Archive for August, 2009

The Financial Crisis which was started a year ago triggered by  the failure of the US Domestic Housing Loans has not seen an end yet, although Presdent Barack Obama Government has poured several Trillion US Dollars in rescue packages and stimulus packages up to this date. The cumulative total US Government Financial Deficit has reached almost US$ 10 Trillion.

Several private banks and financial institutions had declared bancruptcy and changed their ownership, mainly to the US Government as the majority shareholder. Several US Industry Sectors had similar experience, such as the Automotive Manfacturing Industry and others. General Motors and Ford Motor Company had asked financial rescue from the Government to maintain their production operation. Most of their production had greatly been reduced and follwed by the reduction of their employees.

Even giant Software Companies such as Microsoft Corporation which had never reduced its employees compulsorily during its long history had to do so by terminating some 5,000 employees recently to keep the company healthy during this financial crisis.

We as individuals can get a secure investment by purchasing gold coins and keep them in some safe places. They are much more secure than having savings in US Dollars or any other currencies that could change its real value in a short time during a financial crisis. Similarly, investments in public or private stocks are considered much less secure as compared to gold coins.

Now where could we find and buy gold coins? A good web address that provides you with a complete list of investment instruments is in this LINK.

Other type of gold investment instrumen that people commonly buy and keep is in the form of bullion , which we can also buy bullion from the same reference website.

PETALING JAYA – Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (“P1”), Malaysia’s first and leading WiMAX telco today announced that it has surpassed the 80,000 subscriber mark, after one year of rolling out its P1 W1MAX high-speed wireless broadband service.

The impressive subscriber milestone underlines P1’s commitment to challenge the Malaysian broadband scene through its innovative 4G (fourth generation) technology and compelling consumer and business high-speed wireless broadband packages. At the same time, the leading WiMAX player here and in the region is playing an active role in catering to the insatiable demand for high-speed broadband, in line with the Government’s goal of ensuring that Malaysia reaches 50% household broadband penetration rate by 2010.

P1’s CEO, Michael Lai said, “We are one year into our mission to provide broadband technology that reaches out to everyone in Malaysia. As one of the forerunners in the world for large scale 802.16e 2.3GHz commercial WiMAX deployment, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved today from ground zero.”

P1 acquired one of Malaysia’s four WiMAX licenses in March 2007. Following this, P1 began a series of strategic alliances with the aim to be the first to launch Malaysia’s and one of the world’s first WiMAX services. In May 2008, through its parent company, KLSE Main Board listed Green Packet Berhad, P1 secured a US$14.3mil (RM50mil) investment from Intel to make it the very first Intel-invested WiMAX telcos in the Asia Pacific.

Navin Shenoy, General Manager of Intel Asia Pacific, said: “Intel congratulates Packet One on a successful first year. The Internet is an essential, enriching and entertaining part of our lives, and the strong take-up of Packet One’s WiMAX service demonstrates Malaysia’s need for powerful, flexible, wireless broadband solutions. Intel is pleased to continue its work with Packet One to bring the benefits of WiMAX to more Malaysians.”

Barely 17 months into operations, P1 launched commercial services with the go-to-market brand of P1 W1MAX in August 2008. The competition was nowhere in sight.
Lai attributes P1’s progress to a few key success ingredients. He said, “We have over 500 strong workforce that believes in our WiMAX vision, and everyone from our engineers, marketers, and finance personnel to our help desks staff tackled the knowledge gap in relation to the new WiMAX technology and on the 2.3 GHz spectrum band. Now we’re probably one of the most skilled workforce the world has to offer for deployment and service provision of WiMAX.”

Talent aside, Lai advocates the importance of the WiMAX DNA (Device, Network, and Applications).
Whilst WiMAX devices on the 2.3GHz spectrum band were practically non-existent, P1 had an unfair advantage which leverages the technology and R&D strength of Green Packet, also a wireless connectivity products and solutions provider for the international market. The outcome of which is a host of stylish and user-friendly plug-and-play fixed and mobile devices, which not only accelerated P1’s launch preparedness but continues to help it gain traction in the marketplace. P1 has also maintained a respectable (Average Revenue per User) of above US$24.30 (RM85), which it plans to sustain by continually introducing new and innovative connectivity and communications services to its consumers.

Services in the pipeline include P1 VoWiMAX or Voice over WIMAX, which is expected to bring digital voice to a whole new level with the high bandwidth capability of WiMAX and QoS. Within the next few years, P1 expects to further support WiMAX-enabled laptops and several new Mobile Internet Devices (MID) such as mobile phones and PDAs.

Rapid is the key word says Lai, when it comes to network deployment to expand coverage to the entire nation. To meet P1’s ambitious network coverage goals, the Company employs a multi-vendor strategy with Alcatel Lucent deploying the first phase, and towards the tail end, launch ZTE’s concurrent second phase deployment. P1 had even built its own in-house deployment team to support its aggressive rollout target. P1 expects to deliver 35% population coverage by 2009, and 65% by 2012.

