Author: irrashai

Windows 7 is finally out

Windows 7 is finally out

October 22, 2009 marks the final release of Windows 7.

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Although I am a Mac/Linux enthusiast, I openly admit that I am excited over Windows7. It’s the aesthetics, the feel – a new eye candy, and it looks perfect for my PC. Btw, personally I’m different flavors in one – a Mac, a Linux, and a PC (in that order).

I’ve been using Windows 7 since early September (or late August?) thanks to MSDN and I am quite impressed – with the looks at least if not for anything geeky. More on that later when I get the time.  Meantime, here are a few links that you can check out.

Links:
Microsoft Windows 7
77 Windows 7 Tips
Groovy Security in Windows 7

Evolution and Technology

Evolution and Technology

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‘Nuff said. Is this what’s happening to us? Not exactly, but it points a great deal to how we work and do things these days.

PS. This image isn’t mine. I’ll give proper credit when I find the artist who did this. Show yourself. Lol.

DNSSEC Root Signing by July 1st

DNSSEC Root Signing by July 1st

This is good news. DNSSEC-signed root is to be expected on July 1st, 2010.

When the presentation slide changed from page 24 to page 25, one of the important moments of the Internet history had now been announced to public and long-time waited, “The date for fully deployment of the
DNSSEC at Root Zone” was confirmed; July 1, 2010. The presentation also included a brief timeline of other important dates before the DNSSEC is fully deployed.

Source: http://blog.icann.org/2009/10/dnssec-signed-root-by-july-1-2010/

How-To: Remove "Ondoy" Spyware

How-To: Remove "Ondoy" Spyware

OK, there’s no such thing as Ondoy spyware (or virus for that matter). But while Ondoy was lashing the Philippines and killing hundreds in the process, some “malicious” folks were taking advantage of the google search term. According to some blog posts, when you type Ondoy (or its varieties), the first few top searches are actually links to virus.
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I never knew anyone actually fell victim to this trap, until this weekend. A cousin asked me to help her re-install her antivirus, which according to her is not showing up after their IT department “cleaned” her PC. Then she went on detailing how she got the virus in the first place. It was Ondoy’s fault, tsk tsk. Although I have very little interest in Windows-related posts (with the exception of Windows7) and all its virus issues, i decided otherwise to to post this how-to. Who knows, someone else may have fallen victim.. (and they may not even know it).

Moving on, this is what i did.

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Typhoon Ondoy in Manila

Typhoon Ondoy in Manila

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In lieu of the Typhoon Ondoy that battered Metro Manila, I am re-posting some information from blogs with posts about and concerning rescue operations, important numbers to call, current situation, and relief operation, donation and volunteering options. Throughout this whole endeavor, I’ve been a helpless blogger – except for a few tweets (@irrashai) and social media posts, I was consumed more about worrying about my own and my family’s safety. And my internet wasn’t as nice either. So to help out though quite a bit late, please see the INFORMATION below on how you can help. This is also an appeal to the international community and Filipinos abroad who can read this, kindly help out. This is Pinoy Bayanihan at its best, let’s all be part of it.

Central Infohub of Typhoon Ondoy-related efforts…

Visit the ff. websites for up-to-date information:
Typhoon Ondoy Website
The Daily Dose (Manuel L. Quezon III)
The Diary of a Super Girl Wannabe
Sour Politics

Ondoy Situation Map Response – http://bit.ly/swvEC

Rescue Operations/Numbers (from @mlq3):

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) (+632-9125668, +632-9111406, +632-9115061, +632-9122665) Help hotlines: (+65 734-2118, 734-2120) [email protected]
Philippine Coast Guard (+632-5276136)
Air Force (+63908-1126976, +632-8535023)
Metro Manila Development Authority (136)
Marikina City Rescue (+632-6462436, +632-6462423, +632920-9072902). To check for missing relatives call Marikina City Hall 646-1634 or 646-2360.
Pasig Rescue Emergency Number (+632-6310099); Pasig Mayor Eusebio gave his cel number for urgent messages of help and rescue : 09189275074
Quezon City Rescue (161)
San Juan City Hall Command Post (+632-4681697)
Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (+63245-9634376)
Senator Dick Gordon (+639178997898, +63938-444BOYS, +632-9342118, +632-4338528)
Senator Manny Villar (+639174226800. +639172414864, +639276751981)

LOCATION BREAKDOWN FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF TYPHOON ONDOY (from @iamsuperbianca)

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