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Rest in Peace my Beloved Steve Jobs

Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, one of the greatest American CEOs, died on Wednesday at the age of 56. He had been suffering cancer and other health issues.

Although he is just one year older than Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steve was never lucky enough. He had been battling cancer and health issues until his death.

Following is Steve’s biography in brief from wikipedia:

Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian) of Mountain View, California, who named him Steven Paul. Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, whom they named Patti. Jobs’ biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Syrian Muslim graduate student from Homs who later became a political science professor and Joanne Simpson (née Schieble), an American graduate student who went on to become a speech language pathologist – eventually married. Together, they gave birth to and raised Jobs’ biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson.

Jobs attended Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. He frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California and was later hired there, working with Steve Wozniak as a summer employee. Following high school graduation in 1972, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Although he dropped out after only one semester, he continued auditing classes at Reed, while sleeping on the floor in friends’ rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple. Jobs later said, “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

In autumn 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Wozniak. He took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.

Jobs then traveled to India to visit the Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of spiritual enlightenment. He came back a Buddhist with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing. During this time, Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences “one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life”. He has said that people around him who did not share his countercultural roots could not fully relate to his thinking.

Jobs returned to his previous job at Atari and was given the task of creating a circuit board for the game Breakout. According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered $100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $700 (instead of the actual $5,000) and that Wozniak’s share was thus $350.

Read full article about Steve Jobs on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

After having been busy which makes me away from my blog for a long time, today, I felt I wanted to make a collection of my beloved geeks who have changed the way I (and all of us) live. Some geeks may appear first or last in my collection, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are ranked first nor last. I love them all.

Geeks who have changed the way we live.

As in my disclaimer, it is to be noticed that these individuals who appear here in my list are not necessarily the single founders of their respective firms/products. They may be co-founders. The reason why I listed only these people and not their co-founders was because these are at least representatives of those in their team. Also, it was because they are commonly known by the public; there is no big deal. There still lovely geeks who are not listed here, but they are all in my heart.

It is also to be noticed that they are not just founders of the firms/products I mentioned in the list. In fact they founded a lot more than just what I mentioned. I just listed their most known firms/product they founded.

Note: Some founders here might have left the firms/products.

Enjoy loving them and have a nice weekend.

MPS

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Nerd

After taking the quiz at http://www.gagirl.com/quiz/funquiz.html#

I have found myself a NERD. I’ve never noticed it before!

But what is a NERD? Here, as described on Wikipedia, a Nerd is a term, often bearing a derogatory connotation or stereotype, that refers to a person who avidly pursues intellectual activities, technical or scientific endeavors, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests, rather than engaging in more social or conventional activities. The nerd may be awkward, shy and unattractive.[1] Therefore, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by peers, or will tend to associate with like-minded people.

The description works find for my case. It is true that I am often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by peers, or will ten to associate with like-minded people.

Though a bit slow, the connection works well. It is said by the company that it is 3G Connection, but as I were told, the coverage for 3G is still limited, which means it maybe many times switch to GPRS Connection. However, the speed is just enough for browsing through. I tested the download, and I could see the speed was only between 10kB/s and 17kB/s, with an average speed of 14 kB/s. I spent here around 12mins to download a file which is 10MB. This is a low speed if you are in pace, but that is ok for me because, at night, I just browse for the need of something related to my work such as design, and translation help. I just love it anyway. connected

It is to be noted that the company is fear for its customers. Why do I say this? Am I hired to speak for the company (word of mouth)? It is absolutely no. The reason I say it is fear is that we will be charged 1$ a day and each subscription will last only for 24 hours. In this case, if you don’t want to continue using the service, then you just don’t do anything. They don’t charge you. In case you want to resubscribe to the service, you just send a free message to register. In this case, I won’t be afraid to use it because when I have no money, I just ignore it. Then, when I have money and want it, I just subscribe. If it is to prepaid monthly, then I think it is not good for me as I am only rich at the end and beginning of the month (lolzzz) and I may not have time to use it everyday. I hope the company will stay fear with its customers and I hope to see it improved from day to day.

