Generate Icons Easily with Icon Generator

I’ve found a website that lets you generate professionally looking glossy icons which can be used in your own work, Icon Generator.

It lets you generate Adobe-style Icon or Star-shaped Icon complete with shadow, reflective and glossy effects which can be considered staple in the current Web 2.0 era.

The wizard’s UI is extremely easy to use and you can generate your icons for website, applications or print material instantly!

icon generator screenshot

icon generator screenshot

Visit Icon Generator, today!

My favorite classic game : UFO Defense Enemy Unknown

Here’s a video to my favorite game during my high-school days. It reach Malaysia in 1993-1994. The name of the game is UFO Defense: Enemy Unknown, published by Microprose.

It is a turn-based game, but unlike any typical turn-base game it includes elements of real-time action


The premise of this game is the aliens are invading Earth, and it is up to X-COM, an elite black-ops organization funded by UN to protect the planet from the Alien terror. The alien uses advance weaponry and genetic engineering to achieve their goals, while the humans with organized efforts from several countries would attempt to stop the invaders from succeeding in their plans.



More information about this game:

If you happen to download the Windows version, then you should also download the bugfix for a bug that caused video display garble error during the game start-up.

Download the bugfix here

You can get the game from Amazon :

X-Com: UFO Defense
or from some other shady places….


SIRIM Malaysia is spreading Malwares throughout its website

I was searching for some information when I encountered these warning from Google. Apparently our SIRIM website security has been compromised and was spreading malwares to viewers around the world. Upon closer inspection, SIRIM seems to have taken down its website as of May 30,2008.

SIRIM website

SIRIM website

Probably SIRIM should perform a thorough checking on its website before publishing it to the internet, there must be a “Standard” for website security I assume?

CWIRc : Send Morse Code in IRC – tools for Amateur Radio Operator

Eager to practice your CW skills but you have nobody to practice with? In some countries like Malaysia, CW knowledge and proficiency is still required to operated HF portion (except 10 meter) of the Amateur Radio band.

Having said that, I’d like to present CWirc, an XChat irc client plugin which enables you to send and receive morse code through IRC. Developed by a fellow ham F8EJF, CWIrc has a lot of features which really enhance your CW experience on the internet, including the option of hooking up a real CW keyer using serial port interface.

CWIrc enables you to exchange morse code with fellow irc users on the internet, provided that the other users also knows morse code and has installed CWIrc. Though this might sound a little bit of a stretch when thinking the odds of meeting people with both requirements, it is actually not so in reality. You can find those kind of people exactly in #cwirc on server who are eager to chat with you in CW.



  • Linux (or Unix based) machines (I personally used Ubuntu)
  • XChat IRC Client
  • CWIRc plugin

Both XChat and CWIrc are included in Ubuntu (as well as Debian) software repository, so you don’t need to compile or download separate package from their respective websites.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.5 today

I finally had the time to upgrade Please Name My blog to WordPress 2.5 today (or rather tonight). I noticed the blog runs much faster and smoother with the latest release of WordPress, though I hope they would fix the upload file script which I find it a bit buggy for my use.

Wordpress Logo

If you running WordPress, then I suggest you upgrade your WordPress installation the latest release as there are many bugfix and features in this release. Not to mention about the potential security issues when running older WordPress installation.

Expect to see newer posts after this.

Please… We only want your blog post, not your music

Even in 2008 in the era of blogs and webservices, there are people who are still stuck in the 1990s.

Embedding music player and playlist of your favorite song is okay, as long as you don’t auto play it when somebody surf your blog. Worse of all, when you don’t include a button to make the music stop.

You sucks

Please, we visit your site to read blog posts, not to listen to your favorite music. If we want to listen to your music, we would already have it on our computer.

Its annoying to be forced to listen to the music that you don’t want to hear, much less it interferes with our own music player. I wouldn’t be surprised if people would rather choose to depart early from your website without even finishing your post for that reason.

Finally I’ve the time to add “Contact Me” form on my website

FInally after more than 5 years, that I’ve the time to add the-easy-to-use online Contact Form to my own personal website.

The site has been around since 2002 and has been relocated to 3 different web servers since its establishment. Previously the website serves as my online portfolio where it serves as a point of contact for potential employers to reach me.

Now I guess it is just a personal website where people can get to know me or contact me through the web page as I am not actively seeking for job right now (yes I am still voluntarily unemployed!)

For the curious mind, I’ve use some of the techniques describe here to create the Contact Form, enjoy!

Aidilfitri (Eid al Fitr) in Google Books

I was searching for some Pocket PC related books in Google Books service and suddenly I was attracted at the Google Book Search blog post titled “Breaking the fast” which list books related the the Muslim festive celebration (Eid Al Fitr or Aidilfitri as it is called in my place).

I was fascinated by the  books  listed  there and spends almost an hour browsing the search result, enough to make me forget my original intention for searching Pocket PC related books on the website.

Well, guess i need to be more focussed next time!