Wednesday, September 19, 2012

brew update problem - certificate issue

Typed "brew update" and got error with the certificate in git. Use this method, just copy paste (worked for me!). It is from here


wget --no-check-certificate https://www.digicert.com/testroot/DigiCertHighAssuranceEVRootCA.crt
cat /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle.crt DigiCertHighAssuranceEVRootCA.crt > new-ca-bundle.crt
sudo mv /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle.crt /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle.crt.old
sudo mv new-ca-bundle.crt /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle.crt

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Installing HomeBrew on OS X Leopard (10.5)

I have this 2009's Mac Mini .. and ever since been using MacPorts. Then a friend suggested HomeBrew.

Seems pretty could, although I am not sure what difference it could bring since MacPorts already served the purpose (not entirely true, somehow you could have compilation breaks too).

10.5 uses Xcode 3.1.2. So I need to use 3.1.4. This could be done if I download the entire image (size around 900MB) and burn it to a DVD.


I need to register myself for an account with the status of Apple Developer and tick some checkboxes. Go here. When you successfully verified your email and click with authorization log in, you could see a search box. Insert Xcode and find 3.1.4. 

And, I need to remove my MacPorts as well since it isn't suggested to have them co-exist.

Tips to remove your MacPorts are here and here


Monday, September 17, 2012

Google Developer DevFest at KL in 4th Oct 2012

The annual event brought by Google is coming again!
See the speaker profiles and register... only 400 seats are available.

AFAIK, it's free as before~

Click for the website here

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

iPhone 5 launching

-Apple's website down as of now, according to the news.
-According to an Apple fan website, the name of IPhone is exist in Apple's website search engine
-Just another few hours before the launching..

Will you buy an Iphone 5, the next IPhone?



Saturday, September 08, 2012

Sijil PhD DIY.. there goes our money

Aku boleh kata there's foul play dan cara hire yang tak mengikut SOP. Kalau nak hire orang, tengok la track record dia, check DBLP ke SCOPUS ke. Google scholar at least. If someone out of the blue applied for a job and then you never verified them, it's your incompetency to check it out. Read this story... memang menyedihkan, habis duit dibazirkan untuk si mangkuk ayun yang satu ni. Dah la cakap besar (aku penah jumpa orang macam ni.. rasa nak penumbuk je. Padahal macam tong kosong je..)

Baca ni, dari sini:


The 45-year-old local lectured for more than two years at the university before securing a contract as a consultant at a government department.
 
Commercial Crime Investigation Department sources said the man earned almost RM7,000 as a lecturer and RM15,000 as a consultant for more than three years.
 
He was exposed last month when a former colleague at the university, incensed over the conman's constant bragging that he was now a high-earner with connections in high places, did background checks on the suspect.
 It was then revealed that all the degrees and certificates which the conman had bragged about were fake and that the certificates were printed at his house in Nibong Tebal, Penang.
 
 The colleague immediately informed the university which lodged a police report.
 
 Sources said police raided the conman's house where they found out that his highest qualification was the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
 
 The man had conned the university and government department into believing he possessed a bachelor of science, master's in neuroscience and two doctorates in education and neuroscience, which were purportedly awarded  by universities in the United States and Canada.
 
 Investigations revealed the conman had been working with the university between January 2009 and July last year. He then joined the government department in November last year until last month when his scam came to light.
 "The suspect had been contacting his former colleagues at the university and boasting about his new salary and perks. That was his  undoing as that was when his former colleagues decided to run a background check on him," the source disclosed.
 
  The conman was arrested on Aug 17.  
 
He was released on police bail on Wednesday.
 
 The case is being investigated for forgery for the purpose of cheating and for passing off a forged document as genuine.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Gangnam

Oppa Gangnam style is kinda K-pop variant which suddenly become viral throughout the world. Mashable has done some analysis about the Gangnam district itself and related info . Click to enlarge.


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

TIME perkenalkan FTTH 100Mbps..

Maxis la UNIFI la.

nah TIME pulak:

source

   


Google Removed Scholar from Main Bar. Use this script

This script solved the problem of missing "Scholar" link from the main bar. I don't know what Google, which was founded by PhD scholars think of. Perhaps because only few people who actually doing research need this.

Gaji dan harga rumah di Malaysia


Ini adalah fakta. Perlukan kita menyalahkan inflasi?
Contohnya seperti saya yang duduk di Ampang, kami hanya mampu beli rumah di kondo, sedangkan harga yang sama di tempat lain, contohnya kajang dah boleh beli rumah teres, landed house.