Aku dah terminate Astro (finally!), tapi still bill full lagi.. so layan HyppTV, tapi Unifi jadi lembab? apakah!

Yup, aku dengan secara rasmi nya dah tak guna astruk astro kat rumah. Ada beberapa faktor yang menyebabkan aku terminate astro:

1) Central satellite –  sekarang management dah tak hirau sangat maintenance sebab central satellite ni selalu buat hal. Last2 mgmt benarkan semua orang pasang piring sendiri, tu pun kat bumbung tingkat 10 tu haa.. nak pasang kena bayar rm70 pulak tu untuk kabel dan hanya boleh dipasang oleh installer astro yang dilantik oleh mgmt jer.

2) Astro Byond – masuk dua bulan tak ada astro sebab problem ngan central satellite. So aku pun nak pasang jugak la piring sendiri jugak la.. since dah alang2 nak pasang piring tu, so boleh la upgrade jadi byond. Ber-urusan dengan installer yang dilantik oleh mgmt, tapi installer tu kata tunggu call dari astro untuk confirmation dan kasi installer code kat astro. Dalam 2-3 minggu jugak la proses calling2 ni. 1st call aku tak sempat jawab. 2nd call line teruk dan tak berapa jelas nak jawab. 3rd call dapat jawab – so siap pilih package semua and lastly kasi installer code tu. Setel dah ni. Dari tarikh sms order confirmation yang astro hantar, aku kena tunggu almost 3 minggu jugak la. Then astro hantar sms kata tak dapat kontek aku and suruh call balik untuk confirm appointment. Setel buat appointment, astro hantar sms confirmation – siap ngan reminder sekali 2 hari sebelum installer tu datang rumah..

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Siap reminder tu.. tapi hampeh! Tak ada pun installer yang dikata tu call aku and suddently astro hantar sms confirmation kul 4.30pm! Tak ke mangkuk 18 tingkat tu.. dan yang best nyer installer yang dijanjikan tu lansung tak muncul-muncul. Nextm astro hantar lagi satu confirmation sms..

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Tengok.. pukul 8.30am??? ni lagi satu mangkuk.. ok, tak apa aku tunggu.. tapi hampeh jugak.. call 24jam sebelum pun tak ada terus nak datang 8.30am? tapi sama jugak.. tak muncul2..

Aku rasa sunggu aneh, so aku tanya semula brader installer yang aku dah kasi installer code tu, dia kata astro mmg mcm tu.. lain yang disuruh lain yang dibuat.. alahai..

so tensen punya pasal, aku pun call centre and terus terminate akaun – siap dengan no report semua. Operator tu bagitau, astro akan hantar last bill untuk settlement. Bila last bill sampai, itu adalah bukan last bill tapi normal bill sebab dia charge macam biasa.. lagi sekali call centre. Kali ni operator kata tunggu bulan depan pulak last bill, boleh ignore bill bulan ni. Huh.. penat tau!

3) Final exam – sekarang ni tengah musim final exam untuk student UM dan semua student-student yang exam sewaktu dengan-nya.. maka astro adalah tidak relevan dalam situasi begini.

4) BabyTV – Dah tiada babytv (sejak central satellite problem) dan finally dan terminate astro, but still nak kena ada sebab boleh membantu untuk meredakan aktiviti Khayla & Khadeeja tapi Baby First, Khayla kata – “i want to flower” sebab logo dia adalah bunga yer. Maka, dengan ini secara rasminya aku telah membeli package HyppTV yang RM30/sebulan tu – terpaksa der.. mula-mula aku ingatkan nak beli channel tu jer rm6/sebulan, tapi since dah astro tak der.. layan jer lah..

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Khayla: “I want to flower”

Semenjak aku layan HyppTV ni, aku perasan sesuatu yang aku tak berapa suka kat line Unifi – aku mula perasan dalam minggu ni.. connection internet macam tak stabil.. asyik connection drop jer.. HyppTV pulak kadang-kadang freeze (lekat-lekat).. sungguh la pelik.. and pada Ahad lepas, download connection adalah tersangat lembat walaupun tak on HyppTV.

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Download: 0.22Mb jer! (post kat IG)

Kes ni aku jer kena atau korang semua pun kena jugak ke? Tapi memang sungguh magic.. connection slow time tak bukak hypptv satu hal, lepas tu tak stabil pulak tu.. dalam 1-2jam rasanya ada lah 4-5 kali connection drop! Macam streamyx pulak dah ni.. tak kan nak kena terminate jugak kot!

5) Astro final bill – so aku akan tunggu lagi lah dalam bulan depan tengok macam mana pulak cerita astro ni akan berkesudahan.. jangan jadi macam kes bil streamyx aku yang dulu udah ler.. dah terminate tapi bill jalan sampai setahun!

Lastly, ooh.. Selamat tahun baru 2014! :D

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Jom buat experimen clouds server (ssd-vps) yang aku rasa murah kat Digital Ocean

Selain dari Google Compute Engine dan Amazon EC2, aku jugak tengah buat experiment kat satu lagi clouds provider yang aku rasa memang berbaloi-baloi.. just USD5 (~RM15) per month.

