milikku, tercipta untuk diriku
Satukanlah hatinya dengan hatiku
Titipkanlah kebahagiaan

Ya Allah, ku mohon
Apa yang telah Kau takdirkan
Ku harap dia adalah yang terbaik buatku
Kerana Engkau tahu segala isi hatiku
Pelihara daku dari kemurkaanMu

Ya Tuhanku, yang Maha Pemurah
Beri kekuatan jua harapan
Membina diri yang lesu tak bermaya
Semaikan setulus kasih di jiwa

Ku pasrah kepadaMu
Kurniakanlah aku
Pasangan yang beriman
Bisa menemani aku
Supaya ku dan dia
Dapat melayar bahtera
Ke muara cinta yang Engkau redhai

Ya Tuhanku, yang Maha Pengasih
Engkau sahaja pemeliharaku
Dengarkan rintihan hambaMu ini
Jangan Engkau biarkan ku sendiri

Agarku bisa bahagia
Walau tanpa bersamanya
Gantikanlah yang hilang
Tumbuhkan yang telah patah
Ku inginkan bahagia
Di dunia dan akhirat
PadaMu Tuhan ku mohon segala

6 perkara Allah sembunyikan, masyaallah

Marilah sama2 kita fikirkan dan berusaha lakukan... Sesungguhnya Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan enam perkara iaitu :

* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan redha-Nya dalam taat.
* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan murka-Nya di dalam maksiat.
* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan nama-Nya yang Maha Agung di dalam Al-Quran.
* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan Lailatul Qadar di dalam bulan Ramadhan.
* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan solat yang paling utama di dalam solat(yang lima waktu).
* Allah S.W.T telah menyembunyikan (tarikh terjadinya) hari kiamat di dalam semua hari.

Semoga kita mendapat berkat daripada ilmu ini. Wallahualam

Kalau rajin... Tolong sebarkan cerita ini kepada saudara Muslim Muslimat yang lain agar menjadi renungan dan pelajaran kepada kita semua. Ilmu yang bermanfaat ialah salah satu amal yang berkekalan bagi orang yang mengajarnya meskipun dia sudah meninggal dunia...


Al-kisah ada seorang businessman yang kaya raya bernama Hj.Teepo. Apa saja nama bisnes atas muka bumi ini, dia ada. Sayang, kekayaan Hj.Teepo adalah sebahagian besar hasil penipuan dan putar alamnya dalam bisnes. Sahamnya berpuluh juta, hasil penipuan. Tanah ribu hektar,pun hasil tipu. Wang beratus juta juga, tipu punya hasil. Puas isterinya memberikan kaunseling agar Hj.Teepo berhenti menipu, namun tak dihiraukannya.

Kerana makan terlalu banyak dan mewah, dinner tiap-tiap malam (orang belanja of course), exercise tarak, satu hari Hj.Teepo disahkan oleh doktor mengidapi penyakit barah dan disahkan akan padam dalam masa sebulan. Maka teramatlah hiba hati Hj.Teepo nak meninggalkan dunia ini, tambah pula mengenangkan segala aktivitinya selama ini.

Maka dipanggillah anak isterinya untuk berwasiat. Kain yang dah buruk, koyak pun tak apa, buat kain kapan aku. Aku dah banyak merasa kemewahan di dunia ini. Biarlah kain buruk yang ku bawa ke akhirat," jelas Hj.Teepo dengan genangan air mata. "Kenapa begitu bang?" tanya isterinya."Saja aku nak merasa pakai kain buruk pula," jawabnya lagi. Isterinya terdiam,tapi hatinya berbisik, "Syukurlah, walau dah agak terlambat, ada juga kesedaran dan keinsafan dihati suamiku."

Maka tempoh sebulan cuma tinggal 24 jam lagi. Dengan wajah sugul, Hj.Teepo berbaring di kamarnya. Kain putih yang dah lusuh dan terkoyak sana sini telah siap disediakan. Untuk terakhir kali, si isteri menghampiri Hj.Teepo.
"Bang", bisiknya perlahan. "Buat kali terakhir sebelum abang meninggalkan kami, berilah tahu kenapa abang nak dikapankan dengan kain yang dah buruk. Sedih saya melihat keadaan kain itu bang. Apakah abang telah insaf dan bertaubat dengan perbuatan abang selama ini?"

