Jaring Launch Broadband Service

As report in the Star today, Jaring launched nationwide broadband service for dial up subsciber.

Jaring has announced that it is now providing nationwide broadband Internet service.

Jaring said its dial-up subscribers can now switch over to a high-speed Internet broadband service and its MY015 Internet telephony system.

The broadband service gives consumers 1Mbps of speed (versus 56Kbps via dial-up), as well as cheaper voice calls via an Internet-based phone using the 015 prefix assigned to Jaring.

This is definitely good news to many users who has not been able to obtain Streamyx Broadband service for the last two years. I must say that the price offered by Jaring look extremely attractive, especially the Enterprise Package at RM 139.00 per month and come with a fixed IP.

Another advantage if of course the opportunity to use the 015 voice access that offer unlimited call at certain fixed rate.

The concern is of course the uptime and stability which is yet to be tested. TM Net streamyx has gone through that phase and is now extremely stable in my area.

Monthly Subscription Fee
MY015 Line
RM499 or RM25 x 24 months
Installation Charge
RM80(if required)
Registration Fee
RM75 (waived for existing JARING subscribers)
1 E-mail
& Dial-Up accounts
1 + 5 E-mail
& Dial-Up accounts
1 + 20 E-mail
& Dial-Up accounts
1 + 5 E-mail
& Dial-Up accounts
1 + 20 E-mail
& Dial-Up accounts
1 Dynamic IP
1 Dynamic IP
1 Dynamic/Static IP
1 Dynamic IP
1 Dynamic/Static IP

New qualifying format for Formula 1

New qualifying format will be introduced again in year 2006.

Under the new format, qualifying in 2006 will be held in three phases. The five slowest cars will drop out after the first 15 minutes, and five more will depart after the next 15. The remaining cars will compete in a 20-minute session for the top spots on the grid.

Tyre change will also be allowed in the race and this will definitely favour the Ferrari, surely.

Purina Puppycom Dog Obedience and Agility Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for the Purina Puppycom Dog Obedience and Agility Students were held at Taman Desa Community Park this afternoon. Certificate and CGG (Canine Good Citizen) Medal were presented to about 150 students graduated from recent training classes.

After the presentation ceremony, three doggie games were organized by Puppy.com.my and the games attracted active participation by the graduating students. The Longest Stay and the Fastest Recall were the first two games organized. The third games, Heel Free and Weave, a new games was won by a Chihuahua by the name of CO that beat many other bigger dogs in speed and time.

The weather was good and we manage the finish the ceremony by 6:00pm. Some of the pictures as as follow:-

Down Stay Competition
Down Stay Competition

Down stay
Down Stay Competition with added distraction

Recall competition
Fastest Recall Competition

Heel Free Winner
Winners of the Heel Free Competition

Winner of recall
Winners of Dog Fastest Recall Competition

Winner Recall
Winners of Longest Stay Competition

Gladys receiving her certificate and medal

Sei Weng receiving his certificate for passing the Novice Class

pui yee
Pui Yee receiving her certificate and medal

hew Sue Leng

Group of Dog Lovers posting for the camera


Evelyn Ang celebrating birthday with Shalom

Kenny Ho

Yap ST

Information on Puppycom Dog Obedience and Agility Training

Formula 1 – rules to change again

The 2005 season saw F1 impose one tyre rule and Ferrari and Bridgestone has not been able to find the right equation throughout the 19 races the defend their title. If not because the Michellin seven opt out of US GP, Ferrari would have been fourth this year in constructor title. Ferrari scored a maximum of 18 points in US GP and such score helped the pranching horse stay ahead of Toyota in constructor standing.

Come in 2006, the major change will be the reduction of engine capacity from the present 3.0 litre v10 to next year 2.4 litre V8. Such changes expected to reduce the Horse Power rating of the F1 car from the present of 950HP to about 700HP.

The engine capacity was reduced from 3.5 litres to 3.0 litres in 94/95 seasons after Aryton Senna’s fatal crash at Imola. The reduction at that time reduced the power of the F1 car to about 650HP at that time and with no restriction on engine development, the 3.0 litre V10 F1 car has increased the power output by more than 300HP over a period of 10 years.

Will Renault and Mc Laren be able to maintain their superiority against others in 2006, no one know. It will depend how well the F1 team can adapt to the changes. We hope that the change in engine size will let not top team like Ferrari to slip further down the grid :-).

Nicol David is British Open Champs for 2005

Nicol Davis the 2005 British Squash Open Champion, A first for Malaysia

Earlier Nicol David became the first Malaysian to win a British Open title, and the first Asian to win the women’s crown, when she beat Australia’s Natalie Grinham in the women’s final in straight games – also in 55 minutes.