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SSD tu..

So dari control panel, senang jer nak setup satu server.. just klik2 then server ready. Password root akan di-emailkan.

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OS semua Linux yer. No Windows!

Tapi, community nyer tutorial memang aku rasa superb untuk beginner. Semua command boleh copy and paste jer. Tu pasal la aku testing sebab semua tutorial dia memang senang nak follow. Kalau compare ngan GCE ngan EC2, Digital Ocean ni lagi friendly dan tempat yang bagus untuk start.

Cuma, satu jer yang macam kureng sikit, semua korang kena setting.. dari security sampai la port korang kena make sure semua selamat. Tapi since harga dia memang murah, so apa salah nya try kan..

Sekarang ni aku nak kurangkan kos operasi Msjbox ni, so itu pasal lah aku tengah nak cari tempat yang agak mampu milik sementara waktu ni.

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Cara nak check kalau ada orang curi line internet unifi kat rumah dan tukar password unit wifi tu terus

Lebih kurang beberapa minggu yang lepas line internet Unifi kat rumah selalu jer slow and bizi memanjang. Mula-mula aku buat tak don’t know jer wife selalu kata nampak “gojesvirus” device dari mac air dia. Aku ingatkan ada spyware ke apa ke, tapi bila aku check sendiri kat pc aku then aku pun nampak jugak computer bernama “gojesvirus” tu kat network setting. Ces.. ada orang curi line internet unifi kat rumah aku. Aku tak sure dah berapa lama, tapi memang sungguh la tak berguna orang itu.

So kali ni aku nak share kat korang semua macam mana nak tau kalau ada orang lain yang connect kat wifi network rumah korang.

1) Check Network kat windows.

Ni yang paling basic, kebiasaan nya kalau orang yang connect kat wifi rumah korang tu guna PC atau laptop sepatutnya akan nampak PC tu kat dalam senarai ni.

Dari menu Windows, search Network (atau boleh cari dalam Control Panel)img_01

Then, klik icon Network tu
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Then try tengok kalau ada PC lain kat senarai ni. Network Infrastructure DIR-615 tu wifi router device.
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2) Check kat router Wifi D-Link

[Nota: Aku nasihatkan korang ada somebody yang ada IT background untuk proceed step ni, tapi kalau rasa nak try pun boleh jugak tapi kalau ada problem sendiri mau ingat yer]

Kebiasaannya, technician TM datang rumah setup default jer untuk unit Wifi D-link tu. Kadang-kadang sesetengah siap tanya nak letak password ke tak untuk login masuk ke router wifi tu. Aku dah tak ingat pernah suruh letak ke tak, so aku assume tak ada lah.

Untuk kes yang aku nak tunjukkan kat sini bagi yang guna wifi router model D-Link DIR-615 macam kat dalam gambar bawah ni.
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D-Link DIR-65 untuk Unifi

Ok, untuk step seterusnya korang kena pastikan korang nyer PC dan connected ke wifi then ikut step ni:

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  1. Pergi ke alamat => http://192.168.0.1 atau http://192.168.1.1
  2. Sepatutnya akan nampak Product page D-Link dengan Login page macam kat dalam gambar tu
  3. User Name: admin atau tmadmin
  4. Password: [biarkan kosong - tak der password biasanya]
  5. Klik Login, sepatutnya korang akan dapat page macam dalam gambar kat bawah ni.

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  1. Klik menu  atas STATUS, so korang akan nampak menu sebelah kiri tu ada menu item Device Info, Log, Active Seccion, Wireless dan lain – lain
  2. Klik menu Wireless dan korang sepatutnya nampak macam dalam gambar kat bawah ni

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Ok, nampak tak Connected Wireless List?

So kat sini korang boleh tau Number of Wireless Client: 2, so untuk kes aku ni memang betul la sebab aku hanya guna laptop dengan handphone sekarang jer sekarang ni untuk connect internet. So korang kena kira lah berapa orang yang tengah guna internet kat rumah then compare ngan number of wireless client tu, so kalau terlebih maka ada lah makhluk lain yang curi line internet korang tu. Better tukar password wifi tu.

Untuk tukar password wifi, klik menu “SETUP” then klik menu “Wireless Setup” and korang sepatutnya nampak macam kat dalam gambar bawah ni. Then klik button “Wireless Connection Setup Wizard”. So part ni just follow jer la wizard tu, tapi elok kalau ada orang IT so boleh explain.

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P/s: Ok, aku nak sambung buat transcription yang tak sudah-sudah ni.

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The transcription tools for the Social Innovation project: Olympus AS-5000

Yesterday was my the first official meeting with my supervisor, Dr Shamshul (DS). Just like any ordinary meeting, this meeting require minutes of meeting to be documented properly. The reason, I was paid (yes, you read it right!) by UM as RA. So the documentation of the meeting is important. Since I’m technically part-time UM employee now, my first task will be transcribe the interview session as item no 1 in MoM. Don’t worry about the MoM format because I’m simply using the standard format which I’m using for business meeting.

