Sunday, June 17, 2012

INVEST Fair Malaysia 2012 and Expo 2012

There are 2 investment events happened at the same time in KL Convention Centre and ended today, namely the INVEST Fair Malaysia 2012 at Hall 1 and Expo 2012 at Hall 4-5.

The INVEST Fair this year is really quiet, not much visitors. The number of booth is about the same like last year, not too many too. A lot of seats at the talk were untaken.

The Expo also doesn't have much crowd. Majority of the booths are exhibiting high-density high-rise residential buildings. You will be surprised that quite a few developers are aggressively having big projects in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. It seems that the property development in Klang Valley continues to be heated up at the south, encompassing Puchong, Seri Kembangan, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Bangi, etc.

This should be good for construction and development support companies such as Pintaras Jaya (PTARAS, 9598) and Favelle Favco (FAVCO, 7229) as the projects around Klang Valley still heating up.

There are also exhibitors selling overseas projects in Europe, China, North America, etc.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Use Notepad to open any text file in Windows 7 right click

Notepad is a lightweight and handy text editor that comes with Windows operating system.

There is a trick in Windows that can let you right click on any text document and instantly open it with Notepad for reading or editing.

What you need to do is just to include a shortcut of Notepad into your "Send to" menu.

Below is the steps to do it for Windows 7:

Step 1: Open Windows > Run... or alternatively press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard.

Step 2: Key in "shell:sendto" and press the OK button. This will open Explorer and bring you right into your SendTo folder. The content in this folder are the items that will appear in your "Send to" menu whenever you right click on any file or folder. (If you are using Windows XP, then key in "sendto" only and press the OK button.)

Step 3: In this SendTo folder, create a new shortcut to "%windir%\system32\notepad.exe". That's all you need to do.

Now, right click on any text file, go inside the "Send to" menu and open the file with Notepad. Pretty handy isn't it?

You can use this trick to easily open files such as README, *.log, *.ini, *.nfo, ...

Note that you can actually use Notepad to open any file, but if the file is not in text format, you probably just able to see chunk of codes only.

Also note that this trick is applicable for the user currently using the Windows 7 only. If you have multiple users in the system, then the other users need to repeat the same steps above for their own Windows account.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

World IPv6 launched today (6 June 2012)

Today (6 June 2012) is the world launching day for IPv6.

To recap, I wrote about the exhaustion of IPv4 last year. The address space used by the current version of the Internet protocol, IPv4, has already run out. Without action, we risk increased costs and limited functionality online for Internet users everywhere, in addition to curtailing the Internet’s growth of a platform for innovation and economic development. The only long-term solution to this problem is adoption of IPv6, which provides a practically unlimited number of addresses.

Now, major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are finally coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by today (6 June 2012).

This marks the largest industry commitment to and deployment of IPv6 in the history of the Internet, with the ultimate aim to eventually replace the current IPv4.

Well, due to its vast usage and long time existance, IPv4 won't be replaced within a few years, and will co-exist with the new IPv6 for a lengthy transition period.

Meanwhile, for end users like you and me, whether it is IPv4 or IPv6 should be pretty transparent to us, as we are more adopted to the more human-readable domain names translated from the IP addresses.

Hint: Click on the "Older Posts" link to continue reading, or click here for a listing of all my past 3 months articles.