Monthly Archive: January 2010

Fiesta Suria & Suria Elektra

Suria is celebrating its 10th anniversary today! Catch Fiesta Suria from 10am to 9pm at East Coast Park, Meyer Coast, Area B2 (Near Big Splash). Admission is free.

Sarah Aqilah, Kunjung, Sleeq, EVE, Rancour, Maiya Rahman, Wawan, Revalina, B8, Hyrul Anuar, Chirul, Catty, Syed Azmir, Khairil Yusoff, Zaibaktian, Nana Idol, Bloco Singapura, Shabir, Izwan Pilus, Kat Mentor, Nurul, Intan Nurain and many more will be performing. The show will be hosted by Suzairhe Sumari and Fauzie Laily.

Special movie premiere of “Papadom” will be shown at 7.30 pm.

Suria will be showing an electrifying event ‘LIVE’ from MediaCorp TV Theatre on 5 February 2010 from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. The show will feature more than 80 artistes and brightest talents such as Ramli Sarip, Taufik Batisah, Hardy Mirza, Sarah Aqilah, Hyrul Anuar and Eka Mairina.

The concert will be hosted by Najip Ali & Nurul Aini. Special guests Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza and Anang will be performing.

Siti Nurhaliza tarik diri bertanding di Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian

Adakah ini gimik Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza untuk memancing undi dan terus menggenggam trofi Anugerah Bintang Paling Popular yang dimenanginya selama enam tahun berturut-turut? Adakah beliau takut tewas kepada Aizat dan Faizal Tahir yang sekarang ini sedang meningkat kepopularitiannya?

Apa pun alasan beliau (mungkin almari beliau sudah penuh dengan trofi-trofi yang sama sahaja), beliau tidak berhak menarik diri selagi beliau masih aktif menyanyi. Lagipun bukan beliau disuruh menyanyi untuk memenangi anugerah ABPBH. Keputusan pemenang terletak di tangan peminat yang mengundi.

Seperti kata pengarang Kumpulan Berita Harian, Datuk Mior Kamarul Shahid, ABPBH adalah anugerah yang mempertaruhkan hak peminat dan Siti sebenarnya tidak boleh mempertikaikan hak itu secara dasarnya. Daripada sudut pihak penganjur, Siti juga tiada hak untuk menarik diri kerana semuanya bergantung kepada pilihan pembaca dan peminat.

Hai Siti, kalau betul anda mahu “berehat”, nampaknya anda tidak boleh lagi mengeluarkan atau mempunyai sebarang produk sepanjang tahun-tahun “berehat” anda. Rezeki jangan ditolak, musuh jangan dicari. Siapa yang rugi sekarang?

Antara wajah baru yang dipilih oleh pembaca Berita Harian untuk dicalonkan ke peringkat akhir dalam 16 kategori ABPBH2009 ialah kumpulan Bunkface, Yuna, Hujan, Akim, Hafiz, 6xith Sense, Scha Al Yahya, Remy Ishak, Fizz Fairuz, Tiz Zaqyah, Didie Alias, Zizan Raja Lawak, Nik Sayyidah, Gambit, Aril, Putri Mardiana, Black dan Dira Abu Zahar.

Hacking Acer System Recovery password

The Windows Vista harddisk partition on my niece Acer Travelmate 6291 went corrupt. Since the dvd drive is having problem with the backup recovery disks, I decided to load the Acer System Recovery partition by holding the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously at the white ACER BIOS screen.

To my surprise, the computer prompt me to enter a password string when I clicked on the “Restore to Factory Default Settings” option after the eRecovery has loaded.

Did some googling on the net and found that the password was stored in the “aimdrs.dat” file located at PQSERVICE hidden partition.

Using Ubuntu 9.10 Linux Live CD, I unhidden the PQSERVICE partition by changing the partition type to “HPFS/NTFS (0x07)” from the Paimpset Disk Utility. The original value was “Unknown (0x27)”.

Found the “aimsdrs.dat” file from the root folder of the PQSERVICE partition. Using the Ubuntu ptedit to open the “aimsdrs.dat” file, I recovered the password.

I hidden back the PQSERVICE partition using the Paimpset Disk Utility to “Empty (0x00)”

Using Ubuntu GParted, I recreated the “C:” partition. Then I did a reboot and entered the eRecovery menu.

Clicked on the “Restore to Factory Default Settings” option and entered the recovered password, the eRecovery process restored a fully functional factory image in approximately 10 minutes.

Reboot the computer after the eRecovery and voila, I have a new Windows Vista.

More reading here:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-2040-acer-pc-restore-to-factory-settings

Turning off Nexus One camera sound

One way is to mute the volume on the phone. The other way is permanently delete the file at /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.

The problem I have is the file is read only file and ASTRO File Manager could not delete it. I think the only way to delete it is to use Android Debug Bridge and sent these commands:

1) adb remount
2) adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg.

My problem now, I do not know how to use that ADB!

Nexus One Singapore

Ordered my Nexus One on January 9 2010 through the Google’s online shop. The phone and shipping cost me US$529.00 + US$28.32 = US$557.32 * 1.42250412689298787052321825881 = SG$792.79. I still need to pay the government 7% gst (SG$51.80) and DHL Express handling fee of SG$10. So the total cost I paid for the phone is SG$854.59. You may need to pay another US$19.99 if you did not remove the AC adapter.

My order was shipped by DHL international on January 12 from Northeast Indianapolis, IN. Reached Cincinnati Hub, OH on the 13th. Reached Hong Kong on the 14th and finally reached Singapore on the 15th.

DHL Express Singapore delivered the package to my home at 1pm where I was not aware that they are coming to deliver the package until i checked the tracking detail at 5pm. It stated that the package was delivered.

My old handicap mother was in the house. By the time my mother opened the door, they had already left leaving a note behind.

I should had called them and scheduled the date and time when it reached Singapore. When i found that the package was not delivered, I made a call to DHL Express and requested them to deliver it the next day between 3pm to 5pm.

On the 16th, I waited untill 4.55pm, the package was still not delivered. I made another call to them and found out that the package was still at their warehouse and not scheduled for delivery. I was quite angry and requested them to sent it ASAP. Luckily a guy was free to sent the package at 6pm. The next schedule time is at 7pm to 10pm. The next schedule day is on Monday.

Patty Hou engaged to banker Ken Huang.

Patty Hou, 32, a former news anchor in Taiwan who is best known for her beauty and her relationship with Taiwanese R&B singer Jay Chou, revealed that to appease their parents, Ken Huang, 34, and her held a ring-exchanging ceremony last Friday. No guests were invited.

Some claimed that Huang had courted Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin previously.

Hadiah ulang tahun Siti Nurhaliza sebuah tas tangan Louis Vuitton berharga lebih RM40,000!

Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa atau Datuk K menghadiahkan tas tangan jenama Louis Vuitton (LV) berharga lebih RM40,000 untuk hari jadi ke-31 penyanyi tersohor, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin.

Al-kisahnya, selepas ini ramai isteri-isteri yang mahukan hadiah yang serupa. Alangkah baiknya kalau wang sebanyak itu didermakan kepada orang-orang yang memerlukan.

Selamat hari TUA Siti Nurhaliza!

Spider-Man 4 rebooted!

Sony announced that Spider-Man 4 had been canceled and the franchise will be rebooted featuring a new director and new cast. Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi have both left Spider-Man 4 due to problems with the script.

The reboot plot puts Peter Parker back in high school and scheduled to be released in Summer 2012.