Published by Faye on 22 Oct 2014

Compliance and Oracle’s Identity Manager

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Oracle recently released its latest version of its software, Identity Manager. For those who are new to this, it’s a user provisioning and administration software application that enables companies to update, upgrade, and add or remove user accounts from other applications and directories. Oracle states that the latest version of Identity Manager improves compliance since it provides “granular” reports which identified which users has access to specific data and other pertinent and sensitive information – which has always been a challenge for companies who wish to meet “regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FFIEC and PCI.”

SOURCE: Internetnews

Published by editor on 15 Oct 2014

Multiply Online Shopping (Part 1)

In some countries (mostly in South East Asia), shopping can be done even without putting your feet in a mall. This makes shopping at the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is log in to the internet, go to Multiply, visit a site that sells items, inquire about it, reserve it, pay for it, then have it delivered at your house in a 2-3 days. Oh yes you read it right, go to Multiply. Multiply is a social-network site just like MySpace and Facebook. You add your friends, make a blog, post pictures, put graphics, music, etc.

Published by Faye on 08 Oct 2014

Installing SataHardisk


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The Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M) driver seems to be the one you’re looking for.  You desire to put that on a CD or floppy and when you start installing xp the blue screen with white text appears on the far end “Press F6 if you need to install a SCSI or RAID driver….” press F6 and put in your disk with the sata driver. I found plenty of sites with the driver download by just googling “Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M)”.

People with notebooks usually don’t have a USB Floppy to install SATA drivers from, so you will also have to use nLite to merge them with install CD, or search in BIOS Setup for an entry like “SATA Native mode” and set it to disabled – that will allocate legacy software to detect your HDD as a normal PATA drive.

You have to install the SATA driver earlier than turning the native support off.

Published by Christine Zafra on 01 Oct 2014

http://www.YOU.com

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Wonder if you could get a “.com” or a “.org” of your own? There are millions of websites offering domain hostings for a small fee (as low as $5.00 per month more or less) and these web services offer an assortment of perks and privileges included in their packages like free email hosting (if your website is www.domain.com, you could have you@domain.com as your email), large hosting space, free site promotion and the like. Example of these websites are BlueHost, Host Monster and Omnis.

However, if you wish to have a FREE domain, then worry not. You can avail of some of the free domain hosting websites such as Bravenet. It should be noted though that their services are limited (or incomparable to those paid domain sites) but then, best things in life are free, right?

Photo taken from http://www.microtech.co.gg

Published by Kitch on 24 Sep 2014

Internet Addicts

There are a growing number of internet addicts in the world. Majority of these addicts are young children – teenagers. In South Korea, studies show that at least 680,000 children ages 10-19 are addicted to the internet. Two-thirds of this number own a smart phone and can access the internet anywhere they go. The South Korean government has now addressed this important issue and is now encouraging these children to undergo a horse-riding therapy. The harsh truth is, a person addicted to the internet (or addicted to anything, for that matter) will eventually have behavioural disorder. The time spent in front of the computer is also the time spent not interacting with another human being and it is essential for children at that age to be able to interact with people to develop communication skills. The Government has also now enforced the “Shutdown Law” which blocks online gamers from playing anything between midnight to 6 in the morning. This has limited success but more actions would be done in the future.

Published by Christine Zafra on 17 Sep 2014

Unleashed: Mozilla Firefox 3

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Aside from Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and other World Wide Web browsers, Mozilla Firefox ranks second as the web browser with most market shares (next to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer).

Compared to Internet Explorer, some people prefer Mozilla Firefox since it has a better capability to block pop-up windows and the user has the freedom to install a wide variety of plug-ins and skins to customize the “feel” of their browsers.

The down-side of this is that the version 2 (and its series) of Firefox uses a lot of memory (100,000k for 5 tabs opened). Now Firefox has a solution to this problem: the all new Mozilla Firefox 3. The creator of the said browser claims that it uses lesser memory, provides more security and is more stable than the rest of the browsers available online.

