WOT probes my web access history

  I loaded a private web address using Chromium with the extension WOT v2.6.0 (by www [dot] mywot [dot] com). Hours later, some unknown ec2-x.compute-x.amazonaws.com IP probed my private address. I repeated the same test with another unique private URL, and hours later, the same ec2 IP loaded that private URL again. Then I disabled […]

Linux and Open Source Applications Support Vendors in Singapore

Many companies try very hard to avoid using open source solutions in Singapore because the general impression is that support is poor. A quick googling suggests that these vendors do provide professional support in Singapore: Resolvo Systems Pte Ltd CommGate (S) Pte Ltd iZeno Pte Ltd Steria Cxrus Solutions Pte Ltd Do you know of […]

Some design considerations for tablet devices

I’ve got a chance to play with the old iPad and the newer Motorola Xoom. Here’s a list of some of my observations comparing the two in terms of hardware/form factor. It’s just a personal list and by no means comprehensive. iPad battery lasts longer when in sleep mode. Shorter battery life makes using the […]

The only ideology I really despise and dislike is the kind that is about exclusion of other ones

In an interview with Argentina’s La Pagina, Linux founder Linus Torvalds shares his view of Linux ideology. Q: What ideology has Linux? A: I don’t think there is an ideology, and I don’t think there *should* be an ideology. And the important part of that is the “an” – I think there can be *many* ideologies.  I […]

Why is Drupal “Contact Form” not sending any email?

PROBLEM : My “Contact Form” in Drupal (v6.14) was not delivering any email to my mailbox. No error was indicated in Drupal logs. SOLUTION : Turned out my web hosting company had to move my domain name record from /etc/localdomains to /etc/remotedomains. Here’s a php script to test the sending of email: <?php $to = […]