I usually do my best to keep this blog away from political issues, but it’s hard to stay away this time. With the beloved Malaysian government and its police lackeys busy arresting anybody wearing a yellow shirt to intimidate people away from the Bersih 2.0 rally, it’s hard not to take the Mickey out of them.
Do share this with friends via email, Twitter, and Facebook. I feel it pretty much sums up the situation Malaysian’s are in at the moment.
If you’re a Malaysian (or are familiar with happenings in Malaysia), you’ll probably know about the recent issue of the Malaysian government blocking access to file sharing sites such as ThePirateBay, MegaUpload, and some others. While some people may agree that ThePirateBay should be blocked due to its ability to help folks get hold of pirated content, MegaUpload is a commonly used tool by many people, not to mention businesses too, to share large files, so this isn’t a very smart move.
Fortunately the solution isn’t too hard, though you’ll need to get your hands a little dirty. Thanks the Google DNS, you can use a public DNS instead of what Unifi/StreamyX is offering you. Google suggests that you use 188.8.131.52 (primary) and 184.108.40.206 (secondary) for your DNS servers (and this works for me), though some folks tell me that it should be 220.127.116.11 (primary, Streamyx’s) and 18.104.22.168 (secondary), but it doens’t seem to work for me, though you might want to experiment on your own. Additional reading on using Google’s DNS.
If you’re fond of collecting McDonalds toys and/or Coke cans, you’ll probably have noticed that McD has recently been offering the Coke can glasses, and they’re pretty cool. My girlfriend, being the lovely happy-go-lucky girl that she is, wanted to collect the lot, which more or less mean that I had a part time job to do.
Some people tell you not to poke a sleeping bear, and I was presented with one of those scenarios today. I must admit it was highly tempting to satisfy my curiosity, but my instinct for self-preservation prevailed, I resisted, and I’ve lived to tell the tale!
…on an unrelated note, my girlfriend is still sleeping.