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Published by Faye on 10 Sep 2014

Angsts About Facebook

I belong to the wonderful world of Facebook. However, their sudden “facelift” has brought about much anxiety to a lot of users. Complaints have been posted left and right. I myself got a little confused about the whole new look. But as time went on i kind of got used to it, like pretty much everything else in my life.

I read a Facebook blog and it stated there a few reasons why they did it.

1) Making mobile more social. Although I have never used my mobile phone to check and update my status and those of others (and all because my mobile phone is a dinosaur), I guess people who do has greatly appreciated this improvement. New mobile apps are being built to accommodate mobile user’s growing needs.

2) Next evolution of Messages. The device or medium for receiving messages is no longer an issue. Their tool automatically shifts gear to whatever the receiver prefers based on hardware and applications availability.

3) Friendship pages launched. Now, searching for connections and network relationships are a breeze. True, this can be a drag for people who are keeping “secret” friendships. But otherwise, it is a fast and easy way to stay connected and informed about people related to you in the network. It even links to personal domain names of your friends.

Angsts about the new Facebook is coming to a slow halt, hopefully. Change is always faced with reactions, both good and bad. I say give it a chance. Privacy issues with the new Facebook interface are for those people who have a lot to hide. But that is just my opinion.

Published by Christine Zafra on 03 Sep 2014

Are you protected?

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Consumersearch.com has released the top five anti-virus programs available on the internet as of January 2008. The list are as follows:

1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 (estimated cost to buy around $40.00)
2. ESET NOD32 (estimated cost to buy around $40.00)
3. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5 (free to download from their official website)
4. Panda Internet Security 2008 (estimated cost to buy around $40.00)
5. Norton Anti-Virus 2008 (estimated cost to buy around $40.00)

However, these sites also have online virus scanners (except for AVG) if you only wish to use the program once or you wouldn’t wish to buy their product (utilitarian purposes!). Their online scanners are as follows:

1. Kaspersky online lab
2. ESET NOD32 online scanner
3. NO AVG ONLINE SCANNER
4. Panda online scanner
5. Norton online scanner (Symantec’s online scanner, makers of Norton)

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Published by Kitch on 27 Aug 2014

FML

There are so many incredibly awesome websites on the internet right now and FMyLife is clearly up there. Here’s a brief introduction to how FML originated. First, it stands for “F*ck my life” which is often used by melodramatic teenagers who believe they have the worst life ever. It is used often so it’s quite clear that people who say this use this term in a highly exaggerated manner. Superbad, the movie by Judd Apataw back in 2007 is what popularized this phrase. Now that it’s universally known, it is just clever that a website was created in devotion to it’s use. The popular website gets at least 1.7 million hits everyday! Yes, that much people enjoy reading other people’s misfortunes. It somehow makes people believe they’re still doing pretty well compared to others! Here are some examples of what you’ll likely read on the site:

“”Today, the guy I like and his friend came home with me to work on a project. I opened my front door and my mum was at the top of the stairs completely naked, bent over, drying her hair with the hairdryer. It took a few moments for her to realise we were there. FML”

“Today, I got my very first yeast infection. Thinking she would help me, I went to my mom. Instead she began yelling about how I’m lying and it’s an STD and I don’t believe in the power of Jesus. FML”

 

Published by Kitch on 20 Aug 2014

Couchsurfing

 

Couchsurfing is a website that offers the members social media and hospitality exchange. This site is specifically popular to travelers around the world. The way it works is, people can connect to other people around the world if they need a place to crash in while traveling. It is a cheap alternative and will help you avoid hotel costs and at the same time help travelers meet different people from around the world. For travel enthusiasts, this has been a great help. You do not need to actually need a place to stay to be a member of this group. Some people use it to meet people locally for food or drinks. It’s for everyone! It is about learning cultures through meeting people and the possibility of life long friendship. I myself have been a member for a few years now and have taken advantage of the perks of meeting strangers while traveling and it’s definitely worth checking out!

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