How to clean up laptop spills?

Spilling coffee on your laptop will not only ruin your morning. It ruin your computer as well, laptops especially. Act quick if you spill any liquid on your laptop, because it only takes a few seconds for liquids to destroy the hard drive of your computer. Don't be panic. Shit happens. But, we can always learn to flush it away:

Step 1: Shut down the computer immediately.

Step 2: Wipe up any liquid. Tilt the computer to the side to drain any liquids.

Step 3: Remove any removable parts from the laptop - including the power cord, printer and mouse cables, the floppy drive, DVD drive, modem cards and battery. Do not disassemble the laptop body to remove internal parts.

Step 4: Once the parts are removed, gently lift the laptop and turn it to the side and upside down to drain any liquid. Tilt the laptop in various of directions to verify that there are no pools of liquid lurking, but be careful not to shake it or handle it roughly.

Step 5: Repeat with floppy drive and other removal parts.

Step 6: Use a hair dryer on a cool setting to dry the laptop and its parts if you can.

Step 7: Allow the computer and its removal parts to dry for 24 hours (or at least 2 hours) before you resemble and turn it back on.

Step 8: If the computer does not work properly or does not even turn on, don't try to act smart! Bring it to a computer repair professional.

Overall Tips and Warnings : Back up any important files you have in your laptop as precaution. Accidents do happens. Do not attempt to to remove any key caps from the laptop unless the owner's manual provides instructions on how to do so.

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Muchas gracias!

Yesterday, 23rd of October, was my 23rd birthday.
I thank my family and friends who well wished me and my buddies who organised a suprise birthday party. Sharing some of the photos here.

Early preparations. Guess what's in the pail ?!?

The birthday cake. Can you see a red Ferrari parked on the cake? Thanks a lot to Yoga and Rin for that.

Four candles and one lighter make a 23. lolz. Thnx to Yogz for holding it!

With rest of the jokers.

Here's the grand closing. And.. Did u managed to figure out what was in the pail? Actually, there's more inside than what meet the eyes!

Muchas gracias, thank you everyone!

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Genting founder passed away

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, founder and honorary life president of Genting Group, passed away today at 11.20am at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

The Genting Group founder was third richest in the country with a net worth of US$4.3bil (RM14.6bil). The tycoon, who turned 90 in April this year, was renowned for his vision in transforming Genting as Malaysia’s leading multinational corporation and one of Asia’s best-managed companies. He left behind his wife Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua, and their six children and 19 grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace!

"Once the goals have been clearly defined, with the greatest amount of determination and hard work, one can conclusively realise one's goals." - Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong

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LOL Mondays 7

There are 2 women getting ready to leave for work. The brunette gets in the driver's seat and the blond gets in the passenger's seat. The brunette says, "We're late, so you watch out the back window for cops."

As she speeds down the road she asks the blond,
"So, do you see any cops?" The blond replies, "Yes."
The brunette says, "Are they behind us?" "Yes."
"Are they close?" "Yes."
"Are they going to stop us?" "I don't know."

The brunette says, "Well, are their lights on?"
The blond replies, "Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No."

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Raya Oh Raya..

I enjoyed the past few weeks for having had the chances to buka puasa with some of my Muslim friends. It's now the final week of the holy month of Ramadan. The fasting month is coming to an end and all of us are counting days for Hari Raya which is just around the corner. The roads are already getting busy marking the upcoming festive season. Finally, it's time for celebrations.

For those who are going on a balik kampung trip, remember to stay alert and be extra careful on roads as it's better to be late than never. Make sure you take all the protective measures in ensuring the safety of your home while you are away celebrating Hari Raya.
Have lots of fun enjoying your holidays, take care well and wish you a great weekend ahead.

Wish all my Muslim brothers and sisters,
"Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri"

p/s : besides any amount of duit raya, I am also more than willing to accept ketupats and kuih-muih.. muahahaha :P

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The more the merrier?

A few days back, S Nallakarupan, who achieved fame as Anwar Ibrahim's former tennis partner, announced that he has formed a new Indian political party known as Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP). He explained that he received the inspiration of forming a new party to cater for Indian Malaysians after quitting PKR, of which he was a member for almost a year. Way before that, he has also served as the Youth Leader of Malaysian Indian Congress during his early days in politics.

The newly formed MIUP was approved by the government on Sept 14. Dato' Nalla announced that he will be the party president and he has identified a team of capable leaders who will help him to run the racially charged political party. He made it clear in a recent press conference that the primary aim of the party will be to 'bring up' the Indian community which is lagging in economic, political and social development. He also vowed to uplift the standard of living of rural Indians and to help socially problematic Indian youths like those involved in gangsterism. Malaysiakini has reported that the party which has 100 members for now has planned to gather 3,000 to 4,000 members by next month and at least 20,000 new members in three to four months time.

Being the minority community in Malaysia, Indians now have more than enough political parties to cater their needs - MIC, IPF, PPP and now MIUP has joined the club. Of course, the more the merrier! But, will MIUP play a better role compared to the other political parties in projecting the voice of the minority Indians and to uplift their living standard to a better height? It might be too early to decide now. We shall wait some time to see what MIUP has in its mind for the Malaysian Indians and how well can they execute their plans as promised.

Today, Dato' Nalla gave a 10 minutes interview for Bolehland explaining his motive of coming up with a political party. The interview was conducted mainly in Tamil and a little bit of English here and there. He answered some of the questions raised by the readers and commented on several issues related to the party. He further expressed his happiness that his few days old party has started to reach the people and has become a word of mouth in some areas. Commenting for Bolehland, he stressed that he'll be explaining on the party's plans and objective in detail during its official launch next month.

The fully translated transcrip of the interview is yet to be ready. Keep an eye on Bolehland for more updates. Meanwhile, you may download the audio clip of the interview with Dato’ Nalla

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LOL Mondays 6

Panicking when her two-year-old swallowed a tiny magnet,
my friend Phyllis rushed him to the emergency room.
"He'll be fine," the doctor promised her.
"The magnet should pass through his system in a day or two."

Not believing the doctor, she pressed, "How will I be sure?"

"Well," the doctor suggested,
"you could stick him on the refrigerator.

When he falls off, you'll know."

- Marie Thibodeau, Nashua, N.H. -

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For Burma, For Peace!

Updated: Today, 4th of October, is an International Bloggers' Day for Burma. The blogsphere is holding hands together preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. Check out how you can play your part to free burma!

Free Burma!

The protest in Burma has been going on for a while now. The Buddhist monks are continuously walking for their peace, justice and freedom. Let us join them in praying for the people of Burma, and especially that this uprising protest will not result in more bloodshed and pain.

A simple three line poem from late Tin Moe, one of Burma’s well known poets who loved freedom and peace. But the great poet himself was at a loss for words when he saw his poem etched on a prison wall by an unknown inmate:

Cigar’s burnt down
The sun is brown

Will somebody take me home?

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