Thursday, October 23, 2008

Offline(hopefully) enjoying *real life*

Your hot blog author will be offline, soul searching for real life out there. He will be back once he got something to blog. But somehow since he got dial up access in kampung, he might hardly to offline unless his mum pinches him.

I just wonder whether this blog has its own reader. Looking at the traffic it tells somebody's here.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Open Problem : Why should I go to US for Phd?

I already bought TOEFL/GRE books and that cost me around RM180(approx USD60). Now that I discussed and influeced by several ideologies I become hesitate again with the effort.

Where should I go for my Phd study?

I was initially plan to AUS but then after several search, I don't really think I'm interested to work with the topic.. though under the security theme. Next, I was phone interviewed by an interviewer from UK but seems the sponsoring institution no longer favor on sponsoring students to UK. Also, thinking of doing only research will lead to the real depth of micro problem, I'm thinking to get exposed to broader issue/circulation of the intended problem.

What that suppose to mean?

It means I have a thought to master several areas related to my research interest. Say, my research interest will be around malware analysis. I would like to learn on Machine Learning, which under the AI theme, also, Systems Programming since dealing with OS stuffs.

But looking in the US graduate coursework curriculum somehow that will not necessarily happened since they ask for "Breadth" requirement, which usually falls under Theory of Computation which I never learned, and also, some other requirement.

I did ask one of the Prof then, will they accept with this deficiency, he said;

I can evaluate/decide/advise on your admission once I got your GRE score.

Seems that GRE is that important it can be a complement of your coursework deficiency? Some school such as Purdue's CS school don't even bother GRE but the requirement explicitly put average student admitted got 3.7 CGPA. That will answer everything.

Nevertheless, I think I should proceed with GRE, though it cost me USD170 . TOEFL, however still can be used for any institution admission requirement. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Read only if you have time for ALLAH
إقرأه فقط إن كنت تمتلك وقت لـ الله

Let me tell you, make sure you read all the way to the bottom. I almost deleted this email but I was blessed when I got to the end
دعني أخبرك، تأكد أنك ستقراه الى النهاية. لقد كدت احذفه ولكني بوركت عندما وصلت إلى نهايته

ALLAH,'This is the message title'!!
when I received this e-mail, I thought...
' الله ' هو عنوان الرسالة !! عندما وصلتني هذه الرسالة, فكرت....

I don't have time for this... And, this is really inappropriate during work.
أنه ليس لدي الوقت لمثل هذه الأشياء وأنه ليس من المناسب أن اقرأ مثل هذه الأشياء خلال العمل

Then, I realized that this kind of thinking is.... Exactly, what has caused lot of the problems in our world today.
بعد ذلك انتبهت, أن هذا النوع من التفكير هو تماماً السبب في جعل عالمنا مليء بالمشاكل حالياً

We try to keep ALLAH in MASJIDS on FRIDAY...
لقد حاولنا جعل الله والدين في المساجد أيام الجمعة

Maybe, FRIDAY night...
أو ليلة الجمعة

And, the unlikely event of a MAGHRIB SALLAH.
وصلاة المغرب أحيانا

We do like to have ALLAH around us during sickness...
نحن بالفعل نحب أن نذكر الله في فترة المرض

And, of course, at funerals.وطبعا ً في الجنائز

However, we don't have time, or room, for ALLAH during work or play...
ولكن ليس لدينا الوقت أو المساحة لكي نذكر الله خلال العمل أو اللعب

Because.. That's the part of our lives we think.... We can, and should, handle on our own.
لأن هذا الوقت من حياتنا الذي نعتقد فيه أنه يمكننا و يجب علينا الاعتماد على انفسنا في تلك الامور

May ALLAH forgive me for ever thinking...
يا الله سامحني على هذا النوع من التفكير

That... there is a time or place where..
ALLAH is not to be FIRST in my life.
التفكير الذي يجعلني في وقت أو مكان ما يكون هو ' الله ' الأول والأهم في حياتي

We should always have time to remember all what ALLAH has done for us.
يجب علينا جميعا أن يكون عندنا وقت نتذكر فيه كل الأشياء التي عملها الله من أجلنا

Pass this on ONLY IF YOU MEAN IT!!
إنشرها فقط إن كنت مقتنع بها

Yes, I do Love ALLAH.
نعم, انا أحب الله

ALLAH is my source of existence and Savior.
فهو مصدر وجودي ومنقذي

ALLAH keeps me functioning each and every day. Without ALLAH, I will be nothing.
وهو الذي يبقيني حي و فعّال كل يوم. بدونه أكون لا شئ
This is the simplest test.هذا أسهل اختبار ممكن

If You Love ALLAH... And, not ashamed of all the marvelous things that ALLAH
Has done for you...

