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Short discussions in MIMOS


Yesterday, I went to MIMOS for a discussion with Dr Suhairi, Head of Researcher, Information Security Division.

The discussion was about the selection of candidates for industrial training and job opportunities. I’ve been appointed by Dr Suhairi to select/short list those Security Technology students who want to do their industrial training in MIMOS under Information Security division. Dr Suhairi also shares some tips on choosing the correct company/organization if someone is interested to work in security (technology) field.

Dan macam biasa lah, CV sudah semestinya aku tabur.. and the best part was… he said that he will forward the CV to his friends in NISER (atau nama barunya Cybersecurity Malaysia) dengan alas an “saya tak mahu lah kamu orang mempersiakan course yang korang ambik ni.. kalau memang dah ambik security, IT.. so kalau boleh saya nak kerja pun dalam field security.. field IT… tak nak la nanti keluar-keluar buat kerja Multi-Level Marketing” TEPEK!! Tepat ke muka Farah.. hahahahaha

Owh la.. sebelum tu, kami berjumpa Dr Norliza, lecturer di FIT, MMU Cyberjaya yang kini mengambil industrial leave untuk bekerja kontrak 1 tahun di MIMOS. Dr Norliza merupakan salah seorang team member aku dalam projek aku kerjekan time praktikal kat MIMOS dulu. Banyak tips tentang FYP, apply kerje & sambung belajar yang dikongsi beliau.

Pertemuan dengan 2 orang nie di MIMOS bagaikan melampu-halogen-kan peluang aku selepas aku grad nie dan meng-stadium-bukil-jalil-kan skop pemikiran aku

My New Sexy Toy


ha… aphesz! aku pulak nak menganjing…

Toy: 16GB Apple iPhone (1.1.3 Unlocked) “vixen”

Tapi tak lama la berada di tangan aku… aku nie cuma saudagar iPhone… bawak masuk Malaysia untuk dijual je..

Aaaaa..! Aphesz… ko jangan nak comment merapu-merapu…

Demi MMU yang Selamat, Undilah Parti Lebah


Calon Kerusi Presiden

Bertanding di kawasan: Main Gate 345

Our Vision Is

To ensure that an ideal university atmosphere exist in order that the staff and students achieve their objectives successfully.

Our Mission Is :

To create a perfect or absolute security for protection of life and property against criminal attack and for the preservation of peace. At the same time, to project the right image for the campus community to have confidence in, and respect its operations.

This would be achieved by functioning 24 hours a day and carrying out the following tasks and responsibilities :

  • Provide security services against threat to physical security.
  • Maintain peace and order in the campus.
  • Prevent and investigate criminal offences.
  • Monitor and implement traffic regulations.
  • Enforce all security policies and procedures.
  • Provide emergency services such as first aid, fire fighting and salvage operations.
  • Receive, safe-keep and return all lost items to its lawful owner.
  • Aid the authorities in any way it can during and after office hours.
  • Maintain cordial relationship with other department within MMU and outside agencies such as Military, Police, Fire and Rescue Departments.

The E-Beez logo is copyrighted by MMU according to Term 9.1 and 9.2 MMU WEBSITE USE & ACCESS AGREEMENT. The logo is taken from MMU’s official website.
The Vision and Mission is taken from Security Demartment’s official website

Development Release: Xanara Rescue CD – Beta 1


Xanara Rescue CD is in Beta phase now.. Erm.. Overall, I can say that almost 96% of the Operating System part (my part) has been completed and 30% of the applications part (Farah’s part) has been done.

I haven’t upload the ISO yet for Xanara Rescue CD – Beta 1 due to some problem during HALT (shutdown). Enjoy the screenshots first. Hahaha..

Boot Menu

Gnome Splash Screen

Main Desktop

Gnome Menu has been replaced with MintMenu

Updating Anti virus defination

Shutdown Menu

Entropy – New Package Management Toolkit for Gentoo-based Distribution


Entropy is described as a package management system that combines the best of Portage, Yum and APT to provide a fast, intuitive and trouble-free solution for Sabayon Linux users. It consists of several tools. The text-mode client called “Equo” was already available in a previous Sabayon Linux release, but the graphical client called “Spritz” is expected to make its first appearance only in version 3.5. Other tools that make up the Entropy kit include “Reagent” and “Activator”, which are server applications.

Equo works in a fashion similar to “apt-get” or “yum” when used in a terminal window. One can update the package database with “equo update” and install a new package with “equo install <package-name>”. There are also commands for managing package repositories, searching for packages or manipulating the installed package database. Just as with Yum, the Equo package database is powered by SQLite, but it also includes a number of interesting features; as an example, one can install multiple packages inside an archive with a single command or convert Sabayon packages so that they become compatible with Gentoo Linux.

Spritz is work in progress. Not much information is available at this time, but the package is already available in the Sabayon Linux repository. A number of screenshots were recently published on the Planet Sabayon blog, showing the user interface, search function and various dialogs that provide package information.

The Spritz package manager (more screenshots available here)

Fabio Erculiani, the founder of Sabayon Linux explains the reasons behind starting Entropy: “I’ve been busy for about 13 months working on it and now we are very close to have something that could really change the way users see a Gentoo-based distribution – the Entropy stack. There are still some secondary things missing, like the package masking interface and the Gentoo Linux Security Advisories (GLSA) interface. Non-free licenses will also pop-up and require users to accept their terms. Another cool thing is that I already implemented an “equo security” interface with the promise of creating an official team and a web page dedicated to security within the next 12 months.”

[Source: Distrowatch]