There is still one thing I don’t like about this company, though. It is the way it produces the calling card. English is prioritized compared to our national language (It is on top). When you see the card (Hello Card), you will notice and think about what I mention here. They should be aware that there are not many foreigners using the services. Cambodians are the major users. I hope the company will think about this so it won’t let me down as I have been its loyal customer for several years since I started using cellphone for the first time. Also, I wish to see the 3G connection available anywhere as its network coverage is.

How to Register:
– Go to Write Message
– Write 1
– Send to 8881
Then you will be confirmed shortly. That’s it.

NOTE: Make sure both of your phone and PC have bluetooth enabled if you want to connect it to your PC just as I did, do and will do. I will write more about how to connect to PC via Bluetooth if there are many people requesting me to do so, here.

Are you experiencing problems with your computer network? Are these error messages appearing?:

  • Unable to clear the DNS cache
  • Unable to renew your IP address
  • An operation was performed on something that is not a socket
  • Unable to clear the ARP cache

If so, here are some potential solutions for Windows XP/Vista.

  1. Check to make sure your computer is on and is connected to a network.
  2. Be aware that Windows has a built in function to repair a network connection. This function can give valuable information in the form of an error message if you know what you are looking for. Some common error messages given are:
    • Unable to clear the DNS cache
    • Unable to renew your IP address
    • Unable to clear the ARP cache
  3. Deal with a message that states “Unable to clear the DNS cache.” When you get the message “Unable to clear the DNS cache”, this usually means that the DNS client service has been disabled. Follow these steps as an administrator to re-enable it:
    • Open the Services MMC plugin, located under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel;
    • Find the “DNS Client” service in the list presented and enter it’s properties by double-clicking it;
    • Change the Startup Type from Disabled to Manual or Automatic then click apply;
    • Either reboot or click “Start” to start the service;
    • Verify by attempting to repair the connection again.
  4. Fix a problem related to an IP address. If the repair process reports that it has been ‘Unable to obtain an IP address’, it is probable that more information can be obtained through the command line. Open a Command Prompt by going to Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt, then type ‘ipconfig /renew’ to attempt to obtain an IP address from the command line.
  5. Follow up the error messages that will likely appear. There is a high likelihood of an error message similar to the one below occurring, the remainder of the guide will focus on this error.
    • “An operation was performed on something that is not a socket”
  6. Fix the error message “An operation was performed on something that is not a socket.”: This is a Winsock corruption generally due to spyware. The fixes are:
    • A simple fix can be done with Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista (Start > Run > cmd > netsh winsock reset), then reboot your computer. If you do not have SP2, you can download a small program to reinstall Winsock: winsockfix.exe.

The field of computer networking and today’s Internet trace their beginnings back to the early 1960s, a time at which the telephone network was the world’s dominant communication network. The global Internet’s origin was the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) of the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969. Here are some of the highlights of the progression of computer networking within the last 35 years.

1974 – Ethernet is demonstrated by networking Xerox PARC’s new Alto computers.

1978 – The appearance of the first very small computers and their potential for communication via modem to dial up services.

1981 – Bill Joy incorporates the new TCP/IP suite into the next release of the UNIX operating system. The first “portable” computer is launched in the form of the Osborne, a 24 pound suitcase sized device.

1981 – The IBM PC is launched

1982 – TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol) is established as the standard for ARPANET.

1983 – ARPANET standardizes on the TCP/IP protocols adopted by the Department of Defense.

1986 – TCP/IP is available on workstations and PCs such as the newly introduced Compaq portable computer.

1987 – The number of network hosts breaks 10,000.

1989 – The number of hosts breaks 100,000.

1990 – ARPANET formally shuts down. Several search tools, such as ARCHIE, Gopher, and WAIS start to appear.

1991 – The NSFNET backbone upgrades to T3 (44 Mbps). A wide-area network developed under the auspices of the National Science Foundation. NSFnet replaced ARPANET as the main government network linking universities and research facilities.

1991- Tim Berners-Lee develops the World Wide Web. Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees its continued development. CERN also releases the first Web server.

1992 – The WWW bursts into the world and the growth of the Internet explodes.

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