Archive for February, 2009

服务一生,战斗一世 —— 悼念沈老先生

Date Wednesday, 11 February 2009  Posted in Category News  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »
沈老先生

沈老先生

2009年2月5日,星期四晚9时15分,备受华人社会敬重的华教元老、社会活动家、林连玉基金首任主席沈慕羽在马六甲住家与世长辞,享年97。他的离世 无疑是马来西亚华人社会的一大损失,他一生秉持服务一生,战斗一世的精神可以说是林连玉精神之后,留给华人社会最宝贵的精神遗产。

沈慕羽先生原籍福建晋江,1913年7月20日诞生于马六甲,为国家、民族三系于狱。抗战时为中国国民党党员,领导抗日,为民先锋。沦陷后,被系于狱,历尽苦刑。沈慕羽先生战后活跃于政坛,为马华公会青年团(马青)创始人,任马青副总团长职。后因争取母语为官方语文,遭马华公会开除党籍。1971年为鼓吹华人大团结,涉嫌触犯煽动法令,诉讼两年始平反。1987年,为反对不谙华文教师担任华校高职,失去自由两年。他致力于母语教育之争取,数十年如一日,未尝稍懈。沈慕羽先生是全国华校教师会总会(教总)、全国华校教师职工会、马六甲华校教师会等多个重要华教团体的创组人及主席,并任教总主席近30年,与马来西亚华文教育共甘苦、共存亡、共进退。

沈慕羽先生于1956年荣膺甲华人参事局议员,嗣又受英女皇封赐JP太平局绅勋衔。1959年劳膺最高元首封赐JMN荣衔,为教育界膺此衔之第一人。1997年荣膺台湾行政院文化奖,为第一位海外华人荣获此奖者。2006年获民间热心人士建馆纪念,亦为华教界第一人。沈先生于1999年受封DMSM勋衔并荣膺林连玉精神奖。2007年荣获大马佛教大学和美国高登大学颁发的名誉博士。

1985 年林连玉先生逝世后,华人社会共同筹组了“林连玉基金委员会”,其目的在推广和发扬林连玉精神。1996年正式获得注册,易名“林连玉基金”,多年来,林连玉基金在稳定中成长,活动也开始多元化。近几年,林连玉基金也以促进公民社会为组织的奋斗方向,积极参与国家民主斗争和族群权益争取的运动,逐渐成为一股不可忽视的非政府组织团体。林连玉基金能够稳步迈进,组织刚成立的前十年是个极为关键的时期,这十年恰好是沈慕羽先生担任主席的时期。在沈先生领导下,确立了林连玉基金的传统,这十年间的常年活动,如华教节追悼与公祭仪式、林连玉精神奖颁奖礼、林连玉讲座和林连玉论坛,已成为我国华人社会主要文教活动项目之一。

哲人日已远,典型在夙夕,沈慕羽先生虽然已经撒手人寰,离我们而去,但他的音容笑貌永远萦绕我们身边;他对国家和民族所作出的努力和付出的血汗,直至临终前对华社华教的殷切关怀和坚定意志,永远铭记在吾人心中;他的精神也将成为我们继续往前奋斗努力的指引和明灯。

一片丹心獻華教,浩氣長存天地間,沈老先生,您安息吧!

Why Netherlands’ Web Hosting?

Date Thursday, 5 February 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting, General  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »

If you have experience or have some knowledge in web hosting industry, you might heard about hosting the website or web server in Europe.

Some companies hosted their dedicated server in Europe, mostly in Netherlands- a founding member of the European Union. Netherlands is known as a very tolerant country, laws that might restrict affect your website in other countries may not apply if your site is hosted from the Netherlands, because Netherlands has liberal Internet laws and privacy policies.

In addition, the Netherlands’ capital- Amsterdam is a city with multiple web hosting companies, as well as a secure electricity supply and good Internet connectivity. Good deal of web hosting packages are available because of competitive market.

You might wonder who would wants to host the website in Netherlands, website in these categories will do:
- Gambling (online casino)
- Adult content (Pornography)
- Illegal activities (in other countries) such as foot ball betting
- Software (cracked software, hacker website)
- Web hosting (storage, web space)
- Forum/Community (government’s opposition or website banned by the government)

The state above is based on my personal experience and research, not all website hosted in Netherlands are fall in those categories. To know a website is whether hosted in Netherlands, we can check the Host Name Whois database or lookup the IP address.

Do you know some web hosting companies have expended its web hosting facilities to the Netherlands? Because there’s a market demand such as adult content hosting. Although Malaysia laws restricted Web hosting companies within the country offers adult content hosting service, but in the new era of globalisation, Malaysians are still able to host ‘anything’ outside the country. Those can supply the demand, will have the opportunities to share the rest of the cake.

P/S: If you are looking for web hosting companies/providers from the Netherlands, there is a popular hosting forum in Netherlands – www.webhostingtalk.nl. Most of the Dutch web hosts are there. You can also search in www.Google.nl on keywords that would bring the result you need.

Bypass ScanSafe Web Filter for Megaupload.com Download is Possible

Date Tuesday, 3 February 2009  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

If Megaupload.com is being blocked by ScanSafe web filter, you can actually bypassing it as long as you have the final link (actual file URL).

Megaupload.com file query URL:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=*********

The final link (actual file URL):
http://www**[file server]**.megaupload.com/files/**[temporary permission code]**/filename

The [file server] is where the Megaupload stores files and each file server has an IP address. ScanSafe blocks website by hostname (domain name ie. www.megaupload.com) but not the IP address, so you can resolved the file server name (ie. www123.megaupload.com) by using the free online Host/Domain Name Convertor tool (http://www.hcidata.info/host2ip.cgi or http://domaintoip.com/ip.php) to get the actual server IP address (ie. www665.megaupload.com -> 174.140.129.70).

The [temporary permission code] is the code that granted by Megaupload.com for download (few hours session).

To start download, you just need to change the file server name into IP address. For example:

http://174.140.129.70/files/1234567890/filename

However, you must have the final link (actual file URL) to work with this method.