Server Downtime Because of Exabytes US Data Center Migration

Maintenance Window: Friday, February 9, 2007
Time: 9:00pm – 5:00am MST

MST is GMT -7 Mountain Standard Time, from where I am (GMT+8), Start
time is 12pm Saturday, expected time finish is Saturday 5.00am MST ->
8pm Saturday my local time.

Arr… First major downtime since I subscript to Exabytes web hosting
EBiz plan. Hope that after the data center migration, thing will back to
normal, maybe faster, less ping time?


.info, .net or .org?

I am thinking of starting a new website on a list of top items. e.g. top
10 most expensive house, top 50 most popular bloggers…

Unfortunately the .com domain name has been taken last Dec 2006 (ough!)
and i am stuck on whether to take the .info, .net or .org tld.

Any ideas? Most probably will go for .org or .net, since I seldom see
any .info websites around. Hmm.. decision, decision…


Use Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to Check Your System

Yahoo, Windows Vista has come out! Before you rush to buy and install
Windows Vista, you might want to do one thing: Run Windows Vista Upgrade
Advisor to Check Your System.

After download, Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor will scan your computer
and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and
program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them.

Upgrade Advisor can also help you to choose the edition of Windows
Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.

Mind you, there are many versions of Windows Vista:

  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise

As some Windows Vista’s features are only available in certain
editions, they may require advanced or additional hardware. So you
better download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor before making decision to
upgrade to Windows Vista.

Download Link:


Earn Money from Yahoo Answer

Found an article about making money by using Yahoo Answer:

“People are asking questions because they want your Advice.

So what if someone is asking “What’s the best mortgage for me?” then
you’re pointing them to a Mortgage Company via your referral link? 😉

Yesterday I experimented with what works on Yahoo Answers.

1. Mortgages
2. Personal Loans
3. Credit Cards
4. How To Ebooks
5. Ringtones

Note to self:
worth a try


Cracking Sound on My Fridge

Recently my National single door fridge is making such a loud cracking
sound. The sound will come out randomly, maybe every few hours.

Tried find on the Net on the possible causes and solution.

Note to self:
Three of the most common fridge noise makers are the evaporator fan
motor, condenser fan motor and the defrost timer. The evaporator fan
motor is in the freezer section. Often when the freezer door is opened,
the noise will get louder. The condenser fan motor is at the back bottom
of the fridge. The defrost timer can be found in several different
spots, at the back of the fridge, inside the fridge or under at the
front are some common areas to find the defrost timer. Do not attempt to
oil any of these parts, replacing them is the best option.

When the refrigerator cools to the correct temperature, when cooling
coils expand or contract, or when relays activate to control
refrigerator components, you can hear these sounds. It is not defect.
So, feel free to use it.

Last night my refrigerator was making a loud noise (kind of a
squeaking). This morning it was quiet again, but when I returned from
work I realized that the temperature in the refrigerator was rising and
my food in the freezer was soft. It is continuously blowing and clicking
noise is made periodically. What can it be? Is it time for a new fridge?
Thanks for your help.

No, not time for a new one yet, sounds like the condenser fan or the fan
in the freezer is worn out. Either one can be replaced at a reasonable
cost, by yourself or a technician. Where I live in Canada, the entire
job costs less than $100 total.

Note: The way this fan first caused a noise, then stopped and caused a
meltdown, is very typical. how? send to repair or buy a new one? Maybe a two doors version?
I will be able to store more ice-cream in two door fridge and it will
not get soft too soon..


How UnMalaysian You Are- My Result – Just for laugh!

This is what i got for the test of “How Unmalaysian” from

Congratulations Mr N, you are 65% not Malaysian.

That means you’re as Malaysian as…

Guy Sebastian !

Un-Malaysian Are You?

You must try the test, the questions are so funny lol


Most Recent Posts From Same Category WordPress Plugin

Just installed a plugin by

What it does is display most recent posts from the same category under a
post. This might help your website visitors to find related posts easily.

Easy installation, like all others wordpress plugins. Download plug,
upload to plugin directory and activate it. Take few minutes and your
site will be more user friend. Highly recommended!


How to create Nokia 3GP and AVI files from Youtube Video

Here are the steps:

First you need to download Youtube video to local file. I use
VideoDownloader Firefox Extension

After install this plugin, every time I want to grab, I just
left-click the VideoDownloader icon and a pop up window will show me the URL where I can download the video directly. Save the video as .FLV file

So we got the FLV file. We need to convert it to 3GP/AVI file.

I use IMTOO 3GP Video Converter ( Basically it can convert FLV file to 3GP, AAC, AVI, DIVX, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, RA, WAVE, WMA, WMV, XVID.

Sometimes we need to edit the video. Still looking for a way to do that.

Purpose: able to edit, copy, cut, trim the FLV or 3GP, remove
watermark or simply over emboss it with larger text/block of colors.

Note to self: testing Video Edit Magic

Some random stuff:


DiGi Malaysia Website Error

As of 7 Feb 2007, DiGI Malaysia website is not accessible.

This is the error message given..

“Proxy Error

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /.

Reason: Error reading from remote server”

502 error… hmm. i wonder whether it is Streamyx error or DiGi error, but all other sites are accessible…


Best Website Hosting Plan for Me So Far

Exabytes is the current web hosting company that I used to host my network of websites (current total is 7).It have been a wonderful experience for my (compared to my previous “cheap” hosting company) because of few advantages that Exabytes provides.

Something important in choosing a good webhosting company. Let me tell you, it is nothing more frustrated than find out your sites are down for whole day (which means NO INCOMES!) and your hosting company didn’t inform you of the downtime.

That was what happened to me on my first webhosting company.

Since I switched to Exabytes on June 2006, not once, did my sites facing any major downtimes. Few scheduled server maintainance downtime (few minutes) and I have never lose any income due to unscheduled downtimes.

The packages that I am using currently is Exabytes EBiz3. It is one of the most suitable plan for me:

  • 15 GB harddisk
  • 15 add-on domains (all together 16 included a free domain throw in, sweet 😉
  • Unlimited sub domain
  • Unlimited mail-box
  • cPanel – install WordPress, 4Images, Drupal, some 50+ major PHP/MySQL opensource systems)
  • PHP 5, mySQL 4
  • GD Graphic Library
  • Windows Media/ Real Media http streaming.
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