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Friday, February 20th, 2009

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

IDN Converter

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Quickly hacked up a two-way IDNA converter for IDNSearch. It has a short and easy-to-remember URL too: idnsearch.net/converter

Enjoy 😀

Linksys WRT54GP2 Router with ATA

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

I seldom get a toy like this, so I’m very excited!

Linksys WRT54GP2 with ATA

This is essentially a combination of the WRT54G wireless router and a Sipura 2000. I get to play with this because I had signed up to be a beta tester with engin, with whom I am contracting.

Incidentally, the announcement came today that engin had won the AIIA 2005 award for communications applications. I can’t help but feel proud, though I haven’t been around long enough to claim any credits for it. Congratulations, and kudo’s to all my colleagues.

BugMeNot.com down

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

I can no longer access the site to get my free passwords. Did a quick DNS check: ns1.bugmenot.com and ns2.bugmenot.com aren’t serving up the A record, so I’m not sure whether it’s a transient problem or if NYT and gang caught up with it…

Sigh… all good things must come to an end. But wait! The creators of BugMeNot had anticipated it and mentioned Project Hydra as its successor (See the google cache for http://www.bugmenot.com/assist.php.)

What is dready?

Thursday, February 12th, 2004

I’ve been using dready as a personal handle for at least 6 years now. Many people have expressed their confusion of the word “dready” whenever I spelt it out to them. They don’t usually ask me directly what it is but I can tell by the look on their faces, I can see it even over the phone:

XYZ: Can I have your email address please?
Me: Sure! It’s wil _at_ dready _dot_ org, ‘d’ ‘r’ ‘e’ ‘a’ ‘d’ ‘y’.
XYZ: …
Me: Have you got it?
XYZ: .. yes.
Me thinking: you sure?

Yet, some have called it d-ready, or mistaken it for “already”.

So, what exactly is “dready” and how should I pronounce it?

Well, I was inspired by the character on the record bag that I was using. Later, I discovered www.dreadybrand.com and is accompanied by Sista too! As you can see, they’ve got dreadlocks, and that’s how “dready” got his name. Pronounce it as \dread”y\.

Eventhough I don’t know where the bag is right now, I can always go see dready and get that warm, nostalgic feeling.