اذا كنت تحب الله ولست خجولاً من كل العجائب والمعجزات اللي عملها لك ومن أجلك

Send it on... إنشرها
Now do you have the time to pass it on?
والان هل لديك الوقت لنشرها؟؟

Make sure that you scroll through to the End

.تأكد بأنك سوف تصل لنهاية الرساله



Easy vs. Hard
السهــــل × الصعـــــــــب

Why is it so hard to tell the truth but Yet so easy to tell a lie?

لماذا يكون من الصعب جداً أن تقول الحقيقة و مع ذلك فإنه من السهل جداً أن تكذب؟؟!!

Why are we so sleepy in THE MASJID but Right when the sermon is over we suddenly wake up?

لماذا نشعر بالنعاس في المساجد أو وقت الصلاة و بمجرد انتهاء الخطبة فإننا نستفيق؟؟!!

Why is it so easy to delete a HOLY e-mail, but yet we forward all the other ones?

لماذا يكون من السهل علينا أن نحذف ايميل ديني و مع ذلك فإننا نرسل جميع الايميلات الأخرى؟؟

Of all the free gifts we may receive,
Prayer is the very best one....

من ضمن جميع الهدايا المجانية التي تصلنا،فإن دعوة صادقة هي افضلهم

There are no costs, but wonderful rewards....

لن تكون هناك أي عقوبات لعدم النشر ولكن جائزة رائعة
بإذن الله لنشهرها

Notes: Isn't it funny how simple it is for people to NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

ملحوظة: أليس من المضحك أنه من السهل على الاشخاص أن لا يؤمنوا بالله و مع ذلك فإنهم مندهشين لماذا العالم منقاد إلى الجحيم؟؟!! ( دلالة على فساد العالم)

Isn't it funny how someone can say 'I believe in ALLAH ' but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also 'believes' in ALLAH ).

أليس من المضحك أن شخص يقول انا أؤمن بالله ولكنه مازال يتبع
إبليس !!؟؟ ( للمعلومية فإن إبليس يؤمن بالله)

Isn't it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding ISLAM , people think twice about sharing?

أليس من المضحك أن بإستطاعتك ارسال آلاف النكت عبر الايميل و انها تنتشر مثل النار في الهشيم لكن اذا بدأت بإرسال رسائل تتعلق بالاسلام فإن الاشخاص يفكرون مرتين قبل اعادة ارسالها؟؟!!

Isn't it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.

أليس من المضحك أنه عندما تريد ارسال هذه الرسالة فلن ترسلها إلى جميع الاشخاص الموجودون في القائمة التي لديك لأنك لست متأكد بماذا سوف يفكرون أو يعتقدون بإرسالك مثل هذه الرسائل...

Isn't it funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what ALLAH thinks of me.

أليس من المضحك أن أكون اكثر هماً في رأي الناس و تفكيرهم بي اكثر من رأي الله بي؟؟

I MADE DUA, for everyone who sends this to their entire address book, they will be blessed by ALLAH in a way special for them.


لقد دعوت ربي لكل شخص يرسل هذا الإيميل لكل الاشخاص الموجودون في القائمة،بأن يبارك الله لهم بطريقة خاصة بالنسبة اليهم
بإذن الله

And send it back to the person who sent it, to let them know that indeed it was sent out to many more

وأرسلها لنفس الشخص الذي أرسلها لك لكي يعرف\تعرف أن الرسالة قد إنتشرت

Monday, October 20, 2008

Machine Learning for Network Security

Another informative link from Down Song, a prof @ Berkeley

http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~dawnsong/networking.html

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Self Regenerative Systems


To get to know, get in touch with these people

http://helix.cs.virginia.edu/people

Friday, October 17, 2008

Machine Learning for Computer Security

I stumbled to several website.. since I'm searching work on malware detection rate improvement. Found a few

http://mls-nips07.first.fraunhofer.de/

Also works by Terran Lane (I emailed him once)

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~terran/publications

Seems that many faculty that I stumbled into were alumnus of Purdue (specifically in Computer Security domain).

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Busy as a bee

Today- I should submit my research proposal - perhaps at least general idea what you intend to accomplish for

Also, have to accomplish few stuffs before my big day ... including planning sightseeing somewhere locally. Not money ma ...

Every morning I start to pick up things, move them to my new house... slowly moving from the currently rented flat house which I lived for more than a year.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Raya like no others.

Boom! The self made cannon made by the kampung folks booming during the raya days, as usual I tried to figure out how many cannons out there which I can archive their picture.

Unfortunately, I only found one, which the same arch as last year.