Student suspended for bypassing network security

According to this article from Network World, a student at the University of Portland was suspended after having discovered a weakness and exploited it to bypass Cisco’s NAC software agent to get onto the university’s network. The suspension seems to be a harsh punishment and the popular defense seems to be that the act was not malicious and no one…

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The M1 3G network is down

Seems it is now M1’s turn to have problems with 3G. Since about 7pm (at least that’s when I noticed), I was unable to access 3G data services. Voice calls were okay though, fortunately, so at least in this respect it was better than the SingTel 3G outage that happened last year. I wonder how reliable the 3G elsewhere in…

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The Story of MY Bak-Gua

Phoebe, the little girl mini-schnauzer, is very sneaky. This happened before CNY. We brought home a box of bak-gua. It was packed in the usual paper wrapping, inside a box, inside a plastic bag. It was placed on the floor, amongst other things, when we came home. Some time later, while we were playing Warcraft I think, we heard some…

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11 Days Today

This is baby Vanessa on her daddy’s lap, one week after returning home. This is one of the rare moments when her eyes are open. She spends most of her time sleeping as most newborns do. For some strange reason, she prefers me to carry her in a “football hold” over any other method. I thought the football hold was…

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Fun with 3G

3G is the third-generation of mobile communications technology for mobile phones. Although not the newest thing anymore (it’s been out for maybe two years now and 3.5G is already being rolled out), widespread use of 3G services still isn’t very common. Many people probably already have a 3G-enabled phone connecting to a 3G network, but not many are really making…

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Verdict on TMC

TMC is probably the most popular maternity hospital. They claim (according to MOH survey on average actual hospital bill sizes) to be the cheapest for all but one type of delivery cases, and 2nd cheapest for that other one. But price aside, how is TMC? On the whole… great, though their backend administration could do with much improvement. We were…

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One Week Later

Vanessa is one week old today! I’m not going to say “time flies”, because it doesn’t when her mummy and daddy don’t get 7 peaceful hours of sleep every night 🙂 But yah, so many things have happened in the one week. She has a strange cycle of feeding on alternate days. Day one, she suckled immediately. On day two,…

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