Hj.Teepo merenung isterinya lama-lama dan bersuara, "Baiklah, mari rapat kepadaku" isteri Hj.Teepo terus menghampiri suaminya. Dengan nada yang sedih Hj.Teepo bersuara, "Yang, you pun tahu, terlalu banyak dosa yang I lakukan selama ini. Berapa ramai orang yang dah I kelentong. Jadi cukuplah kemewahan yang I rasakan. Biarlah I dikebumikan dengan kain buruk saja." Isterinya masih ragu-ragu.

"Apakah abang fikir dosa-dosa abang boleh diampunkan dengan berkain kapan yang buruk begitu?" tanyanya lagi.

"Bukan begitu Yang. Kalaulah abang pakai kain kapan yang buruk, nanti Malaikat Mungkar dan Nakir fikir abang dah lama mati. Mereka juga akan fikir abang dah kena soal. Taklah nanti mereka soal abang lagi. Jadi selamatlah abang...."

"Astaghfirullah hal aziiiiiiiiiim" isteri Hj.Teepo terus terlentang kerana terkejut berok dengan penjelasansuaminya.

P/S: Mati pun nak kelentong. Nak kelentong Malaikat pulak tu..... Ambik le iktibar

Kecantikan dan Airmata Seorang Wanita

"Kau tahu: Kecantikan seorang wanita bukanlah dari pakaian yang dikenakannya, susuk yang ia tampilkan, atau bagaimana ia menyisir rambutnya. "Kecantik├é­n seorang wanita harus dilihat dari matanya, kerana itulah pintu hatinya"

Allah s.w.r...berfirman: "Ketika Aku menciptakan seorang wanita, ia diharuskan untuk menjadi seorang yang istimewa. Aku membuat bahunya cukup kuat untuk menopang dunia; namun, harus cukup lembut untuk memberikan kenyamanan " "Aku memberikannya kekuatan dari dalam untuk mampu melahirkan anak dan menerima penolakan yang seringkali datang dari anak-anaknya " "Aku memberinya kekerasan untuk membuatnya tetap tegar ketika orang-orang lain menyerah, dan mengasuh keluarganya dengan penderitaan dan kelelahan tanpa mengeluh " "Aku memberinya kepekaan untuk mencintai anak-anaknya dalam setiap keadaan, bahkan ketika anaknya bersikap sangat menyakiti hatinya " "Aku memberinya kekuatan untuk mendukung suaminya dalam kegagalannya dan melengkapi dengan tulang rusuk suaminya untuk melindungi hatinya " "Aku memberinya kebijaksanaan untuk mengetahui bahwa seorang suami yang baik takkan pernah menyakiti isterinya, tetapi kadang menguji kekuatannya dan ketetapan hatinya untuk berada disisi suaminya tanpa ragu" "Dan akhirnya, Aku memberinya air mata untuk dititiskan. Ini adalah khusus miliknya untuk digunakan bilapun ia perlukan."



Aku atau mereka-mereka itu yg tiada perasaan?

Inikah yang mereka katakan keluarga?
Inikah yang meraka tafsirkan sebagai persahabatan ?
Tunjukkan aku dimana keluarga yg mereka gambarkan padaku?

Tunjukkan aku dimana letaknya nilai sahabat bagi mereka?

Mereka takkan mengerti aku
Mereka takkan tahu semua tentangku
Mereka takkan tahu rasaku
Mereka takkan tahu kehidupanku
Mereka takkan tahu kebencianku

Mereka takkan tahu rinduku
Mereka takkan tahu kekecewaanku

Mereka takkan tahu cintaku
Dan mereka takkan pernah tahu kerana mereka hanya pandai menilai siapa aku walaupun mereka tidak pernah mahu mengenali siapakah aku yang sebenarnya..

Kenapa mereka datang membawa gembira kalau akhirnya mereka pergi dan meninggalkan duka sebagai penemanku?

Kenapa aku rela membukakan pintu hatiku untuk menyayangi mereka?
Kenapa aku sudi menerima kepedihan ini hanya untuk melihat mereka tertawa?

Hakikatnya.. mereka-mereka itu.....

Takkan mengerti aku.
Takkan mengerti perasaanku.
Takkan mengerti jiwaku.
Takkan pernah mengerti aku yang sesungguhnya.

**Maafkan aku..kerana aku tidak pernah mampu untuk menjadi seseorang yg sempurna seperti yang kalian harapkan...Maafkan aku


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