The in-form world No3, seeded three and ranked two places higher than Grinham, had not beaten the Australian in their previous four meetings. The pair often train with each other in the Netherlands, where both are based.

Grinham was hoping to gain revenge for David’s earlier defeat of her older sister Rachael Grinham, the defending champion, in the previous round. The fourth seed led 7-5 in the second game and 6-0 in the third, but the pint-sized Malaysian piled on the pressure to claim her 9-6 9-7 9-6 win and her maiden British Open title.

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Puppycom A’Famosa Get Together Day

We were at A’Famosa again during the last weekend for our Puppycom A’Famosa Doggie Get Together Day 2005. Some 150 members took up a total of 20 Bungalows for the one night stay at the A’Famosa Resort with the friends, and most important of all, their K9 friends.

Upon arrival, all have great funs at The Cowboy Town and participated in some of the doggie games organized by the committee. Some of the pictures are as below:-

A'Famosa Puppycom K9 Day

Puppycom A'Famosa Doggie Get Together Day

The highlights of the trip was the AA session among close friends and K9 trainers which ended at almost 1pm.

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‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

While performing s search on Apple, I came across this interesting and motivating speech by Mr. Steve Job of Apple. Read on ….

Full Text of Speech by Steve Job of Apple

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I retuned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

All a dog needs is love and nail varnish

This year has seen an explosion of new pampering products for man’s furry friends, among the more unusual of which is a fragrance designed to neutralise the sexual scent of female dogs, a study said on Tuesday.

The products — mostly aimed at cats and dogs — also include weight loss supplements, sun screen and stress relief sprays, alongside cosmetics like nail polish and hair colour highlights, said the report by research group Mintel.

“For many pet owners, their animals are as loved and pampered as their own children, and deserve to be groomed and cared for with the best products,” said Mintel spokesperson David Jago.

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Apple steps up iPod ‘tax’ push

Apple Computer is stepping up its push to get iPod accessory makers to pay for the right to connect to the popular music player.

For some months, the company has been seeking royalties from accessory makers that want to display a “Made for iPod” logo on their products. The program, which one analyst has likened to an “iPod tax,” applies to devices that connect electrically to the player and not to cosmetic things like cases.

Now Apple has made the program a requirement for manufacturers who want their gadgets to plug into the “dock connector” at the bottom of the music player, Senior Vice President Phil Schiller confirmed to CNET News.com last week.

Full Article at News.com

Many accessories manufacturers make a lot of money out of Apple’s success in iPod and obviously Apple want to have some share of their profit.

Apple 4 GB iPod Nano Black Apple 20 GB iPod M9282LL/A

Pancreatic cancer

We were calling the hospital to make appointment for our annual medical checkup but was not able to get hold of the person we normally speak to. The call was passed to another person who subsequently told us that the nice lady we last spoke to in July 2005 has passed away due to Pancreatic Cancer. Only two months separate the time the cancer was detected and the time of her passing.

Performed a search on the Internet and summarized some of the important fact on Pancreatic Cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is most often a “silent killer,” with no symptoms appearing until the malignancy has become very advanced. Surgery at this point is often out of the question, and drug therapy has limited success because pancreatic cancer cells are notoriously resistant to even the most powerful chemotherapy.

Because it is often caught only in its more advanced stages, pancreatic cancer — the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the US — is rarely curable.

What causes it?
While little is known about the cause, the following factors may increase the risk of getting pancreatic cancer. They include exposure to cancer-causing agents; cigarette smoking; a high fat, low fiber diet; a diet high in foods containing food additives; and diabetes. Although the link has not been proven, people who work with petroleum and certain chemicals used in the dry cleaning industry should follow the safety guidelines for handling these chemicals.

The first symptoms are usually abdominal pain and weight loss. Other symptoms depend upon the location of the cancer. About 80% of pancreatic cancers occur in the “head” of the pancreas. This is the area closest to the common bile duct. Jaundice, which means the skin and whites of the eyes look yellow, occurs when the bile duct becomes obstructed. Other symptoms include mid-back pain, nausea and diarrhea, general weakness, itchy skin, light-colored bowel movements, and slow digestion of food.

A useful link

Will Kimi Raikkonen move to Ferrari

There has been quite a lot of talk on whether Kimi Raikkonen will move the Ferrari in the future. Kimi has made it clear that he will only go a winning team, a team that can perform and win races. Ferrari is not in that position currently and hence the move is obviously not likely.

Kimi and Michael Shumacher, both are good and talented driver but quite different is certain sense. Micheal move the Ferrari years back when the red pranching horse was still not a winning team. But Michael moved there with a group of talented people that finally built a winning Ferrari Team.

