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Ever since I started writing on this website, I installed Akismet and today, collected 5 years worth of data. From the trend, spam is growing at a pace that it is slowly spinning out of control. Thanks to Akismet, my website has been kept alive by constantly removing spams, which could potentially overload the server with resource demands.
Simply by looking at the past 24 months of data, we are only at midway through 2012. Already, we have exceeded the volume of spam that was generated in 2011. I expect the volume for 2012 to be doubled.
This is the downside for all website owners who have to live with these spam creators. Be thankful that we still have Akismet – but if one day Akismet decides to charge for using the service, that will be D-day for all website owners.
SingTel sent out a message to all SingNet users last week, informing them to be aware of a virus, named DNS Changer, circulating around the Internet, which has affected approximately 4 million computers worldwide.
The virus interferes with users’ experience by directing them to fake and malicious websites, often without their knowledge. As a precautionary measure, users are advised to:
- Scan and remove the virus if the computer is affected.
- Restore DNS setting.
For more information, users can search for DNS Changer using your favourite search engine, e.g. Google.
Last night, I made a historical decision to watch a canto-pop concert at the Resort World Sentosa (RWs) in Singapore. Not that I have never attended a concert before; in fact, I have watched and even performed in lots of them, but all of them symphonic type. The closest that I have been to, in terms of vocal-type of concert is Riverdance, which was more than 10 years ago.
Grasshopper was at its pinnacle in the 80s, when it attracted fans all over Asian countries. Since then, Japanese pop took over the hype, and now Korean pop. Last night, the Compass Ballroom at RWS was packed with fans. There were east and west entrances, and queues were so unbelievable long, especially for females wanting to go to the Ladies! I wouldn’t be surprise if 80% of the turnout were females. I believe the next 19%, who are males, were there to accompany their partners (e.g. Girlfriends, wives etc.) or friends going in a group. The last 1% may be true die-hard male fans.