“We want to make broadband a right for all Malaysians and not a privilege”, said Lai when asked what the P1 W1MAX brand is all about. He added with zest, “We’re the challenger, unconventional, engaging, fun and out to make an impact. More importantly, we go out of our way to understand and respond to what our consumers want.”

P1 is definitely changing the Malaysian broadband industry landscape. This new player is promising new subscriber addition numbers on the back of limited network coverage.
“More and more Malaysians are becoming convinced that P1 is capable of providing a compelling alternative and we can’t wait for them to join the P1 W1MAX revolution, if they have not already,” concluded Lai. (Source: P1 WiMAX)

As a new family I used to work at home to regularly improve our new home so as to make it as comfortable as possible for our family to live. Gradulaly we built our own home workshop by purchasing all the necessary home improvement tools accumulated through several years, such as Power Drill, workshop accessories such as Cable Reels, Straight Edges, 3rd Hand Extensions, Anti-Fatique Matts, Tool Belt Aprons, Cable Clamps, Halogen Lights, LED Work Lights, Flood Lights, Forearm Forklift lifting straps, Gorilla Tapes, Machine Covers, Panel Carriers, Wedge Sets, Torches, Adaptors, Hose End Fittings, Suction Heads, nuts, bolts, screws and nails.

Choosing the right tool for a specific home improvement work that we are facing was an interesting excercise that I experienced in the past. Eventually we found the best place to shop for a best price with superior quality products. There are not many shops available that provide a one-stop shopping service, whereby you would not need to go anywhere else to fulfill your shopping list of home improvement tools that you need at one time. Based on my personal experience, I would like to recommend to you to go to this website that will provide all the information that you might need for purchasing your home improvement tools. The shop provides you with a complete stock of all kind of home improvement tools. A more complete directory of products is also provided in this website.

Among the many home improvement tools, power drills are the most useful and handy tool that we frequently used for many purposes for most home improvement works.

For many new home owners that have had not experience in home improvement work such as woodworking, or using do-it-yourself tools, a directory of Workshop and Accessories tools is available.

Simple hand tools such as hand saws, hammers, screwdrivers, crowbars, or pry bars are very useful for routine home improvement works to improve our home appearance and replacing decaying parts. A good place to find out about hand tools is available here.

Very often we have to do our home improvement work that is located in a narrow space. I found that jig saw is a most suitable tool to use as compared to others that need larger space to move around during our home improvement works.

In some occasions we need to cut a long plank of wood into two halves. I found that circular saw is the most useful and effective tool to use for this particular task. A word of caution in using this powerful tool is that we must be very alert not to cut our fingers when we do using this circular saw in our home improvement tasks.

Finally, I wish you enjoy you home improvement work during your leisure time, and keep your home as your most comfortable place to live.

In a fast developing Digital Age whereby almost every human manual tasks are replaced by computerized tools and appliances, some relatively simple Educational Toys and Games are still very relevant in the process of educating and training our children’s skill, creativity and intelligence in order that they will become very successful adults in their future careers.

When parents try to shop for the right toys and games in the fast markets, many find it very difficult to choose the right ones for their children without previous buying experience. They need some kind of advice from parents who have had the experience in choosing the right educational toys and games for their chlildren.

We found that a good buying guide can best be obtained from ShopWiki.com website, based on our past experiences in searching for the best toys and games products suitable for our children. The site provides good tips and buying guides for us to understand better of the products.

Educational toys and games are important for kids of all ages, since they can be used to  excercise, train and develop their brain through the experience of playing the toys and games during their leisure times.

In an increasingly technocentric world, we need to have our children doing outdoor exercises to keep them fit and healthy by meeting their neighbouring friends and socializing with them. Good and suitable sports equipment, active toys, and outdoor toys are readily available in the market for our children.

In this Information Age that we are now experiencing, creativity can be very valuable for our children to have and to experience. Creative toys that help our children in developing their creative skills and experience can also be obtain from special shops.

Board games are an easy and inexpensive way to entertain our children as well as ourselves for developing the necessary skill and experience for the future of our life. These simple and effective board games have never become obsolete. There are many board games available in the market that we can choose, such as chess or checkers strategy games for developing our strategy skills by improving our proficiency in these games.

Other board games such as Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit are ideal games for developing your children’s mathematical and verbal skills that are useful for their future education and career.

Please have a try by visiting the appropriate websites.

Peneliti dari Black Hat telah menemukan bug di berbagai produk Smartphone, seperti Apple iPhone yang dengan mudah dapat di-hijack menggunakan kiriman SMS, dengan men-drop dua byte terakhir dari user data header. Jadi malware ini dapat dengan mudah masuk ke smartphone melalui berita SMS dan melakukan aksinya tanpa diketahui oleh si pemilik smartphone.

Malware itu mengambila alih kendali messaging dari smartphone dengan mengimitasikan sebagai root. Malware ini juga dapat membuat smartphone berbasis Operating System Google Android dan Windows Mobile berhenti beroperasi (crash).

Oleh karena itu para pemilik Smartphones agar lebih berhati-hati dalam menerima SMS yang mungkin adalah malware untuk mengganggu operasinya.