Wherever Kimi moves, he will have to move to an established team that has the capability to win. Michael, however, has more to offer. With his experience and relationship with many capable F1 veterans, he was able to help to build a winning Ferrari that won 5 Constructor Championship.

Loose drain cover spoiled Mc Laren quest for Constructor Title

Bad luck striked Montoya and Mc Laren again and this time Montoya hit a loose drain cover the retired from the race. That simply put a end to Mc Laren quest for Constructor Title barely half way through the race in Shanghai.

Mc Laren won 10 races to Renault’ 8 in 2005 and yet lost both driver and contructor title. Lack of reliability in the Mercedes engine was the main reason that cost Kimi Raikkonen the driver title. Bad luck played a great part in Mc Laren failure to clinch the Constructor Title. In the last 5 races of 2005, Montoya failed to finish three of them due to fault not of his.

Nothing much Mc Laren can do now except to try again in 2006. Rules will change again in year 2006 and whether Mc Laren will have the same advantage against others, we shall wait and see.

Nevertheless, 2005 is a good year for Mc Laren and their superb performance half way through 2005 bring much excitement back to F1, something we have been waiting for a long time.

The Science of Formula 1 Design: Expert Analysis of the Anatomy of the Modern Grand Prix Car Ferrari Formula 1: Under the Skin of the Championship-Winning F1-2000 Formula 1 Technical Analysis 2002/2003 Formula 1 Technology

Dog owners must kick the old habit and begin to pick up your dog’s poo

Every morning or evening, in most housing area or community park, you will normally see a log of dog owners walk their dogs and at the same time allow their dog defecate along the road or at the park and happily walk away. Effectively treat public area as their dog’s toilet. That currently is the norm in our society.

On the hand, if your dog poo and you take out a plastic bag from your pocket to clean up after your dog, some may appreciate what you did and generally all will treat it as an exception now.

In reality we are now in the 21st century, all dog owners must now make that exception as the norm and treat that norm as an exception. In our bid to promote Responsible Dog Ownership via various events and Dog Obedience Training, we have been promoting that as a start. We are glad that many dog owners now carry plastic bags with them so that they can use that pick up their dog poo. Unfortunately, even with regular reminders, there are still quite a number of dog owners who visited events such as RDO Day simply let their dog poo and walk away, we wonder when will learn to be more responsible and start to clean up after their dog.

Recently, we at www.Puppy.com.my organized our 2nd annual trip to A’Famosa for a one night stay at the resort. Those who participated are allowed to take along their dogs and stayed at the bungalow resort. We have been stressing to dog owners on the need to ensure hygiene and clean after their dog at the A’Famosa Resort and yet we are sad to see some owners still happily let their dog defecate without picking up the poo.

We all know that old habit die hard and we will keep on promoting that and hopefully, thing will continue to change for the better in time to come.

Don’t Leave Leavings
Always carry a plastic “baggy” or two with you when you walk your dog to pick up any waste it leaves behind, then dispose of the waste properly. Failure to clean up after your dog is disrespectful to your neighbors.

Koi Kichi and Koi2Kichi

Many years after Peter Waddington of Infiltration written the popular Koi Kichi, the second Koi2Kichi was launched.

Koi Kichi

Koi2Kichi come in two books instead of one and total package offered consist of the following:-

  • Book 1 – The Path to Understanding
  • Book 2 – The Path to Yamakoshi
  • Village & Breeders Tour Maps
  • Yamakoshi Nishikigoi Map
  • DVD of the tours (complete with an outtake segment that is priceless!)

Brief description of the two books are:-

The First Book – The Path to Understanding – from Mistake to Mystique
Deals with every aspect of Koi. From a detailed work about how Koi and the Koi industry emerged, water, an incredibly detailed segment on state of the art pond design, to health aspects, Koi shows and The Definitive Work on Tategoi. This aspect especially has been laboured over by Peter for years – the understanding of a lifetime in Koi.


The Second Book – The Path to Yamakoshi – the Highways and the Byways
Takes us on four basic journeys through the mountains of Yamakoshi. Starting from Nagaoka/Ojiya it takes an the reader on an incredible journey through the legendary villages of Niigata and visits literally hundreds of the leading breeders. It not only shows you where they are and how to find them, it actually takes you there! It reveals incredible details about many of the world leading breeders.

Koi Kichi is one of the best Koi Book that I have read. The book is interesting to read and extremely informative. It is that book that lead me to build my first Trickle Tower and later learnt that slow flow rate of water through the Trickle Tower offer the best efficiency in nitrate removal from pond water.

Koi2Kichi will definitely be a good buy for koi lovers.

Read more at Koi Kichi

Koi Kichi Koi: Living Jewels of the Orient Koi Appreciation: The First Step