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First task, transcribe the interview recording – all 7 files (6 hours total). This week will be my longest weekend of all!

DS already gave the the device Olympus AS-5000 to assist me. To be honest, this device is just assist Play-Stop-Rewind tool which can be operate with my feet.. the heavy lifting of writing the transcription is still need to be done manually. No auto-transcribe features at all.

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Play-Stop-Rewind using feet.

This AS5000 come with DSS Player Pro software. In the software, I can simply import the audio files.. and begin to transcribe lor..

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7 audio files need to be transcribe – ASAP!

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Manually typing every words from the interview audio into the textpad or whatever pad that necessary – but definitely not an iPad!

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UM MBA: The Social Innovation Project

This would be the final year of my MBA program which started around July 2010 (3 years ago). Most of others student which enrolled during the same period already graduated and peacefully continue their own life after long pause of 1-2 years.

In UM, one of the criteria to get the master degree scroll is to complete the thesis project under supervision of designated lecturer. Before that you need to register for Research Methodology subject first which basically teach whatever you need to do the thesis structurally as per UM requirement.

Starting this year (Session 2013/2014-1), some changes in the rules which say that you have an option to either produce normal binding thesis report or to produce academic journal.

Academic journal is seem shorter around 15-20 pages compared to thesis report which around 40-60 pages, but don’t be deceived by the number alone! One of other criteria is that the journal must be publishable to whatever journal publishing which determined by UM.

Originally, my topic is something related to mobile payment but instead my topic has changed to “The Role of Social Media in Social Innovation”, and my supervisor is the lecturer that allow me to breaking my own record by carrying Khayla while doing the presentation in front of the class last year.

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Final day in eCommerce class picture :)

Oh, one more thing.. others criteria that attached to the project is I will be appointed as Research Assistant and I need to take 2 semester for the purpose of the project plus the end result of the project is journal article instead of binding thesis report – scary! This would be my 2nd time become RA. Last time was in the UTM Skudai.

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Just received my appointment letter.

I did found out that this project is under UM Research Grant 2013 here with Niche area of Informatics –> Social Network Dynamics.

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The project timeline is quite intensive though, about 7 months from now (Nov 2013 – May 2014). According to university thesis timeline, most of others student is likely already done their study and beginning to collect the data via survey and expected to submit the first draft of thesis report by end of Nov 2013.

However, the data collection for this project will be qualitative (read: lots of interview) data and the interviewer will be from UM (3 person) and NUS (National University of Singapore) – 3 person. The fellows from NUS will coming here to work together during the interview session. But of course the angle of their study (more on this in next posting) will be slightly different from UM.

Therefore will be many hours of interviews that need to be transcribed – every word of it! Heck, there is a device Olympus AS-500 to assist the transcription task. Last time doing the transcription is just using plain VLC player or just use my smartphone audio player.

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Use your feet to rewind and forward the audio.

Since the “Social Innovation” topic is new to me and at the same time I’m doing research on it, there will be more posting related to this topic from now on. One of my motivation is to share knowledge and at the same time inspired entrepreneur to solve the social problems with new kind of technologies that available and may be invent a new one. That is why my blog title also changed to align with my research topic now.

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Fat-Free Framework (F3): Another great RESTful data api using PHP

The good thing about Fat-Free framework is that most of the basics are taken care out of the box. Example will be dealing with database with ORM. With F3, the most basic REST api can be setup and managed easily....

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Tips: Boleh guna power adapter Hypptv untuk modem Unifi ZTE

Yup, dah terbukti berkesan! Sekarang dah boleh online guna power adapter hypptv tu. Bila balik dari cuti raya beberapa hari lepas, perkara yang paling tak syok kalau tak ada internet. Aku memang agak malas nak call 1-800 dia tu sebab … Continu...

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Walk-through experiences of selling food during Ramadhan in UMGSB to MBA students

Yesterday is the last day I’m selling food in UM, and now I wanted to share with whoever interested to gain some tips and share it among your friends Yes, I’m taking 2 subjects during this short semester 3. I … Continue reading &ra...

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Khayla, the after shower

Dad: khayla.. come, put some baby oil. Khayla: no baby oil! Khayla want mommy oil.. Dad: *erk.. sejak bila baby oil ni ada mommy oil ni?* Dad: no.. just use baby oil. Khayla: where mommy oil where? Dad: tomorrow you … Continue reading →...

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Memang sesuai la sangat Chromecast dongle ni untuk Unifi kat rumah, boleh tengok Youtube terus kat TV

Slot kat HDMI port. Dongle macam ni memang dah ada jual, tapi kena beli online dari China. Tapi tu lah.. sendiri mau ingatlah Tapi since Google dah keluarkan dongle yang sama macam tu – Chromecast – so boleh la beli … Continue read...

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