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CrashPlan Crashing on Synology DS412+ Keeps Closing – Increase JVM Heap

So I’ve had a Synology for a long time, and issues with CrashPlan Crashing – before this I used to have a great little D-Link NAS and I’ve been using CrashPlan on Synology DS412+ for a long time too (since I got it pretty much). I upgraded from the D-Link for storage reasons, plus the […]

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eForex – Mobile Currency Exchange in Malaysia

So recently I’ve tried out this new app from Merchantrade (the largest money exchange network in Malaysia) called eForex enables mobile currency exchange in Malaysia. The app allows you check live rates and book at that rate from the app itself, you can then pick up the money at one of their branches around KL. […]

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How To Successfully Moderate a Tech Panel

So on pretty short notice, Arzumy managed to whip together a very successful, interesting CTO Summit – I helped him a little with the direction (Herding cats..) and the schedule and invited a few people, he asked me to speak but I didn’t feel I had enough to share yet – but I would […]

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On Sky News Again – Ashley Madison Hack & Leak

So I was on Sky News again recently, this time it was about the Ashley Madison hack and impending leak (which in the end, turned into a real actual leak). For those that don’t know, Ashley Madison is a website that allows people to organise liaisons in extra-marital affairs. Yah, a cheating website. Apparently they […]

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Learnings From Scrum & Scrum Master Certification in Malaysia (PSM)

So Scrum, for those that don’t know: Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development methodology for managing product development. It’s an alternative model to the old waterfall style project development and traditional heavy methodologies like ITIL, PMP, Prince2 etc. It works extremely well for complex projects with changing requirements, hence the agile label. […]

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Maxis OnePlus One In Malaysia – Review

Introduction So the most hyped phone of 2014 was probably this one, the OnePlus One – a relative newcomer to the phone scene it dropped a high quality, high spec phone for only $299USD (16GB version). AND you could only buy it with an ‘invite’ so that just increased the desire and demand. It’s a […]

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Less Than 4 Minutes On Sky News

Yah, that’s what I appeared for recently haha. I did a short segment on SkyNews regarding the Sony hack and the possibility of it being a North Korean cyber warfare strike. Short segment but I think we covered quite a lot of ground, I’d love to have talked about it a bit more – but […]

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Going Almost Viral On Facebook – Yusuf Taiyoob Meme

Almost viral? Isn’t that like almost famous, or almost rich? Yah it’s not famous, or rich or in this kind viral (even though it kinda is). Anyway. I make funny videos on instagram sometimes, I made a bunch in Europe in different countries (I meant to do one for each country, but yah I failed […]

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Advanced Information Gathering AKA Google Hacking at HITB 2004

So this was the first real talk I gave, I’d just moved to Malaysia not long beforehand and I’d started work at NSS as the lead for the penetration testing team. We were a sponsor of Hack in the Box 2004 so we got a speakers slot, but it couldn’t be a product/company